“There is a growing chorus of frustration in the geek community with - and there’s no other way to put this - pretty girls pretending to be geeks for attention.”
I’m not sure whether or not mine and my sisters photo in this article applies to me as a “6-9er” as the author puts it, or whether I should be flattered that he’s saying ” female geeks are pretty girls” and using my photo as reference.
Either way, even though the article is poorly written (simply because it seems to be out of rage) I will agree the attendance of models pretending to be nerds is annoying, as much as it is to see a cosplayer who spends time creating or paying to make a costume solely for the purpose of making nerd boys drool. It’s sad to see a community that has been dumbed down like that. But hey, it’s business. Carl’s used hot girls to sell burgers, comic and gaming companies can use girls to sell both. And I hold the utmost respect for cosplayers like Kamui, who bring together the passion for video games and working as a professional model in the industry. But I do recognize the fakes out there, and yes, they are annoying.
But I digress, I have never choosen a cosplay simply out of skin level and sex appeal. If I choose a character, it’s going to be out of my love for them as well as the fun and passion I have when building a costume. It’s genuine and I have an absolute love for it. If the author WAS trying to presume I’m in this “6-9” box he’s some how created, he’d be sorely mistaken and probably baffled at the knowledge I have for the characters I cosplay.
Either way, it’s another interesting topic building in the cosplay and convention scene. And I’m always here to be an advocate and support the idea of cosplaying for fun and interest whenever the opportunity arises!
if you’re a a female geek make sure you’re not pretty otherwise other geeks will smell your fear and realize you are fake and eat you that is what real geeks do it’s like how some caterpillars make themselves look like snakes to protect themselves. we just have to disguise as ugly people only then can we truly be accepted.
god forbid attractive females have nerdy interests and god forbid they have interest in things OTHER than geek culture because obviously that means they aren’t TRUE GEEKS because don’t you know? there is a certain level, a standard, of geekiness that you must reach before you are allowed to dress up in a skin-baring costume. If you are an attractive female and have any interests that fall outside of “geek culture” and you go to cons, that means all you want is for men to give you attention!
that’s not what they’re saying tho omfg. They’re disliking the girls who DON’T have nerdy interests and do boring simple “”“sexy”“” cosplays
not disliking girls with an interest in the hobby AND do sexy cosplays
just the ones who do sexy because sexy and not interest