This is a huge concern to my cosplayer friends, every once in a while i receive
an email from someone either saying they were bullied online for cosplay or that
they are afraid to get into the hobby for that exact reason.
No matter who you are, as a cosplayer, you
probably came across very mean people who said some very hurtful things to you.
Either because of your costume quality, your looks or it could be about various
My advice to you is, first of all to NOT take it personally, these people are
projecting, and second, to ignore it completely, the absolute worst thing you can do is
engage the individuals in question.
They do not care that you love the character and are just
trying to honor them, they will never understand the meaning of
Cosplay, do not argue with them, the best thing to do, is just to not pay
The minute you engage, they've won, it's what
they want, to get a reaction out of you, so do not give them what they want. Someone once said to me, sharing pictures on in the internet is like sharing
your work on the bathroom wall, and it is very much like that.
If you want
to spare yourself the headache, you have to protect yourself by doing the
Send your Tomb Raider pictures to this website,
we do not have
comments on the galleries so no one will be able to say anything about your
pictures good or bad.
Join our forums and Facebook group if you
long to discuss your outfits and ideas, community is the most important
thing and you will find a lot of likeminded
people who will support you.
If you're not a Tomb Raider cosplayer, put your work anywhere where you know there
will be someone reliable monitoring the comments.
I'm not asking you to hide and just be
ashamed of your pictures, I'm suggesting you to choose the people you hang
With all this said, do not forget that there are
good people around who love to see your pictures, and most of the time they join
our communities and enjoy our cosplayers' work and support it...