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6-12-2010 @ 2:44PM
As a random sidenote, I kind of hate it when women decide to cosplay as elves and the extent of the effort of their costume is to buy some slinky clothes and slap ears on themselves and call it a day. I appreciate it way more when people actually put some effort into it and recreate costumes that can actually be found in-game, as opposed to say, these young ladies who decided to raid a Hot Topic for their gear drops.
6-12-2010 @ 4:42PM
This. And as hormone drivin 18 year old guy who enjoys sports and fast cars, I think im am well withen in the demagraphic that should enjoy this. So that means maybe all you awesome ladys out there should go with about 70% more clothing and an equal part more creativity. Your awesome for being there, really, you don't need to sell bod when what you got in your head (dps charts and personality) is twice as appeling to us.
6-12-2010 @ 4:28PM
I'm going to defend the people you guys are thrashing here. Point-by-Point:1. Not everyone is a pro costume maker. I would imagine that the girls in the above picture at least took SOME valuable time out of their life to put something together. I mean they have weapons, right? It's not like they put on lingerie and some elf ears.2. Blizzcon is in California. I don't know where you guys are from, but in SoCal, it is a social norm for women to show skin, and a lot of it. Maybe a skimpy outfit wouldn't fly as much in, say, Toronto, but this is Southern California. The outfits above show skin, but they are not trashy or distasteful.3. Would you be more accepting if they just threw on jeans and a t-shirt? I feel that putting people down because of what you perceive as their lack of effort is very unfair and can even be hurtful. What if they took some time to make those weapons they are holding?4. Compare the top picture to the lower picture. You have a sea of mostly guys wearing t-shirts. Why is there no aggro or anger over their lack of effort?TBH, I feel that hating on people for their clothing and costume choices is extremely shallow and closed-minded. Not everyone is going to make a 10-foot Kel-Thuzad costume or a 2-ton Mistress of Pain setup. Heck, most people aren't even going to go in costume. Just enjoy the people for who they are, having hatred or anger towards people for that might mean that you close yourself off to some people who might be really cool and fun.
6-12-2010 @ 4:53PM
Not to mention, have you SEEN some of the in-game female armor? It's not that far off base.I recently took a screenshot of my level belf 63 warlock wearing leggings, what amounted to underwear, and a vest that was open from the neck to the waist.Their clothes might actually be MORE conservative.
6-12-2010 @ 4:55PM
level 63 belf is what that should say.
6-13-2010 @ 1:21AM
@PyromelterWtf do you think Toronto is? Mormon country? "Maybe a skimpy outfit wouldn't fly as much in, say, Toronto [...]". Seriously, wtf...
6-12-2010 @ 8:14PM
@ shotiechanif you're gonna flame other peoples lack of effort into a costume. lets see yours.....ya. thats what i thought.
6-12-2010 @ 9:28PM
@Pyromelter - I just think it's silly to look at a pair of girls who obviously spent one afternoon at most on their outfits and expect people to cheer for them as if they did something special. That sea of guys wearing t-shirts doesn't raise ire because they've decided to not get dressed up, which is fine. The issue isn't that the girls decided to dress up, it's that their minimal effort basically presents them as having more interest in getting attention for having cute bodies than actually wanting to share a costume they spent time putting together. THAT is annoying, THAT is tacky and whether or not it's the truth THAT is what they are representative of. Love everyone and be nice regardless of everything is a lovely thought, but in the real world how you choose to present yourself is what all first impressions of you will be based on.@Ambermist - Any woman who wants to dress scantily is welcome to, but there is a wealth of non-skimpy female armor options in the game for those who would prefer the focus to be on the costume instead of their figure. Dressing up in a skimpy costume is a choice, not a forced situation.
6-12-2010 @ 11:43PM
@Michael I heard Canada is cold in October.
6-13-2010 @ 1:14AM
@portals - this may shock you, but we actually have summer in Canada. We don't wear parkas 365 days a year. We don't live in igloos, either. I know, shocker, right?
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