When I got passes for Star Wars Celebration, I was a bit apprehensive about cosplaying at all.
I remember this story Kevin Smith told about the time when some kid went up to him and asked to take a picture. He later found out that the kid thought (or joked) that he thought that he was the X-Wing Pilot Porkins.
“What have I gotten myself into?!” I asked myself. I know the modern cosplay community is very accepting and tolerant. Hell, there’s even a lot of “Cosplay is not consent” placards at Star War Celebration (though people do tend to forget it is a reminder about ALL harassment, not just creepy advances). I heard that story, and I hear about these Star Wars cosplayer groups being very “Accurate-minded,” some even inspect and accept or deny club memberships based on such factors. Continue reading