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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Glomping Ruins Costumes.... but Do People Get Hurt Too?


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I was just searching the forums for "Sesshomaru" info, and came back with lots of various posts and comments that made me cringe. I am seeing the same comments being said over and over again, by every single CosPlayer who has done Sesshomaru, which basically boils down to this:

    They walk through the door, get mobbed (or rather tackled the way some of them are putting it!) by fangirls, who with in seconds ruin the entire costume.

YIKES!

At first I started worrying about my costume getting damaged, because, this thing is setting me back a couple of thousand dollars, and I'd really hate for it to get ruined. It took me 3 months just to locate the antique silk I'm using to make the kosode.

Than I started to thinking, the one I'm making, is not only very expensive, but it's more or less historically accurate: real silk, real embroidery, real fur, and.... real armor, with real metal spikes, which, I'm not to concerned that a fan girl could damage my armor, but it occurred to me, that if what these posters are saying is true, than if a crazed fangirl made a mad dash to hug me, she really could end up with a punctured lung... literally.

That sudden thought worries me, and got me to wondering, has anyone here ever gotten hurt, from glomping someone or being glomped by someone? or ever seen someone else get hurt?

Is there some way to keep people from glomping you?



What's your take on this? I'd love to hear what you have to say about this post. Leave a comment and share your views!



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