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Kayla Phillips
United States
Current Residence: Colorado
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Techno, J-Rock/Pop,
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: None
Shell of choice: SSH
Wallpaper of choice: Axel and Roxas
Personal Quote: "Make me!"
Ok so I know what cosplay is but I got a message from someone that made me kinda upset to say the least and in the heat of a rebuttal I ended up writing this nice long speech thing:

While I appreciate your opinion I don't understand what I am doing wrong.  I studied this particular costume for many hours (as I do all of my other works) and I feel I have everything as accurately as my power will permit me.  The hat, the shoes, the shirt, the necklace, the keychain, and even the eye color are present and as precise as this world will allow me.  Yes I will admit that my arms may not as muscular as others due to the lack of testosterone running though my female body, but besides that I cannot SEE anything wrong with me.  
As cosplayers we are encouraged to interpret that which exists in a different world and it is not far to say that someone cannot play a character because of something such as gender or race.  I have seen very good cosplayers and I have seen some not so good cosplayers.  Among the good ones there are women playing men, men playing women, and people with darker skin playing white skinned people, as well as white skinned people playing darker skinned people.  I would have to say that there are a rare few cosplayers that have the exactly body shape and facial structure that is required to play any character.  
The characters and creatures that we choose to dress up as are made up through people's imaginations where gender is defined by how the creator wants their characters to be portrayed.  In the real world our sex is defined as male or female but our gender can be defined as how we want to be portrayed.  I think that criticizing someone by what they were born with is unfair and has always been a form of repression.  Cosplay is a way for us to find freedom from the real world and be someone that we cannot be in this life.  We can be heroes or villains, demons or angles, robots, goddesses, animals, vampires, zombies, and of all of these we can be either male or female.
Again I appreciate your opinion but next time you want to pass judgment on my costume please help me by telling me there is something wrong with my hat or my shoes don't look quiet right and leave my sex out of this.  Cosplay is an art and art is an interpretation which can be neither right nor wrong.  As far as I am concerned I am doing it right and I will continue to do it my way.

That is the gist of it and I just wanted to get it posted here cuz, well, I dunno I guess I didn't want to loose it...
  • Listening to: AFI
  • Reading: "Ethos" papers
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Coke

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Cid-the-Stampede Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I was going to make some snide remark about spamming you because I was so excited you posted all those pictures.... And then dA cut me off because it really thought my comments were legit spam.... I just wanted you to know I :heart: you and your costumes and playing with you in your costumes, so there! :P
NeverKnowsBest10 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Well I appreciate your "spam" because you say nice things and make my day :D That is funny that DA did that.
Cid-the-Stampede Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha It actually makes my day, too, interacting with people who I love and all that. ;)
Cid-the-Stampede Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave, wifey!! :D
bloodbank-bowie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
ZOMG! I found a Poupou Guardian on DA!
NeverKnowsBest10 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
I have not been on DA in forever so this is probably way past due but HI!!!! <3
kosuke081 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Ugh. Ran into another jerk that thinks we shouldn't cosplay guys. I sent them a link to your post. Love you.
NeverKnowsBest10 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Cool! Glad to hear but sorry you have to deal with a jerk.
OrganicPancakes Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student General Artist
hey, guess what.. :D I tagged you in a taggy thingy in my journal :iconcbfaceplz: :iconnoobplz: <---- me xD
NeverKnowsBest10 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
oh yeah XD cool i am gonna go read it!!!
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