The creepers of fanexpo.

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#1 Attyca on 10 years ago

Ok, so we all know anime north is wonderful, everyone is so nice and happy and carefree.

...But I find at fanexpo...the ratio of creepers to nice people...not good.
So many sketchy boys harrassing girls yadda yadda.

The worst I encountered was a guy...wanted a picture with my friend and I...so we stood on either side and what does he do? Hovers his hands over our faces to block them out.
wtf. rude.

I don't think I'll be cosplaying a female character there again.

Anyone else have this sort of problem at CN?

#2 Raith on 10 years ago

Man that is rude, did you walk away before he could take the picture? Shoulda broke his arm!!! But then you'd get kicked out...

#3 Koi on 10 years ago

Yes, I had a in depth discussion about this just a few hours ago :P.

My cosplay partner actually turned around and reprimanded a guy working at a booth for looking up two girls skirts as they walked by. Apparently another friend of mine noticed someone lying on the floor, taking pictures, presumably also up girls skirts.
Don't get me wrong, I've witness this same kind of thing at Anime North as well. Stories of guys in there late 20s picking up teenaged girls at the anime dance, and friends who have been encountered by complete creeps, but it does seem that there are.. a significant amount of them at FanEx.. I really couldn't explain why.

#4 Eurobeat King on 10 years ago

Whoa.. I didn't attend the con, but just reading that, i have to say I've never heard of anyone being so disrespectful to cosplayers after you were nice enough to pose with the loser. :untrust:

Not even the huge amount of fanboys & creepers at San Diego Comic Con do that when they pose with female cosplayers..

#5 Feint on 10 years ago

I've had a few people talk to me and give off the "creep" vibe .... but as far as I know there wern't any up-skirt shots and stuff taken of me.

I think it is the range of people who actueally go to FanEx, I mean besides the anime fans you have people from all genres and I find anime fans are more open and friendly, giving free pocky and hugs than some of the fans from other genres ... not that this is true for all people, just my experience :D

#6 Chibi Lenne on 10 years ago

[QUOTE=Eurobeat King;2598070]Whoa.. I didn't attend the con, but just reading that, i have to say I've never heard of anyone being so disrespectful to cosplayers after you were nice enough to pose with the loser. :untrust:

Not even the huge amount of fanboys & creepers at San Diego Comic Con do that when they pose with female cosplayers..[/QUOTE]

Oh I don`t know about that...I was out at SDCC this year and I had a few guys asking me to bend a bit further over for photos when I was wearing a rather low cut top. At that point I just walk away though *shakes head*


And I did notice this, this year a little bit more than normal. After masquerade there were a few guys hanging around the escalators trying to get upskirt photos

#7 Attyca on 10 years ago

I have no idea if the guy got the shot, but i would have looked like i was about to rip his soul out if he did.

I definitely agree that it's the range of people, but jesus...have a little bit of respect please.

I'm sure they would try to argue that, "if you don't want to have people treat you like that, don't wear what you do," but...cosplay is all in good fun, and anime characters happen to often be skankily clad.

grr

#8 Trowa Al on 10 years ago

[QUOTE=Attyca;2598104]I have no idea if the guy got the shot, but i would have looked like i was about to rip his soul out if he did.

I definitely agree that it's the range of people, but jesus...have a little bit of respect please.

I'm sure they would try to argue that, "if you don't want to have people treat you like that, don't wear what you do," but...cosplay is all in good fun, and anime characters happen to often be skankily clad.

grr[/QUOTE]

Could you have asked the person who was taking the picture to delete it? If you don't like what the guy who was posing with you did, you can go up to the photographer and say "can i see the pic?" "now, can you delete it please?" photographers should be polite and delete pictures if cosplayers don't like how they turn out right then & there.

#9 Captain Scarlet on 10 years ago

yeah I agree I for sure got the creep vibe this week end, more than anytime

#10 Eurobeat King on 10 years ago

[QUOTE=Chibi Lenne;2598085]Oh I don`t know about that...I was out at SDCC this year and I had a few guys asking me to bend a bit further over for photos when I was wearing a rather low cut top. At that point I just walk away though *shakes head*


And I did notice this, this year a little bit more than normal. After masquerade there were a few guys hanging around the escalators trying to get upskirt photos[/QUOTE]

Sorry i missed you at SDCC, btw. :( But yeah, guys taking upskirt-shots or just getting pictures of girls' chests are common at cons, but I meant, I've never heard of [i]someone taking a picture with a cosplayer and then holding their hands up to block the cosplayers' faces.[/i] That's just truly immature, to have both guys pose like that and take the picture..

#11 harusame on 10 years ago

Wow, upskirt shots, that's horrible o.o. Like the epitomy of Japanese creeper perversion. But again, don't judge all guys by the actions of a couple, I try to be mindful of cosplayers as much as possible. As for any problems personally, I'm a guy cosplayer and wouldn't mind much either way being harrassed -_-, but none of my female friends seemed to have any problems either (tho, i've heard of 20 somethings hooking up with really young girls and the harrassment at dances and whatnot).

#12 RosyGray on 10 years ago

Wow, I'm really glad someone made this thread. I left early because I couldn't handle all the vulgar comments. I was wearing a Nurse Joy outfit and I am not a beginner to scanty costumes nor am I one to take it personally but for the first time in my life I felt absolutely and totally degraded and defeated. I was even with my boyfriend holding his hand and I was STILL harrassed to no end.

I had grown men pulling me behind escalators and holding me to their bodies while I was pushing to get away, whispering disgusting things in my ear. I caught two other guys physically putting their camera right up my skirt behind me on the escalator and I told them off and made them look like idiots in front of hundreds of people. And so the list goes on and on. In fact, I even had a security guard pull me aside and offer to take me to a bar knowing that I was only 18 years of age.

I think that because of the huge fan base Fan Expo attracts, you get way more people than Anime North and the smaller anime cons do. Sadly the masses seem to feed off eachothers perverted hunger and needless to say, I will not be attending Fan Expo again. I have had enough of it becoming increasingly debased by people who can't keep it in their pants for one weekend.

Yes, I understand that my outfit may have been "asking for it" and I was expecting some unwanted attention but this was absolutely ridiculous and the amount of work I put into my cosplay went completely unappreciated simply because I have female anatomy. I feel terrible for any girl who had to go through this like I did and I'm just glad that it didn't turn out worse than it was. );

#13 Gawl on 10 years ago

dunno if this counts as creepy or not but some random dude in the dealers room walked up behind my friend and did some creepy thing where it looked like he was humping her<dunno> him and his friends laughed and ran away.. if they hadnt i would have beat the crap out of that guy

#14 djaxle on 10 years ago

Yeah, I noticed a few creepy looking guys (and I'm a guy myself). I just made sure that they was I had an airsoft P90 on me, even though it was not loaded, it did the trick.

#15 nyokun on 10 years ago

I didn't, personally, have to deal with creepers myself (what with me wearing a mascot-style costume) but I would like vent about something (if this is the wrong area to do so, I'd be happy to move the post)

On saturday, I was doing a test run with my Cait Sith costume. For the most part, people were okay. They asked for pictures and hugs, no problem. However, there was this one group of male cosplayers (from my limited vision I could see an Advent Children Cloud and a Kakashi) and they swarmed me for a few pictures. Fine no problem. However, one in their group was hitting me in the stomach (padding or not, you don't do that to someone, that's rude) and the AC Cloud decided to play "now you see me, now you don't" with my limited vision. I had politely asked them to stop doing that, but apparently the AC Cloud decided to be a jerk about it and continue until I tried to take a swing at him. Luckily, for him, the gloves on my costume were to heavy to swing or he may have been knocked down.

Next time I see someone behaving that way, I'm not going to swing, I'm going to fall on them.