Why Bad Cosplay Is Best
Imagination is the province of the flawed
I am presenting a photo set courtesy of Konnichi Wa!, a site dedicated to the very worst cosplay photos ever snapped off at conventions, back yards and nerd dens everywhere. I love the content, but I have mixed feelings about the trolling vibe about the site. While the costumes are usually pretty bad, I mean really bad, the biggest reason why it’s so funny is well, these are all nerds. Nerds are usually pretty out of shape, and not really so attractive. Anime & super heroes are always personifications of perfection. Heroes are always drawn to be smoking hot, usually for and by people who are not.
Cosplay isn’t for the beautiful people, mainly because they don’t need fantasy worlds where they imagine they are strong, sexy, powerful and always get the girl. They are the beautiful people, they are already strong, sexy, powerful and get the girl. When I see a smoking hot model in a skin tight Poison Ivy costume, I seriously question her nerd credentials. Nerds are the purest source of imagination. I’m talking REAL, drinking 6 liters of Mountain Dew a night while gaming and then jerking off to henti nerds, not ironic faux hipster fake glasses and fixed gear take to the streets of Williamsburg nerds. While the beautiful people are out being boring because they don’t have to be interesting, the nerds are at home creating the cool shit.
I say the true nerd deserves a place like a fantasy convention where he/she/it can be themselves, rolls of fat, acne and all. So enjoy these photos, but don’t judge too much, looking through their eyes is probably more interesting than looking through yours.
Check out the photos below and then check out even more sickness on there site.
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