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I Don't fucking get Lemongrab. There I said it. I Also made the damn costume and I wore it and I don't get it. Dragon Con made me come to this conclusion when I saw all the reactions it got and it confuses me. To give it a bit more context I wore Lemongrab last year at DC13 and got a good reaction (my BMo Noire got alot more love), but I wore it this year and holy shit. The screams of both myself and the people still echo in my head. Granted I did make a new head and made my friend wear the old head to be Lemonwhite, but in no ways did I anticipate people approaching me and saying it's the best thing they seen all weekend (really?) or their favorite photo they got had us in it (oh come the fuck on!). It confuses and scares me.
Also we did achieve the ultimate compliment, FREE BOOZE! I Always thought in the realm of cosplay the only way to get free drinks is if you're attractive, female and....well, not even in the world of cosplay, in the world of life. Somehow wearing a lemon on our heads made people quick to offer us whatever alcohol they had. The fact I was the more belligerent of the two also made people believe I was a raging alcoholic as well (yay?). Then again I don't know if we somehow found the perfect costume or something because we also got the compliment we were one of the few things guys would take pictures of that aren't attractive girls. It is also when they say this I mashed my chest together as hard as I could to give the illusion of boobs, to which they got super disturbed.
I'm not complaining mind you. I Mean I got the best reaction ever when the cosplayer BelleChere was posing all sexy and fierce like as Ivy from SoulCalibur and saw the giant mass of yellow head approach and she broke character in the photo because I suddenly saw her eyes light up like a goddamn Christmas tree and not in horror or disgust or "WTF?! IS THAT?! KILL IT WITH ALL THE FIRE!" but actual joy. It's an awesome reaction, mostly because she seems to know what the fuck she's doing. Her cosplay and knowing patterns and shit, fantastic! Me, I literally feel like I'm robbing a liquor store with lemons glued to my hands and no way to hold a bag to even carry the cash. Hell, the reaction I have come to expect is the one I believe Yaya gave me over a year ago at Dragon Con 2013, when she gave me the "WTF ARE YOU?!" look. Which I returned the favor to her as well (didn't work out as well for me). Also I think I literally just named all the "professional" cosplayers I know. Ignorance and my will to dehydrate and kill myself will forever be one of my strong points in cosplaying I like to believe.
If anything this kinda does conclude that cosplay, I still have no fucking idea what I'm doing. Though also because of this STUPID found attention I'm now slightly contemplating not retiring Lemongrab because of pure ego and stupidity.
So anyways next year the plan to get me killed or dying of dehydration includes...
-Robo Scratchy (from Itchy and Scratchy Land episode of Simpsons) -Bender (because I should learn how to say no to friends, but sadly they know how to reason with me) -Lumpy Space Princess (tired of seeing human versions, time to show people what a lack of awareness in life and death can do!) -Banana Guard (simply because me and friends want to do a large group of them) -Upgraded Bunch of Baby Ducks (because Regular Show is awesome and cosplay for that show is scarce)
I Don't know, may do more, I'm sure SOMEONE will remind me what else I need to do since I lack the will to say it's a bad idea unless a million people have done it or just plain terrible reasoning I should attempt it. Though I'll probably drop by NDK for a day to hang out with friend(s?) and maybe bring Lemongrab, but we'll see. For now I have to plan for next year and by plan I mean a goddamn wing and a prayer hoping I get this shit right!