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Jul 11, 2015

15 Women Who Would Like To Remind Everyone That Cosplay Is Not Consent

*Casual reminder to not be that guy*

BuzzFeed asked cosplayers at SDCC about the creepiest thing that had been said to them in cosplay.

Hopefully we can provide some helpful tips on how to not be that guy.

1. If you can feel any body part of the person you're asking to take a picture of, you, sir, are too close.

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*man enters personal space*

"Can I take your picture?"

2. But being super-far away and taking photos without permission is equally as gross and creepy.

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"A dude once took a picture of just my ass without asking."

3. ESPECIALLY IF IT'S CLEARLY A PICTURE OF JUST SOMEONE'S TITS OR ASS.

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"A guy walked up and took a pic of just my boobs."

4. Asking a cosplayer to touch you instead of creepily touching them is, repeat after me, even creepier.

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"You have beautiful hair, how did you do that? Feel my hair."

5. Don't use your kids as an excuse to perv on cosplayers. OMG, how is this a thing that even needs to be said?

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"Kids you're in definitely in the picture... Move out of the way."

6. Maybe remember that while we all love fictional worlds, we're not actually in one.

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"'Why aren't you naked?' — as Mystique."

7. And maybe only "compliment" people you would be able to call a peer. And not, you know, an underage teen.

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"'I'm glad you went the 'classy' way instead of the nude Mystique.' I was 14, he was a middle-aged man."

8. Maybe think about the fact that these lovely ladies don't need captains, because as you can clearly see, they are their own captains.

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"I'll be your captain."

9. Definitely do not invite anyone back to your basement, aka your murder cave.

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"After this, do you wanna come back to my basement and build a snowman?"

10. There's porn for free on the internet with people who have consented to be in it. There is absolutely no need for the following to ever happen.

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"I'm going to use this [picture] later tonight."

11. No. No hugs. You are not entitled to hugs unless the person you are talking to is your mother.

Krutika Mallikarjuna / BuzzFeed

"No hug?"

12. And really, this is the perfect way to guarantee that no one will ever stop to talk to you.

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"Guys wait for me to walk past and then take a picture of my butt."

13. And whatever else, no puns about body parts, exposed or otherwise.

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"Lookin' cheeky."

14. Actually no puns ever. Bad puns are no one's friend. No one.

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"Wearing Poison Ivy — 'I'm in charge of raking up the leaves.'"

15. And last but not least, Emma Frost would like to kindly remind you:

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"My eyes are not in my vagina!"

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