officialkurtwagner said: Heroes Of Cosplay: New Orleans"The winners’ reactions were filmed BEFORE making their appearance on stage." How do you explain this?? You'll probably ignore me. The entire show disgusts me, you guys may not have known from the beginning but you have to know by now. If you stay in this show, you're just as much a liar and a cheat as everyone else involved. I can't BELIEVE I used to look up to you guys. I hope I'm never at the same con as any of you so called "heroes"
Actually, we were filmed after we won. Jessica actually started crying because she was so excited. If you don’t believe that, you are a bully. You don’t have to look up to us, but it would be nice if you understood that myself and my friends would never be part of a rigged contest, and would never ever want people to suffer because of us. That’s the truth, but if you feel like continuing to hate-monger and believe nonsense, then be my guest, but I’ll be here continuing to try to bring positivity to the community.
Also we donate all of the money we win in these contests to charity. But no one wants to reblog that information.
The winnings for our Best in Show in NOLA ($700) are being 100% donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity - JM Barrie willed the rights to Peter Pan to them so we thought it was perfect :) So for those who have said we should give the money back, sorry?
There’s a thing called the cycle of abuse. People who have been victimized sometimes do it to others as a coping mechanism. For those of you who see this stuff and worry that this negativity should keep you from dressing up and pretending to step in someone else’s shoes, just remember that in some cases you’re dealing with people who are lashing out because that’s all they know.
It’s ok to not prescribe to a giant community. It certainly feels foreign to me. Find your safe niche with non-judgmental people (e.g. Crabcateers are pretty cool lol) and have fun.
To OP, sorry you feel the way you do.