Cosplayer's Invade Boston Vol.5 (Pedestrian Reactions)

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Post by EatTheKids » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:29 pm

I'm surprised this thread hasn't been made yet.

I got a lot of funny looks and double takes from "normies" this year, most likely due to the gas mask :p . One of my favorite reactions that I got would have to be from this little girl I walked by at the food court. Her dad was carrying her in his arms and she was looking over his shoulder and saw me. She actually smiled, laughed, and pointed me out to her dad. Surprising reaction from a small child, to me at least, because most of my little cousins cry and run from the room when they see me WITHOUT my face covered. We waved to each other as I walked by. Needless to say it made my day a bit brighter. :D .

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Post by plantea80 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:45 pm

The reactions from the normies were not as surprising this time around. Only reaction I got from them was when I was walking through the Prudential center in geta and they asked "how does he walk in those?" Love when they say it loud enough to turn and say "surprisingly not that hard"

That and the families got a kick out of the elevator dance parties at the Marriott. Got to love that kids can be entertained by dancing just as the elevator doors are closing, and cosplaying as Jiraiya ^_^

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Post by Zigfried » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:38 pm

One of my favorite things to do was when my group (all in costume) got into an elevator with other people, I'd say, "Bunch of freaks here today, huh?" or "What the hell's going on today?" I swear I got at least a smirk out of some people.

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Post by plantea80 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:42 pm

[quote=My_Wayward_Son]One of my favorite things to do was when my group (all in costume) got into an elevator with other people, I'd say, "Bunch of freaks here today, huh?" or "What the hell's going on today?" I swear I got at least a smirk out of some people.[/quote]

Haha! that is awesome! ^_^

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Post by pasttheshy » Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:34 pm

Not any that could compare to last year when I saw Link and Zelda getting their picture taken with a family of Japanese tourists. Although I did manage to explain the concept quickly to a woman and her children.

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Post by Naomi-Ai » Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:48 pm

[quote=plantea80]The reactions from the normies were not as surprising this time around.[/quote]

I found a lot more normies were curious and interested as to what was going on instead of their normal "OMG, WTF" reactions. It was actually kinda a nice change.
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Post by royalbakaness » Mon May 02, 2011 1:17 pm

I had some pretty positive reactions. Most people were just asking what was going on, or they asked "Anime Boston this weekend? Thought so." One woman stopped me in the mall and asked what we were all doing, and when I explained, she said very enthusiastically, "Awesome! You guys rock!" Thought that was nice.
Also, coming back from pre-registeration on Thursday (in cosplay), we met a friend of ours on the training coming home from work. He knows us, but he didn't know this side of us. Pretty funny.
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Post by ruzsha » Tue May 03, 2011 5:30 pm

I had a non-con attendee at my hotel ask what was going on and she seemed very genuine and intrigued and commented on "all the beautiful costumes". It was nice to have positive reactions from an outsider, especially when not everyone responds so kindly.
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Post by espy » Wed May 04, 2011 12:26 am

My friend was a Luxray (Or shinx) on Saturday. Said costume was made up of a black feather boa, blue kneesocks, a hood, ears from the artist alley, and so on.

As we were getting our train tickets at a gas station a guy was reading his paper, did a double take, then looked at my friend with an expression of pure confusion, it was just great.

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Post by pumptothekin » Wed May 04, 2011 8:30 pm

I'm not sure why (maybe I was so happy I was glowing or something!) but my friend and I had about ten different groups of non-con attendees stop us and ask what was going on! This just seemed like alot to me compared to last year when only one or two people stopped us. Most of them wanted to know what we were dressed as (Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka) and a few looked really blank when I tried to explain it to them but all were really polite! I really love when people ask me questions because I love sharing my enthusiasm!! It gives me a warm bubbly feeling :3

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Post by Caesar » Thu May 05, 2011 9:47 pm

Some older woman told me something amusing "don't be sad Caesar" I responded by saying I was just tired. Evidently I had a bit of a grimace on my face at the time. Then there were a few people in the food court who thought I was Zeus... which I suppose is closer than all the people who kept confusing me with Con Jesus.

However the funniest moment was when I was standing in line for the booze n beernut party and some old, very important looking hotel guy walked in, (we assumed he was a manager or something.) the sheer look of horror on his face was priceless, he was like, "oh no, what have I agreed to?" I was cracking up...
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Post by Kyoko5075 » Sun May 15, 2011 6:54 pm

I didn't get any odd reactions this year but last year I kept hearing people whispering "oh their into anime" or "anime freaks" etc and one little kid yelled "Mommy look it's Ash!!!" he was adorable.

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Post by keyblademaster » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:19 am

The reactions were different for me. Mostly because me and my friends took the train. We got off the train at Boston and so many people looked at us and had the expression of "What in the world?" I then looked at them and said Hi. It was ok when we took the sub. because there were other cosplayers too. My fave. reaction was from a little boy who said "Daddy! That's a BIG key!" because I was cosplaying as Xion. Good Times, good times.
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Post by fluffymecrazy » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:02 pm

Hah I had a little old lady walked up to me and asked me why everyone was all dressed up in weird costumes and why I had pink long hair xD
I had to explain it all to her in simple terms

Besides her, I got a few weird looks on my way to get lunch. That's really all I got.
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Post by GuyWithTheFace » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:10 pm

This was my first year at Anime Boston, and in fact at any con. I think my favorite moment this year was, on my way to the Hynes, a young couple stopped me and asked why I was dressed up. After explaining, they gave me a knowing "Ooooh, that explains all the people!" And immediately afterwards decided to register and join in, having me lead them to the registration area at the Sheraton. :D

Oh, and the reactions the kids give are often the best, the ones that don't look on in awe and wonder simply take it in stride and think you're the coolest guy ever :mrgreen:

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Post by Angel ♥︎ » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:17 pm

My dad works nearby and decided to meet me and my mom at the food court for lunch. He looked scared to death at everyone cosplaying, I could swear I saw him twitch in annoyance a couple of times... I seriously just couldn't stop myself from laughing ^^ Doubt he'll come back there for lunch on a day of the con next year ><

There was also some girl who was just there to eat, no cosplay or anything, guessing she definitely wasn't attending the con. She kept staring at me, she looked kinda interested... I walked by her with a wide grin, she kept staring at me like I was the most amazing thing ever ^^
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Post by yoshimitsu101 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:58 pm

well wen i was waiting at the bus stop with my friends people stared, on the bus they were asking y r we in costumes and on the train we saw at least 3 cosplayers besides my friends and the same thing all 3 days besides the bus that only happened on friday
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Post by kunagi333 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:43 pm

We were walking home to my friends house. She lives in Brockton and we were visiting from school to her house. One of our friends Cosplayed as Duke Nukem with fake nerf guns. Ok so she lives in a not so friendly neighborhood. So we are walking there at about ten thirty at night on friday. We here Trick or Treat from across the way from some people that you don't want to do with. Idiot Duke Nukem decided to point his fake guns and pretend to shoot at them. Well they got into their car and preceded to chase us. Good thing we ducked into an alley way and fled. Duke Nukem may have balls of steel but hes lucky we didn't kill him.

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Post by AnimeGuru06 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:16 pm

I managed to get a lot of reactions when I walked to the bank with my friends(I was cosplaying as Bowser off of Mario). I got car horn beeps, I got people yelling outta car windows, I got this awesome dude on the street that everytime I'd walk by he would say "RAWR!!!" I'd say "rawr" and he would pretend to be all scared :p But, as with every year, I always get asked the same question "What is this going on that I see everyone dressed up for?"
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Post by Spoofehness » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:13 pm

It's actually from the year before last, but I was a little annoyed with the 'normies' that year. I had been cosplaying Bleach's Halibel and a friend informed me that the moment we left the con, people were trying to see into my pants. (if you don't know, the character has pants with big holes on the hips) And they call us the wierdos...
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Post by yoshimitsu101 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:32 pm

AnimeGuru06 wrote:I managed to get a lot of reactions when I walked to the bank with my friends(I was cosplaying as Bowser off of Mario). I got car horn beeps, I got people yelling outta car windows, I got this awesome dude on the street that everytime I'd walk by he would say "RAWR!!!" I'd say "rawr" and he would pretend to be all scared :p But, as with every year, I always get asked the same question "What is this going on that I see everyone dressed up for?"
I would love 2 c tht but alas no 1 cares 4 shadow the hedgehog tht much anymore :(
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Post by Starwind » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:13 am

A little girl starting screaming at her mom to get out here camera when she saw me at Gamestop (I was the Red Ranger). Then it got awkward because she thought I was Jayden from PRS but I was really Jason (or Rocky) from MMPR.
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