In the almost six years I’ve been doing cosplay, I’ve attended numerous cons and met lots of friends along the way. Soon, we’ll be able to hang out with our friends at cons again. I’m going to share five things I love about cosplay. Whether you’ve recently started doing cosplay or have done it for years, this list is not in any particular order.
You’ve been hearing celebrities and regular people repeatedly utter this slogan: “We’re in this together.” My question about that is are we? The coronavirus has taken the lives of over 3.5 million people globally and that stat is disturbing. The pandemic is a serious thing, but that phrase doesn’t sit well with me and I have some thoughts about it. You don’t have to agree with me, but I feel like I need to vent about a few things. These are my opinions and opinions alone.
As millions of people are at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, I wanted to take this time highlight a group who is dedicated of including geeks who identify as LGBTQ+. That group is Gay Geeks After Hours. Their mission is to make gaymers feel welcome and let them talk about the things that they’re passionate about: from comics to cosplay. So what is a gaymer, you ask? It’s someone who is LGBTQ+ and has interests in video games, tabletop games, and so on. The founder of GGAH is Adam and he’s also one of the administrators of the group. He and the rest of his team has done an exceptional job of featuring people like myself who has their own interests. According to their website, they have the latest news on the stuff we love, list of events, and they’ll have merchandise for sale soon. I’ll be sure to purchase some as a way to support them. As of this article, Gay Geeks After Hours Instagram page has nearly 1,300 followers while their Facebook group has about 8,000 members. I’ll have a link to their website at the end of this article, which they have links to their Facebook group, Instagram page, and other pages.
Happy National Superhero Day, everyone. This day occurs every year on April 28. Here’s one fun fact about it: employees at Marvel Comics founded this day back in 1995. The purpose of it was for people to come together and celebrate their fictional or real life heroes. This is the 25th anniversary of the event and I have three superheroes I want to showcase. Whenever I put on a costume, I always feel like saving the world and people. You’re never too old or too young to dress up as your favorite superhero. Currently, we’re going through a health crisis, but this is a perfect day to remind ourselves that there’s always hope and can get through anything.
Are you bored and have nothing to do? Are you feeling lonely, depressed, and unable to hang out with your friends? If you have answered yes to both of these questions, I have the perfect solution to ease your loneliness. As you have already noticed, the coronavirus pandemic has already taken a toll on millions of people who have lost their jobs, being separated from the people that they love, not working at the moment, or all of the above. There has been a dramatic spike in calls to mental health and suicide prevention hotlines since this outbreak began. Believe me. I’m currently going through the same issues as those suffering from mental illness. The nonstop news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on me mentally and probably for others as well.