Via Amy Schley
THIS is why I am upset about Heroes.
I’m especially upset about that they flew in these groups, into conventions that were not as powerful locally.
Once upon a time I went into a cosplay competition at a local con that was very small, Sukoshicon. I wore one of my Otakon costumes because it was big and pretty, and hell, I wanted to wear it again. They asked if I could do the contest, and. I won best in show. I have never felt more terrible. I was up against kids, people who had sewed once. I screwed up. I had no business competing. I’ve never entered a contest again.
The fact that they had them competing, with no kind of competition level (most have Beginner/Journeyman/Expert), is disgusting. How awful for those cosplayers. They knew what they had and were competing with, and they knew their competition.
I want to see them try Otakon, or one of the major cons that people bring their biggest guns to and see how they fare. This is like setting a bunch of wolves loose in a herd of lambs, then editing the lambs chasing around the wolves.
Please, everybody, STOP watching this show. Don’t give it any more ratings.