CGL, what are your thoughts on keeping your piercings in while in cosplay, both at cons or at photoshoots? Is it just a small thing to overlook, or does it make a cosplay look lazy? Are there any suggested characters for people who can't or won't remove their piercings?
Pic related has been plastered all over the internet and even Fallout's Facebook today, but I can't stop looking at the nosering.
I saw this on reddit and thought the same thing. Sure a stud isn't as distracting as a huge septum piercing but unless it's still healing why wouldn't you take it out? It's as lazy as cosplayers who don't remove their glasses for photos.
I didn't even notice the tiny nose ring until you mentioned it. If something that tiny that blends in with the surrounding paint bothers you so much you should probably rethink your priorities and stop being so unbelievably salty. Seriously, this topic has been beaten to death.
Who gives a fuck. This is a bout as nitpick as it gets. I bet you BARELY notice it in person for this cosplay because so much else is going on. I saw this yesterday and even I didn't notice until I tried looking a third time. This isn't worth a fucking thread being killed.
He spent hours hand crafting prosthetics out of latex and you're going to bitch about a piercing? Do you know how long that took to make? Bethesda themselves liked the cosplay so stop being so fucking negative about it.
it's distracting, take it out unless the character has it, if it's healing that at least makes sense (though if there are clear replacements then do that) there have been some great cosplays ruined by a septum or something
Kind of looks like a small screw which goes with the cosplay. People are only complaining because they know what it is, but for the character it can easily be something mechanical, not a piercing.
While a piercing is healing you are not suppose to remove or replace the jewelry. Plastics can be porous thus harbor germs easier, surgical grade steel is used for new piercings for many reasons. Taking one out and putting another in can irritate the hole causing it to swell again, or introduce bacteria to the inner areas that are not normally exposed.
Secondly, if looking at someone bothers you, stop fucking looking at them.
The person you're replying to didn't start the thread, I did. I didn't realize the person in the photo was a seagull darling or whatever, it was just something I saw on my feed that made me think of the topic. Calm down.
>cosplay is amazing
>you can see all the hard work put into it
>the hours spent on painting before going to the con floor
>one nose stud
>THIS IS A BAD COSPLAY GET GOOD SCRUB
I hate people who ruin nice things because of some little thing like this that is so beyond small and really unnoticeable.
No one gives a shit about nose studs, stop exaggerating. It's always tumblr septum piercings with huge cow rings or snakebites, and the jewelry is always in colors that don't match their outfit or skin at all so it's just so jarring and makes them look retarded.
It depends for me.
If it's like a septum, yes take it out.
But I have a nose piercing and when I don't have the stud in you can noticeably see the hole and it just looks weird.
I usually either shop out the hole or the stud in photos, though.
Piercings can sometimes work if your character is punk-like but 95% of the time they look stupid, like wearing out of place shoes. it's not the worst thing but if I worked for 20 hours on a costume I'm going to take my studs out.
The worst offenders are ~edgy~ tumblr teens who keep them in for the aesthetic.
Stop shitting up the thread by licking this person's butthole and post on-topic.
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I chose not to remove my piercing for the test as I currently do not have a clear retainer and didn't want to risk it closing up!
But to keep the thread on topic I personally do not mind piercings and tattoos in cosplay. I don't find them "distracting" unless the person's face is full of them. Even then it doesn't really bother me personally.
I think it your face makeup looks really good! And the piercing is so small, it's barely noticeable anyway so I don't know why OP can't stop looking at it.
To keep OT, I think that accuracy is important so a cosplayer's should opt to make their body mods as subtle as possible. I wouldn't tell someone to not get body mods to cosplay though, because I think body modding has nothing to do with cosplay (like how cosplay shouldn't be a reason to have plastic surgery).
It might be the angle I took the picture and the way I did up the contrast in shoop so nothing would be super washed out by my shitty bathroom lighting. It doesn't particularly stand out in person though!... At least not to me.
Having piercings at all shows that your parents are idiots and you weren't taught how to look like a presentable human, which resulted in you poking holes in your face to show the world how edgy you think you are. Really, you just look like an idiot.
It doesn't distract much from the actual cosplay, but I can tell a lot about a person when they have piercings. I always avoid them.
Of course monkeys are going to fling shit when something makes them mad instead of listening like smart people. Don't know why I even bothered.
I personally don't like it, but for Nick Valentine I - could- ignore it because he's a synth. Also because it's really small.
BTW I loved the makeup, my boyfriend even got super hyped up to cosplay nick because before he saw this, he thought it was impossible so he had dropped the plans.
Sure thing pal. Hope you're happy being blissfully unaware how much people are judging you and wondering what kind of trailer park you grew up in.
I don't know if half the people criticizing this even know what the fuck the character is from, or can even grasp the "damage" at the side of the head. That stud could easily be welding damage, wasteland dust, a small screw, etc. It's a post apocalyptic world where everything in unclean and broken.
Your right you can get those and they look like a weeping infection. I had to for an intership. I got told by the company they would rather the piercing but my school would not let me graduate if they found out. It looked so gross. When I went to put the piercing back in it would no longer fit even though the gauges were supposed to be the same.
People obviously aren't going to say it to your face but they're thinking it. Are you really this fucking stupid? Take that ugly piece of metal out of your nose and maybe I'll take you seriously.
Tbh it's just out of character for me and it ruins the look of the costume. I have a girl. I know who has a septum, two lip piercings and all her ears and all her cosplay's look gross to me because she cosplay's characters who are very young and it just throws the look off. But then again I have two tattoos on my back that people can see so idk haha
I personally don't mind piercings but I do think they should be hidden if you're cosplaying a character that doesn't have them (not including ear lobe piercings as I feel most characters would probably have them)
I myself use a mixture of clear retainers and flesh colored jewelry although the flesh colored ones tend to be pretty horrible at being hidden
Kind of relevant.
But the problem with these is that they'd leave huge holes when taken out. (The plugs in the ears and sides of her nose)
And no, this isn't punk rapunzel. Just normal.
Oh wait, that's just a giant stud in her nose.
So those could all be removed if she wanted unless they'd close up.
But I'd rather see her with the plugs in her ears rather than see the skin dangling, honestly.
septum could be flipped up, nose stud could be smaller, instead of tunnels there are a fuckton of cute plugs that would blend in better, and the lip piercing could easily have a clear plug or shorter barbell in instead.
That's a good idea, get the plugs with big flowers on it, or even the clear acrylic ones with petals inside. Disclaimer, don't use acrylic in your piercings until they're fully healed.
Most people don't even notice what few piercings I have head wise. (Eyebrow, since earlobe piercing, and simple industrial.) All the metal is silver and 9/10 no ones sees the top of the ear with the industrial.
As far as other people go with the "crazy" piercings I really don't give a shit. My life isn't so bad that I need to whine and moan about strangers.
Gross. I imagine this kind of girl as one who charges $15 for a blow job outside a 7-11 for a living since Daddy was never around and her mom was equally as stupid. She probably sleeps her way into cons since her lack of education and money from her night job means no money for hotels or costumes. Guys love girls with piercings because they're always easy.
You do know people without piercings often talk to each other about how stupid people with piercings look, right?
Well no, you wouldn't because those people were taught by their parents that insulting people to their face is rude. I guess that's something your parents never brought up with you? Figures.
Lol, not everyone is a salty cunt like you.
>You do know people without piercings often talk to each other about how stupid people with piercings look, right?
I've been with the same group of friends for 6 years and we haven't once shittalked people with piercings. Most of us don't even have any piercings, and the ones who do just have ear piercings.
>"I don't have piercings and neither do any of my friends1!"
>gets asshurt and cries over someone on the internet saying piercings look stupid
Oh sure, anon. I'm picturing a nose stud drenched in tears right now.
> implying I'm the one throwing a fit ITT
Haha, you can believe what you want to believe. You don't get life brownie points for acting like an asshole to other people just because they have bodymods.
I've had a nose piercing for about 8 or 9 years. I can go months without wearing it. When I don't have it in it just looks like I have a birthmark on the side of my nose. It's fun to wear every once in a while, but I tend to not wear it more often than I do.
Honestly, I didn't even notice the piercing on the original image but it does seem a little lazy to leave it in. Unless it was recently pierced, of course.
i have some piercings, yes I'm aware they're not """accurate""" enough to nitpickers but i'm not striving to look perfect and i'm not bothered by people on the internet saying shit about them. everyone's gonna have a different opinion and me getting offended over someone's anonymous thoughts is a waste of energy.
i didn't spend the money on the piercing process and nice jewelry to impress people, this topic is overdone and beaten to death already.