Gee why thanks for asking.
It was Otakon 2008. I remember it as clear as day...
I was cosplaying Shiva from FFXII:RW.Picture here
. As you can see, my body was painted pale blue/white and, as you can imagine, that took a very long time (6-10 AM). When I got to the con, I was already having a lot of trouble maneuvering around people, because I wanted to make sure my body paint didn't get on anything and (more importantly at the time) get off me.
However, there was a situation where I was standing around, waiting for a couple friends, when a rather large chick decided to RUN at me and then HUG me while shrieking. She practically jumped on me, and I was terrified, half because of the paint and half because a nearly naked girl twice my size just jumped on me. She was cosplaying Naruto Sexy-no-jutsu, which looks something like this
. To imitate the "clouds" she had simply wrapped a piece of white fabric around her boobs (and used white underwear) and pasted a bunch of cotton balls to these thin pieces of fabric. And, topping it off, I couldn't see the top band of her underwear, because it was being covered by, well, her gut, which was pressed up against me for a good 5 seconds.
She then proceeded to shriek (yes, continual shrieking) about how it was amazing that I was cosplaying Shiva and that she hadn't found anyone EVER who cosplayed her and that she was so impressed that I went through the effort of painting my whole body. I would have been flattered, were I still not horrified from her previous action.
When it comes to cosplay, it's a lot of fun, but there are a lot of awkward situations. People forget that cosplayers have personal space, and that (sometimes) cosplayers do need to get from point a to point b. We are people too =/
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