Journal Entry: Sat May 18, 2013, 9:24 PM
So, I've been researching the cosplay scene for future comic stories and I've noticed some things that might be significant, or might be happenstance. So far, pretty much all the people I've tried to talk to have been super shy and squirrely. They don't have much to say, or are not used to articulating their experiences in text maybe. Anyway, my theory is that they're all kind of shy but as soon as they get the costume on it's like flicking a switch in their head and all bets are off. There's probably a term for that behavior already but I don't know what it would be. It's also possible that they just think I'm some weird creeper and don't want to talk to me. I'd prefer to think that they're just timid, since six years of webcomics would hopefully illustrate my legitimacy.
Anyway, if you guys know any talkative cosplayers I would appreciate it if you could point me to them, on the off chance that I'm just shitty at picking them myself. Ideally they should have body types similar to Carol or Alex, but anyone is potentially useful to me. Also this includes furries who cosplay. Like, just wearing ears or whatever isn't quite enough. They need to have a fairly committed attitude towards the concept of wearing a costume. Adopting the persona is kind of what I'm after. Like I said though, anything to do with the scene could be useful. You can even post stories in the comments if you have just one, or whatever.