I love fashion. We post about it on The Mary Sue often. But in a climate of “fake geek girl” accusations, I take issue with someone in the industry saying women got into geek culture for the “fashion sense.”
I mean lets be truthful here, disregarding the cold hard fact that plenty of geek women aren’t interested in fashion in the slightest, its the ones that are interested in fashion that are building the fashion sense to begin with.
Have you seen what passes for fashion in most comics? Good thing crop tops are back in because they certainly never left comic pages. Not even mentioning the forever running commentary on what passes for crime-fighting outfits for ladies.
We’re not getting into geek culture for the fashion sense, we’re getting into geek culture and then creating the fashion sense because that’s where our interests lie and not the other way around.
Its insulting to reduce our hard work and craft to bullshit gender stereotypes that completely ignore the important cultural contributions from our non-cosplaying sisters and the hard work of male cosplayers who work just as hard as us but don’t get any credit from the bros who only care about ogling “cosplay girls.”