The Line Must Be Drawn

I’m astonished with the increasing popularity of cosplay. It seems to be growing in numbers each year. I always think cosplay sounds kinda fun, but lack any and all skill at being handy. Doubly so when clothing is involved. Despite LARPers being the geeks other geeks make fun of, that also sounds rather fun. But the time and financial investment needed makes it not something I’d ever do.

But the line between them is really very thin and is more situational than not. Really, durability might be the difference. LARPing weapons are likely less sturdy – needing to be non-lethal – but the costumes can likely survive more than cosplay outfits.