This past weekend brought us into April with the classic day of pranks; April Fool Day. Dozens of cosplayers took to social media in an epic prank that doubled as a hopeful lesson for all. Read the full post below in case you missed the shenanigans this weekend!
Saturday morning I was eagerly looking forward to some amazing April Fool's Day pranks, but I was not expecting the biggest collab I'd ever seen. The first thing I noticed was a public Patreon post made by Zeveelia that happened to be a face swap of her face on my costumes!! I couldn't stop laughing. I finally got on Instagram and scrolling through the feeds, a few photos starting showing up on my feed.
I didn't think much of it at first, I've seen the Me!Me!Me! character before, but after the 4th post about this cosplay being at the same con I knew something was up. I clicked the #Daokon hashtag and sure enough, was bombarded with a bright pink collage of recent posts.
As I scrolled through and read more captions, I noticed everyone was mad how everyone had copied them, or they did it better etc. I am sad to say that I didn't flag this as weird or inappropriate at the time. It just stood out as strange that cosplayers I admire and have been following for a while were making such a big deal about these things.
Once I dug into the comments, other bystanders, seemingly unaware of the prank were standing up and defending cosplayers, suggesting that they all looked great, and that everyone can wear the same costume.
Later in the day it was revealed to be a prank and the harassing was all fake and part of the joke in good fun. Hopefully the community learned something from this and that cosplay is first and foremost for fun, and everyone can cosplay! I'll let their words speak for themselves. Scroll down to read the beautifully worded captions of some of the stunning Me!Me!Me! cosplayers from this weekend.
Thanks for reading! What do you think of this project? Do you think cosplayers could learn something from this movement? Drop your comments below!