So, today there was a murder case being reported regarding two local cosplayers in the newspapers...I think a lot of people knew about it already, so I probably won't elaborate about it in here. My mum sort of ban me from cosplaying when she found out about that murder case, which indirectly involved the word 'cosplay' and 'anime' in the news articles...and also the fact that I had seen (not interacted with) the murderer before in cons freaked her out it seemed...
Ah, well. Danger and dangerous people are always around; the world is a cruel place anyway. I had my brush with people like these; rapists and psychopaths; and hopefully I've learnt a lot from these past experiences. I know how to take care of myself now, at least I know how to wield a knife and understand human anatomy enough to cause people pain if I had to. Still, common sense and alertness are vital, and even if I am to be with someone I know, I understood that I have to be vigilant.
Stay safe and alert all the time, that is a must.
Anyway, despite my mum freaking out about this and telling me not to go to the con to cosplay anymore (honestly, I've only cosplayed once and that was last year...), I already have my cosplays set up until next year. As long as I earned the money to do a cosplay, I don't think my mum would have a strong rebuttal for that.
To other cosplayers; old and new; please, please, please take care of yourself. ;w;