Whoa whoa whoa hold it there. Let me just say this: you are GORGEOUS. Also your cosplays are amazing. Have a lovely day :)
*___* Thank you super cute adorable lady!!
If I've booked a burlesque performer for a private event for their advertised rate, am I expected to tip beyond that rate? And if so, what would be an appropriate amount?
It is encouraged, especially if you feel they went above and beyond what you expected. The most I’ve gotten was $50, but most would do $10 - $20 :)
I AM A BLACK COSPLAYER AND I’M JUST AS GOOD AS OTHER COSPLAYERS
This is my copy and pasted post from my Wordpress blog of the same name. NOT ALL OF THE COSPLAYERS FEATURED ARE ME. Their names and pages are linked if you hover over their pictures!
When I was a child, I was taught “black is beautiful,” so it was a huge surprise to me growing up that black faces were not represented in common society. When I turned on the TV, when I flipped through magazines, even when I read books, a sea of white faces stared back at me. Heroes and heroines in books were described as having flowing blonde hair and blue or green eyes. There was nothing black about them. I began to wonder; was black really beautiful? Surely not, because if we were, why were there so little of us in popular culture? I went through the phase of wondering why my hair didn’t grow like Kasey’s, my white best friend’s hair. I’d supplement this by getting long synthetic braids put into my hair. I’d tell myself that my braids were long, and so they were pretty, just like Kasey’s blonde locks. Pretty soon; I didn’t think I was that beautiful at all and I found myself wishing I were white. Story sound similar? That’s because it was, and still is, the story of millions of girls today. How does this relate to cosplay? Let me tell you.