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"Warm and fuzzy"?.......might be space sickness......I'd see a doctor if I were you.
I'm happy to see the group I've just joined is doing it for the same reason I am. I've been here literally two days and the amount of support and love this group puts out into the world is incredible (I saw a post collecting for a young boy at Christmas who had/ has leukiemia. Needless to say keep up the great work everyone!!!
About 12 or so years ago I went to my very first con as a young adult. I had this exact same experience as the girl in the wheelchair and I can't say how much it meant to me. Now I'm here, trying to give back too.
Halloween isn't just a day it is a lifestyle, well I would have said that is a beautiful lie.
Like OP said, what we do isn't just about dressing up... it is about community building, it is about bringing unimaginable worlds to peoples lives and letting people know that they aren't alone in this world.
Man, don't be down on yourself like that. The lights don't have to be that toned down. We love you for who you are inside the armor, as well as the outside of the armor.
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Short story here but I was chilling at HOD Philly waiting for the Canadians to finish taking photos with all the different Covenant species and apparently I was standing far too still for some person so when I moved they went "HOLY S**T YOU'RE ALIVE!" and jumped back which proceeded to make me laugh my bum off. Afterwards I ended up talking with him for a bit and he grabbed some photos with us at the booth but it's still just one of those fun experiences. I think the coolest thing though is when I get pmd by someone out of the blue on Instagram or something and they say "you inspired me to do this" and show off their very own suit of armor which has me geekin out over. Being able to inspire others to enjoy this hobby just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
This comment made me tear up man, I love this community and inspiring more people to build their character is one of the awesome positives that come with itMy first con, I dressed up as Scout from TF2.
Hey! Guess what?! You're one of the people that kept pressing me towards finishing my ODST. I had gone to one con in the past, and it was awesome dressing up in a soft costume. The smiles you can leave on people's faces is something you'll never forget. Finishing my ODST this week, and showing it to my close friends, and Fiancé, those smiles returned. They couldn't believe something from a video game could appear in real life. You pushed me to finish it, I had been working on that suit for 3 years. Getting my helmet from you, and doing the work on it, was a first time experience that was awesome as a costume creator.