It did start for some time now but it still continue , the post Lauren from Wearing history have start about the myth of perfection.It's all about the fact that there is a real human behind the perfect picture and it's not 100% and glamour as it looks like.
I truly believe if people were talking more of what goes wrong it will gave a more realistic view of the hobby.Sometimes our health is not at is best and there is a part of private thing you did not want the entire world to know about it. Nothing is 100% glamour or perfect and because of this many people don't want to jump in the hobby.It also gave a wrong , false image of the real life.
I will gave you perfect example of the non glamour side I did experienced :
Last year for the costuming picnic , I feel like I scream most of the time against my son.He was running too far from me so I must call him to come back.I think I had only 1 picture of the event. It wasn't much fun for me , he does hopefully.
What people do not know is , my son can heard mostly nothing.I must talk very loud to him.The picnic was in june and in july he had a ear surgery .Put your head under water and that will give you an idea of how he heard the world around him.It was like that for months if not more then a year .I was piss off that day because my honey couldn't come at the last moment , he had to work.It's easier for 2 persons to have an eye on him.Alone I couldn't sit for long and chit chat as I wish.
Trust me it's never fun ,you feel uncomfortable and it was not the first time.I have been ask so many time are you pregnant when I'm in a costume that now I just try to laugh about it.That's really not glamour to be told you looks pregnant when you are not.Not good for the self esteem but hopefully I'm the kind of person who are not affect by this kind of thing but I know everyone is not like me and can be slowly destroy by this kind of mean things.
What about saree ?It's a traditional garment. I'm going to wear one next week for the picnic.It will be the 3rd year I'm wearing a saree for this event.I can say for sure I did not receive compliment for that or a look that says Wow.People look at me like some kind of freak.I do receive suspicious , malevolent looks .What they do think exactly I don't know but that didn't stop me.I have no reason to stop wearing something comfy and so beautiful.
To receive bad comment about the costume you wear is the most disappointed thing you can receive.It's rarely done in a nice way whatever it is about.That is true wherever you live in the world.
It's always nice to succeed when you create a costume . It's a hobby good to keep your hands busy and the mind too when you are not so well.Just remember there is no shame to not be perfect , it make the story better and more real.