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Cosplay Body Image Rehab

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Main Library (TBC)

Room B125

120 Metcalfe Street

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M2

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With special guest Lexa Lefay Cosplay

As I was making the graphic for this event, I realized that glossy, polished photos wouldn't exactly sell what I wanted this to be. So, I decided to go through my selfies instead - for no makeup/not-feeling-good times of my life. It was hard. Not only because I don't tend to take photos when I don't feel good, but also because I knew that I was placing these images on public display. But that's the whole point, right? Anyone who knows me as a cosplayer only sees me when I have loads of makeup on, fancy costumes, and epic poses. They don't see the days spent in the same dirty sweatshirt while sanding, waking up after a convention with no energy left (and no eyebrows) or even the day-to-day life that I largely spend makep- and costume-free.

I've found, as I continue in this community, that cosplay is really hard on your mental image of your body and skills. It is so easy to compare yourself to others, especially now that the community is getting bigger. As it grows, and as I’ve grown with it, I have also found that appearance is starting to matter more to the average person who experiences it. After spending some time with some close cosplay ladies, I realized that I was missing the reality check of experiencing my own body and my own thoughts about it. Let’s spend some time creating a supportive environment and being realistic about how this affects us! Give your gorgeous body that allows you to enjoy such an awesome hobby some extra love!

This event is for femmes only (women, femme presenting, trans women and trans men). If you would like me to hold a masculine version of this same course, I'll do my best.

This event has paid tickets but do not let that be a barrier. If you cannot afford it, please let me know, and I'll very happily give you a ticket!

As this event could deal with some very private matters, safe space rules will be strictly upheld. There will be no teasing, rude comments, racism, homophobia, slurs, ableism, sexism, slut-shaming, or aggressive behaviour tolerated, at all. Be prepared to come with an open, trainable mind, as we may call on you to change behaviours if you do any of these without realizing it or meaning harm. If you do any of these maliciously, you'll be asked to leave immediately. You are also expected to uphold the privacy of your fellow cosplayers.

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Main Library (TBC)

Room B125

120 Metcalfe Street

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M2

Canada

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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