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Cosplay Event In Japan Gets Suspended

by ReverseHarem
Jun 10, 2008 7:54 PM | 42 Comments
A cosplay competition that was being held at a park (Flower Center, Heidi's Village) in Yamanashi Prefecture was suspended. The reason was due to an elderly visitor who complained that the participants who had dressed up depreciated the flowers that were on display. The cosplayers were given a warning for stepping on flower beds.

The park is very popular with young people because of the cosplay competitions, which are held many times a year.

Since the park is owned by the prefectural government, they are asking the park wardens to look into the incident to see whether or not the event should be restored.

This is not the first time a complaint has been made against the cosplay events. Last summer an elderly woman called the agricultural policy planning department to ask why the event (that attracts young people) was held at a place where people of all ages go to enjoy the flowers.

For more information: Daily Yomiuri Online

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whitewater_81 said:
flowers are more important than humans?!?!?
since when is cosplay important, lol.

oh and i agree with heather. i go to flower seeing parks to see flowers, not weirdos in pokemanz costumes.

Jun 14, 2008 10:15 AM by windy

flowers are more important than humans?!?!?

Jun 14, 2008 9:23 AM by whitewater_81

Nerull said:
i swear Nerull should stop bitching about old people having fun and get back to doing what he does best, dieing


Fixed ;3

Jun 12, 2008 5:25 PM by Icy-nee-san

for maximum ironic value, they could've cosplayed as characters from The Law of Ueki or something <_<

Jun 12, 2008 1:47 PM by Foton

TomoyoSakagami89 said:
Flowers > cosplay lol


lol

Jun 12, 2008 8:12 AM by magentaanbu

花よりコスプレイー
hana yori cosplay :P

Actually I kinda agree that if the cosplayers were being disrespectful to the flowers then the event probably should be moved. Or at least better organised so that Cosplayers don't wreck the flowers.

Old people like to complain though.
I mean, it is like when we had a cosplay gathering in a shopping centre. There were like 50 cosplayers and we got kicked out because 2 people were a bit excited and some people complained and were offended by our costumes.
So we got kicked out of the place an hour and a half into our day out. So we ended up going to Newcastle instead and wandered around town. We even got to pose for pictures because people loved our costumes.

A bit off topic there, but yeah, maybe some of the cosplayers could have complimented the flowers. I mean, some cosplays are gorgeous and would have looked nice amongst the flowers :)

Jun 12, 2008 7:28 AM by cabbit-chan

personally, i'd rather see flowers than someone dressed up as pikachu or something.

Jun 12, 2008 7:18 AM by ReverseHarem

whatever happened with "respecting your elders" >_>

Jun 12, 2008 6:52 AM by Foton

The elderly just need to watch more anime. Then they'd appreciate the cosplayers more. Old people...psh.

Jun 11, 2008 10:50 PM by GForce

Good

Jun 11, 2008 10:40 PM by TuzoAnime

Wow. My faith in humanity just went down 10 points

Jun 11, 2008 10:01 PM by Virgil

Pssh. Elderly people... Just let cosplayers have a break X@

I mean, isn't cool just giving them a warning, it's not like young people don't listen to reasons ==

Jun 11, 2008 2:34 PM by Vin-nii

Respect the flowers >:3

Jun 11, 2008 2:09 PM by Seanpie

LAH-Foton said:
I wonder if the flowers are the ones doing the cosplay, what will the old people say? o_O


Inappropriate behaving. The flowers would be setting bad example for young people so gardeners would be called.

Those blossoming hooligans.

And if they were stepping on people, that would be serious business.

Jun 11, 2008 1:50 PM by Kionniko

lol~ Old people just like to complainXD (jking)

There were probably a couple of idiots that ruined it for everyone~ Thats all...
I can't stand people that vandalize~ Even if it is just flowers :/
And a park like that is probably a poor location to plan something as rowdy as a cosplay event...

I wonder if the flowers are the ones doing the cosplay, what will the old people say? o_O


That would be pretty epicXD

Jun 11, 2008 1:43 PM by Bluesnow

Nerull said:
i swear old people should stop bitching about young people having fun and get back to doing what they do best, dieing


Oh my god I lol'd so hard. I can't stop.

Jun 11, 2008 1:30 PM by wtfyourface

KKDW said:
Flowers can be mobile if their in pots ^_^

Plus if plants and flowers could move about on their own they might be dangerous (*cough*Day of the Triffids*cough*)!! ;)


I wonder if the flowers are the ones doing the cosplay, what will the old people say? o_O

Jun 11, 2008 9:39 AM by Foton

Nerull said:
i swear old people should stop bitching about young people having fun and get back to doing what they do best, dieing


Wow, I really dislike you.

Jun 11, 2008 7:13 AM by accela

i swear old people should stop bitching about young people having fun and get back to doing what they do best, dieing

Jun 11, 2008 5:30 AM by Nerull

LAH-Foton said:
TomoyoSakagami89 said:
Flowers > cosplay lol


QFT

why?

because cosplayers are mobile, flowers are not >_>


Flowers can be mobile if their in pots ^_^

Plus if plants and flowers could move about on their own they might be dangerous (*cough*Day of the Triffids*cough*)!! ;)

Jun 11, 2008 5:25 AM by KKDW