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[–] Privilegechecked85 0 points 151 points (+151|-0) ago 

Anyone who makes a fattie and their money part is good in my books!

Up those prices and make them pay. Just blame the price increase on the "huge" demand teehee

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[–] Ghetto_Shitlord 0 points 56 points (+56|-0) ago 

Yup, separate the fats from their money. Charge as much as they'll pay.

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[–] Acidfog 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

but make sure that "i don't have my money now, i'll pay you later" shit won't fly or they'll scam you

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[–] Lame_Bunt_Baiter 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Hear, hear.

They're going to be fat; nothing you can do to change that. They're going to cosplay as well; you can't help that either. So soak them for it, and at least pull some of their funds back into the realm of humans.

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[–] Mister2 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

It they're going to pollute our breathing air and use excess resources I have no problem with a shitlord profiting off them. I'm sure butter barges will pay whatever premium you decide to charge to make cosplay outfits for real womyn!

You should sew like a hidden shitlord message into every costume they won't find.

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[–] work_build_do 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Agreed. Make up a contract which requires 80% up front as a deposit. Give the ham a "No Later Than" date on the deposit to the effect of 5 business days from submission of contract. If the ham fails to deposit by that date cancel the order. If they actually want to buy, move them to the bottom of your waitlist, say 12 weeks out (after all you have other paying clients). At the end of the waiting period do a new contract, re-introduce the 'No Later Than" date and if hammy fails to make the date again they get Blacklisted and you'll never have to deal with them.

This becomes a case of you saying "You broke contract" and not the ham squeeing "My Conditions"

ETA: Charge by the bolt of cloth and not how much you use, that should make the finished price just out of reach for them.

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[–] l23r 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You could use the leftover scraps for making other stuff for them, like I sometimes use them and it's hard to find ones in my size because, yaknow, fatties. It's disgusting enough to imagine a dumpsterbarge using that item, let alone thinking about how "often" they probably wash them.

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[–] GoEatYourFeefees 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You just accept it and cross that bridge when you come to it. Look, if you make good shit, you're going to have customers. If you don't want a certain kind, put on your marketing and PR hat and figure out how to tactfully get rid of them.

Sure. There may be some backlash, but not big, and not from the customers you actually want.

Like Bruce Lee said, "Be like water, my friend."

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[–] Supersecretgf [S] 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

I have no idea how to get in touch with the person doing the article and I don't know how to explain to my friends wife that I don't want to be associated with her balloon cosplay

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[–] fabulousalpaca 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Tell her/him that you don't have time to become "famous". So while you're flattered, and you're happy for her, you'd rather your name be left out.

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[–] GoEatYourFeefees 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Sorry I changed my response while you commented. Would you be able to talk to your friend about it and see if he has any ideas?

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[–] mystic_chihuahua 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Can you contact the cosplay comps organisers and ask them who might be writing the article? You may have to ask your friend and his ham wife where the article is going to be published and track down the author that way.

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[–] Supersecretgf [S] 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

This is probably the most sound advice I've heard lol. My actual store only goes up to a women's/mens large, so I assume that will deter most of them

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[–] alc0 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I remember Spike saying that in Cowboy Bebop.

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[–] FreedomToast 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

This is a unique opportunity. You must play the body positivity angle. Social media will move the spotlight towards you and you can benefit from this aspect. Once you become relatively established you can fully open your identify and present yourself as a shitlord. This will ripple into the community, but you will still retain the soc ail benefit from a segment of the culture.

You can preset your skills as a great opportunity for fit people and fill that demand. Slowly manipulate the social sphere and get the greatest benefit for you. Your imagine is the great income generation and you an submit to being pro-fat or present yourself as being pro-human-shaped.

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[–] lawwwdknows 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I think this is the best answer, plus there are so many ways of subtly shitlording. Go into great detail about how incredibly hard and arduous it is to make a costume for a whale, versus a normal, enjoyable experience of making a regular outfit. Make the caveat clear that the whale outfits are the exception, and the true beauty of your craft can only be expressed in a regular human-sized costume, not a disproportioned, blown up canopy.

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[–] l23r 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

OP could also talk about "modifications" in outfits, but focus it on stuff like making the outfit accessible for someone who uses a wheelchair or crutches or for someone missing a limb. A good example would be this guy who makes awesome Halloween costumes which use his missing leg as a focal point.

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[–] wonderwomen 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

This sounds bad for business. The cosplay community are generally "tolerable" of fats. There so many fats into cosplay.

Make them pay through the teeth. Add in a hidden "fat tax" lol.

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[–] Rokuah 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

As a member of the cosplay community, we tolerate fats because they won't leave. But at any convention, the fit cosplayers who put the time and energy into an accurate cosplay that fits their body type will always get all the attention and praise compared to the coshams. I've never once had someone wonder who I was supposed to be, but I see hams get asked all the time who they're cosplaying. Thin privilege is looking like a character rather than just wearing their clothes.

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[–] lumberfatchest 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Do they? I've seen maybe one overweight cosplayer that wasn't constantly ridiculed tbh.

There's a reason all of the popular ones are hot, fit people.

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[–] Mister2 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

After the article is published find the thinnest and healthiest shitlady online and offer a free or discounted cosplay. The type of shitlady they wouldn't hesitate to thin shame or whatever they do to humans. This way you can say body positivity should be for everyone!

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[–] inablackbox 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Sorry, but if you make a lot of cosplays then you're bound to be dealing with fatties en masse. They love escaping from being themselves cosplay.

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[–] ShortWarrior 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Oh, just tell them you don't have enough fabric to make them a costume teehee.

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[–] Supersecretgf [S] 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

My store only goes up to a 40" waist, and that's for men. If a fat wants something, I make them measure themselves and then message me asking if I make it in their size. To remind them. But it doesn't phase most. I've seen all sorts of stuff, including waist measurements that are larger than chest, on a female, and male. It's horrible

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[–] noncrazycatlady 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Plus you know they won't measure their actual waist, they'll measure right under their udders or underneath their stomach rolls. So even if they say they have a 30" waist, you have no real guarantee that their measurements are actually real.

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[–] bammed 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

"Sorry, I no longer offer custom sizes!"

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[–] Not-a-goat 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

The way I see it, you have 2 options:

1) Take their money. I read in one of your answers that they send you their measurements. Work out a fee schedule that grows higher the fatter they are. If they want someone to suffer through sewing really nice circus tents for them, they better pay up for the considerable extra effort, time and material cost.

2) Refuse because you either want to keep to certain standard measurements to make your life easier, or you want to brand yourself to attract a certain type of clientele (shitlords/ladies).

Good luck, fellow cosplayer! I'm going to DragonCon in a few months and I'm dreading having to interact with all the coshams. At DC they frown big time on being rude, I need to figure out a way to shitlord without being overly aggressive.

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[–] mystic_chihuahua 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

All you have to do is look them up and down. You don't even need to have a disgusted look on your face. Just a quick scan of their body/costume and then turn away and pretend you didn't see them. Your uninterested dismissal of their existence will burn like napalm.

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[–] arrggg 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Your only hope is to change your answering machine message to this:

The fingers you have used to dial...

he he he

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[–] nonfat69 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Dude, you just hit the jackpot. Fats are fucking horrible with money

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