In case my stand on it isn’t perfectly clear…
I don’t care WHAT SIZE you are - if you want to cosplay, do it. If the person cosplaying doesn’t fit your particular ideal of a character, that’s fine, but try and keep your comments civil. I’ve seen a number of negative comments online about some SDCC costumes, and it makes me so sad and angry…
Do you know how long some people work on costumes? Do you know the guts it takes to walk out onto a crowded floor, surrounded by strangers in something you have never shown anyone before? I promise you, every cosplayer is going to be super critical of every picture they see, and worry themselves to death over angles and details later, so why add to that stress? Just like real life, you can have a thousand comments about how great you look showing off a new haircut or t-shirt, but the one you’ll remember is the negative bombshell.
I choose to do characters that suit my body type - I don’t see me doing Wasp or Kitty Pryde any time soon, because I’m a ginormous beast of a woman, and just don’t see me pulling them off, but that’s MY personal choice. I’m not knocking anyone else cosplaying whatever they damn please, because we’re all goofballs playing dress up and celebrating being giant dorks in name of having a good time.
So seriously, interwebz, yank your underoos out of your collective butt and calm down.