Hi all! I wasn't sure where exactly to put this post, but since the topic is mostly focused on creativity and crafting I thought this would be a good place to pick the creative minds of Ovarit!
Full disclosure, I'm a huge nerd and have loved cosplaying for a long time. My interest in nerd culture is, I think, what helped me to peak earlier than some others since I got to watch and experience the take-over of nerddom by the woke over the past decade. It's been grim.
Anyways, I've been to quite a few fandom conventions in the past as a completely covert radfem, but I'm starting to feel more bold and courageous and I want to do what TRAs constantly accuse us of - I want to send out a "TERF dogwhistle" with my cosplay as the convention world starts to open back up.
I know I need to be careful, which is why I'd like to find a way to send the message without being super obvious. I want others to know that there are radfems like them out there. It really helps with morale, like when I saw a car on the highway with a WoLF sticker a couple of weeks ago! It was so heartening to see that I'm not the lone radfem in my area.
So I've been thinking about creating some kind of "TERF Witch" costume, considering that this entire gender movement has been nothing but one big witch hunt.
I'd like to use RedKatherinee's witch artwork as inspiration, but not directly copy it. Here's an album with two of her radfem witches that I love.
Her witch is pretty standard, which is why I think it could fly under the radar. The devil's in the details. I obviously cannot carry around a cauldron full of genderspecial wristbands, but the biology textbook is pretty hilarious. The second image is less straightforward outside of the "TERF" on her apron and the "Die cis scum!" being shouted from the pie, both of which could be removed to make it a simple "spooky witch with a gory pie" to the unaware onlooker.
What do you all think about this idea? Do you go to conventions, and what would you think seeing something like this walking around?
Am I crazy and setting myself up for abuse or worse? I know that even posting this is putting a possible target on me (or anyone dressed as a witch...) due to how insane some of our stalkers are. But I'm getting to the point where it's a risk I'm willing to take. Might help peak more people to see how TRAs react in real life.