While a thread about pet peeves while "in costume" is fine so long as it is not violating the code of conduct, pet peeves about other costumers is not appropriate. While we think we are not singling people out by making "general" statements, you actually are singling people out because you are referring to people that you have seen doing these types of things. I am sure there are people on this forum that use sports gear or have the type of scratches or helmets mentioned in this thread as well as cosplayers. Making fun and putting other down is not part of the spirit and community TDh wishes to embrace. Respect is to be extended to all members of the forum. Remember that when posting. Thank you.