A huge bunch of cosplayers were crossing the street and an old lady was crossing with us. She was incredibly good natured and was amused with us. It was really nice to see someone be completely accepting of people in costumes, because it's not normal (most of the time ^^;).
A lot of people approached my friends and I over the weekend. When they started talking to us, they seemed scared, or upset, or nervous, but by the end they were smiling and thanking us. Being patient and explaining what's happening makes people feel a lot better. Even if people are angry or make fun of you, I don't think it's smart to taunt them back. Cosplayers are really awesome people and we don't want our reputation to become negative.