Costume :Son Of Man
Source :René Magritte
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Grand Cosplay Ball 2009

Costume Photos

Me & ZA at the Ball

Son Of Man

Son of cheese

At the Ball

Son Of Man

Reference artwork


Costume Information

Cost : £20
Time Taken : One hour

I've always liked this painting and thought, why not cosplay as it? I've already got a suit and shirt I can wear, so just need to get the hat and make an apple (which has now been made thanks to kii!).

I thought this would be a very different cosplay as I've not seen anyone cosplaying a painting before.


Avatar Image

This is rather a unique idea...I vaugely remember you explaining this to me at Aya. I wanna see how this pans out now :D

by Shenny on Tuesday, 25 August, 2009 - 02:03
Avatar Image

wOw, nice one Tom. For the Apple, I probably would have gone for the polystyrene ball, covered with a light coating of paper mache, or another coating of your choice.
Will be interesting to see the final piece.

by k4tt on Tuesday, 25 August, 2009 - 10:02
Avatar Image

Thanks guys. That is a great idea k4tt, but I'm considering using a real apple for this, hung from the hat with homemade leaves attached, just to save on money. I want to save cash for my next 'fine art' cosplay idea.

by drowned_panda on Monday, 31 August, 2009 - 17:15
Avatar Image

Ooooh what a clever idea! If you don't mind other people's work I'll make the apple for you Tom! It would be pretty similar to the top of my Millennium Rod. I just require to know how big your face is :)

by kiichan on Monday, 14 September, 2009 - 00:04
Avatar Image

Hey Kii I don't mind at all ^^ I'll drop you a message about it later today.

by drowned_panda on Monday, 14 September, 2009 - 08:11
Avatar Image

You are awesome.


by KhaosKreator on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 00:15
Avatar Image

This is so awesome. Its such a great idea and it really works well. Kudus. XX

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 00:17
Avatar Image

This is made of win.

by Crazedteensie on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 00:52
Avatar Image

Aw man, this is awesome XD So original!!

by Demented Kid on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 03:05
Avatar Image


this worked so well!!!

you looked ACE a very unique cosplay coice indeed and excelently executed XD

by MangaChild on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 11:50
Avatar Image

Thanks all for the comments! I'm really pleased that people liked it. I'm thinking of doing another painting cosplay XD

by drowned_panda on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 13:55
Avatar Image

Very cool, very original, and one of my favourite paintings ever - win all round!

by Mighty Odango on Thursday, 3 December, 2009 - 13:19
Avatar Image


by lolomalon on Thursday, 3 December, 2009 - 15:43
Avatar Image

Such a clever idea pulled off well :D

by Tak on Friday, 4 December, 2009 - 19:52
Avatar Image

This is the best cosplay I've ever seen.
Mainly as Magritte has been my favourite artist since I was tiny.
This makes me fan-girl squeel more than anything else!

by NakedSalad on Tuesday, 13 July, 2010 - 09:14
Avatar Image

Thanks to NS and others, its nice to hear this cosplay has pleased people. I may wear it again, as it was a lot of fun!

by drowned_panda on Monday, 26 July, 2010 - 17:26
Avatar Image

That's a great idea! Really nicely executed as well. :)

by Gracewing on Monday, 9 August, 2010 - 04:21
Avatar Image

Haha this is amazing!

by alienqueen on Wednesday, 11 May, 2011 - 15:40


Amecon ball (Posted 26th July 2010)

Wearing this at the Grand Cosplay Ball was a lot of fun, so I think I may wear it again to the upcoming Amecon ball. I may add some leaves to the apple to complete the effect, will have to look into how best to make them.

First steps (Posted 12th November 2009)

I have the suit & shirt ready. I also have the apple, thanks to Kiichan!

Now I just have to get a bowler hat and tie. Most o fth ehats I've seen so far have been pretty pricey, so going to look at some fancy dress shops and cheaper shops shortly.

I am still wondering whether to strap a frame on back, along with a background. It would look good, but could be very unweildy at the Cosplay Ball? I'll think about that.