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05 Jan 2014 - 15:48110088
Does anyone else have a cosplay type?
I'm not sure how to word it, but does anyone else have one sort of character that they always seem to pick.
My friends recently have all said to me 'you need to stop picking butlers!' when my most recent choice was in fact not a butler, but a vampire.

It must just be formal attire, black/darkly coloured hair that is quite messy and mid-length and usually wearing glasses that appeals to me for cosplay... I think it's quite safe and it suits me. Also I often feel more comfortable crossplaying as I get pretty self concious about my body and these characters tend to wear very modest clothing.

I just wanted to know, am I the only one? What are everyone else's types?


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05 Jan 2014 - 16:14110090
Yeah I get what you're saying. I don't do it so much with the attire but I try to match my own height and build to the character I'm wanting to portray - I'd never tell anyone to not do a cosplay they wanted to do, but for me I often have characters I'd love to cosplay but I just know that I wouldn't pull it off. So yeah, I think I definitely have a 'type' in that regard, if that makes sense!


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05 Jan 2014 - 16:21110092
I know what you mean i tend to pick costumes based on my size as im as fat as i am it allows me to cosplay characters that are rarely done



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05 Jan 2014 - 16:24110093
I usually cosplay the Villains or the ones thay look like villains. If that makes sense? I dunno. I cross play a lot too. I'm more comfortable like that.


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05 Jan 2014 - 16:25110094
I usually cosplay the Villains or the ones thay look like villains. If that makes sense? I dunno. I cross play a lot too. I'm more comfortable like that.


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05 Jan 2014 - 17:08110097
I tend to lean towards the happy/bright/colourful/cutesy characters more than anything else... I've tried cosplaying as "darker" characters in the past, and whilst I admire their personalities and designs, I just can't become like them... It doesn't help when I go to cons that I turn into this bright bubbly mess of happiness. XD


05 Jan 2014 - 17:23110098
I defiantly have a type. Normally its the characters that creep in some form, villains, or characters that definitely live in the grey area. I feel I pull them off better than good guys or ones with all good morals.


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05 Jan 2014 - 18:02110101
I tend to stick to characters I know I can pull off in my own way, including a time machine! I avoid stick thin characters as I know it just won't look good on a curvy figure.


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05 Jan 2014 - 20:42110113
I am one 5th of Blood/Sugar Cosplay and the reason we're called that is that we tend to pick either creepy, fake-blood-soaked cosplays (Blood) or super-cute kids' cartoons (Sugar) to cosplay from.

It's a bit difficult to tell with my cosplay list because I've cosplayed a lot of stuff for/with my friends that I'm not actually a fan of the series or character because they really wanted to do it as a group. I'm kinda not doing as much of that from now on though as I've put a lot of my dream cosplays on hold in the past because of it. Still gonna do groups, just gonna refuse to do them if I really don't like the costume or have something I wanna do more, lol. Apparently I've cosplayed a lot of blondes as well without noticing it (I was tidying my wigs earlier into colour-co-ordinated boxes and zomg, so many blonde wigs!).

Personally, I like cosplays that are green and I have a thing for gingers. Combine the two and you have my perfect cosplay. I dunno if that counts as a type though exactly?

Um, maybe sassy old people? That is like my favourite thing ever tbh. I cosplayed Mrs. Hudson and my planned list includes multiple old ladies (and a few grumpy old men too).

And craic-tastic cosplays of course... I went through a phase pre-2012 of picking characters who refused to wear trousers and I cosplayed Shizuka Marikawa from HotD purely because I got to make redonculously huge fake boobies. Oh, and not forgetting inanimate objects. I'm doing the Tower of Barad-Dur later in the year and I once cosplayed a toaster (technically not inanimate, but, whatevs). Plus, my planned list (not online) includes at least 2 cars...

OK, so I don't actually have 1 "type" per-se, apparently I have, like, 20 types... hmm. Oops!


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06 Jan 2014 - 11:08110136
I like to try and cosplay all the characters i would like to but i tend to find that im better at cosplay the small/shota type characters, especially the blondies lol
I tend to find that i stay away from the more serious characters.


06 Jan 2014 - 13:05110137
I'm not sure I do. I tend towards crossplay, and slightly deranged characters, but overall variety is my thing


06 Jan 2014 - 14:36110148
Normally i just pick characters that I would enjoy being for a day or two, also cosplay that aren't to intricate to build or clunky to walk about in all day.


06 Jan 2014 - 15:20110149
I find myself going for magical girls or Idol characters. They tend to have a range from the tomboyish to aloof, but I usually end up going for the level headed ones out of the group.
Normally if something has been done to death as well I wont choose to cosplay that unless I really, really like it and feel I can put my own spin on it. It usually means less recognition, but when someone does their happiness is priceless. All in all though I just go for what I want to make first and foremost as it's just not the type of hobby where you can go throwing your money away based on whims and what you think will get you noticed.


06 Jan 2014 - 15:24110150
My bestfriend made the joke that I only cosplay redheads, people in leather or people with no pants, or a mix of these. I prefer to think that I cosplay as strong female characters who are slightly over the top like Mad Moxxi or characters that mean something to me on a personal level like Cheshire Cat. Plus if a character is a little bit twisted, I'm gunna love them.


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06 Jan 2014 - 18:07110162
I am pretty new to this, but when it comes to choosing things I'm planning on doing, I like to have something physically in common with the character. For the most part, it's short hair (Rocket, Domino, etc.). I don't want to just be a short, curvy version of a character, so if nothing else, at least I have hair in common.
I'm putting a lot of effort into losing weight, and I think this will become less of an requirement as I get thinner, but for now it helps me get comfortable in the character.



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06 Jan 2014 - 18:46110167
I usually end up picking Villains or cosplays that involve face paint. Mainly because I like looking completely different to what I usually look and most the time my photos are better when my face is covered with face paint!


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06 Jan 2014 - 23:42110186
I like to cosplay as masked characters, preferably ones that hide the eyes as it makes them seem more sinister (I will probably try cosplaying as Corvo Attano from Dishonored at some point).

Masks mean that I don’t have to worry about having a similar face or hair for the character that I’m cosplaying and it makes it easier for me to feel like the character. The downside is that the masks often make it harder to breath, see or hear which can be uncomfortable.


07 Jan 2014 - 12:55110196
Does anyone else have a cosplay type? Reply
Quote OneHellOfAButler:
I'm not sure how to word it, but does anyone else have one sort of character that they always seem to pick.
My friends recently have all said to me 'you need to stop picking butlers!' when my most recent choice was in fact not a butler, but a vampire.

It must just be formal attire, black/darkly coloured hair that is quite messy and mid-length and usually wearing glasses that appeals to me for cosplay... I think it's quite safe and it suits me. Also I often feel more comfortable crossplaying as I get pretty self concious about my body and these characters tend to wear very modest clothing.

I just wanted to know, am I the only one? What are everyone else's types?


I don't have a cosplay type. Yet.


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07 Jan 2014 - 22:43110221
I definitely have a type, the characters I do generally tend to be quite "manly" except for Leon Kennedy but that's about as pretty I get with my cosplays.

When I was younger I thought about doing some anime characters as I'm quite slender naturally and very tall but I never got around to it... although Spike Spiegel is an option for one day


08 Jan 2014 - 01:21110229
Haha yeah I definitely have a type. If it's not a scientist, then it's someone who has some kind of duality about them. Either due to a rage/social issue or they're literally two beings in one person. Dunno why, but it's something I've noticed. C:


11 Jan 2014 - 15:38110318
Kinda, I tend to go for the short characters or someone who is close to my own personality so that I know I could pull said character off okay.


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