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13 Jan 2014 - 12:21110392
Cosplay feedback needed!
Okay. This sounds needy, I know. But recently I've recieved some pretty nasty comments about my Jim Moriarty Cosplay, and I'm contemplating whether to finish it not. Can anyone give me some honest feedback please? Would be really helpful. Thanks!


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13 Jan 2014 - 12:55110393
The costume looks perfectly fine to me, in fact I like the way you've done the makeup to give that slightly crazy weathered look. Unfortunately getting negative feedback is always going to be part of cosplay- people will try to undemine your confidence to make them feel better about themselves. It took me a very long time to realise that what others think really doesn't matter, don't let nasty people spoil your fun!


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13 Jan 2014 - 17:30110399
To be honest, I think your cosplay is really great! You face really suits it and you really shouldn't worry about negative feedback, it's just people being pathetic.


13 Jan 2014 - 18:09110401
looks good to me, don't let the nasties get you down, i've found that in many hobbies there will always be the minority who will try to pull you down. If you are happy with it then go for it, no one elses opinion matters.


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13 Jan 2014 - 18:58110403
Honestly and truthfully, I can see nothing negative about your cosplay. Your make-up is awesome, your hair rocks, you look awesome.

People put others down to make themselves feel better. I know how hard it can be, but you just have to ignore them. (:


13 Jan 2014 - 19:33110406
You shouldn't get upset over negative unless if its constructive criticism. If it is people being rude, just ignore them and move on.

As for feedback, one of the issues of cosplaying a real life person is unfortunately the wide variation in faces. Some people just can't look like other people, and sometimes they can. (I've cosplayed my fair share of real life people so I know sometimes you have to try and get as close as you can and just accept that you won't look exactly like them).

What I would suggest however, is perhaps try and do a bit more with make-up. I would still say your face looks pretty feminine at the moment and although Andrew Scott doesn't have a jaw you can grate cheese on, he still has distinctive 'manly' features.

Look up techniques on how to do 'man' make-up. Darken the pits of your eyes and square out your jaw a little more. Darken or draw the lines that come either side between your nose and your mouth and perhaps find another technique for the stubble (I've seen a coarse sponge and loose black powder work very well). Also your eyebrows look pretty feminine, it looks like you've darkened them, but you've retained your normal shape. Check Andrew Scott's eyebrows again, as they're a pretty distinctive facial feature, they have a quirky shape and its where he expresses a lot of himself. Have a go at trying to get the shape right and you should be good.

Additionally, try and take clearer photos, with either a better quality camera or in a brighter lit room, it will do wonders even just for WIPs. (Again, this is something I often forget to do).

These are just suggestions and of course you can ignore them, but I hope it was useful to you. But obviously at the end of the day accept constructive criticism. Don't accept people being rude.


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13 Jan 2014 - 21:49110416
Thanks guys!


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13 Jan 2014 - 21:54110420
Quote Monkey:
You shouldn't get upset over negative unless if its constructive criticism. If it is people being rude, just ignore them and move on.

As for feedback, one of the issues of cosplaying a real life person is unfortunately the wide variation in faces. Some people just can't look like other people, and sometimes they can. (I've cosplayed my fair share of real life people so I know sometimes you have to try and get as close as you can and just accept that you won't look exactly like them).

What I would suggest however, is perhaps try and do a bit more with make-up. I would still say your face looks pretty feminine at the moment and although Andrew Scott doesn't have a jaw you can grate cheese on, he still has distinctive 'manly' features.

Look up techniques on how to do 'man' make-up. Darken the pits of your eyes and square out your jaw a little more. Darken or draw the lines that come either side between your nose and your mouth and perhaps find another technique for the stubble (I've seen a coarse sponge and loose black powder work very well). Also your eyebrows look pretty feminine, it looks like you've darkened them, but you've retained your normal shape. Check Andrew Scott's eyebrows again, as they're a pretty distinctive facial feature, they have a quirky shape and its where he expresses a lot of himself. Have a go at trying to get the shape right and you should be good.

Additionally, try and take clearer photos, with either a better quality camera or in a brighter lit room, it will do wonders even just for WIPs. (Again, this is something I often forget to do).

These are just suggestions and of course you can ignore them, but I hope it was useful to you. But obviously at the end of the day accept constructive criticism. Don't accept people being rude.


Thank you for the advice! Sadly, I'm waiting for a better camera as my phone camera is on the way out and I will start getting serious with makeup very soon. And yes, I understand the difference between constructive critisim. But then there's people who just tell you to "Give up. You're embarrassing yourself." Which is just. Plain. Rude.


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13 Jan 2014 - 21:56110421
Looks fine to me to be honest...
Don't let anyone put you off your costume, just have fun and do what you like


13 Jan 2014 - 22:12110422
did you get them from MCM facebook group? it does look familiar...
90% of comments on there are trolls. thats all they do and its gotten ridiculous!

but your cosplay looks really good


13 Jan 2014 - 22:45110425
ASDFGHJKL thank you!

And no. People were pretty nice on there. I got them on twitter mainly. And thanks! ^.^


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