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07 Oct 2009 - 17:0520608
Height help?
Okay, so im in LOOOVE with hetalia, and have been planning to cosplay america for a while now, as he's... Well. Awsome. Our personalitys also match up pretty well to ;D My problem being that im 5ft 3... I do own a pair of platforms with give me another 4 inches, but they're hidiously inacurate, And so my dielema!

Do i use the nasty boots? Or just go with my height, and use acurate boots, and stay short, or just scratch the idea and cosplay someone else from hetalia im a little less enthusiasic about? :S I do like england ALMOST equaly, however, im not really that moody...well, past 1pm ;D


07 Oct 2009 - 17:1420609
Quote Neko-Chan:

Do i use the nasty boots?


NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO AND DOUBLE NO!
I hate it when people use innacurate platforms for costumes.

Go with your height and accurate shoes, you need to make sure you get the proportions right

I'm 5ft and I don't even consider it a variable when it comes to choosing who to cosplay (I'm not a 7ft man, neither am I a small doll).
I use this to get accurate scalled down measurements for coutumes and props.
http://www.drakkashi.com/download.html

Dumping a cosplay you want to do because you are too short is a really dumb idea.



Last edited by infinitydragon (07 Oct 2009 - 17:20)
07 Oct 2009 - 17:3220610
honestly height really isnt an issue, theres nothing worse than someone cosplaying and wearing a pair of newrocks or platforms and them not only looking inacurate but also disproportionate to your body.

Like infinitydragon says, go with your regular height


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07 Oct 2009 - 17:4020611
Quote infinitydragon:
Quote Neko-Chan:

Do i use the nasty boots?


NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO AND DOUBLE NO!
I hate it when people use innacurate platforms for costumes.

Go with your height and accurate shoes, you need to make sure you get the proportions right

I'm 5ft and I don't even consider it a variable when it comes to choosing who to cosplay (I'm not a 7ft man, neither am I a small doll).
I use this to get accurate scalled down measurements for coutumes and props.
http://www.drakkashi.com/download.html

Dumping a cosplay you want to do because you are too short is a really dumb idea.


Using the boots was about the last thing i want to do (i stupidly did it once before. >_> I know dumping it is a pretty dumb idea, but if i were to get a photo with someone they're likely to tower over myself, although saying that, there are ways to work round that...

Thankyou very very much for the link though! ^^ That will be so usefull <3

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honestly height really isnt an issue, theres nothing worse than someone cosplaying and wearing a pair of newrocks or platforms and them not only looking inacurate but also disproportionate to your body.

Like infinitydragon says, go with your regular height


Like i said, my main issue being when im with my group although the boots are definately out now! ^^ (of corse they're still good for everyday wear )


08 Oct 2009 - 09:2520650
If you're worried about group pictures, and seeing as you're America, I would suggest taking a step out in front of everyone and doing his hero pose. Make sure you're not blocking the others with it, but it means you have a character pose and you can change the perceptive a little. Obviously, try and work it around your group a little (it might be a bit difficult with a particularly large group, but it would work well in a group of three or five).

Good luck!


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08 Oct 2009 - 12:0120654
ARG giant shoes nooooooooooooo!

imho they just don't look right (unless of course the character actually wears massive shoes), and distract away from what would otherwise be an awesome costume.

Just try and make sure you stand in the foreground of your pictures, and put taller people further back, this will create the illusion of height.

But to be perfectly honest, don't worry about it. Height accuracy is the last thing people should worry about. Get the costume right and get some good poses and no one will even notice!

First rule of cosplay, HAVE FUN!!


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08 Oct 2009 - 18:2120674
Thankyou guys all so much! i'll remember this when doing photos!! ^^ And america's hero pose is pretty much compursiry! haha. Progress and such should be underway soon :3


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