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31 Mar 2010 - 16:3529099
cosplay for a bigger girl??
ok so here goes lol, im a girl on the big side (a 16-18 uk size) i was wondering if anyone had any ideas about a cosplay i could do as i dont feel good cosplaying stick thin girls (and they all seem to be stick thin) and then looking silly as im def not stick thin (im not huge but def not a model lol).
I have seen a few big ppl cosplayer and they all look fantastic.

i hope no-one gets offended by this post.


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31 Mar 2010 - 16:5929101
hmm u shudnt feel u have to be restricted about who u cosplay but maybe just someone who doesnt dresss all slutty n that?


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31 Mar 2010 - 17:0529102
It does not matter what size you are ^^ you can cosplay anyone you want, cosplay should not be based on size but based on the character your cosplaying cause you love them hehe.

No matter what cosplay you do, I think you will look awesome. x


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31 Mar 2010 - 17:1129103
i def wouldnt feel ok cosplaying somone who barely has any covering lol, ty for advice so far, have tryed a few cosplays which ppl said looked ok, but i felt out of place with all the fantastic cosplays that looked just right.... felt mine were off cos of the weight issue.


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31 Mar 2010 - 17:1829104




Shugo Chara! And if you haven't seen it... SEEEEE IT C:

Any outfits with big puffy dresses works as well :3



Last edited by tteugeo (31 Mar 2010 - 17:18)
31 Mar 2010 - 17:1829105
Quote Rwylin:
i def wouldnt feel ok cosplaying somone who barely has any covering lol, ty for advice so far, have tryed a few cosplays which ppl said looked ok, but i felt out of place with all the fantastic cosplays that looked just right.... felt mine were off cos of the weight issue.


I know a girl who has a wonderful figure and is "afraid" of showing too much of her skin...I don't think it's a bad thing at all! Just choose more modest characters. I always try to make skirts longer than they should be (I'll probably get citisized for that but who cares?!) just cos I feel uncomfortable otherwise.
You look how you want to look, not how everyone else wants to!

Find clothes that suit you, as well as resembling the character. If the outfit looks good on you you'll pull the character off well, even if you don't look identicle!



Last edited by Hannah-Kiwii (31 Mar 2010 - 17:19)
31 Mar 2010 - 17:5129106
you shouldn't worry about size or anything as at the end of the day cosplay is for fun,so as long as you choose a character that you like whose outfit you like and feel comfortable in you should be fine =D

as long as you have fun that's what counts


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31 Mar 2010 - 17:5729107
The first thing you should always do (weather you're big or not) is to decide what kind of things suit you and try to pick something around that.

If you're a fairly round apple shape or a pear then try to avoid form hugging things especially ones that focus on the character having a small waist. Corsets do help with this sometimes however so if you have one it's worth trying out what kind of shape you can get with it on. I've seen school uniforms look really good on larger girls, especially the kind of style in Card Captor Sakura. Robes and anything flowing from below the bust can look good too!

If you're like me and an hourglass then you can go for more form fitting things. The key with an hourglass figure is to draw focus to the waist. Going for non-fitted costumes can mean you'll end up looking bigger than you actually are as it hides your waist and hangs from the largest parts of the body instead.

Unless the character is specifically known for her thinness then I really wouldn't worry too much about picking characters that are bigger or smaller than you. If you make sure you pick a costume that suits you and make sure it fits nicely, then few people will care that you're not the exact same size as the character.

Tbh if not being the same weight as the character is that much of an issue for you then do look at larger characters. There's a fair few around however, the problem with that is you may have trouble finding characters that are only slightly bigger, most I've seen are extremely overweight or very oddly proportioned.

Really though, it's fairly common to find someone you think is thinner/prettier/etc doing the same costume as you or that you don't look exactly like the character, but tbh weight isn't everything and if you let it get to you then you're probably never going to be happy with your costume. No one is ever going to look exactly like the character because it is just a drawing in the end, what's important is to have fun and do the best job you can on the costume you pick. ^^


31 Mar 2010 - 18:0229108
I have to agree with everyone. Cosplay doesn't matter on size. It's something that you do for enjoyment and also for characters that you enjoy. For example when I cosplayed Yuffie from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children I was a size 16 and the people that I was with (it was halloween) all thought that it was great. It's the same with my Sora cosplay's. So I say cosplay whoever you want to it doesn't matter about your weight just go for someone your comfortable with and remember cosplay is all about fun!


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31 Mar 2010 - 18:3029109
Quote Rwylin:
ok so here goes lol, im a girl on the big side (a 16-18 uk size) i was wondering if anyone had any ideas about a cosplay i could do as i dont feel good cosplaying stick thin girls (and they all seem to be stick thin) and then looking silly as im def not stick thin (im not huge but def not a model lol).
I have seen a few big ppl cosplayer and they all look fantastic.

i hope no-one gets offended by this post.


You don't really need to worry about what weight you are when cosplaying. Only people who don't understand the joys of cosplay will b*tch about someone being "too fat" to cosplay, or saying "no, Sailor Moon is skinny" or whatever are generally guys that only go to cosplay conventions to oogle at scanitly clad girls. They're usually the same people that say disabled people should cosplay. They're jerks to be frank.

From what I can see from browsing your photos of you in costume, the best sorta costume if you're worried about your weight is one that is tightest under the bust, and is tighter around your boobs.

As it stands, you look a lot like the same size as my friend RiverVine (who isn't on Cosplay Island). She has cosplayed Chii, Misa, Shuichi and Cloud. She's doing Sora this expo, but she's gonna be doing Sailor Neptune and Sailor Moon at one point too.

And anyway, she's stumbled across a granny doing Rikku. Is that appropiate? Not really lol, but who cares if she enjoyed it!

And I think this makes sense. College has melted my braincells atm so..


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31 Mar 2010 - 18:5529110
well you don't have to worry extremely about size - just find a character (that you like) who's costume design suits your shape
*this is for ALL size/height matters*

for example: Lulu from final fantasy x is always a good one for 'bigger' girls




a bodice always gives you a yummy waist♥


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31 Mar 2010 - 19:2829114
I'm really with Sephirayne on this, she's spot on!

Also, here's a tip which I'm sure I've chucked all over these forums now, but I will reinforce it!

When you make a costume, you are making it for YOU and NOT the character. Some people can be stubborn and insist that altering a costume for their figure makes it inaccurate - I think that's a small price to pay for looking amazing in it


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31 Mar 2010 - 20:1229121
I'm a dress size larger than you, and I have to admit, once I started cosplaying, I was very afraid of what I could and couldnt wear. I still am sometimes, but only every now and then.

Don't let it get to you, what I do is-like others have mentioned-use artistic licence! Make a skirt in inch longer, or change a sleeve cut, whatever makes you feel more comfortable. (This is something I did with Hatsune Miku for example)

Experiment, and see what you feel comfortable in. hings like lolita dresses are a good place to tart, I found
(And, personally, I find that bigger is beautiful)


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31 Mar 2010 - 21:2829125
Well, here's my 2 cents worth xD

Matsumoto Rangiku from Bleach - the shinigami robes are quite flattering in a sense you can accentuate you ' curves ' and conceal areas you are less confident about.

Any character with quite ' flowey robes ' that don't cut too short to the waist or hug close to the skin like

Belldandy : Ah My Goddess
Tsunade : Naruto
maybe even Neo Queen Serenity? : Sailor Moon her dress flows out nicely onces it hits just under her chest.

My personal opinion is to go for the more curvaceous characters , like the women who have more developed figures ( there's always at least one voluptuous beauty in most anime shows! )


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31 Mar 2010 - 21:4429127
Altering cosplays is the best thing to do to make it suit you. I've had to lengthen skirts/dresses so that they suit me better and hide the parts I want to hide, mine mainly being stretch marks >_<

I've found that a good pair of support tights/pants, as ugly and unsexy as they are, are amazing at making legs, bums and tums look better, they really make a huge difference, even if you're just wearing trousers and something simple.

Characters who wear kimonos are good as it's quite a flattering shape

Using different fabrics can make a big difference too, using ones which aren't so clingy can make a big difference too.

There's plenty of cosplays to try out, as long as you feel comfortable that's the main thing


31 Mar 2010 - 22:5529129
well i know how you feel dear im a pretty large guy weight and body size wise so i tend to look for some bigger guy cosplays for example my gluttony is my first sucessful attempt


31 Mar 2010 - 23:4529132
Your Gluttony is the best XD

Anyway i agree here, editing the costume so it suits you is and the best way =]


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01 Apr 2010 - 10:4729140
Lol I'm having this problem at the moment, I'm doing Yuna's Floral Falla and she shows a lot of skin, and yeah xD I'm scared people will criticise me for eating "too many pies" and most jerks will say (I've seen those horrible threads where people look at overweight cosplayers and make fun of them >_> but then again I won't care, I hope people will be disctracted by the costume and not my size xD


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01 Apr 2010 - 11:1329142
if your a bigger gal, then go for flowing (like seph mentioned) or go for ones with cleavage!

That's one thing the skinny girls will never have (naturally anyway...)

Or if you're not happy displaying the ladies, then pick a costume that emphasizes your favorite part of your body, legs, killer waist, a pout posh spice would die for! That was you'll always have at least 1 part of your costume you love, and if you ever feel low, go and stare at that part in a mirror.

I'm a size 12/14 and just got up in front of the whole if kitacom in see-though pants and a corset. (man I love corsets, bye bye flab, hello waist line!) and survived!

If you have the confidence to wear it in public, then screw what anyone else thinks tbh.

Curvy girls are sexy.. and we get to eat cake! win win in my book!


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01 Apr 2010 - 11:3829143
You should do Cindy from Final Fantasy X,then I will love you forever


01 Apr 2010 - 13:0829145
at least you're willing to cosplay to your body size, that's a very strong thing to do and it's great you want to work with it! there's loads of characters you could do...


01 Apr 2010 - 17:5429153
I'm a big girl aswell....size 20 to 22, just becuase I have a bum hips and boobs lol. I always look for characters that I can use and edit their cosplays to fit me.

It doesnt matter what size you are hunny, its about having fun. I have to wear shorts and tights a lot of the time with cosplay because of my legs, but I make it work.


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02 Apr 2010 - 07:5929169
I think as long as you enjoy cosplaying as that character that you love doing and you're having fun and as long as you don't get those stupid/mean comments get to you, you'll do fine at anything :'D <3



Last edited by FrankieEstee (02 Apr 2010 - 08:00)
05 Apr 2010 - 20:3229301
Pick a character you like. Alter the design slightly if necessary to flatter your shape. Sorted.

It's not about size so much as picking something that suits you. I agree with SephNoir, GunstarVixen, etc. A skinny girl can look silly in a costume that doesn't suit her just as easily as a curvy one.

If you've got it, flaunt it and if you don't want to then wear something you feel comfortable and confident in. Personally, that means being a boy, covered in fake gore or dressed as a toaster. It is very sad that I am more comfortable with my pants over some leggings (or even forgoing the trousers altogether...) than in a pretty dress or with any sort of cleavage, but that's the way it is. I'm not exactly skinny, but I've got nice legs, so I get those out. As others have said, find the bit of your body you like best and choose something that shows that off, be it your waist or boobs or legs or bum or whatever.



Last edited by Pudding (05 Apr 2010 - 20:34)
05 Apr 2010 - 20:3729303
I'm pretty big and curvy too! I in May I'm hiding all my flab away in a biiiig fursuit and hide my face!^^ Then I feel like I can do whatever I want and not be criticised!
I always thing cosplaying should take into account the costume anyways, and not the size of the person in said costume.


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