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17 Jan 2011 - 19:2048480
Cosplays Chosen For You
Ever had someone pick out a character that they thought would suit you? And then once, you when you learn about said character, actually worked quite well for you in terms of looks and personality? Or have there been times when you just thought to yourself, "Just...No!"? XD


19 Jan 2011 - 02:0748575
I was suggested the Undertaker from Kuroshitsuji before I had seen the anime. I thought sounds good but I really need to see the show first. I did and loved the character. I think my friends chose well with that one.

I've never really had a bad choice suggested to me as most of my cosplay friends know what I am happy to cosplay.


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19 Jan 2011 - 03:5748585
Quote Sephirayne:
I was suggested the Undertaker from Kuroshitsuji before I had seen the anime. I thought sounds good but I really need to see the show first. I did and loved the character. I think my friends chose well with that one.

I've never really had a bad choice suggested to me as most of my cosplay friends know what I am happy to cosplay.

I'd have to agree there, you definitely would suit Undertaker from the start ^^ You seem to suit characters with white hair a lot X3 Ever considered Ukitake from Bleach by any chance? I had the same situation with Lust from FMA. I'd never watched the show or read the manga, and then awesomeness happened once I did Now my friend is talking about me cosplaying the rock star Nana, but I need to read, or watch it first XD I don't see any point cosplaying a character you don't know! XD


19 Jan 2011 - 11:3448594
I get suggestions about characters I should cosplay all the time, XD And usually after watching/reading where the character comes from I pretty much always end up falling for that character anyway and end up wanting to cosplay them, XD The most recent suggestion that I ended up cosplaying was Hunny from Ouran High School Host Club.

One of the reasons why I think I get so many suggestions is that I'm only 4ft 11' tall, so I'm perfect to cosplay small/short characters in groups etc. But yeah, I always try to see whatever the character comes from, and usually end up loving them anyway, XD


19 Jan 2011 - 13:2548603
Quote sensitive-inferno:
I get suggestions about characters I should cosplay all the time, XD And usually after watching/reading where the character comes from I pretty much always end up falling for that character anyway and end up wanting to cosplay them, XD The most recent suggestion that I ended up cosplaying was Hunny from Ouran High School Host Club.

One of the reasons why I think I get so many suggestions is that I'm only 4ft 11' tall, so I'm perfect to cosplay small/short characters in groups etc. But yeah, I always try to see whatever the character comes from, and usually end up loving them anyway, XD

And usually the short characters are no doubt the cute characters X3 I would've have definitely put you down for Hunny too :3 It's almost like these characters are just made to people, I swear to God! XD


19 Jan 2011 - 13:3148605
It happens to me a fair bit.. just last night my boyfriend told me to cosplay an asari from Mass Effect o.o

My friend natalie encouraged me to do Millia Rage cos it would suit me and I'm so curious most of the time, I just HAVE to try it just to see =D

If I don't think it will suit me at all or if I don't like the series/game/character, etc I won't.. for obvious reasons LOL!


19 Jan 2011 - 15:1148611
This is a great question - That has actually happened to me a few times if I can recall -

One of my earliest memories was when one of my friends flicked up my hair one day, she was like
"you look like Selphie from FF8. Ever considered cosplaying her?"
At the time I wasn't very familiar with the game and when she showed me a picture of Selphie I was like - "she's cute" but wasn't sure bout wanting to cosplay her cos I didn't know much bout her character or storyline.

Then when she told my other friends they were all like - "omg your definitely a Selphie" cos I usually have quite an upbeat and child like personality and I've been told I look young for my age loads ^^;;

Another was when we were discussing which Disney princess we'll suit and my same friends told me that I'll look really good as either Snow white (which I did cosplay in the end lol) or Mulan... (which I'm working on atm) but bless them it's those type of comments that encourages me to continue cosplay ^_~


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19 Jan 2011 - 23:5348664
Quote Butterfly-Goddess:

I'd have to agree there, you definitely would suit Undertaker from the start ^^ You seem to suit characters with white hair a lot X3 Ever considered Ukitake from Bleach by any chance? I had the same situation with Lust from FMA. I'd never watched the show or read the manga, and then awesomeness happened once I did Now my friend is talking about me cosplaying the rock star Nana, but I need to read, or watch it first XD I don't see any point cosplaying a character you don't know! XD


Thank you

Yes Ukitake has been suggested to me. I did consider the costume briefly but couldn't get into Bleach. I try to only cosplay from things I like. Even if I get into them after the costume suggestion.


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20 Jan 2011 - 01:2248675
Yus! XD My awesome friends Belle and Mhairi do this a lot and while I think I'll look awful, they always manage to pick characters that some how make me look semi decent. They chose Cornelius for me from Odin Sphere and also Melvin. I tend to struggle with characters because I look like no one, so if someone suggests a character I always look at the character and see if I agree.

I've had a few friends suggest Bayonetta because of my body proportions and while she'd be fun I just couldn't imagine being in public in something so skimpy. Same with Screaming Beauty from MGS4, I've been told I could suit her and I'd LOVE to cosplay her but...so revealing and blargh. Commander Sheppard is about as revealing as I'll get.

Bambi, you'd make a kick ass Asari! You have lovely eyes that would totally suit that cosplay


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20 Jan 2011 - 01:3748676
yeah, to me, this happens quite a lot. a uick look through my costumes says to me its probably about 30% ones that people have suggested for me, or they have requested i do for a group with them. examples are Stephen Stills, The Flash, Tres Iqus, Professor Layton, Kaito and Alexander Anderson.

When it comes to cosplay, im easy going. if omeone suggests something for me, or wants me in a group, then im usually up for it. i generally like people suggesting ideas for me, and i have a huge folder bursting with ref pics for future cosplays, a lot of which people have suggsted i do :3


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20 Jan 2011 - 13:2148683
Quote Member-XI:
I've had a few friends suggest Bayonetta because of my body proportions and while she'd be fun I just couldn't imagine being in public in something so skimpy.

She's not THAT skimpy if you think about it ^^ She just has a very tight costume. The only revealing bit about the outfit is the back. I say do it! X3 You'd look great as her! (I've joined the Bayonetta suggestion band wagon now, and I'm not getting off!!) X3


20 Jan 2011 - 13:2548684
This has happened to me a few times too! And more often now because my cosplay circle is a lot biggger than it was a year ago.

More of then than not it'll be when I've just gotten into a series and a friend will go 'oh you like so-and-so? Why don't you cosplay 'insert character' from it?

My only rule is I need to like the series first ^^,


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20 Jan 2011 - 13:3048685
Quote Fables:
This has happened to me a few times too! And more often now because my cosplay circle is a lot biggger than it was a year ago.

More of then than not it'll be when I've just gotten into a series and a friend will go 'oh you like so-and-so? Why don't you cosplay 'insert character' from it?

My only rule is I need to like the series first ^^,

I couldn't agree more. Half my trouble is that people suggest characters from series I never even heard about XD But I love watching new animes and reading manga (because I don't do that enough) Any characters you got suggested that really worked for you though? ^^


20 Jan 2011 - 15:1148687
This has happened to me a few times, and generally it works out very well! Dont think I've ever failed to enjoy wearing a cosplay someone else suggested to me! xD
Guess my friends just know me well enough to get a good feel for the characters I'd suit, and the ones I'd have fun doing~ ^^

The ones that most stand out in my memory are;
Izaya, Durarara!!
Mukuro, Reborn!
Teito, 07-ghost, almost falls into this category, but I chose him out of two that had been suggested, so I dunno if it counts 8'D lol

I've had a few people suggest I do Yuna from FFX, but female characters dont tend to be my thing... >.> lol


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20 Jan 2011 - 15:4048689
I've had this happen lots before, sometimes in a good way and other times in a bad. I used to be in a group with some people who always liked to peg me as the leftover characters to fill up the group, regardless of whether I realy liked them or not.
I agree though that when its friends who know you well, they can often pick the perfect characters that will suit you, often even before you do yourself. I had this happen with quite a few e.g Rika, Len...
I always like finding new animes and manga so bein suggested characters is sometimes a good way of findin new ones


20 Jan 2011 - 16:2648692
I haven't had many cosplays suggested to me really, but I have a long list of future cosplays I want to do anyway. I remember a few years ago someone suggested that I'd suit one of the sisters from Trinity Blood, but I've still only ever watched the first few episodes. And more recently my friends have said that I should cosplay as Jin from Blazblue (since I've already cosplayed as a few blonde characters) but I don't know that much about the game - I've only ever played it for a few rounds at a couple of conventions.

I have however offered to cosplay as Zero Kiryuu for Ichigo-chan and Spirit of the Stage since they will be cosplaying as Yuki and Kaname and I have actually seen the full anime and quite like the character ^_^


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20 Jan 2011 - 17:2148694
Quote justhewaydrmademe:
I've had this happen lots before, sometimes in a good way and other times in a bad. I used to be in a group with some people who always liked to peg me as the leftover characters to fill up the group, regardless of whether I realy liked them or not.

Yeah, that's why I'm not too keen on group Cosplays ;( It disheartens people that may want to do a really cool main character, when most of the get taken straight away by the creators of said group.


20 Jan 2011 - 17:4748696
Quote Butterfly-Goddess:
Quote Fables:
This has happened to me a few times too! And more often now because my cosplay circle is a lot biggger than it was a year ago.

More of then than not it'll be when I've just gotten into a series and a friend will go 'oh you like so-and-so? Why don't you cosplay 'insert character' from it?

My only rule is I need to like the series first ^^,

I couldn't agree more. Half my trouble is that people suggest characters from series I never even heard about XD But I love watching new animes and reading manga (because I don't do that enough) Any characters you got suggested that really worked for you though? ^^


I think the first one was my Zatanna costume! Even though it's old now it was an extremely fun costume to wear and I'm really glad it was suggested. Another one was Seras, which is my favourite costume out of all the ones I've done! Chun Li was a suggstion by a couple of friends but I haven't actually started her yet... So we'll have to see!

I have a huge folder of images of everyone who I'd like to cosplay but a lot of them aren't on Cosplay Island, either because I'm not doing it for ages or becuase I feel I don't have the skill, and some of these are suggestions too, like Eureka from Eureka Seven.


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20 Jan 2011 - 18:2248698
It's happening to me more and more LOL But I don't mind it!

The only cosplay I've done without having known the character well was Sebastian Michaelis from Kuroshitsuji...Didn't know much about the series ¬_¬ LOL


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20 Jan 2011 - 18:4448702
Quote sjbonnar:
It's happening to me more and more LOL But I don't mind it!

The only cosplay I've done without having known the character well was Sebastian Michaelis from Kuroshitsuji...Didn't know much about the series ¬_¬ LOL

Well, Sebastian is the Alucard of Kuroshitsuji, quite literally XD So I'm not suprised someone had suggested him to you! Did you like the series, or have yet to watch it? ^^


20 Jan 2011 - 20:4048709
This happens to me A LOT hahahahah.
Most recent one being a suggestion that I look like Hiccup from How To Train Your Dragon... now I'm gonna cosplay him XD
The response was kind of "OMG YES YOU LOOOK SO MUCH LIKE HIM DO IT NOW!"


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20 Jan 2011 - 22:4548722
Quote Butterfly-Goddess:
Quote sjbonnar:
It's happening to me more and more LOL But I don't mind it!

The only cosplay I've done without having known the character well was Sebastian Michaelis from Kuroshitsuji...Didn't know much about the series ¬_¬ LOL

Well, Sebastian is the Alucard of Kuroshitsuji, quite literally XD So I'm not suprised someone had suggested him to you! Did you like the series, or have yet to watch it? ^^


Have yet to watch it, but upon research...all I find is yaoi o_O


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21 Jan 2011 - 01:1348734
Quote sjbonnar:
Quote Butterfly-Goddess:
Quote sjbonnar:
It's happening to me more and more LOL But I don't mind it!

The only cosplay I've done without having known the character well was Sebastian Michaelis from Kuroshitsuji...Didn't know much about the series ¬_¬ LOL

Well, Sebastian is the Alucard of Kuroshitsuji, quite literally XD So I'm not suprised someone had suggested him to you! Did you like the series, or have yet to watch it? ^^


Have yet to watch it, but upon research...all I find is yaoi o_O

Yeah, there's a lot of Ciel x Sebby x this x that yada yada. But it's a comical series that I think you'd love. But I have a saying, "If it's not "yaoi-fied" the crap out of, it's not main stream enough! I plan to cosplay the gorgeous Madam Red at some point.


21 Jan 2011 - 11:0548755
Seifer - Final Fantasy VIII

The rest, as they say, is history! xD


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