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01 Sep 2012 - 17:1190321
What can I possibly cosplay?
Hello everyone I'm new on this forum and you guys probably get a ton of these sort of threads, but I really need to ask you guys "What can I cosplay?".

I'm a guy, I'm 16 years old, 175 cm tall, have semi long white hair and I'm pretty skinny.

I love anime's such as The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Gurren Lagann, Naruto, Elfen Lied, Last Exile (yeah I love pretty much all anime that I've watched).

I don't feel like writing all of the anime's I've seen so you can just post something and ask me whether or not I've watched it or not.

(watch my photo to see what I look like)

Last edited by Totoro (01 Sep 2012 - 17:19)
03 Sep 2012 - 06:3090388
There's not any one character I can say 'This one' to, even if you were the spit of him, her or it. There's too many factors; how much are you spending? Can you sew? Do you want to carry a sword and shield or are you a gun type? Will the shoes be comfortable for all day con wear? Etc, etc.

So, let's say I think you look like Mamoru/Darien from Sailor Moon, and I say 'Cosplay as Tuxedo Mask!', you might think he's a galvanting pretty boy and even if you did dress up in a hat and cape, you'd despise the character.

Who do you *like* from your shows? I'm not listing them; I'd be here all day. If you like your character and you think you have the ability to put the costume together, do it. Your enjoyment of the character will carry you through tough crafty bits much more than 100% accuracy.

'There is only do or do not. There is no try.'
03 Sep 2012 - 09:1890391
Exactly as LewaKyser has written. There's really no point cosplaying a character you have no love for. It will make the whole experience tedious to make and you may even give up half way through.

Though you can look the forums for events you plan to go to and see what groups are being formed and if there is a character you like that fits into a group it is often good to do that as you get to meet people as you cosplay.

Knowing what characters you suit will come with time. Also when you pick characters take a good look at the skill set you have. Myself my background was handsewing as I had never touched a machine and was scared I was going to lose my fingers in one so I chose two characters to begin with - one was heavily built up from parts I bought with minimal modification and the other was completely made. It meant that I always had a backup cosplay if my hand sewing wasn't up to scratch

Also whether your happy to invest in wigs or use your own hair will heavily depict what character you can be Some of the characters I cosplay were as a direct result of looking in my wig box and going - ah that would work for so and so. You may even have a closet cosplay at your disposal

Sorry we didn't give any exact answers but if there are say three or four characters your toying with the idea of you can post them and we will have a think but to be honest with contacts and wigs you can really make yourself look like a lot of characters

03 Sep 2012 - 10:5690396
Cosplay is entirely up to the person doing it. What we may say that will suit you, you may loathe the character and hate the idea of cosplaying them.

Cosplay has very little to do with what you look like, in my opinion. Okay, hair colour can be a factor, but you can get a wig to overcome that. You should just cosplay who.you.like.

If you're worried, as you've never cosplayed before, look around the forums for groups that are going to the con you're going to. If there is a group you like, see about joining them. That's the easiest way.

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