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05 Sep 2012 - 17:1990515
Slender Man Cosplay
Hi guys!

Me and my friends have been talking about interesting cosplays that haven't been done (or a lot).

One idea I came up with was... Slender Man!

If you don't know who Slender Man is, you can find a link to the Slender Man Wikia HERE!

Or if you'd just like to see some reference images...

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The problem is that I'm only 5ft 5" (165cm) but still growing (yay growth spurts) and Slender Man is at least 6 ft (180cm).

I've decided on my cosplay for MCM Expo October (Togepi - Pokemon) and I'll probably be attending another event for February or May.

Please leave any suggestions for whether this is a good choice of cosplay, whether I should wait until I'm as tall as Peter Crouch or whatever!

Thank you! ^____^

05 Sep 2012 - 17:2790517
My fiancé cosplayed him at Ame, but he's about 6 foot. Even then he wanted to be taller and have extended limbs, but the way to do that wasn't exactly cheap so he kept his own height.

My dad suggested to him plasterers stilts, but theyre pricey, as are other types of stilts (not to mention risky to wear) however you could wear shoes with more of a heel to them (platforms maybe?) Another idea would be to have your head still within the jacket area and able to look out with the extension of the body on your shoulders if that makes sense?

I dont think people would mind too much though since it's pretty hard to have a body of that proportion, people were still freaked out/loved him

05 Sep 2012 - 18:1790522
Yes, because even though I've seen it done, cosplays where you need to stand on stilts are impractical at big events.

The "head in jacket idea" makes sense but yet again that's not very convenient - it's a nice idea though!

Platforms would be a good idea but yet again they can be expensive and I am of male gender...

My idea is that I'll get a morphsuit and then get a cheap black suit, tie and my school shoes.

People will be freaked out (my friends' sister is freaked out at me because of my personality... sorry if I'm a bit... random ._.) but I might have a "Gimme $20" sign for comic relief!

05 Sep 2012 - 19:1990529
Just a heads up, you can get platforms for guys, mainly its from the visual kei fashion and stuff like that. I can't say im very knowledgeable about them or their price range, but they do exist. I wouldnt recommend buying them for just one cosplay though.

06 Sep 2012 - 21:0390589
Personally, I wouldn't worry too much about the height thing in general. Chances are it won't really attract any nasty comments or anything and when push comes to shove you don't want to be on stilts all day if it's just going to be uncomfortable or too hard to walk in.

Honestly I'd just say to go for it! I know he's supposed to be "tall" but I've seen tonnes of impressive cosplayers who were noticeably taller/shorter than the character they were trying to portray without ruining it. I think as long as you pay attention to detail it should work fine, Slenderman doesn't have loads of details anyway so it shouldn't be too hard!

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08 Sep 2012 - 07:2490641
Okay! Thanks very much to the both of you!

I'll start work on it soon but I'll probably wear it in 2013!

24 Apr 2013 - 20:43101516
The Slender Man REALLY scares me =/

25 Apr 2013 - 07:42101524
I agree with the comments that you don't 'need' the height. its like i'm probably a good 3 dress sizes too big for most of my cosplay plans but i'm learning not to let it hold me back too much.

Just like peoples weight being 'too high' or 'too low'... most people wouldn't dare comment..especially everyone on here. they're all really supportive x

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