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30 Sep 2012 - 00:0491892
Help me choose a cosplay for October
Alright, I have narrowed it down to 2 possible choices. [I'm not sure if this is allowed here, if not feel free to delete!]

Tiny Tina from Borderlands 2


Pros: I get to run around as an insane 13 year old explosives enthusiast; it's halloween and her costume is perfect for it!

Cons: I have not completed the game (and may not have time to do so) and I feel like a fraud ; not too sure if she's recognisable enough; it's time and money consuming as I will probably only wear it once.

Konata, Haruhi ver. from Lucky Star


Pros: I only need to buy the wig and style it; easily recognisable; I'll be kawaii yo.

Cons: I can't think of any right now.

Any help is appreciated!


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30 Sep 2012 - 12:3391906
The second choice seems to be the best as it's the easier, especially as there's now less than a month to go. If you really wanted to do the first, I wouldn't worry about whether or not you've finished the whole game yet. At this point I'd be looking more at whether or not you have the proper time and resources to be able to complete it for Expo, especially if you need to order materials from overseas. You'd also need to allow time to fix any mistakes which may occur.

You can always make Tiny Tina for the October Expo next year (I'm pushing back two planned costumes until then myself).


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30 Sep 2012 - 21:4091939
Quote springinstep:
The second choice seems to be the best as it's the easier, especially as there's now less than a month to go. If you really wanted to do the first, I wouldn't worry about whether or not you've finished the whole game yet. At this point I'd be looking more at whether or not you have the proper time and resources to be able to complete it for Expo, especially if you need to order materials from overseas. You'd also need to allow time to fix any mistakes which may occur.

You can always make Tiny Tina for the October Expo next year (I'm pushing back two planned costumes until then myself).


The plan is that my nan helps me make the dress as she's quite skilled with sewing while I do the props, etc. I can't say much about material since I normally just use the cheapest cotton/poly stuff, I doubt I'd be ordering any overseas though. Recently checked Hobbycraft too and they pretty much have everything I need for the props.

Time is going to be my main problem but as long as I have my nan's help it should be possible. But if she refuses, I'm going to have to go with the second one or at least something easier.

Thanks for replying!


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01 Oct 2012 - 09:3291957
My concern, as above, would be time. I started my Lady Sif costume way back in June-ish and it's still not done because of a) various commitments like work and b) underestimating how much work even a simple costume can take if mistakes are made.

I'd probably recommend Lucky Star; end of the day if you know that character better, your cosplay will be more 'convincing' as it were.

The first looks impressive, but I really think it would benefit from more time spent on it.


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01 Oct 2012 - 09:3891958
If you COULD do Tiny Tina that would be UH-SUM. But yes, you have to think about time, I couldn't tell you the amount of times I've said "Yeah, plenty of time to put my outfit together" and then about half of it gets left until the last week. XD


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01 Oct 2012 - 16:0191986
Quote LewaKyser:
My concern, as above, would be time. I started my Lady Sif costume way back in June-ish and it's still not done because of a) various commitments like work and b) underestimating how much work even a simple costume can take if mistakes are made.

I'd probably recommend Lucky Star; end of the day if you know that character better, your cosplay will be more 'convincing' as it were.

The first looks impressive, but I really think it would benefit from more time spent on it.


Quote Han Hyuga:
If you COULD do Tiny Tina that would be UH-SUM. But yes, you have to think about time, I couldn't tell you the amount of times I've said "Yeah, plenty of time to put my outfit together" and then about half of it gets left until the last week. XD


Fair enough, if I don't get started this week, the chance of me finishing is zero. But if I do get started, any suggestions on how to make this mask?



I'm thinking of going for a more halloween themed costume though, since it's halloween and all. So if anyone has character suggestions, that would be awesome.


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01 Oct 2012 - 17:1891992
You can get those plastic masks from most craft shops, and papier mache it to look like that.

However, honestly, I don't think you're going to have enough time for her, even if you start now. A lot of techniques that can cut corners also need good drying conditions. It took a day and a half for something I spray painted to dry, so I really don't think you'll have time to do her props. Unless you don't have many commitments.


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