Son Of Man - René Magritte

Status :Complete
Worn At :Grand Cosplay Ball 2009


Me & ZA at the Ball

Son Of Man

Son of cheese

At the Ball

Son Of Man

Reference artwork



I've always liked this painting and thought, why not cosplay as it? I've already got a suit and shirt I can wear, so just need to get the hat and make an apple (which has now been made thanks to kii!).

I thought this would be a very different cosplay as I've not seen anyone cosplaying a painting before.


Shenny posted on 25 August, 2009 - 02:03
This is rather a unique idea...I vaugely remember you explaining this to me at Aya. I wanna see how this pans out now :D

k4tt posted on 25 August, 2009 - 10:02
wOw, nice one Tom. For the Apple, I probably would have gone for the polystyrene ball, covered with a light coating of paper mache, or another coating of your choice. Will be interesting to see the final piece.

drowned_panda posted on 31 August, 2009 - 17:15
Thanks guys. That is a great idea k4tt, but I'm considering using a real apple for this, hung from the hat with homemade leaves attached, just to save on money. I want to save cash for my next 'fine art' cosplay idea.

kiichan posted on 14 September, 2009 - 00:04
Ooooh what a clever idea! If you don't mind other people's work I'll make the apple for you Tom! It would be pretty similar to the top of my Millennium Rod. I just require to know how big your face is :)

drowned_panda posted on 14 September, 2009 - 08:11
Hey Kii I don't mind at all ^^ I'll drop you a message about it later today.

KhaosKreator posted on 1 December, 2009 - 00:15
You are awesome. -Tab

Sephirayne posted on 1 December, 2009 - 00:17
This is so awesome. Its such a great idea and it really works well. Kudus. XX

Crazedteensie posted on 1 December, 2009 - 00:52
This is made of win.

Demented Kid posted on 1 December, 2009 - 03:05
Aw man, this is awesome XD So original!!

MangaChild posted on 1 December, 2009 - 11:50
DUDE!!! this worked so well!!! you looked ACE a very unique cosplay coice indeed and excelently executed XD

drowned_panda posted on 1 December, 2009 - 13:55
Thanks all for the comments! I'm really pleased that people liked it. I'm thinking of doing another painting cosplay XD

Mighty Odango posted on 3 December, 2009 - 13:19
Very cool, very original, and one of my favourite paintings ever - win all round!

lolomalon posted on 3 December, 2009 - 15:43

Tak posted on 4 December, 2009 - 19:52
Such a clever idea pulled off well :D

NakedSalad posted on 13 July, 2010 - 09:14
This is the best cosplay I've ever seen. Mainly as Magritte has been my favourite artist since I was tiny. This makes me fan-girl squeel more than anything else!

drowned_panda posted on 26 July, 2010 - 17:26
Thanks to NS and others, its nice to hear this cosplay has pleased people. I may wear it again, as it was a lot of fun!

Gracewing posted on 9 August, 2010 - 04:21
That's a great idea! Really nicely executed as well. :)

alienqueen posted on 11 May, 2011 - 15:40
Haha this is amazing!

Progress Journal

Amecon ball (Posted 26th July 2010)

Wearing this at the Grand Cosplay Ball was a lot of fun, so I think I may wear it again to the upcoming Amecon ball. I may add some leaves to the apple to complete the effect, will have to look into how best to make them.

First steps (Posted 12th November 2009)

I have the suit & shirt ready. I also have the apple, thanks to Kiichan!

Now I just have to get a bowler hat and tie. Most o fth ehats I've seen so far have been pretty pricey, so going to look at some fancy dress shops and cheaper shops shortly.

I am still wondering whether to strap a frame on back, along with a background. It would look good, but could be very unweildy at the Cosplay Ball? I'll think about that.