Son Of Man - René Magritte




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

LittleRecordGirl 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

26th July 2010

Amecon ball

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.

12th November 2009

First steps

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.