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So I saw a couple cosplay pictures while looking through the "What do you look like" thread. Anyone else out there a cosplayer, and if so which characters do you cosplay/plan on cosplaying?

General sharing pictures/advice thread go!

Oh, and here's some pictures of my recent costumes:
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Sniper from Team Fortress 2

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Scout from Team Fortress 2

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Haine Rammsteiner from DOGS: Bullets & Carnage


I'm planning on cosplaying Guybrush to PAX 2010 with my buddy Giant Tope as Winslow.

Show me your pics!

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  • I made that Huntsman. Don't be dumb like me and cut it out of plywood with a hacksaw. Your arm will hate you for days.

  • Yep, I posted cosplay pictures over there. I don't have photos of all of my costumes, so here's the best I can do for some of them:

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    In order:
    No costume
    Kakashi from Naruto
    Huhges from Fullmetal Alchemist (which I don't even watch and was talked into)
    Aion from Chrono Crusade
    Xehanort's Guardian from Kingdom Hearts
    Benitora from Samurai Deeper Kyo
    Kazu from .hack
    Gai from Naruto
    Don Kanonji from Bleach
    Paper Mario
    A generic Yu-Gi-Oh duelist
    BLU Spy from TF2
    And Dr. Salvador from Resident Evil 4

    And here's what I can find for pictures:

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    Kakashi

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    Xehanort's Guardian

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    Kazu

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    Gai

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    Don Kanonji

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    Paper Mario

    The generic duelist was because I was going to cosplay as Kaiba but didn't finish the costume, so I brought the duel disk for a lazy Sunday costume. I plan on trying to do that one next year.

    For this year, I plan on going as the BLU Spy from TF2. I've even been practicing with a butterfly knife and plan to use a butterfly trainer to do tricks. My friends will be going as the BLU Sniper, Scout, and a female Medic and a RED Engineer. Right now, my snag with the costume is trying to find blue pinstripe material the right color.

  • I always have really elaborate costume ideas and then they always come out really underwhelming due to time constraints and the fact that I (as of yet) don't sew. Here are a few that came out reasonably well:

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    Atrus. Nobody at PAX seemed to recognize (or notice, really) my costume. People thought the book was cool though.

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    L. I miss that wig.

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    Sam. I wish I had painted that gun

  • @GuruGuru214 said:
    For this year, I plan on going as the BLU Spy from TF2. I've even been practicing with a butterfly knife and plan to use a butterfly trainer to do tricks. My friends will be going as the BLU Sniper, Scout, and a female Medic and a RED Engineer. Right now, my snag with the costume is trying to find blue pinstripe material the right color.



    Yeaaah, my fiancee cosplayed the RED Spy to Sakura Con this year, and she ended up pinstriping her own material to make the suit out of, simply because the Spy colors just don't exist. The cut of his suit is also pretty odd.

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    P.S. You make an amazing Gai Sensei. Th-those brows.

    Also, LuigiHann- Your Atrus is amazing! That book blew me away.

  • Those brows were awful! At least by the second time I wore it, I had discovered the wonders of toupee tape and didn't spirit gum them to my own eyebrows again. Ouch. Also, believe it or not, I actually had to trim them down to use them for Gai.

    Also, that and Kanonji were from the year of "costumes nobody in their right mind would do". I'm not sure if I'm proud or ashamed that I pulled off Gai so well...

    And your costumes were great too, even the third one that I don't recognize!

  • @GuruGuru214 said: Those brows were awful! At least by the second time I wore it, I had discovered the wonders of toupee tape and didn't spirit gum them to my own eyebrows again. Ouch. Also, believe it or not, I actually had to trim them down to use them for Gai.

    Also, that and Kanonji were from the year of "costumes nobody in their right mind would do". I'm not sure if I'm proud or ashamed that I pulled off Gai so well...

    And your costumes were great too, even the third one that I don't recognize!



    Oh ho, toupee tape you say? I used liquid latex to attach those sideburns on when I did Sniper this year, and I really don't want to go through that process again for PAX, so perhaps I should look into this toupee tape. Or sock glue, whichever is cheaper I suppose.

    Also, yeah, that third one's a bit obscure. But it's from a really good seinen manga, if you're in to that kind of thing. Thanks so much!

  • Yep, toupee tape. It's basically two-sided tape, but...you know, for toupees. My friend picked it up, so I'm not sure where she got it. I also used it instead of spirit gum the second time I wore Kanonji, for the mustache. One thing that was nice about that was that I was able to take the mustache off without having to go back to the room to put it back on, I just had some pre-cut strips of toupee tape with me. Seriously, the stuff will change your life.

  • I fantasize about cosplay, but I don't do it. Used to dress up as Indiana Jones; still have a hat.

    I wouldn't know where to begin getting the right clothes.

  • @Little Writer said: I fantasize about cosplay, but I don't do it. Used to dress up as Indiana Jones; still have a hat.

    I wouldn't know where to begin getting the right clothes.



    Usually I start at the thrift store. Well, that is, if it's even feasible to find the character's clothing there. If you have some sewing knowledge then it's mostly about finding patterns that you could alter, or (in my case) making patterns from newspaper.

    There are also many eBay stores that sell full costumes, but it's usually better to commission one if you know someone who can sew (for a better fit).

    If you tell me which character you're thinking of cosplaying then I can try to make my advice a bit more specific. Cosplaying is a really fun hobby, although very expensive...

  • Yep, that's exactly what I do. Kakashi? I took a sort of army jacket thing my dad had and modified it into a vest, wore some black cargo pants, and put felt swirlies on a black turtleneck. Gai? Took the vest from Kakashi and wore it open over a green shirt and green sweatpants with the sleeves from an awful orange sweater sewn to the legs. At least 75% of Kanonji is made from stuff I found at a thrift store.

    Incidentally, I found an original copy of Monkey Island 2 while I was costume shopping at a thrift store that year. Totally complete in the box except for the code wheel.

    But anyway, my favorite is Kazu. The top part of the white layer is actually two pieces made of three shirts. Underneath is a sleeveless white shirt with a tank top sewn to the neck and turned into a hood. Over that, I wear what used to be a white button-down shirt with the buttons removed replaced with velcro, and of course the red pattern added. And the skirt is actually from a pattern we had laying around from when my sister needed a poodle skirt in elementary school. Overall, it worked out perfectly and it's one of my favorite costumes.

    So yeah, I absolutely agree with the thrift store method of costume assembly.

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