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Old 02-27-2004, 08:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you think of Cosplay?

I personally would never dress up like an anime or video game character. Ugly people or people without the proper funds should not do cosplay. If you're going to do it, do it right. Here are some examples:

Bad Cosplay


Good Cosplay
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Old 02-27-2004, 09:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It seems to me that cosplay is chiefly for people who don't have any understanding at all of what anime is all about, but are anxious to show the world that they are diehard fans of something "underground". *shrugs* Then again, what do I know?
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Old 02-27-2004, 09:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not my kind of thing, but it's not something that I'd run screaminf from. I would, however, run screaming if approached by a mob of furries. That's a bit beyond the limit of my open-mindedness.
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Old 02-27-2004, 09:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not my kind of thing, but it's not something that I'd run screaminf from. I would, however, run screaming if approached by a mob of furries. That's a bit beyond the limit of my open-mindedness.
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Old 02-27-2004, 10:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: What do you think of Cosplay?

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I personally would never dress up like an anime or video game character. Ugly people or people without the proper funds should not do cosplay. If you're going to do it, do it right.
I wouldn't do it either, but as it doesn't hurt anyone, I say go ahead even if you are financially lacking or attractiveness-challenged, if that's what you are into. Why should only the beautiful people get to enjoy themselves Jesus Pimp?
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Old 02-27-2004, 11:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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damn those girls are FINE
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Old 02-27-2004, 11:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Bad cosplay=...bad.

Good cosplay=...good.

I think you should do what makes you happy, but if you're like the fellow in the first pic, you should just do it in the privacy of your own home, but to each his own.
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Old 02-28-2004, 12:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I agree that if you aren't hurting anyone, do what you want.
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Old 02-28-2004, 08:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Good Cosplay
damn thats way cool... the one in white clothes is chii from the anime Chobits... and the one with black clothes is her dark twin or something... its been a while since ive seen the series...


as for Cosplay... whatever floats a persons boat... but that guy dressed up in the sailor moon outfit is just wierd....
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Old 02-28-2004, 10:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Am I the only person who doesnt know what the hell Cosplay is?
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Old 02-28-2004, 11:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Cosplay is short for "Costume play" basically just people dressing up as characters from their favorite anime shows...
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Old 02-28-2004, 11:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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So is it bad because its a man and good because its two hot chicks? The costomes arent very different.
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Old 02-28-2004, 12:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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no, it's bad because it's THAT man, in THAT costume...

I run across some Cosplay XXX the other day.. Very nice
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Old 02-28-2004, 02:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Sorta seems like Star Wars geeks for the 21st century...
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Old 02-28-2004, 02:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Though I usually hate anime, I don't care if the fans wanna dress up. Just as long as they don't care if I think it's stupid.
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Old 02-28-2004, 02:57 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Cosplayers are somewhat interesting. Raging nerds to be sure, but at least their costumes are entertaining.

Furries on the other hand evoke an irrational hatred in me though.
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Old 02-28-2004, 04:04 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Hey, if people wanna do it, go nuts. So long as you keep your boundries; Grizzly Adams, don't dress up like a school girl, for the love of god. You're gonna put someone's eyes out.
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Old 02-28-2004, 04:14 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Hey, if people wanna do it, go nuts. So long as you keep your boundries; Grizzly Adams, don't dress up like a school girl, for the love of god. You're gonna put someone's eyes out.
or someone will put out his.
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Old 02-28-2004, 04:16 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I personally have nothing against cosplayers.

Sure, some go overboard and think they look cool but really look very weird, but hey, its what they like to do.

And plus, some girls do it just right. Like the two girls in the "Good Cosplay" picture.
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Old 02-28-2004, 04:28 PM   #20 (permalink)
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So I guess you should only do cosplay if you can visually please the people around you. If you really enjoy it, that's purely secondary.


Nice attitude.
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Old 02-28-2004, 05:27 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I've never done it before...but I think I might if I got the chance. I'd be really into a guy doing it too depending on the character. And again, only good cosplay should ever be seen.
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Old 02-29-2004, 06:54 AM   #22 (permalink)
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hahah i know the guy in the first picture! It's Sailor Bubba.. he's a security guard at one of the Cons in Chicago. He dresses up as a sailor scout for fun each year..since he has to work the con anyway..it's a joke..

I like cosplay, and while i dont do it personally.. I have helped put together some costumes for friends in the past. Cosplay is a great chance to explore your creative side and show yourself off a little when going to a con. It's a fun little add on to the community, and is actually a VERY BIG DEAL to otaku in japan and abroad. The worst cosplayer isnt the fat girl in the Beldandy robe, it's the person who doesnt pay close enough attention to the characters they are cosplaying as and get all the outfits wrong.

Some resources for cosplay can be found here:

http://www.angelicstar.net/
http://www.genkigang.com/genkigang.html
http://www.afansview.com
http://www.cosplay.com

Dont make fun of something just because you dont understand it. Im sure if you were into the anime/ otaku culture at all there would be an urge to cosplay at least once.
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Old 02-29-2004, 05:01 PM   #23 (permalink)
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You know, now that I think about it, I haven't had the money required for a while, but when I did medieval live-RPG's, I can think of some rather arousing images of female friensds of mine in leather and chainmail.

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Old 02-29-2004, 05:23 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Sailor Bubba! hahaha that's funny as hell. As long as he know's that it is a joke I can laugh without feeling pity.
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Old 02-29-2004, 05:53 PM   #25 (permalink)
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My GF is going to dress up for ComicCon in SD.
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Old 02-29-2004, 07:51 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Old 02-29-2004, 08:32 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Cosplay is becoming a bigger and bigger part of the sci-fi/fantasy nerd culture. It used to be an exclusively anime thing. It's spread basically all across the gaming, roleplaying, anime-watching, fantasy-reading crowd, at least at conventions.

Some people make comically poor costumes to get a laugh. Some exhibitionistic women go for the omnipresent half-naked characters. The historical fiction and wargaming types come with uniforms and military paraphernalia. Computer gamers show up as Protoss zealots and Counterstrike avatars. The people who are really into cinema (anime or otherwise) come as their favorite characters. People who are really into certain fantasy mythoi come as generic orcs or vampire hunters or whatever.

I do it once a year, at the best convention I go to. So far, I've been a generic Soviet soldier, a Leet-Krew Counterstrike terrorist, and a Matrix agent. Next year, myself and a few others from my gaming group are going as ninjas with guitars ala "www.realultimatepower.net".

I think it's a lot of fun. It creates a sort of instant familiarity with the people who do it that can make an already fun social situation even better.

It's somewhat customary at the convention I cosplay at to address the cosplayers in-character (and, of course, for them to respond as such) which I find hilariously entertaining.

It certainly takes effort to do a costume correctly, though.
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Old 02-29-2004, 08:36 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I give props to Sailor Bubba. Anyone willing to do that to themselves in the name of scaring others....

Cosplay girls can be hot, though when I went to the SD comicon with my gf I had to make sure to not disagree with her when she was disgusted by them, while being sure to get an eyeful when she wasn't looking.
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Old 02-29-2004, 09:58 PM   #29 (permalink)
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lmao nice thread
such perfect examples of good and bad....
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Old 03-01-2004, 05:43 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Hmm... I try not to think of cosplay at all if I can help it... but when I'm at an anime con and it's all going on around me I just blink and let it go, the same as all the other stuff that goes on at such events... I mean really, I find people who are prepared to watch crappy animation far more offensive than cosplayers...
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Old 03-01-2004, 09:07 PM   #31 (permalink)
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"Sailor Bubba" kind of looks like one of my profs just a wee bit scary
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Old 03-01-2004, 09:32 PM   #32 (permalink)
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The good cosplay pic pretty much sums up when I would be "ok" with seeing someone do cosplay. Otherwise they're just plain weird.
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Old 03-01-2004, 09:35 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I plan on going to my first anime convention this summer.
I will be dressing up as this guy


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Old 03-02-2004, 01:35 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Good Cosplay is all good in my book. Fat people should learn to stay at home.
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Old 03-02-2004, 04:32 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Some resources for cosplay can be found here:

http://www.angelicstar.net/
http://www.genkigang.com/genkigang.html
http://www.afansview.com
http://www.cosplay.com
Some great resources there, thanks. Must say the Chobits cosplay pic looks fantastic
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Old 03-02-2004, 09:10 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Fat people should learn to stay at home.
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Old 03-02-2004, 09:38 PM   #37 (permalink)
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im alll good for gooood cosplay.. whatever cosplay is
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Old 03-03-2004, 02:03 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Good Cosplay is all good in my book. Fat people should learn to stay at home.
Okie dokie! Fat people should learn to stay at home IF they are planning on dressing up like a fucking anime female and strutting their shit around cosplay heaven. If that is the case, they should learn more things then staying at home. But if you can not stand the sight of 'fat' people in general, then maybe it is you with the problem. Maybe, maybe not.

Doo be doo be doooo..

Cosplay. I recently learned wtf it is, and frankly it strikes me as a bit odd. Altho I could give 2 shits what people do in their spare time, I just never could see myself doing shit like that. I actively play EQ, but I consider the people that go to the fan faires and shit nerdy. Who knows, maybe I secretly want to go as well, but I highly doubt that. And as stated above, I would never complain with loads of the 'good cosplay' example.
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Old 03-04-2004, 12:16 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I think it's pretty awesome. Can we please have some more 'good cosplay' posted in this thread?

Quit making fun of fat people, you sound like an immature brat.
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Old 03-04-2004, 01:06 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Some resources for cosplay can be found here:

http://www.angelicstar.net/
http://www.genkigang.com/genkigang.html
http://www.afansview.com
http://www.cosplay.com
I just wanted to draw everyone's attention to the Lulu (from FFX) costume on the first page listed here (go to the anime/manga section). That is by far the best cosplay I've seen (not to mention the girl isn't hard on the eyes as well.)
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