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CezzaXV
10-14-2007, 02:24 PM
Am I the only one who thinks that Mello's clothes are brown? I've always believed that Mello's clothes are brown, but browsing through the coscom galleries, there is not a single brown Mello. Not one! They're all wearing black! So, I'm beginning to wonder whether or not it's just me and Mello's clothes actually are black. All the pictures I find tend to indicate to me that his clothes are brown, but I'm wondering - can that many people be wrong?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=feD6qgI3JbE

This video here seems to especially indicate that that Mello's clothes are brown, especially at 1:14.

I guess I need somebody to instill some confidence in me.

While we're on the topic of Mello, if he IS brown, would these trousers be okay, or would they be too light? I know they're not 100% accurate, but are they close enough?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=200162629369&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=010

Lothlin
10-14-2007, 02:57 PM
I just shuffled through my DN cards- some of them scream 'Mello wears black', though there are a few that look like that they could have a brown tint to them. It could be lighting or artistic expression, of course. But, if you're going to go with brown, I'd say a very very dark brown. Those pants look too light to me.

Koisnake
10-14-2007, 03:27 PM
I think its black, but its the way the guy shades. But I do know what you mean. I have a Mello Finger Puppet and hes clothes are brown.

If you make his clothes brown, I don't think people will yell at you, but simply turn their heads. If you do make them brown, like Lothlin says, make them very very dark brown.

CezzaXV
10-14-2007, 03:45 PM
Okay, now you two have just confirmed it. I think I shall have to go against everything my inner instincts tell me and just do it black. :P

While I'm all up for peoples' artistic interpretations of costumes, personally I go down the route of accuracy.

On the artwork of volume 8 of the manga, there's no denying his clothes are brown, but Misa's hair is also some weird shade of yellow/orange as well, so I shall do my best to ignore that.

Doctor Blind
10-14-2007, 04:05 PM
It looks brown, but I think black looks better.

Insane-Chan
10-14-2007, 06:07 PM
Personally, I think that the brown is just a way of shading the jacket and showing the pattern. And matching the chocolate XP You know how sometimes Japanese shade black in other colors for some reason? I think it might be one of those cases. But either way, really. Unless you made his vest out of Hershey's chocolate..now that would be cool :D And delicious..!

Visual Prince
10-15-2007, 05:54 AM
I, personally, am going with Black with my Mello costume.

While some of the artwork does show a bit of a brown tinge to it, I do believe it's just the artist's interpretation of the image.

In the anime and such, I've never seen it in any form of brown. Always black. Then again, if you're doing the manga version, I can see where some confusion might come into play.

Still...as I said, my personal preference is black. ^^ Good luck with your costume!

Pollaris
10-15-2007, 10:45 AM
I'm gonna go with black [but hey i'm still in denial that matt's hear is green]

But yeah in the anime it seems black, the manga it does seem to have a slight SHADE of brown but that just could be shading.

Koisnake
10-15-2007, 04:52 PM
After looking around the net, brown wouldn't actually look bad at all. Black or a dark dark pale brown would work nicely. Either one you pick, it will look accurate.

CezzaXV
10-17-2007, 01:00 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=290171388386&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=019

Look at this little gem that I found! What do you think of this? It's almost black but has that brown tint about it.

xXKujaXx
10-17-2007, 03:53 PM
I think they would look very nice in a brown. If anybody argued you could say it's Volume 8 Cover Art Version because that outfit is BROWN. I agree there's places it looks really brown but I like the manga a lot more than the anime so I haven't seen it in color all that much XP

Koisnake
10-17-2007, 06:22 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=290171388386&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=019

Look at this little gem that I found! What do you think of this? It's almost black but has that brown tint about it.

Now that will actually look very nice. And actually, I think hes clothing is brown. I looked through the manga and anime, it shows that its brown but the lighting makes it look black. But which ever is good.

whisp
10-17-2007, 11:41 PM
You could argue that the clothes might be dark brown
although most would say that they are black.

so yes it is you