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Gwazi57
05-02-2011, 04:27 PM
So I have this OC, that I simply adore. But she lives during apocalypse so her clothes are nothing super special. Do you think I should cosplay her still?

Here's some pictures
http://gwazi57.deviantart.com/art/I-can-end-the-planet-205516311?qo=0&catpath=gallery:gwazi57:28237736&order=0&offset=0

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/036/8/0/the_sweet_sensation____by_gwazi57-d38uk0o.jpg

Sorry they aren't colored.

Mangochutney
05-02-2011, 05:08 PM
I think you should cosplay whatever you like. I mean that sincerely.

If part of what you cosplay for is positive attention, group fan-squee, and praise, though, I think it'll be more worth your time (and money) to pick a different character. As you say, that's a pretty basic outfit and it's unlikely to catch anyone's attention unless they've mistaken you for someone else.

Or are you just dying to embody your character, and won't be bothered at all if no-one looks twice at you? In that case, go for it. :)

sephygoth
05-17-2011, 03:59 PM
I think you should cosplay whatever you like. I mean that sincerely.

That never helps anyone -.- first and foremost. The rest did.
A hobby completely consumed in being looked at you shouldn't need to vaccinate yourself amongst others' views by saying that first. I mean the same opinions you ask here may be negated with other opinions on the field.
Just speculation, I think Gwazi was looking forward to opinions.

I can't jump in without giving some input, that would be flakey.

From the first pic, I thought it was a dude. No biggie if you seriously didn't care to begin with. Looks like a character from Trainspotting, with boobs in the second pic. I'm not saying don't do it though, I'd like to see where you go form here, actual appearances may vary from location to location, this offer ends in Dec 2034, void where prohibited.

Mangochutney
05-18-2011, 12:20 AM
That never helps anyone -.- first and foremost.

Oh, hush you.

Beginners especially need a reminder that what a random passer-by wants from their costume is probably the least important thing to worry about in a hobby devoted to self-gratification.

So, Gwazi, now that we've both peed on your thread, I hope you've got both some data points to work with and an idea of how much they should matter to what you end up doing with your own time and money.

sephygoth
05-19-2011, 05:06 PM
Oh, hush you.

Beginners especially need a reminder that what a random passer-by wants from their costume is probably the least important thing to worry about in a hobby devoted to self-gratification.

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yes, self grad based off the perception of others.


I knew you'd do that...I knew it! XD
I love it when ppl tell me to shut up on forums, it's cause they know I'm right.

Sokirawi
05-20-2011, 07:21 PM
it all depends :)

I've cosplayed an oc of mine and got a good turn out! It might depend on the costume though.

No one is telling you you can't though, remember that

StarlightJumper
05-23-2011, 12:37 AM
I suppose the question you have to ask yourself is: Are you cosplaying to be noticed, or cosplaying for your own enjoyment and to be the character?
If you're cosplaying to be noticed, I have to say it's a little too plain to garner a lot of looks, although you might be able to turn a few heads.
If you're cosplaying for yourself, I say go for it. There's nothing in the rules that say that a cosplay has to be wild and outlandish.

Ultimately though, it comes down to why you want to cosplay. So I guess I fully concur with mangochutney.
You might get some questions about the armband though.

And just a comment to sephy real quick: I wouldn't be so quick to say all cosplayer do it for the primary purpose of being looked at. I will admit that it's always a lot of fun to be noticed and complimented when in costume, but sometimes people cosplay for love of a character/show, and not for the attention. That's just my two-cents though.