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Kindri
05-31-2011, 02:56 PM
I was thinking of this a couple of days ago when I saw a few BLR cosplayers at expo ad because of this I looked into it, also watching the OAV, and thought it was pretty nifty, inspiring me to cosplay it. Now, I'm not a crossplayer and BLR is obviously female, the problem is would people be thinking I'm ruining the character by doing a male appearance of it?

should I give this a go? what are your thoughts?

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Karl x

Convulsive
05-31-2011, 03:31 PM
YES. DO IT.
I've seen a lot of fan art od BRS Kaito/Len/Mikuo, I say why not!

ToroSonyCat
05-31-2011, 03:33 PM
I think it could work well, go for it!

Kindri
05-31-2011, 03:47 PM
Well I have thought of a lot of designs for it in my head.

I could either get a wig or cut my hair dye it, will need to see some styling of it. then there is the bikini thing, should I go topless or have a tank top or something. obviously I will have longer shorts than her hot pants (however there called) and maybe boots, boots would be good right? or just regular shoes. As for the gun/sword she has I don't think I will go that far props are a bit too advanced for a newbie like me ^_^;

Blood_Sword
05-31-2011, 03:53 PM
I'm not familiar with BRS but genderbent versions are always interesting to see, especially if done well. Creativity and originality is nice. So go for it!

Doryfoo
05-31-2011, 03:53 PM
I'll make the prop for you!!!
I'm already making you a Sitar, so why not! : D

Convulsive
05-31-2011, 03:57 PM
Well I have thought of a lot of designs for it in my head.

I could either get a wig or cut my hair dye it, will need to see some styling of it. then there is the bikini thing, should I go topless or have a tank top or something. obviously I will have longer shorts than her hot pants (however there called) and maybe boots, boots would be good right? or just regular shoes. As for the gun/sword she has I don't think I will go that far props are a bit too advanced for a newbie like me ^_^;

BRS was based off Miku Hatsune, y'know? And Miku's official genderbent is Mikuo Hatsune. Here's Mikuo's black rock shooter:
http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=mikuo+rock+shooter#/d2ypjrn
gives you a kind of taste. I especially like this, it exhibits her in a 'male form' well.

Kindri
05-31-2011, 04:06 PM
you don't have to do that honey, you're already working on something big : <

also thanks for the heads up on Mikuo I understand what you mean by this but I'll make some alterations all the same.

and thank you everyone for being so supportive of the idea : )

Anmanda
05-31-2011, 04:08 PM
BRS was based off Miku Hatsune, y'know? And Miku's official genderbent is Mikuo Hatsune. Here's Mikuo's black rock shooter:
http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=mikuo+rock+shooter#/d2ypjrn
gives you a kind of taste. I especially like this, it exhibits her in a 'male form' well.

That's not entirely true, BRS isn't related to Miku in any way, they just happen to have a similar hairstyle. Miku sings the BRS song, that's is, she's not BRS in any way/BRS isn't based on her ^^;

But I'm really liking that Male/Mikuo BRS you linked, that's exactly how I imagine a male Black Rock Shooter would look like :3

doxiequeen1
05-31-2011, 04:09 PM
Oh gosh, do it!

Very relevant. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x9hTl1LJuA)

Convulsive
05-31-2011, 04:13 PM
That's not entirely true, BRS isn't related to Miku in any way, they just happen to have a similar hairstyle. Miku sings the BRS song, that's is, she's not BRS in any way/BRS isn't based on her ^^;

But I'm really liking that Male/Mikuo BRS you linked, that's exactly how I imagine a male Black Rock Shooter would look like :3

whoa, really? I thought I read an article that it was created based off the song :O

Doryfoo
05-31-2011, 04:17 PM
you don't have to do that honey, you're already working on something big : <


i wouldn't mind you know, cuz i get the feeling that my Jak cosplay is going to be really easy to do so doing this and your Sitar will help keep me busy 'til next expo :3

AJV
05-31-2011, 04:24 PM
Sounds like an interesting idea. You should go for it!

Also I think instead of wearing a bikini top, maybe wear a sleeveless shirt (or tank top) with the stomach exposed to show the scar she (well he in this case) has.
Totally go with the boots. I think her boots are really cool looking.

Good luck with your BRS cosplay. :)

Anmanda
05-31-2011, 04:33 PM
whoa, really? I thought I read an article that it was created based off the song :O

I think so yeah, that's what I've read/heard at least >A<; It might be that the story was based off the song but not the characters? I'm not so sure anymore, I tried to look into it and it seems like different sites say different things? .__. But the thing I hear/read the most is that BRS isn't related to Miku in any way ^^;

Convulsive
05-31-2011, 04:36 PM
I think so yeah, that's what I've read/heard at least >A<; It might be that the story was based off the song but not the characters? I'm not so sure anymore, I tried to look into it and it seems like different sites say different things? .__. But the thing I hear/read the most is that BRS isn't related to Miku in any way ^^;

ah, yeah, the internet is pretty messed up, i can't figure out anything anymore!

Anmanda
05-31-2011, 04:44 PM
ah, yeah, the internet is pretty messed up, i can't figure out anything anymore!

Yeah.. But hey I think I found something! OuO

"huke is a Japanese illustrator who is best known for creating the original character, Black★Rock Shooter, and working with the doujin group Supercell. His character was the inspiration for Supercell's lead member ryo, who wanted to use huke's design to create a song and music video. Eventually this collaboration led to many opportunities for both parties, as the universe of Black★Rock Shooter eventually became an OVA and spawned many merchandise releases."

Quoted from BRS wiki, so basically, dude creates character, dudes friend creates song about character, Miku sings song~ :3

Kindri
05-31-2011, 04:50 PM
wow so much positive responses thank you for the support.

I think I will switch between topless and a short tank top occasionaly, just to mix it up a bit. and boots look good on this plus the song you sent was awesome : D

Also as stated, I did some digging around before deciding to do this.

Black Rock Shooter was originally a drawing, it was coincidental that it had the same hair as Miku. A song writer liked the picture so much it inspired him to make the song "Black Rock Shooter" (using Miku's voice) into which the artist was credited and was asked permission before submiting it to a Japanese version of Youtube which got 2.2 millions views. Thus setting of the fan base we know today.

or so I remember reading anyway

Hopefully that eased your pains, just as you eased mine :3

Gryphon Fyre
05-31-2011, 08:36 PM
Go for it! I think the worse thing that could happen would be if you were mistaken for the main character from Ao No Exorcist, and that isn't that bad, all things considered. C:

zizi994
05-31-2011, 09:07 PM
There is gender bender fan art everywhere. I say, why not?

Also as stated, I did some digging around before deciding to do this.

Black Rock Shooter was originally a drawing, it was coincidental that it had the same hair as Miku. A song writer liked the picture so much it inspired him to make the song "Black Rock Shooter" (using Miku's voice) into which the artist was credited and was asked permission before submiting it to a Japanese version of Youtube which got 2.2 millions views. Thus setting of the fan base we know today.
I had no idea. That's really interesting. Thanks for sharing. :)

Convulsive
05-31-2011, 09:47 PM
My brain is no longer beffudled.
THANK YOU WIKIPEDIA~

ARIADecember
06-01-2011, 01:31 PM
Yeah.. But hey I think I found something! OuO

"huke is a Japanese illustrator who is best known for creating the original character, Black★Rock Shooter, and working with the doujin group Supercell. His character was the inspiration for Supercell's lead member ryo, who wanted to use huke's design to create a song and music video. Eventually this collaboration led to many opportunities for both parties, as the universe of Black★Rock Shooter eventually became an OVA and spawned many merchandise releases."

Quoted from BRS wiki, so basically, dude creates character, dudes friend creates song about character, Miku sings song~ :3

Ryo is known for using miku and he fell in love with Hukes work, tho Huke did change her design a lil to not be confused with miku, I think that is were the short pony tail on her side is shorter then her longer one

But I don't think it worked, seeing how many people were still confused and thought she was miku :(

waterlotus12
06-01-2011, 04:27 PM
i went down to megacon and saw an awesomme male vers. of black rock shooter! go for it!

RydiaValentine
06-01-2011, 07:09 PM
I think so yeah, that's what I've read/heard at least >A<; It might be that the story was based off the song but not the characters? I'm not so sure anymore, I tried to look into it and it seems like different sites say different things? .__. But the thing I hear/read the most is that BRS isn't related to Miku in any way ^^;

BRS OVA is based off the song BRS, and the character BRS too. The song was sang by Miku and she was depicted in the video as BRS, there is even a Black Rock Chooter fan art and video based off Hachune Miku xD and all the other Vocaloids in BRS version in fan arts and cosplays. You should see the original video and original fanart, everything was made long before the OVA by an artist called Huke and a friend of him.

I think the companies producing the BRS game and OVA want to get money with something that isn't their property, and in order to avoid being charged for copyright infraction they say "it doesn't have anything to do with Miku", when it's a blatant copy (they even copied the animation of the video song lol).

It's the danger of Vocaloid programs: people create characters, dresses, stories based off them, then a company copies everything and make a profit for themselves. I really hope they're paying Huke and his friend for this.

Charm
06-01-2011, 08:45 PM
I would love to see this! Black leather and big guns? Sounds like the perfect thing to genderbend.

My only question would be how you'd pull off the rather revealing nature of the costume... I personally think going shirtless with either open-chest or part of your coat zipped up would look very good for male BRS cosplay.

Kindri
06-03-2011, 10:39 AM
I would love to see this! Black leather and big guns? Sounds like the perfect thing to genderbend.

My only question would be how you'd pull off the rather revealing nature of the costume... I personally think going shirtless with either open-chest or part of your coat zipped up would look very good for male BRS cosplay.

I was going for an open chest with the jacket when I do it topless but I think coat zipped up as well would work. As for the jacket itself do you think people would mind if I altered the size of the jacket possibly reaching my knees or thighs?

TiltedFollower
06-03-2011, 03:50 PM
I saw an amazing genderbent Black Rock Shooter at AWA. He was shirtless and had the jacket at his ankles, and his wig looked like a dark navy/black black Kaito wig with some dark blue streaks; it was really, really cool (although I didn't ask him how he made the gunsword). As for the jacket, I think people would understand if you didn't want your jacket running all over the ground getting dirty/stepped on. Knees or thighs is understandable for length. :toothy:

Kindri
06-07-2011, 03:34 PM
I think your right on that one

I'm not sure how people can stand having there clothes scrap across the floor getting it dirty.
I don't think I will go for a wig, always been a natural hair kind of person, will possiby do the black hair but with a gradient of navy blue at the ends or at some points of the hair.

On another note how would I do the flaming eye?

Ameer
06-09-2011, 07:24 AM
I cosplayed as Kaito in his Black Rock Shooter form, It's actually really fun! I still have my costume ;P

TiltedFollower
07-06-2011, 01:33 AM
The flaming eye... um... oAo;;

The sort of hardish see-through plastic people usually use for Kamina's shades? /help failure You could make a sort of scooter (as in OVER 9000!!!!!11!1!) with a wire sort of thing (like people do for Vocaloid headphones, as seen in Ameer's avvie) and bend it around. :B You'd have to make sure the plastic/foam/whatever you use for the blue flame isn't too heavy, though.

Or just be really dedicated and lite a propane tank right by your eye! 8D Because that would be really, really safe... OuO;; (Oh god it's like my advice gets worse/stranger with every post)

DandyPianist
07-06-2011, 09:08 AM
Hmm, a BRS Male one word to describe it "Cool" ^^ When you finish you should post the pics

DandyPianist
07-06-2011, 09:11 AM
I think your right on that one

I'm not sure how people can stand having there clothes scrap across the floor getting it dirty.
I don't think I will go for a wig, always been a natural hair kind of person, will possiby do the black hair but with a gradient of navy blue at the ends or at some points of the hair.

On another note how would I do the flaming eye?

About the flaming eye, if you are familiar with the anime Ao No Exorcist, there was a cosplayer that did the fire he had made paper flames and colored them then attached its more so just give us the idea you don't have to have some all powerful looking black flame next to your eye Lol

xoxoPanda-chan
07-18-2011, 01:23 PM
OMG DO IT!!! :D I would love to see a male version of BRS. ^^ and I'm sure you would do an AWESOME job of making it happen.<3 >w<

iSeika
07-19-2011, 01:06 PM
You should do it I doubt people would think
you are messing up the character and I for one
have never really seen people cosplay as a male
BRS.

!RingXie12
06-25-2012, 12:15 AM
]How would I do the flaming eye?
There's this tutorial (http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=white+rock+shooter+cosplay#/d4qjmxs) on the flaming eye. It might be kind of troublesome, maybe? The tutorial was meant for a White Rock Shooter cosplay, but you know, same concept!

Hope I helped! (≧∇≦)/

Stormtiger
06-28-2012, 11:53 PM
BRS was based off Miku Hatsune


No.

That's not entirely true, BRS isn't related to Miku in any way, they just happen to have a similar hairstyle. Miku sings the BRS song, that's is, she's not BRS in any way/BRS isn't based on her ^^;

You're Kinda right, I'll link for more information for you.

http://www.noitamina-brs.jp/english/intoroduction/

Scroll down to the bottom.

Edit: Oh my, seems it already been answered, but I will keep the link up just incase people want to read the history behind Black Rock Shooter.

Nyamo-Chan
07-26-2012, 08:36 PM
I say topless because it shows the scars ^^