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AshofRebirth
12-29-2011, 02:00 AM
So, I was planning on cosplaying as a human version of Rainbow Dash and possibly drawing my own interpretation. But right now I'm really stuck.. I wanted some other peoples' opinions.

Specifically, I'm stuck on whether to have the interpretation focus on RD being a flyer (aviator jacket, aviator glasses..), or focus on her being athletic(the typical hoodie, sports shorts, and sporty shoes). I find that the cosplays with her in the sporty look but with aviator glasses on her head look a little odd to me for some reason.. so I wanted to mostly stick with just one look.

I'm really split because while there's been various hints on the show that she's very athletic, her true passion is flying :S Hrrmm..

I will be wearing wings, ears, and a tail, if that makes any difference.

Tl;dr: Would you consider Rainbow Dash an athlete, or a flyer? Thanks! ^^

Caerix
12-29-2011, 02:53 AM
Well since she dreams of being on a flying team, I'd say you should stick with the flyer design.

Tigress
12-29-2011, 05:44 AM
There is already a thread on MLP costumes: http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=233986

AshofRebirth
12-29-2011, 04:07 PM
There is already a thread on MLP costumes: http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=233986

Yes, I know.. I haven't read it but my point of this was for it to be a poll. I don't think you can post a poll as a comment, can you?

I don't understand why a whole series has to be limited to one thread lol. That thread is probably not what I'm asking for. It wouldn't make sense to post in it asking this question. Plus, it seems it hasn't been posted in in a while. So.

Tigress
12-30-2011, 05:52 AM
You're more likely to get a response there than making a whole new thread because people are subscribed to that one.

The only reason I saw this one was because I was bored the other night and looking over coscom for new threads.

Kitsune
12-30-2011, 11:45 PM
It's a two-edged sword, both making a new thread and posting in the thread just for the series. Posting a new thread sometimes isn't seen, but posting comments in the main thread for a series can lead to it getting lost. There's plenty of times when there are general threads and then character specific threads - hence the need for the subcategories of forums and all. I think both are equally viable for questions.

Anywho, I think I agree with the (current) majority, in that it makes sense to view her as more of a flyer than an athlete. While she is very athletic, much of the time it just seems like she's naturally athletic. Unless she's training others (like Apple Bloom), most of the time, she only seems to focus and train in flying. That's how I'd rationalize it, at least - though I am very fond of the athletic designs on her human forms, they're adorable. I haven't seen many straight aviator-style designs, so it'd be awesome to see one around!

AshofRebirth
12-31-2011, 04:05 AM
Thanks for the responses guys! :)
Yes, I'm still very torn but this helps me some more. While she basically is a pilot (if she was a human), most pilot outfits seem to formal for her. I imagine her wearing something unique to her. Her sporty looks just look naturally cool. I'm going to have to do some work with the pilot design.. I'm even thinking about having an pilot/aviator-inspired athletic outfit, somehow.

Kitsune
12-31-2011, 08:32 AM
Making the aviator look a bit sleeker (when I think of aviator I think of bulky jackets and those awesome hats) would probably be a good start to keep that athleticness still very apparent in her character. I hate slutted-up Halloween costumes, but it might be a good place to get an idea or two, checking out a "sexy" female pilot or aviator costume, as those will always be sleek, and if you used, say, shorts instead of a skirt/dress, even the shortness (if probably not the cleavage) might still work as is.

AshofRebirth
12-31-2011, 02:18 PM
Oh wow thanks! I didn't even think of sleeking up the jacket, and it was the bulkiness that was bothering all this time (but I didn't know it haha).

And I' just looked up female pilot costumes and that's helping me already. I also hate most female halloween costumes (they're all sexy-insertsomethinghere), but in this case it works. xD

Thanks again!

katacus
01-02-2012, 09:17 PM
I actually think the athlete version would be cooler. I can imagine a blue track jacket with rainbow stripes down the side. The aviator idea is cool but usually aviation colors are pretty dreary and it might not look right to brighten a jacket/hat up.

AshofRebirth
01-03-2012, 06:33 PM
I sketched up what I think is the perfect thing for my version of RD. It's going to be a navy blue crop top aviator jacket (got that idea from searching female aviator costumes), slim fit, with a rainbow stripe going down one whole side. It basically looks like an athletic jacket but leather. I've seen one person cosplay something like this and it looks great.
Underneath I'm going to have a baby blue shirt of some sort, then shorts (either the same blue or navy), and blue or navy blue boots, probably with some sort of design on it.

I'm not going to add a hat because I think that's too formal for RD. It would ruin her style haha. Plus, since I'm going to be hand dying her wig, it'll just take anyway from it.

CosmictheRunt
01-12-2012, 05:55 PM
I think it's all based on preference. Rainbow Dash is an athletic flyer, so you're faced with a conundrum. Personally I think dressing up in an aviation theme would look cooler

Neko.Oni
01-12-2012, 10:24 PM
I actually dissagree with the "she's both" because in my opintion, she is above all a flyer before an athelete - if you pay attention, she's almost ALWAYS flying or hovering, she's rarely standind or walking, also she doesnt think twice about using her wings in a competition against AJ. However it really upsets her when AJ insists that she NOT fly in the competition, and likewise in 201 it really upsets her when discord takes away her wings. (Honestly I believe that if RD lost her ability to fly forever, she would either commit suiside (likely by jumping from a high place; a sort of irony) or at best turn to drugs and alcohol and finish destroying herself.

Flying. IS. Dash's. Life.

On the other paw, this is just a costume, if you wanted to wear SCUBA gear, nobody could stop you ;)

toughtink
01-25-2012, 11:16 PM
i think her personality is more of an athlete because competition is such a huge part of who she is, but an aviator dash would make a much more interesting cosplay to me.

AshofRebirth
01-30-2012, 04:24 PM
I actually dissagree with the "she's both" because in my opintion, she is above all a flyer before an athelete - if you pay attention, she's almost ALWAYS flying or hovering, she's rarely standind or walking, also she doesnt think twice about using her wings in a competition against AJ. However it really upsets her when AJ insists that she NOT fly in the competition, and likewise in 201 it really upsets her when discord takes away her wings. (Honestly I believe that if RD lost her ability to fly forever, she would either commit suiside (likely by jumping from a high place; a sort of irony) or at best turn to drugs and alcohol and finish destroying herself.

Flying. IS. Dash's. Life.

On the other paw, this is just a costume, if you wanted to wear SCUBA gear, nobody could stop you ;)

Thanks for the input, but yeah, I already decided on what outfit to go with. xD

While her passion is flying, I kind of feel like this would transfer to athleticness if she became a human. They're Pegasuses and their wigs are attached to her body, so she has to be pretty strong and have great endurance to go THAT fast with her body!
But at the same time, she would still love being in the air. When she's not in the air, she's fast and strong on the ground. That's basically how I came up with my mix.



I think it's all based on preference. Rainbow Dash is an athletic flyer, so you're faced with a conundrum.

i think her personality is more of an athlete because competition is such a huge part of who she is, but an aviator dash would make a much more interesting cosplay to me.

Yes, exactly ^^

But I'm also doing it in a way where I could probably have both outfits on at once.. The aviator jacket (with some pins) and goggles would complete the aviator look. Then underneath I'm going to do a shirt and some athletic shorts/capris. But they would still be things that would make sense if she was flying in them too.
I would just have to take off the jacket and put up the goggles to change between the two.

Plus, I want to shake it up a little bit. Everyone and her brother has done the athletic Dash haha. It might help me stand out in the big convention I'm going to. Hopefully I just do it well!

Also, toughtink: I know you! ..Well not really XD I just remember your Rarity cosplay that one of my friends on FB posted pics of. You go to the same school I did haha

toughtink
02-02-2012, 04:17 AM
Also, toughtink: I know you! ..Well not really XD I just remember your Rarity cosplay that one of my friends on FB posted pics of. You go to the same school I did haha

whoa! that' awesome! nice to find a school mate on here. :3