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JoeBoeing
11-27-2002, 10:28 PM
Hi all,

I got to think of cross-play that would be fun to do and I have always been a Chun Li player in the SF games and I got to thinking what the general response would be if I cos-played Chun Li... what would you think if you saw a 338 pound guy as Chun Li but in character and having fun?

Make up takes well to me and finding a wig and putting the buns on it would be easy.

The Chun Li costume is too hard for my current sewing skills and I'd do it when I lose some weight but I could pay a person well to make me a costume when I get a job and have funds.

I wouldn't commission it til like July next year.

Well, what do you guys think?

FRom,
Joe

Nietsche
11-27-2002, 10:55 PM
heh..what do i think?
...take lots of pictures!!! ChunLi ranks as one of the greatest fighting gals ever (in my book...but noone will change my love for LeiLei tho! ^^)

TyJILDown
11-28-2002, 12:05 AM
I bet you would make a better Chun Li than I would@ I was thinking of doing her as well in a diff. color variation, but I would not do the costume justice, my thighs cannot compare to hers lmao

I say go for it, as long as you have fun, more power to ya!

Sakura
11-28-2002, 10:44 AM
I think that would be great, it's really cool when guys crossplay.

psythe
11-28-2002, 11:35 AM
Go for it Joe! If you dig the character and enjoy yourself, it's fair game. :)

Akimi
11-28-2002, 06:04 PM
yeah, if you really want it, then go for it. I remember this Jackie Chan movie when he cross dressed as Chun Li (he looked cute in it. lol). I think the title is City Hunter. There's a bit there where he was fighting as a street fighter character. ^_^

Trunks61
12-04-2002, 11:08 PM
I think that would be great, it's really cool when guys crossplay.


For the love of god, NO!

That's my first thought and opinion.. just being honest.

Yami_Shinsetsu
12-04-2002, 11:16 PM
For the love of god, NO!
That's my first thought and opinion.. just being honest.

Honesty is the best policy.
Chun Li is.... abit scary when cosplayed by a male... just my opinion as well.

engrish
12-05-2002, 01:12 AM
go for it!

Alaria
12-05-2002, 01:13 AM
ara, not as scary as Mai would be though (j/k for any crossplayers thinking of doing Mai) ^__^ . I say go for it! I personally don't see anything wrong with a male doing Mai :)

Nietsche
12-05-2002, 08:59 AM
Speaking of Mai! (http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=15362&papass=&sort=2&thecat=521)

Justin pulls her off so well!

Famira Damaris
12-05-2002, 10:20 AM
*L* I've seen some good crossplayed Mais. ^^

Rosiel
12-05-2002, 10:55 AM
Hmm... while I don't like discussing whether a costume would fit a person or not I will say this much: before you decide to do it, take a minute to think about whether or not you are prepared to endure the negative reactions that the costume will attrack from congoers. (Look at all the people who were poking fun at male Fayes and male Sailor Scouts on this forum alone...)

From what I have seen, crossplaying males get a lot of criticism, especially if they can't fool people walking by into thinking they are a girl. And Chun-Li being such an icon to video game fans everywhere...

I'd say proceed with caution. X__X

Alaria
12-05-2002, 02:14 PM
Lol, that is a pretty good Mai...actually, guys would have an easier time pulling it off because they wouldn't have to worry about exposing too much of their chest =P

Morrissey
12-05-2002, 04:52 PM
I've been fooled every once in a while by a crossplayer. If you can pull it off then I guess do it. But at 338lbs? Sorry, but I don't think there is any male let alone female character you could pull of convincingly. I'm not saying you shouldn't cosplay but be careful who you cosplay as. Also make sure you're doing for the right reason. If you like the character, want to get the weirdest looks you've ever seen and be made fun of then by all means proceed. If you're just doing it for attention like that horrible Faye Valentine crossplayer than please, don't do it.

Lil Dreamer
12-05-2002, 04:57 PM
can u at least have a dedicated person always around to warn me when you're about to cross my path???

Nipple. :)

the source
12-05-2002, 07:13 PM
::makes a prayer sign:: please lord do not let this happen....................

Rosieal
12-06-2002, 08:00 AM
You can do as you please, of course. However, you must prepare yourself for people's reactions. Some people may find it amusing, some may not even care and some may find it abhorrent. If you feel uncomfortable with that, then don't do it. It will only spoil your evening and make you conscious, but if you know that you wouldn't really give a damn about it and that you are able to enjoy it to the fullest, go ahead. I myself find crossplayers amusing. :)

Oshi
12-06-2002, 12:01 PM
Okay, I'm sorry, but... I'm all cool with crossplay and stuff....
But Joe, someone of your stature and weight.... No offense, but for the love of god, don't cosplay Chun-Li..... ^^;;;
You say you want to lose weight? Well... unless you manage to get down to 150 (MAJOR props if you do that, that'd be quite the accomplishment), don't try it... ^^;

Nine
12-07-2002, 02:54 PM
If a 220lbs. guy is daring enough to crossplay Naga *POINTS TO SELF* then a 338lbs. guy should go for crossplaying Chun-li! GO FOR IT!!

I considered crossplaying Chun Li myself, I had it all planned out and stuff, but I never got around to do it.. (When I put my bra that I use for my fake breasts in costumes on my head, I look like the pink variation of Chun Li XD)

L to the 3rd
12-08-2002, 05:02 AM
hmm...well even I dont' even dare
cosplay as chun-li. i wanted to a long
time ago, but i don't like how it's
drafty down there. ^_^;

Morrissey
12-08-2002, 05:21 AM
It's not about daring. It's about decency. Just don't do it for attention. Just don't do it.

soshi
12-08-2002, 08:00 PM
what's with all this decency BS? the last time I checked the only exposed parts on Chun Li are her arms and face. she's got really dark leggins/nylons on...

I say, if you want to cosplay it, then do it. is everyone going to like it? no. but who cares? you shouldn't.

Scrapps
12-08-2002, 08:56 PM
I say go for it!

If you're worried about being harrassed....kill them.

Morrissey
12-08-2002, 09:26 PM
Oh like parents want to bring their kids to a con with gigantic crossplayers. If a person call pull of a crossplay then fine. To do it when you know you'll ridiculed and made fun of is not brave, it's lame. It isn't decent to fit 338lbs of man into black stockings and female clothing. I don't know where you are from but this isn't acceptable in the general public. It would be more acceptable if at least the person passes as the character. Look at Scrawny Squall. She looks better than the males at the characters she portrays. That's cool but when you know you look nothing like it and will recieve nothing but flack? Why do it? Do you need attention that much? Cosplay is fun for the right reasons. To do it for attention then that's just stupid. Btw Scrapps, KILL THEM? Oh, real mature.

soshi
12-08-2002, 09:49 PM
there is only one thing I have to say about your close-minded and offensive attitude:

wow.

Morrissey
12-08-2002, 09:56 PM
Close minded and offensive because I state my opinion? Because I live in the real world?I never said this world was right. You seem to want to start trouble. You are entitled to your opinion and I'm not going to say anything to dispute your beliefs. When you start talking crap about me? Don't start. Live in your sacchrin sweet world when people are nice to everyone and no one forms opinions.

soshi
12-08-2002, 10:20 PM
your opinion is being communicated as "fat people shouldn't cosplay unless the costume meets my standards of coverage". that is offensive to me. I see it as close minded because you obviously don't see ways Chun Li's (rather conservative) costume can be fitted to someone.

talking crap about you? no. I just commented on your opinion. I did not insult you personally, nor did I go around spreading rumors about you (since that's what talking crap generally refers to, isn't it?).

I'm not trying to start trouble, it just really irks me when people think other people should have to censor their activies just because they look a certain way.

Trunks61
12-08-2002, 10:27 PM
Chun Li's outfit is NOT conservative. First of all, her arse shows like w00t, and some of her outfits even show cleavage.

Bah, I don't know why Soshi is trying to argue over this anyways.

If the person who started this topic wants to argue the fact, fine.. he has the right. I have no idea why you're starting stuff. So I quote (read the bold)...


originally posted by Joeboeing
Hi all,

I got to think of cross-play that would be fun to do and I have always been a Chun Li player in the SF games and I got to thinking what the general response would be if I cos-played Chun Li... what would you think if you saw a 338 pound guy as Chun Li but in character and having fun?

Make up takes well to me and finding a wig and putting the buns on it would be easy.

The Chun Li costume is too hard for my current sewing skills and I'd do it when I lose some weight but I could pay a person well to make me a costume when I get a job and have funds.

I wouldn't commission it til like July next year.

Well, what do you guys think?

FRom,
Joe

The guy ASKED for our opinions and WE GAVE IT. What exactly did us who stated we wouldn't want to see it do wrong? We did EXACTLY what he asked and I doubt he wants phony answers from us.

You have no right to be offended. All we did was answer the topic.

Stop "starting trouble"...

soshi
12-08-2002, 11:02 PM
there is a difference between a constructive suggestions and an insult.

I don't have a right to be offended? that's bullshit. -_-;

Scrapps
12-08-2002, 11:04 PM
Originally posted by Morrissey
Btw Scrapps, KILL THEM? Oh, real mature.

And here I was trying to be funny. :crylaugh:


And yes the costume *could* show off a lot. For some reason I had the expectations that the butt-flap (is there a better word for it?) wouldn't be like a thong. The costume could easily be done without his butt hanging out like "w00t"

Personally I would pick a costume if I knew I could get a few chuckles..(you will never be laughed *at* if you are the first one laughing)...but then again, I have a sense of humour.

Trunks61
12-08-2002, 11:49 PM
Originally posted by soshi
there is a difference between a constructive suggestions and an insult.

I don't have a right to be offended? that's bullshit. -_-;

Once again, he asked for our opinions and we gave it to him. He wanted our opinions, and if they weren't so nice... so what? They were HONEST. I actually typed up the first thing that came to my mind. I'm sure everyone else did too.

Second, you don't have a right to be offended, we were posting referring to him. We were referring to you, so enough of that.

Finally, stop trying to start stuff.


:skidude:

JoeBoeing
12-09-2002, 01:28 AM
I asked for opinions and I got them. Granted they could have been done more politly.

I have lost 4 inches around my waist in the last month and a half and in the Spring semester I'll be taking 2 PE classes at college. 1 being a streatching/ conditioning and the other is a weight training.

I expect to have lost about 15 inches by the time I do this and make up takes very well to my face and in the past I have gotton mistooken for a girl a couple times when I was at work.

I have no doubts that I can pass as a girl. it's just a matter of my weight.

I will do this hopefully next year.

When I loose about 170 pounds I want to do Sailor Venus from Sailor Moon.

Thanks for the blunt opinions,
Joe

L to the 3rd
12-09-2002, 03:11 AM
i dunno how i'd stand on this but
you can always try.. with ways listed aboveto make it more concervative..Like..for the leggings you can wear really opaque colored ones n' stuff.

Oh..My sisters were actually was against me for cosplaying as Squall at first. ^_^;

Morrissey
12-09-2002, 03:50 AM
Joe if you really want to cosplay as Chun Li then go for it. I just question the reason. If you really like Chun Li that much and you want to cosplay as a girl over all the characters available to you then do it. You shouldn't ask for what we think. By asking what people think is asking for trouble. You asked for opinions and we gave them good or bad. I'm not going to make fun of or single you out for ridicule just because I feel the way I do about your cosplay. If you're doing it for any reason other than you liking the character then you're doing it for the wrong reason. Btw I have nothing against fat cosplayers. I have a problem with people in general just doing it for attention or causing a scene. Also there is a difference between having a sense of humor and leaving yourself open to ridicule to people who aren't as nice as the people on this board.

Schu
12-09-2002, 11:38 AM
What an odd topic. I'm here late, but having done Chun Li myself I think it's fine if he wants to.

I mean, no matter what it boils down to, a good part of cosplay is to get attention of some sort. So stop saying that you don't cosplay for attention. That's just quite annoying, really.

If you like the character, would feel good enough walking around in it to go to a con, then I have nothing against you. The courage to wear something controversial is also a plus for you. This goes for anyone who wants to.

BTW. If I see you at a con as Chun Li, you'll get a hug. ^__^

Lil Dreamer
12-09-2002, 01:03 PM
Originally posted by Schu
I mean, no matter what it boils down to, a good part of cosplay is to get attention of some sort. So stop saying that you don't cosplay for attention. That's just quite annoying, really.


u know what's SOOOOO funny about that statement?? whenever i or any other "non-cosplayer" types were to make ones of the same nature, we'd be considered "elitist" and "rude" and "not knowing what we're talking about cuz we never cosplayed". just a minor observation in my part. =)

anyways as far as "fat" cosplayers in skimpy outfits?? it would be offensive to me as it would be offensive to somebody else if i were to cosplay as the main character from "New Angel" with my dick hangin out. it just isn't appreciated.

Nipple. :)

L to the 3rd
12-10-2002, 03:49 AM
well it's true. it's like me giving opinions on how to cook, when i dont' cook. eating and observing is different.

Lil Dreamer
12-10-2002, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by L to the 3rd
well it's true. it's like me giving opinions on how to cook, when i dont' cook. eating and observing is different.

no, but u can tell if a dish tasted like shit right?? yeah, i thought so.

oh and BTW, cooking is totally different from eating.

Nipple. :)