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Dejection
08-09-2004, 08:47 PM
I am a member of cosplaylab and cosplay.com, and there is never an option for any of my costumes. I usually just stick my comic book costumes under manga even though that's not really what it is-Why all the hate on us people into American comics, or is it not considered cosplaying? (I'm kind of new to cosplaying, so I honestly don't know, don't hate!). There isn't a section for comic book characters on these forums, or on most cosplay sites I've found, and I really don't know what category to put my questions in when I have a question relating to a comic book character. I cry.

Speaking of questions, anybody here read Poison Elves? I'm trying to find some good reference pictures of Charzin the imp from the series to cosplay. x.x

*Shiva*
08-09-2004, 09:29 PM
Although the majority of cosplayers focus on Japanese-based anime/manga/videogame/jrock/pop characters, there are plenty of people who cosplay American characters.

For U.S. comic book characters, just look at the super hero cosplay thread: http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=6051
They contain a lot of people who have gone as Marvel or DC characters.

Basically these kind of questions just go in the "other" costumes forum (aka THIS one, so your correct!) along with the LOTR and Harry Potter and a million and one other costumes people create which aren't exclusively Japanese. ^_^

Karisu-sama
08-10-2004, 06:45 AM
One of my closest cosplayer friends is also a huge Teen Titans fan, and cosplays Raven. This site was started by people involved with Anime cosplay, and if the need for a specific forum on specific types of other costumes grows large enough, a forum would probably be started for it. For example, J-rock got its own forum eventually.

I dunno what you mean by "hating". Many of our members do Science Fiction & Fantasy, Rennfaire, American (& Chinese & French) comics etc. cosplay as well.

1wingedangel
08-12-2004, 04:02 AM
Not one of my costumes is anime.

Garuda_Aiacos
08-12-2004, 06:56 AM
I barely do Anime/Manga costumes these days and when I do, I applied my Costuming Rules & Instincts (Quality, Accuracy & Own-Time-Own-Target) rather than Cosplaying Local Rules (Quantity, Cheapness, Speed & as long as look great in photos).

Well, what you do will just be okay here in this section of Cosplay.Com. ;)

kaligoddess
08-12-2004, 09:36 PM
Speaking of questions, anybody here read Poison Elves? I'm trying to find some good reference pictures of Charzin the imp from the series to cosplay. x.x


Awesome book, but alas, I have no images for you. I keep threatening to do a Snake-Eyes from GI JOE, but I'm afraid to wear it to the conventions I'm going to as they are anime based.

sarabug
08-16-2004, 03:39 PM
i have been bothered by the same thing on cosplaylab, i usually end up putting them all under fantasy.....it'd be nice if they added it in, the prof is really nice there though, so maybe we should suggest it to him....they're making changes right now anyway...maybe he'd do it for us!

lunasreincarnat
08-16-2004, 05:09 PM
I keep threatening to do a Snake-Eyes from GI JOE, but I'm afraid to wear it to the conventions I'm going to as they are anime based.

wear what ever ya want to a convention, even if it is an anime convention. I wear my orginal costumes (from the book im writing) to anime cons all the time.

dani
08-16-2004, 05:29 PM
My latest creation is Captain Liberty, from The Tick. I looked all over the net and I couldn't fine anyone else who have done that costume before. Definitely not anime.

Dani