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10-01-2007, 10:12 PM
Hey all you original character cosplayers out there. I've started this thread to discuss the origins of our original cosplays, for example:
My original character Cosplay is Volnixshin. I have been designing and redesigning the costume for about four to five years now. I have added, subtracted gloves, masks and weapons.
The story behind my character is always evolving. So far though, Volnixshin is the son of Nox, the Goddess of Shadow and Nightime, and a human male. Volnixshin is a halfbreed of human and god. Hercules if you will, but without inhuman strength. His abilites are theability to fade in and out of shadow, cast people into shadows, stick to walls, and jump very high.
Personality wise, Volnixshin is very shy, and rarely talks, prefering to communicate in a type of sign language using his hands. He has a tendency to be dramatic, but stays quiet during so.
"Volnixshin" is a name I created in fifth grade, merging together three Pokemon names, which had just come out at the time in America. Voltorb, Onyx, and Persian, I couldn't spell very well, being young and all, so Persian was pershin, and Onyx was Onix.

Your turn! Tell me all about your original characters!

10-01-2007, 10:19 PM
I made an OC once. She was a jellyfish.

Eventually I'll get around to cosplaying her: she's a hat.

10-01-2007, 10:26 PM
I made an OC once. She was a jellyfish.

Eventually I'll get around to cosplaying her: she's a hat.

Lol, I seriously looked in your gallery to see if there was a jellyfish.

10-01-2007, 10:33 PM
Someday, swear to god, there will be. :D

10-01-2007, 11:09 PM
Come on guys..

10-01-2007, 11:24 PM
The only OC I ever created was Rivkah, who I'd love to cosplay one day, although her clothing is regular-looking enough that I don't really think people would consider it a true costume.

10-02-2007, 12:51 AM
http://chicochan.deviantart.com/art/Profile-Art-Chiko-50976390 http://endling.deviantart.com/art/Chiko-for-Chico-49638798

She be my mainstead character Chiko <3

I'm currently making the suit, but it's going to take me awhile to save up the $$$ for more yellow leather X_x

10-02-2007, 10:17 AM
Hmm my original character has Gothic style. I dont give her name.
Dark, buat like a bride.
I wear it at 2 Sept con and win the competition with my friends. ^^
I cant explain detailed character since I only design the cloth

10-02-2007, 10:31 AM
mine is called Pellagwathiel Elanore Rose (aka Pella Rose).
It's part of a Pilot my 2 friends and I have been writing for the past 5 years. It is based on the 4 elements Princesses (pella representing Water). They are basically Warrior Princesses (except for Pella who is a Pirate Princess since she represent water).
The story is very complex, but basically Darkness took over the Land, killing all the Kingdoms of Air, Fire, Earth and Water. Only the princesses survived, they have to gather their strength together in order to go and defeat the Darkness....
unfortunetly, they don't know each others. The Water Heiress is missing in action (she never lived on the Land, since he mother had been banned from there and now reside on Earth)...And the problem is when they leave their Land, they all suffer some type of Anmesia, forgetting where they are from. And once they get to Earth, they loses their powers (since Earth has so little magic in the air). Anyways, they find each others, and they have to remember how to get back to their Land to defeat the Darkness and rule their kingdom once again.
Thats the basic of it...there is so much details about it and the character's background are very complex.
One day, my friends and I decided we were going to Cosplay as them, but i don't have any visuals as of now to show anyone what Pella Looks like.

10-02-2007, 12:57 PM
I have a LOT of originals I want to do, but my main is probably my book's main character "Stryker"

Telling too much about him would give away WAY too much plot so here's the basics. I created him when I was in the sith grade but back then he was Kai Hikari (real original -.-). He's a part of a gov. experiment made to help prevent the occurance of the appocolypse, one which failed.
Basically he wasked up years after the appocolypse when the world is in ruin.

The basic origin of this is that I've been writing stories and stuff for a long time but they were all romancy and girly so i wanted to write something a boy would like and now i like it better than my ramancy stuff myself. The outfit itself is extreamly complicated! T.T

10-02-2007, 01:33 PM
I created a puppy. Yes. A puppy. A BIG one. Uber cute <3 like Kirara! He was yellow and Black to represent Lightning/Thunder, which were his abilities. (hence his name Thunderbolt/Kaminari)
Inspired by an artist by neopets/Inuyasha from 5 years ago. I think I still have my first drawing of him.... I MUST do another one that isn't so... crappy and wtf-looking XD
I also drew an inverse version of him, where he was mostly black with yellow/gold and had 3 tails. Looked Egyptian. It was supposed to be himself before he was reincarnated. I haven't thought about him in years XD

10-02-2007, 02:19 PM
Whoah... I have so many original characters that I plan to make outfits for. The only one that I have a drawn and uploaded picture of is my art-representation of myself (the character I draw to represent me in pictures and is officially named Sabarae): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v50/sabarae/sabarae3.jpg

However, it's an old picture and also only half finished. Her design changes a bit whenever I change, so her hair is now shorter and she has Egyptian eye-makeup. (I'm currently fangirling over Hatshepsut)

I also have an idea for a fire fae. It's kinda like a unicorn so I'll have to learn prosthetics for the nose before I can do that one... I have a snake queen idea and I'm thinking big headdress of doom with scaly makeup.

I'm still working on the design for my four-wings, genderless and sight-less angel idea named Amikiel (I made the character long before learning that all angel names mean something. Whoops.) And at some point, when I can afford to make seven kimonos, I'll be making a Heian-period inspired Yuki-Onna. Albeit she's not an original character, the costume is going to be an original interpretation of the character.

10-02-2007, 06:18 PM
Someone should set up some sort of spread sheet for OCs. Like, so you can put the name, age, gender, species, background, etc. on it. Something simple just as an outline of what info to give here. And, of course, a pictures. ;)

I have ideas for some OCs, but none have actually been made yet.

10-02-2007, 09:59 PM
I have many original characters. My favorite, though, would probably be either Sarin or Athys.

Sarin is a forest elf, with short pointed ears. He stands about 6'4". He has a lean build, like most elves do, and he wields a fan and a woman's parasol in battle. His hair is pure white and goes down to about his shoulder blades. He has a narrow/long face with gray-green eyes. I'll have to get a picture up sometime. ^^

I'm not going to attempt to describe Athys. He's too complicated for words.

10-02-2007, 11:24 PM
i created one for a star wars fic.... if i ever did a cosplay of an OC that's what i'd be XD

10-02-2007, 11:49 PM
I have one character that I should get around to cosplaying someday... Her name's Atsuka, and she's the main character of my manga. Basically, she has the ability to see Malo (lit. "small" in Russian), which are tiny spirits the size of atoms that are EVERYWHERE and obstruct her vision. Plus, she talks to them, so people assume she's blind and schizophrenic. Her costumes nothing fancy, and I just based it on some clothes I have- a striped tank top, white long-ish shorts, converse, and a yukata left open and tied with a shoelace bow at the waist.

10-03-2007, 12:12 AM
mine is called Yoru no Hana (or Yoruko). she's an ex-yakuza girl turned crime-fighter after the death of her foster family. she makes it her life's mission to track down the people who killed them and then avenge their deaths. her trademarks are her small pigtails, an iris hair charm, and her boots. she has two outfits: a red and gold kimono, and a short Chinese-style tunic with short-shorts and boots.

10-03-2007, 04:05 AM
hmm makes me want to pull my own OC costume back out and work on the oldest one..
Always been apprehensive about such..at least for cons. "Oh Ehm Gee...what anime is that frooommm?"

10-03-2007, 06:02 AM
My original character is Cookie the robot maid. She was created purely for skits at Auchinawa and Amecon.

Cookie is a prototype for a range of robots that are designed to be not sexy, not mysterious and so benign it's almost annoying. (To solve the problem of male owners falling in love with their robot; she is also designed to discourage such woo-pitching with a prim and proper put-down.) She is brought to the con for a live infomercial during the con, presented by another anime character (so far, Hitomi from Escaflowne and Tuxedo Mask). Cookie always does something to disrupt the show and tell, such as breaking down, leaving the stage to dust the audience, banging pots and pans as the presenter is trying to speak and pretending to break down for a laugh.

She's an easy cosplay; just a pretty dress and pink cheeks usually do it. And a feather duster.


10-03-2007, 03:40 PM
Since I've been doing research for a novel for the past year and a half, I've also penciled it into my mind to cosplay a character sometime in the future. I'd really like to do my Archangel Gabriel, but I don't want to think about how much skill and money (this includes medical bills for when I pass out from the heat) it would take to make her seven giant blue wings, silver armor with gold lily decal, and a really long spear shaped like a lily. ^^; So I might stick to one of the simpler-garbed characters, like Belial, who pretty much wears low cut business suits.

10-03-2007, 06:17 PM
I have a few. Actually, quite a few. But only one I'm really proud of and actually aim to cosplay.

Name: Me'ran
-Other names: Meruran, Meru.
Inspiring anime: Yu Yu Hakusho.
Profession: Healer
Race: Human
Likes: The color red, People she's saved, being asked for help, working, helping, confusing people, writing, drawing, experiments, being able to do what she wants, freedoms.
Dislikes: People bothering her, other people getting hurt, people under her care dying, arrogance, self-righteousness, crusty blood, when her nails break, her hair.
-Good things: peaceable, quiet, fairly friendly, offers help easily, sweet
-Bad things: Smart-ass, annoying sometimes, can't say no to a request for help, arrogant, self-endangering, doesn't think before acting.
Quirks: Pacifist. Totally neutral.
What makes it special: I came up with a condition called "indestructible". It's a state of being that one in three million people suffer. They were supposed to die, once, usually fairly early in life, and didn't. Kind of the opposite of Final Destination.
Only suicide, or old age, or another Indestructible can kill Indestructible people.
I based it off the fact that my grandfather is friggin' immortal, and a old friend of mine did several things that should have resulted in death and didn't even get a scratch.

-Eyes: Blue. Later in the story, she loses one, and someone takes one from a cadaver, making them blue and purple.
-Hair: I never decided. I think whatever blond-brown-red combination mine is, with less brown.
-Skin: Varies through the story. Naturally pale, but with enough sun exposure, slightly tanned. Also based off myself, but she gets darker more easily.
-Clothing preference: Anything that doesn't get in the way.
-Other odd things: Scarred, here and there, where she failed to heal herself (usually due to unconsciousness), and she has a vine in her hair. ((I wanna go into detail.))
The vine in her hair is called a Corpse Vine (Like I said, my creativity....), it usually plants itself in a body, thrives off the nutrients in the blood until it releases the airborne seeds into the air and plants itself into another one. People are usually made aware of its arrival, and so the only things it usually manages to grow on are corpses. However, the plant is FULL healing powers and uses, so she planted it behind her ear and keeps it trimmed down, inspiring sort of a self-induced hypoglycemia.
Image:She was actually designed by a dear friend of mine (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/rat-face/cosplay/Meran-1.jpg)
Powers: She was trained to heal, but she was never that strong.
Skills: Healing. Medicine. Learns quickly. That's about it.
Back Story: Um. Lessee. Pretty much normal, raised with a moderately big family, until called on to help out 'cos she was the least disliked of the candidates. Then she was taught to be a healer. And then she decided she wanted to go to Demon World, and lived there.
What I like most about mine: The vine in her hair.
Why I made it: I'll admit it. She's a Mary Sue. I just wanted to see if I could make a Mary Sue that wasn't such a Mary Sue. Actually took a few of the Mary Sue Litmus tests. She's not as bad as she could be.

Garnet Runestar
10-03-2007, 08:01 PM
I've been writing a sci-fi /fantasy series for about 8 years now so I have several original characters, but I won't cosplay them unless the books are published (That way they would be more recognizeable).

Major G
10-03-2007, 11:51 PM
One day. I have a few comic-style characters.

10-08-2007, 02:04 PM
I just designed a new one.
Shinnix (It's a slight anagram of Volnixshin without the Vol)
Comepletly dark, with no face, claws, and very sinister. He doesn't talk, but while evil, very ....stalkerishly flirtatious.

10-08-2007, 03:53 PM

There is this Naruto fanfic that I created 3-4 characters for, and I would really like to cosplay the main girl in it. Her name is Kanaka Edogaiwa and her teammates are Kai Aizawa and Ryouka Hishiba. o_o (I know, lame names. But I couldn't think of anything.) [Ooh, Ooh, Kanaka and Kai like each other (but the other one doesn't know) and Ryouka likes Sasuke. ^.^] Their Sensei's name is Ogouta (no last name) and....that's about all I have so far. -.-;;

But there's another character I use in all my other _____xOC fanfics, and her name is Kara Amani, but she's sorta....plain and really shy. So the opposite of me. o_o

10-08-2007, 05:57 PM
I made an OC once. She was a jellyfish.

Eventually I'll get around to cosplaying her: she's a hat.

o_o amazing <3
i must see this cosplay xD

10-08-2007, 06:01 PM
Someone has volunteered to do a cosplay of my version of Naruto from a fic I wrote called Uzumaki Naruto: Konoha Marksman.