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12-20-2008, 10:19 PM
So I go to a convention in January every year. And we'll I've made a mistake or two in my cosplay choices (footwear consisting of only slippers and socks are NOT a good idea in 12 inches of snow!!)

What characters that have warmer outfits? (eg cold temperature/snow worthy) I can't think of any at the moment and would love to hear what everyone can come up with.

12-21-2008, 07:44 AM
I'd look for art book scans of series you already like.^_^ A lot of those will have "alternate" outfits for the characters including themed outfits such as cold weather, halloween, etc.

The Hag
12-21-2008, 08:21 AM
Avatar the Last Airbender water tribe has great winter outfits.

Organization XIII coats are notoriously hot (as in "I'm going to die of heat stroke" not "OMG I'm so gorgeous the fan girls will love me!")

12-21-2008, 01:24 PM
- Tsubasa Chronicle: Fai's default outfit (http://www.399animeshop.com/anime/images/fye-figurine1.jpg)
- D. Gray Man: any of the characters, with the exception of Lenalee, has a warm outfit (http://th01.deviantart.com/fs11/300W/i/2006/242/d/c/D_Gray_Man_fan_CG_by_yukikominazuki.jpg)

Zodiac Ranger
12-21-2008, 01:59 PM
Avatar the Last Airbender water tribe has great winter outfits.

Organization XIII coats are notoriously hot (as in "I'm going to die of heat stroke" not "OMG I'm so gorgeous the fan girls will love me!")They're both kinds of hot. ^_-

Plus, Organization Robes let you wear anything underneath you want, plus they often include boots AND gloves... so they make a PERFECT cold-weather costume. You can very easily have some sweatpants and long underwear on, and be nice and toasty.

12-21-2008, 02:09 PM

Final Fantasy III's DS remake has all sorts of great little costumes that would be perfect for winter conventions. The Devout, Geomancer, Viking and various mage classes would be great. I've seen the Devout class made out of fleece before and it looked super-cozy!

More here (with larger images): http://www.creativeuncut.com/art_final-fantasy-3_a.html

12-21-2008, 05:09 PM
These are great! I especially love the Avatar and FF3 ideas! Keep them coming!

12-21-2008, 10:54 PM
In my experience, I have found Bleach shinigami robes to be on the warm side. I also believe there's a "winter" version of the military dress from Fullmetal Alchemist. Not to mention Ed's outfit looks like it could keep someone warm with all the coats and boots.

12-22-2008, 03:00 PM
Naruto characters :'D Particularly Shino Aburame http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/naruto/images/thumb/c/c8/Shino-Shippuden.jpg/180px-Shino-Shippuden.jpg Akatsuki members(from Naruto too) also wear cloaks and long pants(you could wear a long sweater underneath!) though they do have the stupid ass ninja sandals. you could always mod them to have a toe though. Also Neji Hyuuga though his shirt is open in shippuden and he wears short sleeves and pants in the first part D:

Irvine from final fantasy 8 wears a long coat and pants and boots.

Mello from Death Note! The leather probably wouldn't be the warmest but he does wear a coat XD http://www.renders-graphiques.fr/image/upload/moyen/render_mello_1.png though really any Death Note character excluding Misa would probably be okay since they mostly all wear long sleeves and pants-I don't think anyone would object to you wearing a coat either @_@

12-22-2008, 08:02 PM
Kimonos are generally very warm, especially when you have layers like the one Kagura from Inuyasha wears.

Revy from Black Lagoon has a winter outfit (black turtleneck, brown coat, maroon skirt, and boots).

There's also winter school uniforms. They may not be the warmest option, but Japanese school kids walk to school in the snow wearing them.

12-22-2008, 08:08 PM
Definitely Axis Powers Hetalia's Ivan/Russia (http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/Blehing/Axis%20Powers%20Hetalia/Russia/1224816779838.jpg)! His outfit consists of a scarf, gloves, and thick winter jacket over a uniform. Doesn't get much cozier than that :P

12-23-2008, 07:27 PM
- Sena Robin, from Witch Hunter Robin. Petticoat + long dress + pinafore + long overcoat + gloves = very HOT costume for any time except winter. For a male cosplayer, Amon from the same series also wears about four layers.

- Edward Elric from FMA can be a really warm costume, depending on what materials you use (shirt/jacket/overcoat/leather pants/gloves/automail).

- The Count of Monte Cristo (or any other formal costume) from Gankutsuou: Shirt, top hat, long dress jacket, lined cape, cravat, gloves... So warm that my sister almost passed out from heat exhaustion in it... O.o

- Pretty much any military uniform (ranging from Gundam to Meine Liebe to FMA) is going to involve a shirt, possibly a vest, a lined jacket, maybe a cape or overcoat, gloves, and tall boots -- all of which are very insulating.

- Any of the "long red coat" characters: Dante from DMC, Vash from Trigun, Alucard from Hellsing, etc.

- All characters from Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE have winter costumes (CLAMP loves artbook/variant costumes). Especially Fay (as previously mentioned), who comes from an icy climate and often wears long fur-trimmed coats.

12-27-2008, 03:45 PM
So warm that my sister almost passed out from heat exhaustion in it... O.o

That's not an exaggeration.... I have learned a lot about layers and materials and not having only a few square inches of skin exposed to air and that covered with antiperspirant makeup -- in midwestern August! Bad idea, and I started to go down during the Gen Con masquerade. Generally, I'm a lot more concerned about heat than cold. Heat can be more quickly dangerous; most of us won't actually risk frostbite or hypothermia in costume.

But if you need warmth (January cons being a prime example) look for costumes with more winter-friendly materials (leather, vinyl, wool). You can get away with showing some skin if the rest of your costume is warm; I personally find that I can go sleeveless if I'm wearing leather pants or something similar to balance heat loss/retention. You can't have it both ways (throws pointed glance at skanky Chobits negligee cosplayers who are shivering and whining).

Also look for places you can hide extra layers -- leggings underneath pants, two pair of socks (and spares if you get them wet), etc. Anyone who does much winter sport or outdoor work can speak to the many ways of trapping heat without extra bulk.

01-01-2009, 11:03 PM
katara, from avatar. its perfect for cold weather

01-01-2009, 11:23 PM
The thing that immediately comes to mind is...

Trinity Blood Priest robes. Especially if they're lined. Undershirt, cape, big collar, gloves, pants, long overcoat, boots... The only area of skin not covered is the face. Actually, almost everything from Trinity Blood is pretty warm.

Lining really makes a difference, I think...well, d'ur, considering it's double the layers, essentially. Which is the reason I don't line my costumes unless it really calls for lining. You can always wear a shirt under it if it's cold.

01-02-2009, 02:44 AM
I agree with the Fai suggestions *points to avatar* His main outfit is all kinds of burning.

As mentioned, basically anything you can make out of wool is nice... I'm sort of on an obsessive track with the series at the moment, but Yoite from Nabari no Ou is definately dressed for the weather :) You've got a sweater, coat, gloves, a scarf and hat ^___^

Manga version: http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e157/Luffy_Monkey_D/Nabari%20No%20Ou/143.jpg

01-05-2009, 03:42 PM
Oh, the wonders of January cons. I'm going to do Kaoru in Karuizawa outfit myself in January. Flipflops...

-Rufus ShinRa ( http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/e/e2/Rufus.jpg) from FFVII is pretty warm with all those layers.
-So is Vincent. (http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/6/62/Vincent_Valentine_Nomura_art.jpg) My friend wore it in July and told me it was hell.
-And the Turks ( http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/6/6b/Bc-characters.jpg)(you can always wear something underneath).
-SOLDIERs ( http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u67/istaipen/for%20blog/trio.jpg) have knitted shirts, though sleeveless, and long pants.

Many of mine has been said... Just check your fave characters and think how you could make it work. Or be crazy like me!

08-03-2009, 12:31 AM
I've heard that Kaito's (Vocaloid) outifit is pretty warm, it has a long coat and a scarf :3

08-04-2009, 02:26 AM
Anyone from Fort Briggs in Full-Metal Alchemist! They have the added benefit of being under-cosplayed, but the slight deficiency of the older-anime-only knowing people not knowing you. Does that make sense? Anyway, it`s great, because they`re all badass. Just make your uniform of a bit warmer stuff and make the coat. I`m planning to do Olivia Armstrong myself. She`s so badass. ^_^

04-14-2010, 06:42 PM
I hear Letter Bee outfits from Tegami Bachi can be extremely warm! Also, I've heard that anything with large amounts of pleather is super hot! ^^

And I know Tegami Bachi isn't that popular, but it's still food for though!

Hope this helps some!