View Full Version : I want to do a impressive cosplay, but who should I cosplay as?

11-28-2009, 07:12 AM
Hello :)

I do costume design at college and we have been given a new assessment to make any costume we want. I want to make a cosplay for it! However I don't want to make a simple one because we are going to be having till May to finish this assessment. So I need some ideas of what cosplays I could make and I don't mind what anime/game/manga it's from, aslong as its not too revealing and I can get it done within the time given.

I want it to be impressive too so that I can get a good grade :toothy:

Thank you for your time :)

11-28-2009, 08:19 AM
Magna Carta Character 1 (http://www.wallpapergate.com/wallpaper10033.html)

I think these would be good but not sure maybe its abit too simple

11-28-2009, 04:45 PM
Hmm...Basara cosplays ;]

11-28-2009, 05:29 PM
Yano - The first one looks really cool! I'll add it to the list :) however the link doesn't work for the second one.

Hugginsseller - I like them but it involves making armor of some sort and I fail epically at making armor!

Anyone else got anymore ideas?

12-07-2009, 06:30 PM
All of Chii's clothes are very pretty (http://www.hiumi.it/anime_manga_files/manga/chobits/images2/chobits_chii0038.jpg)

Zhang He (http://www.studiodink.com/Images/Dynasty_Warriors/DW4/ZhangHe_FB.jpg)

Braska (http://www.ffcompendium.com/art/10-braska-a.jpg)

Turandot (http://www.lordprice.co.uk/mm5/graphics/00000001/STOB1018,-Turandot-Costume-.jpg) ok this doesn't really count as cosplay sjfnea There's no real canon for it; I just thought Turandot would be an epic costume.

the Soul Linker (http://img.online-station.net/_news/2006/0801/05517_top002.jpg) costume design is one of my faves from RO. And you can pretty much make it any colors you want.

12-08-2009, 01:39 AM
Seth Nightlord (http://img396.imageshack.us/i/sethau4.jpg/) - Trinity Blood:
I love this outfit. One I'd like to do eventually myself =D.

Yūko Ichihara (http://images.blogskins.com/skin_images/130/212/images/xxxholic.jpg) - XXXholic :
Almost all of her outfits are amazing =]

12-08-2009, 02:06 AM
I second the Yuko notion, and also would like to add Mana Khemia, which has a lot of detail in the clothing. Example (http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/1/18585/946232-anna_super.jpg)

12-08-2009, 03:59 AM
Something from "Mononoke" or "Gankutsuou" with an attempt at accurate patternwork.

ANYTHING from Tsukiji Ano's "Adekan" series.

most noteably ~
the umbrella seller
neko-onna (with the butterfly hands)
ANY of the women's dresses

Adekan also has the advantage of being almost completely unknown (but amazingly gorgeous).

Also unknown and amazing is "Tengu Onmyouji-dou" by Kasai Ayumi ~
Yoshitsune/Ushiwaka, Yasunari (with his tengu mask) or Shizuka (as a fox-woman) would all be amazing.

Check out their other artwork too, since both are primarily illustrators... you may even be able to come up with a dramatic design of your own by looking at Kasai and Tsukiji.

Tsukiji's website - http://naotukiji.main.jp/ (her other work ~ http://naotukiji.main.jp/kaisetu.htm and http://naotukiji.main.jp/itiran/list.htm)
Kasai's - http://www2.odn.ne.jp/~ayumix/ (not much in the way of art)
Kasai's work on amazon - http://www.amazon.co.jp/s?ie=UTF8&rh=i%3Astripbooks%2Cp_27%3A%E7%AC%A0%E4%BA%95+%E3% 81%82%E3%82%86%E3%81%BF&field-author=%E7%AC%A0%E4%BA%95+%E3%81%82%E3%82%86%E3%81 %BF&page=1
(the 2nd is the title I mentioned)

12-13-2009, 04:56 AM
Thank you everyone! I did have a look at doing some costumes from trinity blood however I still haven't decided what I want to do >.<

12-14-2009, 12:49 AM
Awesome :3. There's so many great costumes from the series. Just got finished watching it actually xD. I'd really wanna cosplay Seth or Esther in her dress from the last eppy.

Fuji Syusuke
12-20-2009, 10:06 PM
why not try something from Rozen Maiden http://http://www.sabrina.sg/files/20090707-Rozen-Maiden-wallpaper.jpg

12-21-2009, 06:33 PM
Cheshire (http://pandorahearts.wikia.com/wiki/Cheshire) from Pandora Hearts has a fairly difficult costume.

12-21-2009, 11:32 PM
The Suikoden series has some really nice costumes if you look carefully enough.

I've cosplayed Bernadette (http://suikosource.com/chars/list/imageviewnojs.php?img=b/bernadette01.png&char_id=56) and Gizel Godwin's Queen's Knight uniform (http://s189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/cadensluna/?action=view&current=GizelQueensKnight.jpg). Both were pretty tough, the later especially. All the detailing had to be done by hand (including the owl belt buckle thing), and I got a lot of compliments on the final result, even by people who had no idea who I was. One person (who was participating in a "art corner hangout" type thing, said I was a "work of art" with all the costume details.

Other nice costumes from the series are Arshtat (http://suikosource.com/chars/list/imageviewnojs.php?img=a/arshtat01.png&char_id=31) and Lymsleia (http://suikosource.com/chars/list/imageviewnojs.php?img=l/lymsleia01.png&char_id=451).

Rouge Costumes
12-22-2009, 04:18 AM
I fully agree with yano for Magna carta........