View Full Version : Wondering how to go about something
02-08-2011, 11:07 PM
Recently, I realized, I really want to cosplay a character from Disney. However my big issue is he's well a he for one, and two not a human. The character I am talking about it Stitch. The cute, fuzzy, fluffy, alien dog. There's a few problems I have though. One, I don't want to be mistaken for a furry. Two, constructing this would not be able to be done by me. (I wouldn't know how to go about it.) Three, I've looked into custom fursuit and mascot suit places and their ways of explaining about custom suits are vague. I don't know if I could order Stitch from them. So I guess my major problem would be commissioning someone to make it how I would want it. Then my other problem is monetary funds to pay the person I commission. I figure Cosplay.com would know how to help me...so help?
(Mods if this is in the wrong place feel free to move. I didn't know where to place this.)
02-09-2011, 12:36 AM
Any decent mascot costume will cost money. If you're on a budget why don't you go the gijinka route and design a humanoid version of Stitch. This way you'll have more control over cost.
02-09-2011, 12:51 AM
If you're not comfortable with "being mistaken for a furry", don't do it. It's bound to happen if you're walking around in a big mascot costume. I don't really see what the problem is, though - mascot costumes can be really impressive, and so what if the person IS a "furry" ?
If you like their portfolio of work and you are confident in their abilities and reputability - contact them and ask them if they can do what you want. :) Please be aware that this might be a bit expensive - I would say that $500+ wouldn't be unreasonable.
For money... most people have a job, but if you are too young or can't get one you can try doing "odd jobs" that many kids do - shovelling snow, babysitting, that kind of thing. Just to be honest, unless your parents can afford to give you a couple hundred dollars, it's going to be really hard to make this by yourself without at least temporary work.
02-09-2011, 01:26 AM
If you have a Joanns in your Area, Sign up for their ad's. It almost always Comes with discounts offers, like 40%-50% off on a single cut Item. You can buy whole bolts at half price. for example my sister bought a Bolt (it had 10 yards) of Black fur(?) for her Umbreon cosplay and paid 50+ tax instead of 100 + tax
02-09-2011, 09:06 PM
I agree with Scoti. A humanoid version of stitch would be less likely to be mistaken as a furry, and much less costly. It's also something you could do yourself and would look really cool!
02-10-2011, 12:21 AM
I guess I worded the whole monetary thing wrong. I would of course save for it once I got a quote on how much I would need. The reason I really don't want to do Gijinka is because I can actually do the voice of Stitch spot on. It was to the point I did it in Disney for the employee inside the costume. They were so impressed they kept hugging me and even went to try to give me the lei off the costume. Sure, I'd be doing this cosplay for the love of the character but I also want to do it for the magic for kids. I mean what kid wouldn't be surprised to hear Stitch talk to them? (Heck, even as an adult I would love it. xD It makes it more magical.) I guess as long as I know I'm not a "furry" and I'm a Mascot that is what matters.