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01-26-2004, 04:17 PM
Hey there guys! *^_^* Yeah.. I just wanted to know how many people go as original characters... I've been pondering the idea for a while now... But, i won't be going this year, possibly next, or the one after. Yeah.. I just CANT wait *^_^*...

01-26-2004, 04:39 PM
I'm working on two original characters at the moment :p The links to the sketches are under my sig. They're characters I've created for two separate forum-based rpg games and I decided to create the costumes. It let's you get as creative as you'd like and do everything from a blank canvas. :D

01-26-2004, 04:51 PM
Yeah, i relly like your originals.. *^_^* If i do originals, their gonna be fighting costums. Yup. *^_^* lol.. I have mine designed... Relly roughly.. but here it is *^_^*


Yeah.. as i said... really rough.. But it's a start *^_^*

01-26-2004, 05:08 PM
well, you've got a good sketch to go by..very nice :) I"m not big on major fighting but both of mine have weapons..have to design those yet..bleh..heh. Good luck :)

01-26-2004, 05:22 PM
I did one of my characters for dragoncon 2002, although I didn't get to wear it long:
I want to wear it again, but I have to find a better way to do the green makeup.

01-26-2004, 10:53 PM
I sewed a costume for my friend's original char last year, and this year at some random con we'll be going as Rob Zombie U cheerleaders. You know, just for props toward the rock god.
Junioranime - The design is really cute, good luck. ^.^ Post photos when you finish.
Tekla - That necklace is absolutely lovely!

01-27-2004, 02:52 AM
It's funny how original costuming isn't really a big thing in the cosplay community..because in the sci-fi/fantasy costuming community (which has been around for longer) it's at least 50% original. Maybe because it's been around for so long...*shrug*

I've made an original EGL outfit and have a few other original designs planned for whenever I get around to them...

01-27-2004, 09:19 AM
Yeah... will do.. But the thing is, that me and my friend, are probably either gonna be going as originals, or, a pair... Likr Kagome and Kikyo... Yup, i'd like to do that one.. Or Rikku <<- FFX and some other FF character *^_^* lol... Yeah, we haven't decided on that yet.. but it will be soon *^_^*...

01-27-2004, 11:07 AM
I love original characters! (maybe because I don't sew very well=))

Kell> That is SO cute!

junioranimdrawer> That's a really spiffy design! good luck with it!

Tekla> that is such a pretty necklace!

I've done an original faerie and pirate and errr...sushi costume. They're still my favourite ones.

faerie: http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=99409&password=&sort=1&cat=500&page=1

pirate : http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=93606&password=&sort=1&cat=500&page=1

sushi: http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=72830&password=&sort=1&cat=500&page=1

01-27-2004, 11:50 AM
i LOVE the wings on the faerie!!! And the sushi is just great..I just had some the other day..heh.
I'll start a gallery soon..right now i'm fighting with a stupid coat that doesn't want to cooperate with me...grr....

01-27-2004, 12:20 PM
i dunno why but i find myself more attracted to original costumes at cons then anything else. i guess because when they're done right, they're new, inventive and eye-catching and if you mess up, no one will know ^^.

anyway! i have a original kitty girl in my gallery. however, i don't think it works as a kitty costume, so i plan on turning it into a fairy costume eventually.

01-27-2004, 12:38 PM
Thats cool *^_^* i love the costumes you made *^_^* Duck.. It'll be my first year going... Definatelly not this year... 1.transportation <<- To young to drive 2. Money ... and three... I know my parent's aren't gonna support either of them... So i'm saying either next year or the year after *^_^*

01-27-2004, 01:09 PM
I love doing original costumes! I design alot of costumes and the one i'm currently working on http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=99276&password=&sort=1&cat=500&page=1 is nearly finished.

01-27-2004, 01:42 PM
wow.. That's really nice *^_^* i love it *^_^*

01-27-2004, 10:26 PM
I actually love cosplaying original costume designs more than cosplaying other characters. maybe I'll post some of the design sketches one day

01-28-2004, 08:53 AM
:) I love doing my own origonal Gothic Lolita & Faery desings :) definatly more fun than doing someone else's character, as you can allow for more creativity!

01-29-2004, 05:35 PM
My friend and I are planning origional characters for otakon. We have some base sketches but the designs will probally change a bit durring the process. I have attached a pic, dont mind the sad drawing skillz, This is finally my chance to make a wig with huge hair! Feel free to comment on the design hints and suggestions are always welcome. ^_^

01-29-2004, 08:52 PM
Wow, that's really nice... I love it *^_^* <<You think you have poor drawing skills? Look at my drawing *^_^* lol >> I wouldn't have any hints or suggestions... Because i barely know what i'm doing myself rightnow *^_^* lol... I'm gonna have some help making the costume, yup *^_^*...

01-29-2004, 09:08 PM
hmmmm. for the top SImplicity patter 7009 would probably work. :) I had it sitting right beside me when i saw it, so yea. :p

01-30-2004, 06:15 PM
I am thinking about either making the skirt shorter in the back or longer in the front. I'm not sure yet.. The first thing I am going to buy is a corset and the rest of the costume will be built around that. I am deffidently going to have turquoise hair tho!

02-01-2004, 07:50 PM
This year was my first year to ever cosplay or go to a con. I went to Ushicon with my friends. I didn't know what to go as so I made an original, and made a mask for my friend on the car ride to Austin. We were both originals. Surprisingly we got more attention then expected. I was almost kidnapped twice and alot of people took photos. I don't have pics but I'm pretty sure some will be up somewhere on the internet. If anyone went to Ushicon then they probably saw me. I was a goth bondage slave ninja on a leash and my hands chained together. I am definately gonna go to more cons and most likely be originals everytime. Everyone kept asking me who or what I was and I didn't know what to say other than a "random slave". :) It was great though.