View Full Version : Ideas? (S.O.S.)

07-01-2002, 01:42 AM
Alright, here's the deal:

I'm going to Otakon 2002. It's my first year, but I'm going with a large group of regular con goers, so I should be fine for the most part. Unfortunately, I've been poisoned by the internet, so to speak, and now I want to Cosplay as something (I figure I might as well jump feet first into all of this).

I thought about cosplaying originally about 3 months ago, but what I was going to go for fell through, and now I'm out of ideas. The problem is that I'm a big guy, and I'm a bit roundish (ok, ok, so I'm fat). Even with all of my friend's combined vast library of Anime knowledge, they can't seem to think of any characters my build would support well...

And so I'm asking anyone out there to help me with my first bout of Cosplay! Please? Any suggestions would be very appreciated.


07-01-2002, 01:45 AM
Find someone to go as Dejiko and a few others to round out the Digi Charat cast and you can go as one of the Dejiko fanboys. Just find a shirt with her on it or whatever. Best part is it's instant cosplay.

If you're looking for something a bit more complicated, you could always go as the panda from Ranma 1/2. Or Pen-Pen. But that's probably at the other end of the difficulty spectrum, huh.

Good luck!

07-01-2002, 01:51 AM
Thanks for your help! I'll see if I can convince my friends...


07-01-2002, 09:42 AM
I don't think it should matter how big you are you should cosplay whatever character you want. However, if you really want a character to fit your weight I'd do something like king kai or Buu from DBZ (sorry that might sound..insulting)

07-01-2002, 03:17 PM
How about Ghim from Lodoss, Prince Phil from Slayers, Genma from Ranma, or White Mage from Final Fantasy. Think some of these could work well.

07-01-2002, 06:32 PM
Or the king or The Great Damaramu from Dragon Half.

07-01-2002, 10:37 PM
Don't worry Scoti, it's not insulting at all, in fact Buu was my first choice...but so many complications arose (like the thing on his head, making myself pink and not wanting to die under all the make-up). It's my first time cosplaying (as I've said before) and I didn't know about these forums when I first thought of cosplaying as Buu, so I didn't know what to do about the problems that came up. I never thought about King Kai before...

And I just want to do the characters I cosplay as justice, that's why the size comes into consideration.

And thanks to everyone else for your suggestions! I'll look into them as soon as possible! And please keep them coming...I want to make a big impression at the 'kon!


07-02-2002, 02:23 AM
The Great Damaramu ?
he is a skinny character.... and stupid too. there is snorlax from pokemon.... or Dr. Robotnik, teehee. That would be a kewel character.. I have never seen him cosplayed..

07-02-2002, 02:46 AM
Dr. Robotnik? PURE GENIUS!

That is great...and it doesn't seem that hard. Except for the red coat...hmm...where to get that red coat...