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Unread 01-12-2013, 01:14 PM   #46
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PFT. JUST DON'T. Cosplay whatever you like!! YAy!

I've seen bunch of Sailor Moon (new series is coming this year btw), Ranma, and Card Captor Sakura. It's nice to have memories flooding back.
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Unread 01-12-2013, 05:34 PM   #47
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Ohh god this is the most ridiculous thing I've heard.
Some NON-cosplayers will get mad at you if you cosplay from a show that's a few years old. According to ELG. This is why I never go there. It's full of idiots. As if shows and the ability to cosplay expires!!! AHA
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Unread 01-12-2013, 06:33 PM   #48
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Didn't my little pony end in the 80's?

I also don't really understand the logic behind "well that show is over so you can't cosplay it anymore." Usually there's still a fandom for that show and enough people that even if you only like cosplaying in groups, you will still probably find enough people to do it with you.

Now, movies I am more understanding of, since they're more one-shot flash in the pan kind of things (unless they're a series of movies), and their popularity usually dies down a lot more quickly. Like for instance, I really doubt we'll be seeing Onceler cosplayers this summer and I'm not sure that planning a Wreck it Ralph photoshoot for the end of this year will be as successful as it would have been a month after the movie...but if you enjoy that character, and your own enthusiasm has not died down, do not let the potential lack of enthusiasm others may have in cosplaying it to prevent you from doing so.
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Unread 01-12-2013, 06:51 PM   #49
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Didn't my little pony end in the 80's?
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph...endshipIsMagic

Yes and No. The series has had 4 reboots since then with mixed success. If you want to be technical, yes, the original series did end, but the Franchise keeps getting revived since it's so profitable (roughly every 7 years - when the kids who grew up watching it are old enough to start having kids themselves) Though the current (4th iteration) has been the most popular due to a severe revamp of the series from writing to animation and the Internet.

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I also don't really understand the logic behind "well that show is over so you can't cosplay it anymore." Usually there's still a fandom for that show and enough people that even if you only like cosplaying in groups, you will still probably find enough people to do it with you.
Amusing little story...
When I was younger I loved a series called TaleSpin. Recently I took a trip down memory lane and did some research to try and find old episodes for nostaligia's sake (and for the record the series has aged remarkably well) and found out there is *STILL* a large fandom for the show, which ended in the 90s (and I'm not even going into anime, some of those fandoms are as old as the medium itself, even older if we count manga)
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Unread 01-12-2013, 07:15 PM   #50
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Thats like saying don't cosplay something that isn't popular.
How many series are still running when you go to your con. Are you making your cosplay in a week or something? for me technically it's not Ended here[in the USA] because it never even started so everything is fair game.

some times that older anime cosplay will make someones day :3
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Unread 01-12-2013, 07:21 PM   #51
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LOL yes I know it's been rebooted a few times. I was born in '82. It was a philosophical question. If they're telling you it ended, it did. And when it ends, in another five years they'll make a new one.

TaleSpin has aged well mainly because it was spearheaded by one guy who put a lot of work and love into the worldbuilding, and because it was handled well by generally mature writers who didn't try to shove in pop culture references where they weren't needed. I still think that the episode with the ghost pirate guy is one of the most poignant things I've seen done with American "afternoon" cartoons.

But it still has a relatively big fandom because: furries.
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Unread 01-13-2013, 08:22 AM   #52
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well that's stupid..some of the best animes are ended a long time ago! Death Note for example...in every covnention I see at least 10 DN cosplayers and 1 or 2 casts...
I have this weird thing, I can only watch one anime at once, and I only watch animes who already ended cuz I don't wanna wait every week for new ep to come out (I know it's stupid but I have troubles focusing otherwise / . And besides, cosplay whoever you like! It's not about when the anime ended it's about you cosplaying someone you love
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Unread 01-13-2013, 08:31 AM   #53
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I have this weird thing, I can only watch one anime at once, and I only watch animes who already ended cuz I don't wanna wait every week for new ep to come out (I know it's stupid but I have troubles focusing otherwise /
This is random but I just have to say that I do exactly the same thing for the same reasons. So you are not the only one!
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Unread 01-13-2013, 09:29 AM   #54
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That person needs to get their head screwed on. There's nothing wrong with cosplaying from any series just because it's ended. For one thing, they aren't considering that not everyone gets into a series while it's still ongoing. Does that mean they aren't allowed to cosplay a character they like? BS to that I say. (Is only just starting to read the Inuyasha manga; not that there's anyone from it I want to cosplay... yet at least)

Being an older/ended series doesn't mean it doesn't deserve some love. Quite recently, I located and watched most of the episodes of that Mighty Ducks cartoon that I had seen as a kid. I intend, once I have way more experience making costumes, to try my hand at a human-version of one of the Ducks. If someone tried to tell me that I can't because the series is ended, I'd tell them where they can shove their opinion.

Cosplay is about having fun dressing up as a character you like. If you don't like a certain character/ongoing series, why take the time/effort/money to make the outfit (barring if you're doing it because you're going as part of a group, that's understandable)
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Unread 01-13-2013, 11:32 AM   #55
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That's it. This just means we need some Astro boy cosplayers.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 01:58 PM   #56
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Gah! Why is that every forum I've been to lately keeps proving to me just how stupid people are. There is nothing on earth wrong with cosplaying from series that are ending or that have ended. That shouldn't even be a factor in your decision if you like the character enough to want to make a costume in the first place.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 02:25 PM   #57
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wow seriously? I just cosplayed Yuki Judai to a local anime club yesterday o_O big deal <,<
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Unread 01-19-2013, 02:47 PM   #58
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That's it. This just means we need some Astro boy cosplayers.
This. I'm totally dressing up my husband as Astro Boy now. And no, he won't have any say in the matter.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 02:51 PM   #59
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The reason why cosplaying as a certain character is different for everyone; but a rule for cosplaying as a character from an anime that ended is just plain wrong and stupid. It's like saying we can't cosplay as someone from a video game because everyone's progress in a video game is different. To me, both anime and video games are never considered the end.

I am not going to watch a new anime every season so just I can cosplay as a character because the show hasn't ended. That is a waste of time.

Besides, I love seeing my childhood and favorite characters cosplayed since it shows that it's still alive.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 04:32 PM   #60
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I really do wonder if the person had an ulterior motive telling you that...

Like, I could understand the argument ("You wont get enough attention!" - eh, some people cosplay for attention, whatever) if we were talking about, say, something like Urusei Yatsura, or Cat's Eye - y'know, stuff that the new generation of fans might not know or recognise at first glance. But for something that might end in the near future, that's ridiculous.
Not to mention that there will be probably still tons of MLP cosplayers for quite some time, so it's not like doing a popular series is a surefire way to get a lot of attention.

Even then, lot's of old series are still popular and how would that argument even hold up against movies or video games? Those things end right after they're released, so by that logic they would never cosplay anything from these?

There is a difference between being relevant and still running.
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