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Unread 02-22-2013, 09:00 PM   #3181
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I don't know about "mistaken", but many don't RECOGNIZE what I cosplay, either because of my skin color or the obscurity of what I cosplay or both.

I primarily cosplay Vocaloid characters. KAITO in particular is my best known one. Many...don't know what a Vocaloid is, and if they do, they don't recognize ME in it, even if I'm standing next to someone of a different skin color cosplaying the same exact character. Also, I've recently dabbled in trying to cosplay a Fruits Basket character known as Ayame Sohma. I debuted this cosplay at Katsucon 19. NO ONE knew who I was. Not. One. Person. Needless to say, I was seriously ticked off.

So, in my case, I haven't, YET, experienced so much mistaken cosplay as I've gotten completely ignored or not being properly identified.
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Unread 03-11-2013, 06:55 PM   #3182
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Back in Freshman year during Spirit Week, you always have those costume days and whatnot. So for little kid day I wore my old Ness (Earthbound) cosplay. Everyone at school thought I was Charlie Brown. o__0
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Unread 03-11-2013, 06:59 PM   #3183
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Last year I cosplayed as an OC and several people thought I was Ciel, and there was another person who thought I was a Hetalia character.
All were disappointed when I explained that I was supposed to be an OC.
Good times.
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Unread 03-11-2013, 07:09 PM   #3184
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only once i was cosplaying as Nano Ise from bleach. I had on my glasses carrying the big book and had the lieutenants badge on. All I got that day was Rukia doesnt wear glasses or rukia has short hair not long. my favorite was are you a female version of Byakuya?
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Unread 03-11-2013, 11:34 PM   #3185
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I cosplayed Isaak Fernand Von Kampfer from Trinity Blood and had probably 10+ people ask me if I was from Vampire Knight. I feel so bad for this but this ADORABLE Axel cosplayer asked me when I was in a bad mood (blame lack of sleep, food, and my own stupidity and lord knows what else) I said in a rather harsh tone that I wasn't and that she was the -insert number here- person that has asked me that. The look she got on her face broke my heart. Seriously that was MANY years ago and I never forgave myself. It didn't help she was just so cute Never again will I lose my patience with another cosplayer.... Although, someone else did mistake me for a Nazi...... LOL. And when I cosplayed him at school everyone thought I was a Nazi. ..................


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Unread 03-13-2013, 12:43 AM   #3186
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I was mistaken for Yoko while wearing Sinon on the weekend. Apart from both characters being girls with massive rifles, scarves and hot pants there really is no similarity between them. Especially as Sinon has short blue hair and Yoko has her long ponytail.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 01:34 AM   #3187
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My Zwei from Pandora Hearts got mistaken for another character from the same show (to be fair they do wear very similar capes). I find it funny because people always seem to get the show I'm cosplaying from right, but the character wrong.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 05:41 AM   #3188
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Originally Posted by Lyreori View Post
Although, someone else did mistake me for a Nazi...... LOL. And when I cosplayed him at school everyone thought I was a Nazi.
Same thing happened to me when I cosplayed Isaak xD I think it's a curse for all Isaak cosplayers to get called Nazis.
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Unread 03-14-2013, 01:35 AM   #3189
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A couple of years ago I cosplayed the tokusatsu character Magma Taishi at Anime Expo and was later asked to participate in the Nisei Week Grand Parade held each August in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Afterward, I happened to find a video on YouTube that included my appearance in the parade. At one point, a spectator in the crowd sees my costume approaching from down the street and he asks aloud, "Is that Lady Gaga?"

I thought that was pretty hilarious!
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Unread 03-15-2013, 07:24 PM   #3190
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Once I was cosplaying Nymph from Sora no otoshimono, mistaken for Miku.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 12:04 AM   #3191
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hmmm... well one day at a con, i wore a cute maid cosplay with a long blonde wig and a TON of people thought i was Misa from death not x} i was ok with it tho haha
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Unread 03-17-2013, 03:43 AM   #3192
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Yeah, the majority of people mistook my [Choice] Byakuran cosplay from Reborn! for some form of Allen Walker in D.Gray-man. I really didn't think the two were that alike, but... >.<
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Unread 03-20-2013, 11:35 PM   #3193
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Well, this happened to me once when i was wearing my Castor cosplay from 07-Ghost. At that time 07-Ghost was still a new anime and it wasn`t popular (sadly, i doubt it got much more popular), so not only noone recognised me, but i was also mistaken for a character from Trinity Blood:/ I love TB, but being mistaken still felt kind of sad.
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Unread 03-20-2013, 11:53 PM   #3194
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My sister and I dressed as Link and Dark Link for Halloween while we were at Disneyland. It's not a convention so I expected all of the "hey it's Zelda! Hi Zelda" and we even made a little game out of it. But probably the most memorable moment was after a bit of wondering, this guy and his girl were walking by and the guy pointed at us and said. "Oh hey it's Zelda!" The girl FLIPPED and started yelling at him that we were Link and Zelda was 'The mother *@#&ing princess'. I seriously thought they were about to break up right there in the Happiest Place on Earth.

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Unread 03-21-2013, 12:10 AM   #3195
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This has only happened to me once luckily, but I was cosplaying as Seras Victoria from Hellsing and was mistaken at a con as Alice Malvin from Pumpkin Scissors.

@Bm-Atticus: That girl deserves a high-five.
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