Normally when I costume up it's for comedic purposes, and I generally use a morphsuit:
As seen here. ^
But I'm looking to get a little more serious with my costumes quality wise and was hoping to incorporate the body I've worked so hard on into it as well.
This is a recent photo:
I plan on being properly ripped by the time I get to wear my next costume, and will probably be a little bigger too due to the current workout and diet plan I'm on; but my look shouldn't change too much body-type wise.
I'm 188cm (6'1 or 6'2, don't recall exactly) in height.
I dress up for entertainment purposely mostly, I like to give others a laugh or make them feel good.
So basically my question is, who do you all think I could best pull off if I want to spend my day in costume making the ladies (or gents, if they so swing that way) feel special/swoony when they come to get a hug and/or photo taken with me, etc?
I'm also looking for character suggestions that would also stand out and get noticed, even by people that don't know them.
So far I've considered:
Zoro from One Piece
Borderlands Psycho Bandit (entertainment and cool value more-so than heartthrob)
Ace from One Piece
A Depraved starting class from Dark Souls (comedic value, plank shield and club with sack helm)
Ichigo from Bleach (I was thinking
but I believe it's far beyond my skill level to pull off).
and maybe Dante from DMC (but I hear he's supposed to be really tall, much more than I already am??)
I don't really have any skill at all in making things for myself so most of (if not all) the items would have to be bought, but I'm also hoping to not splash out huge on a single cosplay just for entertaining people a couple of days per year.
At any rate, those were the character ideas that I had, now I'm hoping you can all provide me with many more, and hopefully more bodily accurate than my own ideas, thanks.