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Unread 07-13-2014, 07:01 PM   #1
3DMG
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Question Real-person Cosplay...??

I'm not sure where else I'd post this, so sorry if this isn't a good place.

Obviously, by "real person" I mean someone who is a famous celebrity, not my next-door neighbor or something... I was planning on making and wearing one of the outfits from Muse's Panic Station music video or perhaps one of Matt Bellamy's more "interesting" stage outfits...

also here's some of the outfits in question, if it helps answer the question:

http://gadgetomic.com/wp-content/upl...son-guitar.jpg
https://warosu.org/data/fa/img/0084/...4418199334.jpg
http://cdn.bloody-disgusting.com/wp-...tionbanner.png
http://www.contactmusic.com/pics/ln/...ir_3698166.jpg

I might have already done so just by making this thread, but I just figured I'd ask before I made an ass out of myself. I was just wondering if this was something frowned upon or would earn me dirty looks...
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Unread 07-14-2014, 08:01 PM   #2
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I've seen people do Lady Gaga and Kiss costumes before, but both those tend to be on the "spacier" end of things. I've also seen other famous folks cosplayed.

Venue can make a difference. For Halloween, anything goes. For conventions, it probably just depends on the local culture.
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Unread 07-14-2014, 10:06 PM   #3
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When it's a performer's specific outfit, especially if it's very costumey and unmistakable as real clothes, there's no problem at all. Any weirdness would arise from an apparent attempt to ape this person's real-life persona, which you won't be doing. Go nuts!
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Unread 07-21-2014, 11:41 PM   #4
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My dream cosplay is actually a real-life person, Empress Sissi von Oesterreich! (Austro-Hungarian empress, 1837-1898)

I've also been toying with the idea of a parody Taylor Swift cosplay.

I think real-life cosplay of celebs and historical figures is fine, as long as it's not someone extremely offensive like Hitler or similar people.
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