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Unread 02-19-2013, 06:06 PM   #1
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Aeris- Staff or Flowers?

We're about a month out from the con I'll be taking my Aeris Gainsborough costume to (Megacon), and I'm wrestling with the idea of whether I should bring along Aeris's staff or her flower basket. Both are readily available, so that's no problem in my account.

What do you guys think?

Staff

The pro for this is that it is so rarely done, which makes it a pretty unique Aeris. Also, I think it makes her look sweet, yet badass.

The con is that it's a bit troublesome to carry around such a long staff, though it can detach from the middle.

Flower Basket

The pro for the basket is it's rather cutesy, and giving out flowers to con-goers would be nice. Also, the basket could double as a purse (perhaps the best perk of all).

The con is- well- I feel it's quite overdone. It's a nice idea, and it's true to the character, but still a little overdone (or is it just me who thinks this?)


Any thoughts would be greatly welcomed and appreciated!
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Unread 02-19-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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Why not both? You can carry the staff in your left hand and the basket in your right; additionally, you can use the basket to store con swag (along with flowers).
If it does come down to one or the other, though, definitely staff. It'll make the costume pop more.
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Unread 02-19-2013, 09:44 PM   #3
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I'd go with the basket as it's less troublesome by comparison.

However you'd be missing out on a lot of action shots.

So as suggested above, why not both? If the con is multiple days then one day go with the staff while the next day go with the flower basket.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 06:07 PM   #4
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Like what they said above, I do both when I cosplay Aerith. Even with my remake, I'm doing both again. The basket saves you from having to carry a bag, handing out flowers is super fun, and when you want to mix it up you can brandish the staff for different photos.
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I'm not sure why I didn't think of doing both on separate days, that's a great idea. Thank you all very much
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