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Unread 11-26-2007, 12:49 AM   #1
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Muscular/Beefy Anime Characters?

Yo, I plan on attending Anime Detour 08 in April and am looking for a well known medium-large framed muscular character. I am 5'11 and weigh 230lbs right now. I used to play football, wrestling, and rugby so I'm used to training and bulking up will not be a problem, the problem is I don't watch nearly enough anime to know who I can pull off. Also, the character I would like to cosplay should preferably show more skin up top and wear baggy bottoms because I have a bad case of thunder thighs.
Like spandex would be bad. It would show my hip curve which is not at all attractive. I was just going to go as a bulky Rock Lee but having remembered what I looked like in a wrestling singlet, even when I was at my prime, my legs were too heavily emphasised.

Characters I do not want to do:
Louis Armstrong from FMA
Jett Black from Cowboy Bepop

I have favorite animes, like Naruto and Ouran but I simply don't see myself pulling any of those off. I mean I could always buy a naruto outfit but how boring... I was thinking about doing my own version of Naruto, with a torn costume but I'm sure there's someone out there whom I can pull.. I just need some expert advice. Oh, and dying my hair is an option!
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Unread 11-26-2007, 02:54 AM   #2
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Unread 11-26-2007, 03:00 AM   #3
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Several Dragon ball characters are muscular. Depending on the reference picture, you may find some topless pics if that is your preference. Most of them also have baggy pants:

http://www.toysnjoys.com/wallscrolls/dragonball03.jpg
http://dragonyash.files.wordpress.co...agonballgt.jpg
http://ui15.gamespot.com/718/gogeta_2.jpg

Unfortunately I was never good at naming the characters because they all kind of looked the same to me :S But you'd be instantly recognizable as someone from Dragon ball.

Sanosuke from Kenshin, is also a muscular fighter (with a big sword!). Loose fitting, regular cut pants (not skin hugging). He is well known to an extent, but you'd be more recognizable if you had a Kenshin with you definitely. I would've suggested Kenshin since he's got a nicely toned body, but he's more on the feminine side in terms of body-build
http://www.yo-anime.com.ar/personaje...n_sanosuke.jpg
http://www.gadgetspirit.com/pic/figu...sanosuke_3.jpg

Gojyo from Saiyuki, is wearing a wig an option? I'm not sure if Saiyuki is well known anymore though.
http://www.animeresimleri.com/data/media/92/saiyuki.jpg

Several Bleach characters are quite built, and it's very popular. There's many more characters than the ones I've named

Ichigo
http://www.asylum-anime.com/postersc...ach_ichigo.jpg

Chad
http://www.narutomania.com/gallery/data/2099/chad.jpg

Kenpachi
http://www.bleachanime.org/wallpaper.../zaraki002.jpg

Renji
http://www.asylum-anime.com/postersc...each_renji.jpg
http://files.meetup.com/210187/bleach.jpg


Escaflowne The Movie

Van Fanel, he wears shorts so I'm not sure if that's acceptable for you
http://stockimg.free.fr/wallpaperlin...ime/esca02.jpg

I hope that helps, and gets you started with some ideas. If you're open to characters from video games, then you have even more options, especially from fighter games
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Unread 11-27-2007, 01:44 AM   #4
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muscular, baggy pants, dont mind showing off your top, dont mind dyeing your hair? then Dragonball Z sounds perfect for you. ^_^

DBZ characters

buuut if your looking for some characters with a little more sex appeal ;P then i suggest...

Yasutora Sado [Chad] from Bleach
Chad

Captain Hans from Hellsing
Hans

Gutts from Berserk
Gutts

Gazelle from Trigun
Gazelle

those are the only ones i can think of for now, but goodluck!!!
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Unread 11-27-2007, 02:35 AM   #5
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Every single character from the appropriately named, Ultimate Muscle?

http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/niku/charatop.html
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Dbz characters really i think super trunks would suit you or backie the grappler
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Unread 11-27-2007, 07:45 AM   #7
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Every single character from the appropriately named, Ultimate Muscle?

http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/niku/charatop.html
Hahah, you beat me to it!

DO ULTIMATE MUSCLE. We need more UM cosplayers!
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Unread 11-27-2007, 10:21 AM   #8
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Everyone's pretty beefy in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
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Unread 11-27-2007, 10:23 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the ideas! I'd really like to attempt Gazelle from Trigun. His poses seem like a character I could get into. Making that huge ass gun is going to be challeing though
If anyone has any pointers for making a huge prop pistol or finding red leather pants let me know. Thanks again guys/gals
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Unread 11-27-2007, 12:29 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the ideas! I'd really like to attempt Gazelle from Trigun. His poses seem like a character I could get into. Making that huge ass gun is going to be challeing though
If anyone has any pointers for making a huge prop pistol or finding red leather pants let me know. Thanks again guys/gals
You and me both have the same build except I feel I may bit a bit broader than you and possibly bigger.. But I've never had any problem finding things to cosplay. The above mentioned costumes are good, especially Gazelle, that would be a nice one to see. He's not wearing leather pants btw, he actually has bloue jeans on with red chaps over them. So it shouldnt be too hard to find something like that.

There's also an array of video game characters as well. One of my personal favorites is Dante from DMC3 or so.

Good luck with whatever you pick though!
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Unread 11-27-2007, 03:17 PM   #11
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Yep, your definately bigger and a whole lot more ripped than me. You look like a body builder, Nice work!
I just remembered something though. Juugo from Naruto! Sure his outfit is boring but dammit I love the Naruto series so much. Besides The Avatar(which most people don't count as an anime) this is the only long series that I've ever followed up on like a groupie. Anyways, thanks for all your guys' speedy responces, and I'll be sure to pull off Gazella at the next convention.

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Unread 11-27-2007, 03:21 PM   #12
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I'd love to see you do Loz from FFVII: Advent Children because he's the brother done the least since not a lot of otaku have his built frame. Though I've never liked the idea of having to wear a full body leather suit
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