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Unread 02-18-2008, 11:29 PM   #1
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Cosplay Wardrobe Malfunction

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i was wondering if any of you guys have had wardrobe malfuctions when if came to cosplay. When i say "Wardrobe Malfunction" i mean anything from it falling straight off, to having shoes falling apart, becoming useless, ect
i know that my ninja shoes fell apart at AE'07 and i couldn't get thm on, so i went barefoot for awhile
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Unread 02-18-2008, 11:35 PM   #2
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Oh, the stories I will probably be able to tell when I finish Adiane....
In the meantime, just this Saturday, my Trisha shoes fell apart. I wasn't horribly surprised, as they were being held together with pins and hot glue, but I was a bit far from my house when it happened and had to continue hopping. But at least it wasn't -at- the convention when it happened.
I had the binding in my Envy come spontaneously undone a couple times. That was rather embarrassing...I had to scuttle off to the bathrooms to re-do it, arms over my chest. XD
And my PH helmet started fracturing before I went out to my photoshoot. The mounted helmet inside wasn't secured properly...I fixed it as best I could with some emergency hot glue, but I'm still not sure that it's secure enough to continue wearing.
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Unread 02-18-2008, 11:40 PM   #3
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The first time I wore Sevotharte, his headband/diadem thingy snapped right in half and hung down over my nose. VERY regal. A little duct tape got it spiffed back up enough for some photos, at least.
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Unread 02-19-2008, 12:26 AM   #4
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I'v had my Pants come undone from the crotch and pretty much left a nice big hole. >.0 Thankfully, I was wearing a man skirt and covered it up for the day until I was able to get back to the Hotel I was staying at.

Hopefully my next cosplays will stay together.
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Unread 02-19-2008, 12:36 AM   #5
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Oh, do I ever have stories...

I had pieces of my Testament costume falling off at random. The eyelets kept rolling out and went off to places unknown. Sigh.

My Order-Sol costume...I ripped the back seam of the skirt at least twice squatting down to pick something up. Thank goodness for pants!

The sandals for my Bleach costumes kept falling apart...And the sash clasp for Hitsugaya fell off the backing twice.

Dio Brando...Oh, goodness. I kept losing my pants because the velcro for the belt would come undone and that was the only thing holding my pants up. I also lost the heart buckle because the glue holding the velcro to it came off. I also lost the 'chips' on the boot covers throughout the con.

I imagine there will be many more wardrobe malfunctions coming in my life.
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Unread 02-19-2008, 12:37 AM   #6
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The magnet on my Yomi's back horn keeps coming loose. The horn's hit the ground so many times the tip has a large chip and you can see the pink of the foam. After I touch it up I'll secure it to a wig.
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Unread 02-19-2008, 12:45 AM   #7
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I was playing extreme duck duck goose at AX05 and because I was to afraid to wear a bra with my Rinoa costume (i thought it would show) I ended up flashing the participants as well as the spectators. I used to be pretty embarassed by the story, but now I always laugh at it. And I know that I can definitely wear a bra with my costume and not have it show (blast having large chests).

Aside from that, not much else, my dion rogers rinoa top slips occasionally but nothing as bad as in 2005, and the sword and sheath is a royal pain for my Dark Link costume, but aside from that at the Duck Duck goose incedent, nothing else.
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Unread 02-19-2008, 02:40 AM   #8
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Ax 2007: Stuffing for shoulders broke me out in a rash had to use toilet paper... Bottom half of my costume was falling apart, had to use clear nail polish to stop the fray... countless runs in my stockings, again clear nail polish saved me... and the winds in long beach only blow fabric upwards...! ^_^ All in all last years costume now looks like a chun li /tarzan cosplay.

Riona07: I would have died, LOL
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Unread 02-19-2008, 02:43 AM   #9
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I was at Comic Day with the local anime club, and I had worked pretty hard on my Gaia Online avatar. It was the first time I had ever made a prop before (I had made the Phoenix circlet that hung from my butt and the halo, but I didn't wear the halo) and I had entered into the costume contest. Only a few people joined and I was very excited because I was amongst friends. When it was my turn, I stated what I was and started to jump around, because I was on a rush and very happy to be there. Then, unknowingly, my phoenix circlet fell off and everyone sort of laughed but the thing was, I was still on a rush so I wasn't even embarrassed. I wanted to stay up there and continue doing my happy dance. D':

Uh... I almost had a wardrobe malfunction with my Shippuden!Temari costume. It's in a kimono style and the only thing holding it was my obi. I'm very VERY glad that I had the safety pins holding the inside, because if I didn't, I'd have flashed everyone. o___o" But I tightened that obi to where it'd NEVER come off... xD I'm so paranoid...
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Unread 02-19-2008, 02:47 AM   #10
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I made a Sephiroth costume for my boyfriend, but due to severe lack of organisation on my part, the armour on the shoulders wasn't properly attached to anything and the belt-y bits around his chest were pinned on - not safety pins mind, just pins with the sharp end sticking into anything that got in their way. Like him. Lol. Anyway, at regular intervals we had to run off to find a power point to try to re-hot glue gun the shoulder armour onto his jacket (luckily we went for cheap fabric). It's an utter nightmare and I am determined to have NO last-minute-functional pins in any costume ever again!
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Unread 02-19-2008, 05:10 AM   #11
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Oh yes, I've had one too.

I was in a rush to finish my Ema Skye costume before the con which had been sprung on me days before, and in my haste, I didnt have time to sew in any elastic or buttons or anything into my skirt, so I decided to use safety pins to hold it tight to my waist. Bad idea. As soon as I got out of the car the safety pins broke and my skirt almost fell down. :P I spent my whole bus journey there hand-sewing my skirt WHILE I was wearing it.
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Unread 02-19-2008, 11:43 AM   #12
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I made a moonanite costume out of paper that wore like a sandwich board. walking back from the convetion I rained. Paper water not a good mix.

I had a large back extention on my code geass pizza deliver knightmare It got cought in a door way 1/2 hour apon ariving at the con and it came completely apart so I got only two photo of that costume
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Unread 02-19-2008, 01:19 PM   #13
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I'm constantly getting stains on my L shirt because people DEMAND I drink tea, and eat stuff and so on and so forth.

I'm going to have to lay off staining foods when I get my next costume.
I don't want to keep replacing/bleaching stuff.
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Unread 02-19-2008, 01:26 PM   #14
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My sandals for my Shuuhei are ded. I took them off this sat and there was just this massive hole like some alien baby had burst its way through it.
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Unread 02-19-2008, 02:09 PM   #15
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When I cosplayed as Ryuk, I was wearing 6-inch heels for height. Having never worn heels before in my life, I fell flat on my face at least four times the first day of Otakon07, and about twice each day after that. I learned to laugh at myself eventually.

For that costume, I'd used sculpty clay to make the various jewelry bits, and then hotglued them to the fabric. I should have figured that wouldn't be very effective, and of course each little piece either fell off or fell apart about fifty times over the weekend. Luckily I'd been carrying around thread and needles, just in case, so I spent much of my time in a corner, attempting to sew clay skulls and crosses back on my costume however I could.

I was also saved by a mysterious Sango with a tube of emergency super glue when my belt buckle fell to pieces in the hallway. Thank you, nameless cosplayer, thank you.
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