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Unread 04-20-2008, 11:18 AM   #1
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Dark female adult cosplay?

Hi, I'm new to this site.

I need a little help for my next cosplay which gives me a headache now since weeks. Maybe someone has an idea and can give me an push into the right direction. If nothing works, I will have to go for an own creation but I would prefer an existing character.

My main problem is that I'm turning 28 soon and I really don't want to cosplay teenage girls anymore. But the list of female adult characters which fit my "taste" seems to be... non-existent >.>

Well okay, after reading the threads about How to find a fitting cosplay, these points should help to see what is important to me:

* Gender/Age: (Strong) female character which is a mature type. Not a schoolgirl, loli or similiar teenie - not a granny as well (so, from the looks 25-35 years old). Anime, Manga, Game, Rock - all is fine.
* Style: Gothic, Visual Kei or alternative I'll also take a "colorful" character and turn it into a "dark/gothic version" (I'm Gothic myself, so the dark part is important ^^; ). A Demon or Vampire would be all the better.
* Hair: I have long middle-blond hair with black highlights, but I have no problem in wearing e.g. a black wig. I also love playing with hair, attaching dozens of things to it.
* Skin: No full body painting but I own everything needed for temporary tattoos, fake scars/ears and whatever.
* Weather: The con is outside - in summer. The cosplay *NEEDS* to be bearable in hot weather - I can always add some kind of fitting jacket but I'm not going to strip when it's getting to hot xD (last year was... uff... very hot).
* Making: I can sew, I can airbrush, I can handcraft, I can repair my car myself... there are basically no limits in the degree of difficulty.

The closest character to this is Yuuko from xxxHolic, imho. I can't think of anyone else but I don't really like her clothing style.

It would be great if someone could give a few ideas. And I hope I didn't posted this in the wrong section. I wasn't 100% sure where to post.

~yanica
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Unread 04-20-2008, 11:34 AM   #2
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Well, there's Witch Hunter Robin: http://my.fit.edu/~jbobosky/Anime-fi...er%20Robin.jpg but since the con is on summer... her outfit might be a bit too hard to bear.

Misa Amane is also a dark, Gothic charrie, altough she's a bit young at the beginning of the anime, she ages throughout the anime http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...20Note/058.png

I dunno how old she is.. but Freya (Dark Chii) from Chobbits: http://www.etapety.com.pl/galleries/.../Dark_Chii.jpg

Those are all I can think of... ^^;;
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Unread 04-20-2008, 11:59 AM   #3
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OK, um, I think I read you topic wrong. lol, I kinda thought you meant dark skinned. Well, anyway, you might consider Pirotess from Record of Lodoss War. http://xs209.xs.to/xs209/06466/pirotess03.jpg
She's definately strong, blond, and would be very confortable to cosplay in summer.
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Unread 04-20-2008, 10:50 PM   #4
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lust from fma
or maybe angels sanctuary
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Unread 04-21-2008, 12:27 AM   #5
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you could try Tsunade from Naruto? Her age... er somewhere in the 50s but she appears in her 20s 30s.

Maybe you could try Botan from YuYuHakusho, I have NO IDEA how old she is but she seems mature enough
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Unread 04-21-2008, 11:56 AM   #6
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any jrock outfits?

have you seen yuuko's outfit from tsubasa resevoir chronicle?
http://br.geocities.com/cuterinoa03/...lay/yuko_2.jpg

you could do a gothic-y version of one of the heartless from kingdom hearts?
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Unread 04-22-2008, 05:24 PM   #7
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I would say Vampire Knight...but you said no school girls...>.<" I'll post a link anyway...

Cross Yuuki
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ight_anime.JPG

if you're willing to crossplay (although you're looking for a female), you can do so with Vampire Knight as well...*shrugs*

You could be a Bleach Shinigami...plenty to pick and choose from.

I'm really at a road block now...sorry I couldn't be of more help...
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Unread 04-22-2008, 07:18 PM   #8
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Uh, try Lulu from final fantasy? Sorry, I'm not too good at this dark stuff. >.<
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