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Unread 09-23-2014, 12:44 PM   #1
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Crossplaying as a younger/smaller version of a character?

The trouble I have with crossplay is my age/size --I have successfully passed in multiple situations, but do you think I will ever get out of the fact that I really can only pass as a 12 year old boy? I am 5'6'', which is not exactly short, but I am small (110 lbs) and have very little chest/rear. Though I'm 20, I do really well at Sora, and most of the time that is when I pass. The other time someone thought I was actually a guy when I was cosplaying Loki, but in all honesty, I looked like a teenage version of him, rather than his proper age. Same with Snape -- there is no way I look the proper age for Snape.

I suppose what I'm asking is 1) does anybody have any ideas/advice on looking older for certain characters, 2) does anyone else have this problem, or 3) if it is advisable to just go as kid Loki, kid Snape etc?
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Unread 09-27-2014, 10:44 PM   #2
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I know what you mean, but cosplay is about becoming someone you aren't. If you like a certain character you can become him/her. For example: I cosplay Lavi, a character who is 18. I may not be close to his age, but that doesn't mean I don't become him. Sometimes cosplay is not just about looking good, (Well.... If you are in a contest or masquerade then yes...) it's about becoming who you love. I hope I helped.
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Unread 10-03-2014, 09:10 PM   #3
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Yeah, I get that problem a lot. People think I'm a 11/12 year old boy when I'm not in costume-- Great for getting cheaper movie tickets, not great for looking my age. But I wouldn't get too worked up over looking the right age. Nobody expects a cosplayer to be able to look fortysomething years old.

If you want to look bigger, have you considered padding? Sheik makes me look a lot less stickish because of the armor.

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