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Unread 09-18-2008, 03:05 AM   #1
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Advice on who would be a good cosplay from a wheelchair

Hiya! I am kinda new to the whole cosplay thing, but I need some advice. I am disabled and use a wheelchair to get around, and I was wondering if anyone would possibly have any suggestions on different cosplays that would look good from a wheelchair, or could even use my power wheelchair as a prop. I am female and not overly interested in cosplaying male characters.

I would greatly appreciate any advice anyone could give, because I would love to get into some cosplay action. *grins*
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Unread 09-18-2008, 05:21 AM   #2
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Hiya! I am kinda new to the whole cosplay thing, but I need some advice. I am disabled and use a wheelchair to get around, and I was wondering if anyone would possibly have any suggestions on different cosplays that would look good from a wheelchair, or could even use my power wheelchair as a prop. I am female and not overly interested in cosplaying male characters.

I would greatly appreciate any advice anyone could give, because I would love to get into some cosplay action. *grins*
The first thing that came to mind was Subaru from .hack//sign (her "real world" character's name is Mariko Misono and she's in a wheelchair)

That's all I remember off the top of my head...

EDIT: There's also a manga called Real that's about a wheelchair basketball team, but I think they are all males...
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Unread 09-18-2008, 05:29 AM   #3
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*grins* Ah! I remember that now. That one would be interesting. With her I would have the choice of either her purely RL appearance or a cosplay mixing her game appearance with the wheelchair of her RL persona. Choices are good! Thank you!

I'd still love to get any other suggestions. I would love to gather a group of them, to give me a pool of people to possibly cosplay. *grins*

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Unread 09-18-2008, 07:58 AM   #4
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First character I thought of is Nunnally Lamperouge from Code Geass.
She's a very sweet looking girl ^__^ You might need to modify your wheelchair a little though.
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Unread 09-18-2008, 08:39 AM   #5
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Castile from the video game Phantom Brave is the only one that comes to mind at the moment. She's sort of a secondary character, so probably not as recognizable without other Phantom Brave characters (and some Putty plushies).
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Unread 09-18-2008, 10:17 AM   #6
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First one that came to mind is Nunally from Code Geass. She has a few outfits to choose from too.

I remember that there was someone else here who said that he wanted to turn his wheelchair into a gundam cockpit. I don't know if you want to try something similar. xD
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Unread 09-18-2008, 10:40 AM   #7
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I think you could play anything you want. There is a genre or Lolita called Gore loli in which you add bandages, splints or other medical props to your costume. A lovely lolita dress with your wheel chair would be nice and it you could find an "old fashion" wheel chair that would be Perfect!
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Mariko Kurama from Elfen Lied ^^
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Unread 09-18-2008, 11:46 AM   #9
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I would recommend pretty much anyone from Silent Hill. Since the game has an obnoxious amount of hospital references/environments, any character would fit in a wheelchair. They're fun cosplays, too, since you have an excuse to, in a sense, do a true Halloween-style costume any time of the year. You just have to be willing to get a little dark with your cosplay.
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Unread 09-18-2008, 11:48 AM   #10
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You can cosplay whome ever you want to do! Don't let the wheel chair limit your possibilites.
Is it an electric wheel chair? Or a normal one?

Some cool ones I can come up with at the moment:

Speed racer (make the wheelchair the mach 5 and you be speed sitting in the drivers seat)
Any mario kart character (make the wheel chair the car!)

If it's a normal wheel chair, choose a good character and make them injured like they just came from the hospital. If I can think of more I'd let you know.

(last year when I was at Otakon there was a really cool rukia in a wheel chair and she was being pushed around by a Kon)
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It depends on whether you want your chair to be a prop for the costume or not. I think anything with long flowing drapey skirts would look pretty.
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Unread 09-18-2008, 05:38 PM   #13
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I would recommend pretty much anyone from Silent Hill. Since the game has an obnoxious amount of hospital references/environments, any character would fit in a wheelchair. They're fun cosplays, too, since you have an excuse to, in a sense, do a true Halloween-style costume any time of the year. You just have to be willing to get a little dark with your cosplay.
Oh, I agree with this one!
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Unread 09-18-2008, 08:40 PM   #14
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Shuko Suzuhara from Angelic Layer (the main character Misaki's mom) is in a wheelchair in the anime. Don't feel like you have to go as a character in a wheelchair, though. Just one that you can wear sitting down (that's actually a lot harder than it sounds).
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Unread 09-18-2008, 09:23 PM   #15
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i think Hayate Yagami would work pretty well. she's very easy to do ^^
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