I know i've seen cosplayers who do their own renditions of characters, but im wondering what everyone thinks of it? I mean ya, i shouldnt care what people think, but i dont want it to look like i half assed something because i wanted the costume to be unique or something.
For instance, i want to do a "Battle Ready" rendition of Dr Stein from Soul Eater.
Those are a few referance picture. Now im thinking of using a full length black trench coat instead of his Lab coat, and instead of white shoes, wearing a pair of knee high boots i own. Pic below
Also i want to paint on a few more stitches onto my face, maybe 3 or 4 more. Im just wondering if any soul eater fans will still recognize me, or if people will think i half assed something because i wanted to be different. Opinions please! Thanks