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Unread 04-12-2015, 01:16 PM   #1
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Appropriate age to Cosplay a "sexy" character

What are your views on what is the appropriate age to cosplay sexy characters? Can some one be to young yet to do so? Would some one who is 18/19 be to young for characters like mad moxxi, catwoman or jessica rabbit? I love these characters but I don't know if I could Cosplay them yet and if I should wait.
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Unread 04-12-2015, 06:08 PM   #2
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At 18/19 you are old enough to cosplay whatever you want. Its more of a matter of if you're comfortable cosplaying those characters.
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Unread 04-12-2015, 08:41 PM   #3
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Unless its modified to be less sexy, yeah, legal adult age (18+). Younger than that means either the girl isn't experienced/mature enough to know how to deal with creepers (face it, you knew a LOT less and were far less able to repel pervs at fifteen versus nineteen). Likewise, if the wearer got up to or lured into distinctly adult situations, being underage is a WORLD of trouble for everyone involved.
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Unread 04-12-2015, 09:39 PM   #4
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Do you mean "sexy" in terms of clothing, the character themselves, or both? Of course there's a line to be drawn when it comes to clothing (Satsuki and Ryuko in their battle armor are definitely inappropriate), but when I was 16 my first cosplay consisted of a bare midriff and a skirt with a somewhat-high slit in it. Looking back I'm not sure how my parents let me wear that. The character herself was from a hack-and-slash game rated for teens, and it was mostly kids my age who played it. She wasn't exactly Jessica Rabbit but the costume probably wasn't something that too many 16-year olds would wear to a convention. No one seemed to have a problem with it.

I feel like characters that are primarily known for being overtly sexual (like Jessica) are inappropriate for cosplayers under 18. Characters in outfits that are MEANT to be revealing should also be discouraged. But for other characters, like Catwoman, it takes a good deal of thought before making a decision.
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Unread 04-17-2015, 05:26 PM   #5
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For minors, I'd say it's really up to the parents to decide if their children's costumes are okay or not.
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Unread 04-25-2015, 03:01 PM   #6
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I am with the law here and as soon as they are legal they are allowed to wear what they want. As someone older I would wish they would wait because it can open you up to some unseemly people and how to handle those types come from experience.
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