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Unread 09-20-2016, 04:25 PM   #1
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Is this a good choice?

A friend of mine invited me to a Pokémon photo session where other pokémon cosplayers will attend, I chose to cosplay Richie which I planned it for a later event but since I have no pokémon costumes for this event I planned to make it for then.



The problem is that Richie hasn't appeared again in the show in 10 years so I don't know how recognizable could he be, some prople at the photoshoot may not be old enough to remember him, or some may be but don't remember him or haven't watched the show in those early seasons.

I don't mind too much not getting recognized at cons, but this experience will be different, this is a photoshoot and I'll have more interactions with people this time and as I've never did before I'll be exposed to Facebook people, including friends and people to meet.

So would you recognize Richie if you were one of them? Do you think it's a good character choice or should I change him for someone more recognizable?
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Unread 09-20-2016, 04:47 PM   #2
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It's completely your choice c;
I haven't watched the series since I was a child (I was a huge fan back then though), so I wouldn't recognize the character. But for nostalgic older fans it might even be slightly more exciting?
It just depends on how badly you want to be recognized? I wouldn't worry about the photoshoot experience, as it's still a character from the same series.
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Unread 09-21-2016, 12:14 PM   #3
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The real question is: How badly do you wish to be recognized?
Because to be honest, its not a very prominent character.

I watched the show with passion when I was around 8-10 years old (I just turned 25) and I have to be honest, I wouldn't recognize him. The name rang no bell and I had to google him...which revived some very very faint memory, but mainly because I remembered his Pikachu.

Its your choice. You are probably more than welcome at the photoshoot no matter what character you pick and if you like to be unique, he is probably a good choice. But if its more improtant to you to be recognized as the character, a more prominent character would probably be a better choice.
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Unread 09-21-2016, 03:08 PM   #4
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Agreed with a lot of what's being said above: I wouldn't recognize him personally, but Pokemon does have a distinct style, and you would fit right in at a group photoshoot meetup with something like that.
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Unread 09-21-2016, 06:15 PM   #5
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i don't know anything about pokemon so i wouldn't know most of the characters beyond the most recognizable main ones (ash, brock, misty, etc), but if you were with a group of similarly dressed people, i would assume you were from the same show as the rest of them.

sometimes it's good to be a more obscure character. there was a dude who showed up at the otakon sailor moon shoots a couple years ago as melvin/umino/the @-@ glasses dude and he was a big hit because nobody cosplays him.
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Unread 09-21-2016, 10:40 PM   #6
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i don't know anything about pokemon so i wouldn't know most of the characters beyond the most recognizable main ones (ash, brock, misty, etc), but if you were with a group of similarly dressed people, i would assume you were from the same show as the rest of them.

sometimes it's good to be a more obscure character. there was a dude who showed up at the otakon sailor moon shoots a couple years ago as melvin/umino/the @-@ glasses dude and he was a big hit because nobody cosplays him.
Yeah. You may actually make some of the other cosplayers there really happy to see a rarely cosplayed character!
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Unread 09-22-2016, 03:16 AM   #7
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I'd say just go for it!

Heck, I cosplay Jack Walker and I swear, not a soul knew who I was. But that's alright, because I loved his character in the 9th movie (the dub script for him made me die a little inside, but at least he sounded awesome -cry-).
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Unread 09-22-2016, 04:01 PM   #8
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From a long-term Pokémon-Fan (even though I stopped watching the anime a while ago except for a movie here and there): Hell yes, if you want to cosplay him, then go for it! He might not be that well known and rarely appeared back in the day but he used to be one of my favorites and I was always super-delighted to see him in an episode! I'm sure if there's a lot of Pokémon Fans at the meet-up, some of them will also feel like that and be super-happy to see such a rare character cosplayed
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Unread 09-22-2016, 10:22 PM   #9
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I think it's a good idea! It's always nice to see characters that aren't cosplayed often.
Somehow I don't remember Richie, but I do remember Sparky. I bet if you had a Pikachu with the extra fuzz on top of his head like his it could increase your chance of being recognized.
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