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Unread 08-29-2015, 12:42 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Skippable cosplay features

Which costume features have you seen in some characters that you didn't consider necessary or too hard to make and skipped them?

For my Haku cosplay I'll probably skip the blue underpants because they're not too visible in the movie so I find not really necessary to make.
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Unread 08-29-2015, 01:02 PM   #2
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I have changed parts like on my Borderlands the Presequel Jack, I did switch the Jakobs pistol for a Hyperion pistol which was easier and made more sense. I've left things out of some other cosplays though entirely, like Kidd's tattoo, which if the shirt is closed, doesn't show anyway.
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Unread 08-29-2015, 01:26 PM   #3
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For me, an 'always skip' is eye colour. When I cosplay a character, I only do it once, on the day of the con, so it makes no sense to pay $30+ for a pair of contacts I won't use again. To me, something like correct eye colour is only a minor thing. In my opinion, if the character is still recognisable without the thing you're taking away then it's totally fine, unless you have to have it exact for some reason.
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Unread 08-29-2015, 01:50 PM   #4
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Eye color is pretty much the one thing I always skip no matter what. I was honestly quite surprised when I first found out that some cosplayers actually go that far; maybe it's because I'm terrible at making eye contact but I absolutely never notice eye color in person and only rarely notice it in pictures, unless it's a face close-up. Also, I'm terrified of putting things in my eyes and don't want to spend that much money on such a tiny detail.

I also usually skip wigs since I hate wearing them, but because of that I try to only cosplay characters who have hair that at least roughly resembles my own.

I tend to like to change smaller details like weapons and accessories as well, particularly if it's for a character from a game that lets you customize yourself (for instance, using different swords and guns for my Assassin's Creed cosplays).
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Unread 08-29-2015, 02:23 PM   #5
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I skip eye color too. I have problem with my eyes and they irritate very easily so wearing contacts wouldn't be worth it for me.
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Unread 08-29-2015, 02:37 PM   #6
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For me, I usually skip eye color too. Contacts are expensive!

Sometimes I'll skip props depending on what the prop is and whether or not I can make it with my budget, skill level, and time.
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Unread 08-29-2015, 02:44 PM   #7
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I skip basically every facial feature that isn't something like a scar or facial hair. I disregard hair color and for the most part the style of the hair unless their hair is super iconic to that character.
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Unread 08-29-2015, 02:56 PM   #8
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I skip a ton with Link. I don't like using makeup, hair gel, hair dye, wigs, and contacts for him because I hate wearing them. I only do his ears. I also take pride in that I already look like him naturally out of cosplay. I have naturally blond hair, green eyes which is close enough to blue, and look similar to him naturally with everything else too.
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Unread 08-29-2015, 03:06 PM   #9
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For Sakura I made a faux under dress by attaching a fooler at the hem of the bottom of the main dress. It wasn't necessary to an actual double shirt so beep that haha.
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Unread 08-29-2015, 04:00 PM   #10
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Other than eye color I also skip ahoges and hairs that randomly stick out for no reason. The character is usually pretty recognizable without it.
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Unread 08-29-2015, 04:47 PM   #11
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I either have all the pieces (can't make a certain prop, Ill use a different prop that works with them. I almost always wear colour contacts but I certainly won't go telling those who don't to do so because it's certainly not for everyone) or I don't cosplay them unless it's something that in no way would show on the costume, like say an undershirt that doesn't show much and I plan to keep the thing worn overtop closed all the time. I might as well walk outside naked if I go to an event in an incomplete costume because it'll feel the exact same (especially when I could easily just pick something else if comfort or whatnot is an issue).
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I skip eye color, like most people who've already responded, any kind of tooth or denture modifications unless they're really straightforward and cheap, and I'm not too fussy about shoes.

If it comes right down to it I'll skip or exaggerate pretty much any detail that makes the costume more fun to make or wear, because that's what I enjoy. But the eyes and teeth pretty reliably fall by the wayside.
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Unread 08-29-2015, 07:05 PM   #13
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Eye color, unless the character has red eyes since I have red contacts.

Some characters I do have brown boots but I wear black ones and nobody has raked me over the coals for it. They're nice boots. It's almost impossible to find tall, durable boots in mens sizes in brown for under $300.
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Unread 08-29-2015, 08:14 PM   #14
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I second eye color. I hate the idea of putting a little plastic thingie in my eye that cost thirty bucks with twenty dollar shipping that doesn't do anything else. No thanks. It's really not a huge deal unless the eyes are iconic or something. Hmm...I don't think I "skipped" anything else that's super major. I'm debating on whether to add a tail or not in my Leafeon cosplay for next year since it should be recognizable without it. If not a full-blown tail then it might be some colored ribbons or something that kinda resemble it.
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I hate the idea of putting a little plastic thingie in my eye that cost thirty bucks with twenty dollar shipping that doesn't do anything else. No thanks. It's really not a huge deal unless the eyes are iconic or something.
Even if the eyes are iconic or something, I will never use contacts. I find them too dangerous because you can go permanently blind wearing them.
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