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Unread 04-18-2011, 12:40 AM   #1
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What do you think: Does the Gun make Yoko?

I can't get a sniper for my Yoko. It's not because I'm lazy [even though I really am], but it's because I have a hard enough time walking without holding anything. I really want this cosplay to look good, but I'm not too sure if it would without the gun because I'm a bit of a perfectionist.

So unless I can make a gun that weighs less than a few ounces, I'm screwed. xD Any thoughts?
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Unread 04-25-2011, 06:11 PM   #2
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Maybe I'm picky, but I definitely think that the gun helps to create a good Yoko. Otherwise, I just feel like it's someone walking around in a swimsuit. Don't get me wrong - I've seen pleanty of Yokos without guns that looked absolutely amazing. I just think that it definitely adds a lot to the overall effect.

If it's attached to your back, it shouldn't really be a problem with carrying things. I barely even noticed mine when I was wearing it.
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Unread 04-25-2011, 06:21 PM   #3
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Maybe I'm picky, but I definitely think that the gun helps to create a good Yoko. Otherwise, I just feel like it's someone walking around in a swimsuit. Don't get me wrong - I've seen pleanty of Yokos without guns that looked absolutely amazing. I just think that it definitely adds a lot to the overall effect.

If it's attached to your back, it shouldn't really be a problem with carrying things. I barely even noticed mine when I was wearing it.
Did you make yours or get it commissioned? If you got it comm'd, do you mind telling me where :3
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Unread 04-25-2011, 06:41 PM   #4
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I don't think it makes her. Yoko is pretty distinguishable with or without the gun.
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Unread 04-26-2011, 11:31 AM   #5
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Did you make yours or get it commissioned? If you got it comm'd, do you mind telling me where :3
I made mine, actually. There's a really good tutorial that someone did, though, on how to make one that I discussed here: http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=236761. Otherwise, you might be able to get someone on here to make one. If you check the Commissioner Review boards, you may be able to find someone like here: http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=79110. If not, I might be able to whip up a quick tutorial on how I made mine, but it's really just like a cheaper version of the one in the tutorial.

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Unread 04-30-2011, 02:31 PM   #6
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I also think that the gun completes the Yoko. So far I don't have mine, and I just feel like the cosplay isn't done yet without it :T
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Unread 07-24-2011, 09:23 AM   #7
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Ditto ^^^

I was really intimidated by the rifle, but the more progress I made with her costume, the more I realized that I wanted to make it.
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Unread 10-07-2011, 02:31 AM   #8
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I don't necessarily think that the rifle makes Yoko. I think it's an extra above-and-beyond piece that earns more respect and is very impressive, but I don't think it's necessary at all.

The first (and only) time I cosplayed Yoko (so far), I didn't have her rifle, though it was 100% by choice (I was staffing the con and running around a lot), and I didn't feel incomplete in the least. The only reason I chose to make her gun is because, as I said, I feel that it's more impressive.

I made her gun out of cardboard and craft foam. It's not finished yet, but I have the bulk of it done and I love it. I can't wait until it's finished.
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Unread 12-12-2011, 02:01 AM   #9
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Yoko looks great either way, but the gun always adds to the fun of photos.. which made me sad that I didn't have my gun ready when I first cosplayed her
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I dont think its neccasary but think it really makes the cosplay stand out more.
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