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Unread 10-22-2011, 03:16 PM   #1
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What do you think? Realistic cosplays?

I wanted to know what you guys thaught about cosplayers who do realistic interpretations of characters?
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Unread 10-22-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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How do you interpret realistic? Do you mean accurate as can be, following the concept art, or do you mean interpreting the character in terms of "If this was real and not anime/videogame/etc, how would it look?
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Unread 10-22-2011, 04:56 PM   #3
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my sister and a friend of mine are doing realistic disney princess'.
I'm either going to be belle or Cinderella. Belle being from the rococo era..thus it is going to be WAY over the top...Cinderella..i forget what time she is from..my sister is going as sleeping beauty and my friend Pocahontas
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Unread 10-22-2011, 05:01 PM   #4
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How do you interpret realistic? Do you mean accurate as can be, following the concept art, or do you mean interpreting the character in terms of "If this was real and not anime/videogame/etc, how would it look?
I am confused on the exact question as well. The only thing I've heard that comes close to what you seem to be asking is the term "natural" and that usually applies to wigs. In terms of wigs, I prefer accurate to the art/show/game especially if their hair is a major defining feature. I don't approve of natural wigs for the most part. How am I supposed to know what character you're going for unless you tell me first?
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Unread 10-22-2011, 05:15 PM   #5
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my sister and a friend of mine are doing realistic disney princess'.
I'm either going to be belle or Cinderella. Belle being from the rococo era..thus it is going to be WAY over the top...Cinderella..i forget what time she is from..my sister is going as sleeping beauty and my friend Pocahontas
Were you inspired by the artist on dA who's been drawing them in realistic eras? I love Tiana's the best so far.
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Unread 10-22-2011, 05:33 PM   #6
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I view the question as such, you're asking for what we think of cosplays that are made more realistic looking, or in other words, how the character would look like if he/she was real.
I like the concept, I feel it's an interesting variation to all the people who stick 100% to how the character looked in a game or in a comic book. Even though I myself mainly stick to the latter, sometimes the manga/anime/game/whatever version just exaggerate certain aspects so much that I like the a little more realistic versions better. To put it short, I love the idea, I love seeing costumes made this way, even though I don't feel like doing it myself.
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Unread 10-22-2011, 07:23 PM   #7
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Were you inspired by the artist on dA who's been drawing them in realistic eras? I love Tiana's the best so far.
no..i saw these on a princess project blog of some sort!
I'm going to have to find this DA artist now <3
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Unread 10-22-2011, 07:24 PM   #8
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no..i saw these on a princess project blog of some sort!
I'm going to have to find this DA artist now <3
Lemme see if I can find her for ya.

EDIT- http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&se...esses#/d3g7zdc

That's her historical version of Pocahontas. She has more linked.
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Unread 10-22-2011, 07:34 PM   #9
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Lemme see if I can find her for ya.

EDIT- http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&se...esses#/d3g7zdc

That's her historical version of Pocahontas. She has more linked.
oh yes! these are the versions i saw!
the Rococo belle she did caught my eye...its beautiful. but..I would have to fit those hip things on an airplane..and..i look bad in yellow. shes not meant for me ;-;
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Unread 10-22-2011, 07:45 PM   #10
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oh yes! these are the versions i saw!
the Rococo belle she did caught my eye...its beautiful. but..I would have to fit those hip things on an airplane..and..i look bad in yellow. shes not meant for me ;-;
Well she has a ton other designs and more to come I believe =3 Don't give up!
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Unread 10-22-2011, 09:25 PM   #11
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.....all costumes are realistic. I think if someone went out of their way to make a costume that looked like an animation cel, that would be a unique thing few people have ever seen.

I'm really perplexed as to how being 100% accurate to the reproduction is somehow not realistic.
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Unread 10-23-2011, 12:53 AM   #12
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I think the op means things like how in the manga and anime Death Note, L has large bags under his eyes that appear black, most cosplayers draw on heavy black lines under their eyes, whereas a 'more realistic' cosplayer would do make up that so that they appeared to have actual bags under their eyes (a more light purple color) as opposed to deep black lines.

Another example would be if a Yugi cosplayer simply spiked shorter hair and made it the necessary colors, because hair like Yugi's (big, perfect spikes, big, perfectly colored, big and fricking huge) isn't really 'realistic'

Hope that helps clear up the OP's point :] (or I could be terribly wrong and you should all just ignore this)

Also, realistic is more like a perfectly natural look that someone might have everyday, whereas accurate is looking exactly how the character appears in the original media no matter how 'realistic' it is :]
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Unread 10-23-2011, 01:36 AM   #13
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It's not something I personally go for but it can be cool sometimes. Sometimes I feel that it takes away from the character though, for example in the Yu Gi Oh example Tower_Tycoon used above, I'd be kind of disappointed to see Yugi without that ridiculous hair.
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Unread 10-23-2011, 01:45 AM   #14
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That is what I do as a cosplayer =)

When something is drawn or animated, it is a stylization, and I figure that the character is a style-ized interpretation OF something, so I like to make my cosplays what I figure the original person would look like! (assuming they were real of course haha).
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Unread 10-23-2011, 11:19 AM   #15
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Anmanda, Tower tycoon, and Psycho Love have the the right idea.
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