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Unread 09-06-2014, 12:30 PM   #1
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Number of New Cosplays in a Year?

So with DragonCon over, I tend to consider that the end of my cosplay season, and looking back I'm shocked to realise that i brought out 10 new cosplays this year. Might have over done it, though half were on the simple side. I'm starting to wonder if I just might be insane, but i do tend to go to around 8 cons a year.

So how many do you usually do in a year, and in your top year?


This year: steampunk skulldress, Agnes Tiger and Bunny, Princess of the Crystal Penguindrum, Sexy GRRM, Shura Sword and massive cosplay edit Blue Exorcist, Ruby PJ's RWBY, Kyoya Partyrock Ouran Host Club, Genderbent Roman Torchwick RWBY, Queen of Mars Cheryl Archer, Magical Girl Captain America Avengers
(i haven't uploaded a lot of these yet)
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Unread 09-06-2014, 01:07 PM   #2
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I'm just getting back into it, but so far I've only done two new cosplayers this year. The next con I'm going to isn't until January, but I plan to have two more done by then. Then again, I work full time, so it's pretty hard to find the time for cosplay.
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Unread 09-06-2014, 01:17 PM   #3
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This year I had one costume so far and one upcoming, but for my first year (I as usual dont yount my closet cosplay as sherlock holmes) i think thats rather normal. next year maybe i can gear it up to three, though the tank is the big project among those while the rest is more along the lines of ordering the costume or buying together different clothes.
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Unread 09-06-2014, 01:52 PM   #4
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With luck I wil manage to finish two costumes this year, but because each costume I make tends to get a bit complicated, I don't think I will ever do more than two a year.
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Unread 09-06-2014, 02:22 PM   #5
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I usually make about 3-- I start out planning 1 or 2, but more always get added. I think the most I've made is 4.
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Unread 09-07-2014, 01:44 AM   #6
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I usually end up doing 5 new cosplays, although so far this year I've only finished 2 new cosplays and revamped some old ones. I do have a few others in the works, though. The most I've made in a year is 8, back in 2011.
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Unread 09-07-2014, 09:14 AM   #7
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When I could only attend a max of three cons a year plus Halloween, I usually made two costumes a year. Now that I live in a city with a con practically every month and can thus go to more (AND will be starting Artist Alley soon, so I WILL be going to nearly one a month), I'm making more along the lines of 3-5 a year (one fancy/elaborate and the others simpler). And my friends have started getting me to do commissions for them.
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Unread 09-07-2014, 09:26 AM   #8
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Not counting thrift-only projects? Around 3.
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Unread 09-07-2014, 10:07 AM   #9
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Cosplays including thrifted/closet cosplays: About 12-13
Cosplays thats I've spent time working on them: About 7.

I feel like that number is going to drop dramatically next year...
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Unread 09-07-2014, 10:32 AM   #10
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yeah, my list includes one bought, and 2 closet cosplays, but they still involved time, money, effort, and moding. 3 were full blown sewing projects, the rest fairly simple.
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Unread 09-07-2014, 11:05 AM   #11
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2-3, Minnesota only has about 3/4 cons, 1 that's only worth going to (that's where I do the "big" cosplays) the other ones, if I go, I'll usually do characters that are easier, that I wouldn't do at the "big" con.
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Unread 09-07-2014, 11:42 AM   #12
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Unread 09-07-2014, 01:17 PM   #13
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2 at most. I like to give myself a lot of time to just 1 costume preferring quality over quantity.
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Unread 09-07-2014, 01:44 PM   #14
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2 at most. I like to give myself a lot of time to just 1 costume preferring quality over quantity.
I'm sure most of the people posting in this thread also prefer quality over quantity, so maybe you are just not very fast.

I am not very fast, but I also don't usually finish things linearly. I usually have a lot of irons in the fire and then finish gradually. So in theory, I could finish one cosplay one year but then finish off about five the next because I was working on those at the same time.

I have a few planned for next year (Nakago, Sanzo, Saionji) that can't really be thrifted/bought for at all, so to get all those done will be interesting, especially since some of them don't even have a pattern I can base them off of or great reference to use (looking at you, nakago....).
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Unread 09-07-2014, 02:25 PM   #15
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I tend to do bits and pieces of at least...10 different costumes, but when I focus on specific ones I can generally finish maybe 2 or 3. Depending on the difficulty. I've actually more recently got back into actually MAKING a costume so I'm a bit slower. Plus I've had to hand sew everything since our two machines need fixing OTL.

But yeah...I like having at least 3 new costumes for a convention and since I've only attended 3, each with a 4 year gap -gross sobbing-...yeah. I always get that "But you have a bunch of really nice costumes already, why do you need 3 new ones?" look every time XD.
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