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Unread 11-11-2012, 08:56 PM   #1
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How to appear shorter/taller?

Although it's not an overly important aspect, my friends and I are really killing ourself over our Avatar: The Last Airbender costumes, and we have an Aang, a Katara, a Toph, and a Zuko. Our Aang is actually my friend's 8 year old brother, so it's A-OK there. The problem being that, I'm Toph, and I'm 5'6" -- our Katara is about 5'7", so there's not much of a height difference between me and her, so is there a way that I can make myself look shorter in general? And, on the subject of appearing taller, our Zuko is just a little taller than me, so other than some ridiculous shoes or something, is there a way to make him look taller?

(Sorry if this is in the wrong place; I had no idea where to put it!)
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Unread 11-12-2012, 02:49 AM   #2
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only thing i can think of without ducking in photos is making ur pants and shirt a little longer
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Unread 11-12-2012, 06:29 AM   #3
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Well, looking shorter is easier than looking than looking taller, I suppose. It's half about the way that you carry yourself. Like, straightback, straight legs, all of this adds to a character's height (or subtracts from it).
But for looking generally smaller in a costume, have your clothes and the actual cosplay be a little too big for you, looser. This makes you look small.
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Unread 11-13-2012, 02:22 AM   #4
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I've run into this problem a lot with my cosplay friends. Trying to match heights is a nuisance, but we have started using either special height enhancing shoes or these insoles. At around $10 they're great stuff.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/320605786151...84.m1439.l2649

You can't even tell I'm wearing them in this pic. In fact no one knew until I told them.

I'm the guy on the far right and I'm normally 2 inches shorter than the guy in the white armor.

http://i.imgur.com/s6Drz.jpg
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Unread 11-15-2012, 02:12 AM   #5
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