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Unread 01-01-2012, 11:39 PM   #1
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Cosplay as my D&D character?

My friends and I have been throwing around the idea of cosplaying as our D&D characters one year, It'd be a very amusing inside joke but no one would really get who we were cosplaying. (not that that matters necessarily, I've seen some amazing cosplays and had no idea which anime/game/whatever they were from) At the same time I always get excited when I see a cosplay from a series that I like. I guess my question is, is it worth it to cosplay a character that no one will know?
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Unread 01-19-2012, 04:42 PM   #2
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Well, do what makes you happy! I love having fun and i love D&D...u actually gave me the idea to cosplay my own character! I already had drawn out a couple of my characters and in different scenarios and costumes so yea...i think its a great idea...and you guys could even do a skit and make a video and anything...i say go for it and have fun!
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Unread 01-23-2012, 08:56 AM   #3
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I'm seriously thinking of cosplay as my first D&D character someday. The only reason it'll be a while is I have so many planned already, and I made a detailed outfit for her so it won't be cheap to put together. If someone asks you who you are you can honestly reply with "[your character's name] from D&D". It'd be so much fun!
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Unread 01-24-2012, 04:27 PM   #4
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I never considered it classic cosplay persay, but since we have a nice OC thread, why the hell not?
I always wanted to do my fav dnd characters, really had to wait before people were open minded to the whole thing.
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Unread 01-26-2012, 03:28 PM   #5
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If I tried to cosplay my first D&D character, I'd have to be 4' tall. lmao! FaiL.
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Unread 01-29-2012, 01:09 PM   #6
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Unread 01-31-2012, 10:38 PM   #7
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Yes. Especially if the rest of your group will too. You'll have the benefit of wearing a costume you like, something you have complete control over, and friends to share with. Very rarely do I cosplay as a character from media etc. And I frequently see people dress as their avatar from games etc. It doesn't take away at all from a really outstanding costume.
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Unread 03-10-2012, 12:40 AM   #8
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Just go for it. Even if noone else knows, it'll be cool. Maybe have the whole group cosplay to sessions every now and then.

I've also considered cosplaying my favorite D&D character, but it's going to be a while as he's a bit of a freak. So many extra limbs. Things happen when you play the same character for several IRL years.
The cosplay I'm planning for Akon this year is based off of my newest D&D character, which I intentionally made into a gijinka gallade. (3.x Edition: Multi-classed Soul Knife - Scout, prestige classing into Elocater. The dual mind blades form over the forearms, though still use the stats of short swords, as per the power description.)
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Unread 03-16-2012, 01:58 PM   #9
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Absolutely, especially if you really ACT like the person and put on a show. People love that!
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Unread 03-26-2012, 07:26 AM   #10
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I think there is no problem with cosplaying someone no one knows, if you do it well enough people will ask about it anyway makes good conversation.
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Unread 04-28-2012, 04:53 PM   #11
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I think it's quite a good idea, one day I hope to cosplay my bard. It's a good idea to keep armour race specific/ like thief armour would be light (and usually made from leather) and Barbarian would be light/medium armour (mixed materials). Sorry rambling now! Anyway yes it would be a good idea but no one would know who you are until they ask or you post online, as long as your enjoying making/wearing the costume then it doesn't really matter.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 12:53 AM   #12
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I want to cosplay my character but I don't know where to begin. I'm a human Psion.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 06:29 PM   #13
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I've cosplayed as my D&D character. Pretty much only our D&D group got it but hell if I cared. I was my character darnit! Everyone else of course just assumed I was a random elf but hey, at least they realized I was an elf..lol
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Oh wow! D&D CosPlay! Yes! Me and my D&D group do this - every week - in game! I do a Gnome Illusionist Thief from SpellJammer (I smuggle giant space hamsters). It's so much fun to move from your game up a level and wow, to do it at a convention - yes! Go for it! It doesn't matter if anyone knows who you are or not, it's all about doing a character you love, even if it's a character you made up!
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Unread 05-05-2013, 11:28 AM   #15
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I think it's a great idea if it makes you happy. I also really wanna try to Cosplay using one of my recent D&D characters or even my Star Wars character, it'd be SO much fun!
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