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Unread 03-06-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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Characters Cosplayed Too Much?

Has anyone felt that a character has been cosplayed too many times on here?
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Unread 03-06-2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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Dave Strider. So much Dave. Homestuck is great and all, but...
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Unread 03-06-2013, 06:47 PM   #3
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I don't know. Do you ever think people order too much pasta at Olive Garden?
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Unread 03-06-2013, 09:08 PM   #4
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Let's all be different now and never cosplay the same character ever again!! I mean, there are SO MANY characters, amirite?? No need to double up!!!

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Unread 03-07-2013, 01:17 AM   #5
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I don't know. Do you ever think people order too much pasta at Olive Garden?
Yes..Yes they do..lol

But to answer the question (well sorta lol) There are way too many to count..
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Unread 03-07-2013, 01:35 AM   #6
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Yeah, but (obviously) simply because of how mainstream an anime or character is.

I have about 5-10 popular characters I wanna cosplay as because I mostly like their outfit design or sometimes their personality. People have the same reasons. Or sometimes there's cosplay groups formed and the easiest ones to cosplay as are ones that are known or popular at the time.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 11:41 PM   #7
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Hatsune Miku. Everywhere in the world.

And that's totally fine. I personally don't care for Vocaloid but I understand that a lot of people do. I prefer to do characters that aren't nearly as common or are fairly new, because it makes fans of that character/series happy. I like when people tell me, "OMG, no one EVER does Dynasty Warriors cosplay! Thank you!!!" But if people don't care that the character they like has been cosplayed as at least 100 times and will be at least 100 more times, then whatever floats their boat.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 11:55 PM   #8
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I see a lot of Homestuck cosplays at anime cons. But popular cosplay characters have never bothered me.

When it comes to myself, however, I try to cosplay a character that isn't seen very often, or a character I'd like to see personally.

If I do cosplay a popular character, I usually ask myself 'what's something new I can bring to help myself stand out?'
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If I do cosplay a popular character, I usually ask myself 'what's something new I can bring to help myself stand out?'
It gets repetitive when looking at characters cosplayed too often. But each of them are different in subtle ways. I enjoy seeing those. There are also ones who just creates an AU of their own. Because there are repetitive cosplays (Dave Strider) many people try to "up" theirs. I personally think that's a great way to overcome this problem since it makes people work harder.
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Unread 03-08-2013, 02:03 AM   #10
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Has anyone felt that a character has been cosplayed too many times on here?
Any/all Homestuck, Link, Naruto, Kingdom Hearts main characters, and Pokemon Trainers.
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Unread 03-08-2013, 02:03 AM   #11
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Any/all Homestuck, Link, Naruto, Kingdom Hearts main characters, and Pokemon Trainers.
Not to say any of these bother me though. I have a Link cosplay myself!
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Unread 03-08-2013, 03:45 AM   #12
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I think people should cosplay whatever makes them happy, but that aside, Link (Legend of Zelda) and the Doctor (Doctor Who), especially the 11th Doctor.
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Unread 03-08-2013, 03:59 AM   #13
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I don't think there can be any character or series that can be cosplayed too many times. More so, I just get tired/bored of looking at them.
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Unread 03-08-2013, 08:45 AM   #14
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Yeah, I also don't think you can really say a characters is cosplayed 'too much'. They might be cosplayed a lot more than others, but as long as people have a desire to cosplay that character, they shouldn't be discouraged.

I KNOW that every con has 4 million Dave Striders, but as a fairly simple first time cosplay, I'm still very excited to get to cosplay him.
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Unread 03-08-2013, 08:48 AM   #15
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Basic costumes tend to be the over-cosplayed things, like Doctor Who, L (Maybe not anymore, but used to be) and such.
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