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Unread 10-18-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
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First cosplay look-a-like advice!

Hi, I'm new to cosplay and I've been working really hard on a costume from Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan. Since the uniforms are basically the same for most characters, I have yet to decide which character I'm actually going as for an upcoming con. I'm stuck between Mikasa Ackerman and Petra Ral. I love both characters equally and want to choose whichever I can pull off better. My hair is honestly the exact same color as Petra's however its about 3 inches too long. My facial features match Mikasa the best, and I have her greyish eye color and sharp features, as well as her height etc... But I don't really want to buy a wig if I can get away with it. For Petra I could also do a faux bob hairstyle if it looks realistic enough.

Just looking for some friendly advice. Thanks!
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Unread 10-18-2013, 02:03 PM   #2
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If you don't have any preference on character, I'd say go with the one that you look most like and buy a wig. Trust me, a wig is almost always the better option and as a person who didn't use a wig for their first cosplay (and my hair was longer than the characters so same scenario), you will probably kick yourself later for not wearing a wig. It's a bit of a typical newbie mistake.

If you really can't get a wig due to time or money constraints or something though, the false bob idea would probably work as a plan B.
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Unread 10-24-2013, 03:29 AM   #3
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Unread 10-24-2013, 10:21 PM   #4
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^ That is an advertisement. Don't pay it any mind.

If you look most like Mikasa, I'd say just get a wig. Wigs are far more manageable and predictable for cosplays, and just look better in general. More full, more like a cartoon. In person it might look fine, but a wig looks a ton better in a picture.

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