Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay Chat > General Cosplay Chat

Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Unread 05-09-2014, 10:11 AM   #1
kandell
Registered User
 
kandell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,130
Adult Cosplayers?

Any cosplayers out there in their 20s or older? I'm curious to see how large the adult cosplay community is.

How long have you been cosplaying?

Do you think you'll stop cosplaying in the near future?
__________________
Tumblr
World Cosplay
Instagram: kellyelldanger
Facebook
AC Paradise

Anime Iowa '14
Asuna Yuuki
Ren Hakuei
Sam Manson

Nebraskon '14
Ren Hakuei
*Surprise*
Makoto Tachibana (genderbent)
*Surprise*
Simon Tam (genderbent)
kandell is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Unread 05-09-2014, 10:31 AM   #2
lelechan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 418
I turn 25 next week and have three or four new costumes to be working on for this year and next year. I cosplay every chance I get, even for events that aren't technically conventions (like wearing gijinka/Pokemon-themed outfits to Pokemon tournaments).

I don't ever plan to stop cosplaying--my biggest issue is just having money for buying costume pieces, but in that case I buy fabric and such one piece at a time and wait longer to get the costume together. I want to teach my children about cosplay and do it as a family when my boyfriend and I get married.

I already have plans to do a Blissey gijinka when I'm pregnant and Kangaskhan/Mega Kangaskhan with my first child.
lelechan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2014, 10:31 AM   #3
Mangoloo
Registered User
 
Mangoloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 76
Me ^.^ I'm 21.

I've been cosplaying for nearly 2 years.. *Sometimes I wish that I started sooner....*

But anyways I don't plan on stopping... I'll eventually be 100 and still cosplaying lol XD
__________________
Otakon '14 Cosplays

Borderlands's Tiny Tina w/Krieg and Maya
Soul Eater's *Beach Variant* Liz Thompson w/Patty and Death the Kidd


Like my cosplay page ^.^
LABINNAK & MANGOLOO Cosplays FB
Mangoloo is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2014, 10:37 AM   #4
ShinobiXikyu
Embroidery Enthusiast
 
ShinobiXikyu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 13,067
24 here, cosplaying since I was 16. The 20's crowd is very large (like, half the cosplayers you'll see at anime-centric cons). My con-going friends (most cosplay) range from 20 to 35.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moofingham View Post
There is a vibe here that says "We're in this together! Through thick and thin fabric! Through cold water washes and burning hot irons! Though we might super glue ourselves to our projects, cut holes/gashes/oh-god-mom's-gonna-kill-me into the dining room table, we will stand strong together. Unless there is a 75% off sale at the Fabric store. Then you're on your own. And get the hell out of my way." <3
Artist alley, costumes, businessey things--> http://whimsicalsquidco.deviantart.com/
ShinobiXikyu is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2014, 11:11 AM   #5
foxy
Professional Catgirl :)
 
foxy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 79
I'm in my 30s, and agree with Mangoloo above, I've been cosplaying for 10 years, but do wish I'd got into it sooner

I don't see myself stopping any time soon; if anything now I have more free time for making and costuming than I did when I was younger. Not to mention a little more disposable income!
foxy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2014, 11:15 AM   #6
xKasumixChanx
Kasumi-chan
 
xKasumixChanx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 128
I'm 23 and I've been cosplaying for about 3 years. Um, I don't plan to stop anytime soon. Cause its too fun to stop lol
__________________
Upcoming Conventions~

Ancient City Con ~ July 18th to 20th, 2014
WasabiCon ~ November 1st and 2nd, 2014

Upcoming Cosplays~

Red Riding Hood! Alois ~ 100%
Alois Trancy ~ 100%
Fem! Rin Matsuoka ~ 100 %
Casual! Rin Matsuoka~ 100 %
xKasumixChanx is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2014, 11:29 AM   #7
Kilala_Calico
having fun
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 208
I'm 42. I've been cosplaying since 2006. I don't plan on stoping anytime soon
__________________
Anime Expo 2015!!!
Kilala_Calico is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2014, 11:46 AM   #8
Syon
Registered User
 
Syon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 421
Kandell you let it sound like adult cosplayers are something rare. I made to total opposite experiance, especially outside of anime, the majority of cosplayers I met was above 18. And even within anime themed cosplay, not few cosplayers are adults.
And thats not such a big suprise to me. Cosplay and visiting conventions are expensive hobbies. And children who grew up with the first popular animes on TV are now young adults.
Syon is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2014, 11:49 AM   #9
CalvaryRider
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 50
I'm in my mid 20's and just starting to cosplay. I'm not too worried about it though, I've been going to anime conventions for years and have a ton of friends at all the local-ish ones.

And I certainly hope I don't stop in the near future, because I just bought a sewing machine and need to get my money's worth out of it :P
CalvaryRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2014, 12:53 PM   #10
Creative Genius
feelin' nerdy
 
Creative Genius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,521
my twin sister and I are almost 26. we have been cosplaying since we were 19..kind of a late start imo.
My husband is the same age and I just got him to start cosplaying a few years back when I got him to go as my Tuxedo Mask.

we plan on cosplaying for a long time. I'll cosplay pregnant characters when I start a family. and cosplay with my children when they are older.
__________________

NDK Cosplay list:
Sailor Cosmos - sailor moon
Secret WCS cosplay <3
season one sailor moon (husband as Tuxedo Mask <3)
and maaaaybe FEM!Lucifer from supernatural
Creative Genius is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2014, 01:36 PM   #11
kandell
Registered User
 
kandell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,130
Wasn't intending to make it sound rare. The local cosplay community has a ton of adults. I was just curious to see about outside of the midwest, that's all.
__________________
Tumblr
World Cosplay
Instagram: kellyelldanger
Facebook
AC Paradise

Anime Iowa '14
Asuna Yuuki
Ren Hakuei
Sam Manson

Nebraskon '14
Ren Hakuei
*Surprise*
Makoto Tachibana (genderbent)
*Surprise*
Simon Tam (genderbent)
kandell is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2014, 02:18 PM   #12
Ilafatyu
That guy
 
Ilafatyu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,298
In my experience, there are two groups. The first is the middle and high school crowd. Bubbly, energetic and all that. Then there's the adults, who by my observations spend a lot of con time drinking in costume. Bigger cons are split pretty evenly, but most smaller gatherings are the younger crowd. Probably because there's no hotel bar.

22, cosplaying since 16 or so.
__________________

facebook // tumblr
Want to help create a US anime convention map?
PM me your local conventions to add to the map

COSPLAYS IN PROGRESS
Lie Ren (uniform - RWBY) - 35%
Connie (SnK) - 1%
Ilafatyu is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2014, 02:25 PM   #13
Ends Beginning
Onward Comrades!
 
Ends Beginning's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,091
I'll be 27 in July and I have a 4 month old...no plans to stop cosplaying for me. ^-^
__________________

Oh Captain, My Captain...RIP RW 8/11/14

2014 Convention Schedule-
ConnectiCon -Hartford CT July 11-13
Another Anime Con - Manchester NH October 17-19

~Cosplay 2014 Progress~
Jean!WoC -Attack on Titan 100% done!
Washu Hakubi - Tenchi Muyo! 100% done!
Motoko Kusanagi - GitS 0% (planning stages)
Ends Beginning is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2014, 02:40 PM   #14
~H~
Original H
 
~H~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 6,782
My first convention cosplay was in 1996, so I've been at it for for 18 years (longer than some cosplayers have been alive ^_-). Nowadays my 5 year old son cosplays with me. ....and no, I don't plan to stop anytime soon.
~H~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2014, 02:51 PM   #15
Amanita
Registered User
 
Amanita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,374
I'm 34 and love to cosplay, I don't see myself giving it up any time soon either!
Amanita is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:40 AM.


Copyright 2002-2013 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.