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Unread 05-14-2005, 09:27 PM   #1
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Exclamation I need a challenging costume

Ok I guess you need a really hard costume to win a cosplay contest...so here are my stats...I can work a basic sewing machine...im taking classes all summer...my friends an expert at sewing...and I can do really good fx makeup..
i need costumes for Anime festival orlando, Jacon, and Megacon
...please help I really want to win....Oh and im cosplaying hiei with a latex jagan...and the dragon wraps around my arm and almost comes off it...but I need other costume ideas...
ps. Im a girl
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Unread 05-14-2005, 09:47 PM   #2
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Trinity Blood..i have yet to see a good accurate american cosplay of i.
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Unread 05-14-2005, 10:22 PM   #3
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Well. I'd take a look at some of the J-Rock/Pop groups that are out there. The first one that pops into my head is any recent T.M. Revolution outfit due to the tons of small details that most people don't have the time to do, not to mention the awesomeness (is that a word?...) of some of the costumes.

And as far as the really hard costume thing to win a costume contest...that's not generally true. Most contests are divided by skill level and experience and judged on a variety of things, though a well made costume always helps.
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Unread 05-14-2005, 11:16 PM   #4
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ah, megami-sama. when do you need this by? i hope you ahve a lot of time. XD i was about to suggest tsukiko amano in teh koe video, but the single will be released july 27th. ^^;; there is only a small portion of her costume released. ^^ (and i already want to cosplay it.)
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Unread 05-15-2005, 09:12 AM   #5
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I REALLY agree with Saeto... And on a personal note, I can't see why anyone would want to make a costume of a character they don't really like/know/want to cosplay unless the costume is complex.

But if you want a hard cosplay, cosplay Nightmare from Soul Calibur, a gundam from the Gundam series, or maybe something from Final Fantasy X-2 like Alchemist Yuna or Warrior Rikku? In my opinion, the most complex costumes out there involve armor and hard-to-make accessories.
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Unread 05-15-2005, 10:56 AM   #6
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I'm with Saeto on this one. The trouble is, you cannot ever guarantee that you will win something. You cannot control what other people will bring to the contest, you see. Or what the judges will like. (Or for that matter, sometimes even what the judges will SEE! They might not get to see your hard work up close at all!) If your goal is to do your best, and have fun, that is a goal you can acheive, every time. Trouble is, if your goal is to win - sometime, inevitably, you won't. If you go into cosplay determined to win, you are, in effect, merely setting yourself up for disappointment.

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Unread 05-15-2005, 12:43 PM   #7
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thanks for some Ideas...but really Im not fueled totally by winning ...I have done a few simple costumes..Van from escaflowne..and kurama from yu yu hakusho...but I want a challenging costume...Im just bored with the simple costumes...I see so many people make so many good costumes and not win..somone did sheshomarru( her name was misty) and had the claw arm that he replaced his real one with...hand made armor...beutifully done fx work and they looked right over her for the easily done costumes...personally I think the judges just pic people they know personally or friends..I would just like somthing to show for hard work...and a good costume that looks clean and nice...Im trying to go as more girls but I cross play...I was thinking sakura from naruto(yes its overdone)...but I need some more ideas...some j- rockers(I love dir en gray..) or some video game char...I was thinking also of doing duo maxwell(shinigami version) but I need alot of time for the wings..oh by the way thanks sato you gave me some very good advice.. I didnt think anyone would post ...
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Unread 05-15-2005, 01:04 PM   #8
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if you want to make a challenging costume go through the list of your favorite characters.. one is bound to be a challenging costume @_@.
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Unread 05-15-2005, 01:46 PM   #9
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if you want to make a challenging costume go through the list of your favorite characters.. one is bound to be a challenging costume @_@.
well, i know that in my case, i want a challenging, detailed, colourful costume, but i know of no characters at all with a costume like that. ^^;
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Unread 05-15-2005, 01:52 PM   #10
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well, i know that in my case, i want a challenging, detailed, colourful costume, but i know of no characters at all with a costume like that. ^^;
I know how you feel...thats what I was aiming at...
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how some people on here tends to think they can choose what everyone else feels seems kinda wrong to me, but, whatever... at least i understood what you mean! XD
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Unread 05-15-2005, 02:07 PM   #12
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how some people on here tends to think they can choose what everyone else feels seems kinda wrong to me, but, whatever... at least i understood what you mean! XD
I didnt mean it that way...I was just saying I know kinda what you mean not how you feel....
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Unread 05-15-2005, 02:10 PM   #13
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no, i was not reffering to you! not at all! i was refering to all the people that assume things and say things like "just cosplay what you like". well, what is there are no costumes that you kknow of that you like or want to cosplay? what is you want somethign differnt? tha tis what i meant. sorry. ^^
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Unread 05-15-2005, 02:43 PM   #14
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There is an elegance in "simplicity". Most trained judges are more awed by something done immaculately well than something extremely complex that isn't hemmed correctly. Start with what you can do well, and work from there. As others have said, you will be extremely disappointed if you make an elaborate costume for the sole purpose of winning and then don't win. It's very difficult to win a cosplay award; not only is there a lot of competition for a small number of awards, but also every judge has different tastes and looks for something different. It's impossible to know how any judge at a given con is going to lean.

If all you want is attention, pick a costume of a popular male hero. You'll get attention then whether or not it's a complex costume.
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Unread 05-16-2005, 04:17 PM   #15
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Trinity Blood..i have yet to see a good accurate american cosplay of i.
I think this is an awsome version of it tho: http://www.storms-end.com/japanphoto...nity_blood.jpg
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