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Unread 12-16-2014, 03:38 PM   #1
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Ever Started a Series or a Video Game Because of Cosplay?

Ever started an anime/tv show or a video game because you wanted to cosplay as a character from there? That was like me with Steins;Gate xD I started it because I want to cosplay as Makise Kurisu since I loved her design and started to watch the show because of it. So how about you guys?
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Unread 12-16-2014, 04:04 PM   #2
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Sort of! In the past, I've had friends who liked a particular series and were planning to cosplay from it, and they wanted me to pair up with them, so I would watch the series myself and decide which character I liked so we could go together.
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Unread 12-16-2014, 04:09 PM   #3
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I've thought about trying League of Legends, solely because of those character designs.

But man, I'm terrible at those kinds of games. I'm getting too old to play online with these kids these days. I should cosplay as a Tetris block.
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Unread 12-16-2014, 04:12 PM   #4
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I've thought about League of Legends, solely because of those character designs.

But man, I'm terrible at those kinds of games. I'm getting too old to play online with these kids these days. I should cosplay as a Tetris block.
I tried playing League of Legends just because I loved the character designs (and the backstories of each character are really well-developed, too! But I sucked when I tried to play it and I could never catch on.

I'll admit I actually didn't consider watching One Piece until earlier this year when I found out my boyfriend is a Sanji cosplayer. I saw his photos from NDK 2013 with the One Piece cosplay group and then I started watching a few episodes. Now I'm obsessed with the series and I'm toying with the idea doing a Nico Robin cosplay in the future.
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Unread 12-16-2014, 04:15 PM   #5
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Haha, yep, I started watching Haikyuu!! because my FL cosplay friends wanted me to be in their group. I'm really glad I did though, because omg, I love this dumb anime so much.
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Unread 12-16-2014, 05:23 PM   #6
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Definitely! I had no real interest in watching Attack on Titan AT ALL, but my friends invited/insisted on cosplaying it together, so I decided to do my own research on the characters to study the backstory and their mannerism.. and that's where I just decided it was probably a good idea to watch it and understand the hype of this anime. xD Can't deny, it's pretty dang awesome.
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Unread 12-16-2014, 05:44 PM   #7
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Yes. Portal/Portal 2 because I loved GLaDOS and wanted to cosplay her. I was familiar with the game, as my brother and his friend had played Portal 2, but I wanted to play it for myself. They are now my two favorite games. And GLaDOS is one of my favorite cosplays.
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Unread 12-16-2014, 06:08 PM   #8
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I started watching SnK because of all the cosplayers, if that counts.
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Unread 12-16-2014, 07:53 PM   #9
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Doing that with both Free! and DMMd...
Because I look like Gou and Nagisa is an adorable shota boy... and Aoba is a bae.
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Unread 12-16-2014, 08:09 PM   #10
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Paying a lot more attention to Ghost in the Shell with Motoko Kusanagi in the works. And it wasn't the main reason I started to play it, but I was in love with the designs in Mass Effect from first screenshot. It definitely helped (and of COURSE, I'll cosplay it in the near-ish future).

And to add- I live under a rock on Mars with fingers in my ears in terms of "what's cool and new". Seeing cosplayers from a series is usually what makes me aware of it in the first place.
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Unread 12-16-2014, 08:13 PM   #11
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My sister just got into anime like a few days ago and now she tells me we are going to watch magical madoka or whatever because she likes how cute they are
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Unread 12-16-2014, 08:45 PM   #12
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Absolutely. It's how I've gotten into a lot of new and different stuff I wouldn't normally have looked at or just wouldn't have discovered if it wasn't through costumes.
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Unread 12-16-2014, 08:51 PM   #13
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There are a couple of manga series I've checked out because of cosplay. Tokyo Ghoul being one of them along with Zone 00.
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Unread 12-16-2014, 10:19 PM   #14
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All the time. I'll often google shows I'm thinking of watching, and see if I like any of the character designs. Shows with cosplay prospects are a lot more likely to make it onto my short list, haha. I also get curious to watch shows after I read enough about people cosplaying from it on here!

I also first started playing league of legends because my friends wanted to do a cosplay group in the future, now it's one of my most-played games and I was the only one to actually cosplay from it in the end!
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Unread 12-16-2014, 10:29 PM   #15
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haha nice nice. I started playing League of Legends because I loved League cosplayers so that's how I kinda got into it xD
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