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Is it okay to cosplay from a lesser known anime?

This may seem like a bit of an odd question, but it's my first time ever cosplaying (I'm really excited by the way). I'm going to Anime Matsuri and was wondering if it's smart or stupid to cosplay from an anime that doesn't seem as universally known. I'm doing Akihisa Yoshii from Baka and Test. He's a character that I find hilarious and can relate to, so I want to cosplay him more than anything. I just don't want to go there and get weird looks. Thanks in advance for any help! ^__^
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Generally it is seen as okay, but please keep in mind the cosplay police do patrol every con and you should be prepared for an interview to explain your choice of character.
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Generally it is seen as okay, but please keep in mind the cosplay police do patrol every con and you should be prepared for an interview to explain your choice of character.
It's true. I've been arrested numerous times for cosplaying from obscure JRPGs at anime cons. They ask you how many people recognized you and everything. It's scary.




We actually have thread about this fairly often. Here's the most recent:
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=359526

I don't really feel like rehashing everything I said in there.


(Also, I may be totally behind on the times, but I feel like Baka to Test is fairly known? I don't think it's ever been super popular cosplay-wise, but I feel like people watch it...or watched it. My knowledge of this is probably from several years ago.)
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It's true. I've been arrested numerous times for cosplaying from obscure JRPGs at anime cons. They ask you how many people recognized you and everything. It's scary.
Why not better call them the "Cosplay Gestapo"?
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Why not better call them the "Cosplay Gestapo"?
Nobody expects the Cosplay Inquisition!


But yeah bro, you're fine.
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Nobody expects the Cosplay Inquisition!


But yeah bro, you're fine.
Well, now I want to see some Spanish Inquisition cosplayers....
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