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Unread 01-26-2013, 04:53 AM   #57076
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I guess I never really thought about what ridiculous lengths cosplayers go to for accuracy until today XD In my history class, we had this assignment about a "living museum", where we had to dress up as an influential American and give a one-minute speech about "our" lives in character. My character was a man, so I got a wig, contoured and highlighted the shit out of my face, made some paper aviator goggles (they don't look like paper), wrapped up my chest, and just pulled some clothes from normal and cosplay stash, and people were, like...legitimately scared of me.

People were like "the hell?" when I'd take off the goggles, and they're just completely hollow, because um, they're made of paper, and I think what freaked people out most of all was the binding. It's never really occured to me that...if you're not a cosplayer, that's probably reeeeeally foreign territory XD These two girls from my class came up to me and they're like, "So, um, I know this is a weird question, but how did you make..them...like, disappear?"

It was hilarious when I told them it was just an ace bandage, and they're like "No! You're joking!"
Ya know I was JUST thinking about this! How even theater buffs don't get into accuracy as much as we do sometimes. It's kind of cool. ;D
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Unread 01-26-2013, 10:21 AM   #57077
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I think I'll plan for a western version of him sometime in the future ^^ Okita is awesome <3!
OMG yes!!
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Unread 01-26-2013, 11:11 AM   #57078
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In the spirit of paying my rent I don't think I'm gonna be able to complete Zelda by August
She's so expensive to make (mostly accessory-wize. Those elf ears and contacts and armor mats get pricey)
I'll continue to work on her slowly as I get some extra cash.

But on the upside, the fabric I want for Sakura's blouse is half off at Joanns and I can probably afford to do her since I already have the wig on it's way and it requires about a tenth of the fabric that Zelda does haha

Sakura was my contingency plan in case this happened and I'm still really excited to cosplay her
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Unread 01-26-2013, 11:36 AM   #57079
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My First con tomorrow....still not excited :/
Why not...? ;_;
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Unread 01-26-2013, 11:52 AM   #57080
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My First con tomorrow....still not excited :/
Why not...? ;_;
That's a normal feeling for me. Usually I don't get excited about cons until I'm there actually. 8D Hahaha. You'll feel it once everyone's excitement rubs off on you at the con. You'll definitely have fun!
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Unread 01-26-2013, 11:57 AM   #57081
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Good news and bad news for my male kimono cosplays - due to having a strong martial arts circuit in my area, I can probably find proper fitting hakama in the local martial arts stores.

Bad news, actual men's kimonos I'm SOL. I'm so pint sized it is really, really difficult to find a men's kimono that would fit me without some severe editing (and in Kenshin's case, it's hard to find the right color too!). It's frustrating, because while women's kimono is more of a pain to put on, I never had to worry if they were too big on me because they're supposed to be bigger. -w- Looks like I'll have to make the actual kimono myself... I am intimidated. D:
If you can tell me your length in centimeters and what color/patterns you are looking for I can help you out with finding men's kimono.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 12:03 PM   #57082
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Btw, is that Usa-man chan?
WHY YESSSSS! <33333 XD

I loveeee Oresama Teacher. 8D So much! <3 lol
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Unread 01-26-2013, 12:09 PM   #57083
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That's a normal feeling for me. Usually I don't get excited about cons until I'm there actually. 8D Hahaha. You'll feel it once everyone's excitement rubs off on you at the con. You'll definitely have fun!
That's nice to know

I'm more worried than excited about it, though. My mom's coming with me...

Hopefully this isn't my first AND my last convention.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 12:12 PM   #57084
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That's nice to know

I'm more worried than excited about it, though. My mom's coming with me...

Hopefully this isn't my first AND my last convention.
Haha. I get overly anxious and worried and well... a lot of emotions. Haha. But you'll be excited once you get there. :3 No worries. As for you mom, I would see why you would maybe dread a little, especially if she doesn't really understand cosplay/anime like my parents. Haha. But hopefully she'll have an opened mind and the both of you would eventually have fun. :3

Why would this be your last?
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Unread 01-26-2013, 12:29 PM   #57085
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Haha. I get overly anxious and worried and well... a lot of emotions. Haha. But you'll be excited once you get there. :3 No worries. As for you mom, I would see why you would maybe dread a little, especially if she doesn't really understand cosplay/anime like my parents. Haha. But hopefully she'll have an opened mind and the both of you would eventually have fun. :3

Why would this be your last?
I'm afraid she won't let me keep cosplaying afterwards. :U
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Unread 01-26-2013, 12:41 PM   #57086
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I'm afraid she won't let me keep cosplaying afterwards. :U
It is because you think it'll be too strange for your mom? Or the cost of cosplay? Or everything above?

I think that may be something you'll have to live with until you're older (assuming you're younger) and have more independence. Even when I was still in college and dirt poor, my parents only didn't agree with my cosplaying because it cost too much money (that's pretty much their extend on the knowledge of what cosplay was, lol). Sometimes we all have to grow a little bit older and stronger to be able to say 'whof*ckingcares,yolobwatchhhhh' HAHAHAH, just kidding. Really.

Surprisingly, I waited about 3 or 4 years before I started to seriously cosplay. :3 Hahaha, but I guess it's because I had things like college to distract me so I didn't miss it as much. I actually forgot all about it until... actually, I don't even know how I got back into cosplaying (or even why I forgot all about it, lol). 8'D LOL SHEEZ. Typical me.

But if you want to seriously get into cosplay, I think you'll just have to slowly take one step at a time, especially if you think your mother won't like it. :3 Just ease her in, very slowly. And perhaps she'll like it more than she realize? But I wouldn't know.

Either way, let's focus on the present time! 8D Just go and have all of the fun that you can have.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 12:50 PM   #57087
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It is because you think it'll be too strange for your mom? Or the cost of cosplay? Or everything above?

I think that may be something you'll have to live with until you're older (assuming you're younger) and have more independence. Even when I was still in college and dirt poor, my parents only didn't agree with my cosplaying because it cost too much money (that's pretty much their extend on the knowledge of what cosplay was, lol). Sometimes we all have to grow a little bit older and stronger to be able to say 'whof*ckingcares,yolobwatchhhhh' HAHAHAH, just kidding. Really.

Surprisingly, I waited about 3 or 4 years before I started to seriously cosplay. :3 Hahaha, but I guess it's because I had things like college to distract me so I didn't miss it as much. I actually forgot all about it until... actually, I don't even know how I got back into cosplaying (or even why I forgot all about it, lol). 8'D LOL SHEEZ. Typical me.

But if you want to seriously get into cosplay, I think you'll just have to slowly take one step at a time, especially if you think your mother won't like it. :3 Just ease her in, very slowly. And perhaps she'll like it more than she realize? But I wouldn't know.

Either way, let's focus on the present time! 8D Just go and have all of the fun that you can have.
Agreeing to all of this!

Just to add my two cents, I would definitely try to show her how much fun you have at cons and by cosplaying. Parents want their kids to be happy, and by showing her it makes you happy, she might be more accepting of the hobby
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Unread 01-26-2013, 02:25 PM   #57088
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It is because you think it'll be too strange for your mom? Or the cost of cosplay? Or everything above?

I think that may be something you'll have to live with until you're older (assuming you're younger) and have more independence. Even when I was still in college and dirt poor, my parents only didn't agree with my cosplaying because it cost too much money (that's pretty much their extend on the knowledge of what cosplay was, lol). Sometimes we all have to grow a little bit older and stronger to be able to say 'whof*ckingcares,yolobwatchhhhh' HAHAHAH, just kidding. Really.

Surprisingly, I waited about 3 or 4 years before I started to seriously cosplay. :3 Hahaha, but I guess it's because I had things like college to distract me so I didn't miss it as much. I actually forgot all about it until... actually, I don't even know how I got back into cosplaying (or even why I forgot all about it, lol). 8'D LOL SHEEZ. Typical me.

But if you want to seriously get into cosplay, I think you'll just have to slowly take one step at a time, especially if you think your mother won't like it. :3 Just ease her in, very slowly. And perhaps she'll like it more than she realize? But I wouldn't know.

Either way, let's focus on the present time! 8D Just go and have all of the fun that you can have.
Everything of the above. "Foolish, expensive, weird, not normal" and she alwyas says cosplay can't be an, "ongoing event" whatever that means...

/sigh Only if cosplay were "normal"

But yeah, I'll try to have all of the fun I can
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Unread 01-26-2013, 03:35 PM   #57089
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OMG yes!!
YEAHH! I actually do have his wig for the western version! I wonder if I could find it.

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My First con tomorrow....still not excited :/
Why not...? ;_;
Aw usually. I'm SUPPPER excited for every con I go to. Especially the night before. And then when I go to pick up my pre-reg on Day 0, I'm just like, even more excited to go lol. Ah yeah, my mom is like that too, she says cosplay is weird even though I've been going to conventions for like 6 years. But she's kind of funny because if a costume really suits me, she's like, 'you look so good!" then she'll ask me to show her pictures after the event haha XD
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Unread 01-26-2013, 03:42 PM   #57090
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YEAHH! I actually do have his wig for the western version! I wonder if I could find it.



I do toooo!!! It's sooo funny!



Aw usually. I'm SUPPPER excited for every con I go to. Especially the night before. And then when I go to pick up my pre-reg on Day 0, I'm just like, even more excited to go lol. Ah yeah, my mom is like that too, she says cosplay is weird even though I've been going to conventions for like 6 years. But she's kind of funny because if a costume really suits me, she's like, 'you look so good!" then she'll ask me to show her pictures after the event haha XD
Hahahaaa....I wish my mom was more open to things like this.


anyway...I'm still super-bummed that I couldn't get the cosplay wig I wanted for Luxray-- and that my mom keeps suggesting Party City wigs (ugh, no, just no...). Guess I have to go wigless :'(
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