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Unread 04-04-2013, 02:03 PM   #59086
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Had a question on my mind pertaining to type of cosplayers. Do all cosplayers craft all their own things? Do cosplayers look down on the ones that don't? What do you call a person who is a fan of a character but is only into the modeling and photography part of cosplaying? How hardcore/casual can you be to be considered a cosplayer? Am I thinking way too much about it?

Also, are cosplayers like models who eventually are discovered and end up in magazines with their own section and background story? I remember reading about such cosplayers in a Newtype magazine very long ago.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 02:37 PM   #59087
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>.> So too support the animes I love, I shall give up money from my cosplay budget. It still makes me sad though. I'm doing an order from Japan for the UtaPri perfume, Then I'm also giving my friend who is going back to visit her home in japan money for Kuroko no Basuke Chocolates, Hakuouki Muscial DVD, and for the Happi coats for Hakuouki as well.

I also need to save my money to buy wigs. . . and fabric. I'm going to order my Kent and Garry wigs first so at least I'll have those. Then when fabric.com restocks on the yellow I want, I'll buy the fabric for Koubun Ka.

I'm going to be very very broke this summer it seems.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 03:27 PM   #59088
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Plenty of cosplayers buy their costumes. I myself can only do simple modifications (haven't even made a single garment). It's only a problem if you say you made it when you didn't, or entering cosplay competitions where the participants have to have made their costumes themselves and you haven't.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 03:35 PM   #59089
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>.> So too support the animes I love, I shall give up money from my cosplay budget. It still makes me sad though. I'm doing an order from Japan for the UtaPri perfume, Then I'm also giving my friend who is going back to visit her home in japan money for Kuroko no Basuke Chocolates, Hakuouki Muscial DVD, and for the Happi coats for Hakuouki as well.

I also need to save my money to buy wigs. . . and fabric. I'm going to order my Kent and Garry wigs first so at least I'll have those. Then when fabric.com restocks on the yellow I want, I'll buy the fabric for Koubun Ka.

I'm going to be very very broke this summer it seems.
Lucky! I want to order the UtaPri perfume but I'm trying to resist so much since I like to smell perfumes before buying them because I am very picky on scents. >_>

Fur and eyes for Koromaru have been shipping out! Crossing my fingers they come in sometime next week so I can get started right away on him! But first I really should cut out that pattern...
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Unread 04-04-2013, 03:36 PM   #59090
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Cosplayers come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and paths to greatness. Some buy their costumes, some make them themselves. Some people trade skills with friends, like sewing or wig styling or prop making or car driving. It's all good.

I've never heard of cosplayers being 'discovered', though.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 03:52 PM   #59091
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and for the Happi coats for Hakuouki as well.
Wait, what happi coats? Have I missed something?
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Unread 04-04-2013, 05:26 PM   #59092
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Didn't like the design I initially had planned for my Manectric cosplay, so I tried to redesign it again. Nothing came to me right away so I guess I'll just temporarily drop it for now and work on a new design in the meantime.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 06:09 PM   #59093
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Hate it when i make a list of fabrics to get then my mom says I can't buy them until im sure I can't edit any clothing that can be bought....then she also says im not skilled enough to make the costume I want ._.

That just happened Dx
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Unread 04-04-2013, 06:14 PM   #59094
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Oh no way! My yellow T-shirt for Jolteon has just arrived! I'm going to go make the small modifications that it needs to it right now. 8D
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Unread 04-04-2013, 06:19 PM   #59095
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Hate it when i make a list of fabrics to get then my mom says I can't buy them until im sure I can't edit any clothing that can be bought....then she also says im not skilled enough to make the costume I want ._.

That just happened Dx
Way to be supportive, Ma.
Which costume is this?
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Unread 04-04-2013, 07:26 PM   #59096
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http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3369621/
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http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3369620/

^ Pics of my newly finished Jolteon top. Just the pants and possibly the wig and I think this cosplay will be finished. C:
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Unread 04-04-2013, 09:34 PM   #59097
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My commissioner might start on my coat this weekend She's also almost done with something she's making for a friend of mine. Sooooooooooooo excited!!!!

Also I REALLY want to go to Colossalcon, but not sure if I can budget it with so many other cons I want to do which are closer. The guest list for Colossal looks great though! Lol, do I spend all that money to spend most of my time trying to get autographs? XD
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Unread 04-04-2013, 09:40 PM   #59098
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My friend and I just finished reading the Codename Sailor V manga. She wants to cosplay Minako now and I agreed to be her Ace/Adonis.

She then proceeded to grope my arm and mispronounce his name for ten minutes. This is going to be interesting xD
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Unread 04-04-2013, 10:10 PM   #59099
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At the risk of sounding like I'm simply whining, I'm about the only person I know that actively cosplays anything in my area. As such, I'd just like people to cosplay with. I'm always watching YouTube videos of people cosplaying in public, hanging out while in cosplay and having one hell of a time. I REALLY need better friends than the ones I have now.

Also, I really wish I had someone to help me take my measurements so I can get the order in for my next outfit soon...
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Unread 04-04-2013, 10:24 PM   #59100
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@Naudae: A seamstress may be able to take your measurements.

I still need popsicle sticks and cups for resin casting...hoping the dollar store has some.
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