Originally posted by enishi
People rushing to do a costume just so they can be first = lame.
Mm, Enishi, I kinda sorta agree with you. No, no, not completely, because then I'd be a hipocrit *hides the progress of her FFX-2 Yunie & Rikku costumes... and acknowledges that she cannot spell*, but I think that a person should cosplay a character that they're familiar with, because cosplaying isn't just dressing up as an anime or video game character. It's short for 'costume roleplay', as everyone knows. But that doesn't mean I'm against cosplaying a character you just heard about! That's cool too, because it gives you a new level of respect/understanding of whoever you're dressed as.
So, pretty much what I'm saying here, in my usual, long-winded way, is that, upon hearing that Oshii is going to cosplay Shuuin, I had two different reactions. One was to turn up my nose and say "Hmph, he's just doing it to be different and knows nothing about Shuuin," and the other was to do one of my trademark spaz-dances, screaming "HOT TIDUS LOOKALIKE DUDE COSPLAYER!" repeatedly, since I didn't know Shuuin was his name, either.
...unless I'm thinking of someone entirely different. In which case, jsut ignore that entire post ^-^;;;;