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KristopherZ 2004-05-01 16:39

What in your opinion is "good cosplay?"
 
I personally don't have an opnion right now because I personally haven't seen people doing good cosplay.

What would you consider good cosplay if you go to a convention or see a hardcore fan walking down the street. Do they need to be accurate in the clothing design? Do they need to be attractive to a certain degree? Does it need to be accurate of the character they are trying to portray?

Kouji 2004-05-01 17:37

Well, I'd picture good cosplay as people dressing professionally (not sloppy) and that the character that they would cosplay would match the anime character exactly. And sometimes age would matter cuz you wouldn't want a young kid in an older anime character's outfit vice versa.

Yebyosh 2004-05-01 23:32

Accuracy in both looks and design goes for me.

It is kind of a turn-off if you get a square jaw big-boned person trying to play a slim sized, oval faced fairy.

Likewise if your costume looks like something from a Tyco PVC toy reject, it kinds of distracts from the experience.

mantidor 2004-05-01 23:54

for me good cosplay is none at all. I just don't think any human can match his/her anime counterparts, no matter how hard they try. However I've seen some great pics, still not THAT great to me... anime realistic hair? only in my dreams.

Narutio 2004-05-02 00:10

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rEkKaShInObI 2004-05-02 02:04

as usual, japanese cosplay murdered american ones. seriously if we dont fit the character at all, dont be a poser.

Kyuven 2004-05-02 02:20

i saw an american guy do a really good Anderson from Hellsing
the sad part was ge wasn't cosplaying...

Komataguri 2004-05-02 21:12

My idea of good cosplay?

Playing the right Gender. IE. Guys Cosplaying Guys, Girls as Girls.


I've gotten sick of seeing 250lbs guys cosplaying slim girls..

TronDD 2004-05-02 21:37

Good cosplay, to me, is looking like the character. An accurate costume at the very least. Looking somewhat like your character is better. Since anime characters are fictitiously proportioned and have gravity defying hair, etc, I always thought good cosplay would be almost impossible to see.

Having been to a convention, I realized that most cosplay is good. It's just so much fun to me to see these people in bizzare costumes and not caring what anyone thinks. Even if they don't look like the character (some people simply take the opportunity to dress in a weird way and are not any character at all) it's still great to see them expressing themselves and having fun.

mah_damey 2004-05-02 21:56

umm... honestly, i dont think there is any good cosplay at all. The characters only look good drawn..

Slade xTekno 2004-05-02 23:21

I think narutio posted Man-Faye. Darn, I was going to. Then again, that might get me another complimentary one-day vacation from xris [or maybe longer...].
There are some awesome cosplays. There is a thread featuring the good ones somewhere in General Chat... I'll go look it up.

Edit: I found it.
http://forums.animesuki.com/showthre...hlight=cosplay

IntrepidAKP 2004-05-03 13:56

Tall, slender. Materials of the costume. The Vash in that thread that someone linked is the best example. I could totally see someone wearing that. I can't see someone wearing nothing, but cotton they got from Ben Franklin's or something.

Tzurial 2004-05-03 14:31

tch..tall, slender. Is cosplay appreciation really that shallow? Can I be the first to say I LOVE seeing overweight sailormoons! I mean, seeing people who really look like the character is pretty amazing (ex- yuna in the thread Slade xShorts put up) and I'd consider it good cosplay but that doesnt necessarily make everything else bad.

If they look like theyre having fun and enjoying a couple of days not worrying about what anyone thinks then I'd say that's good cosplay ^^ Ive never been to an anime convention, but if theyre full of average people being crazy then I'd really like to go!

IntrepidAKP 2004-05-03 16:28

I don't know. It just really bothers me when I see someone dressing up in a picture and they are really short and stubby.

LinChoiSin 2004-05-03 17:34

i definitely think that a good cosplay is one that'll please the people wearing it. of course it would be so much better if everybody was gorgeous and had the perfect outfit that really matches the anime character or the band they're cosplaying but it's very rare so in the end i'd say that having fun is the key.Note that this is my definition of a good cosplay if it was only for me i would have said beautiful girls in well done outfit! :heh:

bluemist 2004-05-03 18:30

A good cosplay really depends on how well they project the characters they portray. Doesn't even matter if the person itself looks good or bad, as long as his/her looks 'fits' the costume and the character. And most of all, they should 'stick to their gender', unless they really 'look the part'.

It also must have the WOW factor. Yea, like you did some costume design out of the ordinary. This would require 'out of the ordinary' anime characters to portray though. Well, most applause here comes from people with mecha cosplays, you don't see that too often I guess...

I think posted this somewhere already. Maybe I'm biased but our cosplay here are pretty good, even though there are less than a few thousand people doing it in total (over our population of 80 million... you can say there are only a few dedicated anime people here).
http://tsubasa.my-age.net/c3con.htm
http://www.press-esc.net/c3con.htm

Slade xTekno 2004-05-03 22:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tzurial
tch..tall, slender. Is cosplay appreciation really that shallow? Can I be the first to say I LOVE seeing overweight sailormoons! I mean, seeing people who really look like the character is pretty amazing (ex- yuna in the thread Slade xShorts put up) and I'd consider it good cosplay but that doesnt necessarily make everything else bad.

It's Spand xPants...
I agree with you! I love those overweight Sailor Moons ans Man-Faye! The have what many introverted hermetic anime fans don't... self-confidence and guts [mental and physical].
I will link to the Man-Faye thread here [xris, I will use many spoiler tags].

Kouji 2004-05-04 02:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluemist
I think posted this somewhere already. Maybe I'm biased but our cosplay here are pretty good, even though there are less than a few thousand people doing it in total (over our population of 80 million... you can say there are only a few dedicated anime people here).
http://tsubasa.my-age.net/c3con.htm
http://www.press-esc.net/c3con.htmhttp://tsubasa.my-age.net/c3con.htm
http://www.press-esc.net/c3con.htm

Oh wow, I never knew the Philippines held an anime/game convention of their own. And from seeing the pics, they seem to dress equal to the anime or game counterparts (which's like what the japanese fans do). And they take their time making the costume, instead of having it rushed.


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