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Cosplay thoughts

Wanted to put this somewhere I wouldn't forget so I decided to post it~

I don't plan on cosplaying once I'm out of college, and I'm already done with my first year, but I would like to do more cosplays before my proverbial time is up. ^^ Unfortunately I don't have the money to buy or commission nor the skills to sew.

But nonetheless I'm going to make a list:

Completed
Asch the Bloody (Tales of the Abyss)
Pros: Overall good cosplay
Cons: I have to pretend to be angry all the time. xD Also the arm bands still don't fit perfectly. And it's really hot. Temperature-wise.

Spain- War of Austrian Succession (Axis Powers Hetalia)
Pros: I get an axe. Also, Hetalia fandom ftw.
Cons: I have to carry the axe. xD;; Also the coat is pretty hot, temperature-wise, as well.

Mello (Death Note)
Pros: Quick and easy cosplay, well-known but not often cosplayed
Cons: I'm not a huge fangirl of the series, and I have to pretend to be badass xD

In-progress

Spain- Gakuen (Axis Powers Hetalia)
Have: Jacket, shirt (can acquire a tie)
Need: Pants (perhaps my friend Candace can lend me hers...?)

Ideas
Maya Fey (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)
Pros: It's a girl! Gasp. Also, it's a pretty simple outfit.
Cons: I really don't think I'd like to wear a dress. xD; Also, it's less impressive to people who don't know the character.

Ema Skye (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney)
Pros: Another girl! Her outfit is fun and not too hard to make, and I wouldn't need a wig.
Cons: I like Maya's character more.

Mion/Shion (Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni)
Pros: They're both girls; this also seems like a really fun series to cosplay for
Cons: I hate all their clothes. XD;

I was trying to think of a YuGiOh! cosplay as well, as dumb as that sounds- I can't help it, it's whatever I'm into at the moment, yanno?- but I feel like that might be hard to pull off. Anzu/Tea has my hair and eye color already but I don't like her clothes and her character seems kinda bland. I feel like it would be fun and easy to do Ryou but... I'm worried about that being the "Near/L" cosplay of the fandom. White wig+striped shirt+jacket+jeans, not very difficult to put together. Maybe as a casual cosplay though? I might have the face for it, at least more so than for any of the other characters.

What do you guys think? Any other suggestions on who I could cosplay? I'd love any feedback you have to offer!

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awesomeprussian
Jun. 9th, 2010 04:01 am (UTC)
Personally, I love your Asch and Spain cosplays, but I guess I'm not shocked that Spain is pretty warm. (I still plan to wear Prussia myself. XD I'm just stubborn and stupid.) His Gakuen would be pretty awesome, though. I know I have Gakuen Prussia, and I could always bring that to Youmacon if you wanted to start a mini Gakuen group.

Pfft. Asch. "Pretend to be angry. I know how you feel with that, too. (Lion-wise.) I WILL WEAR LION AT YOUMA THIS YEAR! I WILL CHANGE AND SHOW OFF IT'S EPIC!

I do know Maya Fey, a friend of mine is cosplaying her... but yeah, dresses suck. Um, if it were me... I'd say Maya, or Gakuen Spain. Mello is always a good "just in case" cosplay for if you get warm, or something, but yeah, Gakuen or Maya.
artemis_elric
Jun. 9th, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
I'm probably going to be Gakuen Spain for any summer cosplay shenanigans, seeing as it's the coolest cosplay I have right now xD;

What I need to decide most is if I should make/obtain a new cosplay, and if so, what it should be. I like the cosplays I have now but they've all been worn to cons before, and I like being able to debut new ones, especially as my fan interests shift. So maybe Maya Fey, then~? The dress is my only concern. xD I also feel like there are other fandoms I'm into that I'm forgetting about.
monelisa
Jun. 9th, 2010 07:59 am (UTC)
aww, you'd make such a cute Ema!! :DDD But hey, it's cute, that's what counts XDDD That'll draw people in to the game so they can flirt with you some other day and make it even more popular!! = moar games

Cons: I like Maya's character more.

Cons: I hate all their clothes. XD;


LOL I love your cons xDDDD ahh, true about Mion and Shion...they're very simple ^^; But someone's oughta do it for the lulz :3 ...not that...I wouldn't be freaked out...but imagine carrying ""medical aids"" around and e.v.e.r.y.b.o.d.y who knows Higurashi avoiding you..........except for the innocent ones xDDD ahaha~

sorry, can't give you suggestions, don't feel like thinking 8D -shot- hey, we'll be doing some shopping while you're here in BCN, perhaps you can find a few missing clothes items ^^ I told you my brother has pj pants that resemble the Gakuen type and my mom must've bought it here. I can try to figure out where to get it, otherwise I can ask the Hetalians in the area (who apparently cosplayed Gakuen last month in a con I couldn't go to) for some tips :]

And the temperature-wise thing...eh. There's no can do about that, it'll always be a lose-lose situation with how hot it gets in cons ¦D It's a different matter with photoshoots though, you can always have "hot" cosplays and "cold" cosplays for that :b
artemis_elric
Jun. 9th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
If you could ask around for me, that'd be great! <3

And hmm, now you're making me want to be Ema. xD I guess I'd rather be her than Maya. I'll pull up a few pictures and see what I can do! :]
monelisa
Jun. 12th, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
all right, I asked them where they got the pants from. Now to wait for their repsonse ^^ I can also ask the Spanish LJ community in case there's a chain store that someone knows that sells those o: I'm not very clothes-shopping savvy XD;;;

yay yay!! :D Ema is really cute, she's so you rofl
tsukeru
Jun. 9th, 2010 11:10 am (UTC)
Totally join the YGO cosplay <3; I'm hoping to get Yugi done this year, but it just depends on if I have money for the wig. I also want to do a few more my self, like Miho from season 0 for example. But we'll see. At least I have Kaiba and Noah done? =3
artemis_elric
Jun. 9th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
I do want to. x3 But I fail at wig fixing... I would just use a tutorial, but buying the stuff for it and having it out would just make my family angry with me. xD;; I usually have to keep all my cosplay in my closet in a box... OTZ

But we'll see! I could definitely put together the rest of the outfit.
tsukeru
Jun. 9th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
Who are you going to do?
artemis_elric
Jun. 9th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
If I did YGO I would probably be Ryou Bakura, because I'm too girly-looking to be any other guy and not busty enough to be any of the girls. xD I can't pull off Yami Bakura either- I'm nowhere near malevolent enough, haha. Unless you have a different suggestion?

I assume I could find the clothing if I look hard enough, but the wig is my only concern, seeing as it needs to be at least somewhat styled.
tsukeru
Jun. 9th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
Actually, I've seen alot of Ryou wigs unstyled. Have you've thought about doing Serenity? She's not extremely busty and her wig is pretty simple that you can probably find on ebay. Ums... *ponders*
artemis_elric
Jun. 9th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
I thought about her, but I feel like her character wouldn't be nearly as much fun to cosplay... I'm not a huge fan of her clothes, either. I could pull off her looks though. Maybe as a side cosplay?
miccostumes
Jun. 10th, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
make the cosplay props yourself is really interesting:)
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