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Cosplay Suggestions, Anybody?

Last posted Mar 04, 2013 at 07:39PM EST. Added Feb 28, 2013 at 09:41PM EST
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I’ve always wanted to do cosplay, and for it to be perfect. Problem is, I don’t really know any characters that would fit my skin-tone.
So far the best I’ve gotten is Princess Luna, and Twilight. But I don’t wanna just cosplay ponies! Please help! oh btw,

This be me. Any suggestions?

Last edited Feb 28, 2013 at 09:41PM EST
Feb 28, 2013 at 09:41PM EST
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Um
Hm.
You don’t really have to cosplay within your skin tone. I think cosplay is all about being creative, so why not do that? Fuck expectations.

Feb 28, 2013 at 09:51PM EST
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It mainly depends on how much detail you ask for. Some cosplays can add great detail, to the extend of being custom creations, whereas others only request a shirt and wig.

So a good question to start would be: Will you make these costumes yourself, have a friend do it, or purchase them online?

In the level of easy cosplay, a good starter would be some Homestuck characters. Most of the characters wear simple clothing, and many of these can already be purchased through official partners of MSPA. Only tough part is a wig and possible accessoires. Because the Homestuck characters have no canon skin color, your black skin color is acceptable. Humans should be doable to a certain amount of characters/outfits, trolls will require makeup and accessoires like the horns. As the trolls ask for grey makeup, your skin-tone should no longer be any issue.

As for ponies, that’s entirely up to headcanon. Black Luna and black Twilight are the most commonly accepted ones, so it’s no suprise you chose them. But likewise to Homestuck, there is no official skin color when human, so basically anyting is doable. (Simple yet good example)

Outside of that it’s best to ask first where your interests are. Fandoms, shows you like, characters you feel connected to. If you could shed some light on that it would be appreciated. It’s always easier to cosplay characters you like or can relate to.

But yeah, although I added your skin color as a point in the choices above, it should not be any issue. If you want to cosplay the character, and really have the dedication to do so, any character should be doable. It’s about having fun.

(Cosplay with Verbose as Candence and Shining Armor)


Last edited Feb 28, 2013 at 10:16PM EST
Feb 28, 2013 at 10:01PM EST
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Dane wrote:

Um
Hm.
You don’t really have to cosplay within your skin tone. I think cosplay is all about being creative, so why not do that? Fuck expectations.

This is it up here ^
Pick a character you really like and go for it. As a wise person once said “Those Who Mind Don’t Matter, and Those Who Matter Don’t Mind.”
Get out there and have fun being the character you want to be.

Feb 28, 2013 at 10:03PM EST
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Cosplay whoever you think is awesome!!

But if you’re looking for a female character with a dark skin tone, what about Anthy Himemiya from Revolutionary Girl Utena?

Feb 28, 2013 at 10:11PM EST
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@Rocket
I know I can be any character I wanna be but I’ve always wanted to do a character that has or can be visualized with my skin tone, because I want it to be spot on. Something like a Rule 63 Demoman. I want it to be believable.

@RandomMan
I’m a fan of a lot. So any suggestions might be good ones.

Feb 28, 2013 at 10:16PM EST
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Team Fortress 2 characters are the easiest to do recognizably. They’re made to be easy to identify by their garb, and they don’t wear anything particularly flashy or amazing. I was gonna suggest Demowoman before reading through the thread. I still suggest it, but you already thought of it, so… yeah.

Feb 28, 2013 at 10:22PM EST
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Well if you want to cosplay about a character with an specific skin tone (homestuck trolls) for example, you can always use skin paint. If you are cosplaying for hobbie you don’t have to worry about the perfection of the cosplay, have fun.

Mar 01, 2013 at 11:45AM EST
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Olivia Gulin wrote:

Cosplay whoever you think is awesome!!

But if you’re looking for a female character with a dark skin tone, what about Anthy Himemiya from Revolutionary Girl Utena?

This girl disturbingly looks like Nadia from The Secret of Blue Water…

Mar 01, 2013 at 01:54PM EST
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-You could go as Aisha Campbell, the 2nd Yellow Power Ranger.
-You could go as B-MO from Adventure Time.
-You could build a complex system of cardboard boxes into a transformable Transformers costume.
-You could go as Francine Frensky from Arthur.
-You could pull off the classic Uhura from STAR TREK.
-You could, with a little wig-work, dress up as Storm, from X-Men.

Just a couple ideas.

Mar 01, 2013 at 02:33PM EST
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Serious Business wrote:

-You could go as Aisha Campbell, the 2nd Yellow Power Ranger.
-You could go as B-MO from Adventure Time.
-You could build a complex system of cardboard boxes into a transformable Transformers costume.
-You could go as Francine Frensky from Arthur.
-You could pull off the classic Uhura from STAR TREK.
-You could, with a little wig-work, dress up as Storm, from X-Men.

Just a couple ideas.

Good ones.
Anything but Storm, its too common.

Mar 01, 2013 at 02:43PM EST
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Wow media is too whitewashed or I’m racist because I can not think of many good cosplays that involve characters with dark skin. The greatest example I can think of is Yoruichi Shihoin from Bleach

Out of curiosity, is there any specific event you plan on cosplaying at?

Last edited Mar 01, 2013 at 02:51PM EST
Mar 01, 2013 at 02:50PM EST
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My best suggestion for you is Nygus from Soul Eater


she’s actually a pretty badass character if you havent seen the show and her cosplay wouldn’t be too hard to pull off.

Last edited Mar 01, 2013 at 07:29PM EST
Mar 01, 2013 at 07:27PM EST
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@Crimson Locks:
I don’t have a specific event yet, I guess basically any Con that I can go to. And Yoruichi is a great idea.
And don’t worry, I couldn’t think of any characters for good cosplay either, which is why I made this thread. The only black characters I remember are some form Naruto, Paninia from Full Metal Alchemist, and Lenora and Iris form Pokemon. And that black guy from Bleach, I can;t remember his name.

@Rambo01
No I haven’t seen it but she does look badass, I think I’ll check it out.

Last edited Mar 01, 2013 at 09:50PM EST
Mar 01, 2013 at 09:46PM EST
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Rochelle or Louis from Left 4 Dead 1 and 2? The costumes are recognizable yet pretty simple…

Do you know what con you might go to? I’m going to be at PhoenixCon in Alabama, this was my costume last year.

Mar 01, 2013 at 10:04PM EST
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Meenah Piexies. You fit my head cannon for her.

Just an example.

Mar 01, 2013 at 11:02PM EST

Ernest P. Worrel is a good idea

Mar 04, 2013 at 11:33AM EST

Casual reminder: You can still cosplay other characters that don’t have your skin tone as long as you know how to work it.

Mar 04, 2013 at 11:54AM EST

Truthfully, since you’re cute, you could probably cosplay anyone. Male or Female. Pick someone you want to be. Seriously, you’ll probably rock it.

Mar 04, 2013 at 07:29PM EST
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Rule 63 black Power Ranger.

(Yeah, I’m just fooling around here.)
Mar 04, 2013 at 07:39PM EST
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