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seppuku_FD
10-19-2007, 03:35 PM
thought this was pretty interesting/entertaining. although it also makes me feel bad for finding it amusing, i thought i'd share.

http://morbidoptimism.com/forums/2007/05/03/americans-shouldnt-cosplay

seppuku_FD
10-19-2007, 03:35 PM
thought this was pretty interesting/entertaining. although it also makes me feel bad for finding it amusing, i thought i'd share.

http://morbidoptimism.com/forums/2007/05/03/americans-shouldnt-cosplay

Jinx FD
10-19-2007, 03:57 PM
I lol'ed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ERRRskate151
10-19-2007, 04:09 PM
too funny, too true.

Phineas1382
10-19-2007, 04:11 PM
HAHAHA! Oh man, that was hysterical...and SOOOOOOO true http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif.

AnonymousGaijin
10-19-2007, 04:28 PM
Oooo I love funny cosplay pics. Some of those good ones are GOOD. I think I'd wear that Vincent costume to work.

here's another good Naruto one:
http://www.otakutimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/naruto_cosplay.jpg

Aaaaaand Link meets Rikku.... American style:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4...txo_cosplay_Link.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/49/Getxo_cosplay_Link.jpg/457px-Getxo_cosplay_Link.jpg)

seppuku_FD
10-19-2007, 05:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AnonymousGaijin:
Oooo I love funny cosplay pics. Some of those good ones are GOOD. I think I'd wear that Vincent costume to work.

here's another good Naruto one:
http://www.otakutimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/naruto_cosplay.jpg

Aaaaaand Link meets Rikku.... American style:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4...txo_cosplay_Link.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/49/Getxo_cosplay_Link.jpg/457px-Getxo_cosplay_Link.jpg) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

yeah, those FF ones were impressive. i like how Link has legwarmer things. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

UkyoTachibana
10-19-2007, 05:52 PM
Haha, that's a bit of an unfair article, because it tried its very best to show the WORST cosplayers USA has to offer.

I go to Anime Central every year (only because it's close to home) and I see a good distribution of GOOD cosplayers and BAD cosplayers. Year after year, much work and detail are being put into cosplay because people really don't want to feel embarassed and fall into the category that the article describes.

But yeah, wow... some of the bad cosplays...are really, REALLY bad. Some don't have the right type of body frame for the character they're trying to cosplay, and some don't even have the appropriate skin color for the character! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

pdiep49
10-19-2007, 06:04 PM
HAHAHAHA!!http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Thanks Sep, you just made my day, I needed that.

VexedEnigma
10-19-2007, 08:59 PM
What a weird form of entertainment for these individuals... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

TheMFShadow
10-20-2007, 12:28 AM
That was funny but true

A_Ninja_Boot
10-20-2007, 08:44 AM
haha... I feel bad for the Americans. Especially that Salior Moon group, they looked scary. What's even worse, is that one of the guys dressed up as a girl.

RossMills
10-20-2007, 12:40 PM
Yes that is unfair. If you look at (for example):
http://www.cosplayisland.com/files/costumes/10/27/Minami9.jpg
(Sora, Riku and Kairi from Kingdom Hearts - Look at those Sora-shoes!!!)

Or

http://www.cosplayisland.com/files/costumes/14/811/Protector_of_the_planet_by_donna_england.jpg
(Aeris from FFVII)
These are excellent examples of Western Cosplay

They're from England, though, not America, but there is a lot of chaff everywhere that's not in Japan. Japanese just take it far more seriously if they're entering competitions.

Heck, Americans take it more seriously than British, but that doesn't mean that we don't have some gems. ^_^

Y_HELO_BEAR
10-20-2007, 01:09 PM
cosplay is dumb.
ergo, anyone who participates in cosplay is dumb.

RossMills
10-20-2007, 01:12 PM
So, you're going to prejudge me because I dress up like a character from a game? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Edit: For the record, I am not one of the above cosplayers.

Y_HELO_BEAR
10-20-2007, 02:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RossMills:
So, you're going to prejudge me because I dress up like a character from a game? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Edit: For the record, I am not one of the above cosplayers. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

yeah. as an adult, dressing up is cool on halloween or for halloween parties or whatever....

but, repeatedly dressing up and posing as characters from games when you're an adult is pathetic. especially year round. it's cute and all when you're a kid. but there's a time to cut things off.

...i'd say it's about when you grow hair in funny places. that's time for cosplay to cease.

RossMills
10-20-2007, 03:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Y_HELO_BEAR:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RossMills:
So, you're going to prejudge me because I dress up like a character from a game? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Edit: For the record, I am not one of the above cosplayers. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

yeah. as an adult, dressing up is cool on halloween or for halloween parties or whatever....

but, repeatedly dressing up and posing as characters from games when you're an adult is pathetic. especially year round. it's cute and all when you're a kid. but there's a time to cut things off.

...i'd say it's about when you grow hair in funny places. that's time for cosplay to cease. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The same could very easily be said for playing videogames, to be honest.

There's no real reason to suddenly stop doing something if you enjoy it, it's not hurting *anyone* (apart from my eyes with some of those poor, amusing attempts at cosplay), and especially you're good at it.

A lot of the people who go to these conventions who do not cosplay are *very* impressed when they see a good costume, and surely they would not want to join in if they saw it as taboo or something that they should not do at a late age?

For a lot of people it gives them an opportunity to show off their skills at making their own clothing or props. There are, after all, magazines and articles dedicated to such things. A number of cosplayers that I know also make their own clothes on the side, and they use cosplay to practice techniques that they could use for making those clothes, and they use making clothes to practice techniques for cosplay. They just get to show off what they have made in a good way at a convention, in a method akin to a fashion show.

If it's not for you personally, then I can completely accept that, but to say that once you hit puberty then it is "pathetic" is just insulting. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Edit: Looking at a couple of those pictures in the article, they're actually not bad. The Cloud at the beginning is pretty similar to his in-game counterpart, ESPECIALLY the hair, rather than his concept art counterpart.

The same is true for the Rikku, it doesn't look that bad, really. I sure as heck couldn't do better. ^_^

ICandee
10-21-2007, 07:57 AM
lol That was awesome, thanks for posting that!

Y_HELO_BEAR
10-21-2007, 09:08 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RossMills:

The same could very easily be said for playing videogames, to be honest.

There's no real reason to suddenly stop doing something if you enjoy it, it's not hurting *anyone* (apart from my eyes with some of those poor, amusing attempts at cosplay), and especially you're good at it.

A lot of the people who go to these conventions who do not cosplay are *very* impressed when they see a good costume, and surely they would not want to join in if they saw it as taboo or something that they should not do at a late age?

For a lot of people it gives them an opportunity to show off their skills at making their own clothing or props. There are, after all, magazines and articles dedicated to such things. A number of cosplayers that I know also make their own clothes on the side, and they use cosplay to practice techniques that they could use for making those clothes, and they use making clothes to practice techniques for cosplay. They just get to show off what they have made in a good way at a convention, in a method akin to a fashion show.

If it's not for you personally, then I can completely accept that, but to say that once you hit puberty then it is "pathetic" is just insulting. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


after attending a couple conventions and seeing cosplayers in action, i saw people out of touch with reality. sure- they're showing their cool costume making skills. but they're also showing off the fact they live at home (if they don't then it's some girl married to some morbidly obese/holocaust skinny dude with long hair), are overweight, and want to be someone else for at least a day. it's a treat to watch their delusion and point/laugh.

RossMills
10-21-2007, 09:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Y_HELO_BEAR:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RossMills:

The same could very easily be said for playing videogames, to be honest.

There's no real reason to suddenly stop doing something if you enjoy it, it's not hurting *anyone* (apart from my eyes with some of those poor, amusing attempts at cosplay), and especially you're good at it.

A lot of the people who go to these conventions who do not cosplay are *very* impressed when they see a good costume, and surely they would not want to join in if they saw it as taboo or something that they should not do at a late age?

For a lot of people it gives them an opportunity to show off their skills at making their own clothing or props. There are, after all, magazines and articles dedicated to such things. A number of cosplayers that I know also make their own clothes on the side, and they use cosplay to practice techniques that they could use for making those clothes, and they use making clothes to practice techniques for cosplay. They just get to show off what they have made in a good way at a convention, in a method akin to a fashion show.

If it's not for you personally, then I can completely accept that, but to say that once you hit puberty then it is "pathetic" is just insulting. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


after attending a couple conventions and seeing cosplayers in action, i saw people out of touch with reality. sure- they're showing their cool costume making skills. but they're also showing off the fact they live at home (if they don't then it's some girl married to some morbidly obese/holocaust skinny dude with long hair), are overweight, and want to be someone else for at least a day. it's a treat to watch their delusion and point/laugh. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Right, I'm going to leave this thread alone because you've decided to only be insulting and prejudiced about a group of people who I feel a connection to.

I have no problem with laughing at the comparison between Eastern and Western cosplay, but this person has just ruined this thread for me. :-(

Y_HELO_BEAR
10-21-2007, 11:37 AM
...struck a nerve.

Brofase
10-21-2007, 11:54 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RossMills:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Y_HELO_BEAR:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RossMills:

The same could very easily be said for playing videogames, to be honest.

There's no real reason to suddenly stop doing something if you enjoy it, it's not hurting *anyone* (apart from my eyes with some of those poor, amusing attempts at cosplay), and especially you're good at it.

A lot of the people who go to these conventions who do not cosplay are *very* impressed when they see a good costume, and surely they would not want to join in if they saw it as taboo or something that they should not do at a late age?

For a lot of people it gives them an opportunity to show off their skills at making their own clothing or props. There are, after all, magazines and articles dedicated to such things. A number of cosplayers that I know also make their own clothes on the side, and they use cosplay to practice techniques that they could use for making those clothes, and they use making clothes to practice techniques for cosplay. They just get to show off what they have made in a good way at a convention, in a method akin to a fashion show.

If it's not for you personally, then I can completely accept that, but to say that once you hit puberty then it is "pathetic" is just insulting. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


after attending a couple conventions and seeing cosplayers in action, i saw people out of touch with reality. sure- they're showing their cool costume making skills. but they're also showing off the fact they live at home (if they don't then it's some girl married to some morbidly obese/holocaust skinny dude with long hair), are overweight, and want to be someone else for at least a day. it's a treat to watch their delusion and point/laugh. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Right, I'm going to leave this thread alone because you've decided to only be insulting and prejudiced about a group of people who I feel a connection to.

I have no problem with laughing at the comparison between Eastern and Western cosplay, but this person has just ruined this thread for me. :-( </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


NERD ALERT WEEOWEEOWEEOWEEOWEEO

Ninja Kn1ght
10-21-2007, 12:05 PM
There are some great cosplayers out there who have put a lot of effort into making awesome costumes. Sure, a lot of em are pretty bad and I say "DO NOT WANT" but when it's done well it's really impressive, so cosplay on!

Also that link was great. the japanese are the masters of cosplay.

P.S. ignore the haters.

Gypsy816
10-21-2007, 01:05 PM
Wow. But what freaks me out even more is this girl. She looks so much like the actual character that it is slightly startling:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d106/Gypsy816/rikkucosplay.jpg

theexpozay
10-22-2007, 11:03 AM
Logan and I met some Cosplay kids at CT Conn last year...

dropK1CK_ninJA
10-22-2007, 01:41 PM
I felt that the guy who wrote that was really stretching for the worst. I'm sure you could find good and bad on both sides of pond.

Either case. I laughed.

Eliptyk73
10-22-2007, 07:12 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

I'm going to my first cosplay (AnimeBoston) in March so I know what NOT to do when I go!