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Post by Rockette » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:40 am

Any of you guys cosplayers? Photographers? Just like to watch?

Cosplay, for me, is my number one hobby. I like to draw and such, but nothing scratches the itch quite like costume construction. I didn't see another live thread like this one, so let's go ahead and kick things off.

It doesn't have to be Master Level or professionally snapped; it's all good! So start posting! I'm really psyched to see who else is out there, because my corner of the world is pretty bare. I just don't want to be the first to start cam whoring.
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Post by Gonstead » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:46 am

I've considered it before but not for Dragon Ball characters.

Besides even if I did want to cosplay, I don't have the right body structure for any characters I'd want to dress up as and I'd look ridiculous in the end result.
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Re: Cosplay

Post by Rockette » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:17 pm

pfffftt! It's cosplay, dude, we look ridiculous anyway.

Joking aside, you shouldn't limit yourself based on what's the right "body type." If that was the case only skinny Asian girls would be in this business. The best Rikku I've seen was a black girl, and I've seen a man made such a perfect Maleficent that I didn't even notice he wasn't a woman!


Okay, I'll go first.
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I based this one off an Olympics poster that I can't seem to find again. Since it's Olympics time again I thought it would be cute.
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Post by samuraix123 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:08 pm

Oh my you're cute :D I've never been to a Cosplay but I would love to go to one :)
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Re: Cosplay

Post by dbboxkaifan » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:44 pm

I've never went or dressed a cosplay costume, but if I were to, it'd be what Gohan's wearing:

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http://www.buycosplayoutfit.com/gohan-c ... stume.html

They have for all sizes and mine's about L (1.70cm), I guess you could say it's for actual teens. :P
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Re: Cosplay

Post by desirecampbell » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:15 pm

@dbboxkaifan, you'll love this:

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Post by Rockette » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:51 pm

Ya'll are breaking my heart! Although, given some of the posts, it makes me wonder what's holding you guys back. No conventions in your area, no one to do it with, image issues? Just don't know where to start?
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http://www.buycosplayoutfit.com/gohan-c ... stume.html
I know it looks like a daunting task, but I would try to make it myself before I bought it, even if I were just starting out. I think you'll be disappointed in most pre-made costumes.
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Post by VegettoEX » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:36 pm

There's not a super-huge cosplay contingency here (not that anyone's shooing them away, or anything!), but a few of them come and go in waves. QuantumDestiny & Co. are probably the most prolific, and it's always great to see what they've been working on to showcase at conventions and online.
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Post by Bussani » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:05 pm

Rockette wrote:I think you'll be disappointed in most pre-made costumes.
I can vouch for that! The pre-made costumes available from stores always feel so...costume-y. It's not just the general quality and attention to detail, but the very materials they're made out of. You can see it even when you compare the two Gohan costumes that have been posted so far. I really don't like that shiny material so many of the pre-made ones are made from.

I'm working on a costume for a convention in October, personally. It'll be my first time wearing one in at least a decade, but it should be fun! Unfortunately, it isn't Dragon Ball related. If it was I would have jumped into this thread sooner.
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Re: Cosplay

Post by samuraix123 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:57 pm

Rockette wrote:Ya'll are breaking my heart! Although, given some of the posts, it makes me wonder what's holding you guys back. No conventions in your area, no one to do it with, image issues? Just don't know where to start?
dbboxkaifan wrote:I've never went or dressed a cosplay costume, but if I were to, it'd be what Gohan's wearing:

http://www.buycosplayoutfit.com/gohan-c ... stume.html
I know it looks like a daunting task, but I would try to make it myself before I bought it, even if I were just starting out. I think you'll be disappointed in most pre-made costumes.
Well the only thing that's holding me back from going to one is because I live in Kentucky(Fried chicken) :lol: and around here this is what you see
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Re: Cosplay

Post by Rockette » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:44 pm

Ahhh well. Can't blame me for trying haha. Whelp, before my thread completely dies I suppose I'll spam ya'll with a few more pics of me and my con family.

My "Uncle" Vegeta and "Uncle" Nappa. They cosplay the Abridged versions.
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Re: Cosplay

Post by DarkPrince_92 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:02 am

Whoever is playing Launch...needs to give me a call. :P
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Re: Cosplay

Post by Lord Eeyore Haw-Haw » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:04 am

I'm gonna be trying to cosplay Mr. Satan this year at Amecon 2012, once I get some more funds to do go towards it.

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Re: Cosplay

Post by dbboxkaifan » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:36 am

Nappa wasn't fat he was just very muscled. :?
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Re: Cosplay

Post by desirecampbell » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:41 pm

Derek Padula just posted some DBZ cosplay from Anime Expo: http://thedaoofdragonball.com/blog/fans ... expo-2012/

Here's my favourite:
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Post by TrunksTrevelyan0064 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:13 pm

That's adorable. Would have been even more awesome if he was wearing Gohan's start-of-Z outfit, though :P
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Post by DBZAOTA482 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:24 pm

The baby signifies Vegeta's maturity level.
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Post by Kingdom Heartless » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:55 am

I dressed up as Goku a few weeks ago for Supanova... my sister made the costume for me... keep in mind that this was after a few hours, so my costume and I didn't look quite as fresh as the start of the day!


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Post by Insertclevername » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:55 pm

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50 shades of Grey. lol

Found this on TFS twitter. Personally I find the face paint to be rather well done. Might inspire some cosplayers...?
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Re: Cosplay

Post by Super Sonic » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:15 pm

Sorry if this is considered necro-posting, but don't come in this section much and I cosplay. Have done Mr. Satan and here's a pic of me with Kyle Hebert, and Quinton Flynn who wasn't on DB:

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