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Post by *PINHEAD* » Sun Dec 04, 2005 3:25 am

Maybe anime being from Asia has something to do with it? :?


Doesn't that one #18 post here, or at least used to?
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Post by Bejiita » Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:00 am

lost in thought wrote:Here we go again...


Vegeta hair photo-manip:
- Sillyness, but the guy pulls off the look pretty well just being himself.


And that's my feelings about that.
I agree the Vegeta thing is silliness, but that's why it was done, for a joke. He actually is putting on the correct face, I was gonna make him SSJ because the boys hair is blond to start with.
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Post by Mike D » Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:25 am

That was a pretty good Mr. Buu. The first time I've seen accurate character to cosplay physique.

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Post by Super Sonic » Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:18 am

lost in thought wrote:Wow. There are only two of those pictures that I see as a reasonable (or partially decent) attempt at cosplaying as such characters, and I'll tell you which ones, and why:
  • Image 1, Bad22.jpg:
    - I like where this person took the idea of Majin Buu, because other than the abismal eye design and the antenna that looks like a rather mishapen penis, he pulls of a rather decent Super Buu. Had the person spent a bit more time with the makeup, and obviously his -human horn- on the forehead there, I think it could have been the best Majin Buu costume I've ever seen. [And I've seen a few, none of which were anything to sneeze at.]

    Image 2, Bad9.jpg:
    - The only thing I like about this is the hair, they didn't go for your standard wig, instead opting for something a little more unusual but in turn more authentic. I like that, because frankly most of the wigs I've ever seen sucked, and this if coupled with a person who could actually pull off the buff appearance of a DBZ character would probably be the best cosplay outfit one has ever seen for the series.
Dear god some of that shit is just horrible...
Yeah, sometimes a wig can bring down what you have elsewhere. When I cosplayed for the first time earlier this year, my wig wasn't all that great and guys I knew who weren't really into anime, and my family members, thought I was crossdressing or something. (Had to get a womans's wig since they didn't have long male hair wigs).

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Post by Jerseymilk » Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:02 pm

Okay, so I said earlier that I would post some pics of good DB cosplayers for comparison.

I think the hair is just beautifully crafted in this one:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ ... osplay.jpg

I love the accuracy of the hair colour in this photo:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ ... splay2.jpg

This is what I'm talking about. You can clearly tell this girl made an effort to be accurate:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ ... osplay.jpg

Awesome Chi-Chi:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ ... osplay.jpg

This guy really plays the part of Tao Pai Pai well:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ ... osplay.jpg

A Pan who actually has the proper hairstyle and colour for once:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ ... osplay.jpg

Kamesennin:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ ... osplay.jpg

It may be a girl, but dang that hair is accurate!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ ... osplay.jpg

Yay! It's Lunch!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ ... osplay.jpg

This guy has the best looking Vegeta hair I've ever seen and that other guy totally says "Nappa" to me:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ ... osplay.jpg

I've posted a picture of this guy in another thread before, but I think he definitely should be put here because he's one of the best cosplayers I've ever seen in terms of accuracy and workmanship. It's Cyborg Tao Pai Pai:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ ... osplay.jpg

So I posted these also to show that there are people that CAN cosplay accurately and well, even with something a lot harder such as Dragonball.
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Post by desirecampbell » Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:05 pm

Wow. Those are awesome. All the costumes (except the saiyan armor) look like the real material. Every other cos-play I've seen involves really bad material choices - and just comes off as fake.

The only thing in that whole line-up that doesn't look 100% accurate is the saiyan armor (but that's got to be really hard to do) and the cyborg Tao Pai Pai (but who wants a real sword stuck to their arm?)

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Post by Dayspring » Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:46 am

The girl-Goku would make an excellent kid Goku in a live performance though.
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Post by *PINHEAD* » Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:01 am

The Vegeta and Nappa one was pretty cool, as was the one with Lunch. But out of all of those, Kame-sennin stood out as the best. :lol:
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Post by Tsukento » Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:27 am

I recall once seeing a REALLY good Tao PaiPai cosplay done by an Asian man. Unfortunately, I no longer have it. :(

Suprised no one brought this old image up (even though it isn't cosplay :P):

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Post by Tenka-Ichi » Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:57 pm

Tsukento wrote:I recall once seeing a REALLY good Tao PaiPai cosplay done by an Asian man. Unfortunately, I no longer have it. :(

Suprised no one brought this old image up (even though it isn't cosplay :P):

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Holy shit! That guy's awesome! Too bad he isn't wearing the right costume, but the face and hair are PERFECT! He's got the same expression and everything!

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Post by Bejiita » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:42 pm

I agree that Satan is awesome. :shock:
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Post by Dayspring » Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:03 pm

ImageIgnore the writing, I just stumbled onto this in someone's sig. Instantly I thought to myself that it would be an awesome Onio if he shaved his head.
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Post by lost in thought » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:01 pm

I totally like this topic, lets not let it die. Lol.

And now another episode of "That's. My. Opinion."
Fuck it, I am just going to say the ones I like:

Chi-Chi:
- Costume = A++. Failure on her part for the lack of proper hair style, and not looking like Chichi.

Tao Pai Pai/Mercenary Tao #1:
- That's how you fuckin' do it~!

Son Goku:
- I totally like that. A+

Tao Pai Pai/Mercenary Tao #2:
- Costume is aces, but couldn't he um... I don't know... grow a mustache for that?

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Post by El_Diablo » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:15 pm

That Lunch one is the only one that really impressed me. She looked great,
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Post by Chaos Saiyajin » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:22 pm

Bulma: I think I'm in love! Only I can't speak Japanese...Dammit!

Chi-Chi: Well, she got the costume right...

Tao Pai Pai: If there ever is a live action movie, this guy is so fuckin' Tao!

Pan: Looks too much like a guy... :shock:

Kame'Sennin: Pathetic.

Goku: Amazing! Probably the best besides Bulma and Tao!

Lunch: Blue: Bad Blonde: Good :P

Vegeta and Nappa: Ick!

Satan and Cybrog Tao Pai Pai: Whoa! :shock: This guy isn't even a cosplayer and he looks just like Mr. Satan! The Cyborg Tao Pai Pai gives me nightmares... :shock:
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Post by Jerseymilk » Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:56 am

Chaos Saiyajin wrote: Pan: Looks too much like a guy... :shock:
Well like I said, I mainly put that Pan picture up to illustrate that she got the hair right. I can't tell you how many Pans I've seen that don't even bother doing anything with their hair, period. They're just walking around in the costume with blond curly hair down passed their shoulders. I mean you put the effort into getting the clothes and all, you couldn't go a tiny bit further and get a wig? I know I'm getting a little carried away here....forgive me. It's just I have a pet peeve about inaccurate or lazy cosplay.
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Post by Bejiita » Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:01 am

Here's some more I found decent enough to post...

Kuririn.

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Suprisingly, this actually looks a bit like Trunks. They won't find an exact copy after all...don't know about the others though....actually I do, they are crappy.

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I know I said decent, but I had to post this, how big a fool does this idiot look? He wishes he was Vegeta. Even the two in the background are thinking 'what is he doing?' The costume is even crap, those boots are...crap.

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Looking at No.18 here, Bulma is actually not bad, but that 18 looks quite good, she has the cold look in the eyes, and she has the forehead too, minus the specs she's a pretty good one. She needs to lose a few pounds though...despite the fact I've seen some despicable 18's...
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Post by Jerseymilk » Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:00 pm

Needs to lose a few pounds? You've been staring at pics of supermodels too long. She's perfectly fine. For God sakes! No wonder females are throwing up whatever food they eat when someone says that about a normal looking girl. Okay, rant over.

Ya the Trunks isn't too bad. The Vegeta and Buruma in it are "okay". And I can't tell for certain, but I think that Vegeta is a female. That is some of the poorest done Saiyajin armor I have seen yet. It looks like a half finished paper mache project from a five year-old. :?
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Post by Bejiita » Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:41 pm

Jerseymilk wrote:Needs to lose a few pounds? You've been staring at pics of supermodels too long. She's perfectly fine. For God sakes! No wonder females are throwing up whatever food they eat when someone says that about a normal looking girl. Okay, rant over.

Ya the Trunks isn't too bad. The Vegeta and Buruma in it are "okay". And I can't tell for certain, but I think that Vegeta is a female. That is some of the poorest done Saiyajin armor I have seen yet. It looks like a half finished paper mache project from a five year-old. :?
I don't really mean she needs to lose pounds to look good or because I think she's over-weight, I say it because no.18 is really quite slim compared to her. She isn't really fat at all.

And is it just me or could that woman in the background do a good Goku? Look...

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Maybe Goten at the end of Z actually, the long hair covers those extra bits at the neck...

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And that Vegeta is a boy, I can't see boobs, and he looks like a boy in another picture I saw.
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Post by Xyex » Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:50 pm

That Trunks is nothing. I knew a kid back in High School that didn't have to cosplay to look like Trunks. All he was missing was the right hair color.
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