Cosplaying a fanart

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#1 Maurishio-kun on 1 year ago

Have you ever wanted to cosplay a character with an appearance you saw in a fanart? Or one you made-up yourself?

I'm starting to work in Tamao from Shaman King wearing this costume: (No, I never knew who drew it, and looks like no one knows)

[IMG]https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4517/38334884994_bb8b348090_o.jpg[/IMG]

Hope to also start making existing characters with my own costume designs some day.

#2 Sammie on 1 year ago

I like that the fan art versions create a new interesting twist on the characters. I found a few ideas but they are on my to do list.
[IMG]https://pre00.deviantart.net/bafa/th/pre/i/2014/096/8/2/kingdom_hearts__fan_art__sora_by_thiagosb-d7dd17n.jpg[/IMG] I really like the design of Sora's outfit in here

Tron styled Korra
[IMG]https://img00.deviantart.net/223f/i/2012/307/5/8/tron__legend_of_korra_by_dctb-d5junna.png[/IMG]

#3 Alyxiane on 1 year ago

I just have the tendency to do a lot of fanart/AU versions of D.Va while not actually cosplaying any of her canon designs. That's mainly because there's a fair amount of D.Va-themed clothing and accessories, many of which are based off an existing fanart of her, so it's very easy to do different versions of her.

Btw, Maurishio-kun, we can't see any images linked from photobucket since they decided to hide behind a paywall for third party hosting. I'd recommend using a different image hosting site like imgur to show pics unless you really want to pay $400 a year to do the exact same thing other sites are doing for free.

#4 Angelx624 on 1 year ago

What Aly said. Photobucket stinks now and images won't show up unless you pay. Personally I prefer using imgur cause you can use 3rd party hosting for free on there. xD So look into that. :)

Anyway, there's a lot of fanart designs I've wanted to do. I've seen a few Merida fanarts of her in different outfits that I've wanted to do. :) Someone even did some of the princesses in Anna's coronation dress(but with a different design for each princess), and I'd love to do Merida's. ^^

#5 Maurishio-kun on 1 year ago

[QUOTE=Alyxiane;5063586]Btw, Maurishio-kun, we can't see any images linked from photobucket since they decided to hide behind a paywall for third party hosting. I'd recommend using a different image hosting site like imgur to show pics unless you really want to pay $400 a year to do the exact same thing other sites are doing for free.[/QUOTE]

It's not my account :( sadly it's the only existing image of this fanart, I gotta upload a copy of it to another hosting.

EDIT: I already corrected it!

#6 Syon on 1 year ago

There are few fanart designs I like and even less "selfmade" fanart. Especially the selfmade ones often feel underwhelming or unfitting for the character.

But recently I started to tinker a bit with building parts of this fanart: [IMG]https://img00.deviantart.net/b98c/i/2014/061/3/6/lol___festival_dragon_shyvana_by_enijoi-d765hy8.jpg[/IMG]

Its a fanart version of Shyvana from LoL. I've actually asked the creator back in...2014, if she is okay with people cosplaying her design and brought a wig for it in that year too...but then felt way too intimidated by it. (And I still am!) But at least I started, so we'll see how it goes.

#7 ZanyGeek on 10 months ago

I already did. I saw a custom action figure someone posted online and loved it. It became my second costume.

#8 Zoeyromanov on 10 months ago

If I'm not mistaken, don't you have to ask the artist for permission to use their art? I've done this before (and ended up making her pretty happy xD) but wasn't able to wear the 'redesign' because I wasn't able to wear it to the event I wanted to go to.
Don't get me wrong, I think it's nice to get creative and whatnot but I'm sure you need the artist's permission?
I myself wanted to attempt a fanart version of Blue Angel but as Snow Miku in the near future.

#9 Maurishio-kun on 10 months ago

[QUOTE=Zoeyromanov;5064487]If I'm not mistaken, don't you have to ask the artist for permission to use their art? I've done this before (and ended up making her pretty happy xD) but wasn't able to wear the 'redesign' because I wasn't able to wear it to the event I wanted to go to.
Don't get me wrong, I think it's nice to get creative and whatnot but I'm sure you need the artist's permission?
I myself wanted to attempt a fanart version of Blue Angel but as Snow Miku in the near future.[/QUOTE]

As I said before, the artist was never revealed, no one has ever claimed ownership by this drawing, and I can tell it because I've seen it since 2003 and every time I saw it it was reposted in several pages and the artist never appeared, even less when it's so rare to see on the net, so everything I can do is show the fanart and give credit to the artist.

#10 Zoeyromanov on 10 months ago

[QUOTE=Maurishio-kun;5064490]As I said before, the artist was never revealed, no one has ever claimed ownership by this drawing, and I can tell it because I've seen it since 2003 and every time I saw it it was reposted in several pages and the artist never appeared, even less when it's so rare to see on the net, so everything I can do is show the fanart and give credit to the artist.[/QUOTE]

Ah, I see. Well I mean in general, but ok that's good too.

#11 Maurishio-kun on 10 months ago

#12 Zoeyromanov on 10 months ago

#13 Scunosi on 10 months ago

Even though I fully support crediting artists and asking permission if you want, a logical part of me asks if you should really be so worried about bothering. I mean, we don't exactly ask permission of Nintento or Square Enix to cosplay their characters beforehand do we? Especially when we do things like genderbend them or do bourdoir/burlesque versions. So while your sentiment is admirable I personally wouldn't worry about it, especially if it's basically an "abandoned" piece of fanart.

Now in the case with your friend where you actually know them in-person and there could be repercussions if you went against their wishes, then definitely confirm if they're comfortable with it. But I'd say unless an artist explicitly notes on their work that they don't want other people cosplaying it (or drawing fanart, which I do follow multiple artists who don't want that) I say just do it.

#14 Tigress on 10 months ago

I've done a few. :3

[IMG]http://www.katsplay.net/pics/ffrb.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.katsplay.net/pics/lolicap.jpg[/IMG]

#15 Shana05 on 10 months ago

I want to cosplay a Pokemon Go trainer using the colors from this [URL="http://starpatches.tumblr.com/post/148520338822#notes"]fan art by Starpatches[/URL]. It's the same pattern as the outfits in the game, just in a color scheme that is not. I much prefer it to anything that is in the actual game.