Does your cosplay say something about you?

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#1 walkerofdarknes on 1 year ago

As I was working on my cosplay for this year, I took stock of my previous choices. Not for the skill levels involved, or the budgets, whathaveyou. I looked at them as the characters themselves, and I think it told me something about myself.

Shiroe (Log Horizon) - A person as smart as he appears, but a loner with only a few "true" friends.
Archer (Fate series) - Has a hidden-ish history, but is willing to put his life on the line for those he considers worthy.
Gundam Cherudim (Gundam 00) - Working on the outside to bring a change to the world, and is capable of self-sacrifice to achieve that goal.
The Lich King (World of Warcraft)(first choice this year) - A tormented soul constantly hounded by a series of bad decisions.
Professor Stein (Soul Eater)(actual this year) - Has a very unique worldview, and wants to dissect all the questions in a need to solve them.

Looking at it now, I relate a lot to them. Like more than might be healthy relation, but I'm not against saying those are all aspects of me, for good or bad. I have to wonder if I was unconsciously picking these characters for those reasons, or if it just lucked out that way. Because I don't believe in that much luck, truthfully.

So what about anyone else? Do your choices in cosplays have any aspects of yourselves in them?

#2 gypsy_girl on 1 year ago

I love history so I've done a lot of historical costumes. I have to relate in someway to a character. A friend suggested doing Tifa from Final Fantasy. It was easy to make, but because I had no connection to the character I didn't wear it much before the skirt fell apart. I certainly like strong character who are adventurous, like me.

#3 ChibiDannimon on 1 year ago

Mine tell me Im a pathetic mess of a human.

#4 xIkuna on 1 year ago

I really like blond/want to be one?

Ino Yamanaka, Black Canary, my Grey Warden, my Inquisitor, Magik, Bakugo, Toga, etc. All blond.

Funny thing is, I'm a natural blond who dyes her hair brown so //shrug// I don't know what it is!

I also really love the "rival" character, I tend to sympathize with them more than any other character type, so I tend to cosplay a lot of those characters too.

#5 Slapthefatcat on 1 year ago

Heroes and similar; those who are chivalrous and have good morals. I do personally believe in that, and try to go above and beyond.
Also, a more literal trait, I don't worry about the details. I've been trying to get better at it, but I tend to do characters that are not super detailed. It's actually one of the reasons I chose to do my current Hiccup cosplay, because it has a lot of little details.

#6 Chiagirl on 1 year ago

Looking at my [url=http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=5065504&postcount=12]future cosplay plans list,[/url] they're mostly characters I wish I could be like. Strong, independent, and pretty. And for the most part they've all got long hair so I guess that's a trend too. It's a nice contrast from my introverted wallflower self; which is probably why I like the hobby so much. One thing that kind of surprised my family was that there were hardly any bad guys on the list as I usually tend to empathize with them the most. Unfortunately all the cool bad guys tend to be dudes. I don't want to deal with being bound up the whole con, and if I don't bind I worry people will think I went for a genderbend instead. Maybe someday I'll throw some guys on there as Sesshomaru, Sasuke, and Asch are pretty cool.

#7 Angelx624 on 1 year ago

The characters I cosplay are all over the place. However when picking characters I tend to pick some that have any similarities with me, or characters I admire. :)

#8 Black Blossom on 1 year ago

For me they just happen to be happy coincidences; at least for this year anyway. I cosplayed as Celina and Rin from Yugioh ARC-V and I happen to have similar personality from both of them so it went hand in hand. More so Celina. Most of the time though, I just cosplay whoever catches my fancy and that's it. There were some characters I want to do in the future, or wanted to in the past that I can relate to like Shay Obsidian, Ryoken Kogami and Sky Zaizen.
And I also have had Jaden Yuki off and on my list, as I'm pretty similar to him too, most of the time.

[QUOTE=Chiagirl;5067885]Looking at my [url=http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=5065504&postcount=12]future cosplay plans list,[/url] they're mostly characters I wish I could be like. Strong, independent, and pretty. And for the most part they've all got long hair so I guess that's a trend too. It's a nice contrast from my introverted wallflower self; which is probably why I like the hobby so much. One thing that kind of surprised my family was that there were hardly any bad guys on the list as I usually tend to empathize with them the most. Unfortunately all the cool bad guys tend to be dudes. I don't want to deal with being bound up the whole con, and if I don't bind I worry people will think I went for a genderbend instead. Maybe someday I'll throw some guys on there as Sesshomaru, Sasuke, and Asch are pretty cool.[/QUOTE]

Same here, I've also wanted to do characters that I want to be like to and wish I could be like. I wanted to cosplay Wonder Woman, and was willing to cosplay the Justice League War version of her or Justice League Action because I really do like the outfits, and the fact that live-action Wonder Woman is out of my skill range. I can also buy the cheap version of the outfit as well since I already know it won't be amazing, but I just wanna wear the outfit so I can have fun with it :geek::toothy:.
And I also seem to sympathize for those anti-hero or grey area characters as well, in fact, Ryoken is one of them.
There's nothing wrong with doing a genderbent version, that's what I plan to do with Ryo. But if you wanna do regular Sesshomaru for example than that's okay, too! :bigtu:

#9 KittyAngel on 1 year ago

With me, I've always enjoyed the very independent woman that has power and is also a warrior-like character. That's why people see me in women characters that are warriors or at least warrior like.

I also have always personally admired Yuna from FFX and FFX-2. She and I are a lot alike, except for the fact that she's probably a dog person (Trainer dressphere reference ;) ). She started out by a rule follower and not standing up for herself, a lot. Ironically, I was like that until I started martial arts at the age of 13. When FFX-2 came along, she obtained a backbone, just like me in present day. So yeah, I'm attempting her dresspheres mainly because a personally relate to her (not to mention I also happen to enjoy a majority of them, but 2 of her dresspheres were replaced by Sergeant Calhoun from Wreck It Ralph and pirate Elizabeth Swann from POTC 3 :bigtu: )

I'm kind of stepping away from Yuna's dresspheres for a little while, but I'll still do them. I'm also in the process of doing Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail. What makes Erza great is the fact that not only does she displays power and authority, but she also proves that it's okay to be feminine while being a hard core fighter:p

That's why I'm doing her Lightning Empress Armor and Flame Empress Armor for conventions and 2 of her non armor pieces for Halloween.

The only time anyone will see me in some sort dress is when I create my Gothic Lolita style gijinka Pokemon dresses, I'm Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas, and will soon to be Disgust from Inside Out for this Halloween. May even do Joy from Inside Out, but it'll depend on my mood. My reason being is the fact that I personally love dressing up for the little Trick-Or-Treaters for Halloween. That's what these costumes were for to begin with. When I decided to bring Sally from NBC one year, it felt great just being able to function for a while. So basically, they're great to get into at conventions when I want to take a break from my elaborate cosplays that I enter in Cosplay Contests.

Other than that, a good majority of the time, people will see me in warrior-like or very strong women characters that display power:toothy:

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