Not Carl Cosplay

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Not Carl Cosplay

I started doing cosplay with my boyfriend, and he had chosen the previous two couples cosplays that we did, so this time it was my turn. I've always loved the Zelda series. So, when they came out with Hyrule Warriors, I knew my next costume was coming from that! I've always been drawn to the costumes that haven't been done often, and trying to keep proper proportions. So, that when the idea of Wizzro was born.

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TJ

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TJ

When I decided to make the X-Wing pilot costume for the Halloween party, there were no photo references available aside from one Star Wars trading card. The original movie had only opened in May, and was still playing in the theaters. There would be no VHS or Laser Disc release for at least a year, maybe longer. I took notes with a flashlight in the movie theater (the Uptown, in Washington DC) for at least four or five showings.

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Samar Dorf

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Samar Dorf

I decided to wear it because I LOVE like LOVE LOVE the Lantern comics. I got into them because I love Green, it was the first comic i was ever obsessed with! So naturally I HAD to dress up as a Green Lantern! The costume was bought off eBay and I have never been one to get stopped a lot, even if I am in something more elaborate, but when I did get stopped the people were always very excited and asked me where I got the suit! It was a big hit at the DC shoot too! It made it super easy to connect to other comic book fans too!

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ActualSharkBoi

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ActualSharkBoi

Before I even watched the show, I had friends telling me that I would love this one character, but they wouldn't tell me who he was, they only asked me to watch. And as soon as Coran literally jumped into the show I knew my fate was sealed! He's a weird and eccentric space uncle, and endearing in his oddities, and he has so much energy for such an old alien that he fits me a little too well.

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BunnyFoxBear

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BunnyFoxBear

To select the mascots, the cosplay coordinator hand picks cosplayers to represent the convention as Metrocon Mascots. Mascots are responsible for representing the convention in a variety of ways, including assisting with promotions, appearing on official artwork and gear, fulfilling media requests, hosting some main & special events, and last but not least interacting with MetroCon guests. During the con I had the pleasure of hosting several contests, performing skits at some events, and taking lots and lots of pictures with guests at the con. The role takes a lot of work, but it totally worth it. I think it's my favorite thing to do in cosplay! To interact with tons of people and use it to promote the con and its culture.

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McThor

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McThor

I was just walking the floor and this older gentleman at a booth stopped me for a picture. He looked at me asking how I came up with the idea and I told him. He started looking closer at my makeup and tapped my forehead lightly and said "you don't powder?" Turned to the guys at the booth "he doesn't powder." He said I'll share something with you once I explain powdering to you. He explained it to me and I've used powder to conceal my makeup ever since. Then he opened his wallet and showed me his business card. From 1967-2002 he was the Ronald McDonald clown for corporate. I was blown away as I basically got makeup tips from Ronald himself.

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Sumikins

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Sumikins

These are questions I ask myself a LOT, actually. and the answer is always changing. I've found that as I get older, I have to re-evaluate where cosplay fits in my life, and what I want to do for it to be something that still makes me happy. After doing it for as long as I have, I've reached a point where the reason I keep cosplaying is because, I like having the opportunity to meet like-minded people, and also express my deepest, most ridiculous fangirl feelings. Through cosplay, I've met some amazing people (including my best friend of 10 years, my room-mate, and all of my international friends who make it so much easier to see the world.) It's just so much a part of my life now, that even though my approach to it keeps changing, I can't imagine my life without it.

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Jimmy Hogan

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Jimmy Hogan

The most interesting interaction I had in the cosplay was at Youmacon the same year, I think, the photo was taken. I wandered over to the Funimation booth because a friend was working staff for it at the time. After we chatted she introduced me to Ian Sinclair (Bard voice and ADR director of dubbed Kuroshitsuji). Ian thought the cosplay was so well done he sent a picture of himself and I to the English voice actor of Grell. The experience was pretty surreal!

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 Emma Rubini

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Emma Rubini

The response at MegaCon (and other cons I've worn the cosplay to) has been amazing! People really seem to like the cosplay, which makes the two hour makeup worth it. As for what cosplay means to me, it's my absolute favorite thing to do. I love putting months of work into a cosplay and then being able to wear it proudly.

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Tony Lewis

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Tony Lewis

Cosplay in general is a really great creative outlet and something to make friends with and then some. Trying Cosplay may seem daunting, but do what you do and Cosplay no matter if you're big, fat, black, white, just enjoy what you do with it and have fun. Just remember one simple... Cosplay is for fun.

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Steff Von Schweetz

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Steff Von Schweetz

Many people thought I bought it; which, I honestly see as a compliment. I'm flattered people think my work looks professional enough to be bought. I get a lot of questions about my fabric choices which normally ends up in them poking my legs to get a feel for the neoprene. Honestly, the most comedic part about cosplaying Yurio is when people find out I'm nearly twice his age! But cosplay has no age limit; so I just continue to dress how I like.

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Grumpy Princess

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Grumpy Princess

My favorite was interacting with all the little girls at the march.  I took a lot of pictures with little girls and it was so cool to see the excitement and admiration in their eyes.  It feels really great to give them a different idea of what a princess can be.

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Simbakun Cosplay

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Simbakun Cosplay

The reaction and reception to this cosplay has been the most amazing thing I have ever experienced. People IMMEDIATELY want to hug me and smile and get excited. When I write it to Disneyland for their Halloween party I made a cast member cry because I asked her if they had any donuts. It was amazingly adorable. Setting people's reactions is what makes me love this cosplay so much. Loving the movie and the character is the icing on the cake.

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Jakey Scorn

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Jakey Scorn

The reaction on this cosplay was phenomenal. Everyone loved it and it had a ton of laughs. I was approached by many people throughout the convention, all seeming to love it. I had a good bit of people tell me that they were hoping someone would cosplay him and I pulled through to all of their wishes. A few people told me that I won cosplay of the year for Kami-con.

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 Futago Cosplay

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Futago Cosplay

The very first convention I went to my twin sister and I cosplayed Hikaru and Kaoru from Ouran High School Host Club. We were so insanely popular we couldn't go anywhere we had to hide in the dealers room where photos weren't allowed to have some down time. But at the same time it was a good boost of self image for myself as someone with the low self image of a late teen.

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Lady Willow Grey Cosplay

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Lady Willow Grey Cosplay

I’ve always been of the mindset that you should do whatever you want and cosplaying has solidified that feeling. Cosplay is about having fun and doing something you love. It doesn’t matter your weight, sex, age or race. If you love a character and love cosplaying them then you should. Cosplay has helped me love myself even more and given me such joy. I’m plus size but I never let that stopped me from doing the things I love. It can be hard to not compare myself to other cosplayers, but I have to remember that it’s not a competition but a party where everyone is invited. I hope to be able to do this for many years to come.

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Altar Lion Cosplay, Breanna Ausbrooks and Malicious Cosplay

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Altar Lion Cosplay, Breanna Ausbrooks and Malicious Cosplay

I wanted to do a simple and comfortable group cosplay with my friends for Magfest, so I was trying to think of characters which met that criteria. Since Pokemon is so popular right now I figured that trainer outfits would get a good response, but wanted to change it up a bit to be a little more unique. Since there were three of us, the iconic Mario princesses would work perfectly and the idea was born I started by taking screen grabs of all the trainer outfits and changing up the color schemes and details to match the princesses.

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Super Milk Cosplay

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Super Milk Cosplay

I keep at it because I have fun! Why else? I’ve learned I can’t walk in heels on a concrete floor for more than 8 hours. Cosplay is special to me because I’ve met some of the best people to enrich my life for the better through this awesome hobby. You don’t have to look at cosplay as an elitist, who’s costume is the best type of deal. I really think most cosplayers just want to enjoy themselves in costume with others.

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CometCarter

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CometCarter

When I started seeing the parents who were chaperone or even people who didn't even come to the Gaylord for Magfest recognize me and tell me how much they love the movie it makes me feel really great. This is going to sounds sappy but seeing people smile and scream Ruby's lines from the movie made me really happy and it never got old.

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Ichijo Cosplay

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Ichijo Cosplay

One of my friends ran a charity and she needed a few Power Rangers to come and cheer a little boy up who was battling cancer. So me and a few friends went and visit him and we brought him tons of gifts, took pictures and hung out with him for awhile. Afterwards when we had gotten done the boy's grandfather came out and thanked us for coming he told us that for the last few weeks he was in pain and sad a lot of the time but when we walked through that door to greet him it was the first time he had smiled since his treatment and that moved me cause every child deserves joy in their lives and we were so happy to bring it into his.

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