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Cosplay Level

Offline Protean X

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Cosplay Level
« on: August 18, 2016, 03:07:55 PM »
I was just wondering how many people cosplay while cosplaying, meaning who really becomes their character. Are a person who is still you just a costume, do you go into character here and there, or are you committed to the cosplay and tried to stay in character for most of the time you're wearing the costume? I am a in and out of character type person. I have surges of times, where I am committed and stay in character and then there are times where I'm just chilling as me. To me a big part of Cosplay and is becoming the character, it's kind of the point. If you go through all the trouble to make, buy, or conjure up the costume then you should make the effort to enjoy it as the character. So I'm just curious to see how many people cosplay and what's their cosplay level, so feel free to chime in.
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Re: Cosplay Level
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 06:54:43 PM »
I'm on the other end of the spectrum completely. My passion for cosplay lies largely in planning and constructing the costumes; making fanciful ideas tangible. I am a terrible actress and a bit too committed to being myself. So I'm that person who will be walking around drunk in my costume, having fun as myself, not even realizing it when people are yelling out my character's name to try and get my attention :)

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Re: Cosplay Level
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 09:11:41 PM »
This is one of my pet peeves with the whole cosplay thing. It's cosplay when you do what ProateenX is describing,  it's costuming when you do what Disco and I and Cesar and Jojo do.
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Re: Cosplay Level
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 09:37:01 PM »
Your right Noitsnotrandal there is a difference but they both can happily coexist, different stroke for different folks. They both come together at Dragoncon at different levels. Like I said before, I'm an in and out person, so I'm a little bit of both. I think both types have great synergy with each other, your skill as a craftsmen is important and needed as well as a good cosplayer who can fully bring your creation to life, especially on a grand stage. So it's good as long as everyone is having fun together. Don't be peeved, IT'S DRAGONCON MANNNNNNNN!!!!! ;) :D ;D :)
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Re: Cosplay Level
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2016, 07:40:54 AM »
I just enjoy costuming I never really act as the character I am Cosplaying as.  I also love having my picture taken while cosplaying.     
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