Adventures in Anime Conventions: Cosplay
You know you want to just laugh or cry with these. For those of you who are internet ignorant of what cosplay is, basically people dress up as cartoon or video game characters (the key to this is that most of the characters who are cosplayed are animated) and walk around anime conventions or sometimes at Halloween as well. Basically one would expect to see this during Halloween but cosplayers take it one step further and dress like this for events and conventions all year long. It’s really a strange hobby and most people who do this spend a lot of time and effort to make their costumes better than anyone else as to always be “pwning n00bs”. I am planning to go undercover one of these days to a convention of supreme nerdlyness so I can get some insider pictures and also really cheap comics and candy. Here are some pictures I didn’t take.
I am sure most people will recognize this famous trio, Mario, his brother Luigi and Princess Peach. This one in my opinion is not so bad. This will be the highlight of our trip through cosplay and for that I apologize.
Here is another pretty famous couple, Link and Princess Zelda. Looks like the princess has had a few too many Ramune and sticks of Pocky. And why so angsty Link? Is it because the princess looks like a chub monster? I’d be upset, too if I had to continually save Hyrule and all I got was what you see here. But in Zelda’s defense, Link isn’t really a winner either. Looks like a match made in heaven.
Another famous couple, Sailor Moon and her boyfriend Tuxedo Mask. I think his mask is made out of paper so I am not sure why all the secrecy. Sailor Moon could have just waited for a light wind to rip it off of his face and then the secret would be out. And she could really use a touch up on her roots.
Here is a group photo of the cast of Tekken. I really think that there should be a little more attention paid to location, I mean, I don’t remember any Tekken stages in the middle of a parking lot.
A group of Narutards at a local convention. The carpeting almost makes me feel like they are flying above the ocean. As long as the ocean has big wooden doors and creme colored walls. I think the blond wigged girl is just in her pajamas, too.
This one gets an “A” for effort and I would be impressed if any of the characters in Bioshock were acutally this overweight. I mean, the only believable one here is the big daddy. I am pretty sure that not one of the little sisters had boobs yet, much less ones that big. If that little sister was walking around the convention without her big daddy you would just think she was some kind of huge Dorothy looking for her ruby slippers. I mean, she is missing her shoes. And why bother to take the picture in front of a white screen when you still get the hotel walls in the shot?
Here is another Sailor Moon adventure but I am not sure which one. I think the photographer used perspective to make the subject appear “smaller”. I didn’t know that they wore tennis shoes while fighting crime, either.
I don’t know. I really don’t. Their sign says they will give out kisses for something. I am not sure what but can only assume they want food. And they brought their lesbian body guard in case things get out of hand.
Men cosplaying women is always weird. But what is this Faye and Ed impostor doing with Ein? This picture strikes me as wrong on so many levels. I think he actually has boobs bigger than Faye Valentines.
Oh God no. No. I mean, wow. Felicia is the character on the right. Honestly, some things are not meant to be cosplayed. Especially if you are overweight and need to show a whole lot of skin. I mean, you are practically naked and while most men would find that attractive, well, I won’t say any more because it will just be mean.
While we are on the topic of cats, this one is trying to be Meryl from Escaflone. I originally thought she was a zombie Fred Flintstone though. Yabba dabba doooooooo.
This one is cosplaying from the underground game called Emo Cut. Basically you get to dress your Emo up in cool outfits and then the Emo goes to high school. After a full day of humiliation and belittlement by your Emo’s fellow classmates your character comes home from school and tries to kill it’s self in creative ways. Then it writes horrible poetry in blood and posts it on the interweb. Oh, wait, I made that all up. I should be a game designer.
This is some type of Gothic Lolita thing but I usually think of lolitas as not quite as fat. Maybe this is from a game or an anime but I don’t know. At least she got the setting right. I definitely feel she would be all alone and by herself. Except she wouldn’t be at an anime convention because she is moderately less ugly, so in comparison she would be anime hot.
After you dress up for a convention, then you get to take part in the martial arts challenge. Unfortunately you do not automatically gain the skill sets of whomever you are cosplaying as, so this isn’t at interesting as it looks. Most of the time no one even hits anyone else or they do “turn based fighting”. I want to see the WWE get away with “turn based fighting”. This would be much better if it was a bloody cage match to the death. Thats for damn sure.
And the last one. Oh god no, again, no. This guy (?) is dressed as (???). This is the absolute highlight of anime conventions.
And now I leave you with a video.http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7704763751471387091 Written by Alouette
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