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    Question Are there more female then male doing cosplaying?

    Just asking this cause i am a guy and it is the 1st time i wanted to cospaly but then there is the question on looks and stuff.

    i dun wanna look bad in any char or spoil the image of the chara itself.

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    Yes, there tends to be more girls.


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    so is it hard for guys to cosplay?

    cuz i have a hard time choosing what to cosplay as due to the fact that im a guy and its my 1st time doing it.


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    From 2003 till now; more females cosplay that males.

    Its not hard for any gender to start cosplaying. Just start small and move upwards. There is NO hurry.
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    Its pretty intuitive. Just pick a character from your favourite series. If you think they're suitable to cosplay, then go for it.


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    kinda embarrassed about how to go doing it since i dunno where to start from and stuff.

    a full costume consist of a wig the clothes and shoes right? not sure where to source from.

    #Lightz - how small is small. no matter how i see it the anime world has taken a big turn and most anime which i like are the unusually loud outfits and stuff.
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    There's nothing wrong with loud outfits. At least it stands out enough that people can recognise the character!

    How to choose character:
    step 1: find anime/manga/game you like
    step 2: find characters you like
    step 3: evaluate if you are suitable for the character.\
    * evaluation is based on YOUR opinion of what level of quality you want to achieve.
    If the character is someone you can't give a rat's ass about, then the quality is probably not going to be great.
    ** The key is to REALLY REALLY like the character, so you become anal about details.

    How to get costume:
    There are a few methods to doing this...
    1. Taobao.
    seriously, if you have enough time (say 2-3 mths) before the event, try searching on Taobao for the costume.
    There are many different shops and sometimes there will be multiple offering the same costume, sometimes your character just goes unnoticed... then proceed to 2.

    2. watch/read/play anime/manga/game all over again. This time focus on getting front, back, side (top isn't necessary) views of the character you intend to cosplay.
    Screenshot and save the images.
    Then draw out the different layers/pieces of clothing as you'd imagine they'd look like.
    (proceed to 3,4 OR 5)

    3. Tailor.
    Go to any cosplay friendly tailor, actually any tailors will work but if you don't want to feel too awkward, you might be more comfortable knowing that the tailor sees many 'nut-jobs' often. :p
    Take the time to EXPLAIN clearly what each piece of clothing should be like. Trust me, even after 1 hour of explanation, they still can get it wrong...
    * For the deadline, remember to LIE to the tailor. IF you need it by end june, tell them start of june. Better that they finish early than late.

    4. Cosplay specialty shops.
    Eg: Haru house, PanInTheBox, Otaku house... etc <note, otaku house has had some scandals wrt bad service>
    Bring your sketches from 2 to the shops or email them and ask for a quote.
    Sometimes, the shops will reject to help you liaise with a tailor. (Yes, happened to me before...)

    5. Make the costume yourself. OMG!
    Cloth, buttons...etc : Arab street/ Plaza Singapura (spotlight)/ Chinatown...etc
    For patterns, you can buy them at Spotlight, or I have a Cosmode issue which has patterns too, so you can try kinokuniya for cosmode.
    Yep, DIY all the way!

    How to get Wigs/shoes:
    1. Taobao. Man, this is getting predictable *good for shoes

    2. Cosplay shops... as above in how to get costumes.
    Note, prices of wigs in retail shops are often jacked up freaking high! It is cheaper to taobao it. But if you need them urgently, retail stores may have stock of it locally.

    How to get props:
    1. Taobao.
    Esp if it's something v v hard to create, ie: katanas
    Note: Make sure your prop is NOT metal. Metal swords will not make it past customs. Wooden ones will.

    2. DIY
    supplies: wood, clay, paints, styrofoam, chicken wire, craft foam...etc
    Artfriend is your best bet, Spotlight is next, popular may have some stuff you need too.

    3. Commission from your friendly sgcafe prop commisioners.
    uhh... go search the threads...
    there's some somewhere.

    4. Cosplay shops.
    Yep, they have the common props, ie: props from the more popular series.

    5. Specialty shops.
    Hey, nothing says cool more than a REAL metal sword! Head down to Caesars and other specialty stores!
    Note: most events require props to be crowd friendly and safe. wielding a metal sword in a throng of people might not be smart. Also, you DON'T want to be stopped by the police as a suspected terrorist...

    How to get makeup:
    uhh... right... look around, there's Watsons, Guardian, Sasa and a whole street full of makeup counters in Orchard road.
    Bring a friend along to help you choose the shades. (Note: this isn't fail-proof. Your friend might be as colorblind as yourself...)

    For special makeup (high coverage brands like Kryolan, special effects stuff like rigid colloidion, fake blood, face putty)
    Go and pluck up your courage to enter the makeup academies.
    Note: Staff will watch over you, so it is unnerving... but on the plus side, you can ask them to help you with your choices. Eg: face putty and skin plastic, what's the difference and which will be better for ______?

    For small amounts of face putty, face paints, fake blood... etc try your local costume shops like Party City.

    How to get started:
    1. assemble everything you need.
    2. costest. wear the costumes, wig, accessories, do makeup...etc
    3. imagine you are the character and try to act like him/her and pose.
    OR
    you can be like me, and wing it. NOT ADVISABLE!

    What to do before events:
    1. Read etiquette guide for events which has been stickied on the Cosplay Chat subsection of this forum.
    2. Decide how you will do this (change at event or home? Take public transport or cab?)
    3. Pack necessary stuff.
    4. Prepare yourself for photog wall. (trust me it's pretty darned scary! I'm not good with them)
    5,. Go to bed and get ready in the morning!
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    wow thanks for all the sources and advices

    about the make-up part, basic make-up is ok right? i mean most chara doesn't have that much of a difference in skin tone.

    oh and i try to act like any of the chara i like in the anime whenever i watch it so i guess i should be fine right?


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    When I do makeup for ppl I always try to cater to what they can accept, while I prefer to make it more dramatic, but ppl who are new to makeup are less tolerant of makeup.

    Basically, make your skin as flawless as you can get it (or at least make the camera believe so). Eyeliner, mascara, contour is basic.

    Looking at cosplay from different regions, I will have to say Singaporean cosplay tends to use heavy makeup, while other countries like Japan and Korea prefer more natural style.
    So there are large variations, find what is suitable.

    uhh... I'm not sure how to address the last bit.
    but so long you can transmit the feeling that the character has come alive from the series to the camera, it shouldn't be a problem.
    Normally you won't be acting alot at conventions, shopping and booth hopping is fun.
    I'll get into character for the photogs.
    There are some who do skits on the event floor, but those are usually group related events.

    right, I forgot to mention that you might want to join a group if you are apprehensive of solo-ing
    ---------------
    right now, I'm very bored, therefore the long winded posts.
    frankly, normally I'd be tiffed when I see ppl asking for advice w/o doing research on their own and experimenting.


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    But taobao, you must take abit of risk. I bought alot of items from there 1 or 2 are from some bad company and I ended spending for craps. The clothing are sewn really badly or have bad stiching. Ended up trying to salvage or throwing it away. But overall its a gd place to search for cosplay items. Just look closely at the pictures of the goods. they are usually a good enough indicator of how the product might look like if you buy it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonrhapsody View Post
    But taobao, you must take abit of risk. I bought alot of items from there 1 or 2 are from some bad company and I ended spending for craps. The clothing are sewn really badly or have bad stiching. Ended up trying to salvage or throwing it away. But overall its a gd place to search for cosplay items. Just look closely at the pictures of the goods. they are usually a good enough indicator of how the product might look like if you buy it.
    Well, it IS China afterall... Not being mean, but their quality control aren't all that great...

    Best way to get your assurance that the items are A-OK, is to buy from shops that cosplayers use ALOT.
    These are often linked in the threads offering TB spree service.

    Some people say use the diamonds and crowns symbols to gauge. I wouldn't know... haha I always ask some friends what they think. Cos I can barely read chinese anymore...


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    Well thankfully, the ones that came are alright, just bloody tight like a corsets. Still wearable (LUCKY!) I am now shipping another, just praying hard that it comes back alright.But how do you tell if that the shops is/are "A-OK"? That I might need to ask.


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    I don't like taobao too. There are too many craps there.
    I prefer to shopping on retail online store like cosplaysky.com
    I bought cosplay costumes there for many times. They are good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonrhapsody View Post
    Well thankfully, the ones that came are alright, just bloody tight like a corsets. Still wearable (LUCKY!) I am now shipping another, just praying hard that it comes back alright.But how do you tell if that the shops is/are "A-OK"? That I might need to ask.
    As mentioned. try to choose items from the sites which have the 'approval' of the spreers.
    There are many TB spree threads in the spree section of this forum.
    Some spreers have been nice enough to list some shops which they have found to be credible or reliable.
    Some even go to the extent of informing you which shop (although recommended) will have slow shipping.

    Go there skulk around. there's one thread with a very comprehensive list of shop links, from costumes to shoes, props and even subculture.


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    I'm a guy and yeah. There are a lot of girl cosplayers than guys.

    Cosplay is LOVE~ Starry Sky

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