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Posted: Jul 29th 2011 10:32AM eLdritchZ said

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@Beau Hindman Oh it sure does!

How can anyone proclaim that this: http://www.drachenfest.info/fileadmin/user_upload/inhalts_daten_2010/fun/Drachenfest-2008_poster.jpg is not frakking awesome! :D
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Posted: Jul 29th 2011 10:38AM Beau Hindman said

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@eLdritchZ Is that the one in Germany? Sweet!

Beau
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Posted: Jul 29th 2011 10:44AM MJ Guthrie said

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@eLdritchZ
Totally awesome! I would love to check that event out.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2011 12:02PM pcgneurotic said

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@Beau Hindman

My cousin in London makes good side-money doing just that - except he and his girlfriend make leather and chainmail armour pieces!
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Posted: Jul 29th 2011 12:35PM eLdritchZ said

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@Beau Hindman yeah it's called "Dragon Faire". About 3000 players each year =) You'd have a lot of fun there... you don't even have to speak german :D
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Posted: Jul 29th 2011 1:14PM eLdritchZ said

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@eLdritchZ here's some video footage from Dragon Faire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K81zUW2VjXY

and this one because I'm in it :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USn0O2DmWn4&feature=related
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Posted: Jul 29th 2011 9:21AM Rimeshade said

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Yep, cosplayed as Axel from Kingdom Hearts this year, thinking of going as Columbo for the local Hallow'een party and might try out Vergil for next year.

Posted: Jul 29th 2011 9:35AM Pingles said

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I admire people who could do that stuff. I don't have the balls for it.

I recently went into a McDonalds and the store was packed with folks in costume. No idea what they were attending (this is near San Jose Convention Center) but they were having a blast.

They didn't care what anyone thought, they were just having fun with their friends. Good for them.

Posted: Jul 29th 2011 12:14PM wfseg said

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@Pingles

Probably Fanime. Anyways, I agree with you there. Admire them, but can't do it myself.
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Posted: Aug 1st 2011 3:54AM Sherbert said

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@Pingles

Yeah it probably was. I dressed up as Snow Villiers from FFXIII with my friend Sazh. It was an awesome event, had a ton of fun. I had never done cosplay before, but I figured if I'm going to go I had to dress up too. Check out some videos on youtube of the event, some of the costumes were mindblowing! Just search for Fanime 2011 and look at the ones from acksonl. Just wow! I wish I could have gone to Anime Expo and Comic-Con. Some awesome stuff there too. If you're remotely interested go for it! You won't regret it. :D You meet a ton of new people and make a ton of friends!
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Posted: Jul 29th 2011 9:40AM Tizmah said

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Telling someone to grow up for cos-playing is like telling an adult to grow up when they dress up on Halloween. People enjoy dressing up sometimes. This has been around for centuries when people get dressed up in outfits that may seem unusual when they are inspired by something.

Maybe some of you can get out of your narrow minded, self conscious selves.

And saying only sexy women should dress up in cos-play because that's all you like? Wow, how about quit being degrading of women?

I'll stay a child then, rather than becoming some selfish pig who treat women as objects to look at.

Posted: Jul 29th 2011 9:43AM Amusednow said

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I don't have self esteem issues that I need to dress up as something else.

Posted: Jul 29th 2011 9:52AM Greyhame said

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I've considered it, but never done it. There are some crazy cosplay costumes out there though, done by some very talented people. If I were to do it, chances are it would be relatively plain.

Posted: Jul 29th 2011 9:55AM BigNastey said

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No

Posted: Jul 29th 2011 9:55AM UnknownUser said

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Does it count if the game character was really a television character that became a game character decades later?

I seem to remember dressing up as Mr. Spock for Halloween back when I was five or six...and ST:TOS was still on the air.

Posted: Jul 29th 2011 10:12AM Rhazes said

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People bitching about Cosplay remind me of old people bitching about video games.

Life is short have fun.

Posted: Jul 29th 2011 10:32AM Rodj Blake said

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I was at one of the London Eve meets a few years ago when this bloke dressed as a monk walked in and we all congratulated him for taking the effort to look like an Amarrian.

It turned out he was a part of a stag do who had got seperated from his compatriots..

Posted: Jul 29th 2011 10:41AM eLdritchZ said

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Never done any cosplay tbh.

But I have done a lot of LARPing in my time ;) After all it's rather a popular thing over here in good ol' germany.

Even got payed by the local cinema to turn up in Orc costume for the LotR premieres :D

Also, there's nothing better then walking into a McDonald's after a big con with 20 folks to order some burgers in costume :P

Some of the commenters here might want to contemplate their attitudes though... quite shocking to see so much hate... As gamers you should know better...

Posted: Jul 29th 2011 10:57AM nomoredroids said

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@eLdritchZ

Pretty sure being a gamer never required me to dress up as anything else. Or dress at all, since I do most of it on the computer. THINK ABOUT THAT.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2011 12:37PM eLdritchZ said

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@nomoredroids good job not getting the point. here, have a brown star
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