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First cosplay thread?
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>>10124553
Oh damn, I need to get on my high school laptop and then post back here
My very first was the shittiest homestuck cosplay you can imagine, grey paint everywhere, plastic Halloween fangs, I think one of my friends made his shirt logo thing out of duct tape
Fucking excellent thread idea, anon!
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Thank god, I don't have any photos of it anymore. I posted it on DeviantArt and some creepy dude added it to a folder full of fap material, so I deleted it.
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How about babby's first coords?
On the left we have 14 year old me wearing what I believe was a pilgrim costume from Goodwill, at school, so that everyone can be sure to bring that up at the reunion
And on the right, we've got 14 year old me at the mall, across from Hot Topic naturally, wearing traditional goth ita garb after eating Sarku Japan and buying something cheap with silicone spikes on it from Claire's
You can't see it, but I bet you already guessed there's a pentagram choker under that arm
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2014 Cringe
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>>10124611
why would you even call this a "coord" when neither of them are lolita... at all. Not even ita, just not even the style...
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>>10124708
because they were baby's first?
this is just a fun thread
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Way back in 2011. Cosplayed Mariko Kurama from Elfen Lied when I was just a mere lass of 15. I'd like to revisit this cosplay someday, as I really like the character.
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>>10124690
Not bad, and this is coming from a huge Punisher fan. Did you by chance have a long black coat?
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>>10124710
holy shit, it's like I'm really back at a midwestern 'nerd culture' convention in 2009
This is excellent
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Ryu from Street Fighter. Pictures are long gone, but hey, it’s karate gi with a a red headband.
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>>10124553
Toph Beifong, from ATLA. And it was gloriously awful.
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>>10124709
it's not baby's first coord because it's not even an attempt to be lolita. what are you smoking?
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>>10124721
It looks like it was an attempt by a teen weeb, stop being a piss goblin and just let people have fun, I mean she’s literally making fun of herself, she obviously knows it’s shit
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>>10124711
Nah, I just bought this shirt from Walmart and a dude gave me some of his gear like the belt and gun holster.
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I was a shitty vocaloid nerd, So I was Yowane Haku. I have pictures somewhere, but they're staying buried, If i can help it.
I remember being so excited about my awful vest.
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>>10124710

go for it! a couple years ago i was in a cosplay trio for elfen lied and there's still a solid fandom.
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>>10124553
Old Flynn from Tron Legacy. I made a decent facsimile of his blazer-robe hybrid and paired it with white jeans, then added a sprayed-white toy ID Disc and grew my beard out.

Everyone kept asking if I was Jesus. I'm gonna say I nailed it thematically.
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>>10124721
My first attempt at lolita was a dress from target and a work shirt. Or does that not count because that’s not actually a coord? Not everyone’s first coord or attempt at lolita are with actual lolita pieces, that’s one of the things that makes it ita.
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>>10124553
My first one was 9S a few months ago. I had "cosplayed" before but I was far too young to count it in my opinion.
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>>10124553
My first and last cosplay was Orochimaru at the age of 14. I forced my poor mom to buy me a shitty, Chinese costume + wig from eBay for my birthday. Got some cheap purple eyeliner and smeared it all around my eyes. I never went to a con or something in it because I was too socially anxious, but I wore it around the house now and then. Unsurprisingly, the quality was really bad and it fell apart the same year. I still have the trousers from that costume though, they’re comfy to chill and work out in at home.
No pictures exist of me wearing it, which is probably a good thing, but it looked like pic related.
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>>10124794
You look like a good 9S anon, very slim.
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>>10124794
Do you have any contact information you are willing to share? After being into cosplay photography I now find myself in the position where a good friend is wanting to cosplay 2B and has asked me to do 9S with her (as she knew it was one of the few cosplays I'd like to try).

However I have no experience with cosplaying and would love to have someone to shoot questions to ,_,
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>>10124794
hey dude join faxcgl ok
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>>10124904
what is that anyways?
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ACEN 2013, what is essentially a closet cosplay of handsome jack.
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>>10124904
Sure! But what is faxcgl?
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>>10124991
Holy shit, I remember seeing you!
Me and my friends were laughing about the Mountain Dew
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>>10124904
>>10125022
Oh, is that like /fa/ x /cgl/? I'd be more than happy to, but i don't know what you mean by "join"!
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>>10124863
Sure! You can contact me on discord if you like.
Abbachio#7667
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>>10124611
>traditional goth ita garb
Even if this was meant to be funny, it's just absolutely cringeworthy.
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>>10124721
>>10125089
We get it, no one likes to be around you irl
Either that or you must have gone to her high school and have a vendetta
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I'm metrocop. So glad I retired this costume it was the most uncomfortable costume I'd ever worn.
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>>10125105
Neither actually, lol. Just calling out pretend lolita trash.
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>>10125117
>neither
Well, now I know for sure which it is
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>>10125105
not any of those anons, but she doesn't look like she even tried to be lolita at all, and I think that's what people here have issue with.
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>>10125139
>it's as though the high schooler did not understand the fundamentals of lolita fashion, and made a couple of floundering attempts
>baby's first coord

yeah never seen that before, we don't have an ita thread filled with literally that all the time
And I'm actually willing to give this one a pass because the girl was apparently fucking 14 at the time, acknowledges that it's bad, and has a sense of humor about it
unlike salty-chan up there
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>>10124721
Someone's on the rag. Dont stain your bloomers.
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Technically Cassidy from Team Rocket in 5th grade, my grandma made the dress for me, I actually wore it years later to a con in my 20s. I don't know how it still fit me since I'd went up 4 cup sizes since then along with weight.
First one I did for myself was Grovyle by that artist who did a bunch of human pokemon that was based off one of the killer chicks in that anime/dating sim. That poor wig and cheap fabric skirt.
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>>10124737
Wholesome post.
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really making me wish I got into it earlier. What is it like doing it so young?
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>>10125430
nice
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my first cosplay was a terrible Souls Evans cosplay back in 2011 with props made out of craft foam (not even painted just foam on the closest color to the prop), luckly or sadly, I lost the pics from that con, and I haven't seen any pics of said cosplay appear around.
And this is what I consider my actual first cosplay, I decided to try and properly get into cosplay since I helped some friend's with their's. made this last year for a local con in november.
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>>10125430
10/10
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Star wars OC. Started wearing it in 2016. No real military gear, shitty belt, broun pants, green jacket, desert yellow armless vest I put over, shitty red welder googles. I looked like a shitty concept art for star wars rebels. After 2 years I finally made it into something worth looking at with custom made belts, pouches, and all the nice things. Love hate relationship with OC cosplays
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>>10125439
IMMA KEEP IT REAL CHIEF... your first isn't so bad lol
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The wig was most definitely from party city making the whole thing one big shiny monster
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>>10125495
At least it wasn't a "sexy sith lord" bc I know a cosplayer who literally will not stop wearing her's.
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>>10125029
>my friends and i*
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>>10124553
it wasn't too bad for my first but my contour was orange as fuck
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Potato quality but this was Fanime 2000, when digital cameras were a myth and people went to cons with disposables. God the early 00s was a fun era of conventions.
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Me and my best friend did kanna and lucoa for our first cosplays (I’m kanna) I ended up doing the shawl design with embroidery, but that was the only thing I changed after this pic, it was also my first time doing much sewing at all, I know it’s not the greatest but I’m just proud I sewed it rather than buying it
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My first one was back in 2003! I wish I could post it here, but I've quit cosplay and joined Lolita and outing myself would be awful.

Anyway, it was a seifuku made of the worst possible materials, and was too much of a cheapo to wear wigs at that time lol I might have worn it around 5 to 7 different cons lol Bring back memories.
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>>10125641
kys
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>>10125495
I'm currently in the process of assembling my first costume for celebration next month (first real con as well).
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My first cosplay was about half a year ago at PAX. I wish I had been able to start sooner but life situations held me back from doing anything like this until last year. Hoping to do more and continue improving from here on out.
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>>10125960
Cute, I love this anon! I'd go to cons with you if I could!
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Was like 14 at the time
Didn't even like miku, I still don't know why I bought the cosplay.
Didn't go to a con in it either since I was a major scaredy cat.
Still have everything except the wig too somehow.
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>>10124611
No one wants lolitas in these threads
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>>10125628
OH MY FUCKING GOD! THIS. Is she a red/black twilek female? It's like every country has one. She wears it for 3 years now for every con.
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>>10125656
Oh heck yeah, Lina!!! My first attempts at her were... sure something. Yours looks fantastic!
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Cut out the mustache and painted the shoes and glasses myself

Getting to dance like a moron was worth it. So were the people who recognized it because they marked the hell out
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>>10126519
Won't lie, that's a slick cosplay and I would have lost my shit if I saw you at a con.
>>10126067
Thanks, glad you like it!
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>>10124553
It's a blessing for all of our eyes that there isn't a picture of my first """cosplay""". My cousin and I found out about anime conventions while casually scrolling the internet (I think we were watching amvs or something) and that there was one in our area happening that weekend (AX 2009). After managing to convince our families to let us go, pay for the tickets, and get our oldest cousin to take us, we decided that we wanted to wear costumes too.
In a fervor, we threw together the most god awful costumes humanly possible. We were in the middle of a Death Note craze so I put on black jeans and an inside out or backwards (can't remember which) white long sleeve shirt, messy eyeliner under my eyes, and did absolutely nothing to my medium length brown hair. My cousin borrowed a yellow-ish blazer, white button up, and red tie from her parents and put her long blonde hair into a low bun. The next day, we walked the con as two like 9-12 year old trash heaps. Oh and she brought a little notebook to write in as we walked and I had the tip of my thumb in my mouth, because of course we did. I remember getting lots of looks, but was too excited to be there, in "costume", and too fucking stupid to realize WHY they were looking until about an hour or two in when the embarrassment settled in.

I've been so scarred by the memory that I didn't return to cosplay until last year.
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>>10124808
Man, that evokes such a feeling. I wonder if its a parent rite of passage to see your kid occasionally walk around the house looking absolutely ape shit. My mom was so excited to see one of the wigs I was styling. To see her genuine excitement at something she didn't even know or give a fuck about for my sake was such a nice feeling. I still hang on to that happiness.
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>>10125624
Hetalia cosplays are such a mark of age. You look like you're really excited though, it's sweet :)
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>>10126294
Thank you, kind anon! I knew how to sew before cosplay but those pauldrons are definitely made of cardboard with felt hotglued to them and that wig is my greatest embarrassment.
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I was Spider-Man in the advanced suit at a local anime convention in January. I'd never been to a con before, but as soon as I walked in, a gang of other Spider-Men/Girls brought me into their group and we all hung out for a few hours.
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>when you can tell who the younger cosplayers are when everything is just store bought with uncut wigs.

back in the day when you had to actually make your own costumes/somehow attain a wig.
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>>10126859
>wearing a wig for your first cosplay
>not being so young and long ago you could only get wigs at Halloween so you just cosplayed characters with similar hair to yours
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My first con and first cosplay 11 years ago, I was Tayuya from Naruto (because why not make your first cosplay a minor villain?) My mom helped me make the costume with broadcloth, utility rope from Home Depot, my own hair, and wrapping extra cloth around my own flute for a prop. It's so cringy to look at, but it's also a great memory because I had a great time and it was also the only con I ever went to with my dad!
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I didn't wear it to a con till 2 years later and actually had a wig. (2009)
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I was invited to a con last minute so this was all I could throw together with my normal clothes
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>>10126955
And I decided on Cooking Mama about a week before my second con back in January.
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>>10126239
Dathomirian. I'm so tired of it. Her body paint is always terrible too.
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>>10124740
Oh good lord I was a huge vocaloid weeb too and I have cringe ass pics of me in shitty miku cosplay that I took in public. It hurts me to remember.
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Hajime Hinata from 2013, right when Danganronpa first really hit the west. That's not even a button-down shirt underneath, it's a white polo shirt. The tie design is made of masking tape.
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>>10126753
That's adorable
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>>10124553
Mine was a real low budget Luke in 2015 but I had a lot of fun puting together a somewhat lightsaber from pieces of junk. I was also with two friends as Han Solo and Leia
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>>10125114
What con was that? I might have a picture of you
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Couple pics from my Rosie Higgins Spider-Man cosplay. I did add a webbing pattern to the mask shortly after, but you get the jist.
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I don't have a picture of the very first one I did, but it was Sanji from One Piece. That was the first time I'd ever tried binding with ace bandages and my mom made me take them off like an hour after we got to the con because I started to feel physically sick.
Here's a picture from the year after though, when I cosplayed Spirit Albarn. There's almost no full body shots but that tie was a hot mess.
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>>10128298
Didn't you post a couple times in the help threads? I feel like I remember seeing progress pics. It looks great, man!
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>>10125739
nice usakumya
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“Summer Uniform Wigless Eli Ayase.” That ill-fitting shirt...brown shoes with PATTERNED navy socks...argh, I hate it. But I was happy, so I’m fine with it.
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oh god, this was like 2013 at pax? i was too scared to cut my wig and made my best friend's mom help me with sewing. did i even know what makeup was??
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>>10126955
>>10126956
good shit
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Dressed as Ranma Saotome at Anime Expo 2000 (the year J-List pretty much got AX banned from Disneyland Hotel). Entire HS friend group went as the cast.

I wish I wasn't older. There's no way I can dress as a 16 year old character ever again. Unless people want to see Ranma with a beard. lol
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I think I was 13 or 14. Makes me laugh when I look at it now.
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I envy people that started so young to cosplay. I'm 23 and finishing my first cosplay, but it seems hard to find people of my age at conventions that cosplay. All my friends around 14-15 hated all this shit and going to a con in a nearby city by myself wasn't viable until now.
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First handmade cosplay
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>>10128746
Nobody gives a fuck. Dress up, man. Do you honestly give a shit what a bunch of weebs think of you? Don't hold yourself back from what makes you happy.
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>>10128809
Same but 27. Only discovered cons last year and I can't imagine going to a con as a teen, it must be such an amazing time.
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>>10124794
No problem here. Skinny legend
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>>10128814
ahhh you look really cute anon.
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First ever proper cosplay was Rolling Girl Miku. Can’t say it was a great first attempt...
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>>10127470
I think that time was at Los Angeles Comikaze



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