I'm a 28 year old man... would it be weird to cosplay as Oliver?

#1Heartless18Posted 2/1/2013 7:02:30 PM
I'm thinking of making an outfit for an upcoming Comic-Con. I'm sure people would dig the costume, but it does feel a bit strange dressing up as a young boy. I'm going to try to get my girlfriend to dress up as Drippy so people would at least get the reference.

Thoughts?
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#2LeVulcanPosted 2/1/2013 7:03:14 PM
You should dress as Drippy and have your girlfriend dress as Oliver.
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#3Yuji KaidoPosted 2/1/2013 7:04:03 PM
Don't do it. I can't see anyone else other than someone Oliver's age or younger pulling it off.
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#4BurgerTime79Posted 2/1/2013 7:06:54 PM
I've been thinking of making a plush of cursed Drippy if one doesn't already exist already. I know of one person who would freak if I made one.
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#5578t7645uyb5Posted 2/1/2013 7:08:07 PM
Not at all, if you pull it off well (and it's a pretty simplistic costume) and look like you're enjoying yourself in pictures then I'm sure other people will love it.

The fact that your gf wants to do it too is pretty cool.

I respect you for doing it though.
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#6BurgerTime79Posted 2/1/2013 7:14:04 PM
Plenty of people (even female cosplayers) will do cosplays of younger or even older characters. To have someone Oliver's age doing the cosplay, that's a really cool thing to see. Someone older doing the cosplay, that's making the character your own.
Heck, look at the humanized variations people do of Pokemon characters. My wife and I found a great version of Empoleon that we may attempt to make for a local anime convention. I've done cosplays of Sora (Kingdom Hearts) and Klonoa.
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#7Aoshi_KnivesPosted 2/1/2013 7:17:47 PM
Yes.

A grown man dressing up as something else is sad. No offense meant but it is how I feel on the matter. I have never understood cosplay though so who cares about my opinion.
#8SinfullyvannilaPosted 2/1/2013 7:19:41 PM
Aoshi_Knives posted...
Yes.

A grown man dressing up as something else is sad. No offense meant but it is how I feel on the matter. I have never understood cosplay though so who cares about my opinion.


Have you never worn a jersey before? Same deal.
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#9dark trunksPosted 2/1/2013 7:21:17 PM
Yes, it would be weird. I can't imagine any grown man wearing this outfit and pulling it off. It's fine for a child, but not for a grown man.
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#10BurgerTime79Posted 2/1/2013 7:23:39 PM
The fact that you don't understand doesn't excuse you from making an insult and then saying "no offense".

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