So this isn't really for an anime. It's still cosplay though? It's for the X-men Storm. You don't have to know about comic books to help me with this, just need google/bing/whatever else you're using. I'm going to a comic convention this upcoming November and I really want to do one of her costumes from the comic. My problem is that although I'm 20, old enough to wear tight black PVC and potentially look attractive doing it...I often get mistaken for a 16 year old.
I wanted to do this costume: Ultimate X-men Storm; Picture 2; Picture 3
However, can you imagine someone who looks like they're 16 doing this costume?...yeah.
What do I look like?
I'm 5"1, Storm is 5"8 in this series so I plan on using heels in my boot cover.
I have a similar skin-tone to Storm, possibly a shade lighter.
I'm pretty much in shape and plan to stay that way.
I think one of the reasons I get mistaken for being young is I do occasionally have mild acne, my hair isn't always super tidy and I'm short. If that's all it is then do you think I could still pull this off? If I have too I'll post a photo but, that requires me to find my camera.
So what do I really want from you?
1. What would you think if you saw someone between the ages of 16-20 years of age wearing this costume?
2. Using google/whatever can you find any other costumes you like and would be more appropriate?
3. Thoughts? Opinions?
I know I shouldn't care what other people think etc. but, really I just don't want to look stupid. I didn't pick this costume because I wanted to wear tight PVC and show mid drift. I just love the Storm in this comic. She has attitude, she's funny and I love her. So I really wanted to do this. I mean I could wait until I'm 22-24 but...I could be dead before then, who knows! Or I just might not have the money then since I'll be repaying back my college loans, black PVC is like $12.00/yd...expensive.
Oh and I'm making the costume.
I was thinking that I would modify it a little bit. If you notice the second two pictures, there are big "holes" for lack of a better word on the sides of the legs. The artist was really inconsistent so, in some scenes, usually when they're out on the town eating or something those are covered. So if that would make it less risque I'd probably leave those out of my costume. I know a lot of people use just plane spandex for their Storm costume's but, in the comic they specifically say they're made of black latex(which looks to me exactly like black PVC) so, that's what I want to use even though that alone would probably tone it down a bit.
This post has been edited by Ravenway: 31 May 2011 - 09:09 PM