Wearing the same cosplay for two consecutive days Is it a do or a don't?
Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:49 AM
Ok, this is my first year cosplaying (in the 5 years I've been going) and I was wondering-- as the title suggests -- whether it is acceptable to wear the same cosplay for multiple days. While this may seem like a ridiculous question to some, I just don't want to be scoffed at for something that I didn't know about.
Is it same rule that applies for wearing the same outfit to work/school for multiple days? Just don't do it?
Thanks for the help guys!
Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:53 AM
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:58 AM
personally i think if the costume can air out really well and you dont sweat into it at least a whole lot then i think it would be fine. just keep it clean and someplace where itll air out when you dotn wear it. mine is a japanese uniform that can get a little hot and sweat my back with my bag on. however i wear a decent t-shirt underneath so it doesnt effect the uniform. after i wear it i let it hang get a breeze through it or iron and steam through it a bit.
if its a skin tight body suit and you raelly sweat into that thing then it might be another story XD LOL
Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:37 AM
Friday: Atelier Pierrot Fashion Show Model (8am-2pm), Levy [Fairy Tail] (2pm-5pm), Vaporeon [Pokemon] (5pm-end)
Saturday: Mint Neko Fashion Show Model (8am-2pm), Vaporeon [Pokemon] (2pm-end)
Sunday: Levy [Fairy Tail] (all day)
Possibly Houndoom [Pokemon] part of Sunday.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:51 AM
You just have to make sure that you shower everyday and wear deodorant and all that.
And clean it in-between conventions.
Basically, just take the necessary precautions to prevent it from smelling. ^^;
Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:59 AM
There's some good suggestions in there. There is nothing wrong with wearing the same cosplay more than once. Just shower, hang up the outfit and febreze it, wear good deodorant/antiperspirant.. Um.. Also one of those tide instant stain remover pens are also nice to carry around.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:50 PM
Plenty of people only take one costume and wear it every day. A lot of times one costume is all someone has time/money for and it seems a waste to wear it only one day of the three day event you made it for.
As long as you're bathing and being hygienic. Basically the same rule for wearing pants or a cardigan several days in a row.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:13 AM
A note on Febreeze, though: If you're going to use it, use it LIGHTLY, or you risk choking everyone around you with a cloud of hideous chemical flower-smell...and if your costume's really rank, just put on some normal clothes! Few things are worse than stinky costume smell + overpowering febreeze smell mixed together. Yuck!
Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:45 AM
And the only reason this is an issue is that I can't afford to make more than one cosplay, and I worked really hard on this one. (So needless to say, I'm really proud of it.)
Anyway! Thanks for the responses!!!
Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:46 PM
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2013 Cosplay: Team Aqua Grunt (100%), Dressy Steampunk Lady (50%), Fluttershy Sweet Lolita (95%)
Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:24 PM
The first year I cosplayed, 2009, my friends and I did a steampunk group, full duck canvas and tweed materials for costumes all made by hand -- and it was in the mid 80s if I remember correctly. Just plan accordingly, with lots of fabreeze, ironing, a box full of needle and thread and buttons in case of a malfunction or rip, and maybe some good perfume/cologne!
This post has been edited by Dex_Link: 25 February 2013 - 11:24 PM
2012: DID NOT ATTEND 2013 cosplay: Team Rocket Luchador grunt, 'Pokemon'
Other Possible 2013 Cons: Anime Midwest, Wizard World Chicago, Dragon*Con
Possible 2014 cosplay: Steampunk, Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine, Green MMPR, Kyoryu Red Ranger