shoopy, on 30 October 2010 - 11:59 AM, said:
i couldn't make it to acen 2010, but if i did, i would've totally recognized ur akira !! but im happy to hear that u will be bringing him again for 2011.
i'll be looking forward to it !
i personally had planned to go as shiki for .. i believe it was 2009. but it never happened .. due to some reasons (ehem, i mean, excuses.) but mostly because no one, or only very very few people will recognize the character, acen prop rules with katanas, and i didn't have akira with me. :/
Prop rules? Is the katana too long? (Does not know rules very well)
And even if people didn't recognize you, there are still con-goers who will take pictures of people with intresting costumes even if they don't know who the character is. (*cough*Like me!*cough*)And I'm pretty sure Shiki qualifies as that. (Seriously, it's hard to miss someone dressed head-to-toe in black. Unless they're a ninja.)
Yeah...unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) my Akira cosplay wasn't the best; the jacket was too large on me (I looked like I had giant chicken wings!), I didn't style the wig, and the knife was too huge (did not look at references well enough) and began to fall apart near the end of Acen.
Thankfully I'll be working to repolish my costume.
"No one can escape time; it delivers us all to the same end. You can't plug your ears or cover your eyes."
--Pharos; Persona 3
Cosplay plans for ACen:
Minato Arisato (MC/Protagonist)-Persona 3: DONE
Akira (default and white shirt)-Togainu no Chi: DONE
Pit -Kid Icarus: Uprising: In-Progress