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Cosplay "WHAT-IF?"
« on: January 01, 2005, 05:15:48 pm »
There is a Japanese animation currently running of Alexander Dumas' great work, 'The Count of Monte Cristo." Both of the last two movies made of the story (1975 and 2002) distort the story to the audiences of their times, usually by cutting whole characters and scenes out, and although I don't know if they cut out stuff in the anime, I -CAN- tell you the original story is nothing less that a feast! There is a recent English translation by Buss completed in 1996, and you can get it in SOFT cover at Powells for $5.98 - easily best entertaiment value I spent ALL last year!

OK, got my breath back.

ANYWAYS, -"SINCE"- the story is now an anime show, here's the fun part: CAN WE COSPLAY as Dumas' characters? If so, how important is it to appear as the character is drawn in the anime, if the original writer (Dumas, 1844-45) describes him or her otherwise?

What about if a character is in the novel but cut from the anime? (This would be like going to an SF/fantasy con as Tom Bombadil, who was in the books but cut from the LOTR movies...)

OR, If ever a Japanese animation studio decided to take on the story of Gettysburg, or Vicksburg, or Shiloh, would that 'legitimize' basic/generic/authentic US Civil War costuming?

What do you guys think?

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2005, 05:18:43 pm »
Hey, I wouldn't worry about it. Do what you like! I go as Hermione to Anime Cons all the time and I don't get any flak. ^_^

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2005, 04:28:53 pm »
A recognizable character is the key!

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2005, 04:54:44 pm »
Quote from: "Lizzie"
Hey, I wouldn't worry about it. Do what you like! I go as Hermione to Anime Cons all the time and I don't get any flak. ^_^

Heh, ask Bakazoku Joe about when he was Harry Potter at Sakuracon, I hear he met som elitists.

Generally I wouldn't worry about it.
I barely have any anime based cosplay planned for next year.
Unless somebody helps me crossplay Excel! That'd be awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2005, 06:30:41 pm »
i went as Dread Pirate Roberts from Princess Bride and people loved it, go as you want!
beware the ronime XD

Whats the point in being the director if i cant be evil dictator every once in a while?