PAX Prime 2015 Cosplay

arwen_doll16_LOTRarwen_doll16_LOTR CommanderRegistered User regular
edited September 2014 in PAX West
Welcome to the PAX Prime 2015 costume thread!

Yes, it has already begun!! Work on a new PAX costume starts as soon as the recovery from the last PAX is over!

What is everyone planning on doing for their costumes for 2015?
Any big ideas or even just concepts of what you might want to do?
Games or other things coming out or are already out that you might want to base a costume off of?
Got any questions about how to make something or need opinions and advice?
Want to show off your work and post pics?
Find more members for your costume group or talk about a costume contest?

You have found the right place, now post to your hearts content!
Can't wait to see everyone's awesome work this year!

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Please keep in mind this post will be updated as often as possible to provide current information.

FAQS:
Are there really that many people that cosplay for PAX?
There are enough of us that you are reading this thread!

I'm not sure if I want to dress up, what do you think?
Dressing up is a personal choice. No one will judge you either way.

Does my costume have to be video game related?
Not at all! There are a wide variety of costumes from all themes in geek culture from Doctor Who to Power Rangers, anime to video games! If you want to wear a costume then do it!

I am a beginner at costume making, any advice?
Many people will have many different things to say about this. At the heart of it all is to stick to your comfort zone. Never sewn a thing in your life? Don't make a full Princess Peach gown. Start out with something simple enough that you can make it, and make it well enough for YOU to be proud of. Don't get intimidated by others. Many people who do the large scale things have been at this a while. Also, nothing wrong with taking some pieces from your own wardrobe or the store and using them.

I have a cool prop weapon, can I bring it!? (this is the biggest one of all so please read on carefully!)
Please refer to these rules first and use common sense. If you ABSOLUTELY cannot find the answer to your question then please put them in a message to AaronC who is the security manager of PAX.
Do not flood him with questions if your answer can be found here!!!

PAX ATTENDEE COSTUME WEAPON POLICY
The official policy is as follows:
Weapons Check Policies

All prop weapons brought to the show MUST be approved at the Info Booth (on the 4th floor by the large set of escalators) as soon as you arrive. We will be looking for the following criteria:

It cannot fire any sort of projectile. (Nerf guns are only allowed if they have been deactivated and cannot fire.)
It cannot be an airsoft weapon. (Yes, even if it’s deactivated.)
It cannot be sharp or pointy enough to cut or pierce someone with moderate pressure. This includes all real swords, daggers and knives. It also includes ceramic blades, needles, syringes and anything that can pierce (for example, a Little Sister syringe made of wood would not be allowed)

Upon approval, your weapon and badge will be tagged and cataloged.

What kind of restrictions on clothing are there?
As an attendee the only restriction is that your man or lady bits are not showing. For women your breasts should be covered as well. If you (as an attendee, not a paid employee of an exhibitor) want to wear the equivalent of a bikini, you can.

The restrictions for clothing apply to people working for Exhibitors (do not worry about these rules unless you are working for an Exhibitor, in that case, please refer to your employer).

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THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND IF GOING IN COSTUME:
*See weapons policy and peace bonding sections above for prop weapons (this really can't be stressed enough!)

*You will want to wear comfortable shoes. Shoes are required at all times anyways. Even if they do not match this is a HUGE deal. If you don't think you can walk all day in them, then don't do it.

*You will most likely get stopped for photos (especially if your costume is good). If you don't feel like it then simply tell the person that you are not doing pictures right now but to come find you later, the main thing is to be polite. Keep in mind also that some people are fans of "ninja photos", they walk by and nonchalantly snap a photo of you while you are simply standing there or eating, or...anything really. Once again be polite and sometimes you may even offer to take a nice photo for them (without your mouth full of food!).

*When taking pictures try to move out of the crowd and off to the side where there is less traffic (I am sure the person wanting the picture will also understand).

*The convention center will be hot. Keep this in mind especially for costumes with layers. Fake layers (fake collars, half sleeves that are sewn into a shirt to make it look like layers etc.) are all neat tricks to saving you from sweating like crazy.

*Weight of a costume can be a big issue. Think about it practically. If you can't carry the weight of a costume on you for the time that you will be in the center then don't wear it. Try to lighten up the load with hollow structures and the like. Remember that costumes don't always have to be the exact proportions of the original to look good.

*Costume size can also be a problem. Keep in mind that you will be wearing this into a convention center full of tons of people. No one wants to get smacked in the face by your giant Jesse from Pokemon wig or by your Final Fantasy bigger than a person sword.

*Swag is a very common thing, try to have a plan of where you will keep all your awesome shirts, buttons, magnets, games, etc. Matching bags are always a popular option. Having a buddy to help carry your stuff is also another option. Please note, there is no coat check or spare room to keep stuff in for attendees. It all depends on personal preference but is something to keep in mind.

*Freshness can be a little lacking by the third day of being in costume (this is not meant to offend anyone but this should be addressed). Try to change at least any underlayers to your costume everyday. If this can't happen then try to hang up the costume in your room for the night so that it can at least air out (febreeze isn't a bad option either). Wear deodorant and any other freshening toiletries that you prefer and shower each day to keep yourself and your costume nice and fresh.

*Finally, it is a good idea to carry a few safety pins (or your costume equivalent) with you to make on the fly repairs while at the convention center. Accidents happen, especially the more people you add to a situation. It would be a shame for someone to step on the hem of Kaylee's Fluffy Layer Cake Dress and have it rip and leave you exposed.

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GROUPS:
If you have a group page that you would like to have posted here then please PM me!
Keep in mind that most groups make a Facebook page to connect and organize through since things can get lost easily on this thread.

Mass Effect
(This is a closed Facebook group, if you would like membership then please make sure that you either message me (arwen_doll16_LOTR) here on the PA forums, or make your albums with your Mass Effect costume progress public so that an admin will approve you.)

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GROUP MEETUP TIMES AND LOCATIONS:
TBA
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CONTESTS:
S2 Games is running a cosplay contest at PAX Prime 2014.
There will be a masquerade walk Saturday, August 30 @ 12pm.
S2 Games will also be host to a Cosplay Competition at PAX Prime hosted Saturday, August 30th @ 2pm
The details for the competition can be found Here
Check the link for further details as the event gets closer and to sign up!

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  • InitialdorInitialdor Seattle's Carl Registered User regular
    edited February 2015
    My plans are on one wager: If the Seahawks repeat the championship, Seattle's Carl will return!

    Edit (After SB49): Nothing doing. The real Carl was undefeated in Stone Cold Locks for the Super Bowl until tonight... Let me just quote Cowboy Bebop's Radio Free Mars and say "No sponsors, no commercials, and no guarantees, kids. These are the only rules." So, Bill Bellicheat won... "Any given Sunday." No guarantees.

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  • Hoboking006Hoboking006 Registered User regular
    edited September 2014
    I'm thinking of going as the engineer from TF2 and/or Voodoo Joe. Maybe crochet a little zombie and have him sit on my shoulder and have another one drop from my sleeve as a marionette.

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    May PAX be upon you.
  • hml151hml151 Registered User regular
    I have to completely redo my moogle costume, cousin put jeans in the wash with it. So new design yay! I will be returning with moogle (been with that one since 2009, making another for a friend) and Luigi (will be modifying it a lot). I will be doing a borderlands 2 mechromancer costume from scratch too. Hope to start sewing by June, limited right now due to shoulder surgeries. I do look forward to playing again this year, hopefully get tickets.

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  • kaZombiekaZombie AlbertaRegistered User regular
    Me and my group plan on having all dragon age cosplays for 2 days. One day will be our characters, I have sera, and then we have a dorian, cassandra, and blackwall. Another day we plan on wearing halamshiral outfits as our characters.

    I am contemplating doing some N7 armor but that isn't 100% yet

    And then most likely a burial at sea elizabeth

  • MrPulsarMrPulsar Registered User regular
    edited March 2015
    I am thinking of dressing as Corvo for this years PAX, if I can get tickets. It'd be my first time cosplaying and a few of my friends have told me it isn't easy by any means; but they usually dressed in home-made spartan armor. The hardest thing for Corvo will be the mask, which I'll likely buy or spend month-and-months making myself (a lot of work). I don't think I'll bring the folding blade or any of his weapons. It'd be cool if I could get some kind of contraption for the outsider's mark he has on his hand. Make it glow or something.

    There's definitely online resources for 'buying' Corvo's outfit/mask. But I am torn on the idea simply buying it or making the costume myself.

    For example here is a picture of a mask someone has made:
    [Link] (via DeviantArt) (This is 3D, sorry, but a good reference)

    As for his outfit, buying it would be the simple thing. I may just make a few parts of it myself as some of the sites that sell it have great suits and such, but the 'accessories' look a little flimsy and I would prefer the belts/buttons/etc. look authentic and not like really thin pieces of fake leather.

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  • ClaidiClaidi Registered User new member
    If I can get tickets I'm definitely going to try a Leliana cosplay from DA:I. Tunic shouldn't be too hard, but those boots though...

  • Nfan10039Nfan10039 Toronto (Seattle bound)Registered User regular
    I may try crossplaying as the female inkling from Splatoon. I'll otherwise be Luigi.

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  • CortexianCortexian Calgary, AlbertaRegistered User regular
    If my Mandalorian costume is finished by PAX, I'll probably be donning that. If not, Stargate SG-1 again.

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  • WolfmanASTNWolfmanASTN Registered User regular
    edited March 2015
    My friends and I are planning to do some Borderlands Cosplays. I'm gonna be crossplaying Moxxi, with my friends most likely being Lilith and Wilhelm.
    For the rest of the days I'm thinking of doing Bigby Wolf and I'm torn between Ratchet or crossplaying Lightning, I really want to make the gunblade xD

    And i really hope they have an official cosplay contest this year, that way they can use one of the theaters and more people will be able to join in and watch, instead of a bunch of people crowding around a booth in the middle of the showfloor.

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  • BekerBeker Child's Play Program Director SeattleRegistered User, Penny Arcade Staff regular
    And i really hope they have an official cosplay contest this year, that way they can use one of the theaters and more people will be able to join in and watch, instead of a bunch of people crowding around a booth in the middle of the showfloor.

    While I have no information on what is being planned, I will say anyone can submit a panel to use one of the theaters. It doesn't have to be an actual panel, you could organize and submit a costume contest or show yourselves. The theater room content is mostly built from community submissions.

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  • RavenHuskyRavenHusky Registered User regular
    I'm going to be cosplaying as Robin from Fire Emblem/Smash Bros. at SakuraCon this weekend, and if I can get a better Levin Sword made/ordered before PAX, I might pull the costume out again for PAX.

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  • neo_blade01neo_blade01 Registered User regular
    I'm going to be cosplaying as Aiden Pearce from Watch Dogs. I'm hoping to get a group together with Clara, Jordi, or even T-Bone.

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  • Hoboking006Hoboking006 Registered User regular
    edited April 2015
    After having a year to think about it, I've decided to go as vacation Sergeant Hatred,
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    Along with my old Vox Populi costume.

    This let's me repurpose my combat boots and use cargo pants for carrying things, and hopefully I won't sweat out a Hawaiian shirt. Plus since I've been weight lifting in prep for next year's Duke Nukem cosplay I have a weird mix of muscle and belly fat (no need to cut till the zeroth hour) that should work perfectly.

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  • BombClancyBombClancy Sugar Lady Registered User regular
    edited April 2015
    I have four that I want to do, but Rage & GW2 are certain :)
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  • ScunosiScunosi WashingtonRegistered User regular
    I'm hoping to do Garnet from Steven Universe, but it will involve a lot of spandex which is pricey and I've never sewn before so I'm nervous. I would also want to make operable gauntlets which I've seen people do tutorials on for Vi from LoL but that'd be a lot of work as well. And then her wig I'd be constructing using another LoL tutorial I found for Lulu's hat...all in all it'd be a very work intensive cosplay which is why I'd have to start super early.

    I just did Amethyst for Sakuracon and have a ton of body paint left over so I'll likely do her again. But I may not actually use the body paint as a body suit would be more convenient and take less time (body paint took an extra 1.5-2 hours each morning I did her) so I may not actually use up the paint like I want. Besides the paint the rest of her was easy to make and would just need a wash. I'd probably make her whip so I have a nice prop this time though, and I'd need to think of a better way to attach her gem than just using gross amounts of spirit gum, it started to get itchy later in the day.

    I currently don't have any other plans though I do have plenty of older costumes I can recycle from TF2 or Pokémon. I'll have to see if my boyfriend has anything in mind for a couple cosplay (which I love doing) or if he'll be doing his own thing. And after cosplaying for Sakuracon I think he's a little burned out at the moment so that may take a while...

  • kojirodensetsukojirodensetsu Registered User new member
    I have a question about the weapon policy. My friend was wondering if a bow would be allowed. Obviously she wouldn't bring any kind of arrow. I know it says "It cannot fire any sort of projectile. (Nerf guns are only allowed if they have been deactivated and cannot fire.)" But a bow without arrows is essentially a piece of wood. And I know that at PAX they sell wooden swords. So I would just like some clarification with bows specifically are also not allowed.

  • Hoboking006Hoboking006 Registered User regular
    I have a question about the weapon policy. My friend was wondering if a bow would be allowed. Obviously she wouldn't bring any kind of arrow. I know it says "It cannot fire any sort of projectile. (Nerf guns are only allowed if they have been deactivated and cannot fire.)" But a bow without arrows is essentially a piece of wood. And I know that at PAX they sell wooden swords. So I would just like some clarification with bows specifically are also not allowed.

    If the bow can shoot an arrow, i.e. has a good spring potential, it's probably not safe. That being said I think we're supposed to ask these questions on Zerzhul's official Pax Prime 2015 Q&A thread.

    May PAX be upon you.
  • AaronCAaronC Enforcer - Lieutenant Portland OregonRegistered User regular
    This is the best place to ask costume specific questions. I'm the guy who has ultimate say so if it's ok or not.

    Lot's of people have bows, there are two things we will ask you to do, please don't bring a bow that has a string under tension that can be used to shoot a real arrow. If you have a real bow, then mock up a string or something that can't be drawn back.

    You can bring arrows, just make sure they do not have a sharp or pointy tip. Most people bring fake arrows that may stay in a quiver or have blunted tips.

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    I have a question about the weapon policy. My friend was wondering if a bow would be allowed. Obviously she wouldn't bring any kind of arrow. I know it says "It cannot fire any sort of projectile. (Nerf guns are only allowed if they have been deactivated and cannot fire.)" But a bow without arrows is essentially a piece of wood. And I know that at PAX they sell wooden swords. So I would just like some clarification with bows specifically are also not allowed.
    That being said I think we're supposed to ask these questions on Zerzhul's official Pax Prime 2015 Q&A thread.
    AaronC already answered this for this specific topic, but just to clarify the FAQ/Q&A thread is to ask questions that don't have an active thread topic and aren't broad enough to support significant discussion. Not every question needs a new thread or needs to be its own topic. Something like cosplay obviously is a topic broad enough that we already have a thread about it, and there's no issue with asking questions in a thread that is already relevant to that topic.

    The goal is so that we don't have a bunch of threads that have titles like "What time does PAX open?" or "How do I get to the WSCC from Pike Place Market?" that can be answered with one post and will clutter up the forum.

    There's also nothing /wrong/ with asking ANY question in the FAQ thread! If a cosplay question gets asked there, I'll probably just refer that poster to this thread :)

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  • itsshortstuffitsshortstuff CARegistered User regular
    My boyfriend and I are finally going to cosplay. We'd like to do three each, hopefully we'll finish in time. We're first timer so we'll see!

    Jubilee & Cyclops - 90's X-Men
    Debonair jayce & Debonair vi (both gender bent) - LoL
    Expatriette & setback (broken city) - sentinels tactics boardgame

    We've already started on the weapons. I've made foam guns for expatriette but they still need to be detailed. He's got foam structures for vi's gauntlets. I've measured and drawn most of the hammer head for Jayce and have a foam structures for the butt of the hammer.

    Have yet to get our hands on a sewing machine but we should have one at the end of this week. We both are pretty much newbs at sewing too haha.

    WolfmanASTN
  • PerestroikaPerestroika Registered User regular
    My lineup is looking like:

    Elise de la Serre from "Assassin's Creed: Unity," Hilda from Rooster Teeth's "X-Ray and Vav," Squirtle Squad with a couple of friends, and my Hero from "Sunset Overdrive."

    Holy cosplay, Batman!

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  • cnepoycnepoy Registered User new member
    I have been planning on cosplaying as Kratos from God of War this year. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with full body makeup.

    Currently I am leaning towards PAX makeup (unrelated to PAX prime. weird that it's the same acronym). I mostly got the idea from this review.

    I need to try it out, but if anyone has any other suggestions, I would love to hear them and I could try a couple options. It needs to be makeup that can cover my entire body for the 4 days of PAX (reapplying some to clean it up a bit in the mornings).

  • FargothFargoth Registered User regular
    I'm looking to do my Persona 5 protagonist phantom thief cosplay and maybe a reprise of my Hatty Hattington box head from last year still thinking about trying out a league cosplay

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  • WolfmanASTNWolfmanASTN Registered User regular
    edited May 2015
    cnepoy wrote: »
    I have been planning on cosplaying as Kratos from God of War this year. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with full body makeup.

    Currently I am leaning towards PAX makeup (unrelated to PAX prime. weird that it's the same acronym). I mostly got the idea from this review.

    I need to try it out, but if anyone has any other suggestions, I would love to hear them and I could try a couple options. It needs to be makeup that can cover my entire body for the 4 days of PAX (reapplying some to clean it up a bit in the mornings).

    I don't know much about body paint, but I do know PAX is hot, you will sweat, and you will need to take a shower. Not to mention your body paint could stain whatever you're sleeping on, and if it's hotel sheets you're gonna end up having to pay for them.

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  • ScunosiScunosi WashingtonRegistered User regular
    cnepoy wrote: »
    I have been planning on cosplaying as Kratos from God of War this year. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with full body makeup.

    Currently I am leaning towards PAX makeup (unrelated to PAX prime. weird that it's the same acronym). I mostly got the idea from this review.

    I need to try it out, but if anyone has any other suggestions, I would love to hear them and I could try a couple options. It needs to be makeup that can cover my entire body for the 4 days of PAX (reapplying some to clean it up a bit in the mornings).

    I don't know much about body paint, but I do know PAX is hot, you will sweat, and you will need to take a shower. Not to mention your body paint could stain whatever you're sleeping on, and if it's hotel sheets you're gonna end up having to pay for them.
    I've been hanging out a lot on Cosplay.com lately and I believe PAX is a kind of latex body paint. Regular body paint (think the face paint kind) do rub off if they're not properly set, but PAX (and any latex paint) shouldn't as far as I'm aware. They're much more long-term. Even regular body paint can be sealed so it doesn't rub off on people though. I used body paint for an Amethyst (Steven Universe) cosplay and it never rubbed off any anyone else as far as I can tell, the only places it got worn down were the usual friction spots like armpits and elbows.

    Looking at a full body paint job is daunting though, and super time-intensive. My usual recommendation (especially after my personal experience with how long it took just to do my top for Amethyst [probably 1.5-2 hours each morning]) is if you're looking at something that's going to cover that much of you, look into getting a body suit and painting the pattern on that. From a distance it'll look the same, maybe better since it'll be more consistently covered, and then you don't have to worry about redoing it again the next day, just put the suit back on. I mean if you're a pro feel free, but for someone who may be doing it for the first time, the body suit will solve so many problems before they even start.

  • hml151hml151 Registered User regular
    edited May 2015
    Scunosi wrote: »
    I've been hanging out a lot on Cosplay.com lately and I believe PAX is a kind of latex body paint. Regular body paint (think the face paint kind) do rub off if they're not properly set, but PAX (and any latex paint) shouldn't as far as I'm aware. They're much more long-term. Even regular body paint can be sealed so it doesn't rub off on people though. I used body paint for an Amethyst (Steven Universe) cosplay and it never rubbed off any anyone else as far as I can tell, the only places it got worn down were the usual friction spots like armpits and elbows.

    Body suit sounds great for cnepoy but please no latex suits. I was so careful last year asking but somehow I missed on and I had a really bad allergic reaction all other my right arm from the latex. It makes me really off, I want pictures with my fellow cosplayers but I run risks because sometimes they don't even realize there is latex in the material. I do paint body suits, if I get healthy enough I will be painting a mech arm for my borserlands mechromancer costume.

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  • cnepoycnepoy Registered User new member
    edited May 2015
    I don't know much about body paint, but I do know PAX is hot, you will sweat, and you will need to take a shower. Not to mention your body paint could stain whatever you're sleeping on, and if it's hotel sheets you're gonna end up having to pay for them.

    I have tested it a little. I covered my left hand and made it entirely white and slept on it. It began to peel the next day, though, which may be because I didn't use enough Pros-Aide (PAX makeup is just Prose-Aide adhesive and acrylic paint).
    Scunosi wrote: »
    Looking at a full body paint job is daunting though, and super time-intensive. My usual recommendation (especially after my personal experience with how long it took just to do my top for Amethyst [probably 1.5-2 hours each morning]) is if you're looking at something that's going to cover that much of you, look into getting a body suit and painting the pattern on that. From a distance it'll look the same, maybe better since it'll be more consistently covered, and then you don't have to worry about redoing it again the next day, just put the suit back on. I mean if you're a pro feel free, but for someone who may be doing it for the first time, the body suit will solve so many problems before they even start.

    I appreciate the suggestion and for some cosplays in the future, I may totally do that, but it just doesn't seem fitting for Kratos to me. This is something I am totally willing to put a lot of time (and money:P) into. I want it to be something that looks really good close up (as you are often close to people at pax). I don't know what it entails to be a pro, but I would like my costume to be indistinguishable from a professional one.

    I'm growing facial hair, will be shaving my head, waxing my body (for sake of makeup), and am currently working out every day and carefully monitoring what I eat to really go all out on this cosplay. I graduate in June and my job doesn't start until the end of September, so I've made this cosplay part of my "occupation" for this summer, lol. I don't foresee myself having another opportunity in my life to just go crazy on a cosplay like this. I don't want to mess any of it up because of not being able to find an adequate way to make my skin pale and red.

    I just want to know what the best possible body paint is out there and from I have read online, it sounds like that is PAX paint. I would like to know, though, if anyone has any experience with it or anything else that they have tried to color their body.

    Thanks again for the replies, WolfmanASTN and Scunosi

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  • puddingforbearspuddingforbears Registered User new member
    I'm planning on doing Elizabeth Comstock, the Burial at Sea version. It'll be my first foray into any kind of cosplay so I want something that won't be too hard to put together!

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  • zepallicazepallica Portland, OregonRegistered User regular
    edited May 2015
    I didn't learn nothin' from my disastrous Brick 2014 pax cosplay, going to try again! Something less crafty Booker Dewitt probably or maybe something from the final fantasy universe. Need to start earlier this time.

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  • utterotterutterotter Registered User regular
    cnepoy wrote: »
    I don't know much about body paint, but I do know PAX is hot, you will sweat, and you will need to take a shower. Not to mention your body paint could stain whatever you're sleeping on, and if it's hotel sheets you're gonna end up having to pay for them.

    I have tested it a little. I covered my left hand and made it entirely white and slept on it. It began to peel the next day, though, which may be because I didn't use enough Pros-Aide (PAX makeup is just Prose-Aide adhesive and acrylic paint).
    Scunosi wrote: »
    Looking at a full body paint job is daunting though, and super time-intensive. My usual recommendation (especially after my personal experience with how long it took just to do my top for Amethyst [probably 1.5-2 hours each morning]) is if you're looking at something that's going to cover that much of you, look into getting a body suit and painting the pattern on that. From a distance it'll look the same, maybe better since it'll be more consistently covered, and then you don't have to worry about redoing it again the next day, just put the suit back on. I mean if you're a pro feel free, but for someone who may be doing it for the first time, the body suit will solve so many problems before they even start.

    I appreciate the suggestion and for some cosplays in the future, I may totally do that, but it just doesn't seem fitting for Kratos to me. This is something I am totally willing to put a lot of time (and money:P) into. I want it to be something that looks really good close up (as you are often close to people at pax). I don't know what it entails to be a pro, but I would like my costume to be indistinguishable from a professional one.

    I'm growing facial hair, will be shaving my head, waxing my body (for sake of makeup), and am currently working out every day and carefully monitoring what I eat to really go all out on this cosplay. I graduate in June and my job doesn't start until the end of September, so I've made this cosplay part of my "occupation" for this summer, lol. I don't foresee myself having another opportunity in my life to just go crazy on a cosplay like this. I don't want to mess any of it up because of not being able to find an adequate way to make my skin pale and red.

    I just want to know what the best possible body paint is out there and from I have read online, it sounds like that is PAX paint. I would like to know, though, if anyone has any experience with it or anything else that they have tried to color their body.

    Thanks again for the replies, WolfmanASTN and Scunosi

    Go all out and have fun. Don't let the naysayers get you down, but listen to the cautionary tales to make your outfit better. You will have so much fun. Go big and you will enjoy it and so will everyone else.

  • TinyBoxBriTinyBoxBri Registered User new member
    My best friend just agreed to cosplaying with me. It's her first time and my second, but my first time wearing a cosplay at a convention. We're going as Joel and Ellie from The Last of Us, but I'm going as gender-bent Joel. As of right now, I have everything I need except for the flannel and the backpack, but I'm not super worried about finding a hunter green flannel I can beat to a pulp. Same with a rucksack. I'm a little bit worried about my reception, but I think that's just newbie nerves talking.

  • EnticeEntice Registered User new member
    edited June 2015
    I'll be there with my Bloodborne hunter for sure. I may bring Loki as well, but I'm afraid of breaking my helmet in transit.

    I'm really hoping to get Gray Fox completed, but it's turning into a lot of work. I will press on, though! :)

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  • embraceternityembraceternity Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2015
    This year I'm planning on two cosplays to wear two days each. I'm halfway done making a Triss Merigold cosplay, using her outfit design from Witcher 2.Then, I'm 90% done with a Solas from Dragon Age cosplay! That cosplay is staying true to his outfit he wears in Skyhold, although I'm calling it a "female!Solas cosplay" since I really don't want to wear a bald cap. Instead, I'll do my hair in a cool elfy style, maybe using his concept art as a guide. I have a friend/partner-in-crime who's joining me and cosplaying as a female version of Cole from Dragon Age.

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  • EnragedTemplarEnragedTemplar Registered User regular
    edited June 2015
    Tingle will be making a triumphant return!
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  • RegexSlateRegexSlate Registered User new member
    I am hoping to cosplay as Alex Davis from Hotline Miami this year; however, I am concerned about carrying her weapon around PAX. Her main weapon is a large chainsaw.
    I found one online that I think will work: partycity.com/product/animated+chainsaw.do.

    QUESTION: Before I buy the one above, I want to be certain that as long as I register it immediately at the weapons booth that I'll be allowed to carry it around. The only modification I plan on doing is painting the base (haven't decided on painting the 'blade').

    For reference:
    Character (wiki): http://hotlinemiami.wikia.com/wiki/Alex_Davis
    Photo (art): orig11.deviantart.net/707a/f/2015/096/3/8/hotline_miami_ii_alex_and_ash_by_brianbrianski-d8onglv.jpg
    Photo (game footage):rockpapershotgun.com/images/14/apr/hlm2.jpg

    If I am asking this question in the wrong forum, apologies in advance.

  • LoonyEclipseLoonyEclipse WWHRD? Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    edited June 2015
    I was at PAX East last year as MaX Payne. I'm kinda debating doing it again this year and still have all the gear. Talk me in/out of it.

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  • IncreaseBlueIncreaseBlue Registered User regular
    I was at PAX East last year as MaX Payne. I'm kinda debating doing it again this year and still have all the gear. Talk me in/out of it.

    That depends. Is it Max Payne 3 Max with his glorious beard and Hawaiian shirt?

  • LoonyEclipseLoonyEclipse WWHRD? Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    That is the one, yes.

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  • forbiddenvoidforbiddenvoid Cupertino, CARegistered User regular
    That is the one, yes.

    Then I say go for it.

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  • BekerBeker Child's Play Program Director SeattleRegistered User, Penny Arcade Staff regular
    edited June 2015
    RegexSlate wrote: »
    I am hoping to cosplay as Alex Davis from Hotline Miami this year; however, I am concerned about carrying her weapon around PAX. Her main weapon is a large chainsaw.
    I found one online that I think will work: partycity.com/product/animated+chainsaw.do.

    QUESTION: Before I buy the one above, I want to be certain that as long as I register it immediately at the weapons booth that I'll be allowed to carry it around. The only modification I plan on doing is painting the base (haven't decided on painting the 'blade').

    For reference:
    Character (wiki): http://hotlinemiami.wikia.com/wiki/Alex_Davis
    Photo (art): orig11.deviantart.net/707a/f/2015/096/3/8/hotline_miami_ii_alex_and_ash_by_brianbrianski-d8onglv.jpg
    Photo (game footage):rockpapershotgun.com/images/14/apr/hlm2.jpg

    If I am asking this question in the wrong forum, apologies in advance.

    It depends on how sharp the and pointy the plastic on the blade is. We can't give you a 100% answer without checking it out in person. As the policy says if it could "cut or pierce someone with moderate pressure" then we would not allow it in the show. Its plastic sure, but as anyone that has cut themselves from trying to open plastic packaging knows plastic can still be sharp.
    http://prime.paxsite.com/safety-and-security#weapons-check-policies

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