With only a few conventions under my belt, biggest being Dutch Anime Con, on an annual basis as well as FACTS in Belgium and Abunai in the Netherlands, I have dabbled in the wonderful world of cosplay. This ranged from a Skull Kid cosplay, to a simple appearance s Pokémon Lass. From a Pikachu onesie to a Tommy Wiseau crossplay where we toss the football around with people in suits. Yet we always have some hopes and dreams and since today I am changing my looks with a new haircut, I guess it’s a good enough time to stalk about changing my looks through the magic of cosplay. Dream cosplays to be exact, currently out of my reach but who knows?! A girl can dream!
Dream Cosplay 5 : Sylveon
Of course my love for pokémon means I have a lot of pokémon dream cosplays! For some weird reason I would really love to cosplay a Metapod once.Such a fun idea. Genderbend Giovanni is also high on my list. Giovanna would be my name.. but I would want a stand behind.. I am a Giovanna after all. My dream cosplay however is that of my favorite pokemon Sylveon. A Gijinka cosplay to be exact. This is when we humanise a non human character. The version I would love to play has become an avatar of me in a few D&D roleplays. This is a cosplay which I would have already done with a former friend of mine. We shall call her Lauren. Lauren and me would have done our first show cosplay. A cute little Yuri Scene where Sylveon warmed up Glaceon’s frozen heart. It was a truly lovely scene and during our practice i became really infatuated with Lauren. She had a good job and a bought and would make the cosplays for us. During one rehearsal I got caught up in the little romance scene and confessed I really liked her. She got creeped out and sent me home, saying she wasn’t really expecting this. After a bit of silence I tried to make amends and apologise , saying I could act professionally. I quickly found out I was recast because she did not feel comfortable doing the scene with me, she already had an issue with my motor skills and this was the final straw.. since she paid for the whole thing I guess it was fair for her to make that decision . Hence the Cosplay went to someone else as well. In the end I don’t even think they did the act but that design is still want to cosplay one day. As I do really love sylveon and would love to show my love to the world while cosplaying it. This one is the lowest on my list because of how much I actually plan to make it happen one day. This is not just a dream cosplay this is something I will cosplay even if I have to be a woman in my late thirties to do so.
Dream Cosplay 4: Jester Lavorre
I already made a post on Critical Role, probably the most famous online Dungeons and Dragons Live stream Show. You should be able to read it here. One of the characters I found absolutely adorable is the blue tiefling Jester, played by Laura Bailey. Critical Role has a huuuuge cosplay community and I would love to partake in that for once. The Little Sapphire has a personality that would be fun to portray and I would love too to walk around the convention with some plushie unicorns as my spirit guardians and a giant lollipop as my weapon. I don’t even think the cosplay would be that hard to make. However there is a reason I am putting this on my dream cosplay list. You see, I am sort of allergic to face paint. Even foundation can make my face look a bit puffy and tingly. Face paint will flat out turn it into a tomato. While the swelling usually goes away very quickly it is a matter of timing. I can’t do this during a three day con during the first or second day. Usually we have dinner with friends on the third day so in that case an allergic tomato face might also not be very appetizing to other guests. So I need to save this one for a one day con with no dinner or where we eat with enough cosplayers to leave my makeup on. Unfortunately none of my friends are really cosplayers…though some begin to dabble. So this is not a lost cause for me yet. One day I might play this cheerful Tiefling! Maybe sooner than I would think.
Dream Cosplay Number 3: My Avatar
I really love my blog and I also have a good deal of affection for my own avatar. While I still think I need a more reliable source than Chibi Maker, I would really love to cosplay as Pinkie one day. The idea of playing an OC is already great as I don’t have to care about to much about my body language. While I love cosplay I really kinda dislike photographs. Here is where my motor skills come in play. I always feel so wooden and fake when I cosplay. However Pinkie is wooden as all heck! So I would love the freedom to just make things awkward and stiff. I would love to own a cutesie pink dress as she does and since she is a chibi my somewhat fuller body shape isn’t to detrimental to the look of my cosplay. Don’t get me wrong I think everyone should be allowed to cosplay who their want and no one should be body shamed. If you are a bit heavier and you can cosplay a character with confidence all the more power to you but I tend to want something made for my size. With Sylveon I do not mind as it’s like a reimagining of a character not an original character. Jester I can easily see get a bit pugier, but my number 2 entry for example would not be my body shape. Pinkie.. as my OC however I can bend however I want and I would just feel happy to do it with no pressure at all A lot of the convention community however is not really into OC’s which is understandable but a lot of them can be actually quite negative. It happens to a few friends of mine on two separate occasions. Being short on cash it would hurt to spend a lot of coin on the cosplay just to be told off by someone that that isn’t cosplay. So I just have to get really famous so that everyone will recognise me and problem solved! Yay! I love it when a plan comes together.
Dream Cosplay Number 2: Dark Magician Girl
By now it should be fairly know that this Yu-Gi-Oh playing card is one of my favorite characters ever. I love her! To a point where I can kinda crush on her. So maybe I just will have to become my Waifu. However I do not feel like I have the right body shape to portray the character that I love. I would not feel like in my current form. The dream is a nice weight loss goal though. Like the ENTIRE top 5 until this point Dark Magician Girl shares the same personality with number 5 through 3. All are fun loving slightly magical , ladies with pink elements. So in a way I do not have to really have to put myself on the block and be ungrateful in the mirror. I do not mind being a bit more plumb because there is a story there. It’ has to do with who I am and I actually like who I am. I do not want to lose weight because “it’s healthy” or because we have this ideal vision of beauty. I will try to lose weight though to chase a dream. Which I think is a much healthier way, although shy on the discipline. Still I think it would be hilarious if I manage to slim down enough to look like my favorite playing card ever. I would be the one dark magician girl who completely is oblivious to innuendo and instead of winking sweetly at guys and gals, I’d be winking at sweets! I am pretty darn innocent if I am to believe my friends. so I’d be the purest 6 star dark type monster out on the field. Maybe instead of the girl I will cosplay the card! That way I can get away with being a bit flat!
Dream Cosplay Number 1: Alphonse Elric
(Full Metal Alchemist)
This one is NEVER gonna happen but how I would love to walk around in full armor like Al’s at a con. And then I would walk near a bubble tea stand and ask in my own voice to an Al cosplayer. Nii-san could you buy be a bubble tea. I would be completely crippled inside the armor though. Probably I wouldn’t even be able to carry the weight unless I make it lke super light. It’s one of those.. you gotta have a buddy with you cosplays. Unfortunately my buddies are kinda selfish at cons and rush of everywhere and I will see them when I see them so asking one to be my armor buddy most likely would not pan out. Though I have one or two viable options. I would just for once like to experience what the pro cosplayers experience. I once saw this guy.. I think from Thailand or China cosplay Optimus prime and he looked so badass. So just for the experience I would one day like to wear something big and epic. Alphonse would be my dream choice because of his girly voice. I could talk without breaking character and childlike behaviour makes him fun for me to roleplay. I do not like though as nails warriors, they are very far from my bed. Even the evil Sith I roleplayed in Star Wars was Pink and all about making friends. (Still kinda evil though) Most big characters thusly would not suit me but Al.. is a great fit. Another option would be like one of those theme park like Hello Kitty suitts but why would I play a human when I could play a set of armor. Also the contrast isn’t as great. Me in a big armor with my own voice sounds pretty much like a mindtrick. I already saw Hello Kitty do a breakdance in the disco of anime con and I also saw Baymax bob along the beat as well. I have never seen a Alphonse yet though..so that is mine. Alphonese has a big plus as well. Whenever I fall to the ground… which will will happen a lot, I can say that I was trying to do alchemy! So I got my own Dojikoness covered with it as well. Sometimes I think these trough so well I even scare myself!