We all have those characters that we dream about cosplaying one day. The problem is finding the time and energy to make these cosplays come to life. If anyone is juggling a job/school plus their love for anime and cosplay, you know the pain. So many ideas in your mind and not enough hours in a day. I try to make 2 to 3 cosplays a year. I figure this is a good amount and allows me to spend a fair amount of time on each cosplay to make it perfect. However, there are people out there that get a cosplay done in one week and then move directly to the next one. How they manage to do this… I have no clue. I figure most are majoring in fashion design or cosplaying is their ultimate job. Impressive, and I salute you talented people!
The following are cosplays that I hope to attempt in the coming months/years:
I have been a fan of the Atelier game series since Atelier Totori released in North America. I think all the protagonists have beautiful girly outfits but Ayesha’s dress is just so gorgeous in my mind. I would have to learn how to dye fabric to do the green to yellow transition but it shouldn’t be too hard. Good learning experience.
Miku – Append Module – Vocaloid
Of course there is always a dream vocaloid charcter that we all want to cosplay. I love the “Project Diva” games and there are so many outfits that I adore. I think the Append Module outfit I can use some LED technology for the skirt area, so that is really the main reason I chose this… it will probably change later. Especially since Project Diva X is in the works 😉
Princess Chibiusa – Sailor Moon – IN PROGRESS!!!
I think Chibiusa is adorable. However, I am not a huge fan of all the pink that is shown in her sailor outfit. Nothing against the color, I just do not look great in bright pink shades. I think her princess form would be a nice calming pink so that it is not overwhelming. Plus, who doesn’t want to prance around in a gorgeous dress?
Sora – Kaleido Star
First off, if you guys have never watched Kaleido Star I encourage you to do so. This is, in my opinion, one of the best anime’s created. This anime will make you work and go after your dreams. Very inspiring. I love the circus outfits throughout the anime but this one is so detailed and unique. I would even add some wings to the cosplay. I would love to cosplay with a Layla partner if there are any out there. I think we would have an awesome time at a convention if I could find someone who was willing to do a cosplay team up with me on this series
Squid Sisters – Callie and Marie – Splatoon
Who doesn’t love these two? I am a huge Splatoon fan, dare I say I am addicted to the game. It is probably a good thing a version of it never came out for the Nintendo 3ds (hint hint, Nintendo) or I would never get anything done. Like Kaleido Star it would be nice to have a partner to do this cosplay. I would probably do Marie (White and Green). Her squid hair looks fun, and a nightmare, to do.
Yoko – Gurren Lagann
The series reached its peak fandom a few years back where everyone (and I mean everyone) showed up to a convention dressed as Yoko. I was a little late on the Gurren Lagann fandom but I do love this quirky anime. I think Yoko has a lot of spunk and, let’s be honest, creating and carrying around that huge gun would be so much fun. Cosplay would be very easy to make. If I wanted I could just buy the majority of the outfit and fix it up a bit. Very easy cosplay if you girls are brave enough to show a little skin. Let’s be honest, it may look a bit scandalous, but Yoko is more covered up compared to your beach bikini.