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Do you agree that race are a very important part in Cosplay?
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Posted 12/16/10
Fail? Well you proved that race are a very important part in Cosplay.
Posted 12/16/10
No it really isn't. Its just not everyone looks good in cosplay, but they still want to do it, so whatever go ahead. Shit on everyone else.

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Posted 12/19/10
It is about the moment to bring this topic back.
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Posted 12/19/10
of course they can....but i guess some people look at a black goku as off since it's not a light skin person and any race could easily be a picollo since they have to change their skin color hehe....

cosplay is all in fun so anyone should be who ever they want to be...
Posted 12/19/10 , edited 12/19/10
hummm i gess depends haw one looks if they look cute then nope not rilly u dont have to have to be a sertun race but i do say some people look bad cosplaying cute wins cosplay soo depends on genetic DNA because u can still be Asian but look American or EU

i say you should of refrased the question to at lest do you think race helps <<<<<< but race as no part depends like i said on the Gentick mack up of some ones DNA eg haw they look
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Posted 12/19/10
Race isn't important, it's your features that determines if you could cosplay a specific character
Posted 12/19/10
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Posted 12/19/10
*yawn*

who cares really..
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Posted 12/19/10

ProudAsianKid wrote:

Cosplay = an action of trying to look like/impersonate certain characters, this fact supported by almost all of the Anime conventions including in the west that are doing Cosplay COMPETITION or doing look-alike competition.

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Race are a very important part in Cosplay because all the characters the cosplayers cosplaying were all based on specific human races. For example Manga/Anime characters are made based on Asians facial & body form so that only Asians can succeed cosplaying them, comic/cartoon characters are made based on westerners facial & body form so that only westerners can succeed cosplaying them, etc.

It is very foolish to Cosplay characters that are not based on your race facial & body form, because :
- You are going to be a racist against the race of the characters you cosplaying.
- You will obviously fail to Cosplay them or fail to look like the characters you cosplaying which will make you hated by many peoples who are fans of the characters you cosplaying.
- You will show how ashamed you are of your own race that will lead you to being mocked both by the peoples of the Anime character's race and also by your own peoples who are the same race as you who feel disgraced by you.
- Etc

The fact that race are part of Cosplay also the reason why it is not racism for someone including who not even Asian to say things like "Asian cosplayers [ who Cosplay Anime/Asian characters ] are better" , "westerners [ who Cosplay Anime/Asian characters ] are inferior" , "Only Asian can Cosplay Anime/Asian characters", etc.


Simply put :
- Someone who is not Asian will never able to look like Jacky Chan or other Asians, thus will hurt their fans when someone who is not Asian trying to Cosplay Jacky Chan or other Asians.
- Someone who is not westerner will never able to look Bieber or other westerners, thus will hurt their fans when someone who is not westerner trying to Cosplay Bieber or other Asians.
- Someone who is not African will never able to look Jordan or other African, thus will hurt their fans when someone who is not African trying to Cosplay Jordan or other African.


OK, first off, I'm not into cosplaying, I think it's kinda silly, but if people like it, they should be able to do it, regardless of their race. Cosplaying doesn't serve any purpose other than to have a little fun, so I don't see why you're so worked up about it.

I have a problem with you saying that anime characters are based off of asian facial and body types. They're cartoons for crying out loud! I see anime characters all the time with blonde hair and blue eyes, and I'm pretty certain those features don't qualify as "Asian." Also, as for facial types, anime characters typically have large, elongated eyes with long lashes, also not typically an Asian trait. As for body types...



She's Asian. Are you gonna try to tell me that's a typical anime "body form"? Body shape has a lot to do with the individual, and while certain traits are more apparent in some races, for the most part body shape isn't dependent on race.

Besides, there's quite a bit of diversity in anime. There are different hair colors, eye colors, facial features, and lately I've been seeing different races. They're just cartoons for people to enjoy, regardless of race.

So let the cosplayers have their fun. It's not all about looking like a perfect representation of the character.
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Posted 12/19/10

touchzanaflexpens wrote:

OK, first off, I'm not into cosplaying, I think it's kinda silly, but if people like it, they should be able to do it, regardless of their race. Cosplaying doesn't serve any purpose other than to have a little fun, so I don't see why you're so worked up about it.

I have a problem with you saying that anime characters are based off of asian facial and body types. They're cartoons for crying out loud! I see anime characters all the time with blonde hair and blue eyes, and I'm pretty certain those features don't qualify as "Asian." Also, as for facial types, anime characters typically have large, elongated eyes with long lashes, also not typically an Asian trait. As for body types...



She's Asian. Are you gonna try to tell me that's a typical anime "body form"? Body shape has a lot to do with the individual, and while certain traits are more apparent in some races, for the most part body shape isn't dependent on race.

Besides, there's quite a bit of diversity in anime. There are different hair colors, eye colors, facial features, and lately I've been seeing different races. They're just cartoons for people to enjoy, regardless of race.

So let the cosplayers have their fun. It's not all about looking like a perfect representation of the character.


You probably shouldn't feed the troll.
I don't disagree that he's very wrong, but he's probably getting all excited now because someone posted a long answer with exclamation marks.

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Posted 12/19/10

Sunnyxx wrote:


touchzanaflexpens wrote:

OK, first off, I'm not into cosplaying, I think it's kinda silly, but if people like it, they should be able to do it, regardless of their race. Cosplaying doesn't serve any purpose other than to have a little fun, so I don't see why you're so worked up about it.

I have a problem with you saying that anime characters are based off of asian facial and body types. They're cartoons for crying out loud! I see anime characters all the time with blonde hair and blue eyes, and I'm pretty certain those features don't qualify as "Asian." Also, as for facial types, anime characters typically have large, elongated eyes with long lashes, also not typically an Asian trait. As for body types...



She's Asian. Are you gonna try to tell me that's a typical anime "body form"? Body shape has a lot to do with the individual, and while certain traits are more apparent in some races, for the most part body shape isn't dependent on race.

Besides, there's quite a bit of diversity in anime. There are different hair colors, eye colors, facial features, and lately I've been seeing different races. They're just cartoons for people to enjoy, regardless of race.

So let the cosplayers have their fun. It's not all about looking like a perfect representation of the character.


You probably shouldn't feed the troll.
I don't disagree that he's very wrong, but he's probably getting all excited now because someone posted a long answer with exclamation marks.



Lol that's true but this guy annoys me so much I couldn't help myself.

That...and my immense amount of boredom
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Posted 12/20/10
No, definitely not.
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Posted 12/20/10
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Posted 12/20/10
Do any of you can show me a western girl or guy who look exatly like an Asian girl or an Asian guy? If none of you can't then that will prove that race are indeed a very important part of Cosplay.
Posted 12/20/10
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