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Posted 11/23/13

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I looked at the schedule, and didn't see much in the Philladelphia area, but sort of all around the area in northern New Jersey, New York city, and Washington DC. Three places I don't like to go because my carry permit does not reciprocate with those states. It would be nice to find a kindred spirit locally that I could tag along with, but (shrug) I don't know anyone who's into it in my area. I used to do SCA events such as Pensic, but I haven't done that in years. Still have the armor and garb though! I suspect that real weapons such as broad swords and long bows are not permitted at these events, however.

Thanks for responding!


It's all about looking and asking! We have a seperate forum for meet up's here on CR if you want to give that a try. It's all about saving money and taking the trip over there. I've got plenty of friends able to go, and I've met a number at work who've never gone but are totally interested.

I mean, It's a convention! Not as epic or requirement-heavy as that Pensic thing(Which OMG why do I not have those things near me?) and they're rather.....neat.

I mean, you got people selling various anime and manga and related gobldy-gook, you've got the artisty people selling their art, you've got the Panels with the panel things, and you've got the cosplayers and video rooms and gaming rooms(which I don't go to because they're racist I tell you, all of'em, even the ones that arn't!)

Yeah, real weapons are frowned upon, and depending on where you go Armor could be as well. My first con prohibited hiding your face with your costume, and anything as racy as a bikini top was strictly forbidden.
To be fair, it was a really really busy hotel with enough room to host a con but not enough to hide it. So plenty of business people had to deal with them con-goers....I dread to think of their experience.

As I said, it's all about asking around. This ain't the 90's! I'm no longer afraid to tell people my name is Thomas. I mean, a little...I'm sotra regretting doing it right now. But like, I tell random people my name all the time, so why not the interweb's?

and you know, I suck at lying. I could have just said Jordan but then you'd catch me and I'll feel bad for lying.
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Posted 11/23/13
I'm particularly fond of gobldy-gook! It happens to be one of my favorite thingys in the whole world! LOL!

Pensic is/was definitely epic. Immagine 7-10 thousand people in armor, tunics, and sometimes chain male bikini's, all in various states of intoxication, living together in a tent town for a couple of weeks! Now imagine a battlefield filled with armor clad gents and ladies facing off in a battle that king Arthur would be proud of! Many fond memories and bruises! Rattan hurts even through pads and armor! You don't need to fight if you don't want to, but it is thrilling if you do!

I will look into the meet up forum! Thanks!
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Posted 12/1/13
I'm in my 40s and I'll be cosplaying for the first time next year. I always wanted to give it a try but could never find a character that I felt strongly enough about to give it a go until I watched Mouretsu (<3 Luca). It also helped push me along that I met another woman this year doing cosplay who was a bit older than me.

My feeling is when doing cosplay your last concern should be your age. People respond to your enthusiasm. If you find a character you really like and do an honest effort that's what people will see.

If you're really concerned you could modify the cosplay and make it an older, "cooler" version of the character.
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Posted 12/15/13
For cosplaying, the age of the character doesn't really matter.

For me, I would rather want to cosplay as characters that are older than me like Eva Ushiromiya (Her witch form), Laito Sakamaki (A girl can dream to cosplay as him...), or Aoba Seragaki. Mostly because it seems really fun and more interesting.
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Posted 12/22/13
I guess it depends on what and how you are trying to cosplay. I havent in a while, but planning on doing some again this year. No way I will be doing the young adult characters like I used to, would just seem silly, plus I doubt I could present the character well. But certain characters are actually easier and work better when you are older.

I also find I tend to do the less flashy ones. However this summer I probably will be with the fad of many AoT, cosplayers, but will not be a main character and instead plan on going as one of the garrisions. Wonder how hard it will be to get stainless steel blades across the border if I hit any US shows.... Need to start it soon since I plan on doing lots of metal and CnC fabrication for it...
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Posted 12/22/13
Just a minute, let me look. Yup, I can play an old man with a certain degree of authenticity.
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Posted 8/25/14
age n cosplay.seems ok relation.beside.fit or no factor on count too.if you above 25 or 30.but looks still so teen alike.or lolly i can say.can do teen character.if you dare.if no fit no do !!!.or big fail for real !!!.
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I strongly believe that the art of cosplay is all about making yourself look like the character. Granted yes, there are people who go for cosplays that they already resemble, but if you can make yourself look like someone completely different, then you've gone one step further into the art of cosplay. I'm in my 20's and still cosplay 13-15 year old school girls, and I pull it off because I can make myself look younger than I am, and the same for older cosplays.

Granted, for a guy I'm sure it would be a little harder, especially if you're not up for using make up. As far as the height difference though, that would probably be your only downside, however if you do a photoshoot in the costume, and you're doing solo pics, then just looking at the picture no one should be able to tell you're 'too tall' ... unless you're standing next to something that obviously gives away your height. I wouldn't let your height stop you though, that's not something you can control, and if you like the character, go for it.
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Posted 8/30/14
I don't think age should matter unless you personally care about it. It's just like with any other fashion, wear what you want and what you feel comfortable in. If you're still concerned, maybe try cosplaying as Tsuna from 10 years into the future with a nice suit and a sleek cape like Vongola Primo?

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Posted 10/21/14
No one is ever too old to cosplay hmph
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Posted 11 days ago
Im 33 and still would cosplay...
who cares what ppl think~!
Do what you like doin hun~! ^-^
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If you're worried about looking too old you could always cosplay the adult version of a character. Tweak the outfit, etc. The cosplay community tends to like creativity and so long as you preserve the essence of a character it'll work out fine.
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