Cosplay: The good, the bad, and the ugly
- Posted March 29th, 2008 at 13:58 EDT by PSU Staff
- 56 Comments
Editors note: This is just a fun little feature we thought we'd share with you guys for laughs. Hopefully you'll enjoy it like we do.
Cosplay, otherwise known as “Costume Play,” was a phrase coined for individuals who enjoyed creating elaborate costumes in order to portray their favorite anime, videogame, or manga character. The phenomena that started in Japan has done nothing but grow exponentially with each passing year. With the success that it has been, it has slowly overflowed across the ocean and took residency in the United States as a slowly growing fad.
With the increasing fanfare of the Anime culture in America, it seems that the cosplay scene has grown with it. There has slowly but surely been a growth in interest so much so that it has called for huge conventions to spur up from both the east coast and the west coast. Outside of conventions aimed directly at cosplay, you’ll find the hobby being displayed at anime conventions, comic conventions, and even gaming conventions. As great as all of it sounds, sometimes people just don’t understand the intricacies of what makes cosplay so magical and worth witnessing.
The only issue revolving around this pop culture happening is the blatant disregard of actually mimicking a character you can pull off. Due to this, America has been home to some of the worst, funniest, and even saddest forms of cosplay worldwide. Of course this epidemic isn’t only limited to the United States, it does happen elsewhere, just not as often as it does here.
What we’ve done is gone around the net and compiled a small collection of prime examples of this growing problem. The concept is simple, the dedication is tough, but the execution is everything and sometimes it just doesn’t work out. All we’re trying to achieve and all we’re asking for is for these individuals and future individuals to think first and maybe next time ask themselves, “Who am I kidding with this?” If the answer happens to be yourself, then you should stop right there.
- 8:01am EDT - March 29th, 2008
ahhh. Thats good, bad and ugly! LOL
- 8:03am EDT - March 29th, 2008
LOL at some of them XD (the failures wtf XD)
- 8:03am EDT - March 29th, 2008
Totally awesome, I'll have to send in a pic of my cosplay so you can add it to the winner list, hehe.
- 8:10am EDT - March 29th, 2008
Very nice article, pretty funny too. It's amazing how good some of these are (mostly always the japanese of course) and you only really realize how good some of them are when compare them to the silly Americans. I love being an American... I exist to make people in other countries feel better about themselves, lol.
- 8:12am EDT - March 29th, 2008
i love cosplaying!!! i cosplay as roxas.. of course
- 8:35am EDT - March 29th, 2008
That's cool :D The Tifa girl looks just like .. Tifa ;D
- 8:44am EDT - March 29th, 2008
I want to mary that tifa cosplayer. The cosplay is awesome but she is just beautiful.
- 8:45am EDT - March 29th, 2008
those are awesome..the girls are really quite beautiful..butmy fave is the gundam one, that is too epic
- 8:58am EDT - March 29th, 2008
Some of those costumes actually looks FIERCEE!!
- 9:11am EDT - March 29th, 2008
the gundam one is beyond epic, and the riku one is hot.
- 9:18am EDT - March 29th, 2008
HAHAHAHA! Like it was said before, some of those are very good. The hair on the Cloud winner is perfect. Yuna is pretty spot on, the guns are dope. The Gundam guy isn't even trying. Riku... Riku... Riku... that outfit from FFX-2 is awesome, always loved the g string coming out from the mini skirt. The KH kid is really disturbing. Tifa looks amazing... and Vincent looks awesome. Probably the best one.
- 9:31am EDT - March 29th, 2008
the gundam winner must have no life....but still his costume was awsome..
and the tifa winner is hot..
- 9:55am EDT - March 29th, 2008
Gundam one is definitely my favorite. This just goes to show how superior the japanese are when it comes to Cosplay.
Though efforts and courage to do cosplay is only a nickel dozen.
- 10:12am EDT - March 29th, 2008
japanese cosplay are better
Dave-The-Rave | Dave-The-Rave
- 10:14am EDT - March 29th, 2008
LMAO at fat Yuna and Fat Tifa !! Though the Tifa and Yuna winners are HOT !!
- 11:09am EDT - March 29th, 2008
lmao, sorry fat chicks.
- 11:56am EDT - March 29th, 2008
I love Cosplay, but I would never do it, unless the costumes looked as good as some of the winners, but being American (and lazy as heck) I would probably end up looknig like one of thouse sad losers (loser as in costume not there lives), LOL
- 12:07pm EDT - March 29th, 2008
yea vince and tifa (tifa gurl looks hot) vince guy looks pretty cool
- 1:14pm EDT - March 29th, 2008
Is it me, or did only the obese peoples get fail? But still, nice article! It was... amusing..
- 1:20pm EDT - March 29th, 2008
Fail = White Folks. Winners = Asians. Its how it always is.
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