I’ve decided to dip my toes into the cosplay pool. And to be honest, the whole scene scares me a little…
Step 1 for me was to do a lot of research and decide on a costume for PAX 2014. While researching, I noticed a trend, one which I’m guessing most people know but somehow I was oblivious to. Cosplay outfits are super skanky. I thought that maybe some are like that, but no…turns out majority are skanky. And I mean no-pants skanky.
I REALLY don’t understand this. I absolutely love kick-arse female characters in video games, and this is probably very offensive and judgemental of me, but the excessively slutty cosplay outfits just look like hookers wandering around male-dominated expos. Yes some of the female characters in games are scantily dressed, but when I see a female assassin from Assassin’s Creed with no pants on, I’m baffled. They’re clearly not trying to have an authentic cosplay outfit. I guess I’m missing something.
Anyway…rant aside..that helped me narrow down my options, and I’ve decided to go with a Diablo 3 demon hunter.
I feel sorry for the people who are following me on Pinterest, because that’s pretty much all I’ve been pinning for a few weeks now. Many many demon hunters.
They look deadly AND hot AND have pants! Win.
Step 2 – I decided to design my crossbow(s). Still haven’t decided if I’ll have one or two, but have started to make a mock design of it out of cardboard. First up, I found the perfect design, the one that looks exactly how a crossbow should look, and then with some assistance (from my other half who supports each and every crazy endeavour of mine) got a design made up in Sketch Up. Drew it up and hacked away at cardboard until it looked like a crossbow.
Next step will be to make it out of balsa wood and see how that holds up. But that’ll have to wait for awhile cos I have a uni subject for the next two weeks (Cross Cultural & Organisational Psychology) and then I foresee work getting ridiculously hectic.
Oh well, 12 months to go till PAX and I think I’ve made a good start.