May 16, 2006
Now I’m not usually a fan of cosplay, having seen how it can go horribly horribly wrong (see below)
However, my girlfriend, who actually looked at the Cosplay/EGL board (once, and was horribly mentally scarred) on 4chan came across this picture, which actually looks something like the character they’re trying to be. Unless they’re not trying to be Witch Hunter Robin…in which case its really really bad.
Incidentally, the aforementioned other half has been trying to do Witch Hunter Robin hair for a while, so we are quite miffed at how this girl managed to do it so well. We think maybe something rigid in the ribbon? Perhaps she used floristry wire or something like that.
So the factors that make this good cosplay? The dress is nice, which helps. Also, she looks a lot like the character in question. And lastly, somewhat controversially she is “hawt” (as deemed by 4chan /cosplay/) and even the girlfriend thinks so.
So there you have it. To be good at cosplay you need to be HAWT. And have a nice dress. And gravity defying hair.