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What kind of cosplayer are you? (comment to explain why if you want :D

195 deviants said I make one/two big costumes and a few smaller ones per year.
85 deviants said I have nearly no time, so just a handful of small costumes for me.
48 deviants said I make smaller costumes, but more of them per year.
42 deviants said I make bigger costumes, so only a few of them per year.

Devious Comments

Echo-19 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I make clothes. I do make costumes too but since I have less funds to actually go to events where I can wear them I usually make more practical things. I love making purses though ^^ I make a new one for each season or holiday.
SASAreloadet Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
I'm 16 and I have no money for big costumes XD
so only a few smaller ones for me in a year <3 :D
But as a beginner I think it's not bad starting with small ones /D
Carancerth Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I alwys choose the HARD way x)
Even what seems simple become a long work for me =p

I always try to find the right fabric, a natural one, I always try to do things in the realistic way, and when it refer to history... Being as near to the historical truth as possible.
And armor have to be armor, as weapons... so : metal & leather o/
(I also do a lot of research about the character and try to "become" him as much as possible : training for fighters, learn how to use a gun... things like that ^^" sometime it's really difficult but anyway I try o/ )
aco-rea Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist
I do a lot of small costumes and a few 'bigger' ones. Most of the time I just love to sew something not to complicated and have a fun shooting day with my friends, but sometimes I want to challenge myself a little.
But if I had to choose between the two extremes I'd probably go for the smaller ones as there are just so many characters I want to do |D
TwistedPumpkin Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I make a mixture, but I think it really depends on your definition of big or small costumes ^-^
Smery Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I still try to have some experience with several fabrics and techincs, try to practice with them, that's why I'm in the 1-2 big (for me :D) and a few smaller outfit. (I started 1 year ago :D) but I think In the future i'll do the same. It's good to work on something big and amazing, but sometimes they are not that comfortable than it looks, and it's better to have some times smaller outfits to fool around with friends ^^
And another reason: Some of the characters what i choose are personal favorite for me and for friends (like Poison from SF :) ). I like to see my friends smile ^^
And another good reason time and wallet, I hate to make my wallett sad :D
purarokai Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
I try to get at least one big costume done a year for the local competitions here. One year I might get up to two, haha. So far next year I'm planning on entering at two events, so hopefully I can get two done (:

I also do a few smaller ones for the non-comp days, but I've been quite lazy this year. Plus I'd rather have one fully complete one than three half made ones, which is usually the case ):
JessieKage Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I make few costumes each year, this year (2013) I'm planing to make at least two, One big (Anti-Sora from scratch) and a smaller for Jack Frost (Both versons if I have time) and are one the planing stage for another big one, but that one will probably not be finnished untill summer 2014 :)
winged--icarus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
few big ones and some smaller ones. I guess money is the main problem here.. oh and time. Also, if I wasn't so lazy, i think I could have made more complicated costumes. XD Having a bigger costume is awesome but also tiresome. It's pretty nice to have a simple and easy costume if you want to feel comfy. Like I was in my Link Ocarina of Time costume \o/ It won't be the same with the chainmail though XD
Raffi-nyaunyau Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Few big and more smaller for obvous buget reasons >3< Also it's nice to wear a big costume for a con, but everybody needs some chill with a more simple and comfy outfit ^3^
Kinlyu Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Up till now I've never chosen to do big costumes. I want to though, and next year will probably be the first for me. My other costumes are all fairly small~
Iloon-Creations Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
For now it is: I have nearly no time, so just a handful of small costumes for me.

Before I started my stressful study I made one big costume and a few medium/smaller ones a year. I hope I can pick this up again next year when I am graduated.
Ciel-Inverse Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Sadly, I don't have time to make big cosplay, but I'm happy to make that onces as well as I can ^^
MisatoLx Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have a one-costume-per-year policy because I have no budget for more. lately I've been making simpler costumes (less fabric, trims and accessories) because the budget decreased even more... :(
KURA-rin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Depends on my mood. I normally do quite a few smaller ones ... But when I find a big project, it takes priority.
MiguelSalvador Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can say I make some bigger costumes, so normally I make 1 bigger costume per year, except this year that I had to make another one for Eurocosplay. I won't be making cosplays anytime soon, but at least it was fun while it lasted :)
Mokuyo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I think the answer one/two big cotumes and a few smaler ones per year fits the best for me ^^
xPandorae Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I work veeery slowly, so I only make a few costumes each year (the only exception was making 4 costumes in 4 weeks for WCS... never again xD) but usually they are pretty big projects, which involve using materials and techniques that are new to me, so that's what takes up the most time, I think :)
PawnsOfTheSoul Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Myself, nor can my mother sew to save our lives! Any type of costume is always made by someone else :/
Cat-sama Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
A little between big costumes and smaller ones. Bigger costumes cost us much and since I provide for this hobby I can't do giganormous things. A step at the time.

Nice poll, btw.
mucai Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Don't make any costumes. Can't sew and get difficult questions from family if I try.
I pay others to make costumes for me.
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