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Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Pillowcase. 20/09/10, 11:51 am

Do you guys think there is a maximum age for cosplaying, or when to stop? :/
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Squishy blob. 20/09/10, 11:54 am

Not really. You just have to keep choosing characters that are appropriate for your age.
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Li-Bai. 20/09/10, 11:58 am



Nope.
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Mischa. 20/09/10, 11:58 am

Absolutely not.
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Icarus. 20/09/10, 11:59 am

nope, why?
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ah I love that Rikku, shes so awesome~~
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Rikku. 20/09/10, 12:00 pm

HOLY PHYSICS THAT RIKKU IS AMAZING. I wish I was half a good a cosplayer as that old lady!!!!!

Buuuuut I nod at the appropriate to your age line. But then again, if you can pull of a cosplay without it looking too zomginyourfaceyou'remuchtoooldforthat, then go for it. Just like that little old lady. She can pull it off. xD

/Stops rambling.
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Duckeh. 20/09/10, 12:19 pm

If you pull it off, you pull it off. If you think about it and put the effort in you're going to pull it off.

I think the reason we don't have THAT many older members is because 1) Real life is generally more demanding the older you are and 2) This community is more focused towards teenagers really.

So yeah, if you're still passionate and putting in some effort oh and hopefully trying to not cosplay 12 year old boys, it's okay? <:

I see myself cosplaying for a long time, albeit off and on.
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Tails. 20/09/10, 12:32 pm

Some characters look weird when cosplayed by young people too. I mean, my dad is dressing up as Crocodile Dundee at this Auckgeddon, could a young guy do that? Nuh uh.
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Kitten Slave. 20/09/10, 12:41 pm

Nah, after all, people keep insisting I am a cosplayer...

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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Highlander. 20/09/10, 01:06 pm

Duckeh wrote:
If you pull it off, you pull it off. If you think about it and put the effort in you're going to pull it off.

I think the reason we don't have THAT many older members is because 1) Real life is generally more demanding the older you are and 2) This community is more focused towards teenagers really.

Then of course there is the main reason. That cosplay is a relatively recent phenomenon. In the us and uk they have had sci-fi conventions for decades, and so probably have more older cosplayers. In fact look at cosplay.com and you will see older people, older than me, doing Japanese stuff, and doing it very well. After all they have years of experience behind them.

That and once you have family you don't have much time or money. Plus people tend to just grow out of things after awhile, and move onto other things.
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Guest. 20/09/10, 01:19 pm


That Howl's Moving Castle cosplay is so amazing. (: People say that there isn't a age limit to cosplay, so guess that there isn't one ?

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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Pillowcase. 20/09/10, 03:34 pm

I get told I look really young for my age, so I'm hoping this is a plus for cosplaying in the future.
(wants to carry on cosplaying like, main characters in anime that are usually young and in high school. >_<)
Btw, that howls moving castle photo looks SO COOL +_+
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Crimson Dragon. 20/09/10, 03:37 pm

I look young for my age too, i think as long as you pick something thats not too old or too young for whatever age or what you appear than its fine.
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Icarus. 20/09/10, 03:41 pm

@pillow: the Sophie is the Howl's actual Grandma, soooooooo cooool~~

I still cosplay as 12-14 year old boys even though I'm way taller & older, all about personal preference I guess
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Pillowcase. 20/09/10, 03:43 pm

Oh my God, that's so fricken cool!!! I had no idea~
I want a grandma like that ; ;
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Guest. 21/09/10, 01:45 am

Most of the people who enter WOW each year with the REALLY impressive things are in the 60's-ish age range.
I'll keep doing it so long as its fun.

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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Mischa. 21/09/10, 08:21 am

Yeah - Imagine where your skills will be in 10-20-30-40+ years time Very Happy
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Highlander. 21/09/10, 09:58 am

I think the old fashioned ideas of age have long gone out the window. My mums cousins have just taken up cycling, and within a year doing a very long cycle tour of england, never having cycled before. And they are 70. And thats pretty typical, most of the people taking up cycling in ChCh are in there 50's. And if you went to Latin dance/swing/rock and roll, etc I think you would find similar. Even peoples jobs are not secure or life and old people retrain, go back to uni, start new jobs, learning off the young ones who have been in the job longer.

Besides once you reach adulthood age means litte. Unlike the really really ancient days someone in there 20' and someone in there 70's would converse/compete/train/work/whatever as equal adults.

Besides I don't feel old. And I know people in their 50's and 60's are now maintaining their health and fitness, and don't see themselves as old. In fact as they are the ones with all the money they are the kings/queens of the hill as far as choice of/ability to do things are concerned.

PS. Someone guessed my age as 25 today. A lot of use in the 20+ age group can play such a wide range of ages.
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Dolei. 26/09/10, 02:19 pm

It looks kinda odd of theres someone who's like 70 trying to cosplay as a teenager XD

But if I cosplayed when I was old, I'd be an actual old charactar, like maybe Auron... XD
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By HawkTnz. 16/10/10, 02:24 pm

Phew!!! I was worried that folk would draw the line at say 30 and then wondered... yeah but who would play the old folk? Well of course us old folk! lol... even if we're only just getting into cosplay, there is always old folk in the genre's of our choice so phew, I still get to come and play Yay :)

Have to admit though, you younger folk definitely are inspiring and I'm often in awe when I see the pictures of what you guys create and how passionate you are to this! And perhaps 5% envious that I didn't know about this stuff when I was your age... LOL.....

Still you can teach an old dog new tricks, and love learning from folk younger than me... keeps me young! YAY!!!!
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Markuto. 17/07/11, 05:20 pm

The maximum age is over 9000.
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Selphiroth. 17/07/11, 07:15 pm

I demand my ash to be shoved into a Madoka Gem urn. Then I'll be like, cosplay forever oh yes.

Though given my questionable life style, I'll probably die when I'm 27 so I won't reach to the ripen old awesome age.
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Tesculpture. 17/07/11, 10:38 pm

Markuto wrote:
The maximum age is over 9000.

You, sir, deserve a medal.

Yeah, I wondered about this too when I joined (Hell, everywhere I go these days besides Toastmasters I seem to be the oldest guy!) but it's great to know I'm not the only one who worries about this.

Now where's that glass I put my teeth in...
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Green_Sage. 23/07/11, 05:27 am

If you think there is there is, but if you think (the right thing) and think there isnt then there definatly isnt Very Happy
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Re: Maximum Age for Cosplaying?
Post By Paul. 24/07/11, 01:04 pm

There are benefits to being an older cosplayer:

You work so can afford the materials and travel to conventions.

You have the ability to take (paid) leave from work to attend conventions.

You own or rent a place so have enough room to make and store costumes and props.

(...Probably other benefits I don't realise since I started cosplaying already having the above...)



Younger persons should look forward to these 'Golden Years' of cosplay where you don't have to worry about parents complaining, exams, homework and no money.

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