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/cgl/ - Cosplay & EGL


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How do you feel about cosplayers taking on characters of a blatantly different race?

>> No.10920800

>>10920787
its okay, honestly the only thing that upsets me is some fatty cosplaying a normal weight character

>> No.10920825

>>10920787
I literally could not care less as long as they do it accurately (looking at you, black people that don't wear wigs for characters who have straight hair)

>> No.10920827

>>10920787

It fine as long as they do it accurately and respectfully without trying to alter their racial appearance.

>> No.10920872

As long as they like the character and do them justice.
>>10920825
This

>> No.10920933

>>10920825
I have to disagree. Given the conundrum black cosplayers find themselves in (9/10 not having the features of the characters they want to cosplay) they might as well fully lead in o their own natural features. If you're going to cosplay Sailor Moon and the Usagi yellow wig is going to look awful on you, why not just do up your natural hair in a cute way? Looking good/feeling confident is far more important that just attempting a point for point accurate translation.

>> No.10920936

>>10920787
Where would you find an elf willing to cosplay? Currently we only have humans (and sometimes cats and dogs) cosplaying.

>> No.10920938

>>10920933
They can cosplay masked characters.

>> No.10920942

White people, at their best, cosplay most anime characters better. There isn't one Asian Erwin cosplay from AOT that looks good. Meanwhile Asian Levis look better (because he's canonically Asian). OP is a great example of this. We don't have to seethe over it, it's fine, but the best Marcille cosplays will be from White people.

>> No.10920972

>>10920936
we will genetically engineer elves into existence alongside catgirls

>> No.10920977

>>10920972
Is a world without elves worse than a world with elves who will never date you?

>> No.10921243

>>10920787
Well i think she looks cute enough to pass for a fantasy elf, they aren't real anyway, real elves would be tiny and have funny hats.

>> No.10921249

>>10920977
yes
even dateless real elves would be good coom material to both genders

>> No.10921250

>>10920787
Everybody should be free to cosplay whoever they want, the whole point is to show off your passion for a given character than the cosplay being 100% accurate. I'd rather have black Goku than a costhot whose cosplay is perfect down to the natural features being consistent but it's some FOTM waifu she doesn't know or care about (like what happened a lot with Makima cosplays a year or two ago).

Having said that, I wish Asian cosplayers like the one in the OP would stop using eyelash glue, or at least use it correctly like K-Pop idols to enhance their look instead of trying to look white and instead looking uncanny.

>> No.10921255

dont care

>> No.10921258
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>>10921250
Cry about it

>> No.10921272

>>10920787
as long as they're of a good race

>> No.10921274

>>10920787
Seeing as how Elves don't exist, I think its perfectly fine.

And if Elves did exist, I would still think its fine.

>> No.10921292

>>10920800
What if a skinny person cosplays a fat character?

>> No.10921413

>>10920933
I have to agree with this.

If you're a black cosplayer, I'd rather see hair that fits the characters ideal and looks good rather than the characters on-model design/colour but looks pants.

>>10921274
>>10921243
>>10920936
Marcille is Italian-Coded.

>> No.10921415

>>10920787
What, like that black samurai from the new Assassin's Creed?

>> No.10921416

>>10921415
I will eviscerate myself before touching Ass Ass In Shit, but I know for a fact that there actually was a famous black samurai, and the japs themselves love putting him in their games.

>> No.10921427

>>10921416
He was a retainer not a samurai, and his reception is mixed. My joke is that he is cosplaying as a samurai. Some japs defend him because if he isn't a samurai then neither are their ancestors of the same rank. Others are pissed off that they're being charged to see a foreigner killing japanese people and being glorified for it. Then some people made AI generated photos of him and passed them off as historical proof. I've never noticed him in any japanese media. I won't be playing the game either way. I'm not into AssCreed.

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>>10921427
>I've never noticed him in any japanese media.
seriously.

>> No.10921618

>>10920787
Blacks cosplaying white characters is the funniest shit in the world. Even more so if they try to match the hair as best they can with whatever whack-ass hair they've got

It reminds me of those tumblr blackwashed redraws

>> No.10921676

>>10920933
You should also consider the fact that it helps them not look like they’re trying to become another race entirely or are doing it for some kind of kink. There are a lot of black girls in jfashion that look as white as possible without changing their skin color, some of them even brighten up the photo to make the illusion their white or mixed. I find it uncanny and sort of depressing that they want to look as asian/white as humanly possible, it’s very intentional. I addressed this one time outside of /cgl/ and someone replied to me that they weren’t trying to become another race and was just apart of their “alter ego”, which gives me raceplay/fetish vibes. Personally I don’t care what black people cosplay as, as long as they aren’t trying to purposefully look white or are doing it for kink reasons.

>> No.10921776

>>10920787
ambivalent.

if we're expected to respect the work on the costume, then judging based on an unchangeable characteristic doesn't seem to follow the spirit of respecting the costume work. You're not fucking casting the character in a production. Knock yourself out.

that said, you also don't get to claim that as a whole package that they look closer to a given character all other things being equal. Thats just disingenuous.

>> No.10921958

>>10920787
>I've never noticed him in any japanese media
>Kessen series
>Nobunaga's Ambition
>both decades old Japanese video game series
Just say you are a zoomer; Period drama has been out of vogue for 20 years, just long enough for you to not have seen anything in your short life.

>> No.10922166

>>10920787
I'm more bothered by the fact that they shooped her face into oblivion and made it look nothing like Marcille.