Costumes vs. Cosplay- Know The Difference!

The 501st Legion is a charity group made up of Star Wars fans who focus on making accurate and realistic costumes of characters. They attend several charity events, and have partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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The 501st Legion is a charity group made up of Star Wars fans who focus on making accurate and realistic costumes of characters. They attend several charity events, and have partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Ryan Healy, Staff Writer

Cosplay. The parents usually hate it, some people love it, but what is it? And why is it different from wearing a costume?

Cosplay is defined as “the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game”. For example, if you’ve heard of the charity group called the 501st Legion, this may seem familiar. This is a charity group made up of Star Wars fans where everyone wears a costume, attempting to make it as realistic and accurate as possible. These people attend charity events, such as the CHOC walk, or partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

有一次,我正在参加青少年糖尿病研究基金会(JDRF)步行筹集金钱为研究治愈1型糖尿病,因为我的小兄弟有它; ESTA第501团参加了活动。有没有人打扮成天行者卢克,蓝道·卡利森,死亡战队一些流氓一个,一些飞行员,和一对夫妇的绝地,仅举几例。不会说谎,这是很酷。讽刺的是,打扮成卢克的人看起来更像是阿纳金,但嘿,你能做什么呢?

Cosplay is defined as “the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game””

古装简直是打扮成一本书,电影,游戏,或任何一个角色,真的。古装可以便宜和商店买来的,还是雄心勃勃制造。我们都在那里 - 打扮成忍者的超级英雄,或者,不得不戴上假肌肉的古装片。超级不舒服,通常不平衡,并根据天气情况,可以让它觉得你在撒哈拉大沙漠,或山坡牧场夏天是。 (在山坡上,夏天的天气是102+度一般。)

通常情况下,如在第501的情况下,服装都设计得准确,逼真越好。通常情况下,如果不是在服装,盔甲,制服,窃取或保持在滚动的树干,用这个人的名字,什么是组的一部分,他们是英寸例如,在洛杉矶被称为了“驻军”另外还有沙丘海驻军参考亚利桑那州,和云城驻军参考俄勒冈州的,那么,你的想法成员。这是一个非常有趣的系统,这真的是精心设计的。

A costume is simply dressing up as a character from a book, movie, game, or anything, really.”

With a costume, it can often be thrown in a bag, the washing machine, or just stuffed into a locker. It’s easier to carry around, but here’s the thing.

曾几何时,我从星球大战,即雷克斯队长字符的便宜,商店购买服装。胸铠是绘的两件式塑料大块,安装有尼龙搭扣。难道没有靴子,腿基本上是睡衣的材料,而“头盔”只是一个与太阳眼镜镜片作为取景器面罩。

所有的一切,这不是很好。胸部板打破了,当我穿上它,所以我不得不去蜘蛛侠。在展会上,星球大战:克隆人战争船长雷克斯握有两个小的黑色DC-17手枪。在商店购买服装的情况下,我挥动鲜艳的白色,蓝色,橙色和DC-15A步枪爆。

该手枪是相当小的,并且只能由高级字符使用。该步枪是一个更大的枪,几乎每个人都使用。再加上,在所有的剧集,电影和小说,没有枪是白色,橙色和蓝色。武器的点通常是美容或效率。几乎所有的时间,他们是全黑色,与一对夫妇外星武器的例外,和一阶冲锋队员的枪。

通常情况下,你看到一个士兵用这些手枪,并认为“哦。他是指挥官。“或者”哦,我有步枪和手枪。我必须是一个弧形骑兵“(注:。ARC部队高度精英和训练有素的,级别高于连指挥官通常),该手枪是由高级军官才能使用。还有一点要没有办法的混乱,向上。雷克斯从未使用过的步枪。他标志性的为他的手枪。

Costumes are cheap, easy to store, and are (generally) kid friendly. Cosplay is realistic, accurate, and immersive. In fact, I’d go on to say that cosplay is the costume of grown-ups and teenagers.”

多数有其他指挥官使用的DC-15A的“步枪”一个,或实际步枪型步枪,与肩托和长桶。 (直流-15A是唯一的名字步枪。这是一个相当小枪,通常挥起两手,,虽然较强骑兵通常可以运用它用一只手,步枪,像目前的步枪,通常是单次狙击手,或自动步枪,取决于谁你交谈的人。这两个版本在技术上是正确的。)

在电影里,你可以看到士兵的盔甲也就是有光泽,节省设计伪装盔甲服务,或只覆盖战争的伤痕几个克隆营。第501 ESTA效果极好地复制。在商店买的服装是枯燥,肮脏轻松搞定,并且有真正快速采集污垢和灰尘的一个奇怪的习惯。我发誓,我穿着古装只有一次,在万圣节,和它吸引的灰尘和污迹就像有人每天都穿着它。

With cosplay, you can, if you think about it right, feel 字符。如,你觉得沉浸在当下。这是现实的,就可以了,最起码,在你的心中假装你就是性格。有些人用假发,爽肤水,甚至临时纹身如果有必要的应用。一些字符为标志性的纹身。显然,卫生组织像个性格有点太多了。

我们不得不如果有人跑来跑去,像个Nihilus,我们就会有一个有点问题的,看到Nihilus是他在从行星排的所有生活能力的著名人物。我吸收了这么多ESTA的能量,我曾经对生命的力量结合到面罩和长袍,我穿。他基本上是一个吸血鬼,幽灵,吸生活了整个行星。如果有人表现得像他,想电死无辜的人,并窃取他们的生命之力,那将是我所说的“问题”。

With a store-bought costume, it’s impossible to even think like that character. No clone trooper wears a wrap-around plastic mask.

All in all, each kind has their flaws and strengths. Costumes are cheap, easy to store, and are (generally) kid friendly. Cosplay is realistic, accurate, and immersive. In fact, I’d go on to say that cosplay is the costume of grown-ups and teenagers.

However, costumes are non-realistic, not very durable, and generally inferior. On the other hand, cosplay can be expensive, difficult to store, and takes a lot of effort to make.