Monday, March 02, 2009

Cosplay Fail

Cosplay is a type of performance art whose participants outfit themselves, with often-elaborate costumes and accessories, as a specific character. Characters are usually sourced in various Japanese and East Asian media, including manga, anime, graphic novels, video games and fantasy movies. The guys below also wanted to take part in the performance, although the costumes they chose did not exactly fit them. In fact they look simply ridiculous in them!











































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61 comments :

Darius Whiteplume said...

Were these from "Ugly Con" or something? :-)

And what's with all the cross-dressing?

Sera Melinda said...

O my they r totally disgusting. BUt the way they did has made their pics put on ur post, hehe....

this lil'chickee said...

Oh my goodness

Anonymous said...

Let the Nightmares begin in, 3...2...1

Anonymous said...

Well, it really looks as if they're all having a great time. Good for them. No need to belittle.

Anonymous said...

choji dude looks great though he is supposed to be like that ^^

Anonymous said...

is it a weird coincidence that nearly all of them are overweight? grossly in some cases. were there not and skinny weird, oh, sorry cosplaying people?

Anonymous said...

Whiskey.Tango.Foxtrot.

Frater_Arjuna said...

WTF?!?!

I Feel the pain...

Anonymous said...

The chouji one sucess ?

Anonymous said...

damn you I have gone blind!

did the short bus crash into the costume shop or something?

I would rather look at smelly bums online www.street-people.com because atleast the stink of urine can't come through my wireless

max plenke said...
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max plenke said...

Congratulations to the most recent anonymous.

You successfully rattled off a crappy joke trifecta.

Anonymous said...

As an overweight cosplayer I commend these people. Except for the nearly naked really hairy guy half bald guy.....that was kind of disturbing but hey to each his own! ^_^

Anonymous said...

*claps* Wooooow, you people are mature, belittling others for laughs. Look, who cares if some are fail, if you're having fun, then let them have fun...

I mean, cosplaying is just "costume play", so whoever has ever dressed up in any sort of costume, has "cosplayed".

And what's wrong with crossplay, hmm? I crossplay... many people do. And I say props to them! It takes guts to crossplay! Especially for the guys.

Anonymous said...

I would like to point out the disclaimer at the bottom of your page.

You claim to be a news organization yet you don't strive for accuracy even in "fluff" or opinion pieces.

You pick some of the worst examples of an art for and present it as the form itself. It's like taking a reporter caught plagiarizing and presenting that reporter as the norm. Your morning show is a perfect example of why accuracy and credibility are not high on morning news shows priority list. Please leave the morning zoo approach to the radio programs. At least we've come to expect ignorance and stupidity from them.
~Reviewer007

Caty said...

These people should seriously look in a mirror before they leave the house. And I'm a cosplayer too, but these people are making a joke out of the characters I love. If they really wanted to properly cosplay they would pick a character that is appropriate to their, um, phisique. And what is it with fat cosplay chicks not wearing any makeup. Not like it would help them, but cosplay is about going over the top not half assing it.

Anonymous said...

Whats with all the defending of these people, did someone post this website on a christian help forum.

If they were animals, their Genetic Line would stop here.

Steve M.

Anonymous said...

I'll agree with a few of my fellow folks who have defended the art of Cosplay. Many of these pics are not the best of the Cosplay community sure, but trust me, they aren't the extent of them. Many crossplay, though not all. Of course, some do sort of joke based ones, where they are doing it for the shit and giggle factor...IE like the Sailor Bubba guy. Yeah there may be some who do poorly at there costume, but other who do amazing work as well...after all one of the last two cons I went to had a guy doing what I would like to call a drop dead, holy fricking shite...looked like walked out of the Iron Man movie in the red and gold Iron Man suit. I suggest those who keep bashing the craft and art of cosplay like this should go check out a convention themselves or even better, stop in a read or view some of the galleries at places like Cosplay.com, Cosspace and so on, maybe even read these places forums and educate thyself a bit more about it.

Some cosplay for you folks that shows the opposite end of the spectrum:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v365/raijimagiwind/Cosplay%20Stuff/

I chose only 10, but this is an example of the other side of the craft. So for those who want to bash it, may the Cosplay Gods smite you down and beat you with a a Blue Mage's Staff... ><

Israel said...

meu Deus aquele cara quase pelado ali o banco dele é de buteco ta pior que o meu e o albino vestido de mulher ta loco que coisa mais horrivel sahushaus

Kuku Kachuu said...

Hey, the Con is a no-humiliation zone. A lot of kids who show up to these Cons are picked on in school a lot, and it's not fair to take away maybe the one chance they get a year to loosen up and pretend to be somebody else for a day.

That said, some of these are absolutely hilarious and maybe posting them online was a bad idea on their part... xD

Anonymous said...

I linked my best friend to this. and he did 2 things.

1. Said "HOLY BALLS" to all of em.
2. and Gagged.

Anonymous said...

The Chouji one shouldn't be included here. That actually looks good.

Anonymous said...

what's wrong with chouji there? D:

Anonymous said...

you guys should get a life , cosplay is for all genders for all weights and for all race , the Yuna cosplay is not that bad ..just because the chick is BLACK made it to the FAIL category !! and what's up with the over weight cosplayers? they're just having fun , i bet you're a shallow dude who can't even make his own costume ..get a life and stop posting those pics.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the Naruto trio was pretty good--- the costumes were well-made,modest and they actually fit the people wearing them.

More than I can say for some of the porn stars on the loose at these shows...

Anonymous said...

Kinda harsh some of these comments and the post itself for that matter. There's no need for it. I have the greatest respect for anyone who has the balls to cosplay especially if they are "overweight". On that note, the guy whos cosplaying Chouji is AWESOME!!! he's not failing whatsoever and if the author knew anything about cosplay they'd have known that.

Anonymous said...

Dude, I make my own cosplay outfits all the time, but I make them to FIT MY BODY. Also, I chose characters with similar body types to my own. I wouldn't choose a skimpily dressed character and assume that other people wanted to see me try and squeeze into their costumes. Seriously, there are plenty of "hefty" characters out there to choose from, don't make other people suffer and try to burn out their eyes. May I help to point you in the right direction;

Chouji from Naruto, Breda from FMA, Grandma Sophie from Howl's Moving Castle, No Face from Spirited Away (after he had eaten a few people), Witch of the Waste from Howl's Moving Castle, Jynx from Pokemon, Buu from DBZ, Nyanko Sensei from Natsume Yuujin Chou, Gluttony from FMA, Ward from FF8, Caitsith (or any mog) from FF7, Ghim from Record of Lodoss War, Macha from Chrono Cross, NEED I GO ON??

Seriously. There are costumes out there for all body types, find one that fits you.

Anonymous said...

not trying to be an ass here,but there are some costumes that really only look good on slim people. i have seem some overweight people cosplay very nicely. . .but these people don't do themselves justice

Anonymous said...

I can actually see some of the ones here who "tried". Some of them even did a few okay crossplays. (The Chouji one was best, in my opinion)
Hats off to the ones who tried!

Then there are the ones who look like they bought the first thing they saw on the shelf and don't even know who the character was. That's like walking into a Death Note cast with a blonde L. Or a brunnete Sakura Haruno. It just doesn't work. Period.
~B.Lee

Anonymous said...

People are so cruel these days. So what if they are a bit on the chubby ( or more ) side. Cosplaying is about having fun and just hanging out with all the great people around you. These people look like they are all having a good time and you shouldn't be doing something so rude to them. Cosplaying is a great way to just be someone else for a day and that's what they wanted to do. So, let them be. You shouldn't be making fun of them by calling them failures because they really aren't. So stop being such a loser and try to fix your own problems instead of pointing out anyone elses.

( & the Choji costume was an epic win )

Anonymous said...

Why are people getting all sensitive about this?

I bet half of those who crossplayed/cosplayed on those pictures did it for laughs. I commend the guts and good work!

Sure some of the comments are harsh. They're jerks for going too far. But seriously, stop being such hypocrites. It's not like any of you don't find some of the pictures ridiculous somehow.

J. said...

I spy SBAllen (aka Sailor Bacon), head of GameFAQs in that lot.

Dark Warthog said...

The Chouji one was actually pretty good.

Anonymous said...

Choji not suppose to be in this pile :P

Anonymous said...

come to think of it some of em are pretty funny but hey at least there trying and they own a cosplay i bet some of the people that are commenting dont even cosplay so dont even talk. and why is that cosplayer of choji on there? its not a fail its actually done pretty well.

Anonymous said...

Damn...my brains and eyes are squishing all over the floor. Although i must say that the Chouji was pretty good...the rest just simply looks wrong D:

kati said...

though that Link has a beautiful hylian shield i feel sorry for Zelda

bluemptysoul said...

yep the chouji one doesnt belong here
he looks good
and as chubi as the real one is x3 *pinches cheeeks* cuuuteee

Anonymous said...

HOLY SHIT!!!! ahhhh my eyes please someone take my eyes.

Anonymous said...

itiots, the fat ninja with the donut, is really fat in the manga! A FAIL 4 YOU

Anonymous said...

The kind of shit I'd see during a dream that goes to fucking ugly.. EW.. Wake up please and drink some bleach.

Anonymous said...

LMFAO....so sus all the fat ppls wearing tights but i have to admit choji was good nothing wrong there besides the fact that he wasnt eating those weird chips :)

Anonymous said...

Tingle and choji are not cosplay fail !

Anonymous said...

I have a headache..

Anonymous said...

Shit, i wanna puke...

But i'm much more confident in my cosplaying-skills after I've seen this

Doraemon said...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mmBw3uzPnJI/SavwVjfaIeI/AAAAAAAAhn8/zTmgFGocbwQ/s400/cosplay-fail-20.jpg is this a girl or a guy???

Anonymous said...

More than half of this is more of just picking on overweight cosplayers than actual fails. Some of them are really good costumes. Throw fluffies a bone. Jesus.

Anonymous said...

They are having a good time, there is no need for comments like this.

Anonymous said...

1.The Chouji is SUPPOSED to look like that. That one's actually pretty good.
2.Just 'cause Yuna's black she fails? If black people shouldn't cosplay then white people shouldn't dress up as Asian-created characters. Ever thought sbout that?
3.Some of these are bad on purpose for laughs.
4. Overweight =/= horrible. I've seen some AMAZING overweight cosplayers before.
I agree, some of these could use a lot of improvement, but it doesn't give you the right to say what's bad and what's not.

Anonymous said...

okay people can leave the house in what they want, as we can all tell. the only one that truely worries me is the almost bald guy, wearing what looks like a bunch of straps and a bag around his junk.... im honestly horrified and mostly sick ...

Rin Kagamine said...

Cosplay is more about fun then looking good. It's about being someone different for a day. If these people had an awesome time forgetting life and living as someone else it shouldn't matter what they look like. But that's just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

All cosplay is a FAIL!

Attila said...

Oh..my ...god...

Anonymous said...

This is the meanest post I have ever seen.

Shame on the person that made this.

Anonymous said...

the way you people talk about these cosplayers are simpley disgusting U R THE FAT UGLY GROSS PEOPLE not them!! there having fun and loving life unlike you!! havnt you got anything better do to then to put other people down who are actulley having a good time or is your life that misereble that u feel like everyone should be put down f*ck up and die u bastards!! but for the ppl who did say nice things, spot on and bless you xo

Nish said...

This is really sad that people have turned to laugh at those who are innocent. Go post something mean about someone who actually did something bad! If you really don't want to look at these people, then don't! They didn't ask to be laughed at, especially if they are merely enjoying themselves. Honestly, fuck off. Stop being a jerk and turning others into disgusting pigs by making them laugh with you.

WeBeNinjas said...

The choking one is actually pretty good...

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, you people have to stop being so mean. Those people are having a fun time. So what if they are overweight? Or so what if they don't want to shave their beard? Cosplaying isn't about being perfect, having the perfect cosplay and/or forms, it's about having fun. That's at least how it started. But people forgot that.

Anonymous said...

Carol b.

TO ALL THE COSPLAY HATERS, UR A WASTE OF OXYGEN ON THIS WONDERFULL PLANET,
LIKE TO SEE ALL YOU HATERS GET UP THERE, AND WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO PUT PEOPLE DOWN
YOU ARE THE ONES THAT COME OUT LOOKING BAD.
SOMEDAY, SOME OF YOU WILL REGRET WHAT U HAVE SAID, I HOPE SO,

Anonymous said...

You failed a chick because she was black? in that case you should fail every white person in every picture because anime is JAPANESE. ASIAN. Seriously get over yourseleves. Everyone of every SIZE, and RACE can cosplay. This level of ignorance is disturbing.