Stuck in a Rut

Does it ever seem like all the characters you pick are in some way the same? For awhile, Amara had a string of characters that were all dead. Which has kind of morphed into a string of characters with tons of gorgeous detailing and draping and everything a cosplayer could ever want.

So why are all of my characters such jerks?!?

I’m not counting the ones that I’ve picked primarily for group cosplay business, like Tsuzuki and Jr. But everyone who I’ve picked just on my own, out of nowhere, are all jerks. Grell: being Jack the Ripper is a jerk move. Kuja: pretty and well-spoken, but a jerk. Albel: I know you’ve got some serious baggage, but you’re a jerk. Even Haseo can be a tool sometimes. At least, I make him that way since I don’t like Atoli. Izaya… anyways.

I’m not a jerk in real life. I will admit to being sassy and brutally honest (but only out of love!) and sometimes oblivious. I’m not even a jerk when I’m in cosplay. I break character because being friendly at a convention is awesome and that’s what conventions are for (I meant for being friendly and meeting people, not necessarily being awesome, but I’ve seen people fit that into their schedules too.)

What gives?

~greyrondo

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About greyrondo

My name is greyrondo. I've been a cosplayer since Fall 2006, and I've noticed that the best conversations I have with cosplayers usually involve the question, 'so how DID you do that?' So after studying costuming and making a closet's worth of costumes, that's what I'd like to help answer. Drop in and stay awhile whether you're a cosplayer or just a curious spectator; one of my musings is bound to be what you're looking for. If you have a question or something to say, leave a comment or contact me! I don't bite, I promise. View all posts by greyrondo

3 responses to “Stuck in a Rut

  • bairdduvessa

    i think it has to do with inner desires, an outlet for unconscious thoughts that we suppress on a daily business. while i am not a cosplayer i see similar fan worship among comic geeks, we tend to learn towards heroes and villains that do and say things we never could in real life.
    i’d have to know more about the characters you portray to make a hypothesis as to why you pick them though.

    • greyrondo

      I think that’s sometimes the case, and in the case of my characters, I’m just glad that I think they’re curious and have good and bad elements, and not blindly think they’re the most amazing (fictional) people ever.

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