Cosplay: good, bad and the ugly

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Yeah, well, I imagine there is a fair amount of 'dude cosplay' where costumes/armor/etc can cover up not being in shape if you're creative.. the Predator isn't really one of them.

Girls.. yeah.. just being skinny and/or having big boobs means you're securing a cosplay win in most eyes.
You are telling me...I got beat by a frufru princess in a costume contest who bought her outfit.


Going for the Ahab Predator look?
Yessir! Hence the tri-blade gauntlet and glaive spear! The biomask is a bear to make. Having all sorts of issues. I'll get it done.
 

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That EVA foam stuff has really changed cosplay, I wish I would have investigated it more when I was still into all that. I only recently tried my hand at the stuff by making a simple helmet for a stalled costume project, worked out pretty good.
 
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That EVA foam stuff has really changed cosplay, I wish I would have investigated it more when I was still into all that. I only recently tried my hand at the stuff by making a simple helmet for a stalled costume project, worked out pretty good.
3D printing as well! If you ever need help or advice, I would love to help. I enjoy helping other cosplayers a great deal. You are never too old!
 

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I had something similar with my Predator costume. I had an MP3 player unto which I transferred the Predators "clicking" sounds and I had that hooked up to a portable mini amplifier, all of which was in a pouch that was hidden underneath my dreads. I never got a chance to use it though....the one time I wore the costume I was in a rush to get to a costume contest and didn't put it on or use it. And I didn't even get to enter the contest!
 
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Have some very bad news and a tremendous setback. My latex mask and feet I ordered turned out to be a scam...charged over $300 and never recieved them.

In the appeal process for a refund with etsy.
 

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Well, I have to say I'm surprised. I figured they might give it a cursory look and then be like Ebay, "well, we got our share, we can't help you."
 

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Well, I have to say I'm surprised. I figured they might give it a cursory look and then be like Ebay, "well, we got our share, we can't help you."

Nothing was shipped. No tracking provided. I gave them screenshots of every interaction plus multiple attempts to contact, and Facebook posts where he had cheated people. Full refund.
 
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Now we are playing games...
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Think his new plan is to ship this to me despite the refund, write a ticket and claim to etsy saying I never paid and try to get me in trouble.