In honor of Comic Con 2014 and Throwback Thursday, I think it's about time to showcase another one of my cosplay adventures! While I've already posted some of my comic con adventures in A Link to the Blog: The Legend of Zelda Cosplay, this costume is the title character from Ranma 1/2, an anime/manga popular back in the 90s.
If you're not familiar with the show/comic, it's pretty simple: While training in martial arts with his father, the main character, Ranma, fell into a cursed spring which turned him into a girl. Each one of the many pools carries a different transformation curse, activated by cold water and fixed by hot. What with a dozen different love triangles, blood feuds, and unexpected dousings, antics ensue.
The character I cosplayed as was female Ranma, a.k.a. girl type Ranma, a.k.a. pig tailed girl. My cohorts cosplayed as other cursed characters: Shampoo (who turns into a purple cat), Mousse (who turns into a duck with glasses), and Ryoga (who turns into an adorable black pig).
All of us made our own costumes, a true testament to our creativity, resourcefulness, and sewing skills. To make things simpler, I found a great pair of run-of-the-mill gym pants and black flats, and only had to sew the collared shirt and belt. The wig was my first and only adventure into the faux hair experience.
|Two halves make a whole!|
While at the comic convention (AnimeLA), we even met a few other fine folk who still remembered the comic of old, including my male counterpart, the original Ranma!
|The Anything Goes Pancake Eating Contest!|
And of course no cosplaying adventure would be complete without going out to eat and getting strange looks from random people with lunch.
|Out for a fence-top stroll.|
We recreated a few iconic shots from the manga and anime before calling it a day. Perhaps next year I may be able to bust out a new costume for Comic Con 2015...!
|Ranma 1/2 doppelgangers!|
Until next time!