By slightly obscure, I mean ‘might not be immediately recognizable but wouldn’t they be fun to pull off all the same for fans who did?‘ I know I’ve said it before, but I am fairly new to the cosplay scene. But that certainly hasn’t stopped the cosplay versions of a writer’s plot bunnies from running around my brain!
I haven’t been part of a group cosplay yet, but I’d love to do so in the future. I always have the biggest grin when I see a great group cosplay doing a kickass, appropriately themed pose. Seriously, people are awesome. And while I have larger fandom group/individual cosplays I’d like to do, I thought I’d share some less obvious ones I think would be a blast to take on…
It wasn’t long after I saw Inception that the thought of cosplaying as a ‘dream team’ starting bouncing around my head. What makes this one difficult is that unless each member of the group wears a sign or name tag saying ‘architect’, ‘point man’, ‘Mr. Charles’, etc., it’s likely the group won’t be immediately recognized for what it is (but noted for being very snappily dressed). So then it’s all about the ‘play’ part of ‘cosplay’ to really pull this one off – and here’s where I imagine it would get really fun!
So you’d have your sleeper device, everyone should have a totem (and have someone who’s really decent at spinning a top), and most importantly – you get to act like your environment is the dream world. Pretend to sleep (minus the chemist and/or point man, of course), continually pick a ‘target’ and hop to extracting their secrets or planting an idea as a team, attempt your own gravity fight, maybe play some of the ‘oh no, here comes the kick’ music – you can really get creative!
All I know is that it would be awesome. And maybe it’s just me, but I would love to do the dream team thang.
If you haven’t seen Bob’s Burgers, you need to. I was introduced to it last summer and it has become one of my favorite new shows. It is becoming more widely known, but it remains on the ‘slightly obscure’ list because unless you’re Louise (or Gene in the burger suit, now that I think about it) you’re probably not going to be immediately recognizable on your own. So boom, another group cosplay that would be a blast.
The Belchers are your average family taking life one mishap at a time. There’s the nonchalantly hilarious and boy crazy Tina, house music lover and go with the flow Gene, and not afraid to shake things up/maybe a tad prone to violent thoughts Louise. So yeah, shenanigans abound. Bob and Linda certainly have their crazy moments as well, but they roll with the punches like any seasoned parent and human being knows how to do. Plus, if you have a bigger group you can bring in the equally quirky larger cast of characters. The more the merrier, right?
Ah, Cabin Pressure. If you are at all a fan of British humor or Benedict Cumberbatch (or really any of the equally talented actors), you need to give Cabin Pressure a listen. (What’s Cabin Pressure? Familiarize yourself a bit more with the premise and the radio drama’s hilarity in a previous post from my 15 Days of Sherlock series.) Pilots, steward with handmade hat, CEO of My Jet Now, (air dots, polar bears, lemons, yellow cars…) what’s not to love?
As a British radio comedy, a Cabin Pressure group cosplay might be the most ‘slightly obscure’ one on my list – at least here in the States where it’s less likely to be recognized. Regardless, get three friends, make some MJN Air uniforms, and basically be either cool and always ready with a quip, generally nervous but proud
pilot captain, a big lovable goofball, or the boss all day. Oh, and toss apples. And play ridiculous yet clever games. And, please, try your best not to go bust. I can only imagine that this group cosplay would make for an undoubtedly brilliant time!
So there you have it. My top three slightly obscure group cosplays on my nerdy to-do list someday. I’ve stumbled across photos of only one group cosplay of all three, each amazing (and obviously needing to be cosplayed more!). What do you think: Agree? Disagree? Crazy but might just work? Do you have any slightly obscure cosplays – group or otherwise – you’re dying to do?
As always, thanks for reading, cheers! Until then…