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04 December 2008 @ 10:08 pm
Costume?  
Right then. Apparently the fancy dress on the Saturday night at Redemption this year is anime and manga. I have *no idea* what or who to dress up as, as I don't watch or read the above. Anyone got any ideas for something that doesn't involve me dyeing my hair purple?
 
 
 
Kalypso: Jarrierekalypso_v on December 4th, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
Don't they go round looking very cute? You can do that easily!
Valderys: Rupert the Bear in bed with friendvalderys on December 5th, 2008 12:15 am (UTC)
But I don't think I can manage the eyes bigger than my head part of it! And I'm *not* dressing as any kind of a school girl! :)
prochytesprochytes on December 4th, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
I have found some blonde characters in high school anime, including one who has the power to turn into a more adult version of herself once a year when the moon turns red (uh-huh). She eats a lot of bananas. Sound promising?
Valderys: Rupert the Bear in bed with friendvalderys on December 5th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC)
I can eat bananas. Right. *nods head decisively* And be an adult, with no wearing of school uniform! :) Indeed, it sounds promising - do you have a name I can look up on trusty Wikipedia?
prochytesprochytes on December 5th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
She is called Kaolla Su. Her Wikipedia moment is here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Love_Hina_characters#Kaolla_Su

There is more about Love Hina here:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LoveHina

To judge from the entry the identifying factors are:

a) Blonde.

b) A variant Bindi spot on the forehead.

c) Barefooted.

d) Bananas (multiple senses).

And, as you note, Adult!Kaolla can probably dispense with the schoolgirl outfit and wear something a bit more sensible...
prochytesprochytes on December 5th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
PS Do not be fooled by this into thinking I know anything about anime or manga. I just remembered seeing something on TV Tropes that stuck in my mind.
Valderys: Rupert the Bear in bed with friendvalderys on December 5th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
I'll check it out. And you so know more than me! (Not that it would be hard :) Doesn't Laura quite like anime? Anyway, it's closer to comic fandom than any of mine, so you probably absorbed some knowledge by osmosis somehow!
prochytesprochytes on December 5th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
Doesn't Laura quite like anime?

Yes, she does like some. It might be worth asking if she has ever had to go to something as an anime character since (for obvious reasons) she usually has to pick blondes for fancy dress.
Katkillalla on December 5th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC)
Integra Hellsing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integra_Hellsing
Or, google her name for better images. She's blonde, has glasses, wears suits/uniforms, smokes cigarillos and kicks vampire ass. You know you want to.
Valderys: Rupert the Bear in bed with friendvalderys on December 5th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Cor. I now have two suggestions, that's more than I thought I might have! :) I'll look at them both and see if I've got the costume - the cigarillos sound nice!
Katkillalla on December 5th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
Just to add - Damn! If it weren't for the whole going to Ethiopia thing, I could totally do a costume for Yuko Ichihara.
Valderys: Rupert the Bear in bed with friendvalderys on December 5th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
Well, I would try and tempt you, except the Ethiopia thing isn't exactly something you can drop for a con :)
Gaspodegaspode on December 6th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
God - Theres loads you could do that would suit you - and Anime covers so many many genre's ... I'll lend you Chevallier De Leon ... That's got some wonderfull stuff that's right up your alley ..