Weird topic, gulls: I know how you guys like to cosplay things like Sakizou drawings, and I know some of you like LARPing. This is neither of those, and is closer to period costuming. Have any of you ever seen classical paintings or statues and really wanted to cosplay them? (Pic related, the Vestal Virgin statue that was in the 2005 P&P) Where would you wear such a specific costume? Ren faires? Have you ever been so jealous of someone's outfit in a Vermeer that you wanted to recreate it?
I wish I could get a whole group of people together and do all of these happy monks
Habits are really easy anon I'll do it with you
Also my life will not be complete until I can be all of the Gustav Klint paintings
A bit more modern, but damn, Mucha's art is just begging to be made into costumes
I'd love to see a group cosplay of the seasons.
I've wanted to make this dress since I saw it in my art history class last semester.
this and his Munich self portrait are my goals
I wish a bunch of grandpas would cosplay them, if not I'll join you anon.
this is Victora who is on top of the victory column in Berlin
I don't know how popular this painting is, but I saw it in an art museum and fell in love with it. I'd love to cosplay it one day, especially because she looks a lot like me, but I don't know if I should. Do you think I should go for it?
The painting is Odalisque, by August Renior
Count me in on the monks, I'll bring a barrel of nice red wine.
I want to be all of Waterhouse's paintings, if only for a foto shoot.
>Where would you wear such a specific costume?
reenactment. Hell it's kind of expected there to base your cloths on very specific sources. At least if it's done right
Assuming this is for a fancy dress party I wonder if anyone got it!
I would love to see one of the more experienced prop/mask makers recreate an Archimboldo portrait, perhaps the Librarian would be the easiest? Here's a still life version, so it's probably doable.
How weird would it be to you guys to wear something like this to a con?
I wish we lived in a world where I could make this costume and have it be acceptable in any capacity.
I'm sure people would love it! It would remind me of this
I think I would lay off the frame; my only problem is that I'd inevitably drift towards less well-known pieces. But groups would be so fun!
>I'd be so down for Vestal Virgins
>the costume would probably be pretty simple too
Oh god I know, I don't think I'll be able to make it until I'm in a good job with a steady income, and even then I'll probably be collecting materials over years.
Oh well, at least it's a piece of timeless art and the amount of recognition I'd get from it likely won't change much, if at all, over time.
Well there's plenty of odalisques to choose from anon, how about Ingres? have you checked Indian or maybe Persian stores for fabric though (but Maghrebi fabric would make it more historically accurate)? the fabric is not that much more expensive at least where I live
I live in America so I feel like historically and culturally accurate fabrics will cost more, if anything. But I really like that one painting for a number of reasons and I'm not looking to do anything else. I don't mind that it would probably take years to complete, since as I said, the people who will recognize it will recognize it no matter when I do it.
I've always wanted to do one of Louis Cranach the Elder's Judith paintings. They're so badass and a lot of them even have similar facial characteristics to me. No idea where to wear it though.
This pic is the sculpture of Athena I plan to design a costume off of.
I'm sure /mu/ loves it.
I am legitimately curious to see whether or not anyone is going to cosplay as any of the sekkou boys
>Or you need to find non shitty reenactment groups. Which is already near impossible.
it's not impossible, at least in europe. Although it isn't easy either.
And some better larps could be a good opportunity too
quite a few years ago, a group of ladies recreated this painting of the empress eugenie surrounded by her ladies at costume con. if i remember right, they won the historical masq that year.
I'm pretty sure there are a lot of WW I and II reenactment groups outside of europe that are good.
As for more renaissance and medieval period... I don't know. I can't recall anny famously good ones from outside of europe but I don't know all of them.
ren-fairs have very little to do with reenactment. You need historical accuracy for reenactment. That's one of the main points.
As far as I know renfairs in general are very fare from that. Then again there could be a few reenactors there
From what I can see of her face their features are pretty similar but why would you choose that picture of yourself to compare it to the Mona Lisa? It's not even remotely similar posing AND most of her face is covered!
Here's bunch of architects dressed as the buildings they design in 1931.
I'm so down to do a 4-person group where we just paint our head and bust grey and wear all black below.
I've always thought doing a full greek statue would be awesome. Gotta find a decent way around the nudity thing though. Also need to get my aesthetics in shape.
I've always wanted to go as Dante from Inferno and hang around with a Vergil commentating and fainting at everything
Not historical but Mia and Me is a show that is heavily influenced by Klimt's works.
I've been looking into this myself lately. I want to cosplay from a very small fandom of mine. (Ranger's Apprentice) but it's hard to find good historically accurate patterns that fit my budgets.
Technically it's a fictional novel series, but it's set in a medieval world.
I would be so down for this. To you US gulls, where would you stage shoots like this?
>tfw you will never get to be aphrodite and your boyfriend adonis
no one can do them justice imo, theyre too classically beautiful. perhaps some figures are best left in 3d.
>mfw aphrodite is nearly always nude anyways
She has the boat and everything and I'm in love
bury me now, this is fucking incredible!
Damn...I'd love to cosplay a Pre-raphaelite painting
I love Waterhouse's Ophelia (and Hylas and the Nymphs, and Mermaid) too.There are lots of photographic recreations of Ophelia, but mostly inspired by the Millais painting.
I know I've seen Mucha cosplay
Not to mention Sailor Moon art heavily pulls from Mucha.
Usagi's prisoner outfit is straight up copy of a Mucha dress.
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