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My Cosplay "Self-Help" Program (needs member input

Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 12:25 am
by Twytch
Greetings! :D
Okay, so I'm new here, but please don't hold that against me. :oops:

What I'm proposing here, is a program in which one would answer several multiple choices,
and cosplay options will be supplied based on their answers.

The purpose for said program should be apparent.
Instead of everyone making threads asking "who should I cosplay as?",
they can simply start up my little program, and get whole world of suggestions.

Now, I know exactly how to make it...
However, I need some input.

So, with the help of the members of this wonderful little site
I've stumbled upon, I would like to get started immediately. :)

Note: I may sometimes forget to update this post,
but I will always update my journal on Gaia.
Don't worry, you don't have to have an account to read it.


[url=]Screenshot01[/url] (note: that's a very temporary background)

The ground work is pretty much finished,
but I'd like to hear from you all about what kinds of questions I should include.

"Are you male or female?"
"How long is your hair?"
"What color is your hair?"
"How tall are you?"
"How big are you?" (as in chubby or slim)
"Guys - How buff are you?"
"Gals - What size are you?" (chest-wise)
"What color are your eyes?"
"What color is your skin?"
"What color/s do you like?"
"What color/s do you hate?"
"Crossplay?" (will display characters opposite your gender who are dubbed "crossplayable")

Anime/Manga Resources:
Absolute Anime (thanks to NinjaFerret)
Anime News Network (thanks to NinjaFerret) (thanks to Sabbath) (thanks to Yumi_Kirei)

Videogame Resource:
GameFAQs (thanks to myself)
(this is to be the only VG resource, as it covers everything I need for every game that exists)
(...however, if you find a better VG resource than GameFAQs, I'd love to hear about it in a PM)

Other Info:
Now, the colors thing is more useful than it sounds.
For instance, if I say I like silver, black, and blue,
but I hate orange, pink, and purple,
I may end up getting Sasuke Uchiha, whom has all my fav. colors,
rather than Naruto, who wears orange, or Sakura (if I chose to crossplay).

And a note about the "crossplayable" thing:
I realize that anyone can crossplay as anyone,
but I'm talking about characters who are, for instance, male,
but look as though they could be female, and vice versa.
For crossplay that is not labeled as "crossplayable",
simply choose the opposite gender at the beginning.

Requested Info:
Sites that have information about already-existing anime/manga.
Sites that update constantly and inform of newly released anime/manga.

Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 12:43 pm
by LavenderSpikes
Ask if their hair is curly or straight. I have curly hair that won't straighten, which means there are approximately three characters I can go as, and probably 2.5 of them are male!

Ask if there are any colors they absolutely hate/look terrible in.

Ask if they would mind cosplaying as a member of the opposite gender.

Hope I helped!

Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 12:54 pm
by Twytch
VERY helpful! :D
Thank you for your input!
If you think of anything else, let me know. ^_^
I was thinking of adding an option for weapons,
but I'm not sure if it should just be "Weapon? Yes/No"
or "Weapon? Sword/Axe/Spear/Bow/Gun/etc"

Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 7:23 pm
by Choji Warrior
Great idea but it usually doesnt concern me. Though it is an excellent way of experience.

Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 10:11 pm
by chameleonkitty
That's a brilliant idea!

You'll have to make sure that you always get a character, though

like even if you're really fat and shot and have a bald head :p

more auestions for the program

Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 10:41 pm
by viewer
I reckon it's a great idea! (since I can never make up my mind)

Just one more question is needed
How much nudity?

Because if it shows up girls (or guys) with little clothes... I wouldn't wear it. LOL some people might so yea. More choices

how are you going to keep the program small with so many characters? especially if you're going to add pictures? (maybe you're not :) )


Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 1:56 am
by Twytch
Hmm... I may not be able to have pictures...
After all, think of how many characters there are.
There are at least 50 in Dragonball Z, 20 in Naruto,
several dozen in the Mobile Suit series...
...And that's just including the "main" characters. >.<

When I bring my computer out here (I'm currently using my mom's),
I'll have to see how much compression I can get for an image to still look good, be at a suitable size, and etc. etc.
We'll see what happens, I guess!

Oh, and good call on the "coverage, or lack thereof", viewer. lol
Examples: Haku from Naruto... You can barely see his skin ever under all those clothes (and a mask to boot).
Felicia from Darkstalkers... ... ... Where ish the clothes?! o.O
lol So yeah. I'll probably add something like that.