Traveller Cosplay ?

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Traveller Cosplay ?

Postby domingojs23 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:30 pm

Dear Friends,

Has anyone seen / indulge in Cosplaying the Traveller Universe ? Am tempted to have an Imperial or Zhodani Navy or Marines or Commando dress uniform made. Does anyone have good color illustrations of such uniforms ?

Cheers !

Gary
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Re: Traveller Cosplay ?

Postby Burocrate » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:40 pm

Sadly my Google-fu is weak today...but I swear one of the "Ancients" from the TML was photographer in his own Imperial Army - Airlift Brigade uniform at a Gaming Convention. I want to say it was Douglas Berry but I may be mistaken.
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Re: Traveller Cosplay ?

Postby GypsyComet » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:11 pm

Seen it a few times, typically manifesting as the off-inspection field uniform of the IISS Exploration Branch: Pathfinder Boots, board shorts with more pockets than physics normally allow, a straw hat of ballistic fiber with built in commo gear, and a web vest over a ballistic cloth shirt bearing some sort of aloha print.
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Re: Traveller Cosplay ?

Postby dragoner » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:15 am

A Zho Consular Guard or Imperial Marine would be sweet; I have been watching "Heroes of Cosplay", which is pretty cool.
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Re: Traveller Cosplay ?

Postby Solomani666 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:28 pm

domingojs23 wrote:Dear Friends,

Has anyone seen / indulge in Cosplaying the Traveller Universe ? Am tempted to have an Imperial or Zhodani Navy or Marines or Commando dress uniform made. Does anyone have good color illustrations of such uniforms ?

Cheers !

Gary


No!
Because we are not 12 years old and we do not live in Japan.
And the only way we would do that is if we were going to have scientifically inaccurate Traveller Sex with an actual, and not imaginary, Solomani female before, afterwards, and possibly during a convention dressed in similar fashion.

Given the above, I would go for a spiffy grey IISS uniform with a black barrett with the IISS logo and combat boots.


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Re: Traveller Cosplay ?

Postby alex_greene » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:14 pm

Solomani666 wrote:No!
Because we are not 12 years old and we do not live in Japan.
Insufficient reason. Cosplay is universal these days. Just ask Fahr Sindram: she is German, and her speciality is cosplaying a Norse god.
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Re: Traveller Cosplay ?

Postby dragoner » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:36 pm

Aren't IISS uniforms light blue? But a quick trip to bing images of Yaya Han, makes me heartily approve of cosplay, nice guns:

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Re: Traveller Cosplay ?

Postby torus » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:21 am

alex_greene wrote:
Solomani666 wrote:No!
Because we are not 12 years old and we do not live in Japan.
Insufficient reason. Cosplay is universal these days. Just ask Fahr Sindram: she is German, and her speciality is cosplaying a Norse god.
Right - but it is still mostly about perving, yes? Don't shatter my illusions.
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Re: Traveller Cosplay ?

Postby rust » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:39 am

Solomani666 wrote:
Because we are not 12 years old and we do not live in Japan.
And the only way we would do that is if we were going to have scientifically inaccurate Traveller Sex with an actual, and not imaginary, Solomani female before, afterwards, and possibly during a convention dressed in similar fashion.
I somewhat doubt that all those German LARPers are minors from
Japan and enjoy their hobby because they expect to be laid during
every convention ... :lol:

More seriously, the lack of detailed descriptions and illustrations of
Imperial uniforms and gadgets makes Traveller cosplay difficult, al-
though the covers of some Traveller books of previous editions could
help a bit, provided someone has a sufficient Trade (Tailor) skill le-
vel.

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