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#121 - nemecyst (11/18/2014) [-]
I'm sorry, when did I say bodybuilding? I said getting in shape.
Let me put it this way, in order to design a sword for one costume I had to learn how to use a jigsaw, scrolling saw, plane tool, and a dremmel. Now if you don't have those tools that can run you quite a bit, even without materials. Now the current material I'm working with runs about $40-$50 per yard if you buy it in bulk and requires careful use of a heat gun as well as knowledge on how to manipulate the material. Furthermore you need to know how different materials work together. There's more to it than that but I'm going to sleep once I'm done with this post.
On top of knowing all this technically it takes hours of practice in order to actually be able to competently perform any of these actions.
Finally: I said getting in shape is easy. Run, do some basic lifting and exercises that a 10 minute google search tells you about and you can get in pretty good shape. Bodybuilding is hard, I know people who do it and their entire life revolves around it, and you know what? Good for them. Costuming and bodybuilding are different types of skills, costuming is art and bodybuilding is sport. With exercise you can do just about any technique right off the bat if you use the right amount of weight/resistance, with costuming you have to master the basics before you can even considering moving on to harder things.
tl;dr Bodybuilding =/= getting in shape, bodybuilding and costuming are too different to compare.
#126 - lolsrsslybro (11/18/2014) [-]
you say you're 6'2 and 160 lbs. it'd take you more than a year in order to pack on the amount of muscle mass to properly cosplay Goku. seriously, it takes a lot more than "getting in shape" to achieve a physique comparable to muscular characters. you would have to put on a good proportionate amount of size in order to do that while at the same time keeping low body fat to stay toned. as such, bodybuilding would have to be the subject for comparison in your original post.
also, learning an exercise is not something you can easily just do right off the bat. people struggle with form all the time which takes extensive training and practice to get right. it can take years to get a proper physique while it'd probably take a couple hours to learn how to use some tools.
#120 - miklthepikl (11/18/2014) [-]
i'd say its about equal. I'm currently getting in tip top shape for a Pantheon cosplay, but the shield/helmet/armor is looking to take just as much effort as eating right, and hitting the gym every other day.
Although, in this instance, i would agree with nemecyst, this cosplay is more about showing off his ripped body then it is actually crafting the costume. not that theres anything wrong with that, but i wouldn't consider it a good cosplay, just a very convincing body model