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Everyday Cosplay: Menswear Edition

Everyday cosplay posts are popular all over the blogosphere, but they tend to be focused on looks for women, since I guess that’s who’s creating them. The poor guys always get left out. So, when menswear site Paul Fredrick contacted me about putting together some everyday cosplay looks in anticipation of NYCC, I jumped at the chance.

I opted to focus on video game inspired looks, using this Esquire article as a guide.

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Booker Dewitt – Bioshock Infinite

Everyday Cosplay - Booker Dewitt - Bioshock Infinite

The tortured ex-Pinkerton and protagonist of Bioshock Infinite is easy to emulate with the right pieces. To go from casual to full cosplay, just add leather shoulder holsters and/or a Skyhook.

What You Need: 1. Red Handkerchief | 2. Blue Vest | 3. Dark Shirt with White Collar | 4. Striped Trousers

Agent 47 – Hitman

Everyday Cosplay - Agent 47 - Hitman

Everyone knows Agent 47 is the best dressed assassin, video game or otherwise. All you need is an extra close shave and a barcode to go from casual to full cosplay.

What You Need: 1. Red Tie & Tie Pin | 2. Black Suit Jacket | 3. White Dress Shirt | 4. Black Gloves

Phoenix Wright – Ace Attorney

Everyday Cosplay - Phoenix Wright - Ace Attorney

No one could ever object to the Ace Attorney’s unparalleled fashion sense. Not a lot of men could pull off a bright blue suit, but Phoenix Wright makes it look good. Some inventive hairstyling is all that’s needed to pull this look from casual into full cosplay territory.

What You Need: 1. Blue Suit | 2. Pocket Watch | 3. White Dress Shirt | 4. Grey Vest

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Jessica
    September 29, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Ah I’m so glad you worked with them! They contacted me but had to turn them down because I don’t write about menswear. I felt so bad! Your outfits look great! 🙂

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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      Mariko
      September 29, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      Thanks, Jessica! Since Rick is still a big part of this site, even when he isn’t guest posting for me, it seemed only right to through the boys some love. 🙂

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    kaycreate
    September 29, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Despite the fact that I will probably never use them for anything, I love to see mens everday cosplay! I think these are great – definitely captured the character essence.

    • Reply
      Mariko
      September 29, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      Thanks! In most cases it was pretty easy. And really, who doesn’t love a guy in a suit?

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    Kendall Ashley
    September 29, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    This is so great! Definitely have to show the hubs.

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      Mariko
      September 29, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      It’s all quality stuff!

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    margotmeanie
    September 29, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Fantastic!!

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    Nagareboshi
    September 30, 2014 at 3:34 am

    Nice ideas! Now to find someone to dress up… LOL

    • Reply
      Mariko
      September 30, 2014 at 10:11 am

      Hehe. Yeah, I guess that’s the real struggle.

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    Fiona
    September 30, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Cool cosplay but also sexy attire! Ace Attorney is my fav, love a guy in a vest 🙂 he he

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      Mariko
      September 30, 2014 at 10:10 am

      Definitely! Vest don’t get nearly enough love.

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    Jane Y.
    October 1, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I love how you chose the outfits Mariko!

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      Mariko
      October 1, 2014 at 12:34 pm

      Thanks! I actually had a lot of fun with this one.

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    Jenn
    October 2, 2014 at 4:13 am

    Oh, I love that Phoenix Wright outfit so much. There’s just something about his blue suit.

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      Mariko
      October 2, 2014 at 11:48 am

      It certainly stands out!

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    nerdburger
    October 7, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    LOVE the booker outfit. So classy and fun.

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      Mariko
      October 8, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Thanks! I had a lot of fun with that one.

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