Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26TALL Hi guys, I'mAzayaka (Japanese for 'vivid,' or 'brilliant') Cosplay. I graduated from FIDM with a degree in Fashion and Theater Costume in 2011 and after a brief stint of doing commission and freelance work, have started making my own cosplays. Please visit me at any of the pages provided in the links below, but note that I primarily upload to Facebook. I upload fashion, art, and karaoke in addition to cosplay, as well as things that humor me. I'd love to hear from you and thank you for reading my article! To learn more about Azayaka, check her out online at: www.facebook.com/Azayaka-Cosplay-613195348720105 and www.azayakachan.tumblr.com 26 óóó͘¥½®Öæƒþ®Ä›͘ěã&›ÙçƒÙùϮϬϭϳ DOs 3 Comfort¿ WVZHDWHUVDQGORQJ sleeved shirts, shirts that are designed not to be tucked in to the pants 3 Jackets, coats, and blazers with structure, stiffer materials that retain shape and include shoulder pads 3 Moderate and large-sized prints and patterns, vertical stripes 3 Medium to dark color palette 3 Straight leg pants and jeans 3 Square-toed shoes DON'Ts 8 Vests 8 Button-up sweaters and cardigans 8 Small-sized prints 8 Horizontal stripes 8 "Skinny" jeans or pants 8 High-rise or low-rise pants 8 Baggy pants 8 Tank tops LARGER WAIST For men whose waist measure- ment is larger than their chest measurement, I'd recommend a slightly more casual style. Of course, there are occasions where more formal attire is required, but casual business casual wear tends to be more complimentary to this body type. It can also be GLI¿ FXOWWRGHWHUPLQHZKLFKVKLUW VL]HWREX\EHWWHUWRHUURQWKH side of too large, than too small. DONT's 8 Vertical stripes 8 Low or high rise pants 8 Tank tops 8 "High waters" (pants that cut off right around the ankle) 8 Turtlenecks 8 Shirts that hang lower than the crotch ,WFDQEHYHU\FKDOOHQJLQJWR¿ QG FORWKHVWKDW¿ WSURSHUO\IRUWDOOHU men, especially if you're over 6' EXWLW¶VZRUWKLWWR¿ QGVSHFLDO ty apparel stores that carry sizes for taller men. 7KHPRVWLPSRUWDQWDGYLFH,FDQSURYLGHLVKDYH\RXU EDVLFPHDVXUHPHQWVWDNHQ FKHVWZDLVWLQVHDP  5HIHUHQFHDQ\VL]HFKDUWWRGHWHUPLQH\RXUVKLUWDQG SDQWVVL]HV:KHQ\RXUHYLHZWKHERG\VKDSHVDERYH \RXPD\¿ QG\RXIDOOXQGHUDFRXSOHFDWHJRULHVDQG FDQFRPELQHWKHVXJJHVWLRQV$QGGRUHPHPEHUWKHVH UHFRPPHQGDWLRQVDUHVLPSO\ZKDWDUHPRVWFRPSOL PHQWDU\DQGZKDWLVOHDVWFRPSOLPHQWDU\,DPQRW VXJJHVWLQJ\RXZHDURQO\ZKDWLVOLVWHG25WKDWDSSDUHO WKDWLVQRWOLVWHGZRXOGQRWEHÀ DWWHULQJ DONT's 8 Horizontal stripes 8 Very low rise pants 8 "High waters" (pants that cut off right around the ankle) 8 Shirts that hang lower than the crotch 8 Baggy pants SHORT It may be tempting to wear over- sized clothes for men who are shorter than average, under 5' 8", but unfortunately, it only exag- gerates smaller size. Wearing FORWKHVLQWKHULJKWVL]HWKDW¿ W SURSHUO\LVDOZD\VWKHPRVWÀ DW tering for any body type or height.