Jared making the best point of the thread...
I just wanted to interject a moment.
I made a few compromises. I wanted to be as close to the original as possible, but let's face it: I'm not the same shape as either Bruce Boxleitner or Jeff Bridges (the actors who played Tron and Flynn, respectively). I'm somewhat overweight, as you see (one drawback of wearing spandex is that it does nothing to hide one's obesity). Therefore, I decided to make myself a character in the same universe, but not one of the known characters, which gave me much more latitude in what I could do with paint and other design items.
The guy acknowledges his shortcomings physically.... I give him credit, and honestly, I feel bad that he's had so much ridicule.
The thught of ANYONE who dresses up at a con being chastised anymore than anyone else is kind of sad really. It shows caddiness in our own hobby really.
The only thing the guy should rethink BIGTIME is the fact he has the most horrendous moose-knuckle I've ever had the disgusting displeasure to witness. He really SHOULD be wearing a cup, and I guess this is smething he didn't think of.
In the final costume though, just because he's heavy, he's been made fun of by people who were doing the same damn thing... Perhaps they're in better shape, but they're still equally "losers" in their own right.
And this is 100% not a slight on them. I'm thinking of joining the 501st as an Imp. Officer... Dressing at cons, etc. If I do, I'm no better than he is though, just maybe in better shape.
And since he openly says "it hurt", I feel bad about it, and that he had to put up with it... Guy's just trying to have fun.
He'd be better off in THIS thread if he didn't have the moose-knuckle shot though. I'd be fixin' up those "pre-dress" outfit shots BIGTIME.