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My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic
Fluttershy
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For Brony Con, I wanted to do a side by side comparison of casual cosplayers (y'know, those of us who pull stuff out of our closet and make a character out of it) and intense cosplayers (those of us who actually go all out and make their own costumes from scratch or order parts from Japan :))

On the left is the insane frilly number I usually put Fluttershy in when it's Spring. It's got like three layers and yet it still barely covers her thighs :/

On the right is what I mostly saw, a simple yellow dress with some butterflies stitched onto the hem somewhere (all of which were EQUALLY adorable :heart:)

FSs were fairly scarce at Brony Con - the best one was Gala FS who made her own dress b/c she is superior in every way T_T

Fluttershy belongs to :iconfyre-flye:
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Human-pon3 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to cosplay Fluttershy sometime, (the dress would be so fun to wear lol) but my personality could never pull her off, and I honestly don't want to deal with such a long wig... can you imagine those tangles!? haha oh well I love the left one!
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Arkalidor Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
I couldn't explain why, but I always got this feeling about humanized Fluttershy: her shoulders should be bare. In the beginning, most artists drew her with big sweaters covering her entirely, because she's shy, and I felt it just wasn't right. I'm glad to see most people got to think like me =D now, every single human Fluttershy I see has beare shoulders.

I really couldn't explain it ^^', it just feels like it's how it's supposed to be, like water is suposed to be wet etc. :p
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mat2468xke Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2014
I'm still interested why you thought so. I like both though.
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Arkalidor Featured By Owner Edited Aug 31, 2015
Heh... one year later, talk about a long drawn exchange... But that gave me time to think about it I guess. I'd say it's about... "correspondances", association of ideas. All the main characters in MLP are complex, built around several traits and ideas. For Fluttershy, there's is of course her shyness, her frailty, but also her unique bond with animals and nature in general.

While a big thick sweater you can hide in can convey the idea of shyness, it sorta takes away the frailty, because it gives her a "defense". In a way, it represents asocial behavior. And now I'm thinking about it, just look at Moondancer, Twilight's old friend didn't get to see the magic of friendship, she typically wears that "asocial sweater". But Fluttershy is not asocial. She cares about everything and everyone, her shyness comes from the fact that, if ever a conflict had to arise, she doesn't know how to defend herself, she's fragile and vulnerable. If a thick layer of clothing can represent being shut in and on the defensive, on the other hand bare skin and light clothing expresses that fragility. Of course when talking about light clothing and bare skin, one needs to take into consideration the whole "sexiness" factor, which is not necessarily a defining attribute of Fluttershy and might seem out of place. That's why I think bare arms and shoulders is a good way to convey that frailty without being unnecessarily sexy.

Furthermore, Fluttershy's got that nature theme. Of course there are hundreds of aspects to nature, but the very first idea that comes to my mind, and I'd assume to most people, is that of a sunny prairie or forest, a spring or summer day with a fair weather. And the appropriate clothing for such a day is a light dress, no sleeves or whatever covering the arms.


So yeah, that's basically all these ideas that come crowding in my mind when I think about Fluttershy as a character, and that's why, when represented as a human, I consider it an essential detail that her arms and/or shoulders should be bare :)
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Arkalidor Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
bare* not bear* O_o

damn... now I'm picturing Fluttershy with bear shoulders... it's actually quite funny xD
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
If these are actual MLP costumes, you think you'd ever put up photos of people wearing them?
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ZOE-Productions Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh for sure, if I ever saw anyone in them. :heart:
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SonicSatamX93 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Writer
Now this is cute looking art.

Good job.
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Vanillaghost23 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw... I love all your MLP pictures! :iconloveyouplz:
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Very lovely
Left is better
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Serith Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Why do so many flying females wear skirts and dresses?
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ZOE-Productions Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol Because she's moe! Don't worry, I'm not putting Rainbow Dash in a skirt :3
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Serith Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I doubt RD would let you, lol.
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mlp1fim Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
1000 YES! to the left one
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ZOE-Productions Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
One day my dream will come true and someone will make a cosplay dress based off this ><
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mlp1fim Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Well i've see similar :D It's says "fluttershy" outloud. And how do you know somebody hasn't maked it already?
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ZOE-Productions Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
....O_O AH! MY BRAIN WOULD IMPLODE FROM PURE JOY IF THAT WERE TRUE!!!
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mlp1fim Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
You just have to search, or let people who can do it, know about it. I would wear it if i were a girl, but i'm not :D
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ZOE-Productions Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lame sauce. Stop not being a girl! Wear my stuuuuuuuff!
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mlp1fim Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Well i dunno, it's good being a man (exept when it comes to ponies, most of the times :/. You know, stereotypes) but what about you? You would look beautiful on it.
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ZOE-Productions Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aww, poor sugarcube, judged by the world. I don't think I fit the character profile of Fluttershy (I ain't no where NEAR quiet enough to justify that to ANYONE who knows me XD)
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LadyDonna100 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the first dress <3 so cute i would love to wear it
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