Ideas for me to cosplay?


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I've been trying to come up with ideas on what I could cosplay as this year. Planning ahead for conventions and, eventually, Halloween.
The only problem is I've gained some weight over the past couple of years and don't feel like typical go to's like Batman or whatnot will work. Or would not look right.
Could someone please suggest a few cosplay ideas for a 5'6" chubby/fat guy?
In the same boat. How about John Hammond from Jurassic Park? I've been thinking about that one myself. ;)

A few other ideas came to me...
  • Batman: The Penguin (many versions)
  • The Incredibles: Syndrome
  • Spaceballs: Barf
  • Star Wars PT: Palpatine, Orn Free Taa, Mas Amedda, Watto, generic Jedi, Rebel pilots (Porkins, Wexley, Carson, Trapper)
  • Star Wars OT: Pre-FX Jabba the Hutt, Uncle Owen, Emperor, Obi-Wan?
    (I once saw an incredible Obi-wan walking around with a Yoda puppet in his arms. So good!)
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  • Clone Wars/Rebels: Older Rex
  • Babylon 5: Londo Mollari, Vir Kotto, Kosh
  • Star Trek: Harry Mudd, Cyrano Jones
  • TNG/DS9: Aged Klingons and Ferengi, Quark!
  • Star Trek movies: Shatner's Kirk and Doohan's Scotty
  • Totoro (Adam Savage made the definitive version)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: There are several, but Gibbs most comes to mind)
  • George Lucas
And a few ideas of characters that are not exactly portly, but a decent costume still works well.
  • Fifth Element: Zorg and Cornelius
  • Princess Bride: Vizzini
A few additional thoughts:
  • I've also learned that anything cuddly and furry, while hot to wear, will get you lots of hugs! :)
  • A sidekick character tends to attract main characters (and vice versa) for photo ops. For example, my 8-year-old's Indiana Jones found a Short Round!
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(I will continue to update this post as I think of more.)

I would LOVE to see more ideas for chubby men! Thanks for this topic!
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'Gamer Thor' from Avengers Endgame. Though I'd bet most people would just assume its The Dude Lebowski.

Dominic Santini from Airwolf

Get a sharp suit, shave your head and go as the Kingpin

I packed on a few extra pounds myself, and I gotta be honest, I was thinking of going all-in as Fat Old Man Logan, pasta sauce stains on the wife beater, maybe even glue on a fake meatball to it.
Sydney Greenstreet as Kasper Gutman in The Maltese Falcon.

John Candy as Dell Griffith from Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.

Marlon Brando as Jor-El in Superman.

John Goodman as Walter Sobchak, The Big Lebowski.

Elvis Presley as The King circa 1977.
Here's a really excellent "The Shadow":


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