Planning to cosplay as Guy Fieri at an upcoming convention -- Difficulty: I've only seen maybe three episodes of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, and have neither the cable subscription, nor the inclination to watch any more than that, and was hoping that instead, I could get some general tips from the hive mind on how to project an aura of Fieri-ness.
So, it's about two months out from Dragon Con 2014, and in a fit of inspiration, I realized I was an application of hair bleach away from being a reasonable facsimile of Guy Fieri. And with Dragon Con being the sort of convention where you can pretty much cosplay as ANYTHING
and not be out of place (last year two guys cosplayed as the distinctive carpet
in one of the convention hotels), I decided to run with the idea.
So far, I've got the hair nailed perfectly: I've had about three or four co-workers already make the comparison to Fieri (I'll be waiting until the week of the convention to do the bleach in the goatee).
I know about the sunglasses being a big thing, and wearing them backwards so they don't fall in the soup.
I've found a good image of his arm tattoo and will be getting some temporary tattoo paper for my inkjet.
Flame shirt is on order, and I'll be swinging by the mall to pick up some cheap earrings/pinkie rings/studded leather armbands.
I plan to have a spray bottle of Sriracha with me.
I figure my default pose for photos can be Guy Fieri pointing at things
So, my question is, what other visual cues/mannerisms/catchphrases to I need to consider, to push this cosplay over the top?
Also would it be worth it tofind out if there's going to be a Homestuck group shot and try to get in on it, or is Guy Fieri too minor a part of the Homestuck mythos to even bother?