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Ask Adam Savage: Choosing Which Version of a Character to Cosplay

"When it comes to a character whose outfit and accessories change through the series (like Captain America), how do you go about deciding which one you want to create?" "What are the best reactions from children to your costumes?" In this excerpt from his March 30, 2021 live stream, Adam answers questions from Tested members Justin B and Ben Campbell about cosplay. Join this channel to support Tested and get access to perks, like asking Adam a question:
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  1. MrHemanclix


    6 tuntia sitten

    sorry, but I understand that the strut was John Wayne's grandson, not Pedro Pascal.

  2. Lachlan A

    Lachlan A

    4 päivää sitten

    Whats wrong with the Kingsman?

  3. Bill


    5 päivää sitten

    You've mentioned your Aragorn costume - which version are you going for?

  4. itsyurb0y


    8 päivää sitten


  5. Mask_ Creations

    Mask_ Creations

    21 päivä sitten

    I'm so ready for a esb Boba Fett

  6. Senketsu Fi

    Senketsu Fi

    21 päivä sitten

    MCU Iron Man mk 2 & mk 3

  7. Fivr Ford

    Fivr Ford

    22 päivää sitten

    Какой же это крутой мужик

  8. Preston Bowers

    Preston Bowers

    22 päivää sitten

    one of my favorite kid costumes was this little boy wearing a batman mask, spiderman shirt, and superman cape. because why not be all three

  9. crowjedi


    23 päivää sitten

    The kid inside me thanks you for you boundless enthusiasm that helps the rest of us feel okay with our obsessions.

  10. Trent Hegelheimer

    Trent Hegelheimer

    23 päivää sitten

    You should build a "custom" mandalorian so it can be unique to you. I 3D print and make official armor for members of The Mandalorian Mercs Costuming Club and would love to help you.

  11. Diego Ramos

    Diego Ramos

    23 päivää sitten

    Disney Plus in Captain American Marvel Comic Books

  12. Recce Sam

    Recce Sam

    24 päivää sitten

    Those WERE the droids we were looking for!

  13. Михаил Соловаров

    Михаил Соловаров

    24 päivää sitten

    Hey Adam I have a question for you, this is not a joke. Do you consider yourself minimalist?

  14. mir d

    mir d

    24 päivää sitten

    I want to hear what you think is problematic about Kingsman, especially the first one!

  15. outerheaven155


    24 päivää sitten

    When it comes to the live action captain America suits the original is still the best in my opinion. All the modern ones tried for this sleek minimalist high tech spandex look, give me some motor cycle leathers painted in red white and blue over that.

  16. Noah Borthen

    Noah Borthen

    24 päivää sitten

    I still can't get over how loose you wear your Omega PO Chrono

  17. Y C

    Y C

    25 päivää sitten

    Zombie cap or old cap, Old man cap! Nailed it.....

  18. Wacked


    25 päivää sitten

    Any character that is a velociraptor is Ok to play.. oh wait. No one open and honest about that here on Tested....

  19. The Ceo Of Complete Global Saturation

    The Ceo Of Complete Global Saturation

    25 päivää sitten

    Everyone else when they say a movie is problematic: Political stuff and straw point arguments Adam when he says that: The script was bud, the characters were poorly written... This is why we love you, Adam

  20. No Name

    No Name

    25 päivää sitten

    I didn't realise you played Captain America at the end of End Game.

  21. Mark Milligan

    Mark Milligan

    25 päivää sitten

    I loved the stories about the cosplay stories about the kids spotting Adam but I wonder 🤔 if other people in very realistic and awesome cosplay get asked "Are you Adam Savage?" 🤣🤣

  22. Kairu Hakubi

    Kairu Hakubi

    25 päivää sitten

    are there any ladies named Justin? you wouldn't think, but then there's dudes named Leslie.. Man when someone thinks your costume is so great it has to be you, that's gotta be one of the best cospliments you can get.. though of course the BEST would be seeing someone cosplaying YOUR characters.

  23. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden

    25 päivää sitten

    Love it! Mr. Savage... You probably have heard of Guillermo Rojas Bazán. If you haven't, please check out his FItop chnl. "fitop.info/two/Xsr8uOVGuZ2l32ssJrwbkg.html", his handmade aluminum models are unbelievable!

  24. graphicus


    25 päivää sitten

    Is that reupload?🤔

  25. Shane Shellenbarger

    Shane Shellenbarger

    25 päivää sitten

    Adam, It is my understanding that the Gort costume from "The Day the Earth Stood Still" was actually two costumes, one which laced up the back and another white laced up the front. This was to preserve the illusion that Gort was seamless. Do you believe a seamless Gort costume could be achieved with modern techniques and materials?

  26. New Message

    New Message

    25 päivää sitten

    Pedro used to be the discount Nathan Fillion, but now he's turning that around.

  27. Michael Ripley

    Michael Ripley

    25 päivää sitten

    You Can allways go Obi Wan Kenobi 🧖🏼‍♂️ ❤️ You just need a large hoodie 😅 Or take off your glasses 🤪 Your Beard and hair are making YOU a perfect prop ! Thx for all your projects that you deliver in These lockdown situations - We love you❤️... Ben Thank The Maker 💫

  28. Y2JFan94


    25 päivää sitten

    Who supplies your Cap suits?? I’d love to know who

  29. Kamron Grant

    Kamron Grant

    25 päivää sitten

    To that last point there Adam, you had that affect on me. Watching you jump into these great creative activities made me finally let myself try it too, and now my room is full of muppets lol So thank you Sir, you are achieving that goal of yours in spades mate. :)

  30. James WilderHancock

    James WilderHancock

    25 päivää sitten

    I am definitely of the generation for which there was an "age limit" to costume play, outside of halloween. Now there are folks making a living in CosPlay. These are the same adults that told us we should stop wasting our time on video games.

  31. Todd Sindle

    Todd Sindle

    25 päivää sitten

    Was you and Grant close before he sadly passed away rip Grant 🙏 you are loved and missed

  32. Bram


    25 päivää sitten

    the irony is that moviemakers find a cheap way to make a good looking costume and fanatics scour the earth for the exact same materials or better to match it exactly, and spend magnitudes more on a replica

  33. stclairstclair


    25 päivää sitten

    Adam, PLEASE do an "ABC Robot" from the original Dread, The under appreciated bad ass robot.

  34. Jerame Goodman

    Jerame Goodman

    25 päivää sitten

    Anyone else just wanted to see Adam in CA cosplay??

  35. Ernest Venn

    Ernest Venn

    25 päivää sitten

    Adam look at this FItop channel WocomoCulture he works in cardboard

  36. Eric Foster

    Eric Foster

    25 päivää sitten

    I see that Ecto-1 is still around!

  37. Atheynm


    25 päivää sitten

    Pedro Pascal isn’t the one wearing the Mando suit. He just does the voice. The person in the suit is John Wayne’s grandson.

  38. Tyler Johnson

    Tyler Johnson

    25 päivää sitten

    You are my science icon master I think of when I think science you are the one I think of

  39. Mertz


    25 päivää sitten

    And you do just that sir. Thanks for continuing to inspire.

  40. nikolai 1939

    nikolai 1939

    26 päivää sitten

    The First avenger suit is my favorite

  41. Squishy57


    26 päivää sitten

    Weird depth of field. Different camera?

  42. JP


    26 päivää sitten

    Adam savage is like the Uncle that everyone (young or old) wants to spend time with during the week-end in his shop. My 11 years old twins, when seeing the Cap thumbnail said “Let’s put our IronMan costumes and go visit him!”🤪 I said: “Well he lives in California... maybe next year.🥺” We live in Japan....😰

  43. John Voorhees

    John Voorhees

    26 päivää sitten

    I love watching Adam get ready for a CON, and then walk the floor. My 12 year old daughter has watched a couple with me ethusiasiticly. (Yes the Totoro was her favorite) Today kids are forced to grow up way to fast and the magic of pretend is ALMOST FORCED out by Schools. Cons are a great way of keeping some of that Magic Would be really cool if Adam could Cos Play with famous Female to show that Cos Play is not just for the BOYS.

  44. Skywalker501st


    26 päivää sitten

    Thanks Adam for reminding me why I cosplay

  45. David P.

    David P.

    26 päivää sitten

    One thing I love about this channel: I may have zero interest in cosplay, but I always learn something from Adam.

  46. Jesse Linch

    Jesse Linch

    26 päivää sitten

    You should flood a con with as many costumes as friends that fit them. Make spot Adam in cosplay much more difficult...😛 Bonus for having camera people track them all...

  47. F.Martin Martin

    F.Martin Martin

    26 päivää sitten

    The costumes we put aside as children gave way to the masks we wear as adults

  48. Penny O

    Penny O

    26 päivää sitten

    Your costumes are great and I enjoy watching your videos where you make and wear the finish product.

  49. Astronomical


    26 päivää sitten

    You should check out the Lego NASA space shuttle Discovery! Awesome set!

  50. **


    26 päivää sitten

    very much agree that kingsman 2 had good scenes, and really bad writing and scenes. the country road rendition before exploding was the best version I'll ever hear of it, haha

  51. MsJellyfan


    26 päivää sitten

    I saw your joy when you are telling us about your enthusiasm and the boy.... You instantly turned into a young boy like him 👍 the sparkling in your eyes, the satisfaction in your smile 😁 absolutely fantastic to watch! I would love to dive deep into my dreams and life them, but sometimes it is much more complicated for some of us 😔 but it is a joy for me to feel with you and forget the reality just for a Moment. Your are definitely a inspiration !!! I also loved watching mythbusters every single time I watched! It's great to have you here on YT. Greetings from south Germany ❤️❤️❤️

  52. BWood63


    26 päivää sitten

    Whenever Adam mentions someone else in his family I'm reminded of how cool his last name is.

  53. first nsme my lastname

    first nsme my lastname

    26 päivää sitten

    Hey does anyone have a update about the velociraptor suit video? its basically the only reason I started watching tested again.

  54. Budo Bašović

    Budo Bašović

    26 päivää sitten

    Yes! I absolutely HATE the Kingsman series, I'm glad you agree to an extent.

  55. Wolverine


    26 päivää sitten

    am i seriously the only one who prefers Mando's first armor design? i'm not a fan of the full beskar silver

  56. John Andrew McDermott

    John Andrew McDermott

    26 päivää sitten

    "Permission Machine." I love it. :-)

  57. Google Sucks

    Google Sucks

    26 päivää sitten

    Lmao. Captain old as dirt

  58. tramsgar


    26 päivää sitten

    10:38: Looking at you, Jamie! ( 6:38 Ouch



    26 päivää sitten

    If possible, can you please come to the Los Angeles Comic Con this year? It's on my birthday weekend (first weekend of December) and it would be the best bday gift for me to meet you 😊

  60. Russell Tyler

    Russell Tyler

    26 päivää sitten

    Hearing you describe those moments of joy and interaction with your young fans was moving. I hope you can keep doing what you do and inspiring other for years to come, the world will be a much better place for it. Much love from the Britain,

  61. Steve Maguire

    Steve Maguire

    26 päivää sitten

    I got news for you... the gunslinger strut you like... that not Pedro Pascal. That’s stuntman Brandon Wayne. Yes... Wayne. As in the grandson of John Wayne. Hence the swagger.

  62. Lisa Briles

    Lisa Briles

    26 päivää sitten

    Pedro was part of Game of Thrones surly you watched that?

  63. The Commentary

    The Commentary

    26 päivää sitten

    Woke super heroes. Capt america now an angry failed white man....

  64. The Commentary

    The Commentary

    26 päivää sitten

    Going to dress up as woke characters? You're on a slippery slope with me. I know you are a lefty and spineless. When is the woke coming out? Traitor!

  65. Mr Harry Gray

    Mr Harry Gray

    26 päivää sitten

    Thank you so much for being a permission machine! Before I would have been scared to but this year for may 4th I’m cosplaying as Han Solo and cannot wait !

  66. James Tickle

    James Tickle

    26 päivää sitten

    President snow IS Captain America

  67. Johnny Canuck

    Johnny Canuck

    26 päivää sitten

    Pedro's best performance is in Game of Thrones as the Viper of Dorne, end of debate.

  68. Gustavo Figueiredo

    Gustavo Figueiredo

    26 päivää sitten

    "That's gotta be Adam Savage" might become a huge compliment in future cons. (Not that it isn't already).

  69. Psiberzerker


    26 päivää sitten

    I usually default to the one I'm most able to pull-off. Usually, okay usually I make up my own characters, then role-play them when they ask me who I'm supposed to be. You don't have to use somebody else's characters, you can make up your own. You know there's no rules in Cosplay, right?

    • Tobias Pieringer

      Tobias Pieringer

      26 päivää sitten

      Go full send my dude.

  70. Gustavo Figueiredo

    Gustavo Figueiredo

    26 päivää sitten

    How cool would it be for "Savage" to become a popular adjective to describe great costumes in future cons. "DUDE, YOUR COSTUME IS SAVAGE!"

    • teqqqie


      21 päivä sitten

      Make it so

    • J FORCEuk

      J FORCEuk

      25 päivää sitten

      @phil gardner Yep. It's used to describe how brutal someone is. So I'm sure someones outfit could be Brutal or probably 'Savage'

    • Gustavo Figueiredo

      Gustavo Figueiredo

      25 päivää sitten

      @phil gardner Cool! Thanks for sharing.

    • phil gardner

      phil gardner

      25 päivää sitten

      FYI - This is already used as a description in the UK (although not specific to Adam).

  71. Juggernaut


    26 päivää sitten

    when choosing which version of a character I want to cosplay I like to go for the more rarely seen costumes at cons. Show some love to the lesser known costumes of great characters

  72. Joe R M

    Joe R M

    26 päivää sitten

    The Mando armor actually allows for 2 stunt performers to portray Mando, and Pedro Pascal worked with them on the body language he uses... it is seamless... there have been entire episodes of the Mandolorian filmed without him in the armor!

  73. Nedim Mehmedovic

    Nedim Mehmedovic

    26 päivää sitten

    While we are at cosplay... is it me or raptor costume videos were pulled down?

  74. Chase Hauser

    Chase Hauser

    26 päivää sitten

    LOVED this video Adam! Been a fan of yours all my life and I am so grateful for your permission machine mentality. You are a true hero!

  75. Gerald5000


    26 päivää sitten

    Pedro Pascal is only in the Mando costume for the scenes where his face is seen [maybe he was more in season 2, free of scheduling conflict]. Remember his casting was announced while they were well into filming of season 1, because it was mostly voice over work. Jin's cowboy swagger is thanks to one of the two stuntmen that wears the suit, John Wayne's grandson; Brendan Wayne. He said in an interview his kids can tell when it's him in a scene by the way he walks. It's a shame suit performers don't get more recognition.

    • PassionPopsicle


      6 päivää sitten

      Thank you for pointing this out. It's a welcome reminder that often the actor is the least of which goes into a character in these sorts of shows :)

    • Kairu Hakubi

      Kairu Hakubi

      25 päivää sitten

      It's funny how only Doug Jones is known, just like only Andy Serkis is known for mocap, and only Weird Al for parody music.. it feels like we only have room for one.

    • The DreadDuck

      The DreadDuck

      25 päivää sitten

      This is 100% accurate.

    • Mate397


      25 päivää sitten

      I didn't know that. But what was that whole complaint from Pedro about the wearing the helmet and his face can't be on screen if he only wears it for specific scenes?

  76. Meg


    26 päivää sitten

    You’re still planning to come to calgary expo right?

  77. stanfordcoffee


    26 päivää sitten

    I think choosing a version of costume is a very simple thing: 1. Choose the one that inspires you the most. 2. Make your costume replicate the original as faithfully as you can (with / Time, expense, materials, etc considerations).

  78. Christopher Payne

    Christopher Payne

    26 päivää sitten

    Pedro played the Viper in Game of Thrones with many different layers. Top actor.

    • Gustavo Figueiredo

      Gustavo Figueiredo

      26 päivää sitten

      Yep. And I really liked him in Narcos too, that's where I first "met" him. PS Reading/listening "Game of Thrones" still hurts *sighs*.

  79. Claudio Taveras

    Claudio Taveras

    26 päivää sitten

    Adam!! Im notice some dust on Ackbar's mask, if you have that in the cafe, do you worry about the condition of the props given the exposure to the dust and work environment? Personally i would pay REAL GOOD MONEY if you ever decided to set up some sort of gallery for your work, which at this point is inspirational to say the least!!!!!

  80. Jordon Freeman

    Jordon Freeman

    26 päivää sitten

    Speaking of the MCU, I’ve got a question regarding it: you’ve talked about how much you love The Mandolorian on podcasts, but what do you think about WandaVision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier?

  81. EmptyPocketsCarl


    26 päivää sitten

    Love these talks, but it always seems like the scene shown in the thumbnail is never in the video!! Not a biggie but that’s what I want to see if I click on it. Still love these!

  82. Mr Griff

    Mr Griff

    26 päivää sitten

    That thumbnail caused this reaction: "I dont remember Chris Evans wearing the uniform as old Cap, oh it's not old old Chris..." Sorry Adam.



    26 päivää sitten

    Hi everybody, hi Adam

  84. John Wendeborn

    John Wendeborn

    26 päivää sitten

    I wonder, why are you so adamant that the Kingsman are so problematic?

  85. sequoia1171


    26 päivää sitten

    Really you never watched The game of thrones Adam? That's where I first saw Pedro Pascal

  86. grennysohail


    26 päivää sitten

    Has Adam even follow Hacksmith Industries where they are trying to make a fully functional Mando armor and jetpack? I would think it would an amazing collab for him to go to Hacksmith, have a tour and be able to try out the armor and other items out himself

  87. Kara Fuat

    Kara Fuat

    26 päivää sitten

    Hi Mr. Savage. Loved your "The Expanse" cameo :):)

  88. Steverino


    26 päivää sitten

    Adam could cosplay as Steve Rogers at the end of Avengers: Endgame.😉

  89. Benjamin Scoville

    Benjamin Scoville

    26 päivää sitten

    As LMNC says: "don't be scared to try it!"

  90. je lowry

    je lowry

    26 päivää sitten

    Question to the group..... I once wore my full set of dirt bike gear as a costume. People said that it wasn't a real costume. What do you guys say?

  91. Mats JPB

    Mats JPB

    26 päivää sitten

    I'm really hoping will get to se a full expo on your Boba costume in the future, once you've gotten use out of it!

  92. Mike P

    Mike P

    26 päivää sitten

    Maybe I missed it but what happened to the raptor costume.

    • first nsme my lastname

      first nsme my lastname

      26 päivää sitten

      Thats what I was wanting to know

  93. David Young

    David Young

    26 päivää sitten

    My favourite cosplay was wolverine. Face/hair of Hugh jackman and outfit from 90’s cartoons. Nice crossover

  94. Mic Magellan

    Mic Magellan

    26 päivää sitten

    Im too sexy for my shield 🎼 😂 nice dude... On some flushed away when ya board in the shop break the props!

  95. Lewis Clarke

    Lewis Clarke

    26 päivää sitten

    Gave a like for the thumbnail, you as Captain America is awesome.

  96. Mixter Muxter

    Mixter Muxter

    26 päivää sitten

    THANK YOU for not outright endorsing kingsmen - the villains in that - oh boi

  97. AHS


    26 päivää sitten

    This channel went from will and norm showing and teaching cool stuff to rich man shows off his toys 🤦

  98. Anders


    26 päivää sitten

  99. Danielle Oliver

    Danielle Oliver

    26 päivää sitten

    I've wanted to do a Wanda Maximoff cosplay since she came into the MCU, but I was never inspired by her costumes until I watched WandaVision. Then I found my Wanda costume for me!! 😆

    • Ale x

      Ale x

      26 päivää sitten

      Her red hoodie and sweatpants? I loved watching her fight in that before she "leveled up", when she was just in casual clothes.

  100. Peter Kelley

    Peter Kelley

    26 päivää sitten

    Some costumes we haven't (seen). Ummmm ,,,, ok. Amazing that TWO KIDS spotted you just from your costume. That's the amazing part of it! That says to me that you really have a following of ALL ages! Congratulations on that achievement, Adam!