Tips that will Help you as a Cosplay Beginner

by Contributing Columnist

If you are a complete beginner when it comes to cosplay, then you may feel a little intimidated about how many different rules there are to follow and standards to meet. Either way, understand that you are not alone and that so many people experience the same feelings at one point or another. If you want to make sure that your cosplay experience is the best that it can be, then check out the tips below.

Choose Someone you Love

Cosplay isn’t about wearing a costume. You will be embodying a character and transforming this fictional being into reality. Even if it is just for a couple of seconds, while you take a photo, you will want to connect with whatever character you are choosing to cosplay as. This is much easier to do if you have a good understanding of the character already. Making the costume yourself is less stressful if you have a strong motivation to do that character justice. Don’t think about whether your character is popular either. Sometimes the more obscure characters wind up having the most loyal fans. There is even a high chance that you will end up winning someone’s heart because you have cosplayed their favorite character.

Good, Fast and Cheap

It is very easy for you to buy a costume off the shelf in this day and age. You won’t win an award for doing this but that is fine. Buying or thrifting is a very good way for you to ease into everything and it also helps you to have more fun if you go to a convention as well. If you want something special that will make people’s heads turn then you need to find someone who can make a standout outfit. There are many commissioners out there who can help get the result you want, but you will have to pay for it. If you are handy with a needle and thread then you can create your own out of thrifted fabrics, especially if you combine this with any lucky finds you see online. Explore social media to see what other people are doing and also try and watch videos. You never know, you may get inspired and do your own cosplay video by using top TikTok songs 2021.

Do Some Research

Collect all of the references for your characters and also explore the official artwork if you can. Concept sketches and even fan art can be a very good resource toward developing an outfit that stands out from the rest of the pack. Just have a clear idea as to which outfit you want to go with so that you can ensure you are shopping for something that is attainable. This will help create the best result for your design and bring everything together.

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