This guide is written primarily with newcomers to cosplay in mind. There are a number of things to think about while picking which character to cosplay.
Tips for Creating an Amazing Cosplay
People worry they won’t pass for the part they really want to play, so this is a question that comes up quite frequently. Although a natural resemblance to the character you plan to cosplay is not strictly necessary, it is certainly helpful. If you think you can pull off a cosplay as your favourite character, you should do it.
To go back to the idea of resemblance, cosplayers will be photographed more often if they successfully portray the character they are dressing as. If you need glasses, look for a favourite character who does, too, or figure out a way to sneakily ditch them, like using contacts. You might also try rooting for a character that doesn’t need corrective lenses. That’s not to say glasses-wearers are barred from the fun of cosplay. You can choose the Raven and Starfire Costumes essential there.
How would you describe your appearance?
Do you think you could be on the tall or short side of the average? Do you naturally have a unique eye colour or are you a frequent user of hair dye? You may use these features of the character’s look to help you choose a persona with whom you share at least one characteristic. Cosplaying as someone who is physically similar to you is a certain way to have your picture taken a lot. My mental image of Scooby Doo’s Velma is spot on. When all else fails, you can always ask your closest friends who they believe you most closely resemble. If you’re going to cosplay, at least do it as someone who makes you happy.
- Keep in mind that the best way to look like a character is to become that character. What I mean is that if you believe in yourself and take the time to research the character’s traits, you can create a convincing and authentic cosplay.
- Take care to create a cosplay you’re happy to show off. Your decisions should take into account the fact that images will be taken during the event. Consider: would I be able to keep my cool if my close friends and family saw me dressed like this? Without fail, your photos will end up on the internet, where you have no say over what happens to them. In preparation, you should make the best outfit you can.
- Get a picture of yourself all dressed up before you go out. For instance, using a flash might occasionally make the object more transparent than it otherwise would be. You may get a more realistic idea of how others will react to your costume if you take a still photo of yourself in it.
Enjoy yourself, and don’t pretend to be someone you’re not to please others
Neither extreme dieting nor overeating is required for your cosplay. It’s not worth risking your health or damaging your self-esteem for. There are some incredible cosplayers who happen to be plus size. You should set acceptable goals and work steadily towards them if you desire to become in shape for cosplay. Please see a medical expert if you are having difficulties.