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I want to cosplay again. How should I get started???
I’m gonna post this publicly just cause I think there are people out there too that kinda just don’t know how to get started with it? This is really more like tips rather than a step-by-step thing.
1. Most important thing: Find something you really love, whether it be a character, a show, game, or even just a design. I find that I never finish cosplays unless I really care about the series or character. For me, a cosplay is really hard to make when I’m not passionate about what I’m creating and more often than not, I’ll get frustrated somewhere down the line, or I’ll get distracted and all the fabric and material I bought will end up sitting in my closet for years collecting dust.
2. Consider your basic sewing/crafting skills. It’s really good to aim high and I’m sure that if you really put your mind do it, you can make a big elaborate cosplay! I think that’s how we all start out. I had zero idea what I was doing when I made my first cosplay, and making it at all I felt was aiming pretty high. Without that vision in your head, I don’t think you’ll ever get better because you’ll never challenge yourself. All that being said, it’s also important to acknowledge where you’re at when it comes to sewing or crafting things, because if you take on a bigger project than you can handle and if you aren’t willing to shell out time/effort/money, then you may end up getting really discouraged because you can’t make it look the way you see it in your head. Learning your foundations and practicing is so important, because it really leads to more satisfying results. It’s like drawing. You’ll have a thousand bad drawings before you make a good one. So the more you practice, the more bad drawings you get out of your system early on, and the more frequently the good drawings come. Or something like that.
3. ASK YOURSELF: WHAT IS YOUR BUDGET. This is an incredibly expensive hobby. If you want to make a really accurate and luxurious ball gown or kimono, you can’t just dive in with a $40 budget (unless you have a ton of coupons and are a grade-A penny-saver). Fabric is expensive, even when the design looks simple. I have shelled out $100 for a simple black fit and flare dress before just because I insisted on having a certain fabric. If you don’t think you’ll be able to make it within your budget, then perhaps find something else you love or make sacrifices with your design choices. Also keep in mind and give yourself some financial allowance in case you mess up and need to buy more fabric.
4. COLLECT COUPONS. SIGN UP FOR MAILING LISTS. Joann/Hancock fabrics constantly gives out coupons and you save SO MUCH MONEY with coupons. Save as much money as possible, my friend. It is the best feeling walking away with $200 materials and knowing you bought it all with less than $100. Plus, you gotta keep yourself fed at a convention!
5. Know that it’s totally okay to find already-made-clothes and alter them if you don’t feel like sewing/aren’t very confident with your sewing skills. PLUS this is such an easy way to learn how to make things!! It’s a lot like tracing and doing mastercopies of artwork when you practice for illustrations. In merely altering clothes, I’ve learned a lot from observation about how to make them, like what kind of stitches were used for certain garments. I still do this and I’ve been cosplaying for 6 years. I will make from scratch whatever things I can’t find/alter at goodwill or savers, but if I’m under a serious time crunch/don’t feel like making it/aren’t competing, then I won’t, because more often than not, I JUST WANT THE COSPLAY ON MY BODY ALREADY. The less work I have to do/sooner I can have it done, the better. Which leads me to my next point -
6. Ask yourself why want to make it. If you want to make it just to wear around a convention and hang out with your friends, you can be really loose with craft, because who cares? Even this: the easiest way to start cosplaying again, truly, is if you buy online. I find that online bought costumes rarely fit perfectly, but you can just have them tailored/tailor them yourself if you want to just dip your toes into the cosplay pool. This is pretty expensive though, and I find that if you thrift and just alter clothes yourself, you’ll end up with more satisfying results. If you’re making a cosplay for competition/want to get into competing, craftsmanship is very important and you’re gonna have to learn how to make your own cosplays and props. Plus, learning how to make cosplays yourself gives you SO MUCH FREEDOM in design choices.
7. It’s helpful to have cosplayers that you look up to. I find myself pushing my comfort zone with the things I make when I see so many other amazing cosplays. Plus, cosplayers make great reference. You can see how they took on a challenge in the costume and learn from what they’ve done.
Really really try to have fun with it. Don’t let people impose imaginary rules on you or tell you what you can/cannot make, who you can/cannot be. If you’re not competing for craftsmanship, you shouldn’t have to be held to competition rules like buying already-made cosplays. Cosplay how you want, who you want, and be comfortable with yourself.
Do you know any good Pleated Skirt/ Dress tutorial? Im trying to cosplay Annie from League of Legends!
Here are some pleated skirt tutorials!:
I like to give multiple tutorials so that you can choose which is best for you. :)
Thank you so much for asking!!!
finally someone breaks it down for those of us who are makeup challenged.
actually really good for those that struggle with lighting in painting!
People who think you should only cosplay characters your skin color
People who think you can’t cosplay/criticize your cosplay just because your plus sized
People who call women skanks because they cosplay characters like Lara Croft or Poison Ivy
People who think you should cosplay who you want because cosplay is about fun and giving yourself hot glue scars
I shall never forget I made a post that has close to 6,000 notes because it keeps coming back. Yaay!
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