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Do you ever feel like you need to look a certain way to cosplay?

nekorine

A tad more chill than most serious topics. I'm gonna cosplay next year and I'm already making my costume however ahahah school exams and stress has made me probably go up a few dress sizes loool and most of the time anime characters are really slim. Do you ever feel like you need to look a certain way? Like being a perfectionist when it comes to making a costume for example?

blissfullforce1818

Not everyone's views will be the same. It's quite a divided subject.
I'm the type who prefers personal comfort rather than precise accuracy when it comes to cosplays.
For instance, my TIE Pilot cosplay doesn't have the chest armour and hoses so that it would be easier for me to talk to people, easier to hug people, and easier to go to the bathroom.
And for my Jedi Knight cosplay I will not be wearing the external cloak so that it would be easier to make battle poses with a lightsaber for photos, and also to reduce perspiration.
Trust me, even if you're not 100% accurate then people will still inevitably approach you and ask for photos.

gabriel_true

You should enjoy what you wear. Besides, none of us are 2D drawings. Of course Anime women have a size 0 body because they are paper lol! As long as it is good enough to tell who you are that's the important part.

Lastly, if anyone griefs your body or costume remember the Golden Rule that said person is suffering their own selves. How we judge ourselves is how we judge others.

Meaning that person is screaming internally whenever they look in a mirror.

Just have fun and be safe!

theghoulieleader

I have seen black cosplayers and some people make it work. Just up your confidence, make up and camera game and you'll be fine

blissfullforce1818

I've seen a tall black female MegaMan with long dreadlocks, and she looked like she was having the time of her life.
I'm also acquainted with a Sailor Jupiter cosplayer who can rock out with a violin as if she's Sailor Neptune, and she keeps doing it with class while ignoring all the nit-picky critics. She always gets the crowds going, playing the themesongs of all the other cosplayed characters who pass her by at every con that she attends.
It's all about being true to yourself and your unique blends and twists.

rinse

yes and no; you just need to capture the spirit of the character, not become a character clone. it's all good.

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RainX @rainx
Dec 11, 19 at 11:00am

I do think a lot of people should strive to be healthier than they are, but sometimes life doesn't always work to the point where you can exercise and eat right consistently, especially in this day and age when many people are juggling school and a job, two + jobs, work + family etc. To me the biggest thing is just cosplay what you enjoy and don't worry about the small things. Frankly, I probably would need major help putting anything outside of a very basic cosplay together because I can't sew if my life depended on it, so I always look on with a bit of envy and excitement when I see someone's hard work culminate in a pretty good costume.

amuroray0079

I think so, as long as you are healthier I feel like it helps the outfits look better. Also having healthy skin too.

arc

Yes, I feel like I need to diet hardcore to cosplay. I still have keto PTSD from last year before I did my Levi cosplay

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