However, it also makes noobs feel a ton of pressure for perfection; so much pressure that people give up on cosplay before they ever start. As a casual cosplayer, here’s the secret I’ve learned: screen accuracy is a myth.
As a casual cosplayer, here’s the secret I’ve learned: screen accuracy is a myth.
There are many schools of thought for beginning a costume, but here’s the easiest/simplest/my favorite method. Be inspired by what’s around you. Start with something you already own or look for inspiration at a thrift store. You don’t have to start from scratch, in fact that’s the fastest way to feel like a failure. You can make a cosplay look more authentic based on your accessories and makeup ----- not by the material your shirt/dress/pantaloons are made from.
All of these cosplays are simple interpretations of characters using clothing we already owned and felt COMFORTABLE in. None of us won a contest, but we received wonderful compliments and took plenty of photos.
*Note: Real Freaking Geek Girls in photos*
My short friends pull off amazing hobbit moments without much effort.
My tall friends make menacing super villains without special effects.
My curves turn just about every cosplay into a pinup.
WORK WITH WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFER.
I’ve seen birthmarks as zombie wounds, bald spots as alien features, and don’t get me started on how amazing steampunk wheelchairs are. Cosplay is about fun and fandoms. Don’t ever be afraid to try.
*You can always send your questions to our cosplay fairy godmothers here at GG Inc*