Asked in Cosplay
What or Who Are The Best Things To Cosplay As?
August 18, 2017 9:12PM
This depends entirely on what you enjoy! You should probably choose a character that you really like or identify with.
Keep in mind a few things when you choose:
-How complicated is it going to be to make this thing? Even if you aren't building it yourself, more complex costumes usually cost more to buy from other people.
-Are there things on your physical body you will need to account for? Don't worry about body weight or skin tone or anything like that- anyone who is a decent person knows that's not something you can influence. But as an example, I wear glasses. For a long time I had no contacts, and had to pick characters that wore glasses. (This isn't totally necessary, but if you're picky like me it was the only option).
On a different but just a relevant note: do you have the endurance to wear that costume? Large, heavy, hot cosplays can be dangerous for people with low heat tolerance or stamina, so be safe!
-How much time do you have? If you're trying to get to a specific event, you want to make sure you can actually get the costume done in time. If not, you can always wear pieces separately in a sort of "closet cosplay", or come up with casual outfits for that character. People may not recognize you as much for this however, so simply keep that in mind.
-Popularity. I don't personally agree with this one, but if you are cosplaying to find popularity (which I would personally interject and advise you not to do) or find many people who enjoy the same things, obscure titles can be the absolute death of you. Sometimes it's really cool to be the only one of your kind in a convention or event, and sometimes it can be very lonely and boring.
Ultimately this choice is up to you. Keep safety and fun in highest priorities when choosing a character, and I wish you luck!
October 08, 2015 9:09PM
Cosplay is a personal choice. Don't just pick something flashy - pick something that really resonates with you and your life. Many people think you have to look like whoever you're playing, but that's not necessarily true. Sure, it makes it more fun sometimes if you actually resemble the character - but you can have just as much fun playing a short Stormtrooper or a male Sailor Moon. Some of the best cosplays I've seen have actually been mash-ups of more than one fandom, like Steampunk Star Trek or zombie Frodo. Think about your favorite fandoms and decide which characters mean the most to you, then pick those for your cosplay.