COSPLAY EVENT TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT COSPLAY EVENT
A successful cosplay relies on the right cosplay tips and cosplay event hacks! Whether you’re buying your complete suit or going for homemade Do-It-Yourself, there are some tips and tricks you need to know before stepping out into the brave cosplay world. You need the right materials, the right approach, and honestly the right body to pull off the look you want to achieve! Let’s jump in to our cosplay tips and event hacks!
COSPLAY EVENT HACKS FOR YOUR NEXT COSPLAY EVENT
1. CHOOSE A CHARACTER THAT SUITS YOU
Choosing the character to cosplay may be the first and biggest step in the cosplay process. There are literally hundreds of characters to choose from. You know your body type, you know your height, your weight, and your look. Go for the characters that you can realistically represent and fit your type. It’s hard to cosplay the evil mustant Mystique when you’re a 220 pound American man. Like this poor fellow.
2. GET THE RIGHT TOOLS
Another important part of the cosplay process is your equipment. Almost half of the total appearance of cosplayers are their weapons or peripherals. Many characters wield swords, carry guns, have wings, or have extended appendages. Take time to study these and find the best materials suited for the job. You wouldn’t want to be like this guy, whose Wolverine cosplay won’t even hurt a rib-eye steak.
3. MAKE SURE YOU ARE COMFORTABLE
A cosplay convention or event can last for an entire day, sometimes two! So you have to consider the comfort of wearing your cosplay attire. It may look great, but how long can you carry the look? To be comfortable and free to move is a must if you’re going to pull-off not just the look, but the part. Check this Iron-Man for example, being wrapped in plastic like this is no good for ventilation, plus it makes him look like more of The Mummy than the Invincible Iron Man.
4. BE CAREFUL WHO YOU TAKE PICTURES OF
A good cosplay attire and a good look will encourage many fans to pose and take their photo with you. But having photos with comic book legend and creator Stan Lee requires excellence in cosplaying. And this Wolverine cosplay falls very far from what the living legend had in mind when he sees Logan in the flesh. This took some guts though. Lots of guts.
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