How to get started on your Cosplay Costume

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1. Decide how dedicated you want to be to cosplay. If you don’t like people looking at you and asking to take pictures with you, maybe keep the costume more understated.

2. Stay as accurate to the character as possible. Comic book fans take their comic book characters very, very seriously. Accuracy is key to successful cosplay. Star Wars stormship troopers have definite guidelines on what they can wear. I think that the Rebellion does too.

3. If you plan to wear body paint, try the paint on a few weeks before attending the convention. You may want to change the type of body paint due to an allergic reaction or if it just doesn’t work very well. Also, get a friend to help you apply the paint. Trust me, you don’t want the back of your legs to look splotchy. Look good walking away! 🙂

4. Keep a budget in mind. Costumes and accessories can get expensive. If you are handy with a sewing machine, use it. Shop around at thrift stores for anything that you can use for your outfit. Buy the wigs from Wal-Mart or wherever you shop. (Go wig shopping the day after Halloween. It will be cheaper. Save the wigs for future conventions.)

5. Check out YouTube for tutorials. I found one this morning on making a female Thor costume. How awesome is that? 🙂

“Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.

4 Comments

  1. Zee – Pakistan – I am a girl who is a dreamer...i believe in DREAM AS BIG AS YOU CAN, just have faith, because dreams do come true ! Sure life gives us storms but then a bright sun shine and a colorful rainbow as well.There are highs and there are lows as well thus life can become very confusing so here i am writing about all the confusions and maybe their solution as well.
    lifeconfusions says:

    I see its time to attend another comic con !!! Wohoo ! 😀

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      Yes. Ohio Comic Con is Oct 31, Nov. 1-2. 🙂 I cannot wait!

  2. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? – I'm an just over 40, single mother of a wonderful teenage boy, who is an endless source of wonder and laughs and gray hair. I may have a small life, but it's full to the brim, and frequently I just have to stop and ask myself "Did that just really happen??" Enjoy!
    Kate @ Did That Just Happen? says:

    So much fun and green body paint! 🙂

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