my hair and i have a very complicated relationship </3
Let’s talk about Cosplay for a moment.
I am a loud-and-proud cosplayer, but I get people on a very regular basis telling me that they’d do it but [insert excuse here].
Cosplay isn’t about what other people see you as. I’ve seen every awful word thrown around about both individual cosplayers as well as cosplayers as a whole.
- a Fetish (for most people, which isn’t a bad word but I hear it all the time)
Hell, even the biggest complaint I hear, even from myself, is that it’s expensive. It doesn’t have to be.
Cosplay is about showing and sharing love for something by dressing up.
At least, in my opinion, that’s what it should be.
So give me:
- closet cosplays
- your “this was my first try”
- contemporary cosplays you bought at [insert generic store here]
- your “I only had a day”
- your “I know I don’t look like them, but…”
- costumes your mom made for you
- no one will get it but I had to do it anyways
Because that’s what cosplay should be.
Pristine costumes that look professionally done are great, but if you have no skill at sewing or a thousand other reasons, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t cosplay.
If you’re someone who’s on the outside looking in and wishing they could try, don’t be afraid. If you’re a newer cosplayer looking to get your feet under you, don’t worry! Just love what you do and share it with others. If you’re a really advanced cosplayer, share the love with people.
Cosplay should be a community, not a beauty pageant or a fashion competition.
Cosplay should be fun for any and everyone.
So grab your safety pins, wig caps, and uncomfortable shoes! Let’s go make something fun together.
*sees good art*
*thinks I can art*
*tries to art*
One of the best things about being in the artist community is finding out that you aren’t alone in your art feels.
Writing is no exception.
The worst part is, it may or may not actually be awful.
You have to wait an entire month to find out.
And sometimes it’s the opposite, where you feel it’s awful and it’s actually pretty good.Or, decent. Or, mediocre.