Part I: How to become a cosplayer

The word cosplay is a combination of “costume” and “role-play.” It’s a form of art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes to impersonate and represent their favorite character or any character in particular. It can be characters from anime, manga, comic books, cartoons, video games and movies. Cosplaying is easy once you get the hang of it, but it requires effort and can be time-consuming. If you’re interested in pursuing this hobby, there are a few steps you should follow in order to create a good costume and become a good cosplayer.

Step 1: Choosing a character that would suit you.

When it comes to picking a character, you need to find one that is close to your facial features and appearance so you can look exactly like the character you’re cosplaying, or you can just cosplay a character that you like. One of the most helpful ways of doing so is keeping a list of characters you would love to cosplay whenever you watch TV or read a book. You can browse the Internet for ideas so you can get inspired and motivated by others.

Here are the different types of face shapes.
You can also manipulate your face using make-up and contact lenses.

I suggest that you download an app called “Cosplans.” I always use it whenever I come up with a new idea of what to cosplay. The app allows you to post pictures of your progress, the things you need to get and interact with other cosplayers just in case you have questions or need any help.


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