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Penny Enthusiast . Cosplayer . Student

I am so tired of this fucking bullshit

  • Being skinny doesn’t make a good cosplay(er)
  • Being tall doesn’t make a good cosplay(er)
  • Being short doesn’t make a good cosplay(er)
  • Having an attractive face doesn’t make a good cosplay(er)
  • Being white doesn’t make a good cosplay(er)
  • Being Asian doesn’t make a good cosplay(er)
  • Having good teeth doesn’t make a good cosplay(er)

You know what makes a good cosplay(er)?

Caring about the character you’re cosplaying. Putting love and care into your craft. Endlessly searching for that right pattern, that right fabric, those god damn reference pictures that must exist somewhere. Working hard on your cosplay, seam ripping in a fury, fighting with zippers, and hemming that outfit. Finding the right contacts, the right accessories, learning how to use craft foam for the first time, painting for hours into the wee hours of the morning. Finding that perfect wig and getting it in the mail to find that it comes unstyled. Figuring out how to make that wig perfect and work for you, cutting, brushing and washing. Buying the make up you need to make yourself look just right and practicing putting it on.

Putting it on all together for the first time and feeling pride, knowing that all of those hours and all of that money has paid off.

THAT is what makes a good cosplay(er).

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    YES! Not to mention the waiting up at 6am on the day of the convention and spending two or more hours putting it all on
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    Truth
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