Have you ever imagined how is life being a cosplay or what is it ? I bet you didn’t. Let me tell you how it works. Being a cosplay is not as simple as it might seem. Well, a cosplay is more like a hardcore fan, it means that he or she is wearing the exact costume as the character they love the most.Where are these characters from? From games, video games, comic books and so on.
This category of people is taking its ”job” seriously, there is no time for kidding and playing. They believe that behind the costumes, beyond appearances, there is a story, a story to be told, the one they adore. For such people life is more interesting. By wearing costumes, adopting a new life style cosplayers found a new way of expressing themselves.
There are a lot of them in the whole world and for this reason some of them gathered and set up a new program where they hold video sessions weekly and of course, they set up a convention too ,to meet up every year.
It is believed that it was the brightest ideas in the whole cosplay world.
Before discovering this fun and interesting world, many people confronted with self-depreciation, they felt like nobody loved them,they felt useless, ugly but after trying the cosplay experience they observed a great change. Some of them even started making their own costumes manually so that when they wear them, the feeling that you wear something made with your skillful hands is more powerful.
I have a great example. I preset to you John Andersen,a 27 years old and probably the biggest fan of The Witcher. He is a cosplay for 5 years by now and he confessed that being such a fan is hard. He’s got all the costumes necessary, all the weapons and even some life size monsters. He also has a room dedicated to The Witcher. Posters all over the walls, drawings, even more costumes, little monsters and The Witcher himself made by wax. This is the exact image of an ardent fan.John said that after 5 years of cosplaying he feels great, changed and complete, like he is another person. This experience offered him the chance to rediscover himself and to gain a lot more self-confidence.
There are no downsides in being like these people, you get to know new people, you do what you love,gain way more respect for yourself and you can be whoever you always dreamed of: superhero, a ninja,a great fighter and you can have your supernatural powers, all your dreams can come true by having fun, enjoying yourself.
As a friendly advice: live life the way you want, don’t listen to haters (because once ypu become a cosplay a lot of people will try to influence you by throwing random words) do whatever you like, be a cosplay, be a great one and thin possitive. I hope this was useful and now you know what a real cosplay is.