Starting something new isn’t always easy and cosplay is no exception. Those who approach this practice for the first time often find themselves in difficulty right in the initial phase. Here are 5 useful tips for those who try their hand at making their first Anime Cosplay Costumes.
Start With A Relatively Simple Character To Make.
If you have a lot of money to spend on the purchase of ready-made costumes, ad hoc styled wigs, complex foam accessories, shoes and colored contact lenses no problem, you could do the Sagitter cosplay from the Knights of the Zodiac even tomorrow morning.
If, on the other hand, you have limited finances to devote to this new passion of yours and you want to create your character from scratch without spending a kidney, it would be good to start with a simple character. Not all of us are able to sew a suit without solid tailoring bases or to make mattress swords with a decent result the first time: characters with accessories and costumes that are easy to make or easily obtain from clothes that can be found in a common shop or change easily.
The Wig Is Key
It will seem trivial but choosing a good wig, thick enough and not shiny (for carnival) contributes in an essential way to the result of your cosplay. There are many sites both national and international that sell wigs of any type and price range.
Style the wig.
The wigs arrive home unworn. In most cases the basic wigs are “standard” and need a fix. Making the “bananas” of Goku’s wig as a first approach may not always be a good idea. Equip yourself with scissors, hairspray and gel and start with simple and minimal hairstyles.
Make Up. Yes, Even If You Are A Man.
Foundation, eyeliner, mascara, powder and eye shadow help in the overall performance of the cosplay, intensify the cosplayers gaze especially if he wears contact lenses and make the somatic resemblance to the character. With the demon slayer Costumes this goes perfect.
The Shoes Show
The first time you cosplay, you usually underestimate the impact of the Converse combined with the Cardcaptor Sakura costume. Shoes are important and make everything more “harmonious”. It is not necessary to spend a lot of money on the purchase of the shoes of the character (some international sites sell them) but it is also enough just to dress a pair of shoes that you have at home to have a good result. There will be time to cosplay Geralt of Rivia, start with an easy cosplay but above all have fun.
To Buy or Not To Buy a Ready-Made Cosplay
It is the most classic of diatribes in the environment. For some, the essence of cosplay lies in making their own dress, complete with the smallest and most complicated accessories, including the hairstyle of the wig. For others, however, the fun is in the parade, so no matter where the costume comes from, the important thing is to wear it, perhaps in a group with friends.
In this case, the best thing you can do is follow your bias: how much time and money are you willing to invest in your cosplay? If you do not have the experience and passion for sewing and other manual activities, it will be better to avoid frustration and buy the costume online, choosing from the shops (usually Chinese) that make them in series.