Cosplay Just Have Fun!

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Hello my fellow GEEKS! How the hell are you doing? With San Diego Comic Con just a couple weeks away I thought I would talk to you about Cosplaying at SDCC. I have been going to SDCC since 1997, almost 20 years and this year is my first year dressing in cosplay.

By: Obiwon/ Shane Holly.

I just wanted to share some of what I have learned, and share with those of you that are on the fence of Cosplaying at SDCC or any Convention. Now one thing I have learned from talking with my friends in the Cosplay community is: make what makes you happy and it doesn’t matter what other people think as long a you love how you look, that is all that matters.

This year I am not making any of my costumes; I cheated and had it all custom made for me because I have no clue how to sew or fabricate anything but I am learning by using my daughter as my test subject.

My daughter is going to be a version of Batgirl that she created for this year’s convention. We fall into the category of loving what it looks like, and it has come out great! This has been a great experience and I have to say if you want to cosplay just do it and have fun doing it, don’t be scared and make what you want. Watch plenty of You Tube videos and learn about some of the  do’s and don’t of how to sew and fabricate, then get to it.

Also talk with the local Cosplay community, they are willing to help give you some great advise! Don’t be scared to ask stupid questions, and if you have the money get yourself some custom made gear. It’s OK we’re not on Hero’s of Cosplay here, we’re just average people that want to have fun and dress as our favorite characters. We all have day to day live’s and can’t spend 100 hours creating a cosplay- but if you do have the time then do it and have fun and if you don’t have the time still do it and have fun.   It’s what you make it!

I hope to see some of you at SDCC! You will find me dressed in a Black Jedi cosplay on Friday and on Saturday I will be the 7′ tall Darth Vader. So if you see me stop me and say hi.

Have fun making your cosplay and I’ll see you at SDCC.

 

Article By: Shane Holly