Cosplay allows you to imitate your favorite characters from movies or anime and show the world your talent of imitation. Recently I met a friend of mine who went to the cosplay as Tusande. I was interested in knowing that how was her experience, but she was not going to talk about it.
I was worried what might have happened that made her sad. So I forced her and at the end came to know that none of the people in the convention took a picture with her. I remember that she was very excited to take a part in the Cosplay. I know that she does not care about being a famous Cosplay but when no one gave her the attention, she required it broke his spirit. It was the rejection that made her feel low.
So to cheer her up and make sure that this year she would be among the best cosplays in the convention, I told her some of the secrets. The first thing you need to remember is to add something exceptional to your costume that people will not be expecting and follow the given suggestions.
1. Always go for the popular and unique characters
The cosplay costume takes a lot of hard work and you can never tolerate that it goes unrecognized. So to make sure that you will be the center of attention this time make sure that you select a character that has the biggest fandom of those who like to take pictures. You must understand that fact that the young generations are more interested in taking selfies and they will never consider a photo. So you have to make sure that you select a unique character from the old days like:
- Marline Moore
- Charlie Chaplin
- Mr. Bean
These characters were not only popular in their time but they have many fans in the present age as well. On the other hand, you can also make the youngsters take your picture by grabbing their attention with some kind of sexy dress. There is no need to wear revealing clothes because you can perfectly grab the attention of the opposite sex by looking hot and sexy. You can select the popular characters like:
2. Make it better with some High Challenge characters
If you want to take it to the next level, you have to work a little harder than the rest. To make sure that you cosplay will stand out in the crowd make sure that you select the characters that are hard to imitate. You can take the example of:
- Edea from Final Fantasy 8
- Morgana Blackthorn from League of Legends
These are some of the characters that the public will not be expecting to see at the cosplay. They will not be able to ignore the hard work that you have done if you make sure to get the perfect costume. You have to be as realistic as possible so that people will believe that you should have played the role instead of the real hero. It will make people want a picture that they can flaunt in their room or show to their friends. The more challenging your costume is the more attention you will grab because people would love to know how you made it possible.
3. Your Imitations should be the best
When you are done with the selection of the character that you are going to cosplay the next step is research. You have to make sure that you conduct a complete research on how he or she looks like so that you can have everything perfect. Pay attention to the following:
Having a costume is easy because there are several online shops where you can get the perfect dress, like xcoos.com. However, you might have to add the detailing to your costume. So make sure that you utilize the right materials and colors.
Keep in mind that if you do not use the right accessories it will ruin your costume. From the accessories, it can be differentiated whether you are a professional or new to cosplaying. There are many accessories that you can make yourself at home but make sure that they realistic. Coming towards the hair you might not be ready to dye them. there is nothing to worry about because there are many online shops where you can find the color and size of the wigs that will perfectly match the character you are about to play. Keep in mind to hide your real hair properly so that they will not ruin your costume.
It is important that you have the best makeup. You can go to a makeup artist for this job because they will provide you with the perfect conversion. Keep in mind that if your makeup is not good people will pay no attention as well as it is important for the perfect pictures.
Your presentation should be perfect. You might not know who is approaching you so make sure that you are in the character the whole time. Do not lose your enthusiasm and energy.
4. Pay attention to Workmanship
It is important that you pay attention that how your costume fits your body. If your costume is supposed to be funny then there is nothing to worry about. However, when you are playing a serious character make sure that you get the best costume. People would always be attracted by your costume so a few alterations will not be noticed. Make sure that your undergarments are properly hidden and the dress compliments your curves perfectly.
5. Be Impressive
In order to grab the attention of the public, you have to make sure that you are really impressive. Perfectly toned body and the six-pack abs should not be hidden in your cosplay. Select a character that will help you display your body perfectly. When you look at the mirror judge yourself honestly so that you can alter your costume before going to the convention. Dress the craziest that people would love to take pictures with you.
Here are some of the tips that will help you out:
Hot and sexy is what attracts the people most. Make sure that your armor is designed in such a way that people will be forced to only look at you. You have to keep in mind that beauty is not everything because most of the times at cosplay it is your skills of putting the perfect costume that will attract most of the people. So keep in mind that a revealing costume might not attract that much fans as a properly designed costume will. So do not ruin the character that you are playing.
- League of Legends Nidalee Cosplay
- Catwoman Cosplay
If you want to look funny, make sure that it is not overdone. Create a funny costume that has never been to the cosplay as well as it is not on the social media because then you will attract more attention.
- Anti gwenom Cosplay
- Guardian Of The Galaxy Gamora Cosplay
You have to be big and make sure that of you want a group to play the series get it. As then more people will be attracted to take pictures. People might take your pictures if you are the only character from the series but a group will always attract more.
- Big Daddy Cosplay
6. Team up and Make New Friends
When you enter the convention, you might come across many cosplays that are playing the other characters from your services. Now what you have to do is engage with them and make a new friend. When the fans will see the complete series at the same place they will rush to take pictures. It will allow you to have your pictures taken in groups and individually.
When you will make friends, you can stay in contact to select the next costume that you would like to play. Thus, it would be easier to select a series that you all can play to grab the attention of the fans.
Keep in mind that cosplaying is all about having fun. All you have to do is make sure that your costume is perfect and you are satisfied with what you are playing. Work hard to be as close to the character as possible because that will help you to attract the fans.
However, you have to keep in mind that cosplay conventions are not about getting your pictures taken. It is more about staying happy by playing the character you are inspired from the most. So do not get stressed if fans do not come for the photos and prefer taking selfies because it is the latest generation and you have to follow the trends.