Anonymous asked: Hello! So I would really like to cosplay, but I am kind of heavy. Like, really heavy. I wear XL's and everything. I would naturally never cosplay somebody like The Condesce or Yoko, y'know. I'm just wondering whether my size will take a lot away from the cosplay.
Hey, Malice here. I know what you mean. I am a big girl myself and i am often put down by the idea of cosplaying characters because 9 times out of 10 they are very slim and i am not. if you are worried about condesce, SHAPEWEAR(or any cosplay for that matter) will be your friend. many many many many cosplayers wear shapewear. i wear it as well. i wear spanx and i also wear an underbust spiral steel boned corset. i may not be super thin, but when i wear shapewear i look so much better and i feel more confident, so i think if you have shapewear condesce should be no problem. you should cosplay whatever YOU want to cosplay. i personally wouldn’t cosplay yoko because i am not confident enough with my body, but if you are then you should go for it. just remember thet there are people out there that cannot keep their mouth shut and will make a rude comment if they want to. but if cosplaying yoko is what you want to do then screw everyone else and you rock that yoko cosplay. You can also play up your body type and the character. if it’s homestuck there are AUS a plenty where there are lot’s of different outfits the cover more or less of the body. even gurren lagann i am sure has plenty of AUS and yoko might be wearing more clothes. that is something you will have to look at and find. but there are definite ways to kind of play up your body and play up the character.
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there should be instructions for how to measure yourself for proper sizing. on the sites. corsets should last for a lifetime once you get yours. it will seem like an investment but to me they are totally worth it. But, no i don’t think your size should and won’t ever take away from the cosplay. and if people say anything to you they have no idea what they are saying so pay no mind. rock that xL. and just remember, that there are plenty of ways to play up the cosplay.
Anonymous asked: Hello, I want to cosplay Christian Grey. I am 16 year old, female and the convention I am going to is an Anime Convention. Will anyone be offended if I cosplay as him just because of how erotic and mature the book is? I want to do it as a joke, but also have fun and I don't want to make anyone uncomfortable. I will be wearing the grey tie, a white linen shirt and a grey suit. Will this be a problem? Will it offend anyone?
I wouldn’t worry about anyone being offended. What I might worry about is you being harassed, especially because you’re underage. The outfit you described seems generic, but if you advertise that you’re cosplaying a character from an erotic novel, you might get people acting as if you ARE that character. At conventions, a small but frustrating group of people think it’s okay to treat cosplayers as their characters, and in situations like this, that could potentially get dangerous for you.
Basically - I think it’s okay, as long as you definitely keep it to the joking level and stick with at least a couple friends who can help pull you out of any awkward situations you get into!
trappedbehindblueeyes asked: Hey! So I want to dye my hair the same color as Castiel's for a cosplay, but I don't know which shade it would be. Is it just like plain black, or a special type of black I should get?
Plain black should be fine, but I would recommend trying on some wigs of different shades if you can get your hands on them. Some shades of black look good on different people - for example, blue-black and straight black look awful on me, but a reddish black looks good.
Anonymous asked: I have some fairly bad acne, braces, and moles on my face, and most of the characters that I want to cosplay as don't canonically have any of those. Should I just cover up the moles and the acne up with makeup, or is there a better solution? And what am I supposed to do with my braces? Also, is it okay if my eyes are a different color than the character's eyes? I really don't want to wear contacts.
For Acne, make sure to wash your face twice a day and also talk to your doctor about medication for it if it’s bad enough. I wouldn’t really worry about moles, I have a ton of freckles which the characters don’t have either but people still like my cosplays.
Makeup should be worn even if you don’t have acne, so yes you can use it to cover it up!
Obviously you can’t take away your braces, and people will understand that so don’t worry about that either!
Lastly, I’ve been cosplaying for 7 years now and I only started getting colored contacts this year. It’s something that most people won’t notice anyways!
broken-bright-warmth-deactivate asked: Hi :3 May I ask a cosplay question? I was wondering if you know whether your natural eye color will have an effect on the color of the colored contact lenses you get? I ask particularly because I have heterochromia and I’m worried that one eye will look lighter than the other in my cosplay. Also, do you know any good places to get colored contact lenses? Thank you so much. :3
It really depends on the contacts! Some are much more pigmented while others will be very much affected by the color of your eyes.
I’d look for a pair that you think looks good and then look up reviews/pictures of them on actual people, it’s the best way to know what you’ll get!
I also get my lenses from pinkyparadise or honeycolor!
thepanicmoon asked: Hey! i'm trying to do an AU version of a Castielle, and I need a really, REALLY poofed out skirt. I haven't been able to find any petticoats/etc to put under the skirt to get that effect, and I really don't want to pay for seven layers of petticoat/expensive fabric. Do you have any alternatives for me? (And thank you!)
It’s MUCH cheaper to make your own petticoat, and most people use tulle which you can get pretty cheap! There are a ton of tutorials online on how to make petticoats, it’s fairly easy! Look for one that uses horse hair (it’s not actually horse hair, it just goes on the edge to make it stiffer) as that will require less layers to get the same poof
Anonymous asked: So I want to cosplay Ib from the online game of the same name, but I can't find a cheap costume anywhere. I have a very,very,very low middle-schooler budget, so should I buy one online, or should I go to thrift shops and find the stuff??? I've never cosplayed before, so some pointers would be nice. :3
Because of the simplicity of Ib’s outfit going to a thrift shop should actually work pretty well.
Also, since most of the pieces are things that could be worn outside of the cosplay as well so maybe your parents would help out!
hopelikehell asked: I am planning on doing a sailor hulk (from The sailor avengers artwork) costume. My biggest concerns are about the hands and underwear/bras. I can't just buy hulk gloves and put white gloves over them, so do you have any suggestions on how to make them from scratch, and be functional? Also, skin tight sailor suit means a lot of my bras are out of the question. Any recs for bra or underwear types, as I'm doing a catsuit Cosplay later in the year as well? Thanks!
For bras I would recommend a sticky bra which basically sticks to your boobs and then clasps in the front. For underwear I’d recomend either a tiny-tiny thong or something like spanx!
expectocronus asked: I plan on doing a Meenah Peixes (Homestuck) cosplay and I have a cartilage piercing. Do you know of any fins that I would be able to use/make without needing to take it out?
As someone who has fins from cosplaying Feferi/Meenah/Condesce, I can say that there are many!
As long as you put in a stud while you’re wearing them, they should fit fine :)
wikistyleplz asked: I want to do a Garry cosplay (IB) and am looking at these two wigs on ebay: the "Ib Garry 11'' New Vogue Purple Mix Brown Short Cosplay Hair Wig" and "IB Garry Curly Short Purple Mixed Cosplay Hair Full Wig" (had issues the URLs, can you tell). Do you think I should get one of these or dye and style other plain wigs? Thank you for your time!
If you really want to dy and style your own, you can, but I would probably get the second one you linked. Even though it doesn’t say kanekelon or tokyolon (spellings?) fibers the second one is already curly so it should require less styling meaning the fiber quality isn’t quite as important…
So yeah that’s my two cents!