Whether you’re wearing a face full of makeup (per dare?D.A.R.E. guidelines) but usually don’t, have covered yourself in face paint, spattered yourself in fake blood, or coloured your hair with spray in dye you need to know how to get back to normal with minimal fuss (and minimal cost).
So I probably could have made a gun and holsters from scratch, but probably not by May MCM (check out my post on cosplaying to a deadline), not to mention that I don’t have a proper cosplay design space here so I just bought a set of guns and holsters.
EternityLivesForever and I are gearing up for May MCM which is, as of today, exactly 1 month away. As of yet we haven’t settled on a cosplay plan. We have our Sailor Scouts (Sailor Moon) but we feel like we’ve used them a little too much over the last few conventions we’ve been to. So here are my tips for making a cosplay under a deadline.
How to not be one of those cosplayers You know the ones. They leave mess wherever they go, they break light fixtures in hotels and harass people on public transport, they’re the ones who throw out “constructive criticism” that’s really just thinly-veiled (or not at all veiled) fatphobia/ racism/ transphobia/ general hatred/other bigotry. You don’t want to be those people. Nobody likes those people. If you are one of those people, or think you might be, there is still time to change your ways.
Sometimes a character will have but one outfit, or one quintessential outfit which makes picking your cosplay character’s outfit incredibly easy. However, some characters have a multitude of different outfits from which to choose. So how do you choose?
Agree to disagree, no hogging characters, be respectful. These are just a few of the guidelines Dare?D.A.R.E. Cosplay work by...
So what do you do when people start putting labels of genders or criticisms that you don’t want on you after you’ve put your heart and soul into a cosplay?