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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cosplay for Beginners – Getting Stared as a Cosplayer

Do you want to start cosplaying but aren’t sure where to start? Cosplay message boards and forums are filled with men and women of all ages who want to get into the art form, but simply don’t know the best way to begin. There’s no better way to learn how to cosplay than from cosplayers themselves, so read on to get some how-to-get-started tips from avid players themselves.

Tip 1 – You Don’t have to Break the Bank!

Chances are you may not have the thousands of dollars some sponsored cosplayers spend on their costumes to invest in your first costume. Check out what you already have in your closet. Remember that old t-shirts can be cut up and made into headbands, and that basic clothing items can be used as the base of many character costumes. Don’t be afraid to check out local thrift stores and, if you’re looking for the perfect accessory for your character, check out the Moon Costumes accessories page which features accessories at affordable prices.

Tip 2 – Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Help!

One experienced cosplayer who goes by the name “Shania Nowhere” reminds beginner cosplayers that there’s nothing wrong with [asking for help], and encourages them to find a “sensei” or teacher or someone who can create with them. You can ask even ask one of the experts at Moon Costumes to help you to create a custom costume! While the design is all yours, you won’t have to get caught up in all the details that can put so many first time cosplayers off. This way, you’ll have more time to make the perfect travel plans for your first big convention instead of worrying about whether or not your costume will fit comfortably!

Remember, if you want to start cosplaying, there’s no better time than the present! Jump right in and you won’t regret it! Don’t miss out on any more fun.


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