What Makes a Great Cosplay Costume?

What Makes a Great Cosplay Costume?

Quite often when new Cosplayers just get started, they worry about their costume too much. This is totally normal, but if you have been worrying a lot, don’t. Throughout this article, we will guide you through creating the perfect Cosplay costume.

What Makes a Great Cosplay Costume?

Well, the main point of it is that it’s fun for the cosplayer wearing it. Everything else isn’t really that important, including accuracy. Below, we’ve explained this in more detail with four points that will help you understand what we mean.

1. It Should Be Fun

At the end of the day, we all cosplay for fun. And if you can have lots of fun in a cosplay costume, then that is great.

For many people, one way to make cosplaying more fun is by making your own costumes. However, this isn’t the case for everyone, some cosplayers like to buy pre-made costumes. It doesn’t really matter, just do what works best for you.

If you are looking to make your own costumes, you can check out our EVA foam which can help you with components of your costume like your crown, wings, etc.

2. It Can Be Different But Doesn’t Have To Be

Another thing about your cosplay outfit is that it can be different, but it doesn’t have to be. Sometimes, people will tell you that you have to be different, or you have to suit a certain trend/theme.

Unless it’s a requirement by the event, this isn’t true.

Some people like to go for classic characters or a character from a movie that just came out. This would often make them have similar or the same characters as everyone else.

Others like to be completely different or even create hybrid costumes. This would then make them look completely different which is also cool.

The point is that you should choose, and do whatever you like.

3. Accuracy Isn’t So Important

Quite often, you’ll find that people make out the accuracy to be one of the most important things when it comes to Cosplay. However, this simply isn’t true, because again, fun is the most important part. This means if you feel like you don’t have the right body type or even gender to play a certain character, don’t worry about it and just do it anyway.

Plus, you can always create your own versions of these characters, it doesn’t have to be the version in the movie, series, or video games. You can add your own spice to every character, that’s one of the reasons why cosplay is fun.

Funnily enough, it seems that most people complaining about the accuracy of a character are usually online. This means, there is often quite a high chance that they don’t even cosplay themselves.

4. It Should Make You Feel Good

Last but not least it should also make you feel good.

Wearing the costume should give you a boost in confidence. This is also one of the most important parts of cosplay. If you don’t like the way you feel inside of a costume, it may be a sign that you want to try another, unless you really want to wear that one.

Sometimes though, you gain confidence a little later on while wearing it. But again, just do whatever works best for you.

Final Thoughts

That’s it, we hope you have enjoyed this article on what makes a great cosplay outfit.

If you did, make sure to check out some of the related posts we made below. You can also visit our store if you are interested in purchasing foam to make your costumes.

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