There is really no denying it at this point. Cosplay is becoming more and more popular. Opinions vary on if this is a good or bad thing. My personal thoughts? It doesn't matter! If you want to dress up; do it! Luckily for all you cosplay fanatics out there who are itching to get into the game there are tons of ways to go about it. And I mean tons.
The internet is a plethora of information for creating, finding, buying and making costumes based on the characters you love (or love to hate even). Many veteran costumers have shared their knowledge and personal trials in cosplay creation.
Now, I know that it can be a very intimidating thing to create something from scratch. Fortunately you don't have to! I am a firm believer that anyone can don a costume, because to me, cosplay is about fun and personal satisfaction. You'll never please yourself if you are running around trying to please everyone else.
What Am I Even Trying To Say?
The cosplay community has been on my mind in a few ways recently. Just as much as I love making my costumes I want to give back and help other cosplayers too. I've hosted panels for beginner cosplayers before at cons and have also posted different reviews and tutorials around the internet. This time I want to share how I would cosplay if I was not going to sew anything myself.
Buying pre-made costumes from online stores is a great way to start out.