When I try to explain the concept of cosplay to non-nerds and people not familiar with society, most consider me a blank slate.
Cosplay is the art and craft of dressing up as fictional people, most often characters from anime. Cosplaying is a time-consuming pastime. They spend hours crafting their outfits. The prep work involves obtaining the most precise details about one’s personality. You should verify the authenticity of the seller and also assess the quality of the outfit they market. Cosplayers who are making their own cosplay will likely spend hours to months researching it, stitching the actual outfit, as well building the props.
This hobby unites people together with their shared love of anime, mangas, video games and also recognition for other media. There are many places around the globe where we nerds aren’t misunderstood, and also can roam freely in our very own habitats. One such place is at the Anime Weekend Break Atlanta. (AWA) This annual four-day anime convention was held this year from Sept. 28 – Oct. 1.
Cosplay Is Usually A Big Element Of Anime Conventions Or “Disadvantages”. However, Depending on the group that a specific disadvantage is directed towards, there will be a range Of attendees participating. Visually, Cons can be broken down into 2 groups: Those who are cosplaying and Those who aren’t. My point of view is that individuals who are cosplaying share a special bond. The outfits themselves reveal shared experiences. However, without any external branding, those who don’t wear cosplaying may also be random strangers strolling down The Street.
Disadvantages have a lot of guests who are not cosplayers, but they do tend to have a good mix of people with disabilities. Some cosplays had their inspirations from anime and others from videogames. No matter the reason, it was obvious how much effort went into styling their wigs as well as crafting their costumes and props. For example, someone cosplayed as The Dark Magician girl from The Preferred Anime Series, Yu-Gii-Oh!” Her Costume, Primarily Made Out Of Craft Foam, was shaped right into Armor Pieces and repainted blue with pink trim. This might also have been skillfully manufactured. The Character felt real thanks to all the details, including the Spiral-Shaped Safety Helmet and hand-made boot covers.
While I cosplayed for Friday’s convention, Saturday dawned and I was too tired to put on another outfit. I regretted my rash decision when I reached the Convention. Because cosplay has The Power to activate a Computer-Animated, Confident side of me, which sadly Often Remains Reduced. My Cosplay-Less Nature Nonetheless, Given The Chance To Experience Conventional Living From The Point Of View Of A “Regular” Individual.
Because I’m an introvert, I’m not inclined to approach people I don’t understand. Saturday was the only day that I wore regular clothes, so other guests did not approach me. With the exception of occasionally asking for pictures from cosplayers, I never engaged with anyone. It felt like the community that I had actually felt a part of, was absent from me.
I highly recommend that people who are shy or anxious talk to others. Even though it might seem futile, the clothing one wears to disguise disadvantages allows them to show others their interest rates. I am not one to approach strangers in my day, but I will be adamant about cosplay. Individuals who are inspired by a certain fandom or who love it instantly become friends and part of a larger group.
Additional perks can be added to approved, but not cosplaying. Not wearing a wig can make you uncomfortable, particularly if you’re running around. Atlanta’s autumn-warm temperatures in the summer do not solve this problem. You can also go without a costume and travel anywhere you wish. Photographers are not required for this, though I don’t see a single cosplayer who wouldn’t love to have their picture taken.
Because I was averse to repeating Saturday’s disadvantage experience, I wore a full Cosplay on Sunday. Individuals I had never met or spoken with ran up to me and requested pictures, complimented my cosplay, as well as began speaking to me about The Personality’s Program.
One specific “Heathers”, namely the musical cosplayer, was dressed in a yellow sports jacket along with a plaid skirt. She called out my character’s names when she saw me and stopped her team picture shoot so that I could take a quick photo with them. Then, she welcomed me later. Just like that my switch from noncombatant living to cosplay helped me reconnect with the rest. Equally important, it gave me self-confidence to be close to individuals I would otherwise have ignored.
A con does not always focus on cosplay. Even if cosplay is not your primary concern, I recommend that you spend at least one full day in order to observe the Cosplay Society. Cosplay is a quick way to transform everyday experiences into something extraordinary, as well as establish relationships where none might otherwise exist.