Today’s Blog is a first in a series about the wild and wacky world of cosplay!^_^

As a cosplay newbie (having only doing it once and basically in one night with horrible lighting and no forethought) I did alot of research after my fiasco and have found some common do’s and don’ts to cosplay.I plan on making a long list before the year is out with a do, and dont every week.

DON’T! try tostand out to the extreme and be the cosplay jerk of  the year by putting a bunch of random things together and thinking everyone is going to praise your rebellion.Creativity is loved in the anime/manga/gaming/fantasy community, but the same community that created yaoi and yuri paddles is also cruel and very judgemental.

I give him points for his guts but as far as cosplay goes more effort would have been apreciated...kinda looks like a S&M ninja turtle.

I give him points for his guts but as far as cosplay goes more effort would have been apreciated...kinda looks like a S&M ninja turtle.

Thought not considered cosplay...or good this guy gets points for awesomeness and for beaing able to do this. He probabbly got some digits after the con.

Thought not considered cosplay...or good this guy gets points for awesomeness and for beaing able to do this. He probabbly got some digits after the con.

DO! be creative. I’m not by any means saying that you should only go as mainstream characters or as a clearly recognizable character. It’s great to go with a theme or to give your interpretation of a character. but if you do plan on going that road please expect criticism. Constructive or not it’s going to happen. Either accept it or continue what you want to do and try to wow people whether they like it or not. All in all try to take it and think on it but by no means change immediatly or give up cosplay forever. It took even the greatest and more recognized cosplayers a long time to get where they are.

Though by most standards a bad cosplay this guy has a fanbase because of his ability to laugh at himself

Though by most standards a bad cosplay this guy has a fanbase because of his ability to laugh at himself

Mainstream yes but made to look easy to do

Mainstream yes but made to look easy to do