Do you know what is cosplay?
Cosplay is short for costume play. It means wearing a costume of a character from Anime or a Singer's costume and be like the character when you're in the costume.
Personally, I love cosplay! It's not just about behaving like a certain character while wearing the costume, it's about the fun and hard work you spent while saving money and making the costumes or props.
It might seem to be a waste of time and money for some, but when you try to do something by yourself and achieve results, you will feel much joyfulness. Well, everyone has their own interest right? (^^)
As for me, I started cosplaying since year 2009.
Here's my first cosplay. I felt reluctant to post it up but oh well...
I looked so weird in photos. (> <) I didn't even expect people to be taking my photos.
I was cosplaying as Hiyori Tamura from Lucky Star. Initially I wanted to cosplay as Konata, but being a first timer in cosplaying, I didn't know how to find the suitable wig for the cosplay and came up with this last minute character change.
I have long black hair so I only needed a pair of glasses. Hehe (^^;)
Although is wasn't very good, but I might just cosplay her again? Since I want to perfect my first cosplay. Ahaha...
Here's my second cosplay as Kiyal Bachika from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
I have improved a lot from the previous cosplay, I think. It took me a long time to collect each pieces of this cosplay slowly and I also DIYed some items. You can see them here:
DIY process of Kiyal's Belt and Hair Clip
Cutting the wig
I don't see many people cosplaying Kiyal but she's really cute! Although she only has a minor role in the series, I think her character looks cuter than most girl characters? Haha!
This year will be my third year cosplaying! After confirming it with my mom, I can finally reveal my cosplay plans for Comic Fiesta 2011(CF for short)! \(^^)/
My first cosplay plan for CF will be The Legendary A Girl --- Konata Izumi!!!!!
I'm super excited about this cosplay because I can finally get the wig and to cosplay my all time favourite anime character! Although, I need to dye the wig a bit just like I mentioned before, I'm stil very excited to cosplay as Konata!
I'm going to be happily walking around the venue that day and take pictures of cosplayer. (^^) I don't usually buy doujins like her but I enjoy taking pictures of cosplayer.
For my second cosplay it will be Vita from Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha!!!
I'm MEGA excited for this cosplay! I am finally going to try something more complicated this time.
I absolutely love Vita's personality in the anime. She's a Tsundere type that has strong determination and is a good teacher too. I know, she looks small but she really has those qualities.
This cosplay will cost me a lot of money. But I think it'll be worth it as I am not planning for a new cosplay next year. Hehe... (^^;) My estimation right now is that this cosplay is going to cost me around RM650+?
So do you cosplay? If yes, which is your favourite cosplay so far and which cosplay do you wish to do?
Do tell me in the comments section! I want to meet more cosplayers and we can all share tips and experience with each other! \(^^)/