First off your blog is amazing, you feature some flippin fantastic Cosplays. Secondly I was wondering if you had any tips/advice for a larger female cosplayer? I haven't costumed before and am going to Dragoncon this year. I would love to join in on the fun, but I am kinda nervous I won't be accepted.
Hi! Thanks so much! (Sorry for lateness in response!)
The trick about cosplaying (and this is for all body types and shapes) is finding the right costume for your own body. No one’s real bodies are like whats drawn or even what appears on film (most costumes in films are highly uncomfortable and made to only look epic on film). So when you’re looking to find something to cosplay, think about how you’ll wear it, not only how it will fit, but also how you will FEEL in it. If you put on a costume you don’t feel comfortable in, it’ll affect your entire experience. If you LOVE your costume then your personality will shine and you’ll have FUN, which is really what this is all about!
(Also, for a more technical answer is thinking about lines and shapes of the actual costume. For example, as I’m super short & have huge shoulders I think about how I’ll make the costume, such as hem lines and what the shape of the top will be. I tend to make the skirt a little shorter so my legs are longer (obv with boy shorts under!) and a specific style of straps for the top.)
Also. If ANYONE is rude or doesn’t “accept” you then they aren’t worth your time. Cosplay is all about having fun, and this is for everyone of all shapes, sizes and colors.
Hopefully this helped! If you see me at DragonCon, please come say hi! :)