Longtime cosplayers don’t need to be told this, but, for the uninitiated, a “con flu” is the surprisingly common issue of someone getting sick right after they leave a convention. Though it’s not necessarily a flu: often the disease is an annoying cold with coughing and sneezing. This likely happens because when you put that […]
If your inspiration for being a cosplayer was seeing some of the truly awe-inspiring costumes people have made, you’ve probably worried how you’d ever manage the same. Comparison might’ve claimed you, as it does many types of artists.
Thanksgiving is over, Black Friday was chaotic as always, and now it’s officially time to get into the Christmas season. And while it’s feasible to make any cosplay Christmas-themed (a red and white hat works for almost anyone), let’s talk about some Christmas characters that don’t get as much love.
Imagine you loved something so much that you would devote your life to protecting it. That every day you decide to go above and beyond the limits of the human body to preserve something important.
Cosplaying can be hungry work. So, in this entry of Cosplay Care, we’ll look at a problem that comes hand in hand with dehydration: feeding a cosplayer. The food available at a convention center, or at nearby restaurants, are not necessarily going to be suited well to high-energy days of walking around. If outside food is allowed at the con you’re attending, making sure you have snacks on hand is a must.
Cosplaying can be physically demanding. It’s an art form that sometimes takes a lot out of a person during a day. So, to help cosplayers and friends of cosplayers have as much safe fun as possible, we’ll be doing a mini-series for a little while. It’ll cover a few things to account for when going out in costume.
Because cosplay is such a high activity form of artwork, it’s helpful to have some semblance of a goal regarding it. It’s not an accident if someone ends up with a detailed Fortnight costume, after all. And, since it’s almost a new year, it seems only fitting to ask yourself this, dear cosplayer: what do […]