Cosplaying While Hungry Is Not Going To Be A Very Fun Time
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.
So, to help you with your next con-going experience, here are four foods to consider. Each is portable, keeps mostly without refrigeration, and is tasty enough to not get boring during a day or two.
- Beef/Turkey/Bacon Jerky!
With its high protein count and variety of meat and flavor options—plus already handily packaged—this is a solid choice that’ll help even with extreme hunger. Just chew it slowly enough: choking on beef jerky is no one’s idea of fun.
For vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike, these are a great choice. They also give you actual vegetables, which, let’s face it, are not always easily obtained at these sorts of events.
Eat with water or you’ll have more thirst issues, but these carbs are good for longer-term energy. They also can come in a few flavors or ingredient styles. Do be careful not to get crumbs on your cosplay, though.
- Dried fruit!
Pick your favorite here. Mangoes and cranberries are solid options. They might be high in sugar, but for a day or two, especially if you’re bouncing around at a convention, the rush might be useful. Plus, dried fruit is always delicious.
And those are just a few suggestions. Do be considerate of others around you and that someone nearby might have allergies. Peanuts and strong-smelling foods are a no-go. The main goal here is to have foods easy to eat, quick to snack on, and to keep you energetic and satiated. That’ll make sure you have a great time at your next convention.