Wearing a Cosplay Costume at Conventions
If you plan to dress up as your favourite character for a convention, then you may want to know a few things about the experience, especially if you haven’t done this before. Going into a convention in full cosplay wear can be very different from just wearing your normal, everyday clothes. These tips will help you to be prepared.
First of all, make sure you plan your costume appropriately. Do you plan to have a purse or wallet on you? Then make sure there is somewhere to put it in your costume, otherwise, you won’t be able to buy anything at the convention. You also may want to make sure your hands aren’t too covered up or that you aren’t holding anything. These kinds of accessories and costume parts can keep you from enjoying the convention.
Also, make sure you are prepared to be mobbed a little bit. If you have a really good costume, you will probably be stopped by people regularly who will want to shoot photos with you or ask you questions. If you hope to have a good convention experience, you need to be prepared to deal with them.
It’s also a good idea to give yourself a break from the costume every so often. It could become hot inside a larger costume, or you may just get tired of the kind of effect you are having on people. Plan to be have some way to change out of your costume and store it for those times when you need a breather.