EPISODE 23: Cosplay Galore

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Hello! My name is Slob! I am your Ugly Otaku who is talking about Anime things!

Today’s topic? Let’s talk about… Cosplay! Of course, it is always featured on local Anime conventions in every single country or region!

Talking about Cosplay. You could dress up or don up as your favorite character from Anime, Manga, video games, or at any field like movies or TV!

Generally, girls who do Cosplay as girl characters and boys who do Cosplay as boys can be common. But how about boys who do Cosplay as a girl character? Or even girls do Cosplay as boys? Hmm… For my case, I haven’t tried that before. But then, I can see some of my friends do them as usual. But then, will the time finally come that I could, myself, do Cosplay as a female character? Who knows!

But then, not all Cosplays are perfect. In fact, it could depend on your body shape, like color skin, costume design, or even the other aspects, such as the projection of a characters common actions, like that heart hand symbol! Basically, you just need to know your favorite Anime character very well in order for you to do Cosplay of that character, as well as to master it!

But then, would it be embarrassing if you, as a guy, do Cosplay of a cute Anime girl, while having your photos taken in public? Hmm… If that’s the case, then you could need yourself to give it all you got, and you should be brave and bold! And then, somehow, this could be a test or ‘ordeal’ if you really wanted to enter the world of Cosplaying.

And then, there are certain preparations when you could do Cosplay of a certain Anime character. First, know yourself. You must be in good shape and in appearance, so that you could wear your costume very well without any problems. Secondly, you should be aware of the people who take your photos. Let them ask you some permission first. And finally, like that one sentence has said, you should know your favorite Anime character very well.

And that one known sentence has said, cosplay is not a consent. You just need to be cautious of some pervert people around, especially when you are going to do Cosplay of an Anime girl who is your favorite. And then, for girls, if those people offer you to be invited into their “private photoshoot”, just decline, and you know what I mean, right?

There are things that you should really consider when you do Cosplay. Just remember to keep your confidential info to be concealed from the public!

Cosplaying can be fun and can be tiring. Of course, you should be donning into your favorite Anime character for at least one whole day, and you would be easily get tired once you had given everything that you got. So then, who’s the Anime character that you wanted to do Cosplay with? Are you willing to do it? Just remember to be brave and bold — You can do it! But then, I haven’t tried doing Cosplay of my favorite Anime girl yet. Would it be the time for me to do that one, just for once in a lifetime? And I should remember that there are maniacs and perverts around, so I need to be careful also.

And of course, your Cosplay can be done not just in some Anime conventions! How about some other Events, like Halloween Party? Or a Christmas Party, perhaps? It’s up to you on how will you do it!


Inori Donz

Inori Donz is a blogger, video gamer, Anime enthusiast, bicycle rider, and Anime figure photographer. His favorite area of concentration is 'LoveLive! Series', where he plays its featured smartphone video games, as well as watching its Anime series counterparts. "I like Anime, toys and figures, and mostly, I like playing free-to-play video games. Definitely not your usual commoner you see everyday in the streets." He started his blogging journey since December 2013, with a free WordPress blog, named 'IemDonz Blog'. That free blog contains most of his Anime figure photography works, as well as some of his opinions and experiences in the Anime world.