For anime fans, it is a great pleasure to attend cosplay shows with fabulous cosplay costumes, especially for the first time. When it comes to selecting your cosplay outfit, there are several things to take into account. Here are some tips for you.
Decide how complex you want your cosplay attire to be. This depends on which character you choose to portray. Outfits of soul reapers in Bleach anime only include kimono, hakama and sash. It is easy for you to find proper sandals, swords, wigs and badges to complete your look without taking much effort. However, if you want to bring your favorite female character from XxxHolic manga into life, then more efforts would be taken in order to assemble pieces together. To complete the ensemble, a corset, skirt, ribbons, tights and boots are needed.
Consider your budget. No matter you purchase an off-the-rack outfit or choose a custom made one, you will need to spend a little more money. Besides, apart from buying clothing, accessories such as wigs, weapons and shoes are also essential. If you are in a tight budget, it is suggested that you choose simple costumes that consist of easy-to-find clothing and a minimum of accessories. Of course, of money is not a problem and you have a lot of time, you can select a complex outfit that requires a variety of accessories and have it customized.
Think about whether you are going to cosplay with a group or attend the show as an individual role. Remember to select a cosplay costume that matches the theme if you are going with a group theme. Since you are a member of the group and will portray a different character from other members, make sure to have a discussion with your group on which character is suitable for you.