Cosplaying is so much fun. It really is a fun way where one can express themselves as their favorite character. Plus, who does not like to dress up. But, there are limits to cosplaying. I’m not saying that you should not hold back, but understand the boundaries.
The limits I’m talking about cover, age, weight and the amount of skin you should show. I myself went as Madame Red from Black Butler in 2012. You can see me in the Gallery Section with the group from Black Butler. Did you see the 50 year old woman? The way I chose my character was by reading the manga and understanding the character and its story. This allowed me to get into how I should dress and act as Madame Red. Madame Red is a distinguished doctor from the popular anime “Black Butler”. Their stories take place in England in the late 1800’s. I tell you there was a lot younger and skinnier Madame Red’s there than I, but I did create my costume around my age and weight. I did not bear skin or over play a younger role. There is role play to cosplay that I will explain in this segment. So if you are going to cosplay take a look at the attached tabs for more insight.
Where to Cosplay
Cosplaying is a freedom of expression. I have seen more and more teenagers at the mall in Cosplay. I don’t have a problem with this as long as it’s not going overboard on the sexy side.
Theme parks have also been a fun place to Cosplay. You figure you have a variety of actors already in costume so this is not out of the norm.
Young girls be careful with wearing tails and shorts. Your tail is already an attraction. Don’t let your body be another. You are in public; you don’t know who is looking at you for the wrong reasons. Also, be prepared, with cell phones doubling as camera’s you will be caught on film out in the real world too.