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09 Jun 2013 - 15:45103855
HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR GOING OUT IN COSPLAY
ADVICE PLEASE ....how do you prepare for going out in cosplay
hey guys its a while since iv uploaded a thread , i am planning to cosplay to my school prom. Im really excited im going as a steampunk female mad hatter.

im a tad nervous , how do you guys get yourself in character and go out in cosplay . How do people syke themselves up for it , this is just something thats been on my mind and a question iv wanted to ask . Ps does anyone know how to stop your head itching when wearing a wig x

hugs thanks guys
i originally put this on cosplay chat but realized that this section probably would be a better place for it. I REALLY DO NEED ADVICE

http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/costume/view/78181 - THIS IS THE COSPLAY



Last edited by rosieroo (09 Jun 2013 - 16:10)
09 Jun 2013 - 17:38103859
I'm quite lucky in that I've never been shy about making myself look a fool. Study languages long enough and you soon realise it's okay for people to not understand you or think you're nuts and it stops bothering you.

Listen to some Hatter-ish music (I suggest Golden Brown by the Stranglers) or your own favourite playlist, play around with your make-up, wander around at home in costume and get comfy in it - you'll soon feel less self conscious!

Also good question on the wig front; I've got two cosplays coming up which both require wigs but my Lady Sif I managed to keep my hair natural (if dyed). Would be interested to hear people's suggestions.


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09 Jun 2013 - 17:40103860
Also your costume looks really good, it really suits you! It's nice that a lot of it such as the skirt can be reworn as part of a normal outfit; makes the cost seem much more worth it!


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11 Jun 2013 - 08:35103936
Just go for it. The best part about wearing a character or something you made you know noone will be dressed like you I actually find it more daunting when people are nice and ask how you make stuff because I'm often so psyched that people will be mean ^_^;

At the end of the day I always think it's better to be overdressed then underdressed. I think cosplaying in public like this gets easier the more you do it. But you cosplay at events so really the only difference is the time and place. Also remember if people are mean they will only be being mean about your clothes and you can change that. But there rubbish attitude that made them be mean will never change. I think this statement in itself gave me the confidence to cosplay in public and at events that weren't cosplay related.

I mean I also cosplayed at my uni leavers ball. I wore my princess garnet dress and everything that went with it And I had the best time ever!

So just enjoy yourself, stress less and rock your cosplay (It looks gorgeous so you have no need to worry )


11 Jun 2013 - 09:01103937
Quote rosieroo:
ADVICE PLEASE ....how do you prepare for going out in cosplay
hey guys its a while since iv uploaded a thread , i am planning to cosplay to my school prom. Im really excited im going as a steampunk female mad hatter.

im a tad nervous , how do you guys get yourself in character and go out in cosplay . How do people syke themselves up for it , this is just something thats been on my mind and a question iv wanted to ask . Ps does anyone know how to stop your head itching when wearing a wig x

hugs thanks guys
i originally put this on cosplay chat but realized that this section probably would be a better place for it. I REALLY DO NEED ADVICE

http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/costume/view/78181 - THIS IS THE COSPLAY



I think the fact that it's a prom and everyone will be dressed up is great! Because lots of people will be putting on clothing they wouldn't wear on a daily bases. Prom is also a great way to express yourself (I went to mine in a slightly goth get-up as I'd been pretty much a goth all through high school).
My advice would be to make sure that your costume is both what you want and fits in with 'prom dress code' (ok I know that's not a real thing but shhh) because then your classmates will be less likely to pick on you.
I looked at your costume, it looks really great! It's a great combo of steampunk and prom (Victorian wear like this suits these occasions so well)!

So really just don't worry about it

For preparation, I find getting ready with friends or leaving the house with friends helps, if I talk to them I have less time to think about myself

As for the wig, I guess we'd need to know WHY the wigs get itchy and then combat it. I find cooling my head off helps, for example going out for a bit of air during the prom might help?
Also don't be tempted to take it off, I tell myself it isn't coming off for the whole day and I think that helps. Also practice wearing it maybe? The more I wear my wig the less I notice that it's itchy.

This girl has used ribbon (I have no idea if it works) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v57FcD4w15g

I personally think (dont' know) that the itchy feeling is your scalp being hot and creating natural oils (becoming greasy) so maybe try dry shampoo or talc (just a guess though)?? And wash your hair on the day so there are less oils (leave no shampoo on your scalp as that can cause itching).



Last edited by Afireinsidegirl (11 Jun 2013 - 09:03)
12 Jun 2013 - 19:52103981
thanks guys thankyou for your advice


12 Jun 2013 - 20:05103982
First off I'd leave capslock on, loud n'proud.


(the only times I've ever gone out in cosplay after 4pm, this is what I do)
- Get in costume
- Listen to music, be this Amon Amarth, Dethklok or Girl's Generation.
- Consume the equivalent of 6-7 coffees
- Drink the following in this order:
1.Beer
2.Beer
3.Guinness
4.Jagerbomb
6.Jagerbomb
7.Jagerbomb
8.Jagerbomb
- Touch up cosplay, fix anything if needed
- Swig of vodka to wash out the taste of accidentally eating some makeup


Edit:
LOL hahaha mis-understood what you meant. You have a choice, you can "pysche yourself up" and try to build a mental fortification or you can let go of your worries and accept what will be. I usually go for the latter, because I give less shits than an anus-less daily mail journalist



Last edited by JaeXD (12 Jun 2013 - 20:09)
13 Jun 2013 - 08:51103995
Quote JaeXD:
First off I'd leave capslock on, loud n'proud.


(the only times I've ever gone out in cosplay after 4pm, this is what I do)
- Get in costume
- Listen to music, be this Amon Amarth, Dethklok or Girl's Generation.
- Consume the equivalent of 6-7 coffees
- Drink the following in this order:
1.Beer
2.Beer
3.Guinness
4.Jagerbomb
6.Jagerbomb
7.Jagerbomb
8.Jagerbomb
- Touch up cosplay, fix anything if needed
- Swig of vodka to wash out the taste of accidentally eating some makeup


Edit:
LOL hahaha mis-understood what you meant. You have a choice, you can "pysche yourself up" and try to build a mental fortification or you can let go of your worries and accept what will be. I usually go for the latter, because I give less shits than an anus-less daily mail journalist


Hahahahahahahaaa wouldn't recommend drinking this much BEFORE prom!!

And I agree about letting go of worries, I do this too, much easier than worrying!


13 Jun 2013 - 21:14104018
giggles im kind of a worry-o-holic - beer probably not a great idea lols

im loving the responses of people


16 Jun 2013 - 16:15104112
There's two simple words that you remember in situations like this. 'F**k it'. It's your prom as much as it is anyone else's so grow that ego and walk around like you own the place!


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16 Jun 2013 - 16:20104113
Your outfit looks lovely, and I'd say it's quite understated compared to full-on cosplay, so my advice is - don't fret, don't overthink it. It's not a massively ott costume, and the more you think about it, the more it's going to worry you/seem like a big deal.

Try it out for an hour or so at a time in the days before the prom, and for at least an hour before prom to get used to wearing it. And just remember that it doesn't matter what other people think, as long as you like the outfit


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