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11 Aug 2013 - 01:07105916
Hey Cosplayisland
Most people start with greetings, then their location/name. So I'll do that.

Hi, my name is Joe. I'm 16, from South Wales.

I've never cosplayed before, but I'm looking to get into it. I should be able to start some time this year, but it'll likely be put off until next year.

As you'd imagine, I'm a bit of an amateur, so it'd be cool if someone could give me some tips, advice, etc.

Also, I need some ideas of what to wear. Any suggestions?


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11 Aug 2013 - 01:40105918
Hello Joe ^^ i think the best way to approach cosplay is to go as someone you know, like from something you watch or something you play. There are millions of possibilities and the best way to narrow it down is to work out what you think you can make, your comfort level (skin/no skin),and many other things. So if you play league of legends you can go as Shen! looks fun to make and fun to strut around in


11 Aug 2013 - 10:06105921
Welcome aboard! We were all new once, so don't stress over anything, its all cool

Quote Joe_Prosser:
Also, I need some ideas of what to wear. Any suggestions?


Think about what attracted you to cosplay.

Was it wanting to show love for your favourite characters?

If so, look through your favourite games, shows, films, comics, for your favourite characters, and find one it looks fun to dress as.

Was it wanting to look cool/awesome/badass?
If so, look through the costumes here on Cosplay Island, on google image search, or even place like ebay, till you find one you like the look of.

Was it because your friends do it, and it looks fun?
If so, ask what they are dressing up as and see if there are any supporting characters that appeal to you.


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11 Aug 2013 - 13:22105927
Hi Joe!
I'm new too, I'm going to be cosplaying for the first time at MCM Birmingham in November.
I chose to go as the Riddler, and how I chose that is by aiming for a character that I liked (basically anyone from DC Comics) and whose costume could be modified rather than made. I know that if I jump straight in the deep end and try to make a Cheshire costume like I hope to at some point, it'll be a disaster because I've never done it before and I don't know what to expect. However, with a costume for the Riddler, I'll be making the bare minimum if anything since I can put it together by just adding things to an already existing item of clothing.
I'm not saying don't make a costume because that's really boring just don't reinvent the wheel, not on your first attempt. If you can buy a base piece of clothing that you can build on for your costume, that would be easier and less stressful than trying to make a whole costume from scratch on your first try.
I'm so sorry, this turned out to be more of a lecture than a bit of helpful advice. Good luck and I hope you have fun with it


11 Aug 2013 - 17:17105936
Thanks for the advice everyone, any other cosplayers in Wales? Just curious


Quote CartoonetteIX:
Hi Joe!
I'm new too, I'm going to be cosplaying for the first time at MCM Birmingham in November.
I chose to go as the Riddler, and how I chose that is by aiming for a character that I liked (basically anyone from DC Comics) and whose costume could be modified rather than made. I know that if I jump straight in the deep end and try to make a Cheshire costume like I hope to at some point, it'll be a disaster because I've never done it before and I don't know what to expect. However, with a costume for the Riddler, I'll be making the bare minimum if anything since I can put it together by just adding things to an already existing item of clothing.
I'm not saying don't make a costume because that's really boring just don't reinvent the wheel, not on your first attempt. If you can buy a base piece of clothing that you can build on for your costume, that would be easier and less stressful than trying to make a whole costume from scratch on your first try.
I'm so sorry, this turned out to be more of a lecture than a bit of helpful advice. Good luck and I hope you have fun with it


Nah, it's fine. Not too... lecture-y, even though that isn't a word. I hope you enjoy MCM


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12 Aug 2013 - 11:06105962
Hello Joe

croeso i ynys cosplay

Hope you have a good time here and playing whatever character you eventually choose.


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09 Sep 2013 - 08:40106981
Here are three girls for choose and dress them up
Here are three girls for choose cosplay store and dress them up, and you have the chance to vote and rank them. now one by one , you as the dresser need help them to choose the approprite dress for each girl



Last edited by neseya (01 Nov 2013 - 08:29)
09 Sep 2013 - 10:14106986
there you go jo this is the place you want to find us cosplayers in southwales. http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/forum?&c=showthread&ThreadID=10122


16 Sep 2013 - 09:41107227
I've never inuyasha cosplay costumes before, but I'm looking to get into it. I should be able to start some time this year, but it'll likely be put off until next year.


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