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Shermanmanman
08-18-2009, 01:31 AM
Well, with this Nan Desu Kan almost upon me, my Cosplay is going to be pretty simple, so now its on to planning for next year and what I'm hoping to do is cosplay either as Yosuke Hanamura or Izanagi from Persona 4. And what I'd like to know is:

>>Whats the best way to go about making/getting a costume?

>>If i order one online from someone, does this make me look dumb?

>>Can cosplaying really be perfect, or is it something that takes trial and error?

All help is appreciated!

Neshama
08-18-2009, 01:46 AM
Okay one......I have to find you at NDK, especially if you're yosuke!!!!!!!
You can commision costumes or if you are lucky enough buy it already made online. This by no means makes you look dumb since tons or people don't make their own costumes. Perfection in cosplay....that depends on what you mean by perfection. Yes some people, my freinds and I included, will go above and beyond to be fully accurate in the costume. This doesn't necessarily mean our cosplay is perfect but we try, hard.

To your first question, the best way to get a costume depends on your comfort level. I usually tell people to make their own costumes because commisions are so much more expensive and learning to sew is actually a really useful skill that everyone should learn especially if they are into cosplay. But some people have zero idea on the whole sewing thing, nor do that know anyone who could really teach them and so a costume isn't really where they should start to learn. Trust me because i did learn like that. Pain and errors and experience.

Yeah, i may have go on for a while, but if you need help you can always ask on these forums. And for future info questions like this are usually posted in the forum topic for new cosplayers. It just helps organize things. Hope that helps.

Shermanmanman
08-21-2009, 04:47 AM
Thank you! I've been talking to others I personally know about cosplay techniques, but most of them have said that buying a costume is dumb. From the way you put it though, it seems like its very common among the cosplayers of the world!

But in all seriousness, thank you!