Originally Posted by CautiousAmber
So what's the best response to the 'who are you/what are you from?' question? Because I'd really hate to give a vague or uninteresting answer and sort of drive away the people who are genuinely curious.
/I get nervous talking about my OCs/story in public, but I'd still really really love to put together an original cosplay and leave a good impression.
Maybe come up with a concise and interesting way to describe the setting/story first, and then say that it's your original thing? If you're concerned that people won't care about OCs (which is silly if they don't), I wouldn't start the conversation by saying this is an OC.