Hey all, browsed the thread for a few weeks/months now, interesting to see how polite everyone seems to be.
Ive been going to a number of Cons in the UK for the past 4/5 years.
I know a lot of mates that have gone before in cosplay and ive always admired the look of some of the costumes, the last 3 months my mate has been making a Lilith costume which looks amazing.
Another of my good mates is travelling for the october leg of MCM London and has been talking to me about deciding who to go as, namely Kerrigan/Harley Quinn and ive been talking to her about it all etc.
After 5 years of going with friends (Most of the times as a photographer) ive decided that i want to give it a go.
There are a few barriers im coming across though and i would like some advice/a bit of help from some of you lovely people.
The first, huge, main problem is such.
I have really bad Social Phobia. Most of the time i stay indoors, well away from people i dont know. Even walking through the street makes me worry sometimes. I do manage to go places now and again, Cons/Pub quizzes etc, which has made me slightly better.
One of the major aspects of my Social Phobia though is that i have a very big worry that people are "Looking at me" and "Judging me". Im also 6'9 so i stick out a hell of a lot.
Has anyone ever had these sorts of problems? How did you get over them if so?
Secondly, as i said before, i am 6'9.
Ive found it difficult to think (And my mate also) of something to even do.
The ones ive come up with, which are highly common, are ones i think would be good, Vader/Chewbacca, Sephiroth, Stormtroopers etc.
Can anyone think of others that may have slipped my mind?
My main interests are Star Wars/Doctor Who/Lord of the rings/Dragonball. Ive never been a massive die hard fan of most animes unfortunately.
I think my biggest idea so far is maybe Darth Bane from the early Star Wars period. I am more than willing to hear of any other ideas people may have.
My 3rd and final worry, which could be another big one.
My mate, as i said, has spent the last 3 months making a costume, my other one, also, made her costume.
I am unfortunately very very bad at making anything, i was never very good at arts and crafts.
Can anyone suggest, any kind of videos that maybe tutorialise how people make common costumes and features?
Im also, not disinclined to buy parts/all of my costume from online stores if need be, i dont know if that will diminish the look of my costume but for me, i dont believe it will.
If anyone can suggest any websites/stores they know of, that ship to the UK i would be most thankful.
Im sure you get a ton of these threads starting up and if it rails on people, i do apologise.
I hope some of you can help and im looking forward to hearing some of your ideas