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Unread 11-20-2010, 06:08 PM   #1
December Wynn
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Hello from December

Hello cosplaying community! I have never cosplayed before, but I love to be creative and make costumes. I figured this would be a great hobby for me.

I'm a little nervous about the whole ordeal. I don't know anyone around me who does it, and I'm not sure how good at it I'll be. I think it could potentially be really fun.

Any advice on first cosplays or events? I've never even been to a convention before.

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Unread 11-21-2010, 08:17 AM   #2
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Hello and Welcome!
I remember being very nervous at my first event but it pasted after a few minutes!
This site is very good for first timers I think. There are a lot of threads that follow events specifically in your area. Just spending some time browsing the threads is a good way to discover where you can go and you can even make friends who could go with you ^^
As for First time Cosplay it is difficult to say, you need to make sure your comfortable so you get the full experience of the event but be ambitious by all means, it all depends on your current creative skills.
Anyway good luck and I hope you grow to love cosplaying as much as we all do ^^
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Unread 11-21-2010, 08:34 AM   #3
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Welcome it is a pleasure to meet you!!!

Kacela is right you will be nervous but after a while you will get use to it.
you might be able to mimic your characters voice.
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Unread 11-21-2010, 09:56 PM   #4
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Hey Kacela and Alberio - nice to meet you! Thanks for the warm welcome.
- December
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Unread 11-23-2010, 03:12 PM   #5
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Welcome! Being nervous is normal. If you ever need any support, come here!
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Unread 11-24-2010, 06:19 PM   #6
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I'm not a cosplayer, just a photographer, but I think one thing you could do is attend some gatherings in your area for cosplayers...not everyone has to wear a costume or be a photographer at these gatherings, but they're a nice way to meet people who have a shared interest in cosplay. It might help break the ice and you might make some friends who like to cosplay before going to a con....
Good luck!
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