How long is too long?
I want to do Akihiko. This will be my first non-closet cosplay, as every other character I've done is just a plainclothes mixture with a bit of makeup. Anyways, my question is this. Chibi Pa, my first big convention, is coming around again in exactly a year. I want to debut it there, for nostalgia's sake. I need to work out, lose some weight etc. before I do this. What's a good time frame to give myself where I can see whether I should just slim down, or buff up for the P4 version?
No matter the con, no matter the experience. We are cosplayers. And we are one.