I have close to no experience with cosplay. At the first con i went, I cosplayed as Okabe Rintarou
(photo from last year) which required no effort at all.
Being someone tall, I first aimed to try my luck at Snow Villiers from Final Fantasy XIII, but it would take me years just to get that sort of physique.
I am really thin, so I thought: hey, why not crossplay? There are cool characters, are there not? So I decided to go with the other tall character from the same game:
Oerba Yun Fang
Now, I'm aware that this will be a challenge. Might take me a couple of years to get there, so I'm making this thread so I can learn from the best along the way
Things I will have to tackle to get there:
Although not a male character, Fang's arms way better toned than mine, so I'll have to work out for that (still nowhere as much as I would need to get like this)
I have let it grow for a while, it is still not very long (at the back it barely reaches the end of my neck) but I am betting in having it in optimal size by the time I am done with everything else. If not, oh well, I can always get a wig.
This will be a pain in the wallet, literally. I will be saving money but I am counting in spending around 200€
I have no skill in craftsmanship whatsoever, so I will most likely try and buy it too.
Fortunately for me (hey, SOMETHING has to be on my side, right? ) Fang isn't as curvy by the hips as some other characters, and with me being already skinny, I won't have an issue there.
Due to the nature of the outfit tucking won't be necessary, and hiding the bra will be easy.
- Skin Care
Well this is the toughie. I am not sure on how to conduct for this one, and that is the kind of help I am hoping this community could provide. I have no idea if I should shave my body hair just before the time I will cosplay, or if I should keep shaving from time to time. I also have no idea about skin creams and the like. The tan I might pass.
I won't use coloured lenses, and the accessories I am confident I can make/get them myself.
I will eventually get full body photos and update pictures as I go on.