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Unread 01-09-2013, 03:58 AM   #16
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As long as your costume is age-appropriate (just don't go with anything revealing), then you'll be fine -- there isn't a starting age for a cosplayer, and I always love seeing when younger kids cosplay! (And you'll get a head start on experience.) I did my first costume at 12, which was basically an overdressed clown, and all my parents had to say about it was that they thought it was odd. (Hell, they still do and I'm almost 17!)

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Unread 01-11-2013, 05:07 PM   #17
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I started cosplaying at age 11 theres nothing wrong with going to a con at a young age as long as you have someone with you (it should be an adult) because there are creepers that go to cons sadly .

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Unread 01-12-2013, 12:02 PM   #18
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I took my 5-year old to FanExpo last summer where he dressed up as Captain America. Five months before that he cosplayed as Fire Nation Aang at an Anime North preview event held at our local library. Next FanExpo he wants to wear the Jawa costume I made him. He loves it.

The only reason a minimum age gets mentioned, from what I recall, is that if you're 13 or under you need to be with an adult. People can "be all weird and have fun" at any age, though.
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Unread 01-17-2013, 10:15 AM   #19
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My younger sister started cosplaying with me when she was 8.

I feel that as long as you have a parent or guardian with you while attending a convention, you are never too young to cosplay.

Good luck and have fun!
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Unread 01-17-2013, 11:41 AM   #20
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As everyone else said, there's no lower limit on the age at which someone can cosplay.


At your age, your parents won't be too keen on you running about in a crazy costume among a bunch of older teens and adults. If your parents see you as responsible, they'll probably be more trusting of you to make good decisions, but if you're irresponsible like I was at your age, your parents will likely throw a wet blanket on the idea before you can even get started.

So if they say no, don't whine, don't fight, don't act like a little kid about it. Be mature. Don't just be mature for a day, you have to commit. If you want to convince your parents that you're capable of making good decisions, you have to go all the way. Don't nag at them if they reject at first, just keep at it. If after a month or so you think you've done a good job at being responsible, ask them again in a very diplomatic manner. They should be more receptive to the idea if they think you can handle yourself.

Then once you get there you can spaz out and be a crazy geeknerd. :D

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Unread 01-17-2013, 11:50 AM   #21
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I wish I started younger. Dx Then I'd be at a more advanced skill level then I am now~

Just go for it. Cosplay itself has no restrictions on age.
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Unread 01-17-2013, 12:12 PM   #22
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There is no age limit for cosplay, like everyone says. ^_^ Heck, I got my 8 year old sister into cosplay when she was 7. Like everyone says, there are age restrictions at cons for if you can be by yourself or not but other than that, there are no restrictions whatsoever. ^_^
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Unread 01-17-2013, 12:27 PM   #23
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I was about 12 when I started cosplaying, before stopping for a few years. And I've seen toddlers dressed up by their parents as well.
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Unread 01-17-2013, 02:18 PM   #24
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In addition to what Ilafatyu said, I think you need to keep in mind that at your age, you're still spending your parents' money. You should definitely be creative to keep costs to a minimum. And watch out for scammers: one bad experience and your parents will probably never buy you anything cosplay-related again.
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