Hello everyone! I am new here and I need help preparing myself OTL I'm a cosplayer from Indonesia, currently living in the Philippines but in about 7 days I will move to Canada. I have NO idea what to expect, especially about the cosplay community there, cons, how to get costumes, wigs, lenses, all of that. Q A Q
Let me start by telling you how I cosplay here in the Philippines. It's really easy here, there's a group on Facebook that most cosplayers are in, where they sell their secondhand stuff, and there are also online shops that advertise what they sell so getting everything is not only easy, it's relatively cheap.
My most expensive costume is Shin from AMNESIA. This is me in the costume if you're curious XDDD
(Reference picture: http://www.zerochan.net/615590
This costume cost me roughly 5,000 pesos, about 115 US Dollars. That's everything included, shirt, pants, jacket, gloves, wig, lenses, boots, etc etc. so I was pretty much basking in resources XDD (P.S. I did not make the costume, I had a tailor make it for me. They did everything except wig, gloves and lenses and the only thing I had to do was buy gloves, paint the shirt and buy the wig and lenses. TT A TT)
Cons in the Philippines are relatively small compared to US ones, depending on the organizers and venue of course. But the routine is either you come in full costume, or you go there with your costume in your bag, change in the bathroom, do your make-up there and done. Go around the con, then before you go change back if you have to commute but I had a car and driver so I went home in costume. There's even a venue that's just 10 minutes away from my house! I'm so lucky I think I'll die being away from it all so I'm trying to adjust as early as possible.. OTL
Sorry for the long post omg ;; A ;; Anyone who can enlighten me in the western ways? //slapped XDD I need all the help I can get.. OTL