If you have never practicedhobby of cosplay How is it possible choose a character to interpret? This is the most frequently asked question of all by anyone who has never tried to ask cosplay before!
The answer that is generally given to those who ask this question is that of choose a character that we like, to which we are linked, often sought in the passions of our childhood, but there are those who are not satisfied and raise various objections ranging from “But I don’t look like it” al “The costume how do I do it?” , ” it’s too hard”, “I don’t know if I would feel at ease”.
In fact, our advice is also to choose a character that we love first of all, since this allows us to have more confidence with the character himself and find ourselves at an advantage during his interpretation because we know him very well.
So the first step per choose a character to do the cosplay, is certainly to think about which characters we love, and write them on a sheet, as if it were a list.
Choose a character to start cosplaying: the costume
If your obstacle to overcome is how to make the costume, you will need to start selecting a character taking into account the complexity of his dress. The costumes with the most common clothes can be found more easily, and this will give you the opportunity to buy pre-made pieces to dedicate yourself exclusively to the modifications and assembly of the pieces.
This trick works well in the beginning, when you are not yet familiar with the sewing machine, with paper patterns and we have not yet entered that mental mechanism of awareness for which we can trust our creative and manual abilities. To begin with, many people decide to commission the dress to a third party, or to buy it entirely from some pre-packaged site, to overcome the problem.
Others look for clothes that they can adapt, but perhaps prefer to avoid using contact lenses, if they are impractical, or wigs, preferring to use their own hair styled like that of the character himself.
In this case choose a character it also means selecting it by similarity, or because, ultimately, it is more convenient and practical for us to make it.
As we said, many people are afraid to try their hand at making a cosplay because they don’t feel they particularly resemble the character they would like to play. This is an obstacle that must necessarily be overcome because otherwise it will lead us to foreclose on too many things, and therefore we must start thinking not only in terms of natural similarity, but also in obtained similarity.
Thinking of being able to choose for life characters we resemble is a good thing on the one hand, because it allows us to exploit the potential of our body, save some money for lenses and wigs, but on the other hand it dissuades us from challenging ourselves in trying to twist our look to resemble a character we do not resemble in the least.
When you are very similar to him, already basic, the game becomes too simple, so, every now and then, it is good to try your hand at this type of challenge that can also lead to great satisfaction.
If you are at the beginning, however, it will always suit you choose a character that he can look like you enough to make you sure of yourself with little, but that shouldn’t stop you from deciding to play characters you love even if they don’t have the same physical appearance as you.
A serious mistake is to think that you are too physically different to be able to choose a character to do the cosplay, why the cosplay it’s a hobby that comes from the heart and your ultimate goal is to have fun and not allow anyone to judge you, and if they do, you must always keep in mind that they will be wrong, not you.
Choosing a character to start cosplaying: popularity
Another aspect to consider when it comes to choose a character to be interpreted for the first time is that of the popularity of the character in question.
The more popular the character is, the easier it will be for you to find references on the net to make the costume, people with whom to exchange opinions and advice during the making, and to attract the attention of photographers and others. cosplayers once at the fair, so as not to go home thinking that no one has recognized the character you play because you did not do it well. This is not the case, you must not think so at all.
Simply a better known character will give you a better chance of being recognized. To avoid being misunderstood, this doesn’t mean you can’t decide to choose a character very little known for your first one cosplay, but definitely for those in their first experience with this hobby will be less recommended for the reasons mentioned above.
If you have any skill particular, such as: acting skills, familiarity with juggling, good knowledge of dancing and singing, or you are good at martial arts, know that this could be very helpful when you find yourself choose a character to be interpreted for the first time, because, in addition to definitely feeling more comfortable in his shoes, you can put into practice what you do best during your performance on stage, if you decide to participate in the competition, or take advantage of these skill while taking photos or videos during the day.
Choose a character to start cosplaying: single or in a group
An additional factor to consider when you think about choose a character to do the cosplay is whether you are alone or as a couple / group. If you are alone, you can clearly decide what you want in total freedom, but if you want to share this experience with other people you must consider meeting with others and decide together what to do.
Starting cosplaying with other people can be a great way to get started, because you will have someone with whom you can share joys, pains, techniques, ideas and maybe divide the work according to your respective abilities.
In conclusion, when you have to schoose a character to do the cosplay, you will have to draw up a list of characters you love, look for among them the one that for many reasons is easier for you to interpret and at a costume level, to build, but also to decide whether to start this first experience alone or together with others.
Source: Tom's Hardware by www.tomshw.it.
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