What the Bleep am I Doing?! Rebel’s Guide to: Having Confidence in Your Craft

Hey everyone and welcome to this week’s What the Bleep am I Doing?! Rebel’s Guide To…This may be a day late but better late than never as I always like to say. This week’s topic is going to be about something that hits close to home with a lot of us cosplayers and any crafter/creator in general–Having confidence in your craft. This topic is especially important when it comes to starting out or just everyday in general. It’s what keeps you going when you’re low and feel like you’re not getting anywhere. So let’s get going eh?

When you are feeling low, having confidence in what you love get’s you out of a rut very easily. Now, I know this can be easier said than done, but here’s are a few things that I’ve found from my own personal experiences that help lift you up when you feel you are at you’re lowest.

Find in inspiration in what you love.

See how happy Reki is? Be like this adorable skater boi!

Looking at different things that involve your craft and what you love. If you are feeling down and out like you’ve hit a wall–that dreaded, dreaded writers/creators block look to your fellow artists in the field and what they’ve done.

If you’re a writer, read more books. If you’re a costume designer or cosplayer, look through magazines and social media posts where there are picures of what your fellow artsits have done. Just take a break from your own work and look to others to find that spark or muse. Don’t worry and don’t force it. It will come back to you.

Know that what you do is valid.

Just like this handsome devil, chase after that confidence. Fake it till you make it!

Now, now. I know all too well that is an incredibly hard thing to do. Easier said than done i know. But this is a major thing to help your confidence. I have felt so many times that the work I do in Rebel Fae is pointless, that no one really looks or cares about my work but that isn’t true. There are people who care. They maybe silent but they are there.

Once I’ve had a follower/fan tag me in a post where she was showing off her very first cosplay. She said she didn’t have the confidence to post cosplay pictures before but after seeing some of my work–my earlier stuff to be exact, and how I kept pushing on inspired her to finally post her pictures. That made my day completely and moved me to the point where I literally ended up crying. I was so caught off guard that someone thought my journey was inspiring that it helped them out too.

Said inspirational cosplay in all it’s adorkable glory

That’s why I say that your work is valid whether you can feel it in the moment or not. Because you are constantly inspiring people and making them happy. A single picture, chapter, whatever you create, you make a difference.

I could go on and on about this topic, but even after everything I’ve said within these two points it’s up to you to build on that confidence. But I believe in all of you. I’ve been there and I’ve come back from it and y’all can too. So keep going my friends and do what you love!

That’s it from this Rebel…

Rebel Fae out!

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