Cosplay conventions, thanks to Covid last year we didn’t get any of them. But now that things have calmed down we get our beloved conventions back! Yet with that, sure we get fun times hanging out with friends, seeing our favorite voice actors—if you go to an anime convention or your convention invites VAs, and all of the other awesome stuff that comes along with conventions, but you also get some stressors too. That is where this week’s What the Bleep Am I Doing?! Rebel Fae’s Guide To… It will be on surviving the con! So, we can make the convention as non-stressful as possible. And as a frequent con-goer myself I’ve definitely picked up a thing or two. So, let’s get to it eh?
Make a list before the con
If there is anything I want you guys to take away from this article, it’s this singular thing. Make a list before going to the con. A list of everything you need to take, or you think you might need. Whether it be snacks—which I highly recommend along with water because dehydration and low blood sugar is very much a thing. Or an extra pack of clothes—cause getting tired of your cosplay, is also a thing. Basically, if you have the thought “Hmm, would I need this, or would it make my time at the convention easier?” Put it on the list. Some things that I myself always find handy to bring are:
- A phone charger—probably a portable one because a wall plug isn’t always easily available.
- Extra cash—never know when you have an emergency and need it
- Ibuprofen—those wigs can be tight, and stress is a pain in the arse…and in the head, sorry not sorry.
Look up the panels of the con before you go
This tip is helpful so you can plan your schedule and you are not running all over the place like a chicken with its head cut off. I did that my first con and since I didn’t know what was going on, I only ended up going to one or two panels. That’s why planning ahead will give you an excellent idea and plan of what you want to do. Also, this gives you less stress.
Check the weather a day or two before
I feel this is also kind of a no-brainer, but a lot of people don’t really consider this surprisingly. Doing this will not only help you prepare whether or not you’ll need a jacket with your cosplay, or if you need sunscreen or even an extra bottle of water.
Well, that’s all of the information I have gleaned over the years of my convention going. If I find out more I’ll add it in! I hope some of this or all of this article was helpful to you guys and helps make your convention experience easier and more fun. And if you have any tips of your own that you have found on your own convention experiences I’d love to hear them!
Well, that’s all for now…
Rebel Fae out!