The applause, the performing, meeting new friends, and being proud of what you made. Those are just some of the amazing things that come with being in a cosplay contest.
But even though cosplay contests are a lot of fun there is a lot of stress that comes with it. But that’s where I come in! I’ve been through the stress and the fun, so I know pretty well how to navigate it. I’ve also gotten a lot of advice too so spreading the info to all of y’all makes me more than happy. So, let’s get to it eh?
Good time frame to get cosplay together
This is absolutely crucial when entering a contest. Especially a cosplay contest. You want to make sure you give yourself enough of a time frame to build your cosplay. Because trust me, trying to finish your big build just a week before the convention and contest are not fun experiences in the absolute slightest. So my recommendation to you my friend is to plan it out for at least six months.
Practice your speech for your Costume Judging.
This one I had to learn the hard way. I can’t stress this enough. When you go in for costume judging make sure know what you’re going to say. Make sure you do well with not only explaining the details of your costume but the thought process behind it too. And if you can take any work in progress pictures and put them in a cool format, maybe a scrapbook or something relevant to your character it’ll make it stick out and make your speech about your costume memorable.
Rehearse your performance—walk on or skit
Basically rehearsing is practically everything when it comes to these things. Even when you go up there on to the stage it helps when you have a step-by-step plan of what you are going to do. So you can really make all of the elements of your cosplay shine.
Well, that’s all I have to say for cosplay contests. The main point I want y’all to take home if anything is first and foremost just have fun! It’s supposed to be a memorable experience so try to relax and have fun with it win or lose!
Anyway, that’s all for now…
Rebel Fae out!