September 25, 2014 AT 9:00 am

5 Beginner Cosplay Tips

Cosplaying can be as easy or as complex as you make it. You don’t have to start by building a set of armor or sculpting a mask, but you certainly can. Anyone can cosplay with a little time and patience. Veteran cosplayer Holly Conrad put together a video of five tips to help out anyone interested in the hobby, and they’re encouraging. If you’ve ever thought about cosplaying, watch the video and read the post. Here’s an example of one of the tips:


My first rule of cosplay is you can be whoever you want. Regardless of your age, race, gender, size, you can be WHOEVER you want. And if someone tells you otherwise, look them in the eye, strike a sassy pose, and tell them they’re wrong (and also totally no fun at all). This is a hobby for you to feel awesome about yourself and to learn new skills and make friends, not be judged or bullied.

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