I’m always saying cosplay is getting more and more popular, but that’s because it’s an accurate statement. I don’t have numbers, but it feels like I see more and more cosplayers at every convention and that includes children. Most conventions choose one day (often Sunday) as Kid’s Day, and they’ll offer special events and activities. If such a day is on the schedule for a convention you attend, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for children in costume. Children like Chihiro and Chieko.
These 7-year-old twin girls already have an impressive cosplay portfolio. They recently dressed as GoGo Tomago and Honey Lemon from Big Hero 6 at WonderCon and past ensembles include Anna and Elsa from Frozen, Weeping Angels from Doctor Who, and Mystique from X-Men. Their parents make all the costumes for the girls and spoke to Nerdist about the work that goes into crafting the ensembles. The time it takes to make the mini costumes varies:
It really depends on the costume and free time we have. What takes the longest is just looking for reference pics. We also look for tutorials that might work for the costume that we’re planning to make. After figuring everything out it will take us about a week to make a costume.
The parents said the most challenging looks so far were the Big Hero 6 costumes.
I think the most difficult one was their Big Hero 6 costume (Gogo Tomago & Honey Lemon). It was our first time doing armor and I didn’t have all the tools when we first started the costume. All I can say is rotary tool/dremel is a must if you are making EVA foam armor.