It’s that time of year again!
Last year I won a three day pass to the Denver Comic Con. I am so excited. I have been having a really hard past two weeks. I think cosplay is just the pick-me-up that I need.
Since I am working on coping with the past few weeks and will be starting therapy again, I do not exactly have the time it takes to make a brand new cosplay. But, I still am enthusiastic about dressing up for the convention. So, I am reusing my Ginny Weasley cosplay from last year for one of the days.
Another day, I am dressing up as Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I bought the pieces for the costume and am assembling it. Instead of focusing on sewing, I will be learning how to style short hair and do makeup to make my face look like Newt. That will be a fun challenge since I have not done theatre makeup in years.
Anybody out there have tips for contouring?
Finally, my friend and I are dressing as Misty and Ash Ketchum. I’ve wanted to do that one for a long time and finally have an excuse! Woohoo!
I know a lot of people get confused about cosplaying, but I love it. This hones in on my creativity, my acting, my social skills, my costuming/makeup/hair abilities, my thriftiness, and it puts my passionate knowledge of minute pop culture details to use. I get the opportunity to make young children happy by being a physical manifestation of their imagination. I get to pretend to be someone else. Cosplaying blurs the lines between fiction and reality. I spend a lot of effort and time putting together a bit of magic–bringing a bit of fantasy into people’s real lives.
Cosplaying may not be for everybody, but it is for me. And I am glad to have spent the past 6 or 7 years involved in this community.