Anonymous said: hi, i'm a first time cosplayer and i was wondering what the etiquette is for wearing cosplays at cons. should you only wear it one day? should you wear it every day? will people think you're dirty if you do?
It’s really up to you. Some people have a costume for each day, some people have one costume they wear all weekend, some people do variations of the same costume (so like, maybe a rave version for the rave, or a pool version if they want to go swimming, ect.), it really depends on you. Heck, some people have multiple costumes throughout the day, like, Friday morning, Friday night, and things like that. There really is no set standard.
I used to wear one costume for the whole weekend, but as I cosplayed more I got more cosplays to do throughout the weekend. It really doesn’t matter as long as you’re having fun with it :)
Agreed :) I started off with one or two per weekend…now I want to wear so many that there aren’t enough days of each con! Hahaha.
It really is up to you and what you’re comfortable with. I would suggest, though, that you start off with one or two just because you’re new and cosplaying for the first time can be a little overwhelming.
Also, if you want to get involved right away, look on cosplay.com or the con’s forums to see if there are photo shoots for the show/game/movie/etc. you’re cosplaying from and go to one. They can be super fun, and it’s neat to see different variations and such. I’ve also found that people are happy to chat about how they made things or sharing tips if you ask, so it could be a good learning experience, too!
Have fun! :)
Reblogging for this commentary, because this is also really good advice.