Often I struggle with my confidence. I am well aware of what others may view as my “flaws” and it is a constant struggle of knowing I am already happy with myself versus wanting others to love the costumes that I love myself. Constant “friends” telling me I am too fat, too unattractive, to this, to that to cosplay a character beats a person’s self confidence down to a miniscule sliver. It does not help that the new generation of cosplayers have taken it to a whole new level where it is more about modeling and looking like you jumped out the pages of a men’s magazine.
But we are NOT models.
WE are individuals with a silly hobby to take our minds off out everyday, mundane lives.
And when cosplay becomes more tiring then fun…it comes time to reevaulate.”
i wanna look like someone who can cut you but still bakes cookies in her spare time