You’ve Been Invited To A Cosplay Party. What’s Next?


As you may already know, cosplay is all about costumes and role play. So basically, cosplayers get dressed up as their favorite characters from comics and video games, movies or tv shows and they all gather in one place to celebrate them. The whole concept started to become popular in Japan around the 1980s. But since then, everyone around the globe started to enjoy cosplay and it became an international hobby, especially for the geek culture.

Nowadays, cosplay is the main reason why gatherings such as Comic Con have become one of the most important events of the year. If you find yourself in the position of being invited to a cosplay party and you don’t really know a lot about this universe, here are a few things that you should consider:

Pick a Character

First of all you should take a look at the invitation that you’ve receive, because the guests might have to pick their costumes according to a theme. Now that you’ve got the theme in mind, start thinking about which character you want to go as before anything else. One thing that you should keep in mind is that it’s not necessary to go as a main character, because chances are that a lot of people at that party will have the same costume. This could be a crucial part of picking your outfit, because you don’t wanna go to the party and have zero impact, you want to turn the heads of the other cosplayers.

Be Original

You can do one of two things: you can either go and just buy a costume that’s ready to wear, or you can make one from scratch. Of course, the time is limited and that’s understandable, but if you can’t make the entire costume from scratch, you can at least do some parts of it. Originality will always be deeply appreciated at this kind of event, so you can dress up as a certain character and add a twist to the entire thing, maybe something that’s representative for you.

Wait, That’s Not All!

As you’ve probably expected, cosplay is more than choosing something to wear. The whole idea is to try and look as much as possible as the character that you are portraying. Choosing a character that has a complicated makeup, sure means a lot of effort, but you’re gonna be the center of attention for sure. Go as far as painting your face or wearing contact lenses if you really wanna make an impression!

As for the hair, chances are that your natural color is different from your character’s. Your immediate thought is definitely to buy a wig and style it as you please, but you can always also consider dyeing your hair. Who knows, maybe it will be a nice change in your life and you can always use temporary hair dyes.

It looks like you are ready to attend your first cosplay party! The costume, the hair and the makeup are for sure crucial parts of the whole process, but the most important aspect is to enjoy while you’re getting ready to party.