Comic book conventions are a significant part of the comic book experience for people who are passionate about graphic novels, and Comicon is the ultimate event for comic book enthusiasts around the world. Although comic book conventions might have been on hiatus during the height of the pandemic, in 2022 they are back in full force. Across the globe, like-minded individuals have been gathering together at in-person comic conventions since February, and there are plenty of other regional events planned for the rest of the year. With this in mind, here is a short guide to help you get into the spirit and stand out at your chosen Comic book convention this year.
Pick a Character You’re Passionate About
Is there a manga or an anime you adore? Do you identify with one character in particular? If the answer is yes, then you already have an idea of what your cosplay character should be this year. When cosplaying, it is important to pick a character you are passionate about and will be proud to represent.
Cosplay as a Group
Some people have acquaintances who enjoy reading comic books as much as they do, while others are fortunate enough to know people who actually share their passion in a specific comic book. If you are one of the lucky few, why not band together with your friends and cosplay as a group? Not only will you be able to divide and share your efforts, but you can make an awesome entrance at Comicon too. Just make sure everyone knows which character they are supposed to be, you don’t want duplicates on the day of the event.
Create Your Own Outfit
Whether you decide to dress up as a group or go it alone, creating your own cosplay outfit will ensure you have a truly unique costume when you attend your upcoming event. Not to mention, receiving positive comments from fellow cosplayers can be incredibly fulfilling if you go through the effort of making your own outfit. DIY-ers with a gift for sewing can purchase materials at their local craft and fabric store and get to work on their outfit immediately. Those who don’t know their way around a sewing machine can find items of clothing that resemble their character’s outfit and simply add embellishments. Whichever route you take, just make sure you have the correct cosplay supplies. Having the right tools will make everything easier.
Make Your Cosplay Pop With Props
Accessories are everything when it comes to cosplay. After all, where would Luke be without his light saber or Superman be without his cape? Props are an important part of a costume, and you can either get creative and make them yourself or purchase them online.
Make Your Cosplay Individual with Makeup
Makeup is important for certain characters. For example, to become the Incredible Hulk you will need green skin and you simply cannot go as The Joker without the iconic clown makeup. Once you have settled on the look you want to achieve, make sure you use high quality make up that will stay put throughout the event.