In 2019, Demon Slayer exploded on the anime scene causing lots of cosplayers to want to nail the main character, Shinobu Kocho. But it’s a tall order. Kocho’s main mission in life is to hunt down the brutal demons who killed his family.
But cosplaying Shinobu Kocho is no easy task givin the anime precision and detail.
But one girl seems to have nailed it. And now she’s Internet famous.
Certainly, nobody wants to be unoriginal. That’s not what this post is about. Instead, reviewing popular cosplay characters can help someone new to cosplay get their creative juices flowing. Moreover, savvy, creative cosplayers often trick out popular cosplay characters. In other words, this isn’t halloween. Once again, another difference between cosplay and costume becomes not so subtle.
It’s common to go as a popular cosplay character, but do it more uniquely, with higher quality.
It isn’t uncommon to go to a cosplay convention and see 100s of the same popular cosplay characters roaming the show floor. The devil, as the saying goes, is in the details.
So use popular cosplay characters as a way to inspire a new character, or aim to achieve stunning details that are sure to impress your cosplay date.
If you don’t exercise boundaries in cosplay, you’ll quickly be shunned by the presiding cosplay community at large.
The golden rule in cosplay is to respect boundaries. Never touch another cosplayer without consent.
It seems like common sense, but unfortunately for many cosplayers, bad experiences have tainted an otherwise good time.
Because cosplayers like to play provocative characters, they may be dressed in sexy, skimpy looks. Sometimes, this prompts other people to think it is OK to touch them.
Also, being that cosplay role-plays characters, if a character being cosplayed is considered sexually suggestive, some people think this opens the door further.
But it doesn’t. Always keep your hands to yourself while at cosplay events (or really, anywhere for that matter).
Unfortunately, drinking too much alcohol can prompt some to break cosplay’s golden rule. If you can’t hold your booze well, don’t drink in such environments. You never want to break the golden rule in cosplay.