Cosplay is one of the most unique outlets for self-expression. The cosplay fandom continues to grow as more and more people learn about how fun and exciting it can be. But with new faces in the space comes a fresh slew of complications and frustrations. The legacy cosplayers have a way of doing things that aren’t always so obvious to the cosplay newbie. And though that may feel a little draconian, these rules tend to help preserve cosplay’s validity for the long-term.
In other words, it’s a good idea to learn as much about cosplay as you possibly can before giving it a go.