I really admire your cosplays and ahh, i love everything about them to be honest, you're my role model! i hope i can be as good as you one day! im barely getting into cosplay and well, yeah, everything isn't the best. i have some hand sewing experience, but i feel rather hopeless. i feel like im never going to get good at it and i dont have enough time to even get anything started. school is interfering any suggestions or words of motivation?
So let me show you the first cosplay I made by myself on a sewing machine…
You see that jacket? The seam allowances are tiny as all heck, and I have raw seams on the OUTSIDE in plain sight. And that wig? I bought a Halloween wig at a thrift store and painted it with cheap color hair spray bought at a party store. The grey vest and straps are made out of felt, which stretches in ways that it shouldn’t and obviously was the WORST fabric choice for that article of clothing. And don’t get me started on my makeup job.
I always question my craftsmanship. No matter how “good” I get, I always question it. So trust me, I know exactly how you feel. But I’ll let you in on a little secret. If you’re interested in something and if you try for it, you’re bound to improve no matter how slow it is. There’s no place to go but forward because you don’t just get worse at something or stay in the same place. That doesn’t make any logical sense. If you practice, you’re guaranteed to make some improvement.
As for school, just take it slowly and don’t get discouraged. There was a time when school was really hard on me and cosplay had to be put on the back burner. But it was what I had to do at the time. If you take things little by little, then you’ll be okay!
Also another tip…compare your skill to YOURSELF. You can look at others as a goal to reach, but always focus on the improvement that you’re making. If you’re determined enough, you’ll go places. :)
I’m just a normal person. A normal, random person who likes to make costumes. So if I can go from something like that^ to thisv
Then I’m pretty sure you can make that journey too. ;)