Cosplay is a popular hobby among sci-fi and anime enthusiasts. Cosplay involves dressing up as your favorite character from TV shows, movies, anime, video games or books. Cosplay is very common at anime, comic book and sci-fi conventions. It is not uncommon to see characters from Doctor Who, Final Fantasy, Sailor Moon and even Twilight having a conversation while in character. Cosplay is more than just wearing a costume; the most hardcore cosplayers try to stay in character.
Those considering cosplaying need to make sure they have the time and money to get the outfit right. It can take time to find the right pieces for a costume
Another important consideration on whether or not you should cosplay is if you have a place to wear it. Besides conventions and costume parties, there are not that many other avenues where you can show off your cosplay around people who will appreciate your taste. Wearing a cosplay to the mall or grocery store might give you unfavorable attention. Not everyone likes the idea of spending so much time or money on an outfit that only gets worn a couple of times per year. Please answer the questions below to see if you should cosplay.