[I’m putting this discussion out there to all of my social media sites.
Cosplayers, I place a question to you. The Question as far as I’m concerned. And…not even just cosplayers. I invite everyone to answer this. For anyone who has ever dressed up for Halloween or whatever. Come, I welcome you to my world XD
Why do you do what you do? What makes you choose your muse? Why do you cosplay at all? Do you please your inner seamstress? Do you please your inner actor? Is there regret that we’ll never see these characters the way you can meet Disney characters at a park? Why? Why do you do this?
I ask because…I’m in the process of learning a new muse right now. I won’t say who, but know that I’m learning a new series and character. When I choose a character, I want to know every nook and cranny of them. I want to know all aspects, even down to the fangoobering stuff like “Who do you ship them with?” I feel like even knowing those ridiculous, non-canon details helps me bond with the muse more. Figure out the direction the muse is pulling me. Cosplay - for me - is serious business. I pick who I pick because I feel a connection to them. Sometimes I feel insane for the amount of research that goes into what I do.]