Can only the good-looking do Cosplay?  

Alyson Tabbitha

Do you remember the Cosplayer “Alyson Tabbitha” who cosplayed Captain Jack Sparrow? In the last two years, her works have become more and more frequent, but the quality of her works has not diminished. No matter what character she cosplays, she is very original and can be regarded as a great Cosplayer.

Captain Jack Sparrow
Captain Jack Sparrow

Alyson Tabbitha not only loves cosplay, but many of the costumes and props that she uses are homemade. She even posted a live video of her cosplay make-up on YouTube.

Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands 

After looking at these pictures, would you also like to cosplay at least once? Then I want to ask you this: Can only the good-looking do Cosplay? 
Let’s look what do the netizens say.

Netizen 1:
The influence of the face is still great. For example, cosplay Boa Hancock is a cosplayer who looked like a little girl, even with a full  chest. Of course, if you have a strong dresser, you may be able to make up for the defects on your face. Also, if you wear a mask like Ken Kaneki or no face man, Pikachu can also be cosplayed.

Netizen 2:
Actually, I don’t think your appearance needs to be very good, and doing cosplay focuses on reduction. A person with a nice appearance doesn’t need to alter his appearance too much, so many cosplayers would say that he is not a real cosplayer.  There’s no point in looking too attractive for a character like no face man, so don’t worry or be too superficial.

Netizen 3:
Originally, Cosplay was an activity created by fans to express their love for a character, or to create a following for a beloved character. It was a personal hobby. Since it is a hobby, “I” — the feelings of people who are already engaged in activities are very important. As long as I feel happy and satisfied after doing Cosplay, it is fine for me. I won’t focus too much on looking at others’ faces. It’s as if my hobby was drawing pictures, but I do not draw very well.  My painting happiness is more important that producing beautiful pictures. Here’s another example: Maybe my hobby is playing basketball and I know it is impossible to be as great as Jordan and Kobe. However, If I can jump around all day on the basketball court and feel satisfied, this is the most important thing. From this point of view, it is not necessary to consider the level of beauty to do Cosplay. It is more important to be happy.

These days, however, Cosplay is increasingly being used as a commercial and professional activity. Often, we are going to compete in the Cosplay contest. We are going to post films on the Internet to gain popularity. The relationship between Cosplay and personal gain is getting stronger and stronger, and more and more people are engaged in Cosplay with a certain purpose: to win awards, to gain popularity, to get praise, to attract fans, and even to get money. So with this new purpose attached to cosplay, it is necessary to consider the mood of the audience. The audience, of course, wants to see the most beautiful people in the best shape with the most sophisticated make-up, prop shooting and painting.

In my opinion, Cosplay mainly focuses on the inner attitude of the cosplayer, and then looks at the clothes, posture, make-up, and actions. The purpose of cosplay is to provide entertainment and encourage all people to participate. What do you think? Thank you for reading and hope you like it.

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