Cosplay originates from Japan and their love for anime and manga. They often go hand in hand as the most popular cosplay comes from anime. Anime has slowly gotten more and more popular in society with merch like the figurines at Solaris Japan being sold to anime fans. So, naturally, as anime has grown, cosplay has also become more popular and has leaked into other parts of Western culture.
Cosplay has surely captivated thousands of anime, manga and video games fans from all over the world, determining them to dress like the characters they love most and take part in numerous competitions with relevant presentations and amazing prestations. Among them, girls are the most remarkable presences, as they have been bringing novelty to these contests for years, enchanting both the judge members and public with their fascinating outfits.
Jessica Nigri And Her Juliet Starling Character Costume
There are several females with a reputable a career in this field, whose fame spread among fans within a short time – Jessica Nigri is just one of the many examples we can offer you. She is one of the most popular of the girls of cosplay. Even though she is only 21 years old, Jessica played numerous characters, bringing them to live with realistic costumes and impressive presentations. In 2009, Jessica cosplayed Pikachu at San Diego Comic-Con, one of the most popular conventions in San Diego. Apart from that, she took part in Penny Arcade Expo, Phoenix Comicon, Anime Expo and many other events, cosplaying a large number of different characters, from Harley Quinn (Injustice: Gods Among Us) to Mad Moxxi (Borderlands 2) and even Juliet Starling (Lollipop Chainsaw). Her presence was remarked shortly and after winning the Imagine Games Network’s contest, Jessica has appeared several times in different magazines and other publications.
Candy Keane – A New Approach For Wonder Woman
Another of the most popular women in the industry is Candy Keane, who has cosplayed lots of characters from many comic books and video games. The most remarkable character she has ever cosplayed is Harley Quinn, who is a popular villainess from Batman comic books. Harley Quinn is one of the favorite amongst them. Candy attended many different comic book events throughout her so-called cosplay girl career, starting from DragonCon, ComicCon, MegaCon and many others, dressing like Wonder Woman, Amazonia, Princess Leia, Rystáll Sant (http://www.candy-lee.com/images/Rystall.jpg) and even historical personalities, like Marie Antoinette. However, Candy is not only a popular cosplayer, but also a famous costume designer, as she has appeared in many media publications (including magazines), selling her outfits to all the fans.
Jia Jem: Cosplay Girl And Costume Designer
Jia Jem is another of the most famous cosplaying woman, whose costumes are fabricated by her own, being a very popular crafting specialist in the United States. Jia has perhaps the most enchanting gallery when it comes to the characters she cosplayed: Jean Grey from X-Men, Shayla Shayla from El Hazard: The Magnificent World, Ariel from the Little Mermaid, Mint from Tokyo Mew Mew and the others. Jia has appeared in many publications, such as Cosmode 036, XBox World 360 and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. She influenced a large number of female fans to start crafting their own costumes and her fame increased at a great deal during 2010 and 2011.
Become The Character You Like Most
If you consider yourself a real cosplayer and you plan to take part in a contest, we are here to help you choose the most appropriate character and create a unique presentation that will simply amaze the judge. If Jia Jem and Candy Keane could, then you can do it, too – just make sure you have some basic crafting items handy and you are more than prepared to start!
Choose Only The Most Representative Character
First things first, you need to cosplay a character that suits your personality well – do not necessarily think about the ones you like, because they might not be that representative for you and you will not be able to get into their personality correctly. Consider all your possibilities twice – do you like video games? Then maybe cosplaying Mad Moxxi (another favorite amongst cosplay girls) from Borderlands 1 and 2 or Cammy from Street Fighter might be a good option for you. Are you more like an anime fan? We suggest you cosplaying Madam Red from Kuroshitsuji, Misaki from Kaichou wa Maid-sama or, why not, Misa from Death Note. If you love comic books, then Rogue from X-Men or Poison Ivy from Batman will be an appropriate choice. It is up to you to decide what character fits your personality adequately!
It Is All About Your Costume
Secondly, you have to take into account your costume. There are many aspects to consider in this regard, especially because every character has a unique outfit, featuring different colors, fabrics and patterns. We recommend you to always have a pair of to-the-knee boots, elbow-high gloves, a wig made of natural hair, scissors, fabric dye, semi-permanent hair dye, thread and a needle handy – these items and tools will be enough to supply your needs every time you need to craft your costume and become a great cosplayer. Of course, you will need others, too, based on your character’s outfit, but never forget to have a few cosmetics near you if necessary – they can transform you entirely and help you approach your character in a better way. These things are important for cosplaying women to get the cosplaying right.
Chooseing To Purchase The Costume
Another option you might have in this regard is purchasing your very own costume – no matter what character you choose to cosplay, you will be able to find many online retailers who commercialize their outfits, so you can get a more original and authentic look. Make sure to have a solid financial situation if you opt for this, because most costumes will cost you more than $40 and only a few of them will charge you lower amounts of money.
Presentation Is Art For All
It should be noted that the presentation is mandatory when taking part in a cosplay contest – whether you want or not, you have to prepare an impressive presentation that can surprise both the judge and the public. Refer the music you will opt for to the soundtrack that is specific to your character. A presentation does not last longer than one or two minutes, so choose only the most appropriate part of the soundtrack. Regarding the theatrical representation, well, you will need to act exactly like your character – be destructive if you are Mad Moxxi, be cute if you are Ariel, be sexy if you dress like Jessica Rabbit (another favorite for cos-players). Choose an action or gesture that is representative for your character in order to obtain an accurate presentation. We encourage you to inspire from other cos-play women presentations, but keep everything original and strictly your work – this aspect is very relevant to your prestation, so if you really want to be the winner, get into your character’s personality and imitate him or her perfectly!
Here are some ideas to help you get started.
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