Oh my God they’re so adorable!!!
I might finish this someday.
just not anytime this week.
Here’s some lovely pictures from my Pyrrha photoshoot during PCC~!
Photographer: SnapDragon Snapshots
All my costumes are now complete for San Japan! I will be wearing this half of Saturday and all of Sunday. I am the Ball Pit from Dash Con.
First step in digitizing the banner for my Hyrule Warriors Zelda cosplay :D Just need to decide how big to make it and then stitch it out!
…..I want you to take these words more seriously than you have ever taken words from someone in your life, alright.
We do not by any means feel “beautiful” in the things we wear.
Mitzy has NEVER liked her body type, she’s constantly teetering on the brink of “I want to gain weight bc I hate being a stick” and “when I do gain weight I feel like I’m fat because I’m not used to it”. There is almost NEVER a time when she feels comfortable with her own body type.
But does she wear the costumes and have fun regardless? Does it stop her from creating costumes of characters she loves and participating in the hobby regardless of the derogatory comments about her weight, or lack thereof?
As for me, I have really gross burn scars acrossed my stomach as well as acne ALL over my face (and occasionaly the back of my neck/shoulders) and even with layers and layers of makeup on, I do not feel like any part of my skin is beautiful in any way, shape, or form. Having to edit blemishes out of 70% of my photos before posting them can make a person feel really, really, genuinely ugly.
But do I post RAWs sometimes anyways regardless of whether or not people will see the acne? Do I still attend conventions where people will be able to see the burnscars or the acne in person and judge me for it?
Looks. Are not. What. This hobby. Is. About.
your BODY TYPE is not your ACCURACY METER
and your FLAWS are part of what give your OWN PERSONAL FLARE TO THAT CHARACTER.
Until you can conquer that idea, you won’t be truly enjoying the hobby.
There have been so many days when I’ve been in tears a mere 10 mins before putting on the costume because of how gross or ugly or insignificant I feel— but I go out in the costume and I laugh with friends and have fun as a character I love and IGNORE those thoughts of “not doing justice” or all that other bullshit, and by the end of the day what did it matter if I felt like the most beautiful or the most ugly person in the room? Because YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON HAVING THESE THOUGHTS ABOUT YOURSELF.
If you go out and ALL DAY you’re caught up in what you LOOK like rather than the MEMORIES you’re making— it’s going to show. You’ll look uncomfortable, unhappy, unpleasant, and probably drive people away from you.
But if you go out and tell yourself “Man, I look like shit today, but I’m gonna kick ass and have fun anyways!” people will see positive energy— they’ll see that you’re not tense around them and they’ll enjoy your cmopany— regardless of whether or not you look perfect.
If everyone looked EXACTLY the same in cosplay then WHAT WOULD BE THE POINT. BEING DIVERSE AND UNIQUE IS WHAT BROUGHT PEOPLE LIKE US TOGETHER IN THE FIRST PLACE SO WHY SHOULD WE LET THAT TEAR US APART OR TEAR US DOWN IN THE END?
What makes you individual /IS/ what makes you beautiful.
So stop thinking the other way around.
Photos from the debut of my finally finished god tier Sollux. Anime Midwest 2014
cosplay of the year