The Good Side of ‘Never Enough’

On Tuesday night, as I was walking back to my car after my late class, I was thinking about experience. For whatever reason, music had wandered onto my mind and even though performing isn’t a part of my life any more, I have almost nine years of professional training.

And then I stopped and thought, ‘I would kill to have nine years of experience in costuming or photography.’

The greatest and most daunting aspect of the construction side of cosplay is the variety of know-how needed. It’s been four years since the first cosplay I made and there are still costumes that I’m wary to take on. Not because they’re difficult, but because huge design elements are just completely out of my current skill range.

Like many other crafts, cosplay is something learned by doing. And now that I think about it, I kind of like the idea that no matter where I look, there’s something new I get to learn.

greyrondo

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About greyrondo

My name is greyrondo. I've been a cosplayer since Fall 2006, and I've noticed that the best conversations I have with cosplayers usually involve the question, 'so how DID you do that?' So after studying costuming and making a closet's worth of costumes, that's what I'd like to help answer. Drop in and stay awhile whether you're a cosplayer or just a curious spectator; one of my musings is bound to be what you're looking for. If you have a question or something to say, leave a comment or contact me! I don't bite, I promise. View all posts by greyrondo

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