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Weisel

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Re: Self-confidence issues
« on: January 01, 2016, 12:04:17 pm »
Weight issues are definitely hard for me with cosplay. Out of cosplay it's not bad, I can look in the mirror and be content with what I see for the most part, but with cosplay it's a bit discouraging to have less attention than I would otherwise. Sure, I don't cosplay for the attention, but it's painfully obvious why I don't get attention when I see other people cosplaying the same character as me with a lower quality costume but a thinner figure and they get a load of positive comments and notes on their posts. It's a bit discouraging, but I at least know now that the only thing that matters in this hobby is that I'm having fun.

Another thing that's starting to get in the way now, and I KNOW this will reduce what little attention my cosplays get to about nothing, is that I usually need mobility aids to get around. Right now this means some large braces on my legs, but I'll probably later need a cane for long days. And with the argument that it makes the character look inaccurate, people won't want to take a photo at a convention or say anything nice about my cosplay. At the very least I have a few very encouraging friends who would tell me I look great, bless their souls. I can hide the braces with very few cosplays and the cane can be built into some cosplays but for characters like Nezumi, I can't do that at all. I can't even fit the braces under my pants. I still don't really know how to go about that. It just feels like having any kind of visible aid takes away any attention from how hard I worked to make my makeup and costume took great.