I’ve Caught the Cosplay Flu!
Ash Ketchum Cosplay (Pokémon) ポケモン is my cosplay for the month of July 2014.
I don’t know what it is about my new fascination with cosplay. I’ve become so interested in it that I’ve scheduled the entire rest of my year to replicating characters from some of my favorite animes. I’ve dabbled in cosplay a few times before, but not with the passion I have for it now. I see it in a new light now!
I recently set out to begin my own social media challenge by asking some of my friends and family via Facebook to dress up as an anime character (or any cartoon character) once a month. I forgot to mention in my post that it was only a six-month challenge, though.
A few days later, I gathered some materials to create my next cosplay. To me, cosplay is not about replicating the original character exactly, but combining your own interpretation of what that character would wear, or look like in real life. It gives you the freedom to display your originality!
If you’d like to join me on this six-month cosplay quest, leave a comment. If you already have some photos and/or video of cosplay inspiration, share them.