So, if you are going to a cosplay and it is your first time to attend one, how do you figure out what costume you are going to wear? First of all, you need to find out what kind of cosplay it is going to be. Is it going to be a purely anime or manga (the Japanese comic book) cosplay? Is it a fantasy or science fiction convention? What is the theme of the cosplay event? Knowing this beforehand will definitely help you narrow down your choices on what costume to wear to the event. It will also save you from the embarrassment of showing up and being totally out of place, like going to a cosplay event as a character from The Lord of the Rings at a Star Trek cosplay event.
Once you have figured out the theme for the cosplay event, you then have to decide which character you are going as to the affair. Do you have a favorite character that you are just dying to impersonate, even for just this event? Choose a character and study his or her costume. You will certainly find pictures on the Internet that will help you take in the details of this character’s costume.
If the character of your choice appears in different costumes, such as the character Sakura in the anime Card Captor Sakura, you ought to choose which costume is most identified with this character.
The fun in cosplay is being recognized immediately whom you are dressed up as. What is the use of going to a cosplay if no one recognizes your character because the costume you have chosen is not that popular?