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Choosing a Cosplay Character:

A Beginner’s Guide PT2

Cosplay is a hobby that has grown in popularity over the years and for obvious reasons. Fans can express their love and appreciation for the characters they admire. It allows them to immerse themselves in their favourite stories’ fantasy worlds. However, one of the most challenging parts of cosplay is choosing a character to portray. With so many characters to choose from, beginners can struggle to know where to start. In this blog post, we’ll explore the different factors to consider when selecting a cosplay character.


If you want to cosplay a character you love, consider your passion for the character. Since cosplay is a hobby that requires a lot of time and money, it’s important that you love the character and the source material. It’s unlikely that you will enjoy the process of creating costumes, props, and accessories if you don’t care about the character. Pick a character that you really love and admire, and that you’re looking forward to bringing to life.

Skill level

Another key factor to consider when choosing a cosplay character is your skill level. If you’re a newcomer to cosplay, it’s helpful to start with a character with a simple costume and minimal props. As you gain more experience and confidence, you can tackle more complex characters. This will not only improve your skills but also give you a sense of accomplishment.


Cosplay can be expensive, so consider your budget when choosing a character. Some characters have more elaborate costumes and props than others, so make sure you can afford the character you choose. You don’t want to spend all your money on your first cosplay and not have enough left to continue the hobby.

Once said “Cosplay is not just about the costume, it’s about becoming the character and bringing them to life”

“Phillips Wyatt”


Make sure that the character you choose has costume and prop pieces readily available to purchase or make. Some characters may be harder to find or replicate than others

. You’ll want to make sure that you can find the necessary items to create the costume and props, otherwise, it can become frustrating and time-consuming. It’s also worthwhile to consider the cost of these items, as some may be more expensive than others.

Personal preference

Ultimately, the character you choose should be one you personally like and enjoy. You’ll spend a lot of time and energy on your cosplay, so make sure you choose a character you love. Take the time to think about what you like about the character, what makes them interesting to you, and what you want to portray about them.


Researching the character you are considering cosplaying is imperative. Take the time to look up their story, appearance, abilities and personality. This will help you understand the character better and also help you construct a more accurate and detailed cosplay.


Popularity is also something to consider when choosing a cosplay character. Characters who are more well-known will be easier to recognize and may even have a larger fan base. This can be an ideal way to connect with other fans and make new friends. On the other hand, partnering with a lesser-known character can be a fun way to stand out and make a unique impression.

Choosing a cosplay character can be a daunting task. However, by keeping these factors in mind, you can find a character that you’re passionate about. This character fits your skill level, and you can afford it. Remember, cosplay is about having fun and expressing your love for your favourite characters. So choose a character you enjoy portraying, do your research and have fun with it!

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