A few years ago some friends of mine went to a convention and I got curious. So they invited me and oh boy I was blown away by it. The costumes, the people and the whole atmosphere were just amazing! Since then I went every year but only since March I’ve started with cosplaying. At first I was insecure but when I got into the convention a lot of people talked to me, gave me compliments or even wanted to take a picture with me! That was so amazing and gave me a real confidence boost. Since then I decided to work hard for my costumes to improve them. So now I am 100% in love with cosplay and I even started my own youtube channel with it.
I noticed since I started talking more openly about my hobby that I got a lot of positive comments. Of course I still get negative reactions now and then but the amount of positive ones is just too big to even think about the negatives. I get approached on Instagram quite often by people wanting to cosplay but they are afraid to try so. I just tell them my story. That I used to be the same like them but in the end, it’s your life and you got to do what’s best for you! So if you love cosplay, just go for it! It’s a hobby where you learn a lot of skills, from sewing to prop making. It even improved my knowledge about make-up! Also when you go to conventions you will meet a lot of amazing people who you can build an amazing friendship with.
Since I started with cosplaying I have changed a lot. I’m not embarrassed for it, I’m proud. I met a lot of people with the same interests as me, even people who you wouldn’t expect it from! I got more confident and a lot of positive moments and events happened in my life all because of this hobby. And if you’re not 100% sure at first to try it out, go to a convention in normal clothes or join some groups on Facebook or other social media.
I would recommend this hobby to everyone and I really hope you guys will get the cosplay vibe as well. And if you got any time to spare, be sure to head out to my Youtube channel and Facebook page: Noukichi Cosplay. Or my Instagram account: _beads_art.
Oxox lots of love from Chinouk aka Noukichi