Why Do I Cosplay?

I’ve written about why I blog, so this time I’ll write about why I cosplay.

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  1. It’s fun. I like fashion and clothes.
  2. It’s a way to show my love of anime.
  3. It’s cool to own things from anime. For example, I have Luffy’s straw hat from One Piece, Kaneki’s mask from Tokyo Ghoul, a No Face mask from Spirited Away, Mitsuha’s hair tie/bracelet from Your Name, and a lot more stuff. I don’t care much about expensive, brand name things but I like to own things from anime because I think it’s cool.
  4. Cosplay is a creative outlet.
  5. I get to look different anytime I want. For example, I’ve cosplayed as Nana Osaki from Nana (punk look) and I’ve cosplayed as several boy characters. I’ve cosplayed as child characters and as mother characters too. Even my day-to-day style changes all the time. I don’t like to be restricted to one style because I like to feel free and fluid.
  6. Cosplay has helped improve my self-confidence. I cosplay for myself. I am happy when people tell me that they like my cosplays, but my own self-perception is really important. When you see photos that you feel proud about, there is a feeling of self-satisfaction which ultimately boosts your self-esteem.
  7. I’ve met cool people through cosplay and it has also reaffirmed my friendships because it feels so good when you are supported by friends.
  8. It’s a way to spend time. I spend most of my free watching shows but cosplay is a break from watching something.
  9. It’s fun to cosplay at conventions.

Anime Cosplays: Yuri!!! on Ice & Zankyou no Terror

Yuri Katsuki from Yuri!!! on Ice. I don’t have Viktor’s Omanjuu Niginigi ;__;

Nine from Zankyou no Terror. I love him.

More cosplays to come.

Umaru-chan Cosplay

I’ve cosplayed as Umaru from Himouto! Umaru-chan before:

* Himouto! Umaru-chan Cosplay

* Himouto! Umaru-chan School Uniform Cosplay and Umaru

I love cosplaying as Umaru because it feels very natural… I can relate to her character really well.

Anime Cosplays: Tokyo Ghoul:re & Kuroko no Basuke

Juuzou Suzuya from Tokyo Ghoul:re. He has black hair.

Kuroko Tetsuya from Kuroko no Basuke. School uniform cosplay.

Megumin – KonoSuba Cosplay

I cosplayed as Megumin from KonoSuba for Clubs Day at my university so I did a cos test. The bandages took a while to do… The cosplay isn’t mine so I don’t have the shoes or wig. ><

I forgot to wear the gloves here. T_T

Summer Fest & Anime Evolution 2019

Summer Festival and Anime Evolution are local anime conventions in my area. Summer Fest is run by Simon Fraser University’s anime club.

Summer Festival

I saw Moya at Summer Fest because she was selling anime pins and other items at a table. I tabled for my university’s anime club, University of British Columbia Anime Club (UBC Anime Club). I cosplayed as Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service.

Met another Kiki

One Piece haul


Anime Evolution

I got to go in for free, which was great. I cosplayed as Rachel Gardner from Angels of Death. I met Falcon from Geek Astronaut for the first time, which was really cool.

Tabled for UBC Anime Club

Bought a gundam

Anime conventions are pretty nice because you have a good chance of meeting your online buddies in real life. I got to hang out with a lot of people I knew already from anime club and I met a few new people as well.

Anime Cosplays: Akira Tachibana from After the Rain & Ran from Detective Conan

Akira Tachibana from After the Rain/ Koi wa Ameagari no You ni 

Ran from Detective Conan

I hope you like my cosplays!

Anime Cosplays: Kiki’s Delivery Service & Another

Kiki from Studio Ghibli’s Kiki’s Delivery Service

I’ve cosplayed as Kiki before. You can see those photos here.

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Mei Misaki from Another 

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More cosplays to come.