Gone are the glorious days where you knew exactly what to cosplay, now a distant memory as you sift through all the characters you know, hoping for a bolt of inspiration to strike. Newbies and veterans alike, this is a problem nearly every cosplayer can empathise with.
Window shopping is always nice, and with the internet it’s even easier. Randomly browsing cosplays and wigs is fun, but can be boring for some – however, this method is good because of the variety concentrated in one place which lets you look at lots of ideas in a short amount of time. Have a look through with your friends and maybe family members! Plus, the price is listed, so budgeting is a cinch.
I’ve had my fair share of staring blankly while fruitlessly trying to think of something, but it doesn’t mean you will have to! Hopefully this guide will make it easier for you to find “the one” and leave you with one less thing to worry about as the
cosplaysea.com is an extremely handy website listing all the new anime coming out each season, which you can use to check the current season or even skip ahead to the upcoming seasons. As you pick out new anime to watch, you will surely find someone you would like to cosplay. Cosplaysea even has an archive which you can use to go back in time and see anime that was airing up to 20 years ago!
With Anime Characters Database, you can enter a list of characteristics and search for someone you like the look or think you would suit appearance-wise. This website is also very handy if you already have a wig or some contacts and would like to use them again. It is an excellent resource particularly for those who want to make their own cosplays as you can see a lot more detail in them.
Hit up your local cosplay community for some fresh ideas! Just search your local area/city and “cosplay” or “cosplayers” on Facebook or Google and voila! These communities serve as hubs for general cosplay discussion, whether you need help with looking for something to cosplay, making a prop, recruiting members for a group cosplay, or if you’re curious as to what other people are up to. Many communities also host meet-ups which is a great way to make new friends!