Ai: I hope Rin-senpai’s friends will like me!
Rin: Are you ready? We’re going to show you how great Samezuka Academy is!
Rei: It is you who should prepare to be dazzled by my beautiful butterfly technique!
Nagisa: Let’s have a contest to see who can change into their swimsuit and dive in the fastest!!
[inner Thugisa]: Come on, sweet thang. Show me your butt…erfly
Makoto: I’m glad we can all be together like this again. Are you happy too, Haru?
[inner Haru]: Water-channnnn! Finally I can be cured of my clothes!
We’re really enjoying Hozuki no Reitetsu and wanted to practice cosplay makeup so we ended up doing this!
It was fun figuring out how to conceal Miguel’s eyebrows and giving him Hozuki’s eyes. That’s a glue bottle cap as his horn, hahah! Then I tried to see if I could do Hakutaku’s faces. I liked drawing the red markings around his eyes.
We had too much fun with this, and already I want to make a goldfish plant and Shiro’s bow for my dog and… Well, looks like we’ll be pursuing this for real!
Hi there! Hey, please don’t feel like that! 25 is very young and I know a lot of people much older than that who continue to cosplay and do it very well! Age isn’t an issue. More importantly, the fact that your son wants you to share cosplay with him is EXTREMELY special.
There are so many kids out there who cosplay and are misunderstood by their parents, or are unable to share their hobby because their parents don’t really appreciate the cartoons or anime that their kids like. Some kids would never even think of inviting their parents to cosplay with them. For your son to ask you to be his cosplay partner is in itself something to be very grateful for. Cosplay must bring him a lot of good memories and he wants to be able to share them with you. Doesn’t that make you want to give it a try?
You say you are chubby and do not find yourself pretty, but I observe that few people can see their own beauty. Heck, I think I am rather funny-looking; but somehow, I get told that I’m attractive. Hahah! I can tell you that cosplay has helped me gain a little more confidence (after getting over the initial anxiety) and it motivates me to learn how to present myself better, even out of costume.
I don’t mean to sound assuming but it sounds like you feel you are stuck in a routine because you want to be responsible as a mom. In my humble opinion, I feel like it’s important for you to keep hold of your own dreams too for the sake of both yourself and your child. If you are happy with yourself, I’m sure he would be glad to see that too. And to do something creative like cosplay or photography would keep that childlike wonder in you, and it could help strengthen your bond with him.
You might feel apprehensive at the thought of cosplaying with him because of what other people might say, but it’s kind of part of the hobby to be ready to be misunderstood by some people. It takes a certain kind of person to appreciate cosplay, and that’s something that makes it special. I understand that you may be afraid that people will throw harsh words your way. It’s something I used to be afraid of too. But as long as you focus on the good — enjoying this hobby and making irreplaceable memories with someone you care for — the negative stuff doesn’t really matter, and it gets easier and easier to ignore them.
I don’t even guarantee that it will happen, but if someone says some mean comment about you, they’ll probably think about it for five minutes then forget about it. So you should not allow that fear to keep you from experiencing something you want to. You might regret it for years to come. Focus on the thought that you want to pursue it to make your son and yourself happy. No one else really matters!
I hope this helps! And please know that you do deserve the goodness in this world as much as anyone. :)