Teen FanFest: Cosplay Rules and Tips

Cosplay Rules

  1. Keep it clean. Not too much skin, no swearing. If it would make your grandmother blush, don't wear it. If you think it's questionable, don't wear it.
     
  2. Weapons must be obviously fake. If we don't think it's fake enough, we'll have to confiscate it for the duration of the event. (You'll get it back when your parents come to pick you up.) Don't bring weapons that actually shoot things.
     
  3. Be excellent to each other. It's great to play your character, but if you come as the Joker and someone else comes as Batman, don't harass Batman all night, especially if he doesn't want to play along.
     

Cosplay Tips

  1. Cosplay doesn't have to be expensive. Look at Goodwill or the Salvation Army for jackets, old shirts, belts, and other things you can adapt for your character. 
     
  2. Get creative with stuff from the recycle bin and the craft store. Cardboard can be cut and painted to make armor. Same for craft foam, which is cheap. 
     
  3. Find ideas and tutorials by searching for cosplay on YouTube (might want to turn on Safety Mode first though; some cosplay can get pretty wild). Also, check Pinterest for ideas.

We’re also having a Cosplay Workshop for simple costumes and props on Tuesday, June 9, 3:30 – 5 p.m., so join us then if you need some ideas!