First off cosplay has an amazing community, and I can't thank everyone on here enough for all of your support. That "like" button push helps gets me through the long days and the complications I may run into.
I came to the realization again last night (while I was struggling on the neck piece) that in the end cosplay is about fun no matter how stressful it gets. Cosplay is about learning, meeting new people, and having an amazing time. Do not ever let other people, stress, and the struggles stop you. I know this sounds slightly cheesy, but sometimes when you hit a bump in the road you just need to hear that everything is going to be great. Just envision your finished product and keep working through the bumps!
Whenever I get stressed I throw on some cosplay interviews and contests; seeing all of the amazing costumes everyone creates really pushes me even harder to make another epic piece.
Also, do not be afraid to trash the piece and start over!
One thing I have learned from art in general is don't get attached to your art. I am not saying don't love what you do, I am simply saying that it is important to know that even if you have to remake it a 2nd or 3rd time it will always turn out looking better than the first
In conclusion, look to your inspirations the next time you are staring at a costume piece that you have struggled with, and don't be afraid to start over!
Here are some of my inspirations:www.facebook.com/RainyiaCospla…www.facebook.com/yayacosplaywww.facebook.com/TabithaArtyfa…www.facebook.com/Riddlesmessyw…www.facebook.com/LightningCoswww.facebook.com/OshleyCosplay…www.facebook.com/gstqfashionswww.facebook.com/crystalcosfxwww.facebook.com/punishedpropswww.facebook.com/KamuiCoswww.facebook.com/VolpinProps
I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on how you get through the costume struggles!