Monday, September 5, 2011
How To Be Successful in Five Easy Steps (Or At Least A Pretty Good Cosplayer)
Posted by tracirz at 7:48:00 PM
Pick Your Persona
What's your version of the ultimate person? How do you envision yourself in your dreams? Take some time and think about it. Don't worry about whether or not it's possible or affordable. Just allow your imagination to do the work.
At first, just play with your imagination. Envision yourself as that ultimate person - how epic it is, how awesome it feels.
Next just carry yourself as if you are that person. Reptile doesn't have horrible posture. Goddesses aren't going to take shit from peasants and they deserve respect. Girls from Command & Conquer (I'm guessing?) don't eat at McDonald's or sit on their ass all day. Chances are the persona you picked has at least some self-control: Use that to help motivate yourself - whether it's some sort of training or keeping yourself from "just one more."
This can take as much time as you want it to. The more time you spend, the more successful you're likely to be. But don't get too caught up in perfection. Just play. Don't give up your day job (or your "day persona") just yet. Get support from your friends, strangers on the internet, or groups in your area.
Take Off Your Mask
With all the hard work and dedication you've been putting into your persona, you can slip into it easily. No longer is this persona separate from the real you - they never were. This ultimate human being has always been a part of you - you just brought it out. Take off the "unsuccessful self" mask. You are now who you've always wanted to be.