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Cosplaying.

Would you believe me if I once told you that I thought cosplay was a little stupid?

Well, I did. Once upon a long time ago.

When I was 15, I was exposed to the world of cosplay. At first, I thought it was dumb. Why be someone else but you? Why waste all that money for no good reason? It was simply weird.
I mean, the characters are awesome but you are not them. And why do you even need to be them.

But at that time, my friends were cosplaying. I saw the effort that they put in and I wondered to myself, why?

When I was 16, I still thought the same but at the same time, I saw how much my fun my friends were having. That was when I thought to myself that maybe, cosplaying is fun.

And despite me thinking cosplay was a little stupid, I didn't dare mock it until I tried it.

To comment on anything, you must first try. That was what I felt. So, I had to try cosplay out and see what was the big deal.

So, that was why I tried it out.

And then, once I tried it out, I realized that I was completely wrong.

Cosplay was fun because you just get to let it loose. You get to dress up as something odd but something that you always wanted to try but never dared.

Cosplay gave me courage. 
Courage to do things that some people say are crazy. 
Courage to be true to myself.
Courage to ignore people's expectation and judgement of me.

And eventhough, I am not a good cosplayer or a professional cosplayer, I do enjoy and love cosplaying.

So, thank you to those who introduced cosplay to me. Thank you cosplay, for everything.

I have no regrets in trying cosplay. My only regrets is not finding it sooner.

Comments

Kath Lee said…
LOL...I didn't know that you thought it was something stupid. But yeah, at least now you know.

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