Making a costume like a cosplayer


Ethan Gilchrist

Kylee Poppen built her cosplay following these steps.

Ethan Gilchrist, Editor-in-Chief

Step 1: Love what you’re doing

  • Choose a costume from media you know and love. Make sure it’s an easier character to avoid complex outfits.
  • Follow the Five-Piece Rule. This means focusing on five details from the outfit throughout the process of building.

Step 2: Make sure you can do it

  • Gather background knowledge on the chosen costume.
  • Draw up a plan with a layout for the outfit sketched out. Seek help from experienced cosplayers on campus or online.

Step 3: Find The supplies

  • Finding the right items can be very difficult. Be persistent. Avoid expensive items by searching thoroughly.
  • Examples include looking for wigs, make up or accessories. Use Michaels, Goodwill and online stores.

Step 4: Don’t give up

  • Mistakes will happen. Stay calm and try again. There are often helpful tutorials online to help recoup mistakes.
  • Stay calm, have fun, and enjoy the finished product!

Get advice from Cosplay Club after school every wednesday in room 526.