|In Need Of Your Opinion...
||[May. 5th, 2010|12:39 am]
Kingdom Hearts Cosplay
I am a newbie to this community. My name is Diane, and I'm a huge Kingdom Hearts fan! I don't know everything about it, but I play the games and love them, love the characters, love the story, etc. Like many, I am particularly a Sora fan.
Now, I've never cosplayed before in my life, unless you count some Sailor Moon Halloween costumes when I was a kid. But I've always wanted to cosplay, and for years... I've wanted to cosplay as Sora.
Yeah, I know. Yet another person wanting to be Sora, I know.
But, I reaaalllllly want to. Did I mention I've wanted to dress as Sora for years?
But here's the thing, the thing that's holding me back, and making me twiddle my thumbs and shift my eyes around. And I need your honest opinion.
I'm a very large girl, and by large, I mean rather obese. I'm not talking like ten or twenty pounds overweight either. I won't give out my exact weight, but I'm 5'10" and I'm rather hefty. And Sora is obviously, erm, skinny and male. I know a lot of girls/women cosplay as men, but I'm more concerned about the fact that I am big.
I really want to go to this upcoming convention (which would be my first ever), dress as Sora, and just have some escapist fun. But, I get teased and taunted enough in my life, and I think it'd kill me if people came up to me and were all, "Sora isn't fat!" or something to that effect. Because I'm not trying to show any disrespect for the character or the fandom. I just want to go and have a good time and show my appreciate for a character I personally adore. (And I'm a nerd who loves to dress up, even though I rarely do so.)
So please, fellow cosplayers... what should I do? Should I just go for it and try and have fun, or should I refrain from cosplaying as Sora because overweight girls like me just shouldn't do that sort of thing? I could really use your advice. And it'd be appreciated if you didn't flame me or post overly rude comments, either. Thank you! <3
EDIT: I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who commented! I went ahead and decided to cosplay Sora! ^_^ I only hope that everything works out. *crosses fingers* And if I feel uber brave, maybe I'll post a picture or two. :)