Costumes, weird makeup, wigs – in other words, cosplay parties always made me nervous. Various themed parties as well. Theoretically, I love the idea, but practically it is too much hustle. To tell you the truth, Halloween is the only time I dressed up in my whole life. I don’t know how I managed to avoid themed parties so far, time to review my social profile, haha. Note to myself: I definitely need to make new friends and broaden my horizons.
Now, can imagine my shock when I received invitation to a “Superheroes vs. Supervillains” themed birthday party?! My first few reactions were: ” I am going as an Invisible Woman”; “All women superheroes have amazing bodies and bodysuits as costumes!! I can’t go! Only as Invisible Woman”; “All women supervillains have amazing sexy bodies and outfits. I can only be Invisible Woman”… And so on along these lines. It was easier just to skip the party, than to look for the appropriate costume. By the way, do you know any superheroes or villains in a long dress or plus sized costume? Please let me know, I might buy it straight away.
Anyway, I was thinking long and hard, searching YouTube for inspiration and in the end I decided to go and make my own costume. As a result, I went as some mix of Wonder Woman and regular woman. It looked ok, but only until I arrived at the party.
Now imagine a birthday party with 170 guests all dressed in costumes?! It was amazing! Fun! And I suddenly felt like I want to go back in time and put more effort in preparation, now I desperately needed cool costume, but it was too late.
I was pleasantly surprised, that people took dress code very seriously and every single person was either a villain or a hero. Some costumes were as good as in an actual movie.
The party turned out to be a super fun night. I was so happy, that I didn’t chicken out, because it was a night to remember. Surrounded by interesting people, dancing the night away, I felt amazing.
While I was driving back home, I thought about the party and the idea of a cosplay was not as frightening anymore. I actually find a lot of positives in this situation now. Here are my pros and cons of a cosplay party:
- When everyone is in a costume, it is easy to meet new people. All you need to do is to compliment someone’s costume and take it from there. I didn’t know anyone at the party, but I was talking and taking photos with a lot of people.
- The only negative thing I can think of is that it takes time, preparation, creativity and money. Luxurious costumes are expensive, but hey, we only live once.
So, why I wanted to write about this party? Not only because it was fun, but also to motivate myself and others to do more costume parties. Don’t wait for Halloween! Don’t limit yourself only with “Great Gatsby” theme! Be creative, be spontaneous, be fun! Your next birthday party, what will it be?
I would love to know how you feel about cosplay parties? Do you organize or attend them often? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.