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My Death the kid props that I never really ended up using
A WIP sometimes becomes forgotten, or is changed on purpose. Though sometimes there are more reasons not to continue, maybe a friend backed out and the group never pushed through. Maybe because you’re having financial problems or that there are new fandoms present.
In any case, I have had complete costumes that never have seen the daylight. And I’m trying to lessen it now. Here’s a list to STICK to those plan until the end:
There was a reason why the character had something that brought you to liking them
2. Think about the money
Even if you’ve just simply bought the costume, am pretty sure there are some regrets that you’d get if you just leave that costume to gather dust. More so if you made it, there’s a lot more regret. There's also the fact that when you get ahead of yourself and buy the wig as well as the materials. But then Character X comes in, and he's oh so cool! You just HAVE to cosplay him tomorrow!
Slap yourself, look at how much money you've spent and track back. You might be causing your own financial deficit. But then, if you're like some of my friends... money isn't really a problem. So we'll move on to no. 3
Stick to just one, or at most 4 characters in a list
3. You can’t cosplay ‘everyone’. NO. You just can't.
You see this character in a manga, you want to cosplay it. You see this game character, and then his brother and you want to cosplay them both. Then the series after that, and then the movie version of… You get my point? Stick to just one, or at most 4 characters in a list and plan them carefully. With this, you’d have room for more plans.
(As am pretty sure you’ll gather more fandoms) Basically, make room for plans, and don't decide so hastily. Remember there's also time and money as well as other people's feelings involved (if you're in a group and you fail to deliver)