30 Day Cosplay Challenge – Day 20

20. Have you won any cosplay awards?

Nope. I don’t enter cosplay competitions.

I think the idea of judging costumes is kind of “meh” and takes away from the play in cosplay. I feel like people who worked really hard on their costumes and enter competitions and don’t win might feel discouraged about their abilities. Especially when the prizes are monetary prizes (although those are a boon when you’ve spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on a cosplay). Also, bringing up the money part, competitions might not be fair when it comes to healthy disposable income cosplayers versus not so healthy disposable income cosplayers. That doesn’t mean there’s a lack of talent, just a possible imbalance in the availability/quality of materials being used affecting the final product.

TL;DR I just think competitions aren’t cool.


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