Vancouver guy. Runner and adventurer.
Hello :) Reality is that I’m not good at cosplay, I just try to make things look ok. Most of all, though, the hobby is about having fun. It’s not about being “good” or “bad” because essentially, like any form of art, good and bad are subjective. Cosplays that I think look amazing other people might think look terrible because this is art, not science. It’s simply a matter of perspective, aesthetics and interpretation.
Secondly, at first everyone will be better than you. No kid enters Kindergarten knowing everything, that’s the point of going to school, to learn. You also don’t have to perform if you don’t want to. Like cosplay, sometimes public speaking comes with experience and gaining a level of familiarity and comfort with the whole thing.
All in all, this is a fun hobby. You don’t need to be the best here. Heck you don’t even have to improve if you don’t want to because at the end of the day there’s no real reward except for a personal feeling of accomplishment.
I cosplay to hang out with my friends and pay homage to the characters and series that I greatly enjoy. It doesn’t have to be about craftsmanship or performing, and even if you want it to be about that keep in mind that everyone starts somewhere. Take a look at any given cosplayer and they likely have a closet full of their beginning coplays that they aren’t too proud of (or are proud of because it shows how far they’ve come XD).
You can do it! 8D