This is just something that i wanted to share. I did my first cosplay at Collectormania 24 after finally building up the courage to give it a go. Throughout most of my life I have had little confidence and self esteem. This is due mainly to being very overweight during my child/teenage years. I managed to lose a lot of weight a few years ago but still lack a lot of confidence as I still see myself the way I used to be (I know it sounds silly).
I am so glad that I managed to finally give cosplay a go. I really didn't know what to expect and I was so nervous. After entering the show I was first approached by a young girl and her mom and asked to pose for a photo which I was more than happy to do. The mom said to me that I really made her daughters day and it was the happiest she has been all weekend. From then on I was constantly stopped for photos and people being very complimentary towards my cosplay.
I am writing this to firstly say thank you to Showmasters foe running these events but a huge thank you to all of the attendees. I have always had extremely low self esteem but by finally doing a cosplay at this event and by mingling with so many friendly people I feel the best that I have ever felt and my confidence has improved dramatically.
I will encourage anybody with confidence or self esteem issues to give cosplay at a Showmasters event a go and I look forward to cosplaying again at LFCC. I am sorry for this long post but it is something I have kept bottled up for many years and I finally feel comfortable to share it and I hope it may help somebody who may be experiencing a similar situation