Cosplay involves much more than just nailing a character's look; it also includes the experiences you make and the reactions of the people you meet while in costume. Since most cosplayers follow this mentality, it means tons of uplifting stories from cosplayers exist in the world at large. Heartwarming cosplayer stories reveal all the nuances of cosplay no one ever thinks about. Because things like anime and manga still represent a somewhat fringe community for outsiders, many cosplayers recall their favorite memories as ones where someone complimented their hard work. Some of the especially touching cosplayer memories describe moments where their cosplay outfit elicited excitement from the people in attendance. Kids love dress up, so naturally kids love cosplay, and they play an important role in many of the cosplayer experiences detailed below.
But it's not just kids who make these cosplayer memories so lovely; older folks, and even a few famous ones, made sure to let these cosplayers know just how bomb they looked in their costumes. As great as it feels to make your cosplay perfect down to the last thread, it feels even better to know your cosplay made someone else's day/
Appealing To Both Young And Old FansPhoto: Alaizabel Quinn / Cosplay.com
Everyone Loves A Gender-Bending Prince(ss)Photo: CruzingQuinn / Cosplay.com
Realizing Your TalentsPhoto: TitanSlayer000 / Cosplay.com
Everyone Loves A Celeb CosignPhoto: jdcooper97 / Cosplay.com
You Never Forget Your First ComplimentPhoto: Thedadhatter / Cosplay.com
Making Someone's DayPhoto: miainwonderland / Cosplay.com