A lot of cosplayers put a lot into being look a likes, into becoming as like the character as they can be. I know that I do this. I stand in front of the mirror practicing poses and facial expressions for ages for a con. I put a lot of time and effort into making my costumes as…
Someone once told me I was too pretty to be a male character. Since then I’ve avoided noticeably masculine characters. I shouldn’t let it get to me, but it’s hard when people just see you making something cute when that’s not your intention.
SCrew what others say! You want to cosplay Apollo; you cosplay Apollo! To me personally, body type doesn’t matter because, well, have you SEEN these super-heroes!? They’re like 7 foot wide across the chest! I say you cosplay whoever you want!
No one’s ever going to look -exactly- like someone else. I admire your craftsmanship. I admire your effort, and damn if I don’t admire the heart you put into your work. Keep on kickin’ ass! People are takin’ notice.