|Misa Misa cosplay - by SailorMappy|
Decide which character you want to dress like
Maybe your favorite anime, gaming, film or comic character? Naruto? it can be any character and the costumes doesn't necessarily need to fit the actual costumes, it's up to you to be whoever you want, a character you would be proud to be is the best choice.
Get or make the costume
You might enjoy crafting the costume yourself, from old clothes or buying materials and making it, you can also get assistant from friends and family, buying costumes is also an option, you can just buy costumes online or from shops, they might not be made for the character or for cosplay but all it matters is being similar to what you are looking for, you can modify clothes just be careful when doing so.
Materials that can be used: Textile, Cloth, Leather, Paper etc..
also there is shops online and on street, I don't know where u live, but these shops have all kind of characters cosplay ready costumes.
This is an important part, if you are guy you might do it as well but mainly girls love this part, anime characters specially have big eyes most of the time, don't care much for skin color let it be natural, no matter if you are dark or light skin and it's different then who you are cosplaying it's all about feeling the character, you might as well get help from friends, do it your self or seek a professional.
Hair, facial hair
|Lia - by cherubjibril|
Some links of how to make your hair looks like anime
Anime Hair using hair spray only
How to do anime hair for girls
but it really does depends on the character hair so be creative.
about the beards, mustache and eye brow you can use a marker, buy them, or craft them using mats that looks like hair, however sticking artificial hair to the face require special kind of glue, don't use any glue!!!.
That's all for now, the most important is enjoying it, being confidence, don't just pretend but be the character, be open to people when they come to take pictures with you, it's cool isn't ???