I got pretty stressed out before, during and after cosplaying Moxxi from the game, Borderlands 1. It was really really difficult for me to adjust, adapt and be so meticulous about a game character's costume, makeup, styling etc. I need to take note of every single detail, every single line (those who plays Borderlands, you'll know how random lines are drawn on their faces, outfits etc) to be copied onto the cosplay costume itself.
Then it wasnt just the costume. It was the ENTIRE thing. Makeup, boots, skin. And my genderbend's. His knowledge of cosplaying is really really shallow and restricted. Not only did I need assist in his costume (painting, cutting of fabrics, diy-ing), I need to trial and error his makeup too.
It was so horrid and I was so stressed out that I broke down… all in all, I think thrice. Twice after event and one, days before the event. It wasnt just a cosplay to me. All Ive ever been cosplaying is from anime/manga characters, which need so much lesser efforts than this. And I couldnt take it at all. He wasnt helping much, he did try, but because of inexperience etc… -bites lips-
Then Day 2 of Cosfest, I cosplayed Rima from Vampire Knight. Costume came earlier, but wig and boots were not. Shipment of both were delayed and resulted in me only trimming my wig the night before. Wig was horrid, it was too thick for Rima, and I was really worn out from the day's events that I tried my best to trim it to layers… but still…
This year cosfest was pretty eventful. Was my first time cosplaying with my boyfriend too. Day 1 was kinda fulfilling for me, but day 2 was just bleh. They were 2 extremities.
I think I need to balance out my cosplays a bit more.