Hello chubby cosplays, I’m Ari from Sperm Sisters’.
(This is me in my Finn cosplay from Anime Boston 2011; If you guys saw me and my princess bubblegum - hi!)
I am 5’6 1/2. 224-5 lbs, widely built - and about 40-50 pounds overweight. I am 14 years old, almost 15. But, to be honest. I am size conscious. I live in a generation where big girls or ‘fat asses’ are meant to feel insecure - and are put beneath skinny girls. Also, considering my mother is one of the people who dislikes overweight-ness. I feel horrible about myself. But after reading this blog, it lifted my spirits. A lot truthfully. I always looked at how rude people would be to bigger cosplayers and all of that. Yes I mean, honestly. It’s not a good idea to cosplay Rikku from X-2 if your overweight. But from this blog, I’ve learned - chubby girls can pull off THE SAME cosplays thin girls can. What rule in the world is there that says chubby girls can’t cosplay?
I’ve seen pictures that had motivational things that said ‘cosplay isn’t for everyone’. Okay, what makes it not for everyone? That’s can be a huge slap in the face. Like I belive love yourself, but dress in an inch. But honestly, how rude can people be?
If you have the confidence, and your not afraid to put yourself out there and cosplay. Do it. Seriously; show all those trolls, criticizers, and rude people say what they want. You are beautiful, we are human - overweight or not, black or white, tall or short, you define beauty. You could be labeled as the most hideous person on earth by people. And you know what? They are most likely jealous of your confidence. Flaunt what you have honey, just not in the wrong ways!
I love you all <3
I meant to send this sooner, but I don’t have a very good picture of the full outfit! The bad thing about being the designated photographer in a group is that sometimes my costumes miss the picture train.
Anyhow, I cosplayed Cherry Bomb at a few cons and for Halloween. :D I really love everything about it and felt really sexy. I’m 5’8 (6’ in the thigh high boot heels) and roughly 220lbs.
I’m Ahiru, on the left. That Princess Tutu with me was an actual ballerina and she was so super sweet. <3 This was one of my first serious cosplays. I made this while learning how to sew and I’m really proud of it. I was scared to do it at first cause in the show, Ahiru is super skinny and with my legs and that short skirt I was really nervous but I’m really happy with how this came out. Plus this picture was nice for me since it ended up being at a pretty flattering angle that makes me look a bit slimmer ^^U You can’t see the braid in this picture but it reaches down almost to the hem of the skirt. This picture was taken at Anime Boston 2010 =) I still have to work on a few things (i.e. the wig, better shoes, etc) but I love this cosplay and this character.
Austrian Succession Era France, Axis Powers Hetalia
I almost flaked out on this costume before I got halfway through the planning phase. It’s been done before, by some very STUNNING cosplayers, and while I’m hardly ashamed of my body (a size 14/16: 185lbs at 5’3” is overweight, but nothing terrible), there was a small part of me that worried that it wouldn’t turn out because I could never pull something so lithe and delicately flighty off.
Obviously, I went through with it anyway. And minus a few of the setbacks, I’m absolutely thrilled that it turned out as well as it did. (Though some of us are terrible self-critics, and I’m sure I could nitpick this to death.) And the reception was far better than I’d expected at all! But I also want to seriously thank you for this blog existing at all. I think we all need a little reaffirmation that we don’t need to be model thin to look good, or share cosplay as a hobby.
…is how many followers we have!
We’ve been back for less than a day, and gained about 15 new followers.
I think it’d be appropriate to mention that I plan on hosting a giveaway when we reach 1,500 followers! Seeing as we got our first 500 the day we started, and reach 1,000 by the end of the two week mark, I don’t think that’s too tall an order. It’ll be a followers-only type giveaway, and will have three prizes. These will probably consist of things like gift certificates to plus-size clothing shops online or other similarly specific things!
Be on the lookout, you never know when that number will jump up.
Dead Master from Black Rock shooter.
This was my first big cosplay project; I adjusted the costume a bit to fit my body type but all in all I really liked how it turned out; and surprisingly so did everyone else. >< I was extremely nervous about wearing this because of how self cautious I am and because the two other girls with me (Black Rock Shooter and Black Gold Saw) both had ‘perfect’ body’s.