This has been a long time coming. Earlier this year I started cosplaying again. It isn’t like I haven’t been involved in the local con scene these few years, but I haven’t really did Kigurumi cosplay during this time. Fall last year I got the itch again to get back to the place where I was during my initial university studies.
What made that time special was that I was running and was studying the stuff that I wanted to. Having decided to take a second degree, circumstances lined up for me to return to running. A short half year later I started kigging again.
Now it is fair to say that this style of cosplay is not for everyone and the masks can be a little much for many, but for me I just love the creative spaces that this style opens up. One isn’t bound by face shape, gender, and with the mask being solid and a little bigger than a regular human head allows proportions to be fudged a bit. Moreover as a photographer I absolutely love the creative options for photos and video. As a cosplayer I am not stuck worrying if my face is doing what I think it’s doing and just focus on posing.
I’m excited to be back in this hobby, and I will absolutely sing the praises of how running can really bring life to better places. I don’t want to obsess about losing weight, but I absolutely think it’s important to find ways to keep an active lifestyle as it has been such a positive force in my life.