I think I mention cosplay as an option for silk in every product description. And I’ll admit to a bit of bias there. I mean…I SELL silk. Of course I think it’s perfect for cosplay. But seriously, lycra gets all the love in the Cos-community, probably because of the eye popping, hip hugging, curve loving choices available to cosplay as. And Lycra is outstanding for curve hugging. But it doesn’t breathe well, and after hours on a convention floor, you sweat. And even the strongest deodorant will leave you with body stank after being trapped in non-breathable lycra all day.
Know what does breathe well? Silk (also linen, cotton, rayon, and hemp),,, but Silk breathes really well. Know what else hugs curves? Bias cut. The couture house most credited with bringing the elegance of bias cut to runways was Madame Madeleine Vionnet. Now, bias cut is not always the most practical or even the best cut for a garment. But not every, single, cosplay, calls for skin tight couture.
And cosplay is for everyone. If you read the linked wiki-site for cosplay, it creates an interesting link to masquerade balls and Carnival. Additionally, I was talking about the SCA with someone, who said it was like cosplay only more frequent. Which made me laugh because it’s true.
So seriously, whatever your costuming pleasure–From Disney Princess, to Marvel Hero, DC Villain to Blizzard Character, Civil War to Carnival–Whatever you love, you can make. Sometimes in Silk, sometimes in lycra, sometimes in polyester, and sometimes in worbla. But whatever you make, out of whatever medium, own it! Wear it with pride, even if it’s your first attempt. You MADE that! And that is AWESOME!