Is an Expression of You

Post Of The Day

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Costume Dating. Not Just for Losers

Costume DatingThey continually get a bad rap. Everywhere they go, people point and give them strange looks. Do they
care? No! They are people who are making their own dating expression by costume dating and it's not just for losers.

What I mean is that if you actually take the time and talk to them, you find out that many costume daters are professionals and have a college education too. They may be making more money per week than you or I am!

Personally, I have to applaud singles who are brave enough to go out in public dressed in a costume with no  party to go to. It takes guts, free thinking and a streak of independence to walk around dressed like a mascot for a sports team or a creature from the world of faerie.

I have gotten to know a group a cosplay artists and I will tell you that they are normal people who just happen to love costuming as a favorite character. As I mentioned before, they are all college educated and manage to hold good paying jobs.

Dressing-up, whether for cosplay or dating requires time, skill and money. The costumes don't make themselves so a person must either buy them, which can get very expensive, or make your own. A cheaper alternative is to check out discount Halloween and party stores, but most of the time what is available to purchase lacks what you need to complete your ensemble.
Imagine putting on the make-up and body paint, arranging a wig or some form of head gear and turning your kitchen into a work room. The patience and skill required is commendable, not to mention the fortitude it takes to tramp around all day with possible 10lbs. or more of extra clothing on.

8 Good Points for Costume Dating

1. When you think about it, it is kinda hot. If you are a woman then you may be paired with a dashing hero from a romantic adventure manga and if you are a guy then a beautiful wood nymph or Lady Vampire.
2. You won't need to worry that the clothes you wore out last weekend are the same you are wearing this weekend.
3. No need to worry about someone that you know pointing their finger because if you are dressed-up they probably won't recognize you anyway!
4. Conversation must be easier since this is so new and different from the norm.
5. Going to a costume party? Sounds fun, when's the last time a lot of us have actually done that?
6. If they introduce you to other costumers, you may meet some rather cool new contacts who just happen to be very talented.
7. At the very least it seems like a fun and different way to break up a "same old thing type of routine".
8. Going along with number 7 I think it can be beneficial to anyone to experience new things because it may just break a negative or unproductive pattern that you have. Such as being way to bored with a current type of dating or person. Feeling down because you are not having any fun or new experiences. Or if you are just plain feeling the blues, then I feel doing something different is just what you need to put you back in the swing of things.

I am not telling you that I think we all should devote ourselves to putting on strange outfits and going out in public but that it seems an OK way to add some variety and fun into your life. Maybe, just try it or do it occasionally for a change of pace.

Some people raise issues about the types of personalities that may participate in these kinds of match-ups but I don't think it is any different than any form of interest or at most, fetish. Granted, you may want to watch out for signs of strange behavior, especially if you don't know the person but that is true no matter what you are doing.

As I mentioned the group of cosplay artists may tend to date amongst themselves but are actually totally normal and you would never know they dressed up if they didn't tell you. You would never know.

In closing I will mention that I am not an affiliate of any program promoting this type of dating. I am posting this because I think it is interesting and has potential value in more than one way, to many individuals.

I think that I would sort of enjoy walking around with a girl dressed up in Gothic clothing or a faerie outfit. How about you?

Leave your comments below and make a dating expression!

No comments

Post a Comment

More from Dating Expression

Recent Posts