July 5, 2022

How can you find your cyberpunk style? Here’s 9 easy steps

How can you find your cyberpunk style?

Whether if you’re new to this. Or if you’re an experienced cosplayer looking to better plan out your next ideas, planning out your cosplays is definitely important. You might think it’s as easy as clicking the “Buy” button on a cyberpunk website. But if you want your cyberpunk cosplay to look the best as possible, then there’s definitely a lot more to it than that.

Don’t worry about that! That’s what this post is about.

IN THIS ARTICLE, I’LL GIVE YOU 9 EASY STEPS ON HOW CAN YOU PLAN A COSPLAY. FOLLOW THESE STEPS IN ORDER AND NOT ONLY WILL YOU HAVE A HASSLE-FREE EXPERIENCE, BUT YOU’LL ALSO SAVE A LOT OF TIME AND MONEY.

Without further ado, let’s go and get started!

1. DETERMINE YOUR BUDGET

What?! The first priority of cyberpunk style choice has nothing to do with the costume itself? Yes!

I feel that your budget so far will determine your style. We want to be realistic with the style you can afford to do at the moment.

For example, while it’s great you want to wear with a full set of clothing and mask, truth be told, that will cost a lot of money. So if you’re a broken cyberpunk fan, you probably don’t want to do an expensive try like that.

How much does cyberpunk fashion generally cost? I wrote an entire article about it; you can click here to read it. But to sum it up, there are 3 levels of cosplay prices:

  • Low cost = under $100

  • Mid-level cost = $100-$300

  • High level cost = Over $300

So before you decide on the style, please first determine how much money you have to spend on it. Obviously the more money you have, the better experience you may have. But do not worry about it if you can’t. There are a plenty of choices that are budget-friendly and still look great.

Okay, with that out of the way…now we can…

2. DECIDE ON THE OCCASSION

This is probably the most fun part on how can you find your cyberpunk style. Assuming you already know your budget, here are two questions you need to answer on how to decide on the occassion:

  • Where are you going to with your cyberpunk style?

CYBERPUNK MASK makes a perfect choice for people in many occasions, such as Halloween parties, Carnivals, role-playing, costume parties, vendetta themed parties, anonymous parties, events, movie scenes, etc.

  • What are you going to do with your cyberpunk style?

Cyberpunk product is not a safety or protective gear. It can only used to show your characteristics, film and share photos on your social platforms.

You should figure out the two things before you determine your own cyberpunk style.

I’ve made a variety of posts when it comes to cyberpunk occassion, check some of these out:

3. SET A DEADLINE FOR YOUR CYBERPUNK

If you want to wear your new cyberpunk cosplay at the next activitiy you plan to attend, then it’s definitely a good idea to set a deadline. You don’t want to be leaving things to the last minute, which could lead to con crunch or hoping your costume arrives on time…both can definitely be stressful!

So give yourself plenty of time to get your style ready for the next con to wear. And in the case of buying clothing, you’ll want to anticipate shipping delays, especially today with the pandemic messing everything up.

4. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT SIZE AND MEASUREMENTS

Alright, now that you’ve decided what style you want to try, there’s the last thing you want to do. It’s making sure you have the right size and measurements. I preach this many times on my blog; having the cosplay fit you well with make you look a lot better. If the cloth or mask is too small or big on you, it won’t look as good.

Here’s how to measure yourself. Get a friend or family member to measure out your body and write down your measurements. Write the measurements down on paper or on your phone for future reference; these numbers will be handy because every site has their own different sizes. But if you know your body measurements, it doesn’t matter because you’ll easily be able to pick the right size on any site. Knowing your body measurements is super handy!

5. COLLECT REFERENCE PHOTOS

I highly recommend saving a bunch of photos of the model whose style you like, in a folder on your computer or you can print it out as well. Having reference photos will make your life a lot easier! By having a visual reference, you can see which clothing and materials you’ll need for the character. It’ll also give you ideas on how to look the best.

6. BUY THE COSTUME

If you plan on making the mask or costume yourself, you can skip this section and move to the next one.
With that said, now it’s time to buy the costume from a store.
I recommend looking at more than one website when choosing a cosplay to buy. That way, you can compare the different prices and see which ones offer the best value.
If you want a complete guide on the best cosplay websites out there, click here to read my article about it.

7. COLLECT MATERIALS AND ACCESSORIES

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(Photo of reference photos showing all accessories)

If you already bought your costume and received it, then congratulations to you. You’ve mostly done! With that said, you’re likely missing a few accessories and footwear to go along with it. If that’s the case, then now is the time to go ahead and find those materials in the store (or get them commissioned). With your reference photos, you can easily see all the stuff you need to complete your cosplay.

Now if you’re making your own mask or accessories, then it is the time to collect materials for your cyberpunk. This could be the fabric, the tools needed to put it together and other materials. There’s definitely a lot that can go into making cyberpunk cosplay, so the sky is the limit!

8. “TEST” OUT THE COSPLAY AT HOME

Now that your cyberpunk style is ready to go, I would recommend testing it out at home before you wear it to the convention. Give it a test run and wear the mask or accessory. Because there may be things that aren’t 100 percent with it. Maybe one of the parts isn’t working properly. Or the mask fit awkwardly.

By getting a good look in the mirror before wearing it at an actual convention, you can tune and perfect your cyberpunk cosplay, and see if there’s any adjustments that need to be made. Better to take care of these things before the convention takes place.

9. SHOW YOUR COSPLAY TO THE WORLD!

The best part about cosplay is showing it off to the world!

Finally, it’s time to wear your cyberpunk at the convention! Admire the mask or accessories you made or you bought and show it off to the cosplay world! Relish and feel great when someone asks for your photo.

SUMMARY

To summarize, here are the 9 steps on how do you plan a cosplay:

  1. Determine your budget
  2. Decide on the occassion
  3. Set a deadline for your cyberpunk
  4. Make sure you have the right size and measurements
  5. Collect reference photos
  6. Buy the mask or something
  7. Collect materials and accessories
  8. “Test” out at home
  9. Show your photos to the world!

Hope this helps you when it comes to how can you find your cyberpunk style!

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