I nearly forgot to write this, whoops. But I remembered, and that’s all that matters.

The prompt:

Anime Character You Are Most Similar To

This is really really difficult. Especially as a cosplayer. When you cosplay as a character, you ARE that character. Like whether you act like them generally or not. But it’s in your head that you are now that character. Like before I cosplayed as Kageyama, I liked him and all, but I didn’t feel like I was much like him besides maybe one or two traits. But after being called that name for two days and wearing that uniform, it’s like he’s a part of me now. And it’s the weirdest feeling. When I’m watching Haikyuu I’m like “Hey, that’s me,” but it’s really not? I don’t know if that makes sense at all, I’m really tired right now.

I don’t know if other cosplayers feel this, but I feel this every time. I already related to Haruhi and Maka beforehand, but it was different when I donned their outfit and now held their name. Maka has been my favorite cosplay because I think I kind of look like her, and in middle school my friends jokingly called me by her name. So it was easy to cosplay and hear the name referring to myself.

I’m off-topic, I know.

My answer is the characters I’ve cosplayed/will cosplay as.

So, this would be Maka (Soul Eater), Haruhi (OHSHC), Princess Mononoke (her name is San btw, everyone forgets this), Kageyama (Haikyuu), and in the future, Kenma (Haikyuu) and Jirou (My Hero Academia). Plus I relate heavily to Yuri Katsuki (but like everyone relates to him). I can’t really think of any others.

I know it was supposed to be one singular character, but I can’t single out a cosplay of mine, okay? The top two would be Maka and Haruhi though, since when I was younger my friends liked to call me their names.

I’m glad I didn’t forget to do this, and I’ll make sure I answer tomorrow’s prompt too, but earlier on.

(Also, I realized I went from most recent to oldest cosplay. So that Haruhi cosplay was baby 15-year-old me. I’m 17 in the Kageyama one, which was in November.)

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