To those who commission/buy and those who make, what's your general opinion on commissions/buying cosplay?
I try and make my own cosplay, but I cant sew to save my life and my perfectionist attitude leaves me embarrassed by the product and I never take pictures of it in cons and store it forever after that one use. I always get told it'll get better after time, but I really don't have the time, money, and energy to end up doing this at every con. I'd rather use the money to support another cosplayer, save myself the time and stress of making it, and end up with a product I'll actually be proud to wear multiple times.
While I know the general idea is to just not claim it as my own and everything will be fine, it's still embarrassing for me get around to commissioning, knowing everyone most likely made theirs. How do you get rid of that feeling?
Sorry to blog post