It can be really, really hard to step out in your first cosplay. I still get really nervous!!! I've only cosplayed a few times (not just for this reason lol) and it does get easier, I promise! How did I get over it? I just made my friends drag me! My first cosplay was a group cosplay, and we all bought or made them together so that we would be in sync. I felt much better this way because I wasn't so worried my cosplay would look the worst or anything like that! When people started commenting how they like my costume I started feeling better! Now, I don't mind going alone, but I always do a test run with cool, honest friends so that I can make sure it's going to get the compliments I know my hard work deserves! How about we all share our tips for being brave and getting out there in cosplay?