All the time. It
is getting to the point where if something hasn't
gone wrong on the first day, you get a little bit
There have been times where I have had to fix glove gauntlets with coloured Duck tape, fix belt buckles with hot glue and even fix the cosplay itself with a needle and thread. No matter how much preparation you take to strengthen a cosplay, if something is going to go wrong, it will go wrong.
I think the most memorable moment
was whilst I was crossplaying (cosplaying as
someone of the opposite sex - ed.). When I
cos/crossplay (with the exception of Super Sentai) I
tend to go for concept pieces or less well known
characters that it would take a real die hard fan to
I think there has been an over-commercialisation in recent years of people doing the more popular characters, leaving the less popular characters under represented. The first time I did this in crossplay, I got an amazing reaction as there were quite a few people who knew the concept piece I was mimicking. It was a concept piece of Gender Bending Genshiken and was based on the premise that Tanaka would have lived Ohnoís lifestyle whilst cosplaying.