Anonymous said: You seem to be a hella awesome person with her life more less together. So, I'm wondering if you had an answer to a question I have. QUESTION: So you do a lot of cosplaying and going to conventions and stuff and i would do that too but I can't even sometimes go to school because of how bad my social anxiety is. Just thinking about being around that many people makes me want to crawl back into my dark hole, how can I cosplay, meet actors, and go to conventions when I can't bring myself to get up?
Well thank you!
Ok so I get really huge crowd anxiety which is kind of weird considering how many cons I go to. Some tips that help me are to make sure you bring someone that you’re comfortable with. I usually go with my best friend, Zoe; that way, I have someone familiar with me that I can focus on if things get too crazy.
Secondly, bring snacks and water!! It’s super important to keep your body fueled! Sometimes at cons things get overwhelming and you don’t think you’re hungry, but trust me, YOU’RE HUNGRY (and need water!)!! Making sure you keep snacking and drinking water will help the con go smoother.
Lastly, there are always quiet corners of the cons, even in the exhibit halls! Find them and try to memorize where they are so that you have a quiet place to retreat to. And, make sure you go outside! A breath of fresh air, away from the hecticness of the con can help more than you realize!
Getting through crowds at big cons like comic con can be difficult, but I try to focus on what I want to find. I’ll look through the exhibitor list and pick out specific booths I want to find, and find them. Focus on the person you’re with, what you want to find, or the aspects of others’ costumes. Try to distract yourself as much as possible.
I hope this helps and that you end up going to a con! Start off with a smaller one if you can!
Best of luck to you! <3