“It also may take you a lot longer if you’re doing armor or if you’re doing things you’ve never done before,” Kerner said. Both Kerner and Koehler encourage new cosplayers to get into it. My first cosplay was awful… However, thrift shops can also offer options for costumes, especially for someone first starting out in cosplaying. Make sure you do not mind before ordering. Earlier this month, while dressed as Superman, female cosplay costumes Mr Tregale along with a Super Team member dressed as Batman helped arrest a shoplifter on the run from a supermarket.