Craftsmanship can be a part of cosplay, but it does not NEED to be. Some people do not have the ability or time to make their own costumes and prefer to purchase or have someone else make them.
Cosplay is all about having fun and dressing up like our favorite characters. It is awesome if you like to make your cosplays from scratch, but don’t attack those who do not.
To me, personally, dressing up is the most exciting part of the costuming experience. I do not have the motor skills needed to sew, and I have more fun putting together outfits and buying beautifully-made pieces from other crafters.
I once had someone rag on my costume because I did not hand-sew the socks I had on. That is just silly! As long as I am happy with the way my cosplay looks and makes me feel, it doesn’t matter if I bought my socks at the mall.— Misa On Wheels (via cosplayinamerica)
Suddenly! Post-AMoL headcanon!
“Remus Dobby Potter, you were named after the two people who actually gave a shit about my well being. One of them was a house elf and I’d much rather see you become that than a fucking Slytherin. Don’t come back unless you’re wearing red and gold you little shit.”
*red and gold or a pillowcase