Just a forewarning,
I’m going to be giving my blog a bit of a make over, so if it suddenly starts not working properly or looking demented for a bit, that’s just the work in progress :3
this question totally just made my day <3
you are a genuis!! the pipe is something I’m definitely going to have to look into making now *A* (especially as I don’t think I realistically have time to do the spiked bat before Kitacon) thank you so much for the idea!!!
as for how I choose, to be honest it varies. With Hozuki as an example, I never intended to cosplay anything from that series—but I really fell in love with the anime and that usually ends up with me cosplaying something out of love for the series.
More often than not though I go by character design, I tend to look at the outfits and props characters have in series I’m watching and tend to pick what I think will be the most fun to make! Fai’s a good example of this :3
Then sometimes people ask me to cosplay certain characters they think will suit me with them and if I enjoy the series I tend to end up doing them as well xD