It’s the question that has plagued cosplayers since the beginning of fandom.
“That would be a really cool costume! …But can I make it?”
“I’ve got this great idea for a cosplay! …But should I do it?”
“That would look amazing! …But is it a good idea?”
Many cosplay plans have been killed by indecision before they ever got started, and many costuming offenses have been committed that could have been easily avoided. To guide you in making your cosplay life choices, here’s a handy flowchart for those facing that first step.