So, before I go into the actual ways of coming up with an alias, I have to admit how this article was inspired. I logged on to check the stats of the ol’ blog while I was thinking about what type of article to write when my eyes fell upon the search terms that accessed the blog. There was some photographers, some cosplayers, and then there was the term “how to make a cosplay alias”. Voila! XD
So, the first thing to think about is how you want to represent yourself. Do you want just a play on your name, such as Rynn? Maybe something cute like Pinkbunnie? Something similar to a character’s name like SSFSeiyakou? Things of that nature are a big thing to think about. Also, do you want to have just one single name or a full name, like Khamryn or Omi Gibson?
I know most aliases are born from nicknames given by friends, which is a great way to choose one. They know your personality and likes best, plus it adds some lasting sentimental value to the name. Many are things you just like and play off of, like mine which was born of my wonderful obsession with unicorns, then altered via a play on letters.
It’s not a hard task to think of an alias for yourself, but it should have some deeper meaning to you. It should be something that feels represents you on some level, whether personally or very outwardly. It should basically feel like a second name for yourself. I can’t say just pull one out of a hat and go with it, or that it should be chosen a specific way, but I can say make sure that it’s the one for you. ❤