If we go to the definition of pure and simple, cosplay (Kosupure in Japanese) is the contraction that arises from the English terms costume (disguise) and play (play). Therefore, the meaning of cosplay is “playing dress-up”, literally speaking. If you are interested in the world of manga and anime, continue reading; because we will tell you about a tool that will be a game-changer: Text Reader For Cosplayers (ﾉ´ з `)ノ
Cosplay is a perennial fashion that on many occasions become a lifestyle; and for some years now it has been a truly mass phenomenon, especially in Japan and other Asian countries. Little by little, this phenomenon has been reaching the West, establishing itself as a very influential branch of entertainment and show business.
This is reflected in the anime and manga conventions, which attract thousands of fans, and in which cosplay plays a fundamental role.
Generally, cosplay is focused on characters from the world of anime and manga. Some of the most popular are Android 18 cosplays, a character from the Dragon Ball franchise, or Bowsette cosplays, a character from the Mario universe created by the fan community.
However, little by little the popularity of cosplays in other sectors of entertainment is increasing. We have examples of this with cosplays of video game characters or cosplays from movies and series.
How To Do A Cosplay? (^˵◕ω◕˵^)
The first thing to do when cosplaying a character is to analyze it thoroughly. A good cosplay is not only dressing up with the typical clothes of the character, but you have to try to imitate him in all possible aspects, from his gestures and ways of expressing himself, even in his character.
Choosing the right outfit is obviously essential to a successful cosplay. The more faithful the clothes are to what the character is wearing, the more convincing the cosplay will be. Thus, it is very important to make a good study of everything you are wearing; including accessories, so that you can then buy everything you need in your favorite store. Later on, we will do another article on the best online and physical cosplay stores.
Nor should we forget about the possible makeup that in many cases we will need. A good makeup job can mean the difference between a good cosplay, or an amazing cosplay, so it’s worth spending time on.
There are characters for whom we will not need great efforts, but others have characteristics that play a very important role when it comes to tracing it. So you have to be detailed with the key aspects.
Use Woord: The Best Text Reader For Cosplayers
Woord is a text to speech app with realistic voices. It is free and available for download on computers and smartphones. This software automatically optimizes the MP3 audio file it converts for the specific device you choose. Woord‘s AI allows you to produce realistic voices in more than 20 languages, including Japanese. In addition, it has different dialects in different languages and a variety of genres.
The free version offers high-quality voices, an extension for Google Chrome and free download of audio in MP3 format. Likewise, the Pro versions of this Saas have an SSML editor; Woord‘s Premium versions allow you to modify the text to add pauses, sounds and tones. We recommend you to explore the paid versions of Woord, as they are low cost and grants you the 100% ownership of intellectual property for all files.
How to “speak” Japanese with Woord?
Using Woord is really simple since its interface is extremely intuitive. One of the advantages of this text to speech converter is that you can convert any file to text, such as PDF; but also images or gifs, among others. So, this is how to do it:
- First, you must choose the format in which your text is written; some of the options you can choose from are pdf, txt, doc(x), pages, odt, ppt(x), ods, non-DRM epub, jpeg, png.
- Once this is done, select some settings for the audio: gender of the voice, the language of the voice -in this case, Japanese- and, voice speed, and device profiles.
- Finally, press the button ‘speak it!’ and it’s done; the audio will be ready in a few seconds. You can listen to it before downloading and go back if it needs some more editing.
Simple, right? With this tool it doesn’t matter if you know Japanese or not, you can take some prepared phrases with you or create on the spot whatever you want to say to your audience.