Geek'd Con, Shreveport's comic con, is August 17th-19th, 2018 at the Shreveport Convention Center. The lineup includes WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley, the voice of Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon), the first woman to ever portray Supergirl Helen Slater, and MTV's Bam Margera. Tickets and full lineup are at GeekdCon.com

With Geek'd Con right around the corner, there are a lot of people putting the finishing touches on their cosplays for that weekend. But while that group finishes working on their projects, there's a whole different group considering doing a cosplay for the first time ever.

Most people have worn a costume before, for Halloween or a high school play, or something else. But cosplay for an event like this is just a little different. It's more about celebrating a character, franchise, or genere than trying to just make it through another Halloween.

Now cosplay can be expensive, and time consuming, but it doesn't have to be. There's a few ways to go about it, especially if it's your first time.

Don't be afraid if you've never tried cosplay before. Everyone has started at some point. Here are some pretty solid pointers we found on Youtube that should help you out!