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Movavi Stories: How to Make a Cosplay Vlog on YouTube

November 24, 2020
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Is it possible to run TikTok, Instagram and YouTube at once – and gather over 800K followers in total? Yes – if you’re a Myth!

Meet Myth, a nonbinary cosplayer who runs three social media platforms – and does it all alone. Myth is loved on TikTok, widely recognized on Instagram and actively growing a YouTube channel which currently accounts for over 1.3M views.

Here’s the story of Myth to inspire all our amateur YouTubers out there – particularly those who’ve chosen Movavi software to bring their ideas to life.

I’m using Movavi Video Editor Plus for my YouTube videos, and I actually love it. It’s fantastic, and it’s really easy to use – you don’t have to go through lots of tutorials to start working on it.

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How I Transformed My Hobby Into a Blog

I’ve been into cosplay for almost 15 years since I was a teenager. I never quite grew up from dressing up, and then it went into doing it for fun.

Before going online, I used to dress up at home and didn’t speak about it with a lot of people. Once I started posting myself on TikTok, I slowly started gaining some confidence. I was met with so much love and support from this platform, there were so many lovely people. It’s completely changed me, and I wouldn’t have started YouTube if initially it wasn’t for TikTok.

@mythicaliitySee on both sides ???? ##genderfluid ##nonbinary♬ American Boy but Shibuya is there too – goalsounds

I never really learned to be a blogger, I’ve been watching lots of YouTubers for years – ever since YouTube actually started. I’ve grown up learning from other Let’s Play bloggers – my channel is quite similar to what they do. I did google a lot of things, mostly to find out more about the equipment I need. Blogging has kinda come naturally to me after watching so many YouTubers.

How I Switched from TikTok to Instagram and YouTube

When I was just starting out on TikTok, I was mostly using trends and trendy audios, utilizing hashtags and finding my little niche with the characters that I cosplay. I tried to fit into various trends, even silly ones, like different dancing challenges and etc.

@mythicaliity##duet with @alikandhoney as JJ! I’ve been waiting to duet this forever ##antisepticeye ##jamesonjackson ##jse♬ original sound – Blue

Once I gained a sufficient audience on TikTok, I launched Instagram, and then finally set up a YouTube channel. I simply encouraged my TikTok audience to follow me on other platforms. Obviously, my TikTok audience is still way bigger – it’s over 800K, and on YouTube it’s about 71K. But my favourite is YouTube, definitely. I can have a bit more fun and freedom with videos I post there. Also the algorithms for TikTok lately haven’t been very kind. To me, YouTube offers a lot more.

How Much It Costs to Run My Blogs

I don’t really spend much on my social media. I used to spend a lot on attending offline events such as various conventions, but once the pandemics started, it all stopped. When I started diving into YouTube, I’ve spent quite a bit on equipment – such as a Blue Yeti microphone, a powerful computer, a decent ring light… But still, that’s not too overwhelming. I’m still building up my YouTuber gear. I also invest in my costumes: some of them were made by me, others were bought from Ebay and charity shops.

What I don’t spend any money on is any paid promotion campaigns – I’m fine without using them.

How I Make My Videos Different From the Rest

I do various genres, but what my audience enjoys most are my let’s play’s – the videos with me playing a video game while cosplaying the character I’m playing. Other things like Q&A’s, cooking videos and unboxing also seem to be popular, but nothing comes close to those let’s play’s. There are many game vloggers out there, but I haven’t seen anyone dressing up as their characters. So basically I’ve combined the two things I like most – video games and cosplay.

How to Make Blogging Your Job

Aside from blogging, I also work in a pet store. I would eventually like blogging to become my full-time job, but for now I have to manage both. I’ve already got a YouTube partnership, which isn’t big money but still good. I also have two sponsorships coming up quite soon in my next couple of videos, which is really exciting. TikTok also has its own partnership program – but again, it doesn’t bring that much money. Aside from that, I’ve also got a pattern account for donations.

I’m very lucky with my audience – they are really responsive. They support me a lot, and they do always react when I’m asking them to participate.

I do it all alone, and that’s where a lot of my time goes. A lot of people think it’s easy to be a blogger. Well, it’s not: for example, editing YouTube videos takes hours, and there’s also filming and other stuff you need to do.

Luckily, I do get support from the people around me. My husband is happy to let me work part-time, so I can focus on what I like. My family appreciates it as well. And, of course, I have lots of cosplaying friends.

Tips For Amateur YouTubers

1. Just do it. When you’re starting out, you can simply grab your phone and shoot. That’s exactly what I did in the beginning. You definitely don’t need to buy expensive equipment at once, although it definitely does help.

2. Keep calm and carry on working. What’s really important is practicing what you do and becoming good at it. With cosplay, it means mastering makeup to perfection. If it’s something else that you’re doing – again, make sure you practice it a lot.

3. Believe in yourself. you need to have confidence and not fear anything that people might say to you on the Internet. They shouldn’t stop you from doing what you love.

4. Don’t feed trolls. You will have haters on every platform – just get used to it and learn to ignore the negativity. In most cases it’s best to just block them.

5. Fake it till you make it. Learning to talk on camera isn’t easy, but the only way is to keep trying until it feels natural. Push yourself out of your comfort zone – until you feel comfortable with what you’re doing.

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