if people can spend many hours and lots of money creating cosplay outfits, i don’t see why they can’t also get in shape to play an anime character (who most likely is in shape).
Here is the thing…
One: “getting in shape” it’s not as easy as you may think, that takes a lot of time, dedication and will and personally the people who work hard to accomplish this have all my respect.
Second the comic book / anime / videogames characters more often than not have very idealized (not to mention oversexualized) body types that are very far from representing the average person.
You can even skip my two previous points because most importantly cosplayers are in no obligation to fit anyone’s particular viewpoint on beauty or body type, you can like or dislike as much as you want how someone looks on his/her outfit but projecting that as a rule for cosplayers it’s just wrong.
cosplayers anyone loves positive reactions to their outfits but that doesn’t mean they have to be governed by what other people think, less so by the self appointed cosplay body police.
I’m aware there is also a competition aspect to cosplaying and judgment is involved there but I’ll let that part of the discussion to “profesional cosplayers”
Have a nice day