Being in character can be an exhilarating experience, but it can also be exhausting to maintain all day. Choose a character that best reflects your personality and style. Taking regular breaks to drink water, eat, and rest is essential to your wellbeing. Most folks follow the unspoken rule that when a cosplayer is on break, you do not bother them for photos or signatures. Nobody wants to be bothered while they are eating with friends and ‘off-duty’.