For many, life is a never-ending battle to achieve a slim waistline. Some try fad dieting, others exercise, but the most painful part of trying to lose weight is not seeing results. Yet one woman found a way to stay motivated and lost an amazing 20 kg (44 lbs).
Her motivator? Cosplay! But she didn’t want to simply dress in costume for her own pleasure. This woman’s goal was to maintain her D cup breasts, slim down her stomach, and wear the skimpiest outfit she could find.
Around ten years ago, Rolan Ajo of Taiwan weighed over 70 kg (154 lbs) and decided to try cosplay for the first time. But Ajo was disappointed with her reflection in the mirror and felt bad about her body.
“What I saw was the fat version of my favorite anime character. My impression of the character instantly crumbled…I was laughed at and looked down on because I was so fat and it broke my heart,” she remembers bitterly.
From that point, Ajo’s diet began. But it wasn’t an easy road to becoming slim. “I knew I had to not eat so much in order to lose weigh, but I quickly rebounded. If I relaxed and tried to have fun losing weight, I gained weight,” she admits.
Whenever Ajo’s spirits were crushed, she turned to cosplay for support. She thought of the cosplay costumes she wasn’t able to fit in and visualized being able to wear them. She also imagined how happy she would be when she was finally able to wear a very revealing costume. With cosplay as her motivator, Ajo succeeded in losing 20 kg (44 lbs) after ten years of dieting.