Cosplay Masquerade and You

Cosplay Masquerade and You

So, I recently revisited some old cosplay posts– updating the image and text a bit, and maybe you guys are tired of hearing me talk about cosplay and Sailor Moon– but maybe not. I wanted to talk about Cosplay because Fundy Fan Fest is coming up and we are hosting a Cosplay Masquerade! I think that’s pretty exciting, even if I won’t be taking part (cause I’ll be on staff). Shushuwafflez will be judging for…

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Cosplay Curious: Pokemon Trainers in Training

Cosplay Curious: Pokemon Trainers in Training

If you’ve been following along (or if you haven’t- welcome aboard!) I got Cosplay Curious after attending Fan Expo in 2014. I have completed exactly zero cosplays- til now. But I follow more than a few cosplayers and adore the work that people do. Really mind blowing stuff. What is a Pokemon Trainer? From the Pokemon Wiki: Pokémon Trainer is the term commonly used for a person who catches, occasionally names, and trains several different kinds…

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Top 5 Cosplayers I follow

Top 5 Cosplayers I follow

In 2014 I got the cosplay bug… I even almost finished one! Turns out I made the dress front backwards, which was minor really and I never got the wig or shoes finished, but it was pretty fun nevertheless. I’d like to finish that one, but I’d pretty much have to start from scratch now. In 2018 I have an event which doesn’t require a cosplay, but I feel like it needs one, so I…

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How To Help Fandoms Grow

How To Help Fandoms Grow

It’s never been a better time to be a fan. Geek culture has become mainstream and fan communities have, as a result, been able to grow and connect like never before. As a result it’s very common these days to see people of all ages embrace their favorite fandom and share the things they love. It may be comics or games or a specific intellectual property. From Pokemon to Harry Potter, being a geek has…

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Surviving a Convention (with children)

Surviving a Convention (with children)

Convention season is upon us! A couple years ago I attended my first ever BIG convention. It was Fan Expo’s 20th anniversary with the equivalent of a city in attendance. I believe it was something like 125,000 people over 4 days. It was amazing and insane. We spent a lot of time in Artist’s Alley and even more time waiting in line for photographs and autographs and food. It was an amazing experience- the staff…

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Halloween Comic Fest

Halloween Comic Fest

Halloween Comicfest is coming up and actually falls on Halloween this year!  October 31st starting at 9am we will have limited quantities of Free Comics to give away!  The comics are great for all ages and have a spooky Halloween theme! Don’t miss out on the adventures of fan favorite characters like Batman, Doctor Strange, Donald Duck, Sabrina, Spider-Man and more! This year we will have local cosplayers Travis and Dresdin from Acacin Armouries in…

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Cosplay Curious: Planning a Cosplay

Cosplay Curious: Planning a Cosplay

Updates on my end Not gonna lie- I’m excited to do this! I have bought all the fabric I need for Jem (unless I decide I feel the need to make her tights rather than buy them- but if I can buy them I absolutely will!). I also need to get earrings and probably some glitter glue or something to make the fabric shiny, and shoes… seems like buying stuff is half the battle! The…

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Cosplay Curious: Wig Wear and Care

Cosplay Curious: Wig Wear and Care

Wig Wear and Care We were a small, but mighty few this week, but I know I learned a lot just the same. This month we were focusing on wigs, how to wear them, style them, and care for them. Now, full disclosure, I’ve worn wigs. I have never styled them beyond a brush through or had to care for them- I’ve only ever borrowed them. So, I am guilty of a lot of ‘don’ts’- but…

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Cosplay Curious: Building Armor

Cosplay Curious: Building Armor

I missed this week’s get together. Steve brought home a fantastic illness tht left me at home with a headache and a scratchy throat, whining that I was going to miss Cosplay Night and all the great tips and discussion on building armor. Thankfully, I was provided with some great notes and pictures from Tina and Alaurea! Thanks ladies!! Also, I have changed my cosplay plans slightly to fit better into the time frame between…

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Cosplay Curious: Pattern Reading

Cosplay Curious: Pattern Reading

This week, Hilary walked us through the basics of reading a pattern and a bit about combining patterns. I can tell you from experience that Hilary has made some mind-blowing costumes, including my wedding dress, so I trust her expertise in this wholeheartedly. Onto the details… this is sort of a broad overview- we didn’t get into a lot of the more advanced stuff- gathering, stitch types, pleats… another time 😉   Some products that…

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