COSPLAY

costume design and more

Welcome to the land of all things cosplay. We discuss things like what is typically accepted as appropriate during conventions, typical costume construction, and much more.

July 26, 2018

When traveling to a convention on the other side of the country (or even world) you always need to find a place to stay, and normally that means staying in a hotel. Sure, it’s great for sleeping (and bathing regularly – See my last PSA), but more than anything, it’s yo...

July 12, 2018

Today I figured it would be a good time to address a stereotype among the geek and cosplay community that is many times true: Stale body odor. Yes, many times the world at large sees us as the unwashed masses, which we’ve all experienced standing in line on those last...

June 28, 2018

Do you love #cosplay? Are you biologically male? Thinking about wearing a form-fitting suit? Well, let me introduce you to a magical invention: A dance belt!

What’s a dance belt, you might ask? Originally created for male dancers in the #ballet (stay with me h...

June 14, 2018

[NOTE: If you saw this through Facebook, please help with our little experiment and give it some sort of reaction. Trying to get a better idea of reach, and it’ll be the only time we beg for likes Thanks!]
 

Most of you won’t see this PSA. Not because of nefarious gover...

May 17, 2018

I don’t normally use these articles to post on politically sensitive subjects. Blackface, being careful with realistic weapons as props, or telling people not to dress up like a Nazi should be common sense. They are issues that affect the cosplay community, things that...

May 3, 2018

As Deadpool 2 is coming out in a couple weeks, it seems like the perfect time to talk about the character and his popularity as a cosplay. I get the appeal: he’s a wise-cracking, nearly immortal anti-hero that breaks a lot of conventions in both storytelling and the co...

April 19, 2018

Today's PSA is on Blackface. "But Blackstar," I'm sure you might ask, "this topic has been written about endlessly!" You're right, and obviously people aren't getting the message if Instagram is anything to go off of. You'll notice I added a picture from the movie Whit...

April 6, 2018

I know, I know, running late tonight- So let’s do this thing!

The Post Office. Big in the news, not as popular anymore with the internet, but essential to the cosplay community. Artists of all stripes use it to ship their cosplay, props, and accessories to others around...

March 22, 2018

Today’s topic is one of the more controversial ones. For those who aren’t aware, Lobbyconning is the practice of showing up to a convention without buying tickets, only to hang in the lobby (or other outer areas) for the duration. Normally consisting of cosplayers and...

March 9, 2018

Kids are seriously the best part of cosplaying. There’s nothing quite as awesome as seeing a kid’s eyes light up with wonder and excitement to see one of their #heroes. We were all that #child at one point, dreaming of being a Jedi, Avenger, or anime character. Now tha...

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