For some people, cosplay is a fun hobby. All they want out of their experience is a fun, geeky time with friends. But for those wanting to pursue cosplay more seriously, or even pursue cosplay as a career, marketing is an essential part of the equation.
I'm excited to announce that I just released my first eBook!
"How to Launch a Successful Cosplay Patreon" is exactly what it says on the tin — a quick read, packed with actionable advice on starting your first cosplay Patreon campaign.
When Arya first wore her House of Black and White robes in Season 5 of Game of Thrones, I practically threw a party. She'd been wearing the same outfit for three full seasons, and while I loved that the costume was recognizable... I really wanted to be able to make something new. So I jumped on it pretty immediately, even though the costume was pretty much exclusively shown in dark scenes, and very difficult to make out.
When I created my Pokémon Go trainer’s costume at light speed the weekend after the game was released, I had no idea that it would explode into thousands of new followers and dozens of commission requests. Unfortunately, I’m really not the commissioning type — I barely have enough time to sew for myself as it is! But what I can do for all the Pokétrainer hopefuls out there is walk you through how I put together my costume, so you can take a stab at your own!
I recently announced that I'm working on a cosplay group of Hannah Alexander's art nouveau Disney princess designs for Denver Comic Con 2016! I've been so excited about this project that I just couldn't wait to get started, even though there are a half dozen costumes I have planned for before then. So, this past weekend I put together the flower crown for Snow White! I wanted to make sure it was extra secure, since nothing will ruin a convention experience like having to deal with a costume that's falling apart. It turned out really well, so I thought I'd share my method!
Sorry for the huge delay between posts! Don't you hate how life gets in the way of more important things, like cosplay?
So at long last, here it is: The edging tutorial! I thought this would be a quick task, but it took me nearly ten hours in total. So don't put it off to the last minute like I did! And pick a good show to marathon (I picked The Tudors, because... costume porn).
This one's gonna be short and sweet! Although you guys haven't gotten to see my Needle in photos yet (April! I'm so excited!!), I have replaced that cheap gold Musketeer monstrosity with a sword that, while still not perfectly accurate in the hilt/guard region, is lightyears closer to the Needle used in the show.
Ever wanted to have a replica of Jareth's cool, occult-looking pendant from the 80s classic movie, "Labyrinth"? Don't lie, of course you have. Well, luck is on your side — not only did I put together a tutorial for making your own pendant with just a handful of easily-acquired materials, but I'm also holding a contest so that one lucky commenter can win the pendant I made in the video! Watch the video to learn how you can win.
I really wanted to get this up earlier, but I severely miscalculated the amount of cord I'd need (now I'm recommending 3x the yardage of your webbing for cord) and then there was a snafu with the shipment, so long story short, I don't have my lacing finished yet and may be waiting weeks yet for the rest of my cord. But I know some of you are following this tutorial for Halloween, so I decided to just push forward and put up this segment anyway!
Okay, first off I want to say that I have very little experience patterning clothing, and that there are probably a million better and more accurate ways to do this. You should probably skip this section of the tutorial and try... literally anything else.
...sticking around? Okay, onward!