https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22nDAwy6SDs I shot a Q&A video while I was away at MCM. Get a look at my Black Canary costume in action and hear me answer questions about going professional in cosplay, photographers and cosplay confidence.
Cosplay make-up can work a little differently to your everyday look. I make no claims to being an expert but I've learnt a few things along the way. Consider this a tips post, not a tutorial. Face Think about skin tone. You can adjust your own tone a little, but (unless you're being Harley Quinn … Continue reading Cosplay 101: Make-up Basics
Cosplay often involves a lot of weird fabrics, and we're all trying to obtain impossible comic book shapes in our costumes. After hours building a costume, you can often find yourself what in the hell you're supposed to wear underneath it. Here's my guide to cosplay underwear. Most of this will be relevant to … Continue reading Cosplay 101: What Lies Beneath
You've waited for months. You've queued for hours. You're finally in the the convention hall, and there they are. The cosplayers. Like a strange alien species in elaborate armour, light-up props and monster heels. Now what? I know some people feel shy about approaching cosplayers, so here's my guide on the etiquette of interacting with … Continue reading Cosplay 101: Interacting With Cosplayers
One of the best compliments as a cosplayer is someone asking to take your photo. If you're not a natural in front of a camera though (I'm certainly not!) it can be a bit awkward knowing what to do with yourself. Whether it's hall shots or a full photoshoot, here's some tips to help you … Continue reading Cosplay 101: Photos and Photoshoots
Wigs. A cosplayer's best friend and worst enemy. Personally, I'll find all kinds of workarounds to avoid using one, as I find them awkward to work with and hot to wear. Sometimes there's no avoiding it though. I've always used one for Poison Ivy, and have plenty of plans that will require a wig too. … Continue reading Cosplay 101: Wigs
Travelling in cosplay can be an interesting experience. I usually travel in cosplay, but there are things to be considered. Where can I change when I get there? If you're planning to change when you arrive at the convention, check that there is actually somewhere to do so first. If you're planning on changing in … Continue reading Cosplay 101: Travelling In Cosplay
Much like blogging, at some point cosplay hits a point where you start asking yourself questions about marketing. Should you be doing it at all, or does that just make you a bit vain? For cosplayers, the most popular online presence seems to be a Facebook page. You can (of course) find those of us … Continue reading Cosplay 101: Do I Need a Facebook Page?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afVmPzo6i0Y My Firefly Cargo Crate came! This time around it was Jayne themed. There was a lot of squealing....
Have you ever felt an affinity with a fictional character? You know you have a fictional twin when other people in your life keep telling you about it too. There are a lot of reasons I am Robin Scherbatksy, of How I Met Your Mother, and I spend a lot of time being told "Oh … Continue reading Reasons I am Robin Scherbatsky