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Geek & Cosplay

Cosplay 101: What Lies Beneath

  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 …

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Cosplay 101: Interacting With Cosplayers

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 …

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Cosplay 101: Photos and Photoshoots

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 …

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Cosplay 101: Travelling In Cosplay

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 …

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Cosplay 101: Prop Safety

This could mostly be summed up by Wheaton’s Law; don’t be a dick. Prop safety is easy with a little forethought. Whether you’re working with guns, blades or anything else, a little thought goes a long way. Design Think about safety all the way through the design process. A heavy prop is going to be …

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Cosplay 101: Convention Survival Guide

Conventions are the highlight of a cosplayer’s calendar. However, while it’s exciting, they can also be tiring! I’ve covered convention self-care before, so this guide is tailored to the first time cosplayer or convention attendee. Choose your event! There are a huge number of conventions around the country now, from huge-scale events like MCM to …

Lifestyle

Friday Round Up: Project 365 Days 29 – 35

Links, loves and the last week in Project 365. Busy week! Such a busy week. I started the week up North with David, for a cosplay shoot with the wonderful Gonzography in Doncaster. The photos are gradually going up on my Facebook page, if you’d like to see them! I caught up with some cosplay …