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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: Where Do I Get a Costume?

You’ve decided to dive into the crazy world of cosplay. You’ve chosen your character. Now…where do you find the costume? There’s actually a lot of ways you can sort out the costume. Get your research done first. Go back to the source material, google the hell out of your character and save a whole bunch …

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Cosplay 101: Who Should I Cosplay?

I see this question asked so much. Who should I cosplay? The answer, quite simply? WHOEVER YOU WANT! Ok, this would be a pretty short post if I left it there, so here’s some things to consider when choosing a character to cosplay. What do you love? Think about your very favourite movies, games, TV …

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Cosplay 101: What is Cosplay Anyway?

Leading a double life as a cosplayer and a blogger leads to a lot of confused lifestyle and fashion bloggers turning to me at blog events and saying, “I hope you don’t mind me asking, but what actually is cosplay?” Fear not, confused people! Here’s my crash course on this weird little hobby of mine. Cosplay comes from …