Imitating Chibi Form

Wednesday, 23 September 2009, 22:30 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

I recently realized that I don’t often see “chibi” cosplayers at anime conventions.  Chibi in Japanese means “little”, but in anime it describes an art form distinguishable by large heads and short bodies.  They are often portrayed as child-like representations of adult anime characters.  With so many anime enthusiasts, it is simply a matter of […]

The Great Cosplay Challenge

Wednesday, 16 September 2009, 18:30 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

By the time I finished watching the first episode of Gankutsuou (the anime version of The Count of Monte Cristo) I was overcome with a desire to cosplay it.  This anime, which is based on a very old story, introduced a new and innovative method of coloring anime characters.  It really is difficult to describe […]

A Life of Cosplay – No Regrets

Wednesday, 9 September 2009, 18:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

I recently was introduced to an online podcast, “A Life Well Wasted” by Robert Ashley.  This growing “internet radio show” focuses on video games; however, they recently touched upon the subject of cosplay.  In “Episode Four: Artists, Fans, and Engineers” Ashley dedicates the first 16 minutes to the subject.  This carefully edited interview with Kelly, […]

SideWinder – The Portable Bobbin Winder

Wednesday, 2 September 2009, 18:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Bobbins are an essential part of your sewing project.  By feeding thread to your machine from below the sewing foot, the bobbin thread creates a stronger stitch than you would be able to sew by hand.  The one problem is that threading the bobbin must be your first preparatory step before you can begin sewing.  […]