FanimeCon 2010 Panels

Thursday, 27 May 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Announcements

Kricket Costumes will be presenting two panels at FanimeCon 2010: Costume Maintenance Saturday, May 29th, at 10:00 am Marriott Salon 1:2 Join us as we discuss how to extend the life of your costume, from the building stages to convention travel to packing and storing your costumes. We will share common mistakes and best practices, […]

The Price We Pay

Tuesday, 25 May 2010, 12:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

If you attend anime conventions for leisure, it can easily become an expensive hobby.   Consider for a moment the cost of each anime convention, including parking, admission, food, hotel room, dealer’s room, and even the materials for your costume.  But instead of letting these expenses spoil your weekend, you should consider different methods for saving […]

Quality Pictures Without a Camera

Thursday, 20 May 2010, 12:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

As a cosplayer, I make it a priority to schedule an official “photo shoot” during each convention; this usually results in me wandering around the convention center and the surrounding streets as I search for a location.  Ideally, your photo shoots would be scheduled during the first day of the convention, when your costume is […]

Behind Schedule?

Tuesday, 18 May 2010, 10:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

I never seem to get any sleep the night before a convention and it’s not because I am nervous with anticipation.  Typically, I’m trying to finish some minute detail such as altering a glove or painting props.  About two years ago, I promised myself that I would never bring my sewing machine to a convention and […]

Changing the Color of Your Wig

Thursday, 13 May 2010, 12:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

When it comes to dying your wig, there are several options from which you can choose.  In the past, we have experimented with colored sharpies, cheap hairspray, and acrylic paints.  Although each method has its own adverse side effects (such as staining your costume or making your wig impossible to comb), we have learned how […]

Purchasing Quality Wigs

Tuesday, 11 May 2010, 12:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Although wigs can be made from human hair, synthetic fiber wigs are the most common and the least expensive. You can expect to purchase a wig for about forty dollars; however, price is not always a good indicator of quality. Rather, we wish to teach you how to recognize a quality wig based upon a […]

Getting Started: Wig Supplies

Thursday, 6 May 2010, 12:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

If you are preparing to style your cosplay wig, we recommend purchasing some important tools before you get started. While many of these tools can be purchased from local beauty stores and wig shops, the simplest method is ordering all of your supplies online  from our favorite cosplay wig specialist: Petting Zoo Wigs.  Below, we […]

Anime Synopsis: Angel Beats

Tuesday, 4 May 2010, 12:00 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

Otonashi is having a hard time accepting that he’s dead.  After all, he’s at a seemingly normal high school, filled with seemingly normal students, other than the girl aiming a rifle at a quiet silver haired “angel.”  One quick demise later, he learns that he’s stuck in a strange limbo with other deceased students fighting […]