Seasonal Photography: Fall

Friday, 21 October 2011, 12:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly Autumn is the twilight of the seasons.  In this time of transition, plants bask in a full radiance of color only to be promptly consumed by death.  This season embraces opposites–warm, cold, bright, dark– and will provide you with a range of photo opportunities, depending on the overall mood and composition you desire. […]

Cosplaying with Animals

Thursday, 13 October 2011, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly The cosplay community might witness a new trend in cosplay soon; this one, surprising enough, involves dressing animals in cosplay outfits.  Although few hotels and conventions allow pets to roam freely, you can probably find some outdoor spaces to might accommodate your furry friend.  Certainly, that is what one man did when he […]

Building Feathered Wings

Thursday, 6 October 2011, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly I often attribute the success of my most popular costume to its hand-made feathered wings. *  *  *  *  * The “winged ones” are members of an exclusive social order, revered as if they were royalty.  The presence of their feathery wings evokes images of mythological creatures who are unnaturally powerful and graceful.  […]

Cosplay: The Series

Thursday, 29 September 2011, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly COSPLAY: The Series is a live action/drama web series that follows the daily lives of several high school cosplayers in Bandung, Indonesia.  The theme of the show–“nation’s pride”–is evoked in the first episode and, thereafter, the producers explore how cosplay might align with Indonesia cultural pride and expression. The story begins with an […]

Re-examining the Definition of “Cosplay”

Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly I have a close circle of friends that keep up-to-date on the latest geek events – so I wasn’t surprised to see my husband idly scrolling through the Penny Arcade Expo photo galleries.  I don’t normally care about gamer conventions except, of course, to quickly assess the evolution of their costuming scene.  My […]

Purchasing Cosplay Shoes

Thursday, 28 July 2011, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly When building a costume, it is easy to forget about your shoes until weeks before the convention.  Even with sufficient planning, shoes provide unique challenges given their shape, texture, coloring, and purpose.  If you decide to purchase shoes from a thrift store, you’ll be lucky to find a decent pair after hours of […]

Making Realistic Scars

Thursday, 14 July 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly This post is for anyone who wishes to cosplay one of those “tough” or “dangerous” characters – who make it a habit to pick a fight and leave with battle scars. Realistic-looking scars can authenticate any cosplay. Granted, they do not draw the crowds as much as someone plastered in fake blood; these […]

Combining Two Wigs Into One

Thursday, 7 July 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly All wigs have a netted or elastic foundation onto which wefts (or strips) of hair are sewn.  It is quite easy – though tedious – to remove these rows of hair and transfer them onto another wig, effectively doubling the thickness of your original wig.  Although this technique of wefting makes ponytails look […]

Cosplay Complex

Thursday, 30 June 2011, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly About two weeks before FanimeCon, my roommate purchased an anime OVA from a garage sale that he thought would be of particular interest to me.  Cosplay Complex is an anime show about several high school students who promote cosplay through their extracurricular club.  They participate in local cosplay competitions with the ultimate goal […]

Outdated Cosplay

Thursday, 23 June 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly “The wheel of time turns as anime shows come and go, leaving videos that become memory.  Memory fades to history, and even history is long forgotten when a new anime arises into popularity.”  (parody of Robert Jordan’s “Wheel of Time,” by James Oliver Rigby Jr.) *  *  *  *  * Anime, as a […]