More Costume Friendly Events

Wednesday, 4 November 2009, 22:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly Now that the biggest costume season is over, I wanted to remind you that there are still many more events at which you can wear clothing from another realm without fighting social norms. Movie Premieres: It’s always fun to attend the midnight showing of any superhero, fantasy, or sci-fi movie with a cult […]

Bring Out Yer Dead!

Thursday, 29 October 2009, 23:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly Zombies are on the rise.  Every few years they make a zombie movie such as I am Legend, Fido, and Shaun of the Dead; this year was no exception with the recent release of Zombieland.  We have also been promised a future release of Left for Dead II and (if we’re lucky) a […]

Concealed Weapons

Wednesday, 7 October 2009, 18:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly There was a crowd gathering on a Saturday afternoon in the hallways of the San Jose Convention Center.  At the center of the attention was a cosplayer wearing an outfit that must have been incredibly easy to make considering the girl was only wearing a hat and a pair of overalls, which she […]

Imitating Chibi Form

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

Printer Friendly 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 […]

The Great Cosplay Challenge

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

Printer Friendly 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 […]

A Life of Cosplay – No Regrets

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

Printer Friendly 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 […]

SideWinder – The Portable Bobbin Winder

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

Printer Friendly 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 […]

Traveling with Wigs

Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 21:18 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly Recently, I’ve been trying to answer the question, “How do I transport my wigs to and from the convention center?”  As you can see from the picture above, my most recent solution was to throw my wigs (and wig supplies) in a box and pack the car to make sure nothing would fall […]