It’s Time for Pre-registration!

Thursday, 23 December 2010, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

We understand that you probably just spent a ton of money on Christmas gifts, but there is one more expense you should consider before the new year: convention registration.  Since most conventions are held during the summer, registration begins as early as September and many conventions offer three or four pricing tiers, depending on how […]

Can There Be Only One?

Friday, 15 October 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Back when Fanime was a small convention, located in the Santa Clara Convention Center, I crossplayed a character from Slayers, a series which was fairly popular for its time.  Amitie, Janet, and I completed a full group of Filia, Lina Inverse, and Zelgadis respectively.  It was our first official cosplay attempt and we were very […]

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 […]

Concealed Weapons

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

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 strategically placed […]