Update 9/22/2020: The ban might be retracted due to a possible new deal between Walmart, according to a recent NPR post. Although the deal is pending, I wanted to update this post with the latest news. What is TikTok? TikTok–is–or rather- -was an app which was gaining popularity in the cosplay community. Users took videos… Continue reading My Thoughts on the TikTok Ban: Cosplay Edition
I was determined to find the perfect Weiss cosplay. This search has been going on for a few years now…and I finally found the perfect person to make it for me in February. I received it in July, in part due to delays because of COVID-19. It was truly worth the wait.
It can be hard to connect with cosplay friends due to the cancellation of in-person events, including gatherings, photoshoots, and of course, conventions. But there are ways I’ve learned to stay connected to others–I wanted to pass these tips on!
I’ve been cosplaying for the past decade. A lot can change in ten years! I have noticed that my perspective on cosplay has changed. As I am getting older and am getting into my career–and finishing up my next degree in the next semester or so, I had an opportunity to talk with a few… Continue reading Cosplay and Priorities
This tips are geared towards people who may be traveling to a convention that may be a bit far away, and are taking some form of public transportation, whether it be a bus, train, or plane. Some of these tips can also apply to people who are carpooling, as well!
There has been something floating around on Instagram in the past few years or so known as ‘cosplay tests,’ Cosplay tests are when someone tests out their cosplay, trying on the main pieces, sometimes also putting on a full face of makeup. Tests can be partial, such as putting on one piece or so or… Continue reading The Importance of ‘Cosplay Tests’
Mystery Shack is an online shop for and by fans, with merchandise from shows such as Gravity Falls and Over the Garden Wall. According to the company’s page, they work with artists, as well as other companies to make their products. The owner of the Mystery Shack, Micheal, works primarily as a one-man team, sometimes getting… Continue reading Mystery Shack Store Review: Star Vs. The Forces of Evil Wand
What are shopping services? Generally speaking, in the cosplay and anime community, shopping services are used to directly purchase items from overseas.
I have been cosplaying ever since 2011–almost a decade! Cosplay has helped me not only learn about makeup, but most of all, has introduced me to a welcoming community and many good friends. I realized that I didn’t mention my cosplay history to others and figure it would make a great blog post. When I… Continue reading My Cosplay History
Starlit Creations is an Etsy shop and business which started about a decade ago. Handmade cosplay accessories are their specialty, though they do also have a related shop called Starnigh Industries, where there is more of a focus on embroidery work, especially handmade patches. Though this review will be on their main cosplay accessory… Continue reading Starlit Creations Review