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Con Survival for Cosplayers: Small Con Expectations

Recently in my Con Survival for Cosplayers series I wrote about preparing for your first large con (i.e. DragonCon, Comic Con, MegaCon, etc), so today I am going to share a little bit about what to expect with your first small con. Thanks again to my friend Janice for the idea and for contributing some awesome suggestions for…… Continue reading Con Survival for Cosplayers: Small Con Expectations

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Easy Drawstring Bag Tutorial

I am so excited to share my first little cosplay sewing tutorial with you! Carrying a handbag or backpack with your cosplay is, for most of us, a necessary evil. Conventions usually involve long days, and with that comes the need for water, snacks, badges, and makeup/costume touch-ups, among other things. Even if you are…… Continue reading Easy Drawstring Bag Tutorial

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Con Survival for Cosplayers: Large Con Expectations

This week’s topic is not solely related to cosplay, but it ties in. This was an interesting topic that a friend of mine suggested I cover here (thanks, Janice!). It’s a topic that would have helped me the first time I ventured outside of my “home convention”. When you are preparing to attend a new convention for the…… Continue reading Con Survival for Cosplayers: Large Con Expectations

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Penny Dreadful at Sunday in the Park

Every year one of our local landmarks, Historic Oakland Cemetery, hosts a Victorian themed event called Sunday in the Park. More than just a great excuse to dress up in Victorian finery, it’s an opportunity to spend the day exploring and learning about a fascinating Victorian garden cemetery (essentially a cemetery that is designed to be a pleasant…… Continue reading Penny Dreadful at Sunday in the Park

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Steampunk Belly Dance Costume: Cropped Vest With Tails

I always make my own dance costumes, and I like for them to reflect my style. But my aesthetic as a dancer is very modern, fusion, and probably more streamlined than what non-dancers of when they think of the bedazzled “belly dancer”. Recently I started working on a new dance costume for an upcoming steampunk themed event. I love…… Continue reading Steampunk Belly Dance Costume: Cropped Vest With Tails

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Con Survival for Cosplayers: Packing for Con

Continuing my series of Con Survival for Cosplayers, today I will be covering that dreaded subject: Packing. (Part one is about your Cosplay Repair Kit) Most cosplayers can relate to rushing to finish your costume before leaving for the con, only to realize that you still have to actually pack everything. Leading up to DragonCon…… Continue reading Con Survival for Cosplayers: Packing for Con