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Belle Cosplay // Live Action Beauty and the Beast

This costume is actually several months old and I’ve worn it several times at this point, but since I’m catching up on updating this blog I am only just now getting around to sharing it. I’ve been wanting to make a Belle costume ever since I fell down the cosplay rabbit hole, so when the…… Continue reading Belle Cosplay // Live Action Beauty and the Beast

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Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (Spoiler-Free!) Review

At CONjuration a couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to receive a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them swag bag as part of my award for Best in Show in the costume contest. It was full of lots of awesome goodies (including the gorgeous Noble Collection Newt Scamander wand which  I love), but…… Continue reading Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (Spoiler-Free!) Review

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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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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

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Con Survival for Cosplayers: Your Cosplay Repair Kit

To kickstart my new blog, I decided to do a series in which I cover Con Survival for Cosplayers. I will be posting a new segment in this series each week throughout the fall, covering everything from cosplay repair to healthy eating during your costumed excursions to conventions. This week, we will be covering your…… Continue reading Con Survival for Cosplayers: Your Cosplay Repair Kit

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How I found cosplay (or how cosplay found me)

Since this blog is about going to be about costuming and cosplay, I thought for my first post I could get into the reasons why I started making costumes. My costuming journey actually began long before I ever attended my first convention or knew what the word “cosplay” meant. Growing up, I always took my…… Continue reading How I found cosplay (or how cosplay found me)