Cosplay Contesting Tips

I have won, I have gotten nothing, I have entered by myself, I have entered in Duos, I have had stuff finished the month before, I have had stuff finished the night before. I have been late, I have been early, I have done skits, I have not done skitssssss and I have judged. Let my…

MY ESSENTIAL BOOKS

These are three books which I refer to pretty much every single thing I sew. There are thousands of books on sewing and pattern making, many a lot more specialised – but these are my personal big three. The good thing about sewing books is (apart from fashion) they don’t date – 1956 or 2016…

Costumes I Love!

that I will probably not make and my excuses General Kala – Flash Gordon I adore all the costumes in Flash Gordon (1980) . Fetishy, kitschy and OPULENT with a record breaking budget. Whenever I feel like I hate nerds and pop culture in general I watch this and am reborn. Kala’s outfit is (like…

New Zealand Akibacon

Update: Sometimes I go to cons! This weekend the very regal looking Static Cosplay and I entered our Aion cosplays in the NZ Akibacon cosplay contest and managed to win 1st place in the open Category.  The standard of entries was very very high and everyone should be super proud of themselves I will hopefully be…

My Cosplay + Aid Kit

Hope for the best, plan for the worst.   This is the little mini-cosplay repair kit that I like to tuck in my bag for cons. Even if you don’t use it, you just might save someone else’s day by sewing them back into their dress. Let’s look inside… Needles, one all purpose and a…

Baby…it’s glue

I am always searching for the perfect glue – one that is strong but flexible, dries invisibly and bonds shiny plastic like it’s cardboard. This does not exist (yet…I’m looking at you 3M) but I have compiled this list of my sticky thoughts. Chunky Glues These are great when you are gluing two different shapes…

THINGS I HAVE LEARNT

Here are some things I have discovered in my years cosplaying, and sometimes I need a refresher… NO-ONE CARES Only you can see that paint spot – to that eight year old at the con you are a bona fide star. NOTHING IS FINAL If it’s not right you can go back and fix it…

Keeping your Pinterest

Okay, I have to admit starting off this blog extolling the virtues of one of the most popular apps on the internet isn’t really an auspicious start …but I love pinterest. It’s like a super organized scrap book but without the bits of tape with hair stuck in them and you can’t accidentally leave them…