I think I may have confused people with my last post so I’m going to clear the confusion and say: No. I do not take commissions as I do not know how to sew. I do however commission other people to make me cosplay items so I have a costume to wear. So for future reference if you see me mention the word “commission” for anything, I am probably talking about one of my commissioners and the progress of my costume.
On another note, if you have any questions on this please know I don’t mind answering them. Or even recommending you to a commissioner I have used in the past for one of my costumes. I’m working with around 3-4 different commissioners right now so be on the look out for costume reviews I make of them right here. I do believe I need to post up a few reviews here soon as I keep forgetting about them- one of them is Admin L’s Loki cosplay review.
I do hope I didn’t disappoint anyone by not being a commissioner but I don’t think I’ll ever be in that level. If anything, the only thing I’ve made has been a whistle and armor pieces for Kid Loki.
What do you want to know about?
Question to those in the blog, but seeing as we’re in the middle of con season I’d like to know what you would like to see posts about. Tips? Commissioners? Photography? Convention information? Name it and there will be a discussion about it!
I’ll slowly put more stuff on here soon as soon as I get my next commissions sent to me. (Joker wig + blazer ^^) on that note: Drop a message here for what you think!
Adding Plaid Design to Fabric by allfades
View the full tutorial here:
Using fabric paint and tape you can create a variety of other designs as well. In place of tape you can use wax paper stencils to mask off an area.
Convention Etiquette/How-To Guide!
navigating cons and figuring out the contents of your ‘con bag’ is hard for experienced cosplayers and newbies alike, but since i overthink everything i like to think i have it down!
under the cut is what my con bag has and ten gospel rules for con-going!
How to be Rapunzel
So I suddenly realized that I had quite a few asks about my Rapunzel wig that have gone unnoticed, because I’ve never realized they were there because I primarily use the tumblr app. So I wanted to make a quick post and how to for this
godawfulprocess. Under the cut! Hope it helps someone out!
First off, No, this is not another post asking other people what they should cosplay. No, this is a post that will help you decide on your own what you will cosplay. Now, you’re asking me: “What do you mean? I’m asking this because I can’t decide! Are you telling me I can’t ask?” No, I am not…
Maybe this will help me D:
I very much hope it does! In the very least it should lower your cosplay list a large fraction.
Looking for Kuro Cosplayers!
I am trying to get at least a couple more people together for my possible Kuroshitsuji panel. It will most likely be a q&a and something else. I have not quite decided since I am trying to get more people so I can figure it out. We have Ciel, Sebastian, Alois, Joker, Elizabeth or Doll. All other characters are open. The Alois in the group would like to have a Claude if we can find one. If you are interested message me!
M E G A C O N 2014 private photoshoot:
Notepad from Don’t Hug me I’m Scared | Roe
PSA: The art of budgeting
Hello once again followers, whether you are new to the blog or not. Welcome. I am here to bring up a topic I brought up before once again though I will most likely make you CRY with the picture I show you but at the same time realize that this DOESN’T have to be you. By god’s name what in the lord am I showing you today? Why, of course it is budgeting! Sadly, in order to show you an example I am giving you a list of my own budgeting to show you what can be done to help you with your own money issues!
After all, what is the most important thing to consider when booking a convention and the creation of beautiful sewn costumes? MONEY. Money is the most important thing to consider when you enter this hobby as you are nothing without it. You can try certain tactics to make sure you save it, but everything in this fun hobby will cost something.
Now here is my example of my budgeting:
^ This right here is a list of the amount I’m spending on cosplays and how much I owe the commissioner still. Most of it is paid, but that is a lot. Now, on the other hand you need to consider that I am commissioning someone to make this so that is why it costs so much (namely that fursuit) as when you commission you pay time + material + shipping for the costume. Also, I don’t have to pay rent at the moment so I can afford this, along with the fact I like cosplaying more than buying in the Dealer’s room.
On the other hand, you could be different and spend more on the convention itself than you would for a costume. That’s cool. Everyone is into different things in this hobby but you need to realize budgeting is important. No matter what you are spending money on something but you need to recognize your limit.
If you have bills to pay? Pay the bills.
Did your car decide to break down? Get it fixed.
You owe the bank 1233454534534? Then pay them back!
The point is that when you budget, you need to put the important things as your number one priority. If you’re spending the amount I spend but have real life issues to deal with then you’re doing it wrong. (Medical expenses, food, car repairs, rent, etc.)
The key to good budgeting is finding out what you CAN spend and using it wisely without disrupting your daily life. This is different for everyone, and I won’t say that you can’t spend 5000 of your savings on cosplay but I will say the choice is ultimately yours. But I do think if you must, pay what you really need to first and keep money for emergencies.
Ways to save money-
*Learn to sew
*Search through local thrift stores
*Make a list of what you want/cost and make sure you keep track of what is paid and not paid. Something like my list might help.
*Search everything and for hours for lower prices.
Most importantly, KNOW what you want to buy. So many people lose money in the dealer’s room due to buying what they first see without a thought til the money is handed to the dealer. Knowing what you want and need will save you from an empty pocket.
I hope this helps some of you out!
Just a notice to those interested in our blog, but Admin L and I shall be attending two conventions that we know of this year. So if you’re in the area you can say Hi. The conventions are-
Not sure about Admin K though, but when she gets online next she should post her own schedule up if she knows it.
Simple Chest Armor by EnjiNight
View the full tutorial here: