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Tips for teaching your first comic con panel

So, you applied to teach a panel at a comic con or some other type of convention. You waited to hear back for weeks or months, and now, finally, you have a response: You’ve been accepted to teach a panel! Congratulations!! But… now what? You’re excited, you’re nervous, and you have NEVER done this before. …

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How to Design an Original Cosplay

When you’re looking to create a cosplay, there’s not always a design that you’re in love with, an outfit that you really like, or a look that you adore. There might not be just the right cosplay you want to make. So what do you do? One solution is to just give up, and never …

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How to find a photoshoot location for ANY Cosplay

Finding a good location for a cosplay photoshoot can be tricky, especially if it seems like there’s nothing cool or noteworthy nearby. But not to worry! It’s actually a lot easier than you might think, and here, I’m going to show you how to find a photoshoot location for any cosplay, no matter the cosplay, …

Cosplay Tips & Tricks: Painting

Whether you’re working with EVA foam, Worbla, or even sometimes fabric, there’s always a lot of painting to be done in cosplay. But it can sometimes be tricky to figure out the best way to get a nice metallic color, or add weathering to a piece of armor. Well, not to worry! Here I’ll be …

Five DON’Ts of Cosplay

While I firmly believe that cosplay is for everyone, and that anyone can cosplay, I also believe that there are some ‘rules’ that everyone should follow. Some guidelines, if you will, to help you in the world of cosplay. Some of these are more opinions, while others are near universal rules that almost every cosplayer …

Cosplay on a Budget

Alright, let’s be honest here — cosplay can be expensive. It can rack up hundreds of dollars in costs, and that can seem totally out of reach. But actually, cosplay doesn’t have to be expensive. I’ve made full cosplays for under $30, and I know it is definitely possible to cosplay with any budget, whether …