2015 Year End Review

2015 Year End Review

As we are now solidly into January, it’s time to post the 2015 year end review. At the end of 2014 I wasn’t really sure where the year was going to take me, or how much cosplay I was going to be able to do so I headed in with an open mind and no […]

Makeup 101: Crazy Lipstick Color Database

Makeup 101: Crazy Lipstick Color Database

  Sometimes you have a costume that requires a rather unique shade of lip color (I’m looking at you JoJo’s fandom) but finding lipsticks that are outside of the Red/Pink/Natural colored realm can be difficult. Finding affordable options can be REALLY difficult. Here is a database of everything I’ve come across, and what types of […]

2014 Year End Review

2014 Year End Review

  In 2014 I did not make many costumes at all, looking back I only produced 3 plus a couple of closet costumes and some new renaissance fair pieces. Even with such a small number of costumes made this was still a huge year for me, both in and out of costume. In May I […]

A Cosplayer’s Guide to Black Friday 2014

Every year after Americans have feasted on turkeys and mashed potatoes and pies the retail world goes completely crazy and pushes some of the biggest sales of the year. Some people are completely dedicated to finding the best deal during black friday sales while others would rather hunker down at home to avoid massive droves […]

Tales from a Dragon*Con Virgin

Tales from a Dragon*Con Virgin

  This year I had the opportunity to attend Dragon-Con (D*C), one of the largest comic/sci-fi/fantasy cons in the united states. It takes place every year on labor day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. I have wanted to attend for several years, but the timing or the cost (or both) always got the best of me. […]

10 years of Cosplay: My Personal Experience

10 years of Cosplay: My Personal Experience

In June I attended Project A-kon 25 which marked my 10 year anniversary of cosplay. When I made the decision to begin cosplaying I did it because I wanted that sense of belonging. When I first got into Anime and Manga as a teen I was very self conscious about it, I was growing up […]

Texas Anime Convention Guide

Texas Anime Convention Guide

I’ve been attending conventions for nearly a decade at this point, and I’ve attended just about every anime con in the great state of Texas. I know for people new to anime cons it can be quite daunting to try to decide which cons to hit so I’ve put together this guide to help out! […]

Anime Matsuri 2014: Con Report

Anime Matsuri 2014: Con Report

  Anime Matsuri March 14-16, 2014 George R. Brown Convention Center This was my eighth year attending Anime Matsuri. For 2014 Anime Matsuri made it’s return back to the George R. Brown convention center in Houston, TX. The last time they were there was in 2007 for their inaugural year. I had several issues with […]