I love to cosplay male characters, in case that wasn’t obvious. Yesterday, I did a full crossplay for the first time in a while. I’ve been kind of slacking on my crossplaying. I haven’t really using make-up in general. I haven’t been into seriously binding (using a binder instead of a sport bra). And I’ve… Read More Crossplay Contouring
I teach an Introduction to Popular Culture class. There are certain topics we have to cover, but mostly when and how is up to us. This week is my Fandom week. I encourage my students to come dressed to support something they are a fan of. Since I’m always wearing one t-shirt or another when… Read More Teaching in costume day one: Harry Dresden
I have finally protected my canvas wig head! That tape there on the desk arrived today! Immediately, I sat down, got out the rest of the supplies and pulled up “How to Cover & Protect Wig Heads” on YouTube: I have been watching this for years, waiting to find the right tape to use. Then… Read More Protection!
Over the past two school years, I have been struggling with the fact that I could tell my creativity was slowly declining. I could tell it wasn’t just one thing causing it. Obviously I was very stressed with adapting to graduate school. Then there was the stress of getting my thesis finished, while also dealing… Read More Creative Juices
Remember how I said I was stepping up my game? Well, it’s happening! My Arda Wigs order arrived on Monday!! I literally took the wig out of the bag and put it on the head. It doesn’t look bad right out of the bag, but I’m going to brush it and give it some love… Read More New supplies!!
She was wearing an electric orange T-shirt that read DO NOT TAUNT THE OCTOPUS, jeans, and a lab coat, and was pointing a hunting rifle at the middle of my chest. – From Deadline by Mira Grant This is our introduction to Dr. Shannon Abbey. I immediately saw her in my mind and knew I need to… Read More Dr. Shannon Abbey
When I first forayed into the world of cosplay, I was a college student without access to fabric and sewing machines let alone any knowledge as to what to do with them. I was going down to Goodwill and seeing what I could find while styling my hair to match as close as possible. I… Read More Stepping Up My Game
Today, once I left the office, my Spring Break officially started. I’ve been avoiding doing any school-related work. The closest I have gotten to school work is looking through the readings I need to do before class resumes after break. It’s been so nice. One of the things I’ve been doing instead is working on… Read More Refresh
As I first posted way back when, I use a Kindle Keyboard as my Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. At some point I misplaced it. I knew where the cover was, with “Don’t Panic” in big, friendly, silver letters. But I could not find my Guide. While I was moving, I was going through things… Read More It’s alive!!!
On Thursday I got news I have been anxiously awaiting. I will finally be graduating in December with my Master’s degree in Popular Culture!! That means I’ll be staying in the American Culture Studies Ph. D. program! Sadly for here that means I’m not going to have as much time for working on costumes as… Read More Good news, everybody!