It’s that time of year again!! But this year’s DragonCon is going to be a bit different than usual for me. For the past few years, I’ve been a part of the Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC, hopefully they’ll have the program up soon!) that is held as a part of the con. This… Read More DragonCon 2018: Pre-Con prep time!
As always, that was fun! Sadly, I didn’t wear all the costumes I took with me. Friday was a success with Wafuku Ten. Having the new brush set from Morphe – which it seems I need to make a post about – and their brush cleaner really helped me with my make-up. I also planned… Read More Marcon 53: Post-Con
I’m lounging on one of my beds in my room, with the other taken up by the costumes, relaxing and getting organized for the weekend. For Marcon 53! I hadn’t remembered I included tonight in my reservation. At first I thought I’d want an extra day off, but the I remembered the main reason: I… Read More Marcon 53: Here We Go!
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