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Bayonetta wig tutorial by TifaxView the full tutorial here:http://tifax.deviantart.com/art/Bayonetta-wig-tutorial-399194289

Bayonetta wig tutorial by Tifax

View the full tutorial here:
http://tifax.deviantart.com/art/Bayonetta-wig-tutorial-399194289

Looking for Feedback?

cosplaytutorial:

Con season is coming up and I am planning for a few panels. I’m looking for what you would want to get out of it if you were attending these panels:

Cosplay Safety
Cosplay 101
Cosplay on a Budget

Questions, specific areas of interest, stuff that isn’t often talked about, etc. 
Any other feedback is welcome too, thanks! 

(feel free to send it to the ask box if it’s a long response!)

Thank you everyone for the feedback so far! A lot of great ideas and responses! 

Looking for Feedback?

Con season is coming up and I am planning for a few panels. I’m looking for what you would want to get out of it if you were attending these panels:

Cosplay Safety
Cosplay 101
Cosplay on a Budget

Questions, specific areas of interest, stuff that isn’t often talked about, etc. 
Any other feedback is welcome too, thanks! 

(feel free to send it to the ask box if it’s a long response!)

Attaching Bunny Ears (and other ears/horns/headgear) by KanueView the full tutorial here:http://kanue.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-Big-Fluffy-Bunny-Ears-369247632

Attaching Bunny Ears (and other ears/horns/headgear) by Kanue

View the full tutorial here:
http://kanue.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-Big-Fluffy-Bunny-Ears-369247632

In the last hour I have seen about FIVE postings from people getting anon hate, stating things like “you’re too fat to do this,” or “your cosplay skills suck, just give up,” or even “I don’t think you’re good enough to cosplay with this person or as that person,” to things like “Oh what a slut, she just wants to show off her body,” or “I bet they don’t even know who they’re cosplaying,” etc etc.
THAT’S ENOUGH.
Cosplay to me is something SO BEAUTIFUL because we can be anyone we want to be! We can be original characters, we can be characters we define with, hell, we can be characters we see randomly and go “that looks like fun to try!” or “They’re sexy! Lemme bust out my badass self in THAT.” We can be ANYONE or ANYTHING and we’re a community based on our ability to adapt our ENTIRE REALITIES on ideas that we have or that we see and that is FUCKING AMAZING.
Don’t become BIGOTED ELITISTS who criticize the appreciation and thought that other people put into these costumes. For that matter, don’t do that to anyone for any reason regardless of what they’re doing. We’re all putting ourselves out there and your cruel, thoughtless, unhelpful, and frankly unnecessary, criticisms don’t have any place in our community. Constructive criticism? Fantastic. Requested opinions? Fabulous. But anything said just to tear down someone’s self esteem in an attempt to force them to stop doing something they identify with?
STOP IT.

Cosplay-Crazy: Okaii, I gotta get this off my chest.

On the flip side of things: If you see a cosplayer getting some anon hate, I encourage you to give them a cosplay compliment!  Anon or otherwise, it really can cheer them up :) 

Hey I was wondering if you knew of any tv head cosplay tutorials? I can't seem to find anything :/
Adding a ponytail to a short wig by Ayanna-CosplayView the full tutorial here:http://ayanna-cosplay.deviantart.com/art/Shichika-WIP-346220021

Adding a ponytail to a short wig by Ayanna-Cosplay

View the full tutorial here:
http://ayanna-cosplay.deviantart.com/art/Shichika-WIP-346220021

Have a great hallway pose or an impromptu photoshoot and want to see the results? It might be hard to find the pictures online after the convention, so how do you make sure you can find them? Ask the photographer for their card! Even if they don’t have a card to hand out they likely have a website or facebook page that they can give you a link to. This isn’t just great for finding your photos, it’s great for reconnecting after the con. If you love a photographer’s work you can find them later and see about booking a shoot! 

Have a great hallway pose or an impromptu photoshoot and want to see the results? It might be hard to find the pictures online after the convention, so how do you make sure you can find them? Ask the photographer for their card! Even if they don’t have a card to hand out they likely have a website or facebook page that they can give you a link to. 

This isn’t just great for finding your photos, it’s great for reconnecting after the con. If you love a photographer’s work you can find them later and see about booking a shoot! 


Cosplay problems are half of the cosplay experience! I thought you cosbagels would have fun with this! :P  (High-res is easier to read)

Cosplay problems are half of the cosplay experience! I thought you cosbagels would have fun with this! :P  (High-res is easier to read)

Ariel’s Blue Dress Walkthrough by Tracy FletcherView the full guide here:http://tracyscostumingworld.weebly.com/ariels-blue-sight-seeing-dress.html

For this costume, you will require intermediate to advanced experience in sewing, with skills for corset making.Difficulty factor 8 - 10

Ariel’s Blue Dress Walkthrough by Tracy Fletcher

View the full guide here:
http://tracyscostumingworld.weebly.com/ariels-blue-sight-seeing-dress.html

For this costume, you will require intermediate to advanced experience in sewing, with skills for corset making.
Difficulty factor 8 - 10

Okay, but it’s not just about getting paid to prance around in a princess costume

racebentdisney:

amaninyc:

lyrique86:

Let me tell you a story.  Once at a party, I had all the little girls sitting around me and I was asking them about their favorite parts of all the princess movies.  The birthday girl was sitting next to me, and tells me, “Princess, your skin is the same color as mine.”  I smile and agree, and try to move the game along, but she interrupts and says, “Your skin is brown and you’re a princess.  It’s the same color as mine, but you’re a princess.”

“Well, if my skin is brown and your skin is brown, and I’m a princess, then you must be a princess too.” I tell her.  And then I spent the next 10 minutes assuring all the black girls at the party that yes, they have lovely skin and yes, they can be princesses with me.

This happens at most of the parties I go to.  I have had my arm stroked, my hair patted, my skin color commented on more times than I can remember. I am not simply hired out to entertain a bunch of cute little girls dressed in poofy skirts who want to play with a big girl in a poofier skirt.  I am hired out because I am an affirmation. For these little black girls (and boys!  I’ve dazzled a few of them too) Princess Tiana is proof that for once, they can be special BECAUSE of the color of their skin, not IN SPITE OF.

Adding some of her pictures for emphasis.

We’ve featured pictures of this lovely Tiana before, but I wanted to add this post to the blog as well :)

That’s just magical and awesome! :) 

I’m sure kids seeing cosplayers get similar inspiration. That there are princesses and warriors and everything inbetween of all different ages and races out there, and that one day they can be one too. 

Will you be attending Costume Con in Toronto next month?

Definitely, I’ve already bought my tickets :) 

Btw If you’re a Toronto area cosplay or costuming fan and want to attend a convention for costumers you should check out Costume-Con 32. Their programming includes swap meets, panels, meetups and lots of competitions! 

Featured Cosplayer:
Moguai as Princess Zelda from LoZ: Wind Waker
Photo By: Rocke4
We talked with Moguai about her costumes and the hobby, read the interview below!

CosplayTutorial:  How did you get into cosplay as a hobby?
Moguai:When I went to my first convention I was 16 and I fell in love with the people who were wearing that “super cool costumes”, I made a few questions to them and I started in cosplay that same year, wearing an Inoue Orihime cosplay from Bleach (It was sewed by mi grandmother) thanks to a friend that use to do cosplay earlier than me, but I had to leave it due to University and once I finished, I came back to cosplay one two years ago. 
CosplayTutorial:How do you choose what characters to cosplay? 
Moguai:I choose characters from games or animes that had been important in my life, and of course if I see a pretty one, I like to investigate where they come from, thanks to that I’ve discovered a lot of new stuff. 
CosplayTutorial:What was the most challenging part of your Princess Zelda costume? 
Moguai:The most challenging thing from my Zelda cosplay has been the crown, because it`s not a full head crown but a tiara and the challenge was to make it stay in the head without falling down and I really wanted it to look realistic, with no elastic on the head or else; but in the end it looked great ^^. 
CosplayTutorial:What is the weirdest or greatest question or comment a “normal” person has asked you while you were in cosplay?
Moguai:When I was wearing my Princess Peach cosplay a group of 5 boys came running to hug me and one of them told me: “You’ve been my sexual fantasy since I was a kid”… that made me feel dirty XD. It also happened that I uploaded my Princess Peach’s pictures and a “person” commented on one of them “what do you wear under the cosplay? I answered as normal as I could but he insisted to know piece by piece what was I wearing under… weird people XDDD
CosplayTutorial:If you had unlimited budget and unlimited time, what cosplay would you want to make?
Moguai:If I had unlimited budget and time I would definitely work on Samus Meroid armor, that is one of my dreamed cosplays, with leds and mechanichal parts, I would be awesome to wear that, a real dream come truth. Maybe one day, who knows ^^!

Love this cosplay? Let the cosplayer know! Follow her on facebook, flickr, or deviantart and leave some comments! 

Featured Cosplayer:

Moguai as Princess Zelda from LoZ: Wind Waker

Photo By: Rocke4

We talked with Moguai about her costumes and the hobby, read the interview below!

CosplayTutorial: 
How did you get into cosplay as a hobby?

Moguai:
When I went to my first convention I was 16 and I fell in love with the people who were wearing that “super cool costumes”, I made a few questions to them and I started in cosplay that same year, wearing an Inoue Orihime cosplay from Bleach (It was sewed by mi grandmother) thanks to a friend that use to do cosplay earlier than me, but I had to leave it due to University and once I finished, I came back to cosplay one two years ago.

CosplayTutorial:
How do you choose what characters to cosplay?

Moguai:
I choose characters from games or animes that had been important in my life, and of course if I see a pretty one, I like to investigate where they come from, thanks to that I’ve discovered a lot of new stuff.

CosplayTutorial:
What was the most challenging part of your Princess Zelda costume?

Moguai:
The most challenging thing from my Zelda cosplay has been the crown, because it`s not a full head crown but a tiara and the challenge was to make it stay in the head without falling down and I really wanted it to look realistic, with no elastic on the head or else; but in the end it looked great ^^.

CosplayTutorial:
What is the weirdest or greatest question or comment a “normal” person has asked you while you were in cosplay?

Moguai:
When I was wearing my Princess Peach cosplay a group of 5 boys came running to hug me and one of them told me: “You’ve been my sexual fantasy since I was a kid”… that made me feel dirty XD. It also happened that I uploaded my Princess Peach’s pictures and a “person” commented on one of them “what do you wear under the cosplay? I answered as normal as I could but he insisted to know piece by piece what was I wearing under… weird people XDDD

CosplayTutorial:
If you had unlimited budget and unlimited time, what cosplay would you want to make?

Moguai:
If I had unlimited budget and time I would definitely work on Samus Meroid armor, that is one of my dreamed cosplays, with leds and mechanichal parts, I would be awesome to wear that, a real dream come truth. Maybe one day, who knows ^^!

Love this cosplay? Let the cosplayer know! Follow her on facebook, flickr, or deviantart and leave some comments! 

Alisa Bosconovitch Wig Tutorial (Combining Two Wigs) by TifaxView the full tutorial, and part 2, here:http://tifax.deviantart.com/art/Alisa-wig-tutorial-part-1-358076960

Alisa Bosconovitch Wig Tutorial (Combining Two Wigs) by Tifax

View the full tutorial, and part 2, here:
http://tifax.deviantart.com/art/Alisa-wig-tutorial-part-1-358076960

Featured Cosplayer: Moguai as Princess Zelda from LoZ: Wind Waker
Photo By: Rocke4
We talked with Moguai about her costumes and the hobby, read the interview below!

CosplayTutorial:  How did you get into cosplay as a hobby?
Moguai:When I went to my first convention I was 16 and I fell in love with the people who were wearing that “super cool costumes”, I made a few questions to them and I started in cosplay that same year, wearing an Inoue Orihime cosplay from Bleach (It was sewed by mi grandmother) thanks to a friend that use to do cosplay earlier than me, but I had to leave it due to University and once I finished, I came back to cosplay one two years ago. 
CosplayTutorial:How do you choose what characters to cosplay? 
Moguai:I choose characters from games or animes that had been important in my life, and of course if I see a pretty one, I like to investigate where they come from, thanks to that I’ve discovered a lot of new stuff. 
CosplayTutorial:What was the most challenging part of your Princess Zelda costume? 
Moguai:The most challenging thing from my Zelda cosplay has been the crown, because it`s not a full head crown but a tiara and the challenge was to make it stay in the head without falling down and I really wanted it to look realistic, with no elastic on the head or else; but in the end it looked great ^^. 
CosplayTutorial:What is the weirdest or greatest question or comment a “normal” person has asked you while you were in cosplay?
Moguai:When I was wearing my Princess Peach cosplay a group of 5 boys came running to hug me and one of them told me: “You’ve been my sexual fantasy since I was a kid”… that made me feel dirty XD. It also happened that I uploaded my Princess Peach’s pictures and a “person” commented on one of them “what do you wear under the cosplay? I answered as normal as I could but he insisted to know piece by piece what was I wearing under… weird people XDDD
CosplayTutorial:If you had unlimited budget and unlimited time, what cosplay would you want to make?
Moguai:If I had unlimited budget and time I would definitely work on Samus Meroid armor, that is one of my dreamed cosplays, with leds and mechanichal parts, I would be awesome to wear that, a real dream come truth. Maybe one day, who knows ^^!

Love this cosplay? Let the cosplayer know! Follow her on facebook, flickr, or deviantart and leave some comments! 

Featured Cosplayer: 
Moguai as Princess Zelda from LoZ: Wind Waker

Photo By: Rocke4

We talked with Moguai about her costumes and the hobby, read the interview below!

CosplayTutorial: 
How did you get into cosplay as a hobby?

Moguai:
When I went to my first convention I was 16 and I fell in love with the people who were wearing that “super cool costumes”, I made a few questions to them and I started in cosplay that same year, wearing an Inoue Orihime cosplay from Bleach (It was sewed by mi grandmother) thanks to a friend that use to do cosplay earlier than me, but I had to leave it due to University and once I finished, I came back to cosplay one two years ago.

CosplayTutorial:
How do you choose what characters to cosplay?

Moguai:
I choose characters from games or animes that had been important in my life, and of course if I see a pretty one, I like to investigate where they come from, thanks to that I’ve discovered a lot of new stuff.

CosplayTutorial:
What was the most challenging part of your Princess Zelda costume?

Moguai:
The most challenging thing from my Zelda cosplay has been the crown, because it`s not a full head crown but a tiara and the challenge was to make it stay in the head without falling down and I really wanted it to look realistic, with no elastic on the head or else; but in the end it looked great ^^.

CosplayTutorial:
What is the weirdest or greatest question or comment a “normal” person has asked you while you were in cosplay?

Moguai:
When I was wearing my Princess Peach cosplay a group of 5 boys came running to hug me and one of them told me: “You’ve been my sexual fantasy since I was a kid”… that made me feel dirty XD. It also happened that I uploaded my Princess Peach’s pictures and a “person” commented on one of them “what do you wear under the cosplay? I answered as normal as I could but he insisted to know piece by piece what was I wearing under… weird people XDDD

CosplayTutorial:
If you had unlimited budget and unlimited time, what cosplay would you want to make?

Moguai:
If I had unlimited budget and time I would definitely work on Samus Meroid armor, that is one of my dreamed cosplays, with leds and mechanichal parts, I would be awesome to wear that, a real dream come truth. Maybe one day, who knows ^^!

Love this cosplay? Let the cosplayer know! Follow her on facebook, flickr, or deviantart and leave some comments!