thatseagullchick:

The sun set, must be time for bathroom cosplay selfies.

GREETINGS MORTALS

AAHHHH AMANDA THAT LOOKS SO GOOD WOW casually reblogs selfies



9 months ago with 13 notes ; via fashion-grandpa

#thatseagullchick #cosplay

Things no one tells you about getting into cosplay. 

seerofsarcasm:

  • There will always be someone that you feel is better than you. Always. Learn to accept that.
  • What takes you two days now will, with practice, take you two hours later. Keep at it.
  • There will be people who tell you that you’re too fat, or thin, or black, or white to cosplay a character. For every one of them, there are 10 who love your cosplay. Don’t listen to the hate.
  • Keep the first cosplay you ever make. Or at least photos. It will remind you of how far you’ve come later.
  • Always map out how much fabric you need and buy a yard more.
  • When you see a $0.99 pattern sale, buy as many as you can. You never know when they’ll come in handy. (It’s also fun to see the crazy high price under “you saved” when you buy 30 $20 patterns for 99 cents each).
  • When you go to a convention in the first costume you ever make yourself, there will be a 100% chance of a more experienced cosplayer in the same cosplay. And you will want to throw yours away. Don’t do it.
  • Muslin is your friend. It’s $1 a yard and it’ll help you figure out if the pattern your using will fit before you cut into your $10 a yard fabric.
  • There is nothing wrong with starting simple and starting small. Know your skill level when you start. Stay relatively inside it and you will be less frustrated and more proud of your work.
  • A little later, pick cosplays that have aspects you know how to do and aspects you don’t know how to do. Look up tutorials and try new things.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help, but make sure you try to help yourself first. Keep bookmarks of online tutorial and guide resources. 
  • Don’t be afraid to start over from scratch. If you don’t like what the end product looks like don’t let the hours you spent on it force you to keep it. Rip seams. Re-do hems. Go out and buy more fabric. All the work will be worth it for a cosplay you’re proud of.
  • Have cosplayers you look up to, but do not try to become them. Become you.
  • Invest in good materials. Starting with cheap products like $5 scissors means you will have to replace them much more frequently as your experience tells you that they aren’t good enough and you need better. Get better from the start.
  • Don’t be afraid to cosplay alone.
  • Get a sewing machine with at least 5 different types of stitches on it. You may not know how to use them now but as you learn you will want them available to you.
  • There will always be someone who gets more attention than you for the same cosplay. Don’t let that make you bitter. Likewise, don’t let it make you power hungry.
  • Don’t let notes on tumblr of favorites on deviantart dictate the quality of your cosplay.
  • Set goals and work to achieve them, like “5 new cosplays this year” or “win something in a costume contest.”
  • Finally, there will come a day when you become great at cosplay. You will make all your own cosplays and even win some contests. You work hard on all your costumes and you put great effort and skill into making them detailed and perfect. And you will look at someone in a poorly made costume and a ratty wig and something deep, deep inside you, in a place you didn’t know existed, will twinge with elitism. You will not know where it comes from and you will not know how or when it got there. But fight it back. Remember where you started. Because one day that cosplayer may become great too. And they’ll have looked up to you like you looked up to others. Be a role model. Be the cosplayer you would have liked to know when you were starting out. Give back.


9 months ago with 10,180 notes ; via violetprince ( © seerofsarcasm )

#oh god this is good #cosplay

WARNING To any female cosplayer in the Chicago (And surounding) areas! 

stickiebun13:

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Okay So Today….

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9 months ago with 33,502 notes ; via keldeos ( © stickiebun13 )

#jfc #cosplay #read this
hhhh my friends are??? super adorable

hhhh my friends are??? super adorable



posted 9 months ago with 15 notes

#animinneapolis #celestialnexus #kahara #gravity falls #cosplay #animinni13

you know what i think the best part of cosplaying davesprite will be

not having to smile in photos



posted 1 year ago with 1 note

#fuck yes i swear cosplay photos are the most awkward #unless you have a pose practiced #but most of my charas are dipshits #so i wind up grinning like a fucking maniac #and it's so awkward #because they're awkward charas? #but no more #ha haaa #costume shenanigans #cosplay #davesprite #homestucking

i’m reading through the facebook post that started this whole “gtfo cosplayers especially if you’re women” thing and i’m really just sort of disgusted by this whole thing. and very angry, because i happen to fit into both of the categories the guy is railing against. just. i don’t understand some people. this is coming off as ridiculously misogynistic, no matter how he meant it, and very hateful. 

blah, my essay is not getting done.



posted 1 year ago with 3 notes

#thick cheese #cosplay

fem!avengers and loki at animinneapolis 

(heard you guys were looking for some pics, these are the ones i got)



posted 1 year ago with 10 notes

#animinneapolis #the avengers #cosplay #lady loki #dusty-shelf

Hey potential Daisho Con attendees 

theconjuredking:

My friend Rachel and I are planning to cosplay Spider-Man and Tony Stark at Daisho this year and we’re looking for a Steve to complete the superfamily.  Anyone planning to attend be interested?

reblog for signal and such. any of my followers going?



1 year ago with 1 note ; via theconjuredking

#daisho con #superfamily #tony stark #steve rogers #superhusbands #cosplay #captain america #iron man #spider man #peter parker #wisconsin convention #costume shenanigans

omg guys stawp

(me as kid loki, cammie as thor, lisa as molly hooper [random crossover ftw] and megan as leah)



posted 1 year ago with 6 notes

#animinneapolis #cosplay #leah #kid loki #thor #molly hooper #journey into mystery #sherlock #dusty-shelf #celestialnexus #labpet #costume shenanigans
leia!

leia!



posted 1 year ago

#animinneapolis #princess leia #star wars #cosplay
(more of me as kid!loki at animinni)

(more of me as kid!loki at animinni)



posted 1 year ago with 74 notes

#loki #kid loki #animinneapolis #cosplay #journey into mystery #costume shenanigans #cosplay pic
brotherly bonding time
(me as Loki and Cammie as Thor)

brotherly bonding time

(me as Loki and Cammie as Thor)



posted 1 year ago with 2 notes

#thor #loki #kid loki #journey into mystery #cosplay #animinneapolis #dusty-shelf #costume shenanigans
graaaahaaaaaammmmm!

graaaahaaaaaammmmm!



posted 1 year ago with 4 notes

#i cannot even #perfect #yerp #graham specter #baccano #cosplay #animinneapolis #thedietelf #that was you right #i got it right didn't i #yeah
Eleven and Sexy at Animinneapolis.

Eleven and Sexy at Animinneapolis.



posted 1 year ago with 6 notes

#doctor who #eleventh doctor #tardis #cosplay #animinneapolis #let me know who you aarrreeee omg
Merida and Rapunzel at Animinneapolis! Caitlyn (who has no tumblr) is the Rapunzel, but idk Merida. That’s her natural hair, though, I remember that. 

Merida and Rapunzel at Animinneapolis! Caitlyn (who has no tumblr) is the Rapunzel, but idk Merida. That’s her natural hair, though, I remember that. 



posted 1 year ago with 2 notes

#adorbs #rapunzel #tangled #merida #brave #cosplay #animinneapolis
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