This time last year, I started my study on the cosplay and con community I entitled “Cosplays, Cons & Controversies: A Deep Dive into the Cosplayer Experience.” After receiving over 50 responses, I had to take a short hiatus from it to focus on other projects. Now, I am reopening the form to accept more responses in the hopes of getting 100 total participants.Continue reading “Cosplays, Cons & Controversies: Reopened for Responses”
This isn’t my first time attempting this series. I set out to do this a few years ago with my “Meet a Cosplayer” series but ultimately came up short of my original goal. Originally, I was hoping to make it similar to my “Leaving Home” series, in which I sent questionnaires to be answered and then I would read them all and write one cohesive (chaptered) story.
“Saved” may be a bit of hyperbole, but bear with me while I take you back about 17 years to the year 2000. Continue reading “How Cosplay Changed & (Possibly) Saved My Life”
Cosplay is, at its core, a very aesthetic hobby. Sure, there’s lots of objective techniques and practices that are used to get to that aesthetic, but the final product is usually one we ultimately take in with our eyes.Continue reading “Cosplay and Body Accuracy: A Personal Experience”
So I figured I’d end this series with my own answers! I don’t know if that’s vain but I thought maybe some people out there might be curious. I’d like to thank all my cosplayer friends that helped me with this series! I look up to all of you and you all inspire me to become better at my craft! Continue reading “Meet a Cosplayer: Ash aka Ashweez”
I met Drisana online through the Kumoricon Facebook group. Sydney had asked the group if there would be interest in joining their DnD Eeveelutions group and I answered the call!Continue reading “Meet a Cosplayer: Drisana AKA Fairchild Cosplay”
I met Bliss earlier this year during PAX South. We were both hanging out in the main area, taking a breather on some of the couches that were set up in between the main exhibition halls. She was wearing an amazing dress she made in the style of the Fallout video game series and I just had to ask for her picture. We got to talking and found out we both lived in Austin, so we friended each other on Facebook so that we could have some cosplay shenanigans together back in Austin!Continue reading “Meet a Cosplayer: Bliss AKA Truly Bliss”
I met Kelsie earlier this year during PAX South. She was cosplaying as Aurora from the video game “Child of Light” and I absolutely loved her cosplay. Her dress and crown were beautiful and she even had a little blue effect in her hands for Igniculus, the blue firefly companion that aids Aurora throughout the game. I got a picture of her and didn’t really talk to her a whole lot since Jason and I were headed out. Continue reading “Meet a Cosplayer: Kelsie AKA Ithildin Cosplay”
I had so much fun writing my “Leaving Home” Series that I decided to write another series, this time about cosplayers! I’ve asked a few of my friends to share their stories of how they got into cosplay, what cosplays they’ve done, and what they think of the cosplay community as a whole.Continue reading “New Series: Meet a Cosplayer”
Coming to America means a lot of different things to different people. For some, it’s a land of opportunity and growth. For others, it’s a sanctuary from a land that they can no longer call home due to violence, war, or poverty. No matter what brings people here, one thing is certain: they want what’s best for themselves and their families.