I Made Link’s Cape from BOTW into a Hoodie!

Today is me and my fiancé’s three year anniversary. I wanted to make him something really special, so I decided to make him something from scratch. He’s been playing Breath of the Wild lately and I decided to make him a hoodie based on Link’s cape. Continue reading “I Made Link’s Cape from BOTW into a Hoodie!”

Cosplay and Body Accuracy: A Personal Experience

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. So when you’ve got an existing character that you’re trying to emulate, you’re trying to capture the aesthetic of that character. Of course, cosplay is more than just dressing the part; cosplayers take it a step further and take on the demeanor of their characters. (That is where the “play” in “cosplay” comes from; it’s a shortened form of “roleplay.”) But to the public at large who sees cosplays online, it’s all about how you look. And anytime there’s a hobby based on looks, you’re going to get haters. Continue reading “Cosplay and Body Accuracy: A Personal Experience”

Whoa! Blogbyash is now an award-winning blog!

Sometimes I worry that my blog posts are getting lost into the internet ether and that no one reads them. I continue to write them, however, because I really enjoy writing them and because I like documenting my process when it comes to cosplay. I have a decent amount of followers on here (Hi there! I ❤ you!) and I never intended for this to be anything more than the musings of a girl who just loves dressing up and learning how to make better costumes. Continue reading “Whoa! Blogbyash is now an award-winning blog!”

Meet a Cosplayer: Drisana AKA Fairchild Cosplay

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! After joining their private facebook group and chat, I got to know Drisana through all her progress posts. She’ll be our Leafeon Ranger for our Eeveelutions group and she’s not only making her cosplay, she’s helping make both female and male versions of our Umbreon Thieves! She works super quickly and has gained quite a following on her instagram, facebook, and youtube despite only officially cosplaying for a year and a half. I can’t wait to see what other cosplays she does in the future! Continue reading “Meet a Cosplayer: Drisana AKA Fairchild Cosplay”

Meet a Cosplayer: Sydney AKA Cosparade

I met Sydney online through the Kumoricon Facebook group. She had posted to the group a picture of some Pokemon gijinka concept art asking if anyone was interested in joining her cosplay group for Kumoricon. There was only one female concept left and I (after lots of internal debate) jumped at the chance. I can say without a doubt that it was the best decision I made that whole month. It’s led to some great online friendships and hopefully we’ll have some great fun and awesome photos once Kumoricon’s over! She’s been leading the group like a champ, arranging our meetup and scheduling a professional photographer and everything. Continue reading “Meet a Cosplayer: Sydney AKA Cosparade”

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