Officially Leveled Up: Journeyman Craftsmanship Cosplayer

I entered my Grimm Reaper cosplay into yet another cosplay contest, this time at Anime Dallas. AD’s contest rules stipulate that Judge’s Awards do not count towards your total number of awards and therefore doesn’t disqualify you from entering that cosplay into the contest. With this in mind, I was effectively at zero awards, so I entered into the Inexperienced (Novice) category. Continue reading “Officially Leveled Up: Journeyman Craftsmanship Cosplayer”

Thrifting for Cosplay

So you want to cosplay and you want to do it on the cheap. What can you do? Well, there’s actually lots you can do. You can wait for sales, become a coupon hoarder, and buy in bulk. You could buy a readymade cosplay on one of the many cosplay stores online (infinitely cheaper than making something from scratch). One other way? You could put your cosplay together yourself using the wonderful world of Thrift Stores. *angelic choir* Continue reading “Thrifting for Cosplay”

Making My Wanda Maximoff Cosplay

For Halloween – specifically the Halloween party at work – I wanted to do something recognizable while still being SFW. Lots of my cosplays can be pretty esoteric to people who don’t watch the same shows or play the same games as I do. As luck would have it, a lot of us at the company actually went and watched Avengers 2: Age of Ultron as part of a culture club event when it first came out. I couldn’t really see myself making a low-budget Black Widow in time (and didn’t feel like gender-bending another Avenger) so I went with Wanda Maximoff. Continue reading “Making My Wanda Maximoff Cosplay”

Featured on POMEmag!

I was approached by Carolynn, friend and Head Crone in Charge of POMEmag, to write an article about one of my favorite topics: cosplay! If you like cosplay but haven’t the faintest idea how to get into this crazy and fantastical world, this article is for you! I go over the ins and outs of everyone’s favorite costume hobby and how you can jump right in. And just in time for Halloween!

Entering the Wonderful World of Cosplay

Written by Ashweez Cosplay

Published by POMEmag

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