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…

I Won an Award!

Last weekend, I entered my Maria Calavera cosplay into the Animefest Cosplay Contest. I hadn’t entered into a contest since my first one in 2016 when I cosplayed Korra during Kumoricon. (Kasey and I had entered the FanExpo contest with our Overcooked chefs, but I don’t count that since it was just a walk-on and…

My First Time Judging a Cosplay Contest

Disclaimer: This entire post does not reflect the view of Bethesda, Quakecon, or any of the affiliated companies that had to do with the contest. This is merely my point of view. I also will not be naming names or going into specifics for certain things. This is solely to talk about the things people…

Making My Maria Calavera Cosplay

  As soon as I saw the episode that featured young Maria Calavera, a dual-scythe-wielding, silver-eyed all-around badass, I knew I wanted to cosplay her. Not only was her character incredibly fascinating, but her costume design was beautiful. I loved her colors, the Tabasco dress inspired attire, and all the little nods to Dia de…