Casa is one of my favorite isles to shop at my local JoAnn’s, but it can be a bit overwhelming. Let’s take a moment to discuss what it is and how it can be utilized for cosplay. (Before we begin, this post is in no way affiliated with JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores and all opinions are my own based off of my personal shopping experiences.) Now that the little disclaimer is out of the way, what is Casa? While the name may be coincidence, Casa is like the “house” collection of f
Irons are an invaluable tool in cosplay construction. Here are five ways ironing can improve your cosplay. Patterns- Have a pattern piece that is all crumpled up? A bit of light ironing on a low setting can iron the wrinkles out of tissue paper patterns. Just be extra careful to not burn the paper. Fabric- It is always a good idea to iron any winkles out of fabric before it is cut. Cutting wrinkled fabric leads to uneven edges and distorted shapes. In turn, this leads to an i
Just like with fashion, craft supplies change with the season. Listed below are the best times of year to find specific items relevant to cosplay. Spring Pastel Fabric- Spring is the season where stores switch over from the dark jewel tones of fall/winter to light and airy fabrics in pastel shades. Cute Baby Animals- if you need a toy bunny for a photoshoot, they are everywhere. Fake Flowers- if you need artificial versions of any of the stereotypical spring flowers like daff
It’s no secret that I sell off my cosplay costumes. I’ve created a tutorial on how to do so and included costume sales in my list of ways cosplayers make money. Despite this, friends still ask why I’m getting rid of costumes and fans of a series ask why an outfit is gone. The opinions listed may not apply to every cosplayer, but these are my personal reasons. I’m not going to wear it again. Usually I only attend 3-4 conventions per year wearing one costume per day. Since this
Last month my husband and I made a quick day trip out to Awesome Con. We had a fantastic time and got to get our feet wet in the comic con world (the events we usually attend are heavily anime-themed). This trip also served as reconnaissance for Otakon- which will be held in the same venue in August. The convention center itself is very easy to get to. There is a metro station next door to the center- just be sure to snag a Smart Trip card with enough money on it beforehand s
Welcome to This Week In Cosplay- the latest news from the cosplay community! Patterns: McCall's McCall's has revealed their Early Fall Collection with two new costume designs and four collaborations with Yaya Han- including tiny hats. Gown: https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m7642 Fancy Coat: https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m7641 YH Men's Tunic: https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m7646 YH Misses Dress: https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m7645 YH Misses Coat: https://mccallpattern.
Tulle is a great material for cosplayers. It is inexpensive, doesn’t fray, and can be used to add volume to any garment. It is available in a wide range of colors and the two most common lengths are 54in or 108in. The large holes in the material make it very difficult to pin, as most pins just slide right out. Tulle also has a tendency to cling to surrounding materials, especially if it has a raw edge exposed. Netting is similar to tulle, but has larger holes. For the sake of