Archive for the 'Cosplay' Category

April so far

April 21st, 2016

Uh whoops, I unintentionally took a mini break from blogging and blog hopping. A couple things have kept me busy, and then when I do sit down to blog, I look at the clock and realize, welp, it’s time for bed. Cue the list of things I’ve been up to lately!

1. Instead of blog hopping, I’m Mii hopping on Miitomo. I didn’t expect to be addicted, but I am. Add me on Twitter if you’d like to connect! I’m puyoda on both. You know those blog questionnaires that you tag people in? That’s kind of what Miitomo is, and I think that’s why it’s so fun. You get to answer random questions, which your Mii shares with your friends, and you see your friends’ answers too. Plus, I like collecting clothing for my Mii and taking dumb cool Miifotos!

Yes, a lot of my Miifotos involve food.

Yes, a lot of my Miifotos involve food.

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My Cosplay Process

March 28th, 2016

This is kind of a follow-up to my Beginner Cosplay Tips entry from last year. Sometimes people tell me that they’d like to try making a costume but aren’t sure where to begin. Though each cosplay differs, I generally follow the same process for each one. Here’s how I go about my costumes!


Character research

I always start by researching the character’s outfit and by gathering as many references as I can, which are often screenshots and official art. In addition to just searching the internet, I’ll re-play games or re-watch shows/movies. When I can’t get good references, I have to make my best guess at certain parts I’m missing.

Sometimes I’ll also draw the outfit on paper with notes, just to make sure I have the right idea and don’t miss any important details.

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March To-do List

March 9th, 2016

Even though March is already on its way, I still wanted to make a to-do list of things to complete this month. I meant to complete several things over the past few months except… well, of course, I procrastinated. I’m the type of person who gets motivated by lists, so here we go!


Finish Tashigi’s jacket

I currently have 3 months to finish my Tashigi cosplay before the next Anime convention. It’s actually enough time… I just always procrastinate and end up doing a bunch of stuff at the last minute. So I’m trying to pace myself to finish a bit early! My goal is to finish the jacket this month. So far, I’ve done one mock-up, but I wasn’t totally happy with it. Now to make adjustments and try again before working on the real fabric.

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Apply for Global Entry

I guess this list is working because I was able to cross this off while I was drafting this entry. I finished the application process, but I’m waiting for approval before I schedule an interview.

If you don’t know what Global Entry is, it’s a program that lets you go through an expedited customs line when entering the United States after traveling internationally. It also makes you eligible for TSA PreCheck. Every time I travel, I kick myself for not registering for TSA PreCheck yet, so that I can enter the faster security line. Since I do travel internationally, I paid a little extra for Global Entry instead!

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