Archive for the 'Cosplay' Category

What I’m Up To, #9

June 21st, 2016

Well, one Anime convention down… more to go! I’m currently catching up on A-kon aftermath and also preparing for more conventions. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately in each of my hobbies.

What I’m Sewing

I was originally going to debut two new costumes at A-kon, but I ended up getting burnt out and not finishing the second one, which is Robin (One Piece) in her Dressrosa outfit. When I wasn’t procrastinating, I was rushing my work, and as a result, I’m not happy with my progress.


I’m going to start over! I just ordered more fabric (since I used up the one I bought before), and I’m drafting a new dress pattern.

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A-kon 27 recap

June 7th, 2016

I was at A-kon last weekend! It’s an Anime convention in Dallas, which is 3 hours away by car from Austin. I went with three of my coworkers, and it’s been a tiring and fun weekend.

This time around, I picked my Tashigi (One Piece) and Rhyme (TWEWY) cosplays to wear. Tashigi is my newest one, which I finished only a month ago. Though I was originally going to make another One Piece cosplay for A-kon, I ended up getting burnt out. I just couldn’t focus on another costume, so I brought my Rhyme cosplay instead.


In hindsight, I’m glad I didn’t do another One Piece cosplay because I got to spend more time as Tashigi. Here’s a recap of how my weekend was!

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Cosplay lessons learned

May 9th, 2016

You know the cosplay that I’ve been busy with for the past couple months? Well, it’s finished now!


Putting on a finished cosplay for the first time is one of the best feelings! I had a lot of fun with this one, partially because I love One Piece and partially because I learned so many new things on it.

In the past, I avoided prop work, so I have very little experience with it. Though I didn’t make the sword from scratch, I did so many alterations on it. I learned how to sand it smooth with Gesso, work with Worbla, and use sword wrap. All of the pink dots on the shirt were also painted by me, and this is the first time I’ve used fabric paint to make my own patterned fabric. (Full details on my cosplay blog.)

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