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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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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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