As most 90’s kids would likely relate, Pokemon was a huge part of my life growing up. It was arguably my gateway into anime, and I played 100s upon 100s of hours in each Pokemon game training my parties to beat the Elite 4 – over and over and over again. Misty only wore this outfit in one episode during the original Pokemon anime, but that didn’t stop me from wanting to cosplay it! Continue reading Goldeen Misty – Pokemon
Adventure Time holds a special place in my heart. I’ve watched every episode more times than I can count, and it never ceases to amaze me with it’s whimsy, charm, and deep-rooted existentialism. Continue reading Marceline the Vampire Queen – Adventure Time
Julia as a character is so intriguing to me. She is only seen in flashbacks during the majority of Cowboy Bebop, but she is such an important character. So much so that the show would not have been what it was without Julia, and her demise only makes the ending that much more heart-wrenching. Continue reading Julia – Cowboy Bebop
Red Gyarados was my second attempt at designing and creating a Pokemon gijinka. I wanted to keep the major elements that would obviously portray this armor as a Gyarados, while also adding in extra details to my own liking. I completed this costume in late 2014, but wore it many times throughout the next three years. It was such a proud accomplishment for me, and constructing it helped me learn many much needed armor-making and sewing lessons. Continue reading Red Gyarados – Pokemon
Though I rarely ever used Scyther as part of my team, I still loved the look of this mantis Pokemon. So much so that I chose Scyther as my first Pokemon gijinka! Continue reading Scyther – Pokemon
Sheik is the second costume I made right after Midna! I wanted to create a character that held a lot of significance for me, and Sheik was always one of my favorite characters growing up. It was always remain one of my favorite costumes and hold a very special place in my heart for helping to launch me into cosplay and costume making. Continue reading Sheik – The Legend of Zelda
Midna was the first costume I ever made, dating back to summer of 2013. and it is what started my love affair with cosplay. With fabric purchased from Walmart, the cheapest fabric paint I could find, a bright orange Amazon wig, and a daring adventure with Pax body paint, I managed to make this costume with the help of my family and friends. Continue reading Midna (True Form) – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Want to cosplay a character with an unnatural skin tone, but don’t want to spend a lot of time or money on body paint? Try making arm socks! Continue reading Making Arm Socks with We Love Colors Tights
The perfect gradient fabric is hard to find, so knowing how to make your own is a useful skill to have! Here, I’ll show you one way to dye a two-toned gradient into fabric using red and blue iDye Poly!
Pattern making from scratch is an extremely useful skill to have when it comes to cosplay and costume making! It’s a lot easier than it might look too! Here I’ll show you one method for making patterns from scratch. This method is best used for garments that are meant to fit close to the body.