So I made my first Homestuck cosplay and I did all the basic things:

  • Made the horns (first try too big, go figure)
  • Bought the snazaroo (was told about ben nye)
  • Painted the shirt (was told about a handful of ways to make it different)

I’ve got to say that overall it was a fun experience and wasn’t all that expensive to make.

I’ve only read up to the introduction of Karkat Vantas and I actually enjoyed his personality as it was introduced so I thought this would be fun and casual and for the most part it was.

The only major downsides was being reminded that I am “too tall” and should’ve picked a different troll such as Gamzee or a list of others. Also I knew the makeup would fade and fall apart over time as I’ve only gotten to really roll out in snazaroo once so if and or when I do another Homestuck cosplay (I’ve had my eyes on the preaching Kankri for a while) I’ll hopefully take that knowledge forward.

And finally, sorry about the Selfie grade quality, it’s the only pic I had of this costume.

I made the biggest mistake when it comes to cutting Faux Fur :l

I didn’t brush the pile and I made the shelf so now the fur is all chopped =.=

Oops, well let’s see how it goes on the cuffs I’m making and see if I can’t do it right this time.

abarero:

It’s far too often we hear about the negative side of what happens in the convention scene. It seems as if every day there’s a story of someone at a convention in tears, their experience ruined. Cosplayers singled out on race or weight or a handicap, hated upon by people whom supposedly like the same things. We as a community have the opportunity to change our fandom and shape the future of what it is to become. People often talk, saying they’ll stand up for others, that they embrace equality and fairness and take a stand against bullying.

I’m challenging you to change our fandom for the better. I want you, the cosplayer, the attendee, the cosplay photographer to find someone at a convention you normally may not go up to. Feel safe. Be safe. Say one nice thing about their cosplay/prop. Maybe even make a friend in the process. That’s it, easy, right?

You don’t have to overstep your boundaries, definitely don’t overstep theirs. For each bad incident that happens at a convention, you have the opportunity to brighten someone’s day, to make them feel proud of their hard work that someone previously may have insulted. It’s about keeping the community positive and bringing back a side that seems to be weakening each day.
 


abarero:

EVERYONE DESERVES TO COSPLAY. EVERY.ONE.

spread this video around cosplay community, let’s make ourselves look good to combat SyFy’s new show is making us look bad.

Vicious Cosplay: Open Opinion Letter to the NY Post

vicious-cosplay:

Dear NY Post,

Recently I had read a TV review from your site about the upcoming docuseries from SyFy: Heroes of Cosplay. I found it odd that there was a tv review about a show that was a week away from airing, but that is not what drew me to the page. It was the fact that Linda Stasi not only…

Tier Harribel Sword set: by Zeb’s Prop Shop:

A close friend of mine makes some pretty awesome props. If you check out his page, click through on image or Zeb’s Prop Shop you can see the whole process he used, don’t hesitate to ask any questions he will usually answer.


cosplaysleepeatplay:

This Iron Man cosplay gif is from a 2010 youtube video. This Iron Man fight scene was taken at Hollywood theater on May 7-8th 2010 promoting Iron man 2. Anthony Le (Master Le) is the person created the “more than” Iron Man cosplay by hand and from scratch.

All credit to Anthony Le (Master Le), Master Le Cosplay Iron Man 2 MKVI and War Machine fight scene spoof

(Source: bit.ly)


zeldalilly:

theweeklyansible:

Don’t miss this!

Kinda glad I stopped to watch this. 

A must watch. Seriously agree with many points and I’ll take the white knight title with me (should it be given I don’t really care is my point).


thumbcramps:

hi guys! this is a comic i made for a final in my comics in literature class. we had to do a research paper on a topic we’d discussed in class and then accompany it with a comic with a relevant subject. my paper was about hyper-sexualization of women in comic books, but i decided to broaden it out here as well as personalize it and make myself the subject and discuss something i’ve been subjected to in the convention circuit and on the internet as well as thousands of other women, as well as give a cue to thought about how the comic book industry as well as the video game industry and even just media in general (all of which are male dominated) push such ridiculous pressures onto girls and women.

also, it feels kind of silly to have to add this since i hope it’s obvious, but i am very aware that there are men that don’t subscribe to this attitude, and am incredibly grateful that these issues are brought to light to people other than the ones that are subjected to it. 

anyway haha i have literally been staring at this for 9 hours i don’t even know which direction is up anymore. thanks for reading!!!

8indfang Thanks for the Follow!

Thanks for the follow, I saw you were from Michigan too thats awesome! I’m gonna apologize now how slow I am at my cosplay tumblr but I appreciate the follow :)