My Cosplays from Otakon :D

Whelp, Otakon 2016 is now officially over! But here are some pictures of my cosplays from the weekend. Unfortunately, it was so hot we didn’t stay in costume very long and with the construction in Inner Harbor we didn’t get great pics 😦 But hopefully when it cools down maybe we can go off for a photo shoot 😀

My Greek goddess Nyx Outfit and my sister and I did humanoid vintage Hamtaro and Bijou 😀

Let me know what you think 😀

What has been your most recent cosplays?

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Otakon 2016 Bound :D

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Image Credit: Otakon FB Page

Registered for Otakon 2016 last week!!!!
So Excited to Celebrate Otakon’s Last Year In Baltimore!

I am so happy that Otakon is now mailing badges! Those badge lines really were a pain!
If you haven’t registered yet, there is one week left to receive a mailed badge, it ends May 27th!

So I have been slowly and surely working on my Otakon Cosplays
They may be as follows:
– Woking on my Greek Goddess Nyx Cosplay
– Fixed My Cardcaptor Sakura Gown, (ahem, “it” shrunk in the last two years, cough)
-Still gotta fix her accessories
– Starting my Hamtaro Bijou Lolita Dress.

-Still Gotta buy the Wigs and Circle Lenses. Bah!
Arda Wigs and Pinkyparadise here I come!
(No Affiliate there, just love them!)

-Are you going to Otakon 2016 this year?
Who are you cosplaying?

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NYX Cosplay Update :D

So finally, after countless searching, I found the perfect fabric for my NYX cosplay 😀
It is from Joann’s Spirit Halloween Collection! I stumbled upon the last bit of it at one Jonann’s and then found another 5 yds at another 😀
So excited when that happens!

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Here is the semi-finished skirt with a blue chiffon under layer.

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 I have been having some difficulty creating the top but of course I recieved some inspiration at midnight last night. Because of that, I was able to drape the fabric the exact way I would like it and I am hopefully going to work on the pattern for it tonight 😀

Here is the draped version!

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The Left Side has the perfect shape and and the lines I was going for with this top. The straps are just an idea of where they would need to go 😀

Let me know what you think 😀

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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread. . .

. . . Well for a nerd like me it really is! I received my first Loot Crate yesterday and it is epic!

Monthly Subscription based boxes are not anything new, but they have been gaining a much higher following now and days. Most of the ones I hear about at work are beauty based and while that is awesome, I wasn’t really interested. So low and behold one of my fellow photographers introduced me to Loot Crate. A nerd based monthly subscription that contain amazing gifts at an affordable price.

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The really awesome thing is they vow never to have the same item twice and the months are always a different theme. For example, this month’s theme was versus :

Here is a screenshot from their website:

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They also offer different options so you can choose the crate that peeks your interest 😀

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Here is my March Crate 😀

I was so excited! I love that T-shirt! and my fiance has already claimed the Batman vs Superman wallet and the Dardevil vs Punisher Hat. But I suppose that is okay 😀

The Hat is amazing, depending upon your mood you can be team DareDevil or Team Punisher 😀 I was feeling both of them last night 😀

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I am so excited for April’s Crate! The theme is Quest! Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 2.20.03 PM.pngAnd Holy Shit Harry Potter and my favorite movie of all time Labyrinth is being featured. Dance Magic Dance!

Don’t Have Loot Crate?
Here you go and save $5 😀
Loot Crate 

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showmemakeup: One Amazing Makeup Artist

One Hell of an MUA! and My Favorite Disney Lady, in one happily never after video:D
Check out Shonagh Scott and her amazing tumblr/ youtube videos. Her tutorials are amazing and I have learned some awesome techniques!

So Check her out Below and further your cosplay makeup ::D

What are some of your favorite makeup techniques for cosplay?

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Catering Towards A Unique Culture: Cosplay By McCalls

I love the fact that cosplay is not only being internationally recognized, but now companies are actually catering towards cosplayers.

McCalls who is one of the sewing pattern giants has created it’s very own cosplay site. The collection includes patterns created by the fabulous Yaya Han, the new McCalls Cosplay Brand and includes vintage and costume patterns for a base. As any cosplayer knows, no matter how close the pattern, you still end up changing it to fit your needs and expectations.

Here are the newly introduced patterns for the McCalls Cosplay Brand 😀

I am so excited to get my hands on some of these  and that read coat pattern . . . I’m seeing a Trigun gender bend in the near future 😀

To check out all of the patterns offered, visit the site at: Cosplay McCalls

Who are some of your favorite companies that cater towards cosplayers?

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TGIF with Kickstarter: Cos Culture Magazine

Happy Friday everyone!

I absolutely love magazines, being a fashion stylist and all, I am always looking at those glossy pages for the newest trends and insider tips:D I love making mood boards and inspiration boards for the new seasons or even a sewing project.
So when I stumbled upon this awesome Kickstarter I knew I had to donate and spread the word 😀

Let me introduce you to Cos Culture Magazine 😀

Here is a bit I took from their campaign page:

Cos Culture Magazine is an independent digital and print publication dedicated to promoting the art and culture of Cosplay. The magazine is created and published by Nikko Marie through her independent creative media publishing company NH Creative Inc, and Nikko is the driving force behind the magazine’s vision and production. She is the sweat, blood and tears (tears of joy, of course!) behind the publication, working as editor, marketer, publisher, researcher, graphic designer and all around worker bee. As the months go on we are slowly building an amazing team of supporters who help make the magazine the best that it can be!

This magazine is amazing. With gorgeous photographs, interviews and those sought after tutorials who wouldn’t want to back this little guy who has the amazing potential of being a worldwide staple in every cosplayer’s stash 😀

So please checkout their entire Kickstarter Campaign and Donate today 😀
No matter how much, it all counts!

Are there any other Kickstarter campaigns out there for cosplay?

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Winnie the Pooh as a Wookiee? Here is Star Wars Reimagined.

Check out this awesome post on Bored Panda!
Artist James Hance has reimagined my favorite silly old bear into a silly wookiee 😀
It is so adorable! Definitely  have to order a print . . . the only problem is figuring out which one I want 😀
Check out the full post–> Star Wars Characters Reimagined As Winnie The Pooh And Friends

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Image: James Hance Twitter

Also Check out his amazing artwork at: Jameshance.com

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Severus Snape You Will Be Missed: RIP Sir Alan Rickman

Alas, another amazing person has passed away this week. At the age of 69 Sir Alan Rickman has moved on.

Sir Alan Rickman was an amazing actor. I cannot think of anyone else who could have played Severus Snape any better. He created the exact persona I always imagined while reading the Harry Potter Series. He was a huge part of my childhood and I feel like I am reading book 6 and 7 all over again, the sadness is still very much real.

While I love his portrayal of Severus Snape, I will always remember this one scene in the movie DOGMA as he portrays the very bad a$$ angel Metatron 😀 Love his voice!

This Clip is very much PG13 for the f-bomb is dropped the fist second 😀

and of course some Harry Potter 😀

and lastly showing his amazing wit and humor 😀

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