Creativity: Something I Lost This Past Year. . .

cre·a·tiv·i·ty noun
noun: creativity
  1. the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.
    Synonyms:inventivenessimaginationinnovation, innovativeness, originalityindividualityartistryinspirationvisionenterpriseinitiativeresourcefulness
    – Google Dictionary

    You are probably thinking to yourself: why the hell did she give the definition of creativity? Well it’s to remind myself exactly what it is.

I love being creative, which is why sewing and cosplay are some of my favorite past times and outlets. It allows me to forget the stress of being an adult and to focus on creating something beautiful, complex, and amazing. Something I can look at and go, yeah, I made that. So with that being said, this past year I have lost my creativity. It’s like I lost my soul. I have no inspiration or motivation. I just can’t think up ideas, or come up with cosplays. I mean what the heck!!!!! I am like a black hole of nothingness and it is really frustrating. I feel to stagnant in life.

So last weekend, I went and had a Tarot reading done with an amazing lady. The deck I choose to work with was Doreen Virtue’s Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards. Now, not saying you have to believe in this. But I very much do. I actually own the deck myself. I have been feeling lethargic and stuck the last month. I am so relieved to have gone and had this done because, this reading gave me insight on what I need to look at to move forward too. Things I need to do for myself to be more successful in my life. The biggest thing I left with after my reading is: I need to be creative again. I need to unleash my imagination by writing, dancing, or sewing. I just need to create and meet people who have the same interests as myself! So we can motivate each other in being creative.

So, this post is to warn you. I am going to be posting really random ideas now. Maybe Short Prompts for myself, a horribly written fanfiction here or there, or even some v-log posts. All I ask to anyone who actually follows me or reads these. Be gentle. I am not trying to make money or anything. I just want to get my creativity moving once again 😀

So thank you all and I apologize for the coming posts. They will be hellish 😀

Something for me to remember:

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Cosplay Nyx: Another Update

So over the weekend, I wasn’t feeling very good, and when that happens working on a project usually helps take my mind off of feeling like crap. I love craft therapy!

So I decided to bite the bullet and finally figure out Nyx’s Accessories. I had this jewelry set for years and I thought it would be awesome. But I wasn’t impressed with the look of the stones, so I swapped them out and now I am so happy! Can you tell the difference?

Let me know what you think?

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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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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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