Hello!

I am a 20-something cosplayer from Northern California. This is my cosplay and sewing blog, where I post progress pics, tutorials, and cosplay pictures. I can get pretty busy with real-life stuff, so don't be alarmed if I don't post terribly often.

I mostly like video games over anime, and I'm into the beast known as Homestuck.

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See, I know you can do a kick ass Condy and a rockin Meenah, but can you do any Maryams?
Anonymous

Why, thank you, anon! I’m flattered.

I actually do a Maryam cosplay — my Draculastuck!Kanaya. Though, I have to wonder who you are, because you know a cosplay of mine that I wore once at a relatively small con (and only have a single hall shot of on my blog), but you didn’t know about what is my most popular cosplay, at least in terms in Tumblr notes (my most popular Kanaya photoset has probably two or three times the notes of any of my other posts). It makes me think that maybe you’ve seen my Meenah in person?

Anyway, yes, I can easily do a closet Maryam. I chose Kanaya because she’s my favorite, and I already have a decent outfit for her. It’s inspired by her default outfit, with the red skirt.

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I went humanstuck because I didn’t want to bother going grey or white for this, or bother reattaching my horns.

I’m way too pale for that black lipstick and wig without any face makeup (only dark eye and lip makeup). Oh well.

Shirt has epaulette tabs that button down, and skirt is a doubleknit circle skirt that I made out of vintage 1980s or 1990s fabric. When I’m not leaning against a bathroom counter (I didn’t bother attempting a full body shot of this outfit, sorry, anon :[), the wide shoulders of the top and the fullness at the hem of the skirt, plus my combination of small waist/broad(ish) shoulders/curvy hips creates a fairly striking silhouette. 

This is the last of these posts I’ll do this weekend. It actually took me less than an hour to do all four. I’ve gotten a fifth request since doing these, though, so I’ll save that one for next weekend (or maybe Thursday), along with any more that might be sent in the meantime. (I’m still open to more suggestions! These were a lot of fun, and I’m willing to do more when I have the time.)

Roxy
Anonymous

I’m assuming this is Roxy Lalonde. ;]

This one was fairly easy, since I already have a wig for her and can easily throw on normal clothes that she’d likely wear. I had a few outfit options for her, but I really like this One*Spo knockoff cat dress. This was probably the most successful of the bunch, and I’d easily wear something like this to a casual cosplay meetup or late in the day at a con once I change out of real cosplay.

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Showin’ off those gams~

Wig is my Roxy wig, scarf and dress are from my closet, shoes are my Condesce shoes, martini is my prop martini from my Mom cosplay.

No false lashes or eyebrow coloring. You’re lucky I even put on eyeliner and lipstick. (I did winged eyeliner with a bit of hot pink eyeshadow, but you can’t really tell in any of these images because of the angles they were taken at/the directions I am looking in.)

(Also, my old Academic Decathlon medals are making a guest appearance in the background of one of those photos. They’re in shadowboxes, split up by year. I’m such a nerd, haha.)

Closet cosplay: SAILOR MOOOOON!

This was actually the hardest of the bunch! I don’t own anything even remotely Sailor Moon-like, so I really had to improvise. It’s practically a MacGyver cosplay for how cobbled-together this thing is.

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In the name of the Moon, I will punish you!

(In that second photo, I was only on a 2 second self timer [my camera only seems to have ridiculously short or ridiculously long self timer options], so I couldn’t get the hand position quite right… this was the best of several attempts. I look more like I’m trying to rock out than threaten a badguy! Not to mention how unflattering this pose is. I think I 100% was able to capture the “awkward snapshot of a bad cosplay” look in that photo. The mirror selfie is somewhat better.)

This is an off-white shirt (my choice was between sorta correct sleeve length + neckline or correct color, so I went with a closer shape over a closer color), a blue lolita skirt that I rolled up quite a bit, the detachable bow from my BtSSB L’Oiseau Bleu JSK, a scrap of red ribbon, my Julia/Mireille wig, and a piece of computer paper colored with blue crayon pinned to my shirt for the sailor collar. I actually own a pair of tall red boots, but they are way under my bed in a bin full of other rarely-used cosplay shoes, so I didn’t bother to dig them out.

I’d say that this was the biggest failure of all of these, since it only looks vaguely Sailor Moon-esque and really isn’t recognizable at all. also, that wig was pretty precariously put up in the odangos and pigtails, since it really isn’t meant to be worn that way at all, and pulling them up higher on my head would have messed up the wig.

It was still a lot of fun! I’ve never cosplayed from Sailor Moon, and it’s such an iconic show and she’s such an iconic character that it was fun to throw together even this really quite terrible version of her. Maybe I’ll get inspired to do an actual cosplay from this series someday. (I’m more the type of cosplay a villain from the show, not one of the senshi, though. ;] Maaaaybe one of the outer senshi, at best.)

GODDESS MADOKA CLOSET COSPLAY GO!
Anonymous

I know that this was probably sent as a joke, since the costume is fairly elaborate and difficult, but this was actually my favorite of the four I received, so I’m posting it first.

Anon, you either knew that I already had a white and dark purple open-front hoop skirt, or you severely underestimated my closet cosplay abilities. ;]

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(I make a surprisingly cute Madoka, considering how thoroughly not moe I am!)

This consists of my Ulala wig, my Roxy hoopskirt, a Malco Modes softie petticoat, some scraps of ribbon and lace for the hair bows, and some computer paper and a couple of pipe cleaners for the wings. I wish I owned some light pink thigh-highs so I could have the proper legwear. (I also don’t really have a shirt like hers, but I still think this is recognizable, if not polished or accurate at all!)

You can see some of the structure of my hoopskirt in that first image. It has large washers sewn into it as counterweight.

Well, I got 4 closet cosplay suggestions. I’ll do them this weekend.

Two should be easy because I already cosplay the characters asked for (so I have wigs!), though since the cosplays I do are fairly intense and obviously not closet cosplay, I’ll put something together with clothes from my closet.

The other two are characters I don’t cosplay, and of those two, one will be surprisingly easy, and one will be surprisingly hard. Though, that surprisingly easy one will be difficult to get pictures of, because it’s fairly large and may or may not fit in the area by my mirror!

If anyone has any other suggestions (or challenges), send them my way. :] I may have to put off any further suggestions until next weekend, though.

I was kind of hoping to get Fujiko Mine because I can easily do a closet cosplay of her. Oh well! You know you have a problem when you can do closet cosplay that involves a catsuit…

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tmirai:

coconuttygrey:

zippyc:

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tmirai, not sure if you’re using hot glue guns but thought this might be a good thing to share.

Hoshit these are awesome! I am usually okay about not burning myself, but worbla and the heat gun are what tend to get me. I wonder if you can use these with worbla without them sticking. Thank you! Might have to get some of these.

tmirai:

coconuttygrey:

zippyc:

Dear cosplayers. I have found salvation at the Micheals. These are hot glue finger caps. They are fucking amazing and perfect. You can smear hot glue smooth without third degree burns. Bless based cosplay god. #cosplay #hotglue

tmirai, not sure if you’re using hot glue guns but thought this might be a good thing to share.

Hoshit these are awesome! I am usually okay about not burning myself, but worbla and the heat gun are what tend to get me. I wonder if you can use these with worbla without them sticking. Thank you! Might have to get some of these.