Cosplay Tutorial: Create a Duct Tape Head Cast

Cosplay Tutorial: Create a Duct Tape Head Cast

Time for something a little different, if not just because my intended post for this week has spiraled out into something larger than originally intended. With all of the Pokémon Sun and Moon revelations rocking the Internet, I decided to return to humanizing Pokémon species for cosplay (my first was Cubone). A friend suggested a group cosplay themed around new Pokémon species as well as the Alolan Forms of existing ones, and the idea struck me: Create a human version of Alolan Marowak, roughly based on Yokai (Big Hero 6) with a skull helmet…

An Ode to Vegetable Oil

An Ode to Vegetable Oil

My fellow cosplayers, let me tell you a story of happiness, heartbreak, dread, redemption, and household cooking products: The day vegetable oil saved my favorite cosplay. I arrived home last night to see my Civil War Spider-Man had arrived, two days early in fact!. I tried it on, it fit perfectly, I selfie’d it up, thrilled to wear it at Animazement. When I’d had my fun, I put it on a hanger and took it up stairs to safely store in my closet. I open the door, and I see…

Spambot Comment Spotlight

Spambot Comment Spotlight

Before your blog starts getting comments by actual human users, you’ll start receiving weird comments with poor grammar (or possibly not even written in English) that either make zero sense or make sense and are actually random advertisements. Yep, we’re talking about roving spambots. These things seem to find your blog before you even attempt promoting the thing and even more roll in once some exposure is attained. These bots either drop off comments written by someone who’s first language isn’t English or are randomly generated from lists of common…