The Countdown to Con: Tekko Lineup

Hello and welcome back to the Nerd Vault. Tekko is just about 2 weeks away, and I've already planned out my lineup. Nishinoya Yuu, Haikyuu!! I had quite the adventure as Noya at Katsucon, and I'm brining him to Tekko, too! I'm re-styling my wig so it looks more natural, and I'm going to improve … Continue reading The Countdown to Con: Tekko Lineup


How To Convince Everyone You’re a Pro Cosplayer

The Nerd Vault is open again! This time, I'm taking a slightly silly approach to something I noticed at my first con. Multiple people came up to me and treated me as though I was an experienced cosplayer, someone who had been doing this for years. I had people asking me for my Instagram, asking … Continue reading How To Convince Everyone You’re a Pro Cosplayer

Updates From The Nerd Vault

Aloha, fellow geeks. This post is short and too the point (but not necessarily sweet, because it is to the point). I made an Instagram specifically for posting about my cosplay adventures. After talking to a few friends, and following some of the cosplayers from Katsucon, I decided a cosplay account would be a great … Continue reading Updates From The Nerd Vault

Squats, Klance, and Rubber Duckies: Adventures at Katsucon

I survived my first con! You know how they say people get serious ink fever after getting their first tattoo? That's the feeling I have now that Katsucon is over. I can't wait to get to the next one (which is only in a few months!). Katsucon was an incredible experience, and I'm so glad … Continue reading Squats, Klance, and Rubber Duckies: Adventures at Katsucon

Cosplay Tutorial: Spiking Wigs Upwards

As a rookie cosplayer, I rely heavily on tutorials to help me build my cosplays. It’s very easy to find tutorials on how to make wigs stand up and look spiky in general, and there are plenty more tutorials for specific characters. I, however, picked a character with a fairly complicated hairstyle, and virtually no … Continue reading Cosplay Tutorial: Spiking Wigs Upwards

Review: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

"Don't even bother with Fullmetal. Just watch Brotherhood." That's the consensus my friends came to while recommending a new anime for me to watch. So, I sat down with my cup of tea and dove in. Full metal Alchemist: Brotherhood tells the story of two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, who tried using a science-based magic system to … Continue reading Review: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood