The Countdown to Con: Colossal Lineup

We're back in the Nerd Vault today to bring you an extra-special edition: my lineup for Colossalcon! Swim Lance, Voltron Tailstyx and I had so much fun cosplaying Lance and Keith at Katsu, so there was really no reason not to bring them back. Catch us on Thursday as the swim version of our favorite … Continue reading The Countdown to Con: Colossal Lineup

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Adventures at Tekko: Cheerleaders, Galra, and Chairs- Oh My!

My second con is over, and the PCD (post-con-depression) is hitting hard. I met so many people while I was there, and I feel like I'm part of a big con family now. There's so much love. The adventure began after the five-hour drive to Pittsburgh to meet up with the fam. Luckily, I had … Continue reading Adventures at Tekko: Cheerleaders, Galra, and Chairs- Oh My!

14 Things I Learned My First Time Cosplaying

I'm counting down the days to Tekko-- it's just about a week away! I'm already getting those pre-adventure jitters I always get before vacations. This past February, I attended my first convention and cosplayed for the first time. Here's a list of some lessons I learned while planning, creating, and wearing my cosplay costumes. Start … Continue reading 14 Things I Learned My First Time Cosplaying

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

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