I thought I was done partying when I graduated college, but apparently, nerds to do it better. I subjected myself to some nerdy shenanigans once again and attended Colossalcon. Held annually at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio, Colossal is one of the most popular summer conventions in the eastern half of the US. The … Continue reading Adventures at Colossalcon: Volleyballs, Poodles, and Rollercoasters
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!
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
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
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
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
"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