Adventures at Colossalcon: Volleyballs, Poodles, and Rollercoasters

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

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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

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

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