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

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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

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

Writing Advice That Will Make You Suck it up and Write

A few weekends ago, I went to a boat show and met a local author. She recommended that I join some local writing groups, because writing is a "lonely" hobby. It's true that writing is something you practice and improve upon on your own, but criticism is also an important part of writing. If you … Continue reading Writing Advice That Will Make You Suck it up and Write