It's perfectly normal to not be satisfied with the first results of a costume you make. With some costumes, I'm never done working on them. Others take a few tries to get it right. Each time you work on a project, you learn new techniques and refine your skills. Sometimes taking another shot at an older costume can be very satisfying!
Often, when I run a cosplay panel and talk about sewing machines, Brother machines are my go to recommendations. Why? After more than 15 years of sewing and using many types of machines, I’ve come to really apreciate the quality they display across all price points and love the Brother products I own. From the low end to the high, they work well. They are feature rich machines with a number of affordable accessories and sewing machine feet available for them.
With the increasing popularity of cosplay worldwide, many people want to participate in the hobby. Not everyone has time or the know how to sew, but it’s more than fine to participate despite that! This post is for you if you fall in to that category of cosplayer!
I’m listing one of my Saber cosplays up for charity on eBay.
100% goes to the Typhoon relief effort in the Philippines.
As a warning to users on steam, there is an account impersonating me. Please do not send them games!
The wonderful people of Coslenses were nice enough to send me samples of 3 of their colored contact lenses to try out and wear with my cosplay. I’m modeling 3 of my favorite type of colored lenses, Geo Tri Series.
Notes and photos for my Saber Alter cosplay and wig construction.
Buying smart and avoiding scams is a big part of enjoying cosplay. No one wants to waste money and feel swindled when trying to create the look of a character you love! Here are some basic guidelines to help you navigate online cosplay costume and wig buying!
These are some of the wig places I’ve bought from multiple times. I can’t guarantee the same experiences for you, of course. These are by no means all the places you can find good wigs or good deals, but if you are in a pinch and want to know a few sellers you can trust, that’s what this list is for. I’m being honest about my experiences with each here, sharing the good and the bad.