One of my favorite parts about going to cons is making new friends.Read More
The basics of Artists' AlleyRead More
One thing a lot of cosplayers and non-cosplaying attendees struggle with is figuring out where the line is when it comes to being in characterRead More
Japan has long been fascinated by Western style. As a result, it developed it unsurprisingly developed its own super adorable take on fashion. You may see con attendees in extravagantly doll-ish outfits indulging in this super cute trend that originated in the 1980s.Read More
After a weekend of crazy fun and excitement comes to a close, it’s common to find yourself swelling with a variety of different emotions. At first you feel exhilarated, glad to have experienced something so much fun. But then after a day or so it really hits you that the con is over, and you start to bathe in the cloud of monotony that is the real world. Here are some to help as you re-adjust back into daily life.Read More
Recently, there's been a lot of talk about Convention politics, whether it's socially liberal or conservative choices on the con's management, or simply a reputation that the con holds in the minds of people of the community, it's important to take a look at how the convention leadership teams in our community affect how we feel about their cons.Read More
In this Article, we review the pros and cons to both sides, and hopefully help you make the decision.Read More
Nobody has unlimited funds or unlimited time, so it’s important to identify your priorities when deciding which convention to attend. In this article I will give you a set of factors to consider when choosing your con in order to help you to decide what’s best for you.Read More
How to accurately assess how much your convention experience ACTUALLY Costs. There are a few main factors we forget to consider, so I'm gonna layout the groundworks for a general idea of the things you need to remember to accommodate for.Read More
Most Conventions have the opportunity for cosplayers to participate in a competition of sorts. Often, the cosplay competition is one of the main events of the con. The only issue with these competitions is that they are inconsistent, and often unfair. I'd like to go over some of the most fair vs unfair competitions I've witnessed and point out the key things I think really make the difference.
What's okay? What's not okay? The line can be unclear but hopefully this article can give you some clarity.Read More
The Do’s and Don’ts of Con Safety
I recently asked 27 cosplayers to tell me what they wish they knew before going to their first con. Here's what they said.Read More
We've all been there. That moment where you run into The Smelly Cosplayer. Chances are this person doesn't mean to be smelly nor do they know that they smell. If you're worried this title may belong to you or if you want to do everything in your power to prevent yourself from gaining that title, this article is for you. It's more than just showering.
I'm going to split this article into the two main things that could be the root of one's pungent scent. Body and Costume.Read More
We all know it's important to eat, sleep and stay hydrated. But sometimes, in the excitement of being at a con surrounded by potential friends, our favorite characters and a plethora of activities, we forget to take care of ourselves.
SO, after consulting many cosplayers, I have conglomerated some key components to keep in mind next time you're rocking your favorite cosplay and/or running around with your squad at a con