This is cosplay
this is fun
this is expressing yourself and the chracter
for all fandoms to enjoy
no matter what YOU look like
or what gender you are
as long as you are having fun
that is cosplay
Hello my lovely Tumblr Family! I’ve reached 1000 followers by my birthday! As such, I’ll be doing another giveaway!
What you’ll win:
~The Thermoplastic Combo in Large from CosplaySupplies.com
1 sheet of Wonderflex 43” x 27” and
1 sheet of Worbla 29” x 39”
~If you’re following me, I’ll buy you a 4.4oz bottle of Friendly Plastic to go with it, too.
Please read all of the rules before entering.
***There will be only 1 winner!***
- You must REBLOG this post. LIKES don’t count!
- You don’t need to be following me (but you’ll win more stuff if you are!)
- No Giveaway blogs allowed…because that’s just tacky ;) Side/cosplay-only blogs are okay.
- Reblog as much as you want, but let’s keep from spamming our friends, hm?
- Ask box MUST be open, and you have to be willing to give your address. I’m not a creeper, I promise ;)
- Contest ends on May 22nd. I’ll announce the winner on May 22nd at 6:30pm EST.
- If your ask box isn’t open, I’ll pick another winner. Winner will be chosen with a random number generator.
One stipulation: this post has to reach 1000 notes! Happy blogging, and good luck!!!
Made rebloggable by request. If you receive this ask, DELETE IT. Do not go to the website, it’s fake, malicious and dangerous! Delete it right away!
Reblogging and signal boosting because I’ve received ANOTHER one of these. Seriously guys, reblog it, get the word out there so the Staff can sort this problem out!
Seriously, I appreciate all my followers who all chose to follow me here on Tumblr and continue to follow me. I may only have 100+ tumblrs folks following me (sometimes it goes up or down on the follower counts, haha), but I seriously love you people! To show my eternal gratefulness, I thought I…
To every girl who has ever said, or even thought, “I’m not pretty enough to cosplay”
I want you to take a look at these photos. Side by side. One is fresh out of the shower and ready for bed. The other is wearing makeup, a wig, and having her picture taken by a photographer. This is the same girl.
It’s amazing how much you DON’T see of all those great cosplayers who are idolized. You see their cosplay pictures and are envious that you aren’t that pretty. But reality is, when we go out in cosplay there is a lot of makeup and wig work involved. I have friends that don’t recognize me outside of cosplay.
I don’t want young girls to look at cosplayers and think, “I can never look at that.” Because cosplay is what made me feel beautiful. I want you to look at yourself and say, “They’re just like me when they aren’t in costume. We’re all human, and I am just as beautiful as such and such is.”
When I go out to the grocery store, not wearing makeup, probably wearing old cut up jeans that have paint on them, I don’t get hit on. No one tells me I’m beautiful. But I step outside of my hotel room and suddenly I have young teenage girls telling me how they wish they looked like me and how they don’t feel pretty enough to cosplay.
I’m telling the truth when I say, “I’m wearing a lot of makeup.”
Thank you for posting this. It really hits the point home. This is one of the many reasons why I love Not Bad Cosplay and everything you offer.
Found on facebook from the Otaku House page. The comments are horrible. it has 29 comments in total and most of them are nasty.
Here’s the funny thing people don’t realize: Those pretty, skinny, perfect cosplayers that they idolize? They’re almost ALWAYS super nice. You don’t become a popular cosplayer by being rude to other people. Nonetheless, the girl in the pictures has held her head up and basically told people to suck it.
There will always be people like this; if you ever see a friend or someone else commenting on other people’s stuff about their weight, tell them to knock it off. People think it’s funny, and until someone tells them it’s not, they’ll continue doing it.
I made a comment on the photo to support this young woman. I am appalled at the comments that were made due to her weight. Who the fuck cares what her body type is? She did an amazing job and thats all that matters.
I don’t ask you guys for much, but please comment on the photo on Facebook and support her!
ALSO. OTAKU HOUSE SHOULDN’T ALLOW SHITTY COMMENTS LIKE THAT. THEY SHOULD DELETE THEM.
I would totally go and support her. I know what I’m going to do first when I go home right after work (since FB is filtered out over here at work).
Flowchart: How to properly critique cosplay
After now seeing the rise and death of a ‘Cosplay Critique’ blog on tumblr who decided to troll the internet for a photograph and go OCD on it for no other reason other than they could
and got hella flamed for it, I decided to make this simple flowchart.
Critique of any art type should always be asked for, and not shoved in someones face.
If you feel your opinion would be important to them, ask the person first if they’d like to hear it. At least then they are prepared for your words. Some people do poorly with critiques, so picking them out for no other reason other than you can is a poor choice. And here in the cosplay community you’re risking a lot more hate than from one person.
Critique can be an amazing thing to help people develop their skills- but it can also be extremely harmful if it’s coming from left field.
- If critiquing, ask what they’re looking for. That narrows your scope on what to judge on.
- Ask them if they have any questions for you! You may have insight for them that you didn’t even know you could give!
- Always ask to touch a costume before going to flip seams or touch props! (This goes to all people interacting with cosplayers. Period.)
Also, there is a legit Cosplay Critique tumblr blog for cosplayers looking specifically for feedback or tutorials.
what does “keeping it to yourself” mean tho. are you saying that it’s like judging others based solely on yourself? b/c the phrasing of it sounds more like you’re making the critique for only yourself to see / only limiting judgement to yourself.
The phrasing means you’re judging them (which we all do, its human nature), but not going up to them and saying ‘Your cosplay would look better if XYZ.’ Instead you’re keeping that thought to yourself. That make sense?
Vicious-cosplay, yet again giving me beautiful reasons for why I followed her.
Bias Tape Maker Tutorial
So I decided that after hearing my buddies give complaints that making bias tape was a pain in the ass, I’d give a tutorial on how I do it.
Always make sure when making bias tape with a clover maker you read the directions on the thickness of the fabric you need. Since I was cutting 5 yard lengths I couldn’t do this perfectly so that is why I had a little trouble.
I love making bias tape and its far cheaper and easier than having to buy it, so I want to be sure to share this with my friends.
If you have any questions PLEASE feel free to ask!
Edits: I say 25cm like an idiot. Its 25 mm.
Bless this post. This is what I’ll be doing my late summer break so this is really, REALLY helpful.
Cosplay bullying can happen anytime, any place. Many of us have at-least witnessed it happen to us, or someone else.
What is cosplay bullying? -Cosplay bullying is if a cosplayer feels uncomfortable, insulted, harassed, offended, or even completely depressed by an…