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Quick DIY paintjob on a knife from user GhostCinderella. Wrapping fabric around the handle can hide the cheap plastic really well.

How I Made This: Modifying Store-Bought Costumes

Growing up, my dad always made my and my brother’s costumes. He wasn’t a seamstress by any means, but he became quite the expert at modifying store-bought costumes to suit the very specific visions we demanded each year. It was [...]

October 27, 2014 Features

Cosplay Round-Up: Emerald City Comicon 2014

Well it’s Tuesday and I think I’m finally starting to recover from Emerald City Comicon and preparing for it. This year, we somehow finagled a group of 12 of us into Game of Thrones costumes for Saturday’s costume competition. Not [...]

April 5, 2014 News
Dremel kits range from all sizes, so do your research to find the best one for your price range.

Holiday Gift Guide: Cosplay Edition

Maybe you’re not a cosplayer, but your friend is. Your significant other is. Your little sister, or maybe your nephew. Whoever it is, sometimes it’s hard to find gifts for people you care about. I find it especially difficult when [...]

December 19, 2013 ZDONOTUSE

Halloween: Costumes with Options

There’s a definite shift in costumes on Halloween these days. When I was a child, you had store-bought options. You could be a Power Ranger or Thomas the Tank Engine, something licensed, but a lot of the costumes weren’t. There [...]

October 28, 2013 ZDONOTUSE
Grumpy Cat properly visualizes my opinions on this episode.

Heroes of Cosplay Catch-Up: Episode 4

After watching episode four, I have decided that so far, three was the peak of the series for me. Four reintroduced a lot of themes I struggled with initially in the first two episodes that seemed to have been addressed in [...]

September 19, 2013 ZDONOTUSE

Heroes of Cosplay Catch-Up: Episode 3

So I’ve been hemming and hawing about getting these episodes watched and commented on. I have a lot of friends who cosplay and a lot more who I’m just peripherally friends with on Facebook – fellow Harley Quinns or just [...]

September 16, 2013 ZDONOTUSE

PAX Prime 2013: Cosplay Round-up

PAX Prime ended last night! It was the first year that they added Monday, making it a four-day convention full of videogames, tabletop games, and combinations of them both. In relation to this article, it also meant that Sunday had [...]

September 3, 2013 ZDONOTUSE

Why I Haven’t Been Writing About SyFy’s Heroes of Cosplay

All right, so I admit that as a cosplay writer and contributor at Comicbooked, it should ultimately be my job to report on any number of things related to cosplay, both good and bad. That includes highly dramatized – both [...]

August 28, 2013 ZDONOTUSE
DC Comics Steampunk group

SDCC: Where are those cosplay photos, anyway?

One of the biggest irritants I have with cosplaying is the fact that despite the dozens of people who will stop and ask me for a photograph, I’ll find something like three or four of them. In reality, I’ll find [...]

July 30, 2013 ZDONOTUSE
robot + little girl

SDCC: Cosplay Round-up 2013

Hey friends, here are some shots from the floor at San Diego Comic-con 2013! I know I’m not the only one that is commenting on this, but it was a really interesting year at SDCC this time around… a bit [...]

July 25, 2013 ZDONOTUSE

Cosplay: How to Take Pictures at Comic-con

OK, with SDCC literally days away, I’m embarking on a group of posts specifically about cosplay in relation to conventions such as San Diego (holey moley TWO DAYS ahhhh). Of course, they’re applicable elsewhere, but the idea is that, in [...]

July 16, 2013 ZDONOTUSE
swatches to match snaps & zippers

So You Wanna Be a Cosplayer: Part 2

So when we last left off, I had just finished explaining about cosplay preparations for shopping, construction, and actually making a custom costume for a convention. This post will cover what to do after preparing. It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? [...]

May 21, 2013 ZDONOTUSE
Young Justice's Blue Beetle and Miss Martian

Sakura-con 2013 Saturday Cosplay

As a teenager, I hated Easter weekend. It meant that while my hyper-religious family spent three days honoring Jesus’ resurrection, my friends were at Anime Boston. They would come home on Sunday for Easter with their families, but that wasn’t [...]

April 2, 2013 ZDONOTUSE
Classic Iron Man

How I Made This: Classic Iron Man

Making a Classic Iron Man costume was a real challenge. Making it for a twelve-year-old boy was another challenge, though it’s one I’m more accustomed to, as I’ve made children’s costumes before. This costume wasn’t primarily sewing, which was something [...]

March 25, 2013 Cosplay, Features
Emerald City Comic-con Mar 1-3 2013

ECCC 2013: Cosplay Round-up

This past weekend I attended Emerald City Comic-Con. I’ve been going for the past four years, and it’s remarkable how much it has grown since my first time attending. What I like most about Emerald City is the fact that [...]

March 5, 2013 ZDONOTUSE

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