Monday, July 21, 2014

5 Cosplay Artists You Should Be Watching!


The grand hobby of costuming has exploded over the last few years. Hundreds of thousands of cosplay accounts exist on tumblr, Deviant Art, Facebook and other places across the web. There are many talented individuals on the scene but I'd like to take this moment to highlight some of my personal favorites. I bring you (in no particular order) 5 Cosplay Artists You Should Be Watching.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Product Review: Corset Story Corset Dress

Based in the United Kingdom, the Corset Story website features a large variety of corsets, steampunk clothing, burlesque costumes, rockabilly clothing, underbusts and more. I recently selected a white corset dress with black lace. Priced at 51.00 GBP (that's $87.14 in U.S. Dollars), this dress is available in a large variety of sizes. A drop down box is next to the product listing for you to select your size based on your waist measurements. This dress features steel boning. The shell is made of 100% Polyester. The lining is 100% Cotton. It is to be dry cleaned only and the lace on the back must be removed before doing so. The dress came with a tag featuring instructions on how to lace it up.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Insulting Photo Requests @ Cons

"I HATE Angelina Jolie! But that new movie  looks cool. Can I take your picture?

These were the words that were spoken to me as I toured the convention floor in my Couture Maleficent costume. This costume was important to me for many reasons. I had put a lot of work into making the horns, gloves and staff. It took me an hour to do my makeup and put my contact lenses in. Maleficent is my favorite Disney villain and Angelina Jolie is my favorite woman in the world. My Couture Maleficent was a labor of love and I created it to express my fandom for the character and the woman who was bringing her to life on the big screen. So imagine my utter disgust that someone told me directly to my face that they hated her.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Product Review: Costume Super Center Enchanting Princess Costume

The Elite Enchanting Princess Adult Costume is available on the Costume Super Center website. Currently priced at a discounted $151.99 (regularly $189.99) this costume is in the grand tradition of the classic fairy tale Cinderella.  It is available in sizes small, medium, large and extra large. The costume, which is made by InCharacter Costumes, comes with a ball gown, choker, crown, gloves, and petticoat.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cosplay Spotlight: JAZE Cosplay

Husband and wife team Aime and Lance aka JAZE Cosplay have rocked the costuming world with their movie quality costumes and props. The talented couple have been guests at shows all over the country and have wowed the crowd with their highly detailed and first class craftmanship. Aime and Lance took some time to talk to the Confessions of a Cosplay Girl Blog about their art, how they met and a memorable encounter with 'Thor' actress Jamie Alexander.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Product Review: Costumes Live Belly Dancer Outfit

This beautiful Blue V-Neck Viscose Womens Belly Dancer Outfit, which is currently listed on costumeslive.com, is perfect for any belly dancer to perform in or cosplayer looking to bring Princess Jasmine to life. Priced at $29.99, this three piece set comes with a top, pants and belt.  





Friday, June 20, 2014

Why Charity Work Matters to Me

Charity Work is something that I have been interested in for quite some time. My interest reached a new level after discovering that many people I knew were in the Heroes Alliance. The Heroes Alliance is a nationwide non-profit organization of  volunteers who give back to the community by making super hero appearances at child-related charities and events. I had seen many wonderful photos and spoke to the charity workers about their mission and how they used their skills in costuming to brighten a childs day. They became real life heroes to children (and their families) who desperately needed hope and I wanted to become a part of it.