Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fighting Post Con Depression

PCD, also known as Post Con Depression affects millions of us everyday. What is Post Con Depression? It is a depressive state one falls into after enjoying the highs of a convention. After spending months working on costumes, scheduling photo shoots, making travel arrangements and spending quality time with out of state friends, we find that we have to return to our normal everyday lives. It's hard. It's an adjustment. It can seriously suck. So how do we bounce back? Hopefully this article can help you fight the blues.

Let's be realistic for a minute; none of us expect a con to last forever, right? So why does PCD hit us so hard each and every time? Shouldn't we be use to it by now? The answer is no and don't ever feel bad for experiencing it. It's natural that we would miss the friends that we see only a few times a year. We also miss the creativity and excitement of a con. How do we cope?  Below is a helpful list:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Parody Cosplay Interview!

Happy April Fools Day! In celebration of this hilarious and sometimes physically violent holiday, my friend Marvin (of Hero Hotties) and I bring you a parody cosplay interview full of stupid questions and humorous answers. Enjoy our sarcastic and foolish exchange, peasants!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Friendship Over Fame: A Lesson in Costuming

Costuming has changed a lot since I began practicing the hobby back in 2006. In the beginning, way before I began,  it was a way to express your love for your favorite characters and creativity. These days,  it has become an avenue for internet fame. The scene has become somewhat chaotic and it's easy to get lost and lose sight of why you began costuming in the first place. Goals change from expressing your fandom to becoming the most popular cosplayer on the internet and many lose themselves in the quest for cosplay fame. Back stabbing ensues along with egos, drama and rumors.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Amazicon Proves Unprofessionalism At Its Finest

Ever find yourself dealing with someone who labels themselves a "professional" only to discover that their behavior is anything but professional? It's certainly sad indeed when a grown adult acts like a toddler who is in desperate need of a diaper change. Harsh but true. Take the Amazicon Convention, taking place April 4th, 5th and 6th at the Clarion Hotel in Essington, PA. I met the owner of the show this past January at the Philadelphia Comic-Con at the Clarion Hotel where I was a guest. I was summoned to the Amazicon table. Someone was sent over and told me the owner of the convention  wanted to meet me. I was escorted to him and the owner made his pitch and said he wanted to me attend his show. I offered to help with the Costume Contest and we were booked.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

2014 Megacon Coverage

The 2014 Megacon Convention took place on March 21st-23rd at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Guests in attendance included George Perez, Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke, Allison Mack, John Barrowman and many more. A full guest list can be found on the official Megacon website.

Due to last years massive crowds, the show was moved to a bigger convention center. The extra floor space was indeed a smart move on behalf of the show. On Friday I remained in civilian wear and stopped by Billy Tucci and George Perez table. I also said hello to some friends over in Artist Alley and walked the floor with the lovely Lucid Cosplay. Towards the end of the show, I was approached by none other than Kevin Porter, who plays Batman in the Bat in the Sun films. He was only at the show on Friday. We had a nice long chat and it was such a pleasant surprise to finally meet him.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Worst "Cosplay" Questions I Have Been Asked

Over the course of 8 years I have been interviewed by many websites regarding costuming and other hobbies that I enjoy. During this time I have been asked the absolute worst questions that are rude, invasive to my privacy or flat out dumb. I don't understand how anyone (mostly men) think it's appropriate to speak to a woman like this but then again, that's the problem isn't it? These guys forget that I am a woman. I am a person. I'm someone's daughter, sister, aunt and girlfriend. Would you ask your daughter these questions to post on the world wide web? Probably not particularly when most of these questions are resulting in information that will bring a crazed fan boy right to your front door step. Thanks for trying to risk my safety, pal. Below are examples of the worst questions I have ever been asked.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Cosplay Spotlight: Lucid Cosplay

For this edition of Cosplay Spotlight, I chose to showcase my dear friend Lucid Cosplay. Lucid is one of the most beautiful and talented costumers in the community. In addition to being my friend, I have always admired Lucid's craftsmanship. She took some time out to talk to the Confessions of a Cosplay Girl Blog about creating costumes, her love for the character Poison Ivy and what she has in store for the future.