Friday, October 17, 2014

The Biggest Critics of Cosplay: The Non-Cosplayer

Much like movies and gossip magazines, the world of cosplay has its own group of critics. I have been the recipient of many comments on what I "did wrong" with my costume. I have also seen similar comments on other cosplayers pages. The funny thing is, I don't post pictures with the head line 'What do you think? Open to critique. What did I do wrong?" (and majority of the time, neither do other cosplayers). I post photos on my public account simply to share. I ask for advice where it matters; from my personal cosplay friends on my private account (which is locked up). What boggles my mind is that the biggest critics of cosplay are coming from the non-cosplayer.

Friday, October 10, 2014

"What Cosplayers Need to Stop Doing"

Photo by Bodhi Tree Photography
Not too long ago a video was circulating on the web where the host discussed a list he created on what cosplayers need to "stop doing". Reasons varied between creating Kickstarter Campaigns to sexy costumes. While the intentions were meant to be noble and he is certainly entitled to his opinion, there were topics he discussed that left me shaking my head. By the end of the video I had a moment of clarity. It's clear what cosplayers (and the public that follows us) needs to stop doing in terms of racism, Kickstarters, gender bender, sexy costumes and so on.

People need to stop judging each other. That's it.

See how simple that was? Namaste.

                            




Monday, September 29, 2014

Fan Boys Don't Own Me

Photo by Bodhi Tree Photography
Get ready for a very honest and to-the-point entry. I am very upset. Recently I have been dealing with fan boys who make sure to attend every appearance I make in the area. Now you may say it's great that I have people who support me however it appears that some seem to be getting angrier and angrier with me. The reasons vary; I didn't respond to something they wrote on my Public Facebook Page or they ran into me at a show and I did not have the courtesy to post that I would be there. This feeling that they have, that I am obligated to inform them of where I am going and it is my duty to respond to them on my page makes me uneasy.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Product Review: Hulk Eye Contact Lenses from Spooky Eyes

Photos by Green House Photography
Spooky Eyes has a large variety of contact lenses available on their online store. They have many different types of lenses including natural colored contacts, Halloween, Cosplay and Special Effects. I recently received a pair of their Hulk Eye Contact Lenses (green). Priced at $28.95, these lenses are currently in stock with free shipping available. You can view a listing of the Hulk Eye Contact Lenses HERE and visit the sites main page HERE. I used these contacts for my teenage Buttercup Cosplay from The Powerpuff Girls.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cosplay Spotlight: Cosplay Kitten

Heidi aka Cosplay Kitten was one of the first cosplayers I discovered online when I was introduced to the wonderful world of costuming. I immediately took a liking to this beautiful and talented woman from Colorado. Heidi creates highly detailed costumes and the characters she portrays range from movies to anime and comic books. I was thrilled that this inspirational woman agreed to an interview for the Confessions of a Cosplay Girl Blog! Heidi chats about the complexity of creating a costume, how she got started and the importance of having fun with friends at cons.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Baltimore Comic-Con 2014 Coverage

The Baltimore Comic-Con celebrated its 14th year in the state of Maryland with its first ever three day show.  Guests in attendance included Cliff Chiang, Mark Waid, Gail Simone, Adam Hughes, George Perez and many more. Exclusive variants were available for purchase such as George Perez's Sirens #1, Big Trouble In Little China #1 and Robocop #1. Many panels took place during the course of the three day event including the topics of Cosplay and Comics. The Kids Love Comics Program included several sketch sessions and even a how to make your own cape and superhero mask. Media Guest of Honor was Star Wars actor, Peter Mayhew. The Harvey Awards which honors artists, writers, creators and publishers in the industry was held on September 6th.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

MatchWigs review

The MatchWigs website was started by "cosplay fanatics" who wanted to offer a smooth transaction to fellow cosplayers and high quality wigs. MatchWigs offers free international shipping and low prices. Their wigs are made of Hiperlon fiber and are heat resistant. They can be washed and restyled. Many different styles and hair colors are available. I recently received  their Verome Medium Yellow Wig for my Supergirl costume. It is priced at $27.99. You can view a listing of the product HERE. A confirmation email is sent after placing your order. Once your product is shipped, you are provided with a tracking number.