Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Epic Cosplays of 2014!

Photo by Danny Hunter

2014 is coming to a close. Towards the end of every year, I write an article listing all of the costumes that I completed. Before I publish that annual post, I'd like to take the time to spot light other talented costumers and showcase their art and talent. Weither it be armor, body paint or sewing, their hard work deserves a standing ovation. Take a look at what they achieved in costuming in 2014!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Cosplay Spotlight: Jet Cosplay

Photos by Hero Hotties
He's the Man of Steel everyone is talking about! Jason aka Jet Cosplay has the world of costuming buzzing about his screen accurate Man of Steel Superman, which he debuted this year. I briefly met Jason at the Baltimore Comic-Con and was immediately impressed. Since the initial meeting, we have done a photo shoot and charity event (for St. Jude's Children Hospital on behalf of the Heroes Alliance) and I have seen first hand the excitement and joy he brings to the crowds (along with an excessive amount of swooning). So let's get to know the "it" boy in cosplay. Jason talks to the Confessions of a Cosplay Girl Blog about constructing his costume, attending his first convention as Superman, his thoughts on the Man of Steel film and how he's handling all of the attention.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Man of Steel and Trinity Set

Photo by Future Photography by M3 with edit by
SII Posters
Planning a photo shoot with a large team of artists takes time and patience. It took several months to plan a Man of Steel themed photo shoot which included costumers Jason of JET Cosplay, Kevin D Cosplay and photographers Miguel of Future Photography by M3, Marvin of Hero Hotties, Brian of Green House Photography and Piera of Photos and Designs by Piera. The shoot took place in my home thus proving that having a creepy large basement can in fact be good for something. Many people drove a long distance to make the shoot a possibility and when they all arrived, I was dressed up as Queen Elsa from Disney's Frozen (having just returned from entertaining children at a birthday party).  It was exciting that this was finally coming together. I loved the Man of Steel movie and we had an amazing cast of costumers and photographers. We also decided to take things a step further; since Kevin cosplays Batman and I cosplay Wonder Woman, this was a great opportunity to get some Trinity shots.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Product Review: Five Wits Doctor Sweetie Spoiler Song Wig

Photos by Green House Photography
The Five Wits is an online company specializing in cosplay wigs, ball-joint doll wigs and eco-geek shirts. Located in Oklahoma, The Five Wits wigs are made from heat resistant Hiperlon. Their website is very informative. The FAQ section has information listed such as wig washing, how to detangle a wig, using curlers and more. Shipping is available to Canada and any other country where it is legal to ship from the United States. Payment is accepted using paypal and money order. A large variety of wigs are available in short, ponytail, medium and long in a selection of different colors. Today's review is for the Doctor Sweetie Spoiler Song wig inspired by Doctor Who character River Song. Currently listed for $35 and measuring at 33cm long, you can view the item HERE.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Product Review: Younique 3D Fiber Lashes

Younique Cosmetics is a company that specializes in premium quality makeup. It was founded by a brother and sister team and is the first  direct sales company to market and sell almost exclusively though social media. You can view their Official Facebook Page HERE. This article is a review for the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes. This item is currently Younique's best selling product. This three step mascara advertises to give incredible thickness and volume to your lashes. We've all heard those promises before, right? I'm pleased to report that this product actually delivers.

Friday, November 7, 2014

How much money can you make cosplaying?

"How much money can I make cosplaying?"

Within the last few years, this question has been asked by a large group of people. Many seek to get into the hobby as a job; something they can be employed at. Many feel it is an avenue to not only internet fame but fortune as well.  So how much money does the average cosplayer make? What can you expect in terms of increasing your financial status? I have complied a list for those who are seeking an answer to their question.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Product Review: Pinky Paradise Cat Eye Lenses

Pinky Paradise is the largest circle lens store on the internet. They have a large variety of colored contact lenses including special effects. There is an entire section devoted to cat eye lenses which I will be reviewing today. The G&G Cosplay Cat Eye Lenses (Green 082) are listed on the Pinky Paradise website for $21.90. Made in South Korea, the lenses are good for one full year. The Cat Eye Green Lenses comes with a free contact case. You also receive hair accessories to hold back your hair as you place the contacts in your eyes. You can find a direct link to the item HERE.