Spandex 101: Basic Techniques and Finishing

  Welcome back to the Spandex 101 series! If you need a refresher, check out Part 1 on supplies and Part 2 on prep. Today, we’re getting into the meat of spandex construction, and I’ll also mention a few ways that you can finish off spandex projects. Stitches Galore First off, let’s talk stitches on … Continue reading Spandex 101: Basic Techniques and Finishing

Spandex 101: Fabric Prep, Patterns and Basic Modifications

Hello and welcome to part 2 of my Spandex 101 series! If you need a refresher on part 1, you can view that here. Thank you so much for your feedback on the last post! I knew a lot of you wanted to know more about spandex, but the collective response totally blew me away. … Continue reading Spandex 101: Fabric Prep, Patterns and Basic Modifications

Costume Notes: Sailor Pluto 3.0

Photographer: Koholint Cosplay Completed: August 2018 Hours Spent: Approximately 30 Debuted: N/A Why This Costume: The initial idea for another Pluto came from plans with Koholint (as usual lol). I sold my last Pluto a little while back, but I still had the wig and accessories. Koholint made ChibiUsa for our Outer Senshi Cosmic Coterie group in 2018, and … Continue reading Costume Notes: Sailor Pluto 3.0

Wear and Care for Your Fuku

First off, thank you so, so much for your commission! I’m beyond thrilled to help you turn into the senshi of your dreams. My fukus are a labor of love and with proper care, they can bring you years of senshi magic. Putting Your Fuku On If you’ve looked at the Cosmic Coterie tutorial, you’ll … Continue reading Wear and Care for Your Fuku

Costume Notes: Nana Shimura (Boku no Hero Academia)

Completed: September 2018 Debuted: Two Heroes viewing Hours Spent: 20-ish Why This Costume:  Have I talked about how much I love spandex lately? Because I really, really do. As soon as I saw Nana on My Hero Academia, I knew I needed to make her. She’s super in line with my cosplay type. But what really triggered … Continue reading Costume Notes: Nana Shimura (Boku no Hero Academia)

Commission Notes: Saitama (One Punch Man)

Completed: August 2018 Hours Spent: 30-ish Purchased Pieces:  Base boots – Funtasma Belt buckle – Amazon We Love Colors – Men’s gloves Patterns Used:  Kwik Sew Men’s Spandex Leotard and Pants – 3029 Super Helpful Tutorials:  Glove Topper Tutorial Inset Corners Cape Tutorial Spandex 101 How I Made it:  Ahhhh, this was such a fun build! … Continue reading Commission Notes: Saitama (One Punch Man)

Costume Notes: DSN Makoto Nijima (Persona 5)

    Photographer Credits: Michael Benedict LA, Wildstarjp Photography, Arlington Public Library Completed: June 2018 Hours Spent: Less than 10 Debuted: ArlingCon 2018 Why This Costume: I mean… I’m pretty much obsessed with this game and still have a ton of plans for future P5 builds, especially with Koholint and AdventTraitor. I was so giddy … Continue reading Costume Notes: DSN Makoto Nijima (Persona 5)