Nightmares and Drill Curls

I recently knocked out the first major portion of my Mami cosplay: the CRAZY ASS WIG! This wig was such a steep learning curve. Part of the reason I specifically chose Mami for our Coterie build (aside from her adorable design and the fact she's my favorite Madoka character) was because I wanted to flex … Continue reading Nightmares and Drill Curls

10 Essential Tips for First Time Commissioners

1. Be brutally honest with yourself: Before starting commissions, you absolutely need to ask yourself the following questions: What am I willing to do? Are you good with wigs? What about foam? Or resin? Or leather? The idea here is to ask yourself what type of work you excel at and emphasize it. For example, … Continue reading 10 Essential Tips for First Time Commissioners

Skirt

I'm very excited to share a new tutorial with all of you! The Cosmic Coterie crew and I are super close to being finished with our Supers upgrades for ANT, and we also managed to get two tutorials published today. The one linked here is on how we construct our skirts, since that's one of … Continue reading Skirt

8 Tips on How Not to Screw Up Your First Corset

Over the weekend, I'm planning to fully dive into my corset for Lulu. This will mark my fourth corset, so I thought today's post would be a good opportunity to share some of my mishaps and learning experiences in the hopes of helping out a few other newbie corset makers. 1.Do your homework: Corset making … Continue reading 8 Tips on How Not to Screw Up Your First Corset

Newbie Adventures in Embroidery

I mentioned a while back that I finally indulged in a sewing machine with embroidery capabilities. This was mostly for Lulu and her insane lace trim, but I thought it'd be fun to learn how to do other things like making patches and such. Almost six months later, I finally got around to turning on … Continue reading Newbie Adventures in Embroidery

13 Tips to Making the Most of Limited Craft Time

A common comment people make to me these days is: "I wish I had the time to sew like you do." This is both frustrating and exciting, since I love sharing my passion for crafting, but I think people tend to forget that they have to make time for recreation. Like a lot cosplayers and … Continue reading 13 Tips to Making the Most of Limited Craft Time

10 Ways to Save Money on Cosplay

Budgeting for cosplay is something that's come up a lot in my feeds recently. Con season is quickly creeping up on us, and I'm seeing a lot of new people express anxiety over the potential cost of getting into this hobby. Believe me, I get it. Cosplay can get expensive, especially when you do big, … Continue reading 10 Ways to Save Money on Cosplay

Spandex 101: All the Fun Extras

Welcome to the final post in the spandex 101 series! If you need a refresher, see post 1 on basics, post 2 on fabric prep, and post 3 on construction. Today, I'm going to share a few of my favorite tutorials and tips to turn a basic leotard or bodysuit into attire for a superhero. … Continue reading Spandex 101: All the Fun Extras

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