Tag Archive: costume

Aug 22

Wigs 101 – Choosing a Good Wig

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If you know me (or if you’ve seen any photos of me over the years), you’ll know that I’m very fickle when it comes to hair color. It’s one of my favorite features because you can do so much with it. By changing color or cut, you can look/feel like a completely different person… however …

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Aug 08

Do You Wear Your Clothes or Do They Wear You?

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NOTE: Originally, I was trying to take on too much and I got overwhelmed. So hopefully I narrowed this down to the point where I was able to give it proper attention and be coherent. Pictures may require to be clicked to see full detail. TL(And trust me, it is)DR: Karma explains, by sharing her …

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Jul 18

Costume Theory – Steampunk Edition

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So lately what little free time I have has been spent sewing in preparation for a Chinese steampunk themed wedding happening in… oh… little under a week? Geeze, that’s terrifying. Still have a pile of things to get done. So why am I taking some of that precious time to talk to you? Well, for …

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Jun 13

“Who” designed your clothes?

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Ever looked at a character and thought, “Hey, I wanna dress that badass.” Every now and then I’ll be breaking down the basic elements of a character’s costume so you can emulate it in everyday life. This is not a cosplay guide. This is taking core elements of a character and applying it to your …

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Jun 06

Top 5 Fabrics to Avoid When Cosplaying

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Chances are at some point down the line in the course of your geek-life, you’re going to encounter the need for a costume. You’re going to go to conventions, renaissance, medieval, or fantasy fairs, LARPs and Halloween parties. So it’s good to be prepared. Here are some simple tips for when choosing your costume fabric. …

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