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Don’t let the size of the mouths fool you! It sits very comfortably on your head and they can act as wearable neck pillows for those long convention lines.

This is a custom order from my etsy shop

WIP Picture of my new Omega Ruby cosplay, probably the last one I’ll post before Otakon. Feel free to toss me asks if you want to know how I did anything :)

WIP Picture of my new Omega Ruby cosplay, probably the last one I’ll post before Otakon. Feel free to toss me asks if you want to know how I did anything :)

Custom Esty commission, shiny sylveon
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Custom Esty commission, shiny sylveon

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COSPLAYER QUESTIONS
I don't do these very often, but I need to restore some kind of balance to my blog, far too much cooking, not enough sewing/cosplay...though I do have a lot of cool things coming up in the next few weeks when Otakon rolls around : 3
1: What was your first cosplay?
2: Favorite thing to cosplay?
3: Have you ever been in a panel at a convention?
4: How many people do you think you met because of cosplaying?
5: What do you think makes a 'good cosplay'?
6: Have a cosplay blog?
7: Ever done a group cosplay?
8: Couple's cosplay?
9: When did you start cosplaying?
10: Would you consider yourself good at cosplaying?
11: Which cosplay took you the longest time to make?
12: Shortest time to make?
13: Do you like Genderbent/AU cosplays?
14: List all of your cosplays.
15: Are you currently working on something?
16: Would you, if given the chance, cosplay at school/work?
17: Do any of your IRL friends cosplay?
18: What does your family think of it?
19: Do you consider cosplay an art?
20: Have you ever had to get help with a cosplay?
21: Least favorite thing to cosplay?
22: Ever been in a cosplay contest?
23: First con that you cosplayed at?
24: What's your definition of 'cosplay'?
25: Favorite tumblr cosplay ask blog?
26: Ever cosplay an inanimate object?
27: Who is your cosplay headcanon of your favorite character?
28: What is your 'Cosplay First Aid Kit' (what you use to repair a cosplay)?
29: Would you go pro?
30: Who is your favorite professional cosplayer?
Oh! Would you happen to have a pattern for it available? Or maybe know where I can find some sort of similar tutorial for the actual jacket pattern? Again, sorry to bother you about this!
Anonymous

I did in fact find some WIP pics, really what you want to do is buy something cheap at the thrift store that is sorta like what you want and dismantle it, then use that as the base for your pattern.

Often ill cut up an old undershirt and adjust as needed to make things.

I tried one of your recipes and it was really good. I'll try some more. Thank you for the meal!
Anonymous

While I don’t know which one you tried, Im glad you liked it :)

Sorry to bother you, but where did you get your Calem cosplay jacket? I can't seem to find anything like it D:
Anonymous

I made it from scratch, apart from the boots, everything on that costume is from scratch, even the pokeball and hat.

While I didn’t post a tutorial for the jacket specifically, the how-to and sewing tags on my blog have relevant things in them, including the bag and hat, if you have any specific questions about what I did to make the jacket Id be happy to answer :)

WIP Teaser, someone fetch me my trumpet

To debut at Otakon…

WIP Teaser, someone fetch me my trumpet

To debut at Otakon…

Beef Roast

Ingredients:

  • Quartered Red Potatoes
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Shallots
  • 3 LB Beef Roast
  • Vegetable Stock
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Garlic Salt, Pepper

Instructions

  • Cube all the veggies
  • Seer the beef roast in a pan on all sides
  • Throw everything into the crockpot
  • Put in veggie stock, then pour sauce on meat
  • Add Salt & Pepper
  • Cook on low for 12 hours

Makes enough for about 5 - 6 meals, I saved the leftover juice in a separate container to use as stock for soup later this week :)

Tuna Patties

  • 3 Cans of Tuna
  • 1 Egg
  • Bread crumbs
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Oil
  • Jalapenos (Optional! I had some leftover from jambalaya)

Instructions:

  • Drain the tuna and mince with a fork, add the egg, diced veggies, and bread crumbs
  • Form/Mix in to patties with your bare hands
  • Oil up the pan, drizzle oil on the patties
  • Put heat on medium-high, sear both sides, then turn down to medium to cook thouroughly
  • Will be done in ~10-12 minutes, flip every 3-4
  • Pair with a side and enjoy :3

Can substitute salmon or any fish really, this is incredibly cheap and easy to do overall ;)

I got a couple requests asking how I made the hat for the Calem costume so here it is. Its incredibly simple to do as long as your sewing machine can  punch through two layers of packing cardboard you’ll be just fine.

The whole thing is a half cylinder I cut to fit my head, made with medium-weight denim and some light interfacing. The brim is two pieces of packing cardboard wedged inside a denim sleeve.

I had to hand stitch the brim on, but other than that everything was done on my regular machine, didn’t even need the serger :)

berrymastercourtney said:

Hi! i remembered i you mentioning using polyfil stuffing, and double sided interfacing for my Courtney cosplay,  

What exactly are these?  Just wondering because i have never heard of those before. thanks for helping me!

Polyfil is the stuffing that most often goes inside plushies, its pretty cheap and you can find it at any fabric store

Interfacing is a stiff fabric you sew into garments to make things stand up or take certain shapes, it comes in a variety of stiffnesses and is either sew-in, fusible, or double sided.

Sew-in you just cut out a piece the same size as your fabric, and put it in with the seam on the wrong side.

Single sided has one size with a heat activated glue on it,  you iron it in and it will stick.

Double sided has heat activated glue on both sides, it looks and feels like wax paper, you iron it on, let it cool, then peel the wax paper side off, and then reheat to bond it to whatever you wanted it to glue to. This lets you put on logos or symbols to a costume without stitches or screen printing.

There’s a good tutorial here

Hope that helps!

Kinda-Sorta Jambalaya - I end up putting a lot of extra stuff in it like my Chili, so while someone from Louisana might shake their head, its still pretty tasty.

Ingredients:

  • Boxed Jambalaya mix…I accidentally grabbed a red beans & rice mix, still turned out good
  • Peppers
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Jalapenos
  • Pre-Cooked Sausage

Instructions:

  • Cut up / Dice everything and throw it into a large sauce pan with the mixes
  • Put in 6 cups of water
  • Heat on high until it boils then scale the heat back to a nice simmer
  • Stir every 4 - 6 minutes, keep on until the water has mostly boiled off (~30-35 minutes)
  • Serve, two boxes makes enough for ~6-7 meals

You can also add in other things such as potatoes, shrimp, or other varieties of peppers.

rosespirit:

Fanime 2014 2/2!

Regular Dave/Rose/Mamizou: Me!

God Tier Dave/Nagisa: Caffeine

Pokemaid: Keiko

Tateyama Ayano: Emma

Featuring: Me as Rose Lalonde being a massive lesbian in the maid cafe

Girlfriend’s fanime set :D

mao-art:

I forgot to post this when I got home from Fanime!
Commission for a friend.

Gift from Rosespirit to me :3

mao-art:

I forgot to post this when I got home from Fanime!

Commission for a friend.

Gift from Rosespirit to me :3