Gold Shirt for New Year’s

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I used some of my Christmas money to buy sewing and cosplay supplies, which included some sweet gold and black knit fabric. It feels a little like sweater material, and not as rough as it looks. With New Year’s on the way (I bought the fabric the day after Christmas), I decided to make a party shirt. Here’s what I did:

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Fionna’s Hat: Adventure Time

I decided to be Fionna the human (the genderbent Finn from “Adventure Time”) for Halloween. I love the show, Finn is one of my three fictional characters and the costume is easy to put together – mostly just bought pieces. However, I did need to make the bunny hat. It was super easy and a lot of fun. So if you’re planning to make the hat (whether it’s Finn’s or Fionna’s), check out what I did.

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Titans Noir Cosplay: Construction

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I’m a little late posting this, but in edition to my Link cosplay, my friends and I did a group costume inspired by Teen Titans. Instead of going representational, we did a mashup with the classic film noir aesthetic and tropes – that means 1940s fashion!

I cosplayed as a ’40s Starfire. She’s always been my favorite from the show from the early 2000s. She’s cute, smart and strong, a combination I don’t always see and feel like culture says doesn’t exist (woman are usually portrayed as pretty and weak or strong and not traditionally feminine). Her character showed me I could be intelligent and strong, whether it was obvious on the outside or not.

I didn’t capture much of the construction for this cosplay (sorry, gang), but here’s what I do have:

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New Social Channels

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I’ve toyed with the idea of putting together “official” cosplay pages for a while, and I’ve finally done it! I now have a Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook dedicated to my cosplay content. That way, you can follow on your favorite platform to see what I’m up to before I take the time to writer these blog posts. Here’s what you’ll see on each:

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