My Otakon 2017 Lineup

There aren’t any scheduled photoshoots for either Mass Effect or Fairy Tail, so I pretty much just chose what I wanted. That’s subject to change though, but I’ll update if need be!

Friday – Tali’Zorah vas Normandy

Saturday – AM: Levy McGarden, PM: Phantom Lord!Levy McGarden

If I am able to cosplay on Sunday, I will do Phantom Lord Levy then.


Otakon 2017 Schedule and Guidebook

Otakon has their schedules up on the website!

Here is a link to their Events, which includes panels, photoshoots, videos, and more.

Also, Google Play and Apple App Store have the Guidebook app which lets you download information about Otakon on your phone! You download the app, and then click the link on the page to download the info for Otakon.

Future Cosplay – Phantom Lord!Levy

This cosplay idea is based off of art by Raedoodles on tumblr, you can see the full thing here. This artwork was a collaboration with Miss Mungoe, a writer in the Fairy Tail fandom. Her work is fantastic!

Above artwork belongs to Do not repost without permission and credit.

I asked Rae for permission to do a cosplay and she was excited!

This would honestly be a super easy cosplay. I already have the wig, of course. I could buy a bandeau top of some sort and then make the vest. Not sure how I’d go about the cuffs and necklace, but it shouldn’t be too hard to figure something out.

Styling my Levy McGarden Wig Part 1

Cosplay is a hobby I’ve recently found to be very enjoyable. I’ve always wanted to do cosplay and after a long long time I finally debuted at Otakon 2016 as Levy McGarden.

One of the things I absolutely had to get right was the wig, hair is a very important part of a costume. I’m making these posts, along with some videos, about how I styled my wig.

I have a better opportunity to go in depth about the wig and the company than I have in the video so I will link this post to the video and vice versa 🙂

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Cosplay Blog

I decided that since I’ve gotten into now creating advice and tips for cosplaying, I should finally venture into having my own blog about it.

I already have some posts on my other blog that I’ll move over here once I get stuff organized!  I’m excited to start working on this.

Advice and Tips For Beginner Cosplayers

After the last post I did about cosplay, I wanted to make a more comprehensive list for first-time and beginner cosplayers. I am a beginner cosplayer myself, but I wanted to share my knowledge for everyone.

Some general tips for cosplay at conventions –

  • Start working on your costume as soon as you can. You may feel like you have a lot of time, but it’s no fun to be still working on it the night before the con.
  • Book your hotel early! The closer to con time, the more expensive it will be.
  • Drink water! Whether it’s hot or not, it’s easy to get dehydrated when you’re in costume.
  • Make sure to have an emergency sewing kit. A lot of cons have a place you can fix your stuff at, but it’s good to have a kit with you or at your hotel room.
  • Put pockets where you can in your costume!
  • Make sure your prop weapons follow con guidelines. It would suck to make a cool prop and not be allowed to have it.
  • Take breaks and sit down if you need to.
  • Mind your cosplay in crowded areas, both for you and other people.
  • Use your manners and expect others to do the same.

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