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On “Stealing” or “Copying” Cosplay Ideas

Cosplayers can be a very territorial bunch at times. Let’s face it: it sometimes feels like there’s no costumes that have been left undone. So much so that I sometimes see cosplayers creating outfits in advance of them being fully released, like creating a costume from a movie preview... Read the Rest »

On Steampunk and Cosplay

There is no great Council of Steampunk. No overseeing ruling class that decides what it is and is not. Yet, it seems many people on the internet think they are a part of this imaginary institution. These elite few believe they wield the power to dictate what is acceptable.... Read the Rest »

A Day Without Makeup

My name is Mac, and for the past 17 years (since about 6th grade), I’ve spent almost every day under makeup. My love affair with makeup started small with play kits in elementary school. The big turning point was my first tube of real lipstick in 6th grade. Slowly,... Read the Rest »

An Open Letter to Convention-Going Butt Photographers

After a long weekend at Comikaze, and being the regular cosplayer that I am, I thought it time to address some of those folks that make my con going experiences painfully creep-tastic. Dearest Convention-Going Butt Photographers- Yes, that’s right. We’ve seen you. All those times you thought you were... Read the Rest »

Dining With A Vegetarian

I am a vegetarian. Actually, to clarify, I walk the border of pescetarianism. Kind of sounds like I worship some fishy god, right? (Cthulhu fhtagn!) If it does, chances are you may not know a lot about those of us with alternate eating habits, and that’s okay. However, what... Read the Rest »