cosplay blog

MeltingMirror Blog/Tutorial Directory

A compilations of all the blogs and tutorials I have done over the years. All in one place for easy browsing. Learn something new or sharpen an old skill.

GENERAL TUTORIALS: I often run cosplay panels at conventions, so here they are in blog format.

  • Wig Dyeing Methods: Learn about wig dyeing options and pick what works best for you. Includes a handy flow chart, sample photos, pros vs cons, and links to tutorials.
  • Pre-Planning your Cosplay: aka “6 things to consider before you start your cosplay.” Plan ahead to make sure you can make it to the convention and survive in costume

  • Cosplay on a Budget: aka “Controlling Cosplay Costs.” A summary of some cost saving tips when getting materials for your cosplay and tricks for savings while traveling to conventions.
  • Online Resources: Links to where I find my cosplay related materials online.

  • Cosplay Inventory: Includes advice on which items to keep stock of and how to track them. This is useful for saving money and to stop waste.
  • Fabric Swatch Book: An easy way to keep track of all that fabric you have accumulated over the years.
  • Keep it, Sell it, Trash it: aka “Cosplay Closet Purge.” Some advice on which costumes to keep, which are worth selling, and when to say goodbye.

SPECIALTY TUTORIALS:  Tips, tricks, step-by-steps, and specialized tutorials for those special projects.

OPINION / INSIGHT: I take a look at some hot button topics for cosplayers.

  • Share for Share, No Thanks: Reasons why I don’t partake in the Share for Share phenomenon on Facebook and why it is a problematic practice.

THROWBACK BLOGS : These blogs examine how the cosplay scene has changed over the years. Then vs. now, with lots of throwback photos, and some tips too.

Received this image from CosPlay Photography UK 😍 I adore the shit outta this! The colours against the backing makes me wanna cry! Ready ro frame this and put it over the fire! MY FAVOURITE IMAGE EVER!!!!!!!