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Another year has come and gone, and once more, Mango and @nighteyescosplay tackle their most dreaded day of craft shopping: Black Friday. Join them for the start of the holiday season as they try to get sweet deals on cosplay supplies, casual cosplay clothes, and more friggin’ planners because neither of them has any idea what the word “self-control” means.

Merry Vlogmas, everyone! Thus begins our holiday video lineup!

Been away for nearly a week, just tried to catch up on my dash. I think my scrolling finger is going to fall off T-T

We bought and made loads Ikea furniture earlier this week, and we have more coming Sunday. Mostly storage for my art/crafts/sewing/cosplay supplies, and display cases for my mass amount of shit collectables. This may sound weird, but I actually found it fun putting it all together! Also, Ikea furniture is super easy to assemble, and I now officially judge anyone that says they struggle with it XD And been doing some arty stuff, mostly just painting a box shaped like a book. I want to do a whole bunch to use as decorative storage, like a fake bookshelf.

BUT! Hopefully Sims stuff soon! XD

First Date

It was an average day at the basilicom, after it was revealed it was the REAL Noire who groped Nep’s butt the other day, Nep wasn’t sure what to think, she’d never expected Noire to be so…Bold.  So Nep flew home without saying another word.

But she still did buy Noire some cosplay supplies and some plushies off of Amazone.nep , which she planned to give the girl later.  However Nep takes pause when she hears a knocking on the Basilicom’s doors.

“Don’t worry Histy, I’ve got it!”  Nep insists as she goes off to open the door.

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Remember how I said I was gonna do that YouTube thing over the summer? Yeah. It’s happening!


Since school just started for me (and many of you too), here’s a video where we talk about balancing college and cosplay! How do you pack your cosplay supplies for dorm rooms? What kinds of skills can I learn on campus that will help me be a better crafter? Where can I find out about local cosplay events, or make new friends?

Study hard and sew fast, friends!

Joann Coupon Tips

Since a lot of people in the cosplay facebook group I am in liked this post, I’m going to make an actual post for it here on tumblr too.

I learned a LOT of tricks while working at Jo-Anns that helped me out a lot with affordable cosplay supplies. These should also help a lot of others as well! 

When Joanns gives the big discount coupons during big sale dates where there seems to be a never ending supply of them, what is going to be on sale is MOST LIKELY the fabric. All Craft items(non-textile oriented things) will most likely not be on sale, and if they are the sales are pretty decent. 

Make sure you know sale change dates. Sales end usually on Saturday nights. They go Sunday - Saturday, some sales are different, there can be weekend sales only as well that are Friday - Sunday. So if there are some coupons that work only on weekends for a weekly sale, get there BEFORE Sunday, or ON Sunday depending on what the sales change to. Once I had a 60% off, and on Saturday everything was regular price I needed, and on Sunday everything I needed went on sale and I couldn’t use it. Watch the sale dates! Get a flier when possible.

There are a lot of places to go to get coupons when there are no major sales:

  • Hobby Lobby 40% off
  • Hancock Fabrics 40% off
  • Michaels 40% off (or other coupons, but you can only use one)
  • Joann.com/coupon/
  • Retailmenot (app or webpage. There is a 40% off all the time)
  • Sign up for the newseller and get coupons 1-5 times a week in your email
  • Sign up for the paper flier and get monthly coupons that way
  • Always take a small paper flier at the checkout with coupons when they have them


Those are just a few tricks, and you can wrack up a TON of coupons using all those methods. With the competitor coupons you can only use 1 per competitor. You can use a hobby lobby, Michaels, and Hancock at the same time, but not 2 hobby lobby or two Michaels. With the Joann coupons just make sure they do not have the same number. You can use as many coupons as you have items!

You can also make a lot of savings by using the end of the bolt. If you notice there is not a lot of fabric on the bolt, ask for a little over the yardage there and take the rest for 50% off. Ex: 3 yards left, ask for 2.25.

These are the main tips I have! There are probably other little things to do as well and if anyone has anything feel free to add to it!