So I already posted some normal selfies for black out but I also really wanted to post some of me in cosplay as well. Cosplay is a huge part of my life, and I’ve struggled with loving my skin because of it. It’s hard being a black Cosplayer sometimes because people will often over look the hard work and dedication we put into our Cosplays if we don’t cosplay to our race. Sometimes people for get that we are people and fans too. Not everyone is born with light skin and we shouldn’t be made to feel bad for cosplaying outside of skin tone.
“… here you will dwell. Bound to your grief under the fading trees. Until all the world is changed…”
The last post in this year is a solemn one. preview of a photoshooting I had with a lovely friend who modelled Arwen for me. More to come soon. I promise the new year will be packed with amazing new things <3
I wish all my followers a happy new year. May your wishes come true and your days be filled with light and joy and new possibilities!
Hannon le for staying with me, for the support throughout my first year as a cosplayer! I really appreciate each and every one of you!
model: a dear friend Photography and costume: sElfmade cosplay
Have you bought an Arda Wig for your Homestuck costume? If so, you should submit them. Next week this Tumblr is gonna be chucked full of Homestuck appreciation. So submit now so we can see all the wonderful things you’ve done with our wigs.
Hey guys. I’m a trainee journalist, and I’m about to start working on a feature about cosplay as escapism / therapy for people with anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses. If you think this applies to you, I’d love to hear from you about if/how cosplay helps with your situation.
I’m looking for a handful of cosplay photographs alongside a little comment from the people pictured about cosplay and mental illness.
If you think you might like to get involved, please get in touch! I’ve set up a little form for you to fill in here, and I’ll get back to those interested with further details.
The video for my 2000 followers special is being a butt, so instead –
Let’s talk a little bit about my Scotland, maybe? A lot of you guys have written to me complimenting him and telling me I’m a good cosplayer - and I appreciate every, single message. They make me very happy.
But I didn’t start out like that. All my earliest cosplays were simply thrown together by whatever stuff I can find in thrift shops and in the beginning I would sew absolutely nothing unless it was absolutely necessary.
You can see how the jacket and the sashes sack on me from being too big and the fabric being too soft. Neither did I know how to wear a wig like Scotland’s - I kept pulling it down in the front to try to hide my giant forehead, which meant you could see my hair sticking out on the backside. Through the entire con. I didn’t know until I saw it on a video afterwards.
Also, wig styling? You could just as well have been speaking Russian to me!
Scotland was my third cosplay, and that was back in august 2013! . Hell if I knew what I was doing.
Apart from the wig, (which I later on spent 8 hours styling because I didnt know what the heckie I was doing,) absolutely nothing is the same as when I started out. (And I am working on replacing this horrible wig too.)
By now Scotland is the cosplay which I’ve improved the most and the one that makes me the proudest - even though I know I can still improve more!
I’ve been thinking about starting a blog like this for months and now I finally did it.
What you will find here:
detailed references from the costumes on the show
tutorials and helpful links to help you with your own cosplays
finished cosplays from talented fans to inspire you
So no matter if you’re a cosplayer or simply appreciate the marvelous costume design on Game Of Thrones, this blog is where you will find everything your heart desires.
Since this blog is still in the early stages don’t hesitate to suggest improvements. I’d also be happy to add some additional members to help me run this thing, so if you’re interested just shoot me a message.
And whether you’re not interested or not, I’d still really appreciate it if you could reblog this post and help me spread the word!