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Hello! Does anybody want to buy my Judal cosplay or seem interested in it? 
Well if you are then I’m probably going to be selling this for around $50-$80 , we can discuss the price of course. I can ship it to you but I don’t do international. If you have any questions please contact me through inbox or any of my other contacting methods which I will leave down below. I will accept payment through PayPal! More information on that if you want to buy this item. 

SIZE: MEDIUM
CONDITION: NEW , WORN ONCE OR TWICE
PRICE: $50-$80
ITEMS: TOP , CHOKER , ARM BANDS , & PANTS

Contacting Links:

Tumblr: prince-komahina
Kik: prince.art
Skype: ashes.and.thorns
Phone #: [please ask if you’re serious about this ^^]

I’m trying to make a little money for more cosplay and art supplies by selling a couple things that I don’t really want or need anymore and this is one of them. Please tell your friends who are intersted in Magi who maybe possibly want to cosplay Judal? The wig is not included though , sorry! 

Are you interested? 

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Fabric Choice for Cosplay panel. This is just the bare bones and the examples, since I talked about and explained things in person.

(One thing I’d like to add right here though, since I was asked about it in person – I don’t go into enough detail about the difference between dupioni and shantung. Dupioni is stiffer and more crinkly [it makes a rustling noise] as well as having a more pronounced surface texture; shantung is softer and suitable for draping [where dupioni isn’t] and has a smoother surface texture.)

Nothing in this panel is definitive, and the examples given (even of the different fabric types) are just that – examples. You will encounter many, many more types of fabric than this out in the wild, but this is meant to give you a general overview so you can hopefully find your way.

This information is for personal reference only, and not meant to be used for your own panel. You can share this/reblog this; just don’t re-present it as your own.

Here is a link to the pdf file of the presentation, in case this photoset is difficult to read. It’s slightly confusing but all I could get my computer to do, so here’s how you read it: the 4-slide pictures read left to right, top to bottom. The 2-slide pictures read top to bottom. The 4-slide pictures have to be read across first. I couldn’t get that to switch in the version of Reader I’m using, so sorry for any confusion. The pdf file should read correctly, with one slide per page.

If anyone has any questions, comments, or corrections, please let me know. :]

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Liveblogging from Sacanime with an art thief alert!

This exhibitor (name unknown) is selling across the hall from my table. As you can see, he is selling a wide variety of fandoms and intellectual properties, few, if any, are original pieces at all. Most of these are pieces of official art printed out and being sold at twenty a pop. This person is even selling a very popular Homestuck FANART piece into 3 different prints, the money of which neither the fanartist nor Andrew Hussie/whatpumpkin are seeing ANY profit from.

Right now I don’t know the exhibitor’s name or alias, but my friends have told me that they’ve seen this exhibitor at multiple conventions, including large comic cons like nycc. This person is probably making thousands of dollars off of artwork that he pulled from google images. To add insult to injury, he is signing these prints as if he were the actual artist of these stolen images. If you see this vendor at Sacanime or any other future cons, anime or otherwise, PLEASE refrain from buying his stolen artwork! We’re working with Sacanime to deal with him right now, but because he makes appearances at a lot of cons (specifically in the dealer’s hall , where fanart/ip rules are a lot less strict) keep an eye out and let the con heads know. Right now, please signal boost so we can stop this vendor from profiting off of other people’s artwork and property!

If you recognize the artist of the homestuck fanart (or any of the other pieces- I know a lot of his images are official comic art) please let me know so I can add that to this post.

Update: his identity is Joshua Whitener of Secret Identity Studios. At SacAnime, he is listed as “the Hidden Cape. Please keep an eye out for either of these aliases at cons! ,

Update 2: they are also selling licenced Disney art (i.e official art) that they do not display in their portfolio. Pics forthcoming

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How to Level Up Your Cosplay panel.

Again, this is just the bare bones and examples, as some of this was elaborated on in person. The presentation itself isn’t that impressive, but I hope people can get some good info out of it, especially since no one was able to see this one in person.

This was a panel meant for people are are beginner or low intermediate cosplayers who want to up their game. It’s not meant to be a basic intro panel, and it’s not meant to give really in-depth information about how to do certain techniques. It’s more about how to create well-made, interesting costumes when you already have some experience but probably haven’t learned or thought of some of these things yet. It’s also not definitive or comprehensive, as there is a LOT that can be put into a panel like this.

I ask that people use this for personal reference only. It can be reblogged and shared, but I ask that people not use this information for other purposes without my permission/credit.

Seam finishing images are from: pinked/zigzagged, serged, hand overcast, French, lined
All artwork is official artwork, which is nearly impossible to source exactly in most cases, due to how these images get widely disseminated. Series are noted in the captions.
All cosplay images are either of myself ( fabrickind ) or of aknightlight, my co-panelist.

Here is a link to the pdf file of the presentation, in case this photoset is difficult to read. It’s slightly confusing but all I could get my computer to do, so here’s how you read it: the 4-slide pictures read left to right, top to bottom. The 2-slide pictures read top to bottom. The 4-slide pictures have to be read across first. I couldn’t get that to switch in the version of Reader I’m using, so sorry for any confusion. The pdf file should read correctly, with one slide per page.

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or corrections, please let me know! I hope someone finds this helpful. :]