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How to Pose Gracefully For Cosplay Photography at Conventions

[4 May 2011 | by | 2 Comments]

Here we have a guest post from Sado, the CEO of MicCostumes.com, on how to pose gracefully for convention photography. This is a great quick list for those who are just starting out.

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Death by Make-Up: Some Advice for the Zombie Novice

[29 Sep 2010 | by | Comments Off]

ZomBart provides a step-by-step guide to becoming a zombie, featuring sections like “What do Werewolves, Elves and Vulcans Have in Common?” and “Real Men Wear Latex.” If you ever pondered doing zombie make-up, read this “how-to” article first. Learn the make-up tricks, have fun, eat brains, and we’ll see you at the next apocalypse.

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Quickstart Guide for Costuming

[2 Sep 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Crisis! T-minus two days to Awesomesaucecon and you have nothing to wear. And your budget’s already stretched thin for gas, tolls, hotel, admission and all the incidentals that add up so fast. What’s a geeky fashionista to do? Full cosplay is expensive and time-consuming, but fabulousness is easily achieved. You can assemble something in an afternoon in three easy steps.

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Fandom Convention Weapon Policies: What You Need to Know

[23 Jun 2010 | by | 3 Comments]

For me personally, one of the most creative and fun aspects of costuming involves accessorizing. For many costumes, the most important accessory is the weaponry. Whether you’re going to a fandom convention as Cloud from Final Fantasy, or Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, the weapon can make or break the costume. However, more and more conventions seem to be cracking down on rules concerning weapons, even if they are simply made from foam and cardboard.

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5 Ways to Survive the Heat at Summer Fandom Conventions

[1 Jun 2010 | by | Comments Off]

With so many conventions happening during the summer months, it is time to give careful consideration to whether your cosplay costumes are appropriate for the season.  Attending a summer convention in costume can be brutal. If you’re not careful, it can take a toll on your health, causing anything from mild dehydration to fainting or heat stroke. Below is a