Anonymous Requested:

I'm 13, and I really want to cosplay, but my entire family thinks it's nerdy and I will be teased mercilessly. Help?

Thats not nice! I’m probably lucky to be in a mostly nerdy family. In fact it was my dad who get me into most of my fandoms. He’s even helped with a few cosplays with just as much enthusiasm.

(he’s a good person to ask about making things if i’ve not done them before)

Try and ask them the difference between being really enthusiastic about sport and dressing up for that and why its not the same as being really enthusiastic about shows, movies, books etc and dressing up as that. It’s all a bit of fun. I feel more confident when I’ve been on stage and acting and I approach cosplay in the same light.

Here’s a quote from John Green: 

“…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.”

If it really bothers you and your family are decent people, tell them why you want to cosplay. Tell them how much it means to you. It can help you learn new skills and also meet new people! 

I’m learning how to sew from patterns and make my own. I’m learning (still at the basic level) how to style wigs and make props. But even if it’s stressful or not perfect, if you enjoy it thats all that matters.

I hope this helps. Feel free to come back for more advice. I only started cosplaying maybe a year and a half ago. It can be a bit daunting at first but everyone starts at the same level. Just enjoy it!

Anonymous Requested:

Can you do Meg 2.0 from Supernatural

If I can’t another admin can. I’m not a super expert at Supernatural. Theres just more stuff out there for the three main characters.

Anonymous Requested:

Oh my gosh, I can't thank you enough for the Castiel reference you did. It totally saved my butt for the last con I did. Do you think you'd possibly be able to do Sarah and/or Jareth from Labyrinth? My girlfriend wants to do a couples thing, and she hasn't been able to find any good resources anywhere.

OMG JARETH. JARETH. Yes. Him. I can try to do both. When is it needed by? And you’re welcome! Feel free to link us to the cosplay if you have photos!

Anonymous Requested:

Do you have a reference for robin from young justice? Your castiel reference was incredibly helpful!

Really? I’m glad! If you make a cosplay using the refs do let us know! We can reblog it onto here. 

No. None from that. We really should, shouldn’t we? I’m on a kinda hiatus right now and it seems most of the others are too. But I’ll put it on the list!

Anonymous Requested:

hi so i cant believe i only just found your blog it is the most useful thing ever. i want to go to comiccon in october as astrid from how to train your dragon, but her new costume looks really hard to make and im starting a new school so i dont know if ill have the time. will i look really stupid and lame if i go as astrid from the 1st film? thnx

Hello! 

I do try my best to help~ 

No you won’t look stupid or lame at all! I’ve seen so many amazing Astrid Cosplayers who’ve done the first costume. The second follows basically the same principles as the first, it’s just a lot more wintery. 

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So long as you get a decent wig, find fabric as close as possible and do your best on the other bits and bobs, it will look great. Good luck! If you make it let us know and we’ll reblog your cosplay here!

Astrid’s refs are here (x)

Anonymous Requested:

This is probably a long shot, but do you think you could please someday put one together for Lilith from the video game Borderlands? I understand if you can't though. ^_^

I’ll see what we can do. I’ll put it on the list and hopefully it will get done.

kkristoff Requested:

Oh please oh please can you do Ygritte and Jon from Game of Thrones? I am sbolutely dying trying to find help making costumes for them.

I can do Jon Snow?

I’ll put him on the list shortly.

Your icon reminds me i need to do Kristoff’s ref…

Anonymous Requested:

Have you ever done a Draco Malfoy cosplay ref?

No, but I can. :) Or someone can.

Anonymous Requested:

Hello there~ The work you do on this blog is amazing- keep it up ^_^ I was wondering if you could please do a reference for Charles Xavier's clothes from X-Men: Days of Future Past please?

That sounds like a short ref! Ill see what I can do!

THANKS!