Cosplay: Advice and Tips For Beginner Cosplayers

After the last post I did about cosplay, I wanted to make a more comprehensive list for first-time and beginner cosplayers. I am a beginner cosplayer myself, but I wanted to share my knowledge for everyone.

Some general tips for cosplay at conventions –

  • Start working on your costume as soon as you can. You may feel like you have a lot of time, but it’s no fun to be still working on it the night before the con.
  • Book your hotel early! The closer to con time, the more expensive it will be.
  • Drink water! Whether it’s hot or not, it’s easy to get dehydrated when you’re in costume.
  • Make sure to have an emergency sewing kit. A lot of cons have a place you can fix your stuff at, but it’s good to have a kit with you or at your hotel room.
  • Put pockets where you can in your costume!
  • Make sure your prop weapons follow con guidelines. It would suck to make a cool prop and not be allowed to have it.
  • Take breaks and sit down if you need to.
  • Mind your cosplay in crowded areas, both for you and other people.
  • Use your manners and expect others to do the same.

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Anime Convention Tips for First Time Con-Goers and Cosplayers

Disclosure – This post was originally “sponsored” by Vegas.com. I was invited to write this post and I am not being paid for it.

Hey guys! Today I’m making a post about tips for your first anime convention, or if you’re cosplaying for the first time at a con!

I was originally contacted by Vegas.com to do this post. The Las Vegas Comic Con is June 23-25, so this post is a little late if you’re going, but I thought this would be a good post to do regardless! I’ll probably do another of this type of informative post after Otakon this year.

If you are planning to go to the Las Vegas Comic Con, here’s a website for Las Vegas travel deals that Vegas.com wanted me to share with you. Again, late, but it may help someone.

I’ve only been to Otakon twice (website here), with my third year coming up this August. Last year was my first year cosplaying. I’m no expert by any means, but I’d like to share what I’ve learned from the last two cons.

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Cosplay: Styling My Levy McGarden Wig Part 1

Cosplay is a hobby I’ve recently found to be very enjoyable. I’ve always wanted to do cosplay and after a long long time I finally debuted at Otakon 2016 as Levy McGarden.

One of the things I absolutely had to get right was the wig, hair is a very important part of a costume. I’m making these posts, along with some videos, about how I styled my wig.

I have a better opportunity to go in depth about the wig and the company than I have in the video so I will link this post to the video and vice versa 🙂

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Taiwan Bans Cosmetics Testing

Last week, Taiwan announced that they would be banning cosmetics testing on animals for both ingredients and finished products. The bill goes into effect in 2019 after a 3 year transitional period. It is the first country in SE Asia to propose a ban against animal testing.

People in Taiwan can still buy imported cosmetics that have been tested, but the #BeCrueltyFree Taiwan campaign is going to be working on ending this as well.

Read more about  it here and here

Estée Lauder Buys BECCA Cosmetics

Last week, Estée Lauder bought BECCA Cosmetics for a speculated $200 million (as compared to L’Oreal, who bought IT Cosmetics for $1.2 billion.)

You can read more about it here

As we know, Estée Lauder is not cruelty free but BECCA states that they will remain cruelty free on their FAQ. We will have to wait and see how they continue forward.

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Open Letter to Trendmood – External Link

http://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Open-Letter-Trendmood-42476109

An interesting read. I myself was a follower of Trendmood until I read this. I had no idea that they were breaking contract (their own or others) by posting sneak peeks to early. I don’t know how she’s not in any legal trouble. I also learned that she has been taking others’ photos and not only providing no credit, but blocking people who did ask for credit to be given to them. That is a HUGE no-no for me and should be for others as well, it’s a blatant copyright violation.