Siren/Evil Mermaid Make-up Tutorial

This tutorial was created by Katie Alves and is really easy to follow!

Hope this helps! :D

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Cause-play: Cosplaying for Charity

While there is an actual Cause-play group that does charity work, they’re only a small part of an all-encompassing idea. A lot of cosplayers, including myself, are now starting to really turn their craft into charity work.

I haven’t done a lot of charity work, but I’ve put in some hours and visits, whether to hospitals or big events sponsored by companies. I’ve been very lucky to get to know some amazing people, whether children, cosplayers, or workers. There’s a lot of cosplayers out there who have put in an insane amount of time to charity work (I’m looking at you, Mr. Knightmage), and many people are questioning the reasoning behind it.

First and foremost, if you’re in it for the fame, please check those priorities. I did my first charity event with friends and had a blast with them and interacting with the children that attended. My second one was a visit to a pediatric ICU in a children’s hospital, and seeing the kids smile and get to interact with their favorite heroes was amazing. Since then, I get more excited going to these events than most conventions because I know I get to brighten someone’s day by getting to revel in being a nerd. It’s definitely become my new motivation for the hobby.

So, if you’re feeling a bit down with your cosplay, let me suggest checking out local superhero charity groups, such as Heroes Alliance and West Coast Avengers. See if they have openings in your area. Go to a few events with them and see if it becomes a new motivation. I know it definitely has for me.

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Thigh High Trick Tutorial

This is a quick tutorial to teach everyone how to make thigh highs for a costume stay up! This awesome tutorial was created by NyuNyuCosplay and is a pretty nifty trick!

Thigh High Trick Tutorial by NyuNyuCosplay

Thigh High Trick Tutorial by NyuNyuCosplay

Click to enlarge! Hope this helps! :D

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The Latest Denver Comic Con 2015 Report Ever

Well, probably not, but it is insanely late! Blame my work schedule! ; P

Back towards the end of May, I attended Denver Comic Con! I’ll do a breakdown of each day, as much as I can fully remember, lol!

Friday, May 22, I debuted my new Dark Phoenix costume, along with the boyfriend’s Captain Malcolm Reynolds, at the Denver Comic Con pre-party at Mile High Comics! I had a lot of fun getting to meet creators and get some art prints without the chaos of the convention. Mile High Comics did a costume contest and I managed to score third place competing with all the other lovely ladies in attendance, and then it was followed by an awesome drag show. :D Afterwards, my boyfriend and I headed home to finish packing for the con the next day and attempt sleep!

The next day, May 23, we gathered our stuff and made our way down to Hyatt next to the Denver Convention Center and quickly learned that we should have gone the night before. Traffic was terrible and we had to wait an hour to actually get our room. Happily, we got to eat and once checked in, I quickly changed into my Dark Phoenix costume. The boyfriend and I spent the day catching up with friends, exploring the exhibition hall (which had definitely doubled in size), and getting autographs. The lines weren’t bad the first day, neither was the crowd congestion, but we sadly got in so late that we missed panels we were interested in. We did however get to have dinner with all of friends over at Bayou Bob’s near the Paramount Theatre. If you haven’t been, I highly recommend for amazing Cajun food!

On that following Sunday, we did more of the same from Saturday, although I debuted Ms. Marvel this day! :D I was super excited to get photos of her, especially since by the mid-point of the day, the vinyl revealed a major defect and started ripping apart. I guess I’ll be making her a “battle-worn” version later on, lol! The lines on Sunday were horrible, however. This was definitely the main day of the convention, and it was obvious by the congestion. Kudos to the staff for continuing to hustle people through areas and making sure plenty of doors were open to allow traffic to flow around the con. We did manage to make it to one panel for the Make-A-Wish foundation’s silent auction… And while we failed at winning anything, it was awesome to see so many people involved. We turned in early however, since I had to work that night into the morning.

Monday, I got surprisingly early with what little sleep I had. We did last minute purchases and focused on hanging out with friends and some networking. My boyfriend and I had to leave early this day, because yet again, I had to work that night.

Overall, the convention was fun for me. The amount of people there was staggering at times, but everyone seemed friendly and there to enjoy themselves. The amount of scalpers I noticed was down from last year, and there were a lot more people working food vendors in the area. The dealers hall and artist alley were huge, definitely doubled in size, and everyone was doing well making sure to keep traffic flowing through both. Entry into the con each day went pretty quickly and was easy to go in and out of the convention center as long as your badge was visible. It felt like Denver Comic Con reflected on a lot of past comments and complaints and did their best to improve and make everyone happy.

…Now they just need Stan Lee to finally show! :D

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Hiatus for Denver Comic Con!

I’ll be on hiatus for Denver Comic Con! I’ll try to get a report up as soon as I’m back, but I’ll be working a full schedule afterwards! :D See everyone soon! <3

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Elsa’s Coronation Shoes Tutorial

This tutorial was created by Pisces219320 and teaches you how to create Elsa’s Coronation shoes! Very easy to follow! :D

Elsa's Coronation Shoes Tutorial by Pisces219320

Elsa’s Coronation Shoes Tutorial by Pisces219320

Click to enlarge! Hope it helps! :D

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State of the Blog

Hey all, this is Yunie! <3

I’m just popping into say that I plan on continuing the blog, but it’s become difficult to get new interviews with cosplayers and photographers… It’s just schedules, forgetfulness, and a variety of things makes getting new ones pretty difficult. Plus my own schedule has me forgetting to basically remind everyone about said interviews.

That said, I’m still trying! I plan on attending Denver Comic Con over Memorial Day weekend and the DCC pre-party at Mile High Comics, so there should be posts covering those! I also plan on getting more tutorials posted soon and new resources as I find them!

So, in summary, the blog lives! It will for awhile, promise! Keep up the support and there will be some new content very soon! <3

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