June 21, 2016

Epic Cosplay Costumes: A Step-By-Step Guide to Making and Sewing Your Own Costume Designs

Remember that big project I've been kind of talking about for a long time here, but couldn't tell you any details? WELL. I've been finally given the go-ahead to let you all know, and let me tell you I'm SO excited about it.

I wrote a book.

And not just any book - I wrote a book about COSPLAY.

Coming to Shelves this SEPTEMBER 2016!

You can preorder it currently on AMAZON!

A lot of people are curious about cosplay and want to start making their own, but are intimidated or don't even know where to start. If you are one of these people, then this book is for you! 

If you're a veteran cosplayer and would like a reference guide on how to make costume pieces on the fly (I mean, come on, none of us have ever been making our costumes the night before the convention, right? *large exaggerated wink*), this book is also for you!

Are you a parent/adult who can sew, but your child/relative wants a cosplay costume and you're not quite sure what you're getting into? Then this book is for you as well!

I designed this book to fit a whole host of cosplayer types, so it can be helpful to both the new and veteran cosplayers. Costumes don't have to be complicated - and that's what I'm here to help you with!

Topics Include:
  • What is Cosplay?
  • Breaking Down a Costume (how to make it into manageable parts)
  • Cosplay Supplies
  • Sewing Techniques/Toolbox (how to do stuff like add ruffles, turn corners, etc)
  • Many tutorials on various types of costume pieces (ranging from simple bowties to armor pieces & props)
  • Wig Tips & Care
  • Surviving a Convention in Cosplay (what can you do at conventions? What are they?)

There's a ton of information stuffed into this book (as much as the publisher would let me) - all the patterns/tutorials in this book are also designed to be altered, changed, and shaped by the reader! Each project is a simple design that can be altered to create a whole host of various types of costumes - so I encourage my readers to GET CREATIVE!

I plan to do some further posts about this book (I did a ton of work on it - as I am not only the writer, but I also illustrated the entire book - illustrations and how-to diagrams included - and created all the sample garments you'll see inside!), but I wanted to get the word out to you now. 

I'm so honored to have the chance to write up this book - and I hope that it starts many of you onto your OWN cosplay journey! :)

June 15, 2016

I'm Back, and Boy Are My Arms Tired!

Cause I flew back from Europe! GET IT? Fuhuhuhuhu...hu. OKAY WHATEVER IT WAS A BAD JOKE, LET'S MOVE ON.

Anyway! As you can see I've returned from my trip to the Netherlands, and I am so exhausted. I'm back to work again now - I have Indy Pop Con coming up this weekend, but that's not why I'm posting here!

I just wanted to remind y'all about that Project Which I Can't Talk About, because I've gotten the A-OK to finally release all the information, so that's coming up this week. :) I want to post it before I leave for this convention so I can talk about it at the show this weekend!

That's all from me - it's time to go finish writing up these presentations!

June 8, 2016

Travel and Indy Pop Con

SO! Lots of things going on, but I thought I'd pop back in here to check up before things get WILD and CRAZY over here. AKA: I have too many conventions back to back but that's okay it's gonna be a crazy wild ride so let's get it started, eh?


Thanks to Youmacon, Karmaluna Cosplay is being sent to Animecon in Netherlands to compete in their masquerade! I'm set to leave today, and I'm super duper nervous mostly because I hate flying BUT I'm excited to get to see the show and compete.

We're going as Tsukimi and Kuranosuke from Jellyfish Princess!

I'm the tall one - Kuranosuke - and nobody was surprised. Ever.

I'll let you know how it goes upon my return! We get back next Tuesday, in which I'm going to sleep a helluva lot because Jet Lag. But that's not all I'm doing - this is just the start of my SUMMER GAUNTLET OF CONVENTIONS. Next up is...


Taken directly from my facebook page:

I'll be presenting Four panels, one friday, and two saturday, and one Sunday - you can reserve a spot here:


ArtJam Fri - 5-6:50pm
A quiet art session area for artists to come in and work on projects. Media and materials will be provided for use during the session, quiet ambient music will also be provided.

Coloring with Copic Markers Sat - 1-2:50 pm

Learn to color and shade with copic markers. First half is a lecture about how Copics work, to be followed by an interactive project, where students can take their artwork home!

Inking with Copic Multiliners Sat: 3-4:50 pm

Learn all about inking and inking techniques with Copic multiliners. First half is lecture about inking, second half is an interactive project, where students can take their artwork home!

Her Legs Are How Long? Sun 10 - 11:50am

Join me for an informative drawing session covering basic proportions of people, followed by a follow-along drawing session where you learn to draw a person!

These panels are all pay-for panels, so you need to reserve your spot before you go to the show! Since I'll be gone during these next 7 days, I wanted to tell you now, so if you wanted to attend, you can!

That's it for now - I have some more exciting news, but that's to be shared upon my return to the States!