Cosplayer friends, if you’re looking at this title and scoffing, I completely understand. I’ve maintained for so long that fashion runways are for bougy snobs tripping on acid, but I’ve recently come to appreciate some aspects of haute couture, high-end wear. And let me tell you, getting a peek at the artisans behind the scenes that hand sew together some of these pieces that make you go ‘WTF?!’ has opened my eyes to the endless cosplay inspiration!! From fabrics to draping techniques, to textures achieved through embellishments and fabric manipulation, the possibilities for taking your costumes to the next level are here in excess! Still don’t believe me? Hang in there! Here are some runways pieces that made my nerd self squeal in excitement!
Happy Halloween, y’all! Samhain has always been a favorite holiday of mine. People dress up as either an extension of themselves or something that they admire, you get to meet new neighbors and their kiddos, and it’s completely acceptable to hand out candy and treats to kids. That’s a big deal in today’s society and I am grateful that Halloween gives us the opportunity to connect with the people around us, even if in a temporary, light-hearted way. So what better way to celebrate this magical day than dressing up as a Hogwarts student??
Today, my local comic book store threw a Halloween party that featured local artists. To appeal to the cosplay community, creators were asked to come and do live demos. I repped the sewing folk by demoing the making of a dino costume… for dogs!