Taking Back My Life, One Week at a Time

September is Suicide Prevention Month. That’s not why I’m writing this post but it was a happy temporal coincidence. I’m writing this because it’s important. It’s important to destigmatize mental illness and I am willing to show off the skeletons in my closet if it means someone else can feel that they’re not so alone…

My Cosplay Bucket List

Inspired by Breezeeweezee Cosplay’s blog post with her bucket list, I decided to write my own! It’s heavily influenced by her formatting, but will include some retroactive milestones I’ve reached during my cosplay career. I’ve also added and removed some to my liking. I’m sure this list will grow with the years, but hopefully the…

Make Your Own Mimic Plushie!

In May of this year, Arkane Studios came out with a new game “Prey.” In it, enemies known as mimics run around and are the first monsters you encounter. I decided to make a plushie based on these mimics and I’ve created a pattern for it so you can make your own! Click to download…

Making My Wedding Dress Part I: Research

Ever since getting engaged in September of last year, a swarm of questions have been buzzing around in my brain related to wedding planning. When would we get married? Where would we get married? Who would be in our bridal party? What should our color scheme be? How are we going to eat keto at…

How Cosplay Changed & (Possibly) Saved My Life

“Saved” may be a bit of hyperbole, but bear with me while I take you back about 17 years to the year 2000. Introduction to Anime, Stumbling into Cosplay In 5th grade, I started watching Sailor Moon on Toonami. As far as animes go, it was pretty mainstream because it was on a major television…

7 Life Lessons I Learned from Cosplay

It’s funny how lessons you learn from different hobbies will start to bleed into other aspects of your life. The more I do cosplay, the more I learn not only sewing and prop-making lessons, but I learn some helpful tidbits for normal life. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Prototype. Don’t rush it. Make a…