Cosplay and Body Accuracy: A Personal Experience

Cosplay is, at its core, a very aesthetic thing. Sure, there’s lots of objective techniques and practices that are used to get to that aesthetic, but the final product is usually one we ultimately take in with our eyes. So when you’ve got an existing character that you’re trying to emulate, you’re trying to capture the aesthetic of…

Whoa! Blogbyash is now an award-winning blog!

Sometimes I worry that my blog posts are getting lost into the internet ether and that no one reads them. I continue to write them, however, because I really enjoy writing them and because I like documenting my process when it comes to cosplay. I have a decent amount of followers on here (Hi there!…

I made Korra’s hoodie!

Last weekend, I realized I had enough leftover fabric from making my Book 4 Korra cosplay to make her hoodie! So this past week, I worked weeknights and during the weekend to make it! Drafted the pattern myself and tried to save as much money as possible. I only had to buy some bias tape, the wooden…

Excessive Pedantry =/= Constructive Criticism

I’ve been cosplaying for a while now. About a decade. Only recently have I started really putting more time, money, and effort into the hobby. I’ve not only made more costumes from scratch in the past year, I’ve also tried to build up more of an online presence via Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube. My audience has…

Kumoricon Recap!

Kumoricon was this past weekend in Portland, Oregon and I had a blast! Drisana was gracious enough to let me stay at her house for the weekend and we had a cosplay sleepover with Sydney and their other friend Brittany. Normally, I would do a long con recap, but this time for a change of…