New Video Series!

A couple weekends ago, I documented my process for making Eevee cosplay ears for my coworkers’ Halloween costumes. I filmed it just using my iPhone and edited it with the built-in iMovie app. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out so I’ve decided to start a series! Post frequency will vary dependent on what…

Making My Korra Cosplay

Kumoricon 2016 in Portland, OR by Off Duty Costography (Oct 2016) Taken by my fiancé in a little area near our house. (Jan 2017) Back in February I announced I would be doing a Korra cosplay, specifically her Book 4 outfit. Unlike most cosplays I’ve done in the past, this was the only one where I…

On Inspiration

“I think life informs art—real inspiration often comes from conversations with friends, travels, or just reading about things that pique my curiosity. I often use my own photography as reference material…I also save a lot of images from various blogs and sources online. It could be anything from a detail like someone’s glasses or hair…

On Being a Fan

“If you want fans, you have to be a fan first. If you want to be accepted by a community, you have to first be a good citizen of that community. If you’re only pointing to your own stuff online, you’re doing it wrong.” – Austin Kleon, “Show Your Work”

On “Mobile First”

Identify the content critical to the smaller screen. Once you’ve done that, consider that content to be the information accessible to all your readers, regardless of how wide (or small) their screen happens to be. If there’s additional information you’d like to include on wider viewports, consider it an enhancement. Adopting this “mobile first” mindset…