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…

I Made Link’s Cape from BOTW into a Hoodie!

Today is me and my fiancé’s three year anniversary. I wanted to make him something really special, so I decided to make him something from scratch. He’s been playing Breath of the Wild lately and I decided to make him a hoodie based on Link’s cape. Quick Build Notes I used McCall’s Pattern M6614 for…

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…

AGDQ 2017 Approaches!

Games Done Quick Homepage | Games Done Quick Twitch Channel I’m a gamer. I’m not a super great gamer and I don’t play that many games, but I do consider myself a part of this community. I grew up watching and playing games with my brother and they’ve always been present in my life. Awesome Games Done…