If you follow me on instagram at all, you might have noticed I picked up a new (but not so surprising) hobby. It started small at San Deigo Comic Con with Mabel from Gravity Falls. You can see a couple of photos of her here and here (YES I MADE HER SWEATER LIGHT UP AND IT WAS AMAZING– I’ll work on a photoshoot soon).
After going to comic con though, I was inspired to try and step up my cosplay game and do something more… armor-y? I wanted to choose something I of course thought looked awesome (the number one rule of cosplay, afterall, is to cosplay something you like), and didn’t have tooooo much armor just in case I was bad at it.
Along the way, I have done HOURS of research, purchased SO SO SO many things, burned my fingers a bunch and messed up a LOT. I’m almost literally learning every new skill as I go along. I have no prior training in worbla-sculpting (that’s not a thing, but that’s what I’m calling it), LEDs, sewing, foam-dremmeling, pattern making, etc, etc, etc. I thought it would be interesting for me to share what I’ve found to be helpful as a newbie trying cosplay for the first time, so I wanted to do a mini-series of my trials and tribulations per costume.