My Body, My Choice

The great and wise words of Maya Angelou couldn’t be any more perfect for the subject I’m talking to you guys about today. It’s been mere days, but it still feels as fresh and painful as the day it happened. When women lost their right to their own bodies. The day Roe v. Wade got struck down. Many of us are still dumbstruck by the ludicrous and the absolute audacity of the Supreme Court to do this to women everywhere in the United States. 

Rebel Fae’s Cosplay Adventures: The Celty Cosplay ~ Phase One: The Helmet ~ Pt. 2

So. It’s completely built and ready to go, what could possibly be the next step? Simple! Prime, Paint, and Perfect! The last step is also known as…Detail the ever-loving crap out of it. This last part of the Celty helmet was the most time-consuming, but it’s one of my favorite steps on a project. Let’s see how this one went, shall we?

Powerful Women in Anime: Yona of the Dawn

Strength derived from strife. Power derived from loss. Love derived from betrayal. Friendship derived from exile. Yona had to deal with all of this and lost so much but gained that much more in return. Forced to grow up from just a carefree sixteen-year-old girl without a care in the world and only worried about how unruly her beautiful red hair was, to a fierce warrior with a group of powerful friends who will follow her to the ends of the earth and help her obtain her one goal: take back her beloved country from the man who murdered her father, the king. And was once the one she called the love of her life.

Coming a Long Way From Level Zero

You have to start from somewhere. That’s how the saying goes, doesn’t it? And that, I find, is something that rings true time and time again. Especially with cosplay. Seven years ago I literally had no clue what I was doing when it came to cosplay. I just barely found out about cosplay just after I graduated in 2014. It was when I went to my first anime convention Anime Banzai. I saw how everywhere I turned there were these absolutely amazing cosplays of so many of my favorite characters. After I left that weekend, I knew I had to give it a try. I just didn’t know how. Thus the adventure began.

My Hero Academia and the Case of the U.A. Traitor

We all know with the last chapter that our awesome class 1-A is training very hard and improving their quirks even more seeing that All For One is still out there. Weakened, but still very much out there. But, what really comes as a shock is with this chapter we finally find out who the U.A. traitor really is. Some of the fandom have called it, but some have also been shocked by this reveal. That includes yours truly.

The Effect Of The Loss Of Conventions On Cosplayers And Nerds Alike

Conventions. Every nerd’s favorite thing to go to each year. It’s where we can express our love and passion for all of the movies, shows, anime, video games, whatever we are obsessed with without being judged for it. These places are even where our wallets practically cry out in pain from all the spending we do on the things that we “Must have” even though we really don’t, but it makes us happy to have it anyways.

Featured image taken by Josh Chichester

Tik Tok and Cosplay

Ever wondered how it would be like if you could dress in your cosplay and act out scenes from your favorite anime or make stories to different audios? And it would be as simple as using your phone to do it, no YouTube needed? Well for a few years now, there has been an app created where you can do exactly that. Granted, at first, it was named Musicaly, but now several hundred—no thousand people know it as Tik Tok.

Cosplay Makeup, Why It’s Important Too

Every part of the cosplay helps tell a story. From the clothing of the cosplay–be it made from armor or fabric to the various props a cosplayer is no doubt seen wielding.
All of these parts work in complete harmony. But there is one more element that not many people give a hat tip and recognition to…The makeup part of cosplay!