What The *Bleep* Am I Doing?! Worbla Deco Art

*Walks In* Been a while since we’ve been here, eh guys? Well, here we are once again! A “What The *Bleep Am I Doing?!” This time we’re gonna be talking about how to make stuff and deal with Worbla Deco Art! It’s a cool Worbla-esque product from Worbla. I’m glad I get to tell y’all about it. And if I can save at least one person from getting sticky, uncooled moldable material on their fingers, I have done my job. So let’s get started eh?

Now, what exactly is Worbla Deco Art? I’m sure most of you have heard of and possibly worked with Worbla, but this is somewhat of another beast entirely. So here’s a short and long answer to what exactly it is and how to use it.

Well, the short answer would be, that it’s a very malleable material that when activated by heat you can mold into virtually anything. It doesn’t exactly act like cosplay clay–moldable EVA foam clay and it’s not entirely like resin either. Worbla Deco Art is, to put it simply, a mix of the two of these materials. And it works quite well for multiple things.

The long answer though is better said by Worbla themselves:

Worbla’s Deco Art is the Worbla branded option for moldable plastic pellets. Heat these pellets to 65°C (150°F) with a heat gun, oven, or hot water to create a plastic putty with a low thermal transfer that you can shape by hand, push into molds, and sculpt with tools! It’s an excellent option for sculpting things like skulls, filling in gaps in Worbla armor, making multiple copies of something without resin casting, building up dimension quickly, and adding counterweight to things like pommels on swords.

Deco Art, like all Worbla Products, can be reheated endlessly and scraps can always be reused, so mistakes are easy to correct and makes this material very friendly for those who want to begin sculpting things such as mascot teeth or horns. The surface of Deco Art is much smoother than other Worbla Products, making it excellent for detail work where priming is either not an option due to time, or difficult due to space. Deco Art can be painted with acrylics or spray paint, and the pellets can also be dyed in advanced with polyester dyes such as iDye Poly.

Deco Art is excellent for building up dimension quickly, allowing details in armor to be made quicker and smoother than with the traditional Worbla Scrap/Noodle method.

It’s a pretty handy material, to be honest. The things I have already made are astonishing. From hearts to animal claws. The details you can make for your cosplays are super impressive. I’ve even seen some cosplayers make a whole Master Sword.

Another thing I have learned that can be done with Worbla Deco Art is that if you make a project that you intended to be quite brilliant and it turns out, well not. You can melt it down and either attempt it again or make something entirely different. 

An example I can provide is I tried and failed to make Legend of Zelda’s Rupees. They did not look good at all. So I just melt those down and I created claws for my upcoming Sukuna cosplay. And they look pretty awesome if I do say so myself.

All in all, as complex as Worbla Deco Art might seem at first, it’s a material of many hats. You can make an entire prop or just the details on one. You just have to know how much heat it takes and for how long. Because if it starts browning, you definitely need to stop the heating process. You can even use either a microwave or heat gun. 

One major thing is that you definitely need water with you. So you don’t burn yourself and so when you finish the shape you want your object in, immediately put it in water so it doesn’t lose its shape. Because it will, thanks to a little thing called gravity. 

Well, that’s all I have to say about this material, for now, catch y’all later for the next article!

Rebel Fae out!

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?

First up, we have the priming. Now, initially, I despise the priming step with every fiber of my being. Why you ask? Every time I’ve primed a prop or anything that’s made with EVA I’ve always missed a spot, done it too weak, or the spray can doesn’t even work. Safe to say, I haven’t had the best of luck using Plasti-Dip. But! Lo and behold this time it actually worked really well for me.

When I sprayed it upon my helmet, I somehow managed to spray the coat even enough that it didn’t create any bubbles and I didn’t miss a single spot. And to top off my surprisingly good luck, I only needed to put two coats on it. And that’s only because I wanted to make sure it looked absolutely perfect. I’m a certified perfectionist after all guys.

With that step out of the way, I no longer had to worry about having to paint coat upon coat of paint onto my helmet. Because unfortunately, if you don’t prime it first, the paint job looks really bad the more you use the prop or costume piece, and the foam sops up any paint you try to put on it making the painting process go forever.

But, as I said I primed it, thankfully. So It only took at least two coats of yellow paint and then sectioning out the parts for the blue paint to go on and just one coat of that seeing that I first painted the entire helmet yellow, so it had a base coat to work off of. And it turns out yellow isn’t that hard to paint over. Go figure.

Then finally…the detailing! I only had to do a little bit of this for the helmet. Just draw in the lines on the sides, the little detail on the chin, and of course, the symbol on the top left of the helmet. That one was probably my favorite thing to put on since I free-handed the whole thing. Usually, my drawing isn’t the best, but it looks really good now that I see it on the helmet.

So now that it’s primed, painted, and perfected it’s gotta be done, right? Nope! We have one last little thing my friends…the visor! Now that was an interesting endeavor. I’ve never dealt with this kind of material before–seeing that it’s the type of material you would see in a welding helmet visor, and I’ve never inserted a visor in anything. But as I warmed it up to shape it, (wear gloves, by the way, you guys when doing this else wise your hands will hurt.) Then measured it out to the correct dimensions. And finally, put it in with some contact cement. It looked good. And even though it made the helmet shape slightly off, it still looks good in my opinion!

Well, that’s that my friends! End of phase one, the helmet is done! Now on to phase two eh?

See y’all in Phase two…

Rebel Fae out!

Rebel Fae’s Cosplay Adventures: The Celty Cosplay ~ Phase 2: Celty’s Helmet – Pt. 1: The Build

Alright guys, if I ever in the future or the not-so-distant future say that a project I’m working on is harder than anything I’ve done…remind me of this helmet. Cause holy cannoli, when I first printed out the pattern and cut out the different pieces so I could trace it on the EVA foam, I did not see how difficult this build was actually going to be. Sure, I had my worries, what if I didn’t measure the pieces right so then it won’t fit my head, or what if I can’t do this project in general but that didn’t stop me.

Now, I say it was difficult because of all the odd things I had to do to make the pieces fit so it would look like Celty’s helmet. Because you see, the initial helmet plans are for someone who wants to build Nova’s helmet—she’s from StarCraft for those who don’t know the character, so since the design is for her helmet you can see how the shape is, well, not the correct shape for Celty.

So, adjustments most definitely had to be made. When I cut out all of the pieces and started putting them together, I had to leave out a few of the back-end pieces and bend the two major parts in the back closer together so instead of creating a shape that looks very much like Zenyatta’s head—Overwatch my friends, I created a shape that actually looked like a motorcycle helmet. When it was all said and done it looked like it was an easy job, but hah looks are deceiving guys.

Yours truly had to go through a crap ton of contact cement—which by the way I actually learned that you could apply contact cement pretty well with just a q-tip if you’re using the jars of contact cement. I learned this after my fingers were effectively glued together from holding the first half of the pieces of the helmet together. My life was made a lot easier for the second half eheh. Not only was that a little fun venture but I had to make sure that the two long pieces on the bottom were longer than required so it would give that motorcycle helmet look. After gluing all of that together and pressing the pieces together for an ungodly amount of time and scrubbing my hands so thoroughly that they couldn’t stick to silly putty I had my helmet. And I’m pleased to say, it does indeed fit.

Now for the fun part.

The operative word is fun folks.

Because it initially was Nova’s helmet it didn’t have a face shield hole as motorcycle helmets do. So, I got to carve one out! In hindsight, this would have been easier if I just built the pieces in a way that there would be a hole but…yea I didn’t think that far. It was my first helmet build after all heh. So, the carving! I’m so glad I got a box cutter out of pure impulse one day because my Exacto knife would not pierce those seams at all. Not even if it was attached to a thirty-nine-and-a-half-foot poll—points to whoever gets that head nod quote.

But thankfully because I had my box cutter I was able to cut all around the area I drew out for the face shield with relative ease. Sort of. When it got to some of the rather stubborn contact cement globs I thought my box cutter was going to get stuck but after a few yanks, it cut through!

Then to make it nicer in the long hall I just took my sanding block and 150 grit sandpaper and made that once jagged empty cavern look pretty dang good.

Now we have the last part of building the helmet, the ears! And I must say this was actually probably the easiest part in making this helmet. It was just a simple thing of measuring out two triangles of cardboard and putting them together on the top of the helmet approximately where Celty has her ears on her helmet. I even learned a pretty good trick to glue it down. Contact cement! Who knew it would work on cardboard eh? And to make it more stable and because I wanted to see if I could actually make it work, I covered the ears with Worbla. After making my Leafeon armor I swore off of Worbla, but out of pure curiosity, I decided to try it again. I certainly wasn’t disappointed. It made it (the ears) stronger, and it actually made it easier to prime and paint.

But that’s a story for the next part of phase two, my friends. See y’all there!

Rebel Fae out!

Rebel Fae’s Cosplay Adventures! ~ The Celty Sturluson Cosplay ~ Pt. 1

Celty Sturluson. The badass Dullahan from the anime Durarara. She’s definitely a memorable character and one of my favorites this is why she’s my new and current cosplay project. She’s been a dream of mine to cosplay for a really long time and now that I have more skills and have eight years of experience under my belt, I can achieve this goal. And I’m taking y’all on this journey with me from its first designs to each part of the build. So, let’s get this thing started!

Why Celty?

Now, why exactly did I choose to cosplay Celty? Well, in all honesty, I have a ton of reasons. But here’s my main ones:

  • It’s a creation challenge for me
    • Making the helmet from scratch
    • Actually sewing for once seeing that I’m going to need to edit the crap outta my bodysuit.
    • And…Making probably the biggest weapon I’ve ever made so far.
  • It’s a lot more cosplay experience for me since I’m trying a lot of new techniques.
  • Celty is a strong female character.
    • She works tiredlessly towards her goal–getting her head back from Izaya.
    • She stands on her own feet, not immediatly going for help to reach her goal. But she still knows when she needs help.
  • She’s a character I admire, and I strive to cosplay characters that I admire and want to emmulate .
  • I want to do more female character cosplays and strong female characters so, Celty is a perfect way to start that off.
  • I’ve always loved her designo–simple but detailed in its own way.
  • Pictures and tik toks will honestly look so awesome.
  • My confidence will get a defenite boost when I complete this cosplay and wear it.

Phase 1 ~ Prepare and Gather

To start this whole project off I, of course, had to find a boatload of references. From headshots, screencaps, even 3D files for inspiration. You name it. I gathered it. (R.I.P. my printer ink) But that’s not all I had to prepare. I had to find myself the patterns to build both the helmet and scythe. Thankfully, I made myself the scythe pattern already from when I did a cosplay of one of my mascots–Grimsley. But…for the helmet, I had to get creative.

Seeing that there wasn’t any pattern out there that was the specific shape I needed to replicate Celty’s helmet, I had to find a pattern that looked at least a bit similar and then modify it slightly. The one I used was made by Kamui Cosplay and here’s the link for it if you guys want to make the helmet or use it for making a Celty helmet of your own! I’ll be doing a tutorial on how to make the Celty helmet in the coming parts of this adventure so keep an eye out for that!

Now, for the last part of Phase one is getting all the materials to make this cosplay a reality. And boy was this a list…

List of materials

  • 5mm EVA foam–at least two rolls
  • Yellow paint
  • Black spray PlastiDip
  • Dark blue paint
  • Hobart Face Sheild
  • PVC Pipe–to your heighth
  • Body suit — black and fabric, not spandex
  • Small battery powered fan–y’all will no why soon
  • Worbla
  • card board
  • duck tape
  • D rings and elastic

Welp, that wraps up Phase One! Get ready for next week’s Phase Two: The beginning of the helmet!

That’s all for now…

Rebel Fae out!

The Cosplayer and The Tale of The Cosplay Contests

The applause, the performing, meeting new friends, and being proud of what you made. Those are just some of the amazing things that come with being in a cosplay contest.

But even though cosplay contests are a lot of fun there is a lot of stress that comes with it. But that’s where I come in! I’ve been through the stress and the fun, so I know pretty well how to navigate it. I’ve also gotten a lot of advice too so spreading the info to all of y’all makes me more than happy. So, let’s get to it eh?

Good time frame to get cosplay together

This is absolutely crucial when entering a contest. Especially a cosplay contest. You want to make sure you give yourself enough of a time frame to build your cosplay. Because trust me, trying to finish your big build just a week before the convention and contest are not fun experiences in the absolute slightest. So my recommendation to you my friend is to plan it out for at least six months.

Practice your speech for your Costume Judging.

This one I had to learn the hard way. I can’t stress this enough. When you go in for costume judging make sure know what you’re going to say. Make sure you do well with not only explaining the details of your costume but the thought process behind it too. And if you can take any work in progress pictures and put them in a cool format, maybe a scrapbook or something relevant to your character it’ll make it stick out and make your speech about your costume memorable.

Rehearse your performance—walk on or skit

Basically rehearsing is practically everything when it comes to these things. Even when you go up there on to the stage it helps when you have a step-by-step plan of what you are going to do. So you can really make all of the elements of your cosplay shine.

Well, that’s all I have to say for cosplay contests. The main point I want y’all to take home if anything is first and foremost just have fun! It’s supposed to be a memorable experience so try to relax and have fun with it win or lose!

Anyway, that’s all for now…

Rebel Fae out!

Rebel Fae’s How To: Styling a Sukuna Wig

Picture this: You were able to put together every piece for your latest cosplay and now you only need to style the wig. One problem though. In order to get it to look canon-compliant or like your design, you need a tutorial to figure out how in the bloody hell you’re going to attempt such a feat. The thing is, no such tutorial exists.  Now my friends, if said wig is for a Sukuna cosplay from Jujutsu Kaisen, look no further your tutorial is here! (And if it’s not…ask me to do one! I love new ideas and new challenges and helping my fellow cosplayers.)

So let’s get started, shall we?

Alrighty, so first off this tutorial is honestly gonna be pretty short and straightforward because yours truly found out…it really doesn’t take much to style go figure. The first step is pretty simple and doesn’t take too much patience or time. All you have to do is fluff it up so to speak. What I mean by this is take a thin tooth comb and take parts of the wig and brush upwards in quick movements. But brush underneath the fibers because if you brush on top you’re going to get a lot of static and frizz. I learned that the hard way. So in the end, the wig should start looking like this.

Next and last is the step that takes a lot of patience and a lot more hairspray. Start with the chunks of hair in the front so you can make that look Sukuna has whenever he immediately changes from Yuji. So, what you do is grab a chunk so it looks like a triangle—as if you were going to just make a spikey wig. Twist the tip of the chunk so it spikes and flatten the whole chunk with either hair gel or the styling paste. Then with the hairspray spray both on top and under it and flatten it slightly on the base so it looks like the hair is sticking up slightly at an angle. Make sure to hold it in place for at least three or so minutes else wise that sucker will come undone and trust me that can get frustrating.

After you get the frontal part done, just continue the flattening spike method until you hit the end of the pink hair fibers. Just finish it off with one last wave of hairspray and voila! You have your newly styled Sukuna wig!

That’s all for this tutorial! I hope this helped and if you have any questions feel free to ask! And if you have any wig styling tutorial requests or article ideas in general I’d love to hear ‘em!

That’s all for now…

Rebel Fae out!

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.

you gotta make mistakes to learn

When I say I started from zero, I literally mean zero. I had to save up money to get all of the materials from the tools to the materials. And even then I had to go on different websites to find out what exactly people build with in the first place. I’ve learned how to be a foam smith, Worbla crafter, makeup artistry, and even upcycling old clothes! But it wasn’t just the material and tools I needed to learn about, I had to learn about setting up my space. Because apparently you can just take a small table and think that’s good enough. It may be for small projects, but when you start getting into working with a Dremel and working with large builds you need at least a decent-sized desk. I had to learn this the hard way. When you start building and really getting into cosplay, you will find that you need a sizable space to work with. Even if you live in a small space as I do, there are several ways to make it work. For example, organization boxes galore. Those things will be your best friends when you get more tools and materials. Gotta have somewhere to store all of it after all.

Even with starting from zero and being where I’m at, I’ve had insecurities galore, but you have to be able to overcome them and from that, you’ll be able to love what you do even more. I have an eye problem and because of it, I have always been really self-conscious about pictures. But after doing cosplay for so long I felt more confident about pictures and more confident about myself. That shows that no matter the situation you find yourself in, you can overcome it and come out stronger.

So many things have been learned from just starting from zero. Knowing nothing and then learning how to get better with each step. This completely shows that even if you have never even picked up a makeup brush or just barely learned that EVA foam is the stuff that flip flops and puzzle mats are made of. You can become amazing at building cosplays and maybe even find you have a love for them. Or it could even show you a path to something you’ve never tried and you absolutely love. Literally, anything is impossible.

Well that’s all this Fae has to say–heh did a rhyme there,

Rebel Fae out!

Rebel Fae’s Top Ten! ~ Halloween Cosplay Ideas!

Hello, my lovely little Rebels! I hope you’re all having an amazing last week of October and gettering ready for the best day of the year: October 31st Halloween! I’m happy to say I’m starting up a new/old article series! My top ten lists!!! Those of you who have been here since the beginning probably remember these, but I’m bringing them back! Except with a slight difference. They will all be either anime, cosplay, or video game related—ok, so not so different but I will be explaining my reasoning for each so that’s different! So without further ado, let’s start the first of many with a top ten list of Halloween Cosplay Ideas! Befitting don’t you think?

10. Beetle Juice

This one should be rather obvious especially seeing that there’s a musical, a cartoon series, not to mention every Halloween season this movie and character is the talk of cosplayers everywhere. And I’ve been seeing more and more Tik Toks as of late featuring this little shit.

9. Any creepypasta or Five Nights at Freddies

This one honestly surprises me, but at some conventions this year I saw some of these creepy little suckers making a comeback. Not to mention their fandom is still going on strong. So if you’re a fan of the jump scare and horror genre, try this out!

8.  Vampires

From Alucard, Vampire Knight, to Dracula himself. Vampires are always a complete classic when it comes to cosplay for Halloween. Especially since nowadays we seem to be getting more and more Vampire themed anime and video games.

7.  Any Jojo character in existence

This really doesn’t need any explanation am I right?

6. Demon Slayer

With the movie that has come out this year and the number of cosplays I’ve seen over this convention season, I can highly recommend this anime to cosplay. From sweet little Nezuko to any of the Hashira’s. *cue holding back tears*

5. Fantasy AUs of My Hero Academia

I would even suggest the regular characters in general. My Hero Academia has always been a really popular anime and manga and even more so now that the new movie has come out. As an MHA cosplayer myself, I can honestly say that these characters, no matter which you choose are very fun to cosplay.

4. The Sanderson Sisters

Another iconic one. I’d say these sisters take the top three in iconic movies for Halloween. I initially would have put this cosplay idea lower on the list, but lately more Sanderson Sister content has been popping up on the interwebs, so this one is most definitely making a popular comeback!

3. Marvel

I believe this rather speaks for itself, don’t’ you think?

2. Jack and Sally

The most iconic duo. Whether you chose Jack or Sally you’ll surely have fun with either. Nightmare Before Christmas is always an Iconic movie. Plus it’s a pretty fun cosplay to play around with the makeup or if you’re feeling adventurous—the cosplay itself.

1. Any Genshin character—like at all

This year’s most popular game..that literally pops up everywhere you look, You’re more than likely to have some fun with any of these characters. From Paimon to Kaeya to even that little shit Childe.

Welp, that’s it for this week’s top ten list! I hope I was able to give y’all some good ideas or maybe give some thought to ideas in the future even if it isn’t for Halloween! If you have any other ideas that weren’t on the list I’d love to hear them!

Anyhoot, that’s all for now…

Rebel Fae out!

What the Bleep Am I Doing?! Do As I Say, Not As I Do ~ Making Breastplates!

Hey everyone! Welcome to this week’s What the Bleep Am I Doing?! Rebel Fae’s Guide…

*Record scratch* Heh. I’m gonna do this quite differently today my little Rebels! For the past few WTB’s I’ve gone over how to master social media but for this one, it’s definitely in the realm of “Do as I say, not as I do.” Also, it coordinates with the title of the article brilliantly if I do say so myself.

So, if you guys have been following my social media as of late—The Rebel Fae on all platforms eheh, I recently finished my first armor project. This also involves the main topic of today’s article: the breastplate. Another thing about it really quick is it took quite some time to be made therefore, hopefully, this article will provide a lot of help to all of you when it comes to making your own breastplates! So, random Fae rambling aside and without further ado… let’s a-go!!

Kay first up on the list of advice when making a breastplate, for the love of all that is good and holy please measure, measure measure! When you use your patterns make sure you create the measurements to fit you directly. When you make your own it’s much easier to make it towards your own measurements, but if you use someone else’s you have to pay attention to the measurements of the pattern so you can adapt it to fit you perfectly. Don’t just guesstimate so to speak. That’s what I did when I got a hold of the pattern I was going to use to make my breastplate annnnd well…long story short, I had to go to the Cosplay Repair Station at Anime Banzai—the convention I made and took my armor to, and have them help me secure it with not only quite a bit of duct tape, but we had to thread a small jewelry wire through the connection points in the back and twist it so it would stay on me and not fall off. Safe to say, that day was a bit stressful always wondering if the breastplate would truly stay in place. Not to mention I had to go on stage later that day for the cosplay contest—which will be a WTB article for a later day I assure y’all.

Said breastplate in all its glory

Next up, I would honestly recommend prototyping somehow. Be it a drawing of what you want to achieve, or a full-on paper model of it. That way, you’ll get a good idea of what you’re aiming for with your breastplate. And you’ll get a good idea of how it could turn out and exactly what you want to do to make it come to life. Because with a prototype, you can label and cut different things to symbolize what you want to do with your breastplate. It’s simply making notes for future reference!

When you get to the step where you cut out your pieces from the patterns you have traced, something that initially wouldn’t be too important to consider actually has a big effect I find on the end project. And that is heat sealing and shaping your foam. When you do this, for example, the heat sealing makes your foam edges less rough thus easier to paint. As for the shaping that simply makes it easier for it to fit around your body. That’s where measuring it correctly makes a big difference.

May not have been measured right, but hey, the heat shaping sure did it’s job!

Now for priming and painting!

Ohh boy this one. You’d think this would be an easy step, but for it to look good, this is a definite “Do as I say, not as I do”. For mine, I coated it straight up in Mod Podge—and no, I didn’t use the special Mod Podge Primer as I should have. When I put the regular Mod Podge on I thought it would be fine eheh. So many coats of paint not to mention I had to worry about the Mod Podge peeling like a lot. So don’t take after me, my friends. Use the right Mod Podge or us Plasti Dip. You’ll save yourself sooo much frustration.

No, as for the painting here’s a good tip: Use an old makeup brush or a relatively used paintbrush. Not the ones with the large, flat, and long bristles though. If you use the suggested brushes you won’t have any streaks to worry about in your project. Now, the streaks are easy enough to get out, but it just takes a while to smooth out.

Welp, that’s it for this What the Bleep! I hope you guys liked it and it helps somehow to learn from my mistakes. If you have any questions or wanna talk about your own issues with your projects I’d love to hear them!

That’s all for now…

Rebel Fae out!

What the Bleep Am I Doing?! Rebels Fae’s Guide To: Managing Social Media (A Mini Series) Pt. 3

Hey everyone! Welcome to this week’s What the Bleep am I Doing?! Rebel Fae’s Guide to: I’m doing part three of my miniseries of helping you guys with managing the big confusing world of social media. It’s been a few weeks eh? Yea, life’s been crazy but I’m back on track now! When you fall you just gotta get back up again! So, without further ado…

Facebook and Instagram Stories

These can be both tricky and extremely helpful. With Instagram and Facebook “Stories” as they like to call it. I personally don’t understand the moniker, but I guess it’s because when you do a series of posts on it, it well, for lack of a better statement—it tells a story.

Now, surprisingly these things are incredibly helpful to your reach and getting people to interact with you and your content. When you put fun little things like polls, quiz questions, or heck, I’ve even seen people do things where they have you rate their latest post it makes your account more enticing and the people you draw in are more likely to become dedicated followers.

Another thing for an influencer—whether you do cosplay, writing, makeup whatever your niche is, it’s a great way to not only promote your newest posts and your craft, but you can promote other important things for your platform as well. Things like Ko-fi, Patreon, or various writing/creation sites you may be on. And you don’t have to worry about the story posts clogging up because they disappear within twenty-four hours. Just poof! Now, this can be a tricky thing to deal with sometimes seeing that you’ll want to be pretty constant with uploading different pieces of content to your story. It has to be a daily thing most of the time else you’ll risk the unfortunate chance of losing story viewers. I hate that it happens, and I believe it isn’t cool either but that is the unfortunate algorithm of both Instagram and Facebook nowadays. But who knows? They may change it so it’s easier for us creators. But until then it can be pretty stressful sometimes to manage so make sure to prepare ahead of time or go hunting for cool things, or hell even shows some behind-the-scenes stuff. That makes people interested too!

To get to know the real you behind the content people love that stuff. I hope overall this has been helpful and provided a lot of good insight. I love to hear y’all’s thoughts on this and if you have your own ways of doing things too! Let’s make a conversation out of it.

Well, that’s all for now…

Rebel Fae out!

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