Monday, September 7, 2015

30 Day Cosplay/Costuming Meme - Day 14, 15, 16, 17

 I got super distracted from this and never updated, so here are a few more days of it!

14. Your  costuming habits (eg. singing while working on a costume)

Nothing weird? I find sewing sufficiently boring that I have to have the TV on.  Lately I like marathoning old sitcoms. Currently Parks & Rec and Friends.

15. Your least favorite thing about cosplay

Drama and snobbery. First drama - this is a hobby. We are adults playing dress up. Yet I've seen a huge range of drama over my many years of this, most of it ridiculous. Interpersonal relationships are one thing - but a lot of the costume-related stuff is just silly.

And snobbery. We all have different skill-levels and budgets and reasons we do this. Some of us want to look screen-accurate, some of us are happy just to have a bathrobe and pretend to be a Jedi. That's fine. Unless you're making professional appearances, I see no reason to exclude people from playing in the same sandbox. And I will always prefer that someone come to an event in the wrong era than to stay home.

16. Do you belong to any cosplay/costuming groups? If so, what are they?

The Fabulosity Club! Which is not an official group, by any means, but we always get asked if we are a club when we have a group outing, so we made up a name.  I'm not sure I've ever been much of a official club joiner, but I did love the forums of old and I do love my many many friends that I have done costumes with be it DragonCon or a historical event!

17. What events have you cosplayed to?

Again, doing costumed for rather than "cosplayed to" - there was DragonCon for years, though it's not something I've enjoyed doing costumes for in recent years due to the extreme crowds, which can make it hard to move around and get/take pictures. And lots of historical costume events of varying sorts!

1. Your first cosplay.
2. How many costumes have you done?
3. Your most recent cosplay.
4. Your cosplay communities, where do you go to talk about cosplay?
5. Blatant self plug! Link us to your cosplay page, be it dA, ACP, Coscom, whatever!
6. Your favourite cosplay (that you have done)
7. The character you have cosplayed that is most similar to you (if none that you have cosplayed, then one that you will cosplay)
8. Your cosplay plans for the rest of the year (if you have no more for this year, then do next year!)
9. The dream cosplay that might just happen
10. The dream cosplay that will never happen
11. Something cosplay-related that you will never do (eg. crossplay, cosplay from a certain series)
12. Your cosplay idol.
13. Your cosplay specialty (ie. something that seems to apply to a large amount of your cosplays, it could be a specific series, or a common feature in their appearance, such as glasses)
14. Your cosplay-making habits (eg. singing while working on cosplay)
15. Your least favourite thing about cosplay
16. Do you belong to any cosplay groups? If so, what are they?
17. What events have you cosplayed to?
18. What is your best cosplay memory?
19. What is your worst cosplay memory?
20. Have you won any cosplay awards?
21. Show us your best cosplay derp photo!
22. Have you worn cosplay in a regular situation? (eg. at school, to work)
23. Your most expensive cosplay
24. Your most comfortable cosplay and most uncomfortable cosplay
25. The cosplay you put the most effort into
26. Any unfinished costumes? Will you ever finish them?
27. How many wigs do you own? Which is your favourite?
28. Where do you work on your cosplays and where do you store them when they’re done?
29. What is your favourite cosplay item? (eg. a pair of shoes, a wig)
30. Describe cosplay in three words. No more, no less.


  1. The snobbery thing gets me, too. We had someone move here and attend one of our costume events, and she talked about how she wove all her own fabric to make sure it was historically accurate, and she gave me the dirtiest look when I said I wasn't that hardcore. She kept talking about how much better the costuming scene was back in her old hometown. Ugh. Thankfully, she never showed up to another event. Guess we weren't good enough for her!

    As a side note, I miss the old forums, too. I have a lot of fond memories from those old forums!

    1. Wow, really? Yeah, I'm not that hardcore either. I"m about having fun with friends in pretty dresses that (mostly) look the part.

      Ah, the good old forum days - things have really changed! I miss a lot of things about the old days - but I have lots of really nice new friends too. So I can't complain!