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This is the combined cosplay tumblr of Cam and Heather.
Questions about any tutorial we post or general cosplay construction are always welcome!

sakuranym:

Catbus CATBUS CATBUSSS!!! (and totoro + forest spirit)!

I designed all three dresses, and each dress is made and worn by the cosplayer themselves.

Catbus- sakuranym

Totoro- Piko Cosplay

Forest Spirit- Honey Dumpling Cosplay

— 20 hours ago with 186 notes
#cosplay spotlight 

AnimeUSA 2014 Cosplay Stuff!

Friday

  • Uroko-sama - Nagi no Asukara (w/ group)
  • Nozaki - Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun (w/ group)

Saturday

  • Yusuke (Ikki) - Choutokkyuu (w/ group)
  • Koumei (Dantalion Djinn Equip) - Magi (for masq/hall cosplay only)

Sunday

  • Nothing since I’m flying out to Chicago to go see B1A4 because I’m Kpop trash.

-Heather

— 2 days ago with 4 notes
#ausa  #animeusa  #Anime USA 
castiel-jpg asked: hello there! well I was planning on cosplaying as kageyama (Haikyuu!!) but im super short so idk if i should???


Answer:

I say go for it! If you want to gain an inch or two you could always wear heel inserts in your shoes. :)

-Heather

— 2 days ago with 1 note

Anime Weekend Atlanta Cosplay Stuff!

Thursday

  • Nana - Orange Caramel (Catallena ver.)

Friday

  • TOP - Big Bang (Bad Boy ver.)
  • TOP - Big Bang (Fantastic Baby ver. 1)
  • TOP - Big Bang (Fantastic Baby ver. 2)

Saturday

  • Law - Messenger to Gevurah
  • TOP - Big Bang (Monster ver.)

Sunday

  • TOP - Big Bang (Blue ver.)

Case in point: never jokingly dare me to make 5 different outfit variations BECAUSE I WILL DO IT.

-Heather

— 3 days ago with 4 notes
#anime weekend atlanta 

COSPLAYRUINEDMYLIFE’S 2,000 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY!

We are so close to 2,000 followers and to thank all of you we’re giving away not one, but two signed copies of Breaking All The Rules: Cosplay & The Art of Self-Expression! “A book project to document cosplayer culture across the USA in interviews and photographs.”

The contest will run until 4pm EST on October 31st, 2014. We will randomly select 2 winners. Winners will be messaged by fire-raising and must respond within 48 hours or they will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be randomly selected.

We will also ship ANYWHERE so don’t let location hold you back from entering!

Giveaway Rules:

  1. You must be following cosplayruinedmylife (since this is a giveaway for our followers after all).
  2. You must like and/or reblog this post.
  3. Each like or reblog will count as 1 entry. You may like and/or reblog this post as many times as you like but each user will only be allowed a maximum of 10 entries.
  4. You must have your ASK box activated (if we can’t message you, how will you know if you’ve won?).
  5. You must be able to provide us with a valid mailing address. If you are under the age of 18, please make sure you have parental permission before giving us your address.
  6. Inactive/empty or giveaway/contest tumblrs will be disqualified.

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favour!

— 3 days ago with 70 notes
#cosplay  #cosplay giveaway 

Some awesome cosplays from Granite State Comic Con 2014!

— 4 days ago with 13 notes
#granite state comic con  #gscc  #granitecon 

Granite State Comic Con Cosplay Stuff

Saturday - Yusuke from Choutokkyuu
Sunday - Tetsuma Kusaribe from Zetsuen no Tempest

-Heather

— 1 week ago with 3 notes
#granite state comic con  #gscc 
Anonymous asked: I wanna cosplay for a convention event in November. Problem is, I really have no idea on where to start. I know that it can be hard, and people will judge you. So I'm looking for some help from you guys. -3-;


Answer:

WELCOME TO HEATHER’S GUIDE ON HOW TO START THE COSPLAY STUFF! *confettis*

Step 1) What shows do you like? What shows do you really like? What shows do you like enough to commit to spending time/money on making an outfit for a character in that show? Let’s say you like Pokemon. You really like Pokemon. So you decide to cosplay from Pokemon.

Step 2) What characters in that series do you like the best or do you feel the most connection to? Pick a character you like. Let’s say you picked Brock.

Step 3) What is your sewing/crafting skill level? If you’re a beginner you might want to try finding articles of clothing similar to Brock’s at Goodwill, Value Village, etc. that you could use as-is or modify slightly to fit the character. Or you could look up commissioners or ready-made cosplays on ebay, etsy, taobao, etc. to buy from. Or you could be a go-getter and SEW EVERYTHING YOURSELF RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING! WOAH! YOU ARE HARDCORE! GOLD STAR FOR YOU!

Step 4) Let’s say you’re sewing and putting everything together yourself because you’re that hardcore. You’re going to want to get a good wig. I would suggest against Party City/Hallowe’en wigs because they look and feel cheap and fall apart and tangle horribly. Try looking on Ebay for better costume wigs (kanekalon fiber wigs are better quality than party wigs) or you could shop from places like Epic Cosplay Wigs or Arda Wigs for really nice, high-quality, long-lasting wigs.

Step 5) You’re going to want to get all your materials and patterns. Simplicity Patterns I find are the easiest to follow no matter your skill level and you can find patterns for basically any type of clothing. You’re also going to want fabric. Joann’s, Hobby Lobby and Hancock fabrics are good choices if you live in the US and Fabricland/ville for Canada because they offer tons of deals and specials that can save you a lot of money.

Step 6) Plan your time and how long you’re going to need for your cosplay versus how much time you actually have. If you’re going to school or work full-time don’t plan on spending a bazillion hours a day sewing because there will be days where you’ll just want to do nothing or play videogames or read a book instead. I tend to do most of my work on weekends since I work full-time so I plan the number of cosplays based on the number of free weekends I have.

Step 7) Make your cosplay! Try not to procrastinate! Or cry! Or bleed on anything!

Step 8) Go to the con and wear your cosplay! Rock it! No matter your skill level or whether you bought or made your outfit, confidence is what will make or break you. If you’re moping in a corner because you think everyone will judge your Brock then there’s no fun in that. But if you’re like YEAH, I’M STOKED AND I’M AN AWESOME BROCK! That’s exactly what you’ll be! Confidence! Super important!

Step 9) Go to a gathering (if there is one for your series) and meet tons of other cosplayers and LEARN FROM THEM! Collect all the senpais! Become a senpai yourself! BECOME A COSPLAY MASTER!

Step 10) Feel awesome and have a super awesome first cosplay and make tons of new friends!

I hope this sort of helps. I just consumed a TON of caffeine so I apologize if my writing is sort of all over the place. Also as a tip it’s always more fun cosplaying for the first time with a friend or a gang of friends. Cosplaying for the first time by yourself is 100 times more nerve-wracking but having something with you makes everything more comfortable and fun and acts as insta-confidence!

— 1 week ago with 11 notes

Working on some (sort of) last minute stuff for Anime Weekend Atlanta to help promote my friend’s web-comic Messenger To Gevurah. Still have quite a ways to go but it’s coming together rather quickly.

-Heather

— 1 week ago with 15 notes
#anime weekend atlanta 

mirdominance:

Otakon 2014 - Outer Senshi Photoset 5/?

Sailor Uranus:
mirdominance |  FB: Mir Dominance Cosplay  |  DA: animeobsession02

Sailor Saturn: 
FB: Lunatique Cosplay  |  DA: akabarayashi

— 1 week ago with 17 notes
#cosplay spotlight