Amanda’s Monthly Cosplay Tip: Sewing Stitches, Explained!

Happy February everyone!  Can you believe that we are only 3 months away from Otafest?! I sure can’t! The planning staff is all working super hard at putting together the best Otafest ever and we can’t wait to see everyone again!  We have so many cool things planned this year and I can’t wait to share it […]

Amanda’s Monthly Cosplay Tip: Explaining Cosplay

Hello cosplayers, and Happy December! One thing that makes December so special to me (other than my birthday lol) is all the time you get to spend with friends and family. I remember when I was younger, we have company over, and it would always come up in conversation at one point or another. “So what kind […]

Amanda’s Monthly Cosplay Tip: Cosplay Comfort

We’ve all been there. You pour hours and hours of work into making your dream costume, but 2 hours into wearing it, you want nothing more than to take it off and never wear it again.  Whether it’s too hot, it pinches and squeezes your limbs, or you want to scratch your head off, cosplay […]

Amanda’s Monthly Cosplay Tip: Cosplaying with Contact Lenses

Every October and before every convention I always see at least one of the following posts on social media: “Does anyone know where I can get cheap contact lenses for my costume?” This makes me cringe every time, because, other than working for Otafest, for my “day job” I work in the Ophthalmology clinic at […]

Amanda’s Monthly Cosplay Tip: Choosing Adhesives

Nothing is worse than having your hard work fall apart on you, especially right in the middle of the convention!  Choosing the right way to attach your creation together, right from the start, is crucial to make sure accidents don’t happen. First off, decide whether or not you should be physically connecting the two pieces […]

Cosplay 101: The Art of EVA Foam

By: Kendra K. Hello everyone, I am here to talk about a now-common material that many cosplayers use: EVA Foam! EVA foam is a light-weight, durable, and cheap foam material, which can serve as a great alternative to other materials, such as Worbla (a thermoplastic used often for props and armor). Foam can be used […]