Feb
6
2013

Fancy Dress: Buy, Rent or Make Yourself?

Two sailor costumes




It’s becoming more and more common that people buy their fancy dress costumes rather than renting or making them. Costumes are readily available at a much more affordable price than they were as little as 5 years ago, which could explain why crafting one by hand is becoming a less popular option. My question is […]

Jan
31
2013

January 2013 Update

Kat as a snow angel




We’re well into 2013 and this is my first blog update in quite some time. Christmas and new year both went great (thank you to those who asked) and the recent snow storm in the UK has been quite an experience. Now that the weather has started to improve and we’ve fully moved into our […]

Nov
6
2012

Where The Hell Have You Been?!

Fairy Cosplay with Pink Hair




Remember me? Your friendly, hard working cosplay writer, photographer and fan of all things fancy dress? We’ll, I’ve been a busy bee and have focused my attention elsewhere, which has left this poor blog feeling quite neglected. Fear not, I’m back with a quick update and news of a new article due in the next […]

Jul
11
2012

Contribution: Mika Kallahan Cosplay

Trinity Blood Mika Kallahan Cosplay




I’m fully aware that this is the first article that I’ve written in awhile (the first this month at least) and for good reason. Wimbledon, a trip home, the football European championships and my increasing obsession with photography have all taken up my time, which I’d usually have spent featuring the worlds best cosplayers. No […]

Jun
14
2012

Contribution: Rebel Alliance Barbie Cosplay

Rebel Alliance Barbie Cosplay




Before I plunge into the excellent cosplay work of Monique Renée (Rebel Alliance Barbie) I have a confession to make. Now that I’ve dived into the world of cosplay feet first I’ve started to feel a little isolated due to my knowledge (or lack) of popular characters, anime, manga and comics. I never read comics as […]

Jun
8
2012

Diamond Jubilee Week. Friday Update

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert




A Three Day Week Thanks To HRH   First and foremost many congratulations to HRH (her Royal highness for those of you not in the know) the Queen for making it 60 years in the job on Tuesday. I presume my invites to the flotilla and jubilee concert were lost in the post (typical Royal […]

Jun
6
2012

Featured Cosplay: Riddle

Riddle Snow White Cosplay Costume




I think this is technically only the second feature piece that I’ve done since the Yaya Han one. Thank you so much for all the compliments for that piece, I’m really glad you liked it and will do my best to match or even better that one here. Considering the quality of the work of […]

May
30
2012

Underworld Cosplay Photoshoot Videos

Ruki Cosplay Underworld Costume




After writing the cosplay article on Raffi Nyaunyau yesterday I came across a number of Underworld cosplay photoshoot videos featuring a friend of hers. Raffi features briefly in the first video at 0:39 and 0:59, but it’s the leading lady who stars here. Her name is Ruki and she’s a 21 year old cosplayer from […]

May
29
2012

Contribution: Raffi Nyaunyau Cosplay

Miss Marvel Cosplay Headshot




It’s been nearly a week since my last cosplay showcase or feature piece and decided this morning that you’re all overdue one. I’ve been really busy doing hours of research and brainstorming for my own photography cosplay projects over the weekend and lost track of time in all honesty. Today’s a day for refocusing and […]

May
25
2012

Baby, It’s Warm Outside. Friday Update

An Evening Sun Going Down Behind A Tree




The Temperature ‘s Soaring and My Mind’s In Overdrive Photo by Werol Can’t place the title lyric? It’s a play on the Christmas song ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ by Frank Loesser…clever right? See what I did there? OK, so this warm weather we’re experiencing in the UK is draining my mind of clever things to […]