I finished my Liz cosplay while you were gone. :)
And it looks fantastic! Absolutely beautiful!
Thanks! So glad you guys are back! <3
Got some print rewards going on for my fundraiser! Also, a $1 donation gets you a vote on my next cosplay!
I’ve been working on a Korra commission, and I used freezer paper for the first time to do the stenciling on the armband. I CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS ENOUGH. It was so easy— draw and cut out your stencil on the paper, iron it onto the fabric, sponge on the fabric paint, peel paper off. The lines are so crisp, and the paper didn’t move at all. I used to make my stencils out of regular paper and pin it down to the fabric, but this is so much better. Freezer paper, where have you been all my life?
Finally! Some of my Korra cosplay pictures edited! Done by the extremely talented Hollowpoint Photography (@hollowpoint_photography). I can’t even tell you how pleased I am right now. Check him out; he’s currently taking commissions!
Indifferent patriotism, that’s the Lutece way.
I’ve finally decided to start an online fundraiser to help me further my cosplay career. You guys have been such wonderful followers, and it would mean so much to me if you would reblog or contribute. There’s some really great perks, including voting on my next cosplay, prints, and handmade items.
I really believe in myself with this path I’ve decide to take and would love for you to believe in me too.
Another beautiful shot of my Elizabeth cosplay at Metrocon 2014!
Photographer this time was James Hamlin
Love when Liz cosplayers use actual velvet. Stunning cosplay.
New shop item— Elsa and Anna pincushions! Get ‘em while they’re hot! Only 6 of each available!
Finished this up a few weeks ago (this is NOT apart of my upcoming Crystal Maiden cosplay).
Jillian Mirenzi (@jilliancosplays) as Elizabeth from #Bioshock Infinite. #cosplay #videogamesPhotos by Joseph J. Mirenzi PhotographyNeed links to our social media sites? http://www.sharemycosplay.com Sharing the cosplay for you!
Starting Anime Expo in style!!
You should always cosplay whoever you want no matter what, but it’s something extra magical when a cosplayer chooses one that fits him so perfectly.
Oh not just yet anon! But soon!
Cosplay has boomed in just the past 4 years alone! It’s all actually very exciting. All cosplayers of this generation are experiencing a hobby become more recognized and acknowledged as a skill set that could be wanted and paid for in entertainment media.
At some point you have to imagine a lot of hobbies (and sports even) went through this phase. And its rare today to see it happen. I mean, at one point people who played golf or danced or rapped were laughed at when they considered making it a career. And now all three are widely accepted and praised professions.
HonestlY i think the mainstream acceptance of ‘nerd culture’ is to blame (also youtube and social media). Its finally acceptable to like anime, comics, video games and so on — so cosplay is being dragged into light as this cool, widely know thing.
When I started cosplaying in 2007, even I hadn’t heard of the hobby until I was on convention grounds. Nowadays Sylar and I have had our cosplays featured on ifunny, with comments about how cool it is to see fictional characters come to life.
And I believe a lot of companies see the potential of great advertising and marketing that come from that magic. (Disney princesses, live action video game trailers, and fan made shorts anyone?) Not to mention the fact that industry companies at fan conventions are at an all time boom — cosplay is being dragged along into a NEW generation.
It’s being industrialized whether we are ready for it or not.
And it should be exciting! More mainstreaming of cosplay means its more accepted by parents, friends, work (think of what accomplishments you could add to your resume).. not to mention a wider variety of resources of cosplay. In Japan the hobby is so widely accepted they have tons of stores that sell costumes. And in Singapore, China and Korea a lot of tailors and wedding shops also offer costume tailoring and commissioned cosplays.
This just means cosplay will be easier and who the hell doesn’t want that?
Also, I don’t know about you anon but I was told by mother that I should do what I love and if I can find a way to make that a career, why not? Who really wants to wish a miserable job that takes up more than 50% of their day for the rest of their lives on someone?
And if you are scared that Cosplay becoming industrialized and buisness-eske scare you because it will belittle people who do it for fun, don’t be!!
My dad golfs for fun and Tiger Woods’ professional career doesn’t take that away from him.