Posts tagged cosplay
Posts tagged cosplay
So, this article about how Cosplay is Killing Cons went up, and then JV Friedman Tweeted this amazing rebuttal, which generally sums up my feelings on the topic. I commented on the rebuttal on FB, and was asked to repost it as shareable. So, with some tweaks and extra thoughts added, here’s the reposting.
I’d like to jump in and add my two cents about the future of Cons.
As it stands, right now, I prefer the concept of Con As Social Space over Con As Access Space.
Ladies And Gents, Devils and Angels, Cosplayers and Con-Goers;
The very talented people at Kelly-Francis Costuming got in contact with me to tell me that they’re so enamored with THE DARK LORD AND THE SEAMSTRESS that they’re willing to help us reach our goal!
Kelly-Francis Costuming is a company that provides costumes to film, television, theatre, circus, ren faires and for custom individual creations. They’ve worked on Hannibal, Pacific Rim, Hemlock Grove, The Shaw Festival, Resident Evil, The Stratford Festival, The Strain, The Baker Street Carollers, and Zero Gravity Circus, among others.
For a $100 donation, you’ll get:
A personal thank you tweet from me -Your name listed on the backers page in the book -ebooks of THE DARK LORD AND THE SEAMSTRESS, and my short story anthology HERO IS A FOUR LETTER WORD -A paperback edition of THE DARK LORD AND THE SEAMSTRESS, signed by me -$50 from Kelly-Francis Costuming to use on their products or services.
Want to hear me talk about using science fiction and fantasy to make our lived reality a better place?
Sure you do!
Topics covered are:
-Why you can and should read YA, no matter your own age.
-Why cosplay is important in terms of community building, skill building, and helping people discover thier own truths.
-How reading SF/F makes you more open to other cultures and worlds
-How I am a big geeky dork, and how hot Wil Wheaton is.
-Also, I may or may not have given a hint about my next project announcement at the end…
I bought my red pants for my Joan Watson cosplay. Seeing no point in wasting a perfectly good pair of pants by putting them in the cosplay bin and forgetting about them, I began to wear them.
It’s like a little private party and a tiny thrill of fandom squee every time I glimpse them.
Also, they are hella comfy.
Aw, yeah. Red Pants on Friday.
(Photo by Amanda Irwin)
A Documentary about Cosplay by Jiro Okada
Leaving Mundania explores the colourful lives of “cosplayers” who express their fandom through costuming and roleplay.
Through candid footage and in-depth interviews, Leaving Mundania offers an intimate view of this colorful fan culture, revealing how cosplayers stand apart from the “mundanes” of the everyday world.
… I Was Once A Fanfiction Writer and Now I’m a Published Author
(who wishes she had time to write some more fanfic!)
The first time I wrote down a story, the first time I made up a story that wasn’t in the midst of playground play or for an assignment in school, was a Mary Sue Sailor Moon …
Here is my costume - a steampunk flight attendant!
Not the best quality photos, but here is the coat I’ve been hand sewing for the past few months. The hat, scarf, and wristlets were created for me by Anouk Adrien of the amazing steampunk band Victor Sierra.
I’m already to board the Hydrogen Queen! Can I offer you tea? Whiskey? A Gear-Grinder cocktail?
Check out my other Cosplays here (links at the bottom of the post)
The TARDIS Shows Off
Model: J.M. Frey
Costume (The TARDIS Gown): designed by J.M. Frey; built by Ashley Katryna and Kenneth Shelley
Parasol: Hand Dyed to match the costume by Bedford Falls Headware
Jewellery: J.M. Frey and Red Moon Creations
Photos: Amanda Irwin
Taken at Withrow Park, Toronto
The TARDIS Gown Inspiration Explanations
The TARDIS is in Two Eras At Once (1890 & 2013)
The TARDIS Visits the Seaside (circa 1890)
The TARDIS Loves Instant Photos (circa 1970)
The TARDIS Attends A Party (2011)
The TARDIS Gets Cheeky (2013)
The TARDIS Steals a Time Lord and Runs Away (1963)
The TARDIS Comforts the Lonely God (1987)
The TARDIS Shows Off (Costume Details)
The TARDIS Picks Her Favourites
I thought I’d send this around again to celebrate the season! Happy Hallowe’en, my fellow cosplayers and Whovians.
Joan Sheppard (And Meredith McKay)
Genderbent Stargate: Atlantis
Originally created for the Stargate McKay Contest and film-maker Karen Wood’s entry “Swirlygate Atlantis”, we loved the costumes so much that we wore them around a bit!
Joan Sheppard: J.M. Frey
Meredith McKay: Karen Simmons
Both SGC jackets made by Karen.