This week we shrug off the mundane and go geek for fashion and role-play as we talk about cosplay! Get sucked into a world of fantasy, makers, and something that definitely goes beyond “dressing up.”
Guests: Kell from Kelldar.com
00:00 What is cosplay and why do it?
04:36 What is the sewing/cloth process like for cosplay?
09:08 A little background on Kell!
10:38 New to cosplay and sewing? Here are tips, tricks, and general encouragement!
17:51 The tangled question of hair and make-up…
19:23 Kell’s favorite’s from her cosplay closet and her experience with maker builds and props.
24:00 Cosplay history and community (& a little sidetrack on sewing…)
27:47 Sewing specific tips & tricks for newbs, including making your costume more comfortable!
30:21 A few thoughts on what’s appropriate for cosplay and cosplay politics.
32:27 Body types and tailoring or converting costumes to your body type.
36:04 A little more on the “play” in cosplay.
37:36 For your encouragement, Kell’s positive cosplay experiences!
Themyscira (positive, girls only cosplay group)
CosCouture (positive cosplay page that celebrates costumers of all skill levels, body types, etc.)
Agent Carter Cosplay Community (an example of FB groups dedicated to one character)
Arda Wigs (tutorials)
Key Terms/Properties Mentioned in the Podcast:
Princess Leia, renaissance, D&D, Star Wars, Catwoman, goth, “maker” culture, sewing pattern, fashionablygeek.com, McCall’s, Revenge of the Sith, Padmé, Edith from Crimson Peak, Zoe from Firefly, Mid-south Con, Star Trek: TNG, Wash from Firefly, Joann’s, Goodwill, Salvation Army, Ann Bolyn, Ann of a Thousand Days, Tudor period, corset, Kingdom Come Wonder Woman, 501st costuming group, Make-A-Wish, Dragon Con, Darth Vader, warbla material, Shinji from Evangelion, Belle, Disney, Zaphod Bebalbrox and Trillion from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Beau and Glimmer from She-ra, Green Arrow and Black Canary, Marie Antoinette, Tardis