Hi there, I'm Samantha. I've been cosplaying for about 8 years, and mainly attend conventions in central Florida.

I work for Action3 Events and serve as their cosplay events coordinator for Tampa Bay Comic Con, Orlando Comic Expo, Nashville Comic Expo and possibly more events in the future!

Although I do not purport to be an expert in making things, I am more than happy to answer any cosplay/crafting questions you may have.

I was recently asked by Action3 to make a Fanpage, and if you want, you can like it here. However, this Tumblr is the best way to keep up with my antics, unless you want to actually add my personal profile on Facebook. I'm not shy about adding friends there so feel free to send me a request IF we have met or at least have mutual friends: "Samantha Petrone"

(I write fics sometimes)

Deviant Art


My Better Half


OKAY GUYS I’m going shoe shopping with a friend and then down to the comic book shop to play Magic with 3/4 of my DnD guild so I’ve gotta jet. If you send in any further questions today, they will be answered tomorrow for Ask Necro day :) Toodles!

Anonymous asked
So, a cosplay of mine involves wearing armor on the chest/torso/shoulders. I don't have time to make foam armor so I'm going to improvise by buying hockey armor or other sport things. What should I do to get them the right colors/pattern? Paint? And if so what kind?

You can cover them in fabric (I did this for my America’s Elite Scarlett), or just paint them with vinyl dye. I’m assuming most of the components of the armor are plastic so you will need paint that sticks to plastic or it will flake and peel. I just linked it in another ask but I’ll link it here as well :)

made-ofheart asked
I feel like I've taken a big step forward in cosplay because the two projects I'm working on are getting finished seams instead of letting them fray. Im really excited about it and needed to celebrate somewhere



Anonymous asked
heyy i need a leather jacket that has a sleeve in a different colour than the rest of the jacket. i really cant sew so buying a jacket and painting the sleeve would be the best but idk is there anything i can paint pleather with??

No con for me this weekend so have some pics of my original vampire from Khaotic Kon last weekend. Eeeeeven though I’m an atheist and it’s Easter weekend I will avoid any “risen from the grave” jokes despite that I LOVE PUNS.

Great to finally have some decent pics of my dress and also the new makeup I tried this time whoop! For those who missed my original post on this thing, I made the dress in five hours the night before the con, basically. I made everything except the corset, and as you can see, I have upgraded said corset. I got this one at Faire this year because I saw it and knew instantly it would go with this dress PERFECTLY. And looks like I was right since it’s the best part of the costume imo.

Wig | Contacts | Makeup | Fangs | Photos by Images by Ken Smits

Anonymous asked
Can you use fusible interfacing to make flimsy pleather more rigid? If not, what should I use?

Nope you can use fusible interfacing on pleather, you’ll just want to put the pleather good side down on the ironing board, then your fusible interfacing (one-sided, not double!), and iron on the non-sticky side of the interfacing since some pleathers can melt with too much heat.




"Your too fat."

"I didn’t know [insert character] was black!"

"Why don’t you do more black cosplays?"

"Cosplay to your size!"

"I don’t think that looks right on you, why don’t you cosplay [insert character] instead?"

"Why is [insert character] black? They’re not black in the show."

"You shouldn’t cross-play, it looks weird on you."

"Your boobs are too big for [insert character]."

To everyone who as ever posted a comment or question like this, my answer:

I am a black plus size female cosplayer, if you don’t like it… well honestly I don’t care. The more you comment like an idiot, the more it feeds my will power to prove I’m an amazing cosplayer, not matter what you say. I may have days, or even weeks when I feel down about myself, but that will never stop me from doing what I love. I may have large boobs, chubby stomach, double chin, hair on my face, dark spots around my face and body, and a flat butt, but I rock any cosplay I put on. So grow up, and get out of my face. <3

I really like you C:

Motherfucking beautiful.

If you've ever had to hot glue fabrics to your cosplay while it's on yourself listen here-


Stop. There is a better way.


This shit is amazing, it’s fast and it’s fucking strong. You only need very little. No burning, comes off skin like it’s nothing, basically no risk, just remember to get some air.

A 2 ounce bottle is like five bucks and will last you for fucking…