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"

AO3
(I write fics sometimes)

Deviant Art

Cosplay.com

My Better Half

 

clair-vera-vixen:

I give you the pin up superman dress :) just gotta go get black buttons for the front but everything else is done yay!!! #superman #superherodress #dccomics

clair-vera-vixen:

I give you the pin up superman dress :) just gotta go get black buttons for the front but everything else is done yay!!! #superman #superherodress #dccomics

Cosplay Help Masterlist

for-the-cosplay:

So basically I had a bunch of tutorials liked/bookmarked and I wanted to consolidate them into one nice place. I hope this is helpful! I will probably make a part two later. EDIT Here is part two

Beginner Help

Cosplay Crash Course - x

A Guide to Conventions - x

Conventions and Your Stomach - x

How to Budget for Cosplay  - x 

How to Start Cosplaying - x

Everything About Sewing

Sewing Tips and Tricks - x

How to Use Fabric Paint - x

Sewing Language - x

Gathering Fabric - x

All About Interfacing - x

Finishing Seams - x

Kimono Sleeves - x

Button Holes - x 

Sailor Collar Tutorial - x

Introduction to Sewing - x

Wigs

Buying Wigs - x

How to Cut Wigs - x

Elsa Wig Tutorial - x

How to Dye a Wig - x

Restoring Your Wig/Washing it - x

Where to Buy Wigs - x x x 

Contacts

All About Circle Lenses - x

How to Open the Stupid Containers - x

Where to Buy Contacts - x x

All the Skirt Tutorials You Could Ever Need

Circle Skirt - x x

Half Circle Skirt - x

Gathered Skirt - x

Tulle Skirt - x

Maxi Skirt - x

Pencil Skirt - x

Ruffley Petticoat/Skirt - x

Pleated Skirt - x

Makeup 

Basic Cosplay Makeup - x x

Coloring Your Eyebrows - x

Make Your Own Lipstick - x

MTF Cosplay

MTF Makeup - x

FTM Cosplay

Make Your Own Binder - x

Affordable Binders - x

FTM Makeup - x

Misc Tutorials

How to Make Invisible Shoes - x

Anna Masterpost - x

How to Make a Sword - x

Two Colored Bow - x

Satyr/Goat Feet - x

Pointy Teeth - x

Super Cleavage - x

Master Sword - x

Fitting Thigh Highs - x

How to Make Things Shiny - x

Armor Pattern Tutorial - x

Asuna Boots Tutorial - x

Lightweight Wings- x 

Asuna Stocking Tutorial - x

Zelda TP Armor - x

Misc Useful Things

Colored Tights - x

InstaMorph - x

How To Bead Dresses - x

Elf Ears - x

Helpful Cosplay Blogs

for-the-cosplay

cosplayguide

cosplayhelp

cosplaying on a budget

vicious cosplay 

youcancosplay

bunny-speak:

Expanding foam tutorial part 2

Alright so instructions!

The second part is pretty easy. Now that you have your shape carved out how you want it it’s time to smooth and cover!

To start I used modge podge and tissue paper cut into squares that were different sizes. Cover the pieces of tissue paper over the piece and lather it in podge! It takes a bit to stick properly.
Once the entire piece is covered let it dry overnight.

Once the piece is dry it’s time to add the paper clay. Now you could use lots of different things to cover the thing but I really like paper clay. It is very easy to work with. Basically all I did was took small clumps of the clay, flattened then and smoothed them over the surface of the tissue paper. And repeat until it is all covered. Keep a bowl of water handy to help you smooth out the clay by keeping your fingers from drying out. Let that dry as well. I used a heat gun to speed up the drying process.

Once dry use a semi fine grit sand paper and go to town! It sands easily but leaves white paper powder everywhere! (don’t do this over your keyboard and especially keep it away from your mouse! :( I regret it.)

Once it was smooth I covered the surface with gesso. I did sand out any deep brush marks when it was dry. The last step is just to spray paint it however you want! My petals are for a Lilligant head piece. I used regular red spray paint that I got from homedepot. And tada!

Well I hope this helps! I should have taken more pictures through the process but it got messy and yeah… Touch screen.

Anyway! That’s it!

I stand with S.H.I.E.L.D. Get in on the action and join me in the #ShieldvsHydra fight for a chance to win weekly prizes, plus the Grand Prize - a trip to the #Avengers #AgeOfUltron premiere. http://goo.gl/iLSulS
[Bwehehehe I’m actually a good guy for once go me!]

I stand with S.H.I.E.L.D. Get in on the action and join me in the #ShieldvsHydra fight for a chance to win weekly prizes, plus the Grand Prize - a trip to the #Avengers #AgeOfUltron premiere. http://goo.gl/iLSulS

[Bwehehehe I’m actually a good guy for once go me!]

Cosplay Help Masterlist

for-the-cosplay:

So basically I had a bunch of tutorials liked/bookmarked and I wanted to consolidate them into one nice place. I hope this is helpful! I will probably make a part two later. EDIT Here is part two!

Beginner Help

Cosplay Crash Course - x

A Guide to Conventions - x

flirting

you: i'm going to cosplay this character

me: wow i've always wanted to cosplay this character they're commonly paired with (poses across the ground sexily) what cons are YOU going to HUH