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"

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I found this dress at Goodwill for like $4 because it had a bunch of stains on it. I decided it would look great in a sort of wine/burgundy color but all my local Hancock had was scarlet dye so I mixed with with a little bit of brown and purple to tone it down and added accessories and boom nice dress for under $10.

Sewing Tips and Tricks for Beginning Cosplayers

for-the-cosplay:

Hello friends! For all those beginning cosplayers out there - never fear. I have compiled a list of tips and tricks I wish I would’ve known before I started sewing.

1. When in doubt - leave a big seam allowance

I can’t tell you the number of times i have cut things too…

eggplantcrusader:

So ruffles! They’re really simple and basic, but the way I learned to make them is so exhausting. What way is that? Well stitching with the longest stitch setting on my machine and pulling at the bottom thread to gather the fabric and pray the thread doesn’t break. But working in the costume shop has taught me a great and painless way to gather fabric for ruffles and I just have to share the revelation. 

So supplies you’ll need:

  • Machine obviously
  • Thread color of your fabric
  • Your fabric
  • Button and cord thread, easier if a different color (VERY IMPORTANT CANNOT SKIMP OUT AND USE NORMAL THREAD BECAUSE YOU RUN THE RISK OF IT BREAKING)

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cosplaying-on-a-budget:

I feel like I’m kind of akward in front of a camera so I’m trying to learn some posing techniques. Elite Cosplay’s video is super helpful if you are someone like me who feels like they one have 1 or 2 “looks” for photos. 

kimchicutie:

So decided to show how my wings are attached to the costume. theres no wire coat hanger as a brace, No ribbon ties at your armpits, and no corset method! But what you will need is a bra with removable straps and clear bra straps!

Lets get started!

1) & 2) Okay! so you have your bra! Remove the straps from the bra! that simple!

3) Now take your straps and adjust them to your preference. Now i got mine from Joann craft and Fabric for $6 but you can basically find them anywhere. preferably go for the plain ones for this method.

4) Now hook the straps to the bra loops in the front but leave the back for now a moment!

5) Now on the back of my wing base, i have 3 short strips of ribbon tacked down 3 side by side. you need these for the back portion of the straps.

6) thread the straps through the ribbon loops and clip the bra in place.

7) now just clasp on your bra! Preferably have a friend help you shimmy into it and then adjust the wings. if theyre too high or low just pull them up or down gently until theyre at the height you want and theyre straightened out.

8) Put on your blouse and once again, preferably have a friend help you out otherwise your arms look like chicken wings and they will cramp!

And there you have it!! comfy wings without that annoying harness! Happy cosplaying loves!

and for the wings, i followed this tutorial —-> http://flying-fox.deviantart.com/art/Fantasy-Film-Wing-Tutorial-335885504

necroticnymph:

I have gotten boyfriend to agree to cosplay Winter Soldier Bucky. (When he saw the pics he was like ‘hell yes’ and promises to go see the film ASAP). I am just picturing his 6’3” actual former Marine self in this costume like yes please. He’s so stoic too so it’s not even a far departure from his real personality oh man I am looking forward to this.

He has also assured me we can replicate the Natasha/Bucky fight scenes whoops I better go snag some pieces for her costume.

It took my boyfriend less than five minutes to Google a picture the Winter Soldier and ID his gun AND the accessories on it and it reminded me how much of a soldier/gun kink I have eek

I have gotten boyfriend to agree to cosplay Winter Soldier Bucky. (When he saw the pics he was like ‘hell yes’ and promises to go see the film ASAP). I am just picturing his 6’3” actual former Marine self in this costume like yes please. He’s so stoic too so it’s not even a far departure from his real personality oh man I am looking forward to this.

He has also assured me we can replicate the Natasha/Bucky fight scenes whoops I better go snag some pieces for her costume.