10 Ideas for Maternity Costumes from a Cosplay Mom

For a long time, I had a file folder of ideas and references for pregnancy costumes, should that day ever come. I had a big section dedicated to Amidala's pregnancy outfits. Then, Halloween hit and I was 8 months pregnant with no Star Wars costume in site. I don’t know if it was pregnancy hormones or … Continue reading 10 Ideas for Maternity Costumes from a Cosplay Mom

Sewing Up a Torn Stuffed Animal

This is something every parent should know how to do! When a stuffed animal gets a hole and starts becoming un-stuffed, it's time to stitch it up. My son's favorite Woof-Woof got a rip so we videoed his very delicate surgery. You'll be happy to know he made a full recovery! https://youtu.be/9xqi3UqPcNs What stuffed animals … Continue reading Sewing Up a Torn Stuffed Animal

Easy Sewing Tutorial: Winding a Bobbin on a Sewing Machine

Last night I had to take in a top, so I filmed a quick little demo on winding a bobbin with a sewing machine. After looking over my YouTube stats recently, it was pretty easy to zero in on what the most popular thing I post is - short simple sewing stuff. I realized when I … Continue reading Easy Sewing Tutorial: Winding a Bobbin on a Sewing Machine

Cosplay Tutorial: Changing the Color of Leather, Pleather and PVC

Sometimes it's hard to find the right color shoe to match your costume! This is an easy way to change the color of any leather, pleather or PVC shoe (it also works on clothing!) with a type of spray paint you find in an auto store. The spray is made for changing the color of … Continue reading Cosplay Tutorial: Changing the Color of Leather, Pleather and PVC

The Total Cosplay Makeover – Mom Edition

The night I started the meds for my IVF cycle, I was supposed to run a table for my boutique at a big cosplay event. I had worked really hard to bring my character to life and was excited to wear the outfit as part of a trio. Things did not go as planned. The … Continue reading The Total Cosplay Makeover – Mom Edition

Edible Yogurt Paint, Nope It Doesn’t Stain

I'd been wanting to try making yogurt paint for a while, but was worried it was going to stain my walls, grout and tub. Then one day last week my son was resisting his bath and I didn't feel like putting up a fight, so I decided to get a little creative instead. It also … Continue reading Edible Yogurt Paint, Nope It Doesn’t Stain

The Most Expensive Cosplays Ever Created

Cosplay has experienced a boom in the past few decades, becoming a huge part of pop culture fandom. Starting in Japan, the subculture can be seen at events and conventions across the globe. Cosplay conventions have them all, from low-cost costumes to expensive and intricately-designed suits. The price doesn't necessarily reflect a build's quality, because … Continue reading The Most Expensive Cosplays Ever Created

Officially Ready for Summer! Opening the Beaches Parade

Sunday was my second time walking with the Beaches Library in the 72nd Opening of the Beaches parade. While our Florida beaches are open year-round, this event marks the start of warm sunny days and is a fun way to kick off beach season! I was really excited about making a new beach inspired costume … Continue reading Officially Ready for Summer! Opening the Beaches Parade

Easy Easter Art Project – Painting Bunny Ears

I'm always looking for new ways to get my son interested in the crafty stuff, so when I got these simple white bunny ears from Birdy Boutique, I thought they'd be fun to paint! Of course the kids wouldn't cooperate for the "before" photos, so us moms are modeling the ears. My friend Effie from … Continue reading Easy Easter Art Project – Painting Bunny Ears

Wigging Out, My Top Five Wigs Styles

As a cosplayer, I've tried many different wig styles over the years. Some attach as easily as just clipping it in, and others involve glue, braids, bun anchors and more. I love how wigs can really change your look. I even have wigs that look like my regular hair, on a good day, because it … Continue reading Wigging Out, My Top Five Wigs Styles