So you’ve decided you want to try your hand at this crazy ‘cosplay’ thing. Good for you! Most likely, the first two questions you will be asking yourself are: who do I want to cosplay, and should I make or buy the costume? I see first-time cosplayers struggle with these two questions often. As someone who has been cosplaying for 11 years, I would like to break down the decision-making process in the hopes of helping first-timers into jumping into this fantastic hobby!
Shizuka-chan and Ashbrie of Kon Kon Cosplay Photoshoots will be hosting a cosplay gathering on May 11th at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Hello internet! Ashbrie here, and today I would like to demonstrate the basics of wearing a wig. I often see cosplayers at conventions who are constantly adjusting their wigs, or their wigs are slipping back, or have their own hair sticking out, and then they get frustrated with wearing wigs all together because they seem like such a huge inconvenience! But they don’t have to be at all. That’s why I want to share how to comfortably wear wigs without feeling like it needs constant adjustment—because wigs, like cosplay, should be fun, damnit!
Hey look—Ashbrie is back again! This time, I would like to tell you all about another Legend of Mana cosplay of mine: Kathinja.
(Photo credit: Panda Punch Photography. Elazul cosplay by Issu Setsu)
Kathinja is my most complex costume to date. She was one of those characters I have been obsessed with ever since I first started cosplaying 10 years ago. Kathinja is a very minor character in Legend of Mana, but what little we see of her, I loved: because what is there not to love about a sassy, badass basilisk school teacher?!
My name is Ashley, cosplay handle Ashbrie, and I have been cosplaying for 10 years. Cosplay is a wonderfully geeky, creative, absurd, and beautiful hobby that I just cannot seem to get away from!
My most recent project was Pearl, from one of my absolute favorite games of all time, Legend of Mana. Legend of Mana is such a beautiful game, with amazing artwork and designs and is extremely nostalgic for me—so it is not much surprise that Pearl has become one of my favorite costumes. I have cosplayed a character from Legend of Mana before—Kathinja, the basilisk school teacher—but in a lot of ways, Pearl is even more special to me, despite Kathinja being the most complicated costuming endevour.