Sorry for the lack of activity lately. I’ve been caught up with work, a large freelance gig, teaching sewing lessons, training for my Pharmacy Tech exam, teaching myself calculus (next semester is going to be a nightmare ), and just trying to stay sane.
The “ask” option is going to stay closed for a while. I apologize but it is necessary for now. Any questions already submitted will be answered but I can’t take any new ones till I’m caught up on the old ones. Sorry again. I’m working on finding some more people that I trust to help with questions but until then I’m going to have to keep doing what I;m doing.
Shoes, particularly costume specific shoes, are one thing that is difficult to cut the price on. You are probably aren’t going to find a new pair for cheaper but you might find a used pair that someone is getting rid of for half the cost. There are some Facebook groups that are dedicated to people looking to buy or sell used cosplay goods. Try one of these pages:
Also, Katrina-Crane has a tutorial on how to modify regular boots into Fullmetal Alchemist boots LINK
Hope that helps :)
I just realized I’ve had this cosplay blog for over a year. While I consider last December the real birth of Cosplaying on a Budget I was laying the ground work for it way back in May and June of last year. That was when I was publishing some of my really early tutorials and help post while still under my cosplay alias.
Confession time. I’m kind of scare of writing stuff that I know other people will read. I’ve always been very self conscious about this and the ridicule and venom that is heaped on you for getting ”there”, “their” and “they’re” mixed up.
I’ve spent the better part of my life dealing with the remnants of a learning disability. When I was in second grade they discovered that the muscles in my eyes were weak and wouldn’t tack properly when I tried to read. This would also give me headaches, I could barely read, and my spelling was atrocious. I don’t remember very much from that time in my life but I do remember going to a specialist and doing wacky strength training exercises to get my eyes to focus properly. It worked for the most part, but to this day I still have issues seeing what is actually written and will read thing incorrectly. Often I can’t discern my own spelling mistakes even if I check, double check, and even triple check my work. It’s a bit like having dyslexia. This problem gets worse the tireder I am. Unfortunately, I do most of my writing for the blog late at night after I get home from work. Often I re-read what I’ve written the next morning and many of the mistakes will appear but sometime spelling and grammar mistakes slide through and are published.
With the increase in followers has come a wonderfully crazy amount of questions. I’m having to process so many at such a quick rate that I don’t get the chance to prof-read everything like I want to. Thank you to everyone who hasn’t judged me and has patiently read my posts without unleashing the grammar or spelling Nazi remarks. Tumblr has been a surprising friendly home for my little blog. The internet is a very harsh place when you are someone like me. Thank you for being kind and understanding. I’m feeling a lot less shy about my writing these days :)
So, yeah! Happy Anniversary!
Okay, so I’ve been doing my best to document my process as I am making this costume in the hopes that it will help some other cosplayers down the line. This is my how to and also a bit of how not to make a Nora Valkyrie, from the web show RWBY, cosplay.
YEAH! Let’s get started. So here’s the rundown:
I’ve had several questions regarding Nora cosplays. This is a wonderful WIP of the dress.