9, 12, and 28!
9. Something cosplay-related that you will never do.
I answered this one! It is essentially: be nude. I just don’t have the self esteem for it.
12. Your cosplay-making habits (eg. singing while working on cosplay)
Because I currently exist in a state of playing Futurama on a loop, that’s usually what I put on while I sew. That way I can have some background noise that I don’t have to really pay attention to. That or my Alkaline Trio station on Pandora or the techno playlist I have on iTunes. I also make farting noises while I sew. Not sure why, or what it accomplishes, but without fail, there are fart noises.
28. Cosplay peeves/things you are particular about
- Nina mentioned this one too, but wig caps showing. I will stop at nothing to make sure my wig is not going to go anywhere. That thing will be effectively stapled to my head. I get really antsy when other people’s wigs are creeping, I want to fix it for them but I always feel weird approaching people and being like “Hey. Hi. Sup. So your wig is going to fall off and you look like a fool, let me help.”
- Shoes. I understand that sometimes you just can’t find the PERFECT shoe for a costume. Or hell, some characters you don’t even SEE their feet, you don’t even know what they’ve got going on down there. That’s totally fine, I’ve had to make sacrifices too. But it drives me NUTS when people don’t make reasonable shoe choices. White tennis shoes are not appropriate unless you are cosplaying Prince of Tennis. Converse are not the answer to everything. Unless they’re actually wearing converse.
- Broadcloth. Oh let me tell you my grievances with broadcloth. While it definitely has it’s place and uses in cosplay, it is not a go-to material just because it’s cheap. It looks cheap, it’s thin, it’s boring. Sometimes you do just need some solid colored cotton, but please for the love of god spend the extra few dollars to get some nice cotton, the Symphony Broadcloth is going to look like Symphony Broadcloth and I promise you it’s not what your costume needs. I think someone once called Broadcloth the Comic Sans of fabric and I could not agree more. This makes Crushed Panne the Papyrus and Costume Satin the Jokerman. They’re just. Just avoid them, there are nicer options.