Cincinnati Comic Expo is this weekend! It’ll be my first time in Cincinnati and I’m looking forward to it!

Friday - Dressy Thor (NOT Cap - I just wanted to keep the pic whole for the link), a design by toughtink. I’ll be assisting Knightmage with the Cosplay 101 panel at 4:30. Then it’s off to the Geek Prom that evening from 8-midnight! I still don’t have a date. Just putting that out there.

Saturday - Fembit/Femy LeBeau. This is the day of the costume contest, which I was going to be a judge for, but they had too many judges. Oh well! Maybe I’ll wind up entering. *devilish grin*

Sunday - I’m heading over to the Cincinnati Union Terminal (which inspired the design of the Hall of Justice) as Power Girl to get some shots with Knightmage as Darkseid. Yay! Then I might change into Hela. Or I might not.

In fact, since I can be kinda fickle, I might wind up switching into Hela for the costume contest, if I enter. We’ll see?

When I’m not otherwise occupied with convention stuff, you’ll be able to find me at my table, T-4. It’s literally straight back from the main entrance, by concessions. Yes, I will have prints for sale. Hope to see you there! :)

tallestsilver:

msjayjustice:

Captains Marvel! and Ms Marvel! I was so happy to finally get a photo with some of my favorite people in these costumes!

Carol Danvers is bellechere
Monica Rambeau is  Jay Justice
Kamala Khan is blackflame16 

Both photos are by patloika

FRANDS

*hugs all of you!*

I ran a panel this past weekend with Esme Bianco (Ros, Game of Thrones) and Commander Holly (Heroes of Cosplay) called ‘Cosplay and Burlesque’. An audience member asked “What is your take on the Cosplay =/= Consent movement?” Esme looked confused, so we explained what cosplayers sometimes experience at conventions - inappropriate touching, groping, leering, and lewd, rude commentary - and there was a movement in progress that notified people that this behavior is Not Okay.

Esme looked horrified.

Esme has 10 years of burlesque experience. "In all my time of strip-teasing, of getting naked on stage, I never had those issues with the audience.”

So. Putting that out there.

batspajamas:

I love videos like these! This is what my DragonCon is about - not only a great display of fantastic and hilarious costumes, but really conveys the feeling throughout the con.

A lot of people had complaints about last DragonCon, but I thought a lot of them sounded silly. Yes, it will always be hot and crowded, and if you can’t handle that then DragonCon might not be for you. Also, if there’s too much drama, then associate with people who are more focused on revelry. DragonCon should be fun - simple as that!

I’m in this video twice - as the Diva with the rest of the Fifth Element group, and as Ivy Valentine. I was at that rave, too! Thank you for creating this, Christopher!”

- bellechere

This is probably the best thing anyone has ever said about any of my videos.  I couldn’t be more thrilled about her kind words.  

I meant it! I love videos like these!

tallythor:

nashcon-castiel:

"They call me terrorist. Radical. Zealot … because I obey the ancient laws of my people, the Kree, and punish those who do not."

Ronan the Accuser - Guardians of the Galaxy

photo credit to Dru Phillips and AMPCosplay Community

CAN’T GET OVER HER!

*chokes* This is a cosplay, guys.

THIS IS A COSPLAY.

THIS IS NOT LEE PACE. THIS IS NOT ON A MOVIE SET. THIS IS A FAN.

(via thatblackwidowgirl)

A PSA for anyone looking to buy costumes/props (or, really, pretty much anything, especially custom) online: PLEASE make sure the seller is legit. This is a message a fan of mine received yesterday, who’s looking to commission someone for a Captain Marvel costume. Thankfully, she knew something was fishy before continuing forward with a transaction, and approached me about it. However, I’ve heard dozens of unfortunate horror stories of people who have given money to a seller, expecting a beautiful product, only to be swindled and be out of money, or receive an inferior product.  A legit seller should have a portfolio showing off what they have created. In a time where you can image search (http://tineye.com/) to find the origin of a photo, you should be able to find the owner of the image, or the person wearing the costume, to ask if the seller is legit AND if they were pleased with the interaction. Or, you could ask the seller to give some reference testimonials. One of these things should happen before you lay down a single penny, or you could just be waving goodbye to your hard-earned cash. Once you know the seller is legit, be sure to keep file of EVERYTHING in writing, just in case.
The Replica Prop Forum and the Superhero Costuming Forum also have threads of Blacklisted ‘sellers’, so please also check that out before making a transaction. Since it bears repeating: I MAKE ALL MY OWN COSTUMES. If I don’t make an item (typically cowls), I will say so in the pic description and link to the person who did make the item. I have been making costumes for 12 years for theater, stage, and cosplay; this is my passion, my life, and my business. I will not tolerate people using my images to scam other people. That said, yes, I do take commissions. However, my schedule is currently full. I will be re-opening commissions after NYCC, so be on the lookout, if you’re interested!
(NOTE: I am NOT looking for this man to be lynched. Please DO NOT harass him. I am ONLY leaving his name on here so people know to avoid him.)

A PSA for anyone looking to buy costumes/props (or, really, pretty much anything, especially custom) online: PLEASE make sure the seller is legit.

This is a message a fan of mine received yesterday, who’s looking to commission someone for a Captain Marvel costume. Thankfully, she knew something was fishy before continuing forward with a transaction, and approached me about it. However, I’ve heard dozens of unfortunate horror stories of people who have given money to a seller, expecting a beautiful product, only to be swindled and be out of money, or receive an inferior product.

A legit seller should have a portfolio showing off what they have created. In a time where you can image search (http://tineye.com/) to find the origin of a photo, you should be able to find the owner of the image, or the person wearing the costume, to ask if the seller is legit AND if they were pleased with the interaction. Or, you could ask the seller to give some reference testimonials. One of these things should happen before you lay down a single penny, or you could just be waving goodbye to your hard-earned cash. Once you know the seller is legit, be sure to keep file of EVERYTHING in writing, just in case.

The Replica Prop Forum and the Superhero Costuming Forum also have threads of Blacklisted ‘sellers’, so please also check that out before making a transaction.

Since it bears repeating: I MAKE ALL MY OWN COSTUMES. If I don’t make an item (typically cowls), I will say so in the pic description and link to the person who did make the item. I have been making costumes for 12 years for theater, stage, and cosplay; this is my passion, my life, and my business. I will not tolerate people using my images to scam other people.

That said, yes, I do take commissions. However, my schedule is currently full. I will be re-opening commissions after NYCC, so be on the lookout, if you’re interested!

(NOTE: I am NOT looking for this man to be lynched. Please DO NOT harass him. I am ONLY leaving his name on here so people know to avoid him.)

timetravelandrocketpoweredapes:

Captain America & Captain Marvel
Michael Cox as Captain America
BelleChere  as Captain Marvel 
Cosplayer  deviantart / facebook / tumblr

Avengers 2/Age of Ultron Captain America suit made by Margie Cox.
Thank you for the post and crediting! :)

timetravelandrocketpoweredapes:

Captain America & Captain Marvel

Michael Cox as Captain America

BelleChere  as Captain Marvel 

Cosplayer  deviantart / facebook / tumblr

Avengers 2/Age of Ultron Captain America suit made by Margie Cox.

Thank you for the post and crediting! :)

The CosView - So They Say You Shouldn’t Cosplay at BCC 2014

geekeccentric:

The CosView – So They Say You Shouldn’t Cosplay at BCC 2014

This year, The CosView and Geek Eccentric attended Boston Comic Con 2014. Packed with cosplays and tv heroes, BCC was an energetic and fun filled con that was great for all ages. The CosView photographer, Lazzaro Studios, stated that BCC “was the best comic con” he had been to all year, and we had been to a handful of them.

Covering a con is always an enjoyment for The CosView. Not only do we get…

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This was the panel I helped run at Boston Comic Con, for anyone interested!

There are two types of men in this world… ;)

There are two types of men in this world… ;)

Aloha! Folk have been asking what my next con is, and In just 9 short days I’ll be a guest at HawaiiCon! I am incredibly excited. I’ve never been to Hawaii before. Who can I expect to see there? :)

I’ll be debuting my Edward Kenway, as well as Savage Land Rogue! Since I’m currently obsessed with BSG (I know, I’m 10 years late to the party) I’ll be wearing a casual double-tank Starbuck, too. I can’t wait!

I friggen lost my mind when Kelly Sue DeConnick showed up at the Marvel shoot at DragonCon. Contagious Costuming caught my uncontrollable fangirling. I am not ashamed.

I friggen lost my mind when Kelly Sue DeConnick showed up at the Marvel shoot at DragonCon. Contagious Costuming caught my uncontrollable fangirling. I am not ashamed.

kellysue:

Marvel Universe Cosplay
CAROL CORPS EDITION

AAAAAHHHH! Look at all of us! :D This was for sure one of my absolute favorite DragonCon moments. So much Carol Corps love. I adore times when a group of the same character gets together, and rather than be catty over who might be ‘wearing it better’, there’s just a genuine appreciation for one another and the character. I wasn’t the only one who went YAAAAY when Allen announced that Kelly Sue made it to the Marvel shoot…and then she hugged me. It made fainting after the shoot due to heat exhaustion kinda worth it, hah!

I’m with my sparkle fists, to the right of Kelly Sue, next to my friend msjayjustice.

Just got back from DragonCon a few hours ago. Phew, what a year! I’ll be doing a write-up of the goods and bads on Tumblr later on tonight, but first I wanted to share a pic of the costume folk have been asking the most about: the Diva Plavalaguna! Photo is courtesy of fellow cosplayer Lindsay Stewart, and the clearest pic I’ve seen yet. I got some other shots with Robbins Studios Photography and Fine Art and Bryan Humphrey: Mad Scientist with a Camera, which I’m patiently anticipating. Not to mention the photos of the whole Fifth Element group. Everyone was amazing! I was positively giddy.  Everything of this costume was made by me, BelleChere, prosthetic and all. It was a challenge, but I like challenges. I hope other pics show clearer details. A shame the back (which no one photographed, I don’t think) is my favorite and most detailed part of the outfit!
This was the reason I never got to make it to the Carol Corps meetup, which was a shame! But I’ve been loving seeing the pictures from the meetup. :)
I’ll be writing a full costume break-down of this costume once I rest, and get some more Diva pics to post.

Just got back from DragonCon a few hours ago. Phew, what a year! I’ll be doing a write-up of the goods and bads on Tumblr later on tonight, but first I wanted to share a pic of the costume folk have been asking the most about: the Diva Plavalaguna! Photo is courtesy of fellow cosplayer Lindsay Stewart, and the clearest pic I’ve seen yet. I got some other shots with Robbins Studios Photography and Fine Art and Bryan Humphrey: Mad Scientist with a Camera, which I’m patiently anticipating. Not to mention the photos of the whole Fifth Element group. Everyone was amazing! I was positively giddy.

Everything of this costume was made by me, BelleChere, prosthetic and all. It was a challenge, but I like challenges. I hope other pics show clearer details. A shame the back (which no one photographed, I don’t think) is my favorite and most detailed part of the outfit!

This was the reason I never got to make it to the Carol Corps meetup, which was a shame! But I’ve been loving seeing the pictures from the meetup. :)

I’ll be writing a full costume break-down of this costume once I rest, and get some more Diva pics to post.

rufffn:

MaryAnne Butler and Belle Chere

Me with one of my best friends - my mini-me, Mary Anne! I made that Rogue costume for her; it matches my own, fabric selection and all. :)

rufffn:

MaryAnne Butler and Belle Chere

Me with one of my best friends - my mini-me, Mary Anne! I made that Rogue costume for her; it matches my own, fabric selection and all. :)

tallestsilver:

archiverodeluz:

Oh.. you know… Black Canary & Power Girl hanging out poolside catching some rays and taking selfies! 

roxannameta - Black Canary - DC Comics

tallestsilver - Power Girl - DC Comics

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This shoot was SO MUCH fun!! <3 <3

These two, I love them so. <3 And the Batman phone case = priceless.