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Shao Jun Cosplay References - IN PROGRESS, CONTINUOUSLY UPDATING

Hello cosplayers and cosplay-curious readers!

I am trying something new this year. Rather than wait until months after I finish the costume, this page will be continuously updated as I gather references, tutorials, patterns, and supply links for building a Shao Jun costume. 609 more words

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Dare to Dream - Disney Makeup at Walgreens

We interrupt the intense sewing and costume design work with a brief foray into impulse purchases and mass market merchandising.

The watercolors caught my eye in Walgreens. 915 more words

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Mulan Cosplay Prop Tutorial - Sword of Shan Yu

“I’ve heard a great deal about you, Fa Mulan. You stole your father’s armor, ran away from home, impersonated a soldier, deceived your commanding officer, dishonored the Chinese Army, destroyed my palace, and… you have saved us all.” ~ The Emperor of China,¬†

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Mulan Cosplay Prop Tutorial - Crest of the Emperor

“I’ve heard a great deal about you, Fa Mulan. You stole your father’s armor, ran away from home, impersonated a soldier, deceived your commanding officer, dishonored the Chinese Army, destroyed my palace, and… you have saved us all.” ~ The Emperor of China, …

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A Handmade Wedding - Anniversary Post

Today marks Greg and my one-year marriage anniversary, as well as our six-year dating anniversary. We started our marriage with a triad of celebrations – our official ceremony with parents and witnesses in attendance, an extended family reception, and a gathering at a bar with friends and games. 1,282 more words

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Costume Notes: Mulan

When will my reflection show who I am inside?

“Reflection” was the first Disney song that hit an emotion note and made me cry. It spoke to an inner struggle that a 15-year old girl knew too well. 1,672 more words

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Emerald City Comicon 2015 - Cosplay Teaser!

Seattle’s convention season kicked off this past weekend with Emerald City Comicon.

It. Was. Awesome.

This was very likely my best convention so far. Between cosplaying characters I deeply love, seeing old friends, and meeting new friends, my heart was full of so much joy and love all weekend. 343 more words

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