When cosplayer June J. Rivas came dressed for work in the above picture, her boss took issue with the way she chose to wear her hair. Ponytail? Unprofessional. Pigtails? Unprofessional. Scarf? You got it. Unprofessional. (Wow, I’d be unprofessional about half the time then, with my ponytail!)
The issue, however, was that the company had no dress code beyond “Just be clean and pressed,” which Rivas pointed out when she filed a complaint. Her boss’s reaction was to, you guessed it, issue a memo with a new dress code that included, “No straps, hats, sandals, cleavage, back out, lace, and even cultural head wraps.”
Rivas has filed a complaint with the EEOC and she’s found a way to cleverly adhere to the dress code while her case is pending: cosplay. Each day, she wears a new cosplay that likely drives her boss nuts but isn’t technically actionable. Her Vulcan Star Fleet officer costume is just one example.
The Facebook posts that Rivas wrote about this are gone now, as are her photos. But thankfully, there are sites like Hello Giggles and Fashionably Geek around to catch this kind of stuff for us. However, it’s been reported that she ended her post with a hashtag: “#NeverPissOffCosplayingScorpios.”
That cool fox tail is made entirely from . . . . yarn! And all you need is a pet brush, a hair straightener, a pair of scissors, and (of course) yarn. Just hop on over to Jennifer’s DIY Fox Tail Tutorial on her blog iSaveAtoZ and check out her detailed instructions and pictures. She uses the same technique for a Wolf Tail Tutorial as well. It seems to me this technique could be used for pony tails too!
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I saw this on BuzzFeed and knew I had to share it. This dad started out in fashion design, but discovered a whole new world in cosplay for his kids (and he and his wife too!). He started by making a Fairy Godmother costume for his daughter to wear to Disney World, and it seems to have snowballed from there. My favorite? The Belle peasant gown that transforms into her ballgown right in front of your eyes. Seriously.
How incredibly cool is that? You may need to watch that a couple times, that transformation is so fast.
Want to see more, just check out @DesignerDaddy on Instagram for more of his creations.
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At each MakerFaire I’ve attended, 3D printers always have a large presence. So I was intrigued when I saw Jade Falcon’s post about using a 3D printer to create cosplay props. The photo above features her prop of San’s dagger from Princess Mononoke.
In her post, she talks about finding free 3D printing source files on Thingiverse. I also recently took advantage of their file archive to create a Father’s Day gift for my husband.
It was a cool group effort. My son came up with the idea of 3D printing a small dagger for him, but couldn’t find a cheap way to handle it in New York. Our local library in Kansas City offers free 3D printing, so I found a Thingiverse file for Bilbo’s Sting blade. My brother coordinated with the library to print the dagger via email and I went and picked it up. Bonus: the library offered to print two blade options – one black and one GLOW-IN-THE-DARK. Very cool.
Have you done any 3D printing, for cosplay or otherwise? Share your experience in the comments!
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Those may not be the droids you’re looking for, but O Comic Con’s inaugural show was definitely something to see, especially the cosplay. (All photos courtesy of Brent Schumacher from BPI Multimedia).
A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasuring of taking The Costume Wrangler’s Closet to O Comic Con, the first pop culture convention in the Omaha, NE region. The expected turnout was estimated to be around 3,000 people. They had twice that over the course of three days, and attendees did not disappoint when it came to the cosplay.
From She-Hulk, to Thor, to Anime characters, Steampunk Wonder Woman, kids in costume, the 501st Legion, a kick-butt dinosaur, and so much more, there were tons of great cosplayers strutting their stuff at O Con. For more of the extraordinary cosplay that was at O Con be sure to take a look at professional photographer Brent Schumacher’s galleries here!
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Ah, the internet world is agog with Batman, his armor and cosplayers right now, thanks to San Diego Comic Con and the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Today, we’ve got two awesome Batman cosplayers to show off.
First up, Dhareza posted his bat-armor over at Imgur. This was inspired by Batman’s armor from the upcoming movie. It was amade entirely out of a combination of LED lights, Worbla and eva foam by Dhareza, over the course of 2 months. The base of the costume used to be Batman Thrasher, which Dhareza built to compete at Denver Comic Con and won first place.
This costume is actually for sale, and anyone interested can contact Dhareza through Facebook.
Next up, we’ve got Julian Checkley, with an Arkham Origins Batman that he made himself. Made over the course of about a month, Kevin LeProp 3D printed the parts, then Checkley painted and pieced everything together in Galway, Ireland. He ALSO built a ridiculously dangerous, fireball-shooting gauntlet.