May is about Moms! Join us as we talk to some incredible artists that are balancing cosplay and raising humans, and doing it in style.
Some people want to cosplay as their favorite heroes, the people they love, idolize and respect... then there are the folks who pick the most horrendous bad guys to cosplay, characters that no one in their right mind would want to be. In this panel we explain why it’s so good to be villainous!
To recognize Autism Awareness day we sit down to talk with one of our editors, Queen of Salt and Rock. She’ll talk about what media gets wrong, and sometimes right about Autism, and how we can be better allies for our Autistic peers in the cosplay community and other nerdy spaces.
It doesn't matter how, good, talented, popular, or successful you are, Imposter Syndrome can come along and say you aren't good enough. And you aren't the only one hearing that voice. In this panel we will talk to people who will shared their experienced Imposter Syndrome, how it has effected their cosplay, creative and professional work, and how to break the cycle.
Cosplayers sew, mold, sketch, and embroider all to create beautiful pieces of wearable art. So why is cosplaying not widely considered to be an art? In this panel we talk about the way society views arts, as opposed to crafts, how it rooted in patriarchy and colonialism, and how cosplayers can reclaim the title "artist".
From postponed costumes to cancelled conventions, 2020 has greatly impacted the cosplay community as a whole. In this panel for PlaidFX con, members of SheProp discuss how the year has shaped their cosplay and making experiences!
It’s no secret that cosplayers love to recreate established and well-known characters from their favorite fandoms, but designing an original character can be an incredibly rewarding experience too! Role-playing games, LARPing, and extended universes have helped to open the possibilities of designing a character that is entirely unique from backstory to costume. In this panel we will talk to cosplayers who regularly create characters that have never been seen before, why they do it, and why you should too!
Canon characters are great, but cosplay doesn't have to stop there! Gender bending, pinup, mashups, steampunk and historical redesigns are just some of the options that can be explored when we put a new spin on familiar characters, and pulling it off is not as simple as it looks. We'll talk to some incredible cosplayers that can show us how its done, and tell us why they do it.
How many times have cosplayers been told to "grow up"? In this panel we are talking to cosplayers who have done exactly that. They are here to prove that cosplay is not just a young persons game, but also that when you can bring decades of experience you the table your creations can be out of this world. Sure, there are some pitfalls to being a mature cosplayer, but the perks far outnumber them and we're going to talk all about it.