In our cosplay days, the one fandom we had not set our sights on was the Harry Potter fandom. While we did grow up on the books, we never much found ourselves in that right mindset to take on characters that we lived our childhoods with. Until now.

Con season is ramping up, and the upcoming weekends are filled with conventions of all sorts. Those on the con circuit have been busy mapping out their schedules, arranging transportation and lodging, and often making big decisions about which con they will be attending. Whatever you choose to attend, there’s always packing to be done. Convention… Read More »

We here at Nerds Doing Stuff have a fond affinity for Cosplay. It was in our first year of attending San Diego Comic-Con in 2011 that we first started with a tiptoe into the world of Cosplay. We threw together some outfits and ended up a day dressed up as Doctors 9, 10, 11, and the… Read More »

Two pattern pieces, carefully aligned, finally perfect after what feels like ages of careful finagling, ready to be pinned and transferred to the sewing machine. You reach for a pin. Your fingers grasp air. You stretch a little further. Nothing. You tear your eyes away from the miraculously aligned pieces and see it. Sitting across… Read More »

Experience the Realm, an immersive Game of Thrones event, returned to San Diego Comic Con for a second run in 2015, boasting a wholly new set of interactive adventures that let fans enjoy Westeros–up close and personal. Last year’s “Survive the Realm” allowed fans to don an Oculus Rift and travel up the Wall, pose for a picture… Read More »

There’s a definite uptick* in elaborately clad cosplayers assigning a price tag for fans who just want to snap a photo and I’m really not into it. Now, I’m not talking about the full-time, sponsored Cosplayers that have their own booths complete with signed prints and photo-op sessions that yield a professional quality photo. Most… Read More »

You made it back, huzzah! Grab some pizza…or some carrots (gotta get in cosplay shape!) and let’s jump right intothe armor! What we are going to look at this time around is the armor that adorns Jaune Arc on his truly perilous journeys. Because let’s face it, in this world a guy is only as… Read More »

Well the name’s Jaune Arc. Short, sweet, rolls off the tongue, ladies love it. Fitting for me, I would say. What you’ll find here is the first part of a constantly updating rundown of the outfit of Jaune Arc. So, keep checking back from time to time as I work. Let’s start off with the… Read More »

So you want to cosplay but you have no idea what to do or how to even make a costume. Well, have no fear because I haven’t a clue either but that shouldn’t stop you because it definitely hasn’t stopped me. This mini series of articles will chronicle my process of costume making and all… Read More »

Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf are back in a new Disney short “Frozen Fever!” It’s Anna’s birthday, and Elsa is going overboard with party prep, planning a magnificent celebration for her sister. Now if only she wasn’t coming down with a terrible cold. Tooth-rotting fluff, loopy Elsa, and singing shenanigans fill the 7 minute… Read More »

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