Lol, anon Trolls. Nice try, but “I do what I want”
Seriously though, if you honestly want to offer anyone constructive criticism, you can’t do it anonymously. Your words (Even if they are true etc.) will never be taken very seriously because you have chosen to not acknowledge the person you are addressing with respect. You are saying, “I am afraid, or don’t value your response” Which is both cowardly and selfish. If you wouldn’t say it to someone in person, then you shouldn’t say it at all. And if that person can’t handle genuine constructive criticism maturely, well then, that’s on them.

Lol, anon Trolls. Nice try, but “I do what I want”

Seriously though, if you honestly want to offer anyone constructive criticism, you can’t do it anonymously. Your words (Even if they are true etc.) will never be taken very seriously because you have chosen to not acknowledge the person you are addressing with respect. You are saying, “I am afraid, or don’t value your response” Which is both cowardly and selfish. If you wouldn’t say it to someone in person, then you shouldn’t say it at all. And if that person can’t handle genuine constructive criticism maturely, well then, that’s on them.

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 Over the weekend I experimented with treatments on my striped fabric for my #plucker #cosplay  The left three soaked in bleach for different lengths of time. Top right is the control. Middle right was bleach slashed on dry fabric. Bottom right was bleach on wet fabric. All were lightly dyed with tan / pearl gray to kill the white. I love making swatches ! #crafts #crafting #dyeing #bleach #textiles #textilemsnipulation costume #brom #stripes #jackinthebox #swatch #cosplay #anachronisminaction #comikaze2015 #r&d

 Over the weekend I experimented with treatments on my striped fabric for my #plucker #cosplay  The left three soaked in bleach for different lengths of time. Top right is the control. Middle right was bleach slashed on dry fabric. Bottom right was bleach on wet fabric. All were lightly dyed with tan / pearl gray to kill the white. I love making swatches ! #crafts #crafting #dyeing #bleach #textiles #textilemsnipulation costume #brom #stripes #jackinthebox #swatch #cosplay #anachronisminaction #comikaze2015 #r&d

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Me and @chimericvulpes are cooking up a collaboration for a client. Love this project and the lovely materials to work with. #corset #corsetmaking #authenticcorset #aia #anachronisminaction #sewing #commission #sewing #coutil #collaboration #overbust #silk #dupioni #romantic

Me and @chimericvulpes are cooking up a collaboration for a client. Love this project and the lovely materials to work with. #corset #corsetmaking #authenticcorset #aia #anachronisminaction #sewing #commission #sewing #coutil #collaboration #overbust #silk #dupioni #romantic

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I’ve had a few people ask what I mean when I say I put moleskin on the back. I buy rolls of shoe moleskin (off #ebay ) that is fuzzy on one side and sticky on the other. It’s perfect for making hard or scratchy costume pieces worn against the skin more comfortable. Here I am prepping a wire #necklace for a #photoshoot later today. #crafts #tutorial #cosplay #jewelry #crafting #diy #moleskin #fur #ladyloki #dagger

I’ve had a few people ask what I mean when I say I put moleskin on the back. I buy rolls of shoe moleskin (off #ebay ) that is fuzzy on one side and sticky on the other. It’s perfect for making hard or scratchy costume pieces worn against the skin more comfortable. Here I am prepping a wire #necklace for a #photoshoot later today. #crafts #tutorial #cosplay #jewelry #crafting #diy #moleskin #fur #ladyloki #dagger

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* Closing up shop until Early Fall *

I have just confirmed I will be working on both a feature film and a new television show in the coming months. Unlike last time Anachronism In Action went on hiatus, I am not going to deactivate the made to measure listings in my Etsy shop, but I will  NOT be accepting new orders until fall. The idea is that prospective clients can still browse the listings and view information for future reference; or place a pre-order.

In the meantime, all in-stock items are still for sale  ready to go to new homes ;)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnachronismInAction?ref=si_shop
Use coupon code HIATUS to get %15 off orders

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Anonymous: hi, i'm a first time cosplayer and i was wondering what the etiquette is for wearing cosplays at cons. should you only wear it one day? should you wear it every day? will people think you're dirty if you do? 

learning-to-sew:

Hi Anon!

Wear your cosplay as many times as you want! 

Make sure that you keep yourself clean (shower every day, wear deodorant, etc.) and no one will think that you are dirty. :)

If you know you sweat a lot, I recommend getting some dress shields for your cosplay to soak it up! You can also bring a bottle of Febreeze to the con and spray your cosplay at night so it is fresh and ready the next day! 

Something else that helps is to IRON your cosplay every day that you wear it. Ironing makes a HUGE difference in presentation! I get really sad when I see wrinkly unironed cosplays. :< 

Really though - don’t worry about it! You probably wear other clothes more than one day in a row (I know that I wear jeans until they smell >____> ) so as long as you are clean, you’ll be fine! 

Have fun at your event, Anon!

<3 L2S Cosplay

In place of fabreeze can I suggest to make yourself a spray bottle of rotgut?  (50/50  cheap vodka and water) as It sanitizes and deodorizes fabrics (and evaporates really quickly) It’s also better for people with sensitive skin who don’t want the fragrance and lingering chemicals of fabreeze. This is most often the method used by theaters to clean costumes between shows when there is not enough time to wash or dry clean (such as two performances in a day). I myself have even sprayed down doublets and thrown them in the dryer during 15 minute intermissions for particularly sweaty actors.


Stopped by Richard the Thread today to stockup and they showed me the samples of wide and extra wide #busks they are going to start carrying next week. They are also hoping to start selling #worbla if they can. #corset #corsetmaking #sewing #busk #richardthethread #supplies #steel #authenticcorset #costume  (at Richard The Thread)

Stopped by Richard the Thread today to stockup and they showed me the samples of wide and extra wide #busks they are going to start carrying next week. They are also hoping to start selling #worbla if they can. #corset #corsetmaking #sewing #busk #richardthethread #supplies #steel #authenticcorset #costume (at Richard The Thread)

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Throw back Thursday ~ Photo-shoot of a 1840&#8217;s #ballgown in 2011 with photographer #jamiasvu #model #kimberlee #mua #morganpanter and hair stylist #nancyjmorales . I am getting really excited to shoot again with Vu and model #ulorinvex on Sunday!  #photoshoot #tbt #lampas #brocade #fringe #doll #romantic #victorian #fantasy #gloves #silk #photoediting #magic #green #princess #anachronisminaction #aia

Throw back Thursday ~ Photo-shoot of a 1840’s #ballgown in 2011 with photographer #jamiasvu #model #kimberlee #mua #morganpanter and hair stylist #nancyjmorales . I am getting really excited to shoot again with Vu and model #ulorinvex on Sunday! #photoshoot #tbt #lampas #brocade #fringe #doll #romantic #victorian #fantasy #gloves #silk #photoediting #magic #green #princess #anachronisminaction #aia

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“Trying to pay $50 for a $300+ costume commission is like trying to get French champagne on a Sprite budget.” —

MaryAnne Vivandiere, seamstress and owner of Vivandiere Designs, on cosplayers asking for ‘reasonable prices’ for custom made costumes, without taking into account the hours spent patterning & fabricating said costume, as well as the cost of materials. (via msjayjustice)

THIS.  THISTHISTHISTHISTHIS.  YOU WANT TO PAY ME $40 FOR MY HANDMADE COSTUME? GTFO.  RIGHT NOW.  

(via fenchurchdent)

Can I add “Drive-by” Etsy Requests as a personal pet peeve?

Most of the people I get inquiries from on Etsy, are really lovely people, who have clearly done their homework. These people aside,  I probably get 4-5 messages a  week from people asking me how much X item costs, usually with a link to the item (automatically added by etsy) I will then copy and paste the cost of the item, and info from the listing. 50% of the time they never respond. The remaining %50 percent will say it’s too expensive. I can only draw two conclusions from this 1- They knew full well what the item costs, and were fishing for a discount. 2- They were too damn lazy to read the listing in the first place.


So incredibly honored to have my work for my Lady Loki collar be featured on the Official Worbla’s Finest Art website in one of their galleries! I am really excited to keep working with this amazing material on an upcoming project.

Armor  Gallery #2: http://www.worbla.com/?p=886 (At the bottom)

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