I will often times get a message or a comment stating that a cosplay would be “sexier” without dance tights or pantyhose. I want to explain something here. NO! First, always dance tights. Pantyhose have weird gussets and lines. If not on the sides of the hips, at least in the crotch. It’s not attractive. And although they are cheaper than tights (about $3 compared to $15) they will likely snag within minutes and are easily ruined. So lets go over a few guidelines and reasons why this is a necessary part of every cosplay.
Clean lines. Dance tights streamline a cosplay. They tighten up a figure and smooth out any lumps and bumps that a lady might feel insecure about. They also cover up spider veins, light bruises, and dimples. Legs also get cold. What happens when they get cold? Chicken skin. And that’s not so attractive. It doesn’t photograph well and it’s not comfortable.
Children are present. Cons are family events. Cosplayers are under enough scrutiny without some girls snatchitals flapping in the wind. Forgive my bluntness but it’s true. Sure the average pervert thinks this is fantastic but the average parent wants your head on a stick. I have seen this happen many times. And guess what bitch! This sort of disrespectful behavior is what gets cosplays put under stringent guidelines.
It’s a safety issue. Unfortunately, there are people out there that will attempt to violate a female cosplayer. These tights practically go up to your neck. No one is slipping a finger in there.
So feel free to rock that Cammy, Elektra, Velma, Supergirl, and any other cosplay you love. Just play it safe, family friendly, and clean with some dance tights.
And for you guys out there, if your rockin some lycra or spandex, wear a dance belt.
This month’s Patreon will be Cammy White from Street Fighter. I also have a print available of it now at my Storenvy! Don’t forget to find me at Phoenix Comic Con, Artist Alley 400 and 402 today until Sunday! And if you can’t make it to the con, follow my Facebook page for some pictures from the weekend ^_^
As you may or may not know, I am a huge Powergirl fan and cosplayer. Here are some of my PG pics throughout my 6 years of cosplaying. Tell me your fave, sharer with your friends, and don’t forget to subscribe 😉
As some of you already know I am not only a cosplayer but also a colorist. I use many different forms of media for coloring. For this post, I will be showcasing my digital colors. Stay tuned for hand colors 😉 These are all available as prints on my store http://183degree.storenvy.com and can be combined with my cosplay prints.
Please comment and let me know what you think and if you are interested in having me color some of your artwork please hit me up 😉
There I was. Face-to-face with the mother of all ugly. So I say “Come get some”, and BLAM, no more Mr. Nasty Face.
I had such a wonderful time hiking through Payson, AZ for this video and Patreon shoot. My booty got quite the workout that day and I was almost eaten by a bear. True story. We did the late night shots at Tempe Town Lake with Courtex Studios. I always try top bring something different to each photoset and video. This month is a gender-bend Ash Williams from the Evil Dead franchise. It was a bit of a glam style shoot with a high fashion twist. The music for the video is a heavy metal re-make of the classic Bee Gees song Stayin’ Alive. Take a chance on me and watch the entire video for some fun movie references, awesome music, behind the scenes content, and all around cosplay fun.
Don’t touch that please, your primitive intellect wouldn’t understand alloys and compositions and things with… molecular structures.
Hello my lovelies 🙂 I had a wonderful day yesterday at the Buckeye public schools Special Olympics field day!! I’d like to thank C4 Charity movie cars for inviting me to join the Mystery Machine for this event. I would also like to thank all of you that support my patreon as well as my indigogo for my new cosplay book. Backing my cosplay projects is a great way to give cosplay credibility in the art community as well as allow me to open up my schedule for community events like this. So please thank yourself for making it possible for these kids to have this experience. And a huge thank you to all of the teachers, aids, nurses, and caregivers that work with these beautiful children day after day. Without you, these kids would have no quality of life. I am blessed to have this opportunity. Here are some pictures of yesterdays event.