Special Olympics

 

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.

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They had so much fun!! I got ALL the hugs yesterday!

Coffee with Cara (Gyms and Shaving)

Today we talked a bit about gyms and shaving. Yes, just like the title says. Just a bit of a recap here.

First, gyms. I used to be quite the gym rat and even competed in an amateur bodybuilding competition (I took 3rd place). I have been looking for a new gym and comparing them, considering the amenities, and weighing the options.

One place had a women only area so that they can feel “safe”. The reality is that this is not the huge problem that our social justice warrior society makes it out to be. Women are not being ogled, harassed, emotionally attacked, or eye raped to the extent that they need their own special place to work out. (If that were true then Curves would still be in business.) However, by having a segregated room with a giant window it keeps them in a pseudo peep show environment where they can prance around in their sports bras and yoga pants, bending over, winking over their shoulder, taking selfies, and making youtube videos. When I go to the gym I look like I just rolled out of the laundry hamper. Really, get over yourself. I have never had a problem working out at any gym and neither has any woman that I have ever known. From my perspective, I have noticed that women lacking in attention will sometimes claim to be sexually harassed or aggressively pursued in order to seem as if she is more desirable than she really is. Sad much?

Other gyms have gone so far as to have rules against grunting or dropping weights. They even have alarms that will go off in an attempt to shame and call out this “offending behavior”. Guess what people, gyms are for working out. Grunting is a part of doing that. Do you know what’s not a part of working out? Eating pizza (provided on Monday nights). But that gym seems to feel that keeping you fat and happy, walking leisurely along a slow moving treadmill, watching twitch, scrolling twitter, cramming your face full of grease and over processed wheat is the right thing to do. Why? Because we like it. Sure it costs us physically, emotionally, and financially, but none of that matters because in the words of Popeye “I yam what I yam and that’s all that I yam” (even though the only yams most people have ever eaten are covered in marshmallows). But guess what! You don’t really want it. You just want to “feel” like you are doing something that you think society says you should do to be a better person. It really is a two-fold system. 1. Love people and accept them for who they are regardless of their size, health, mental faculties, or personality disorders. And 2. Look at me, see how I’m trying to better myself but not really because see #1.

Now lets talk about shaving. Yes, shaving. I recently saw an ad for women to shave their faces. I was immediately disturbed by this thought. I had to ask myself why I was so appalled by this thought. We ask men to shave their faces all the time and that’s ok. Women shave 3/4 of their body’s and that’s ok too. But the thought of running a razor across my face was still terrifying. Are people like cats and dogs now where a woman’s face is like tissue paper but a man’s is tough and can take a razor being slid across it with safety? Probably not. But I honestly can say that I do not know. I will say that I do know women who groom their faces and IMO they should (but those ladies are specific and that is not a generalized statement so don’t go getting your pretty pink panties in a wad).

Some say that shaving causes hair to grow back thicker and fuller. Studies say this isn’t true but studies also say that the female orgasm isn’t real either. Perhaps hair grows back coarser and thicker because it’s trying to protect our bodies? Maybe our hair feels that if it’s being cut off that it must return stronger and with a brigade of hairs to protect their land from intruders? I have seen many beards successfully trap chokeable foods and hot soups from entering mouths. So before you begin shaving off whatever hair you decide deserves the blade, please thank them for their service.

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Recently there has been a huge backlash on social media regarding what cosplay is and what it isn’t. The line between underwear and cosplay, what should cosplayers get as con guests, and so on and so forth. The reality is, cosplay is simply costume-play. dressing up as a character and being that character to whatever extent you see fit. So look, we have enough laws and rules in this world without adding on a bunch more. So I say to you, do what makes you happy, scroll past what doesn’t and “Party On Dude!”

In honor of facebook’s incessant need to judge cosplayers as well as decide what is and isn’t cosplay here is a free mini photo set and collage. This collage print will go out to patrons at the $35 and up level.

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Supergirl on Patreon

Supergirl shoot is up!! So excited! And lots of bonuses this month for those of you thinking of joining. Let me know what you think. When you sign up for my patreon you not only get the current month but the previous months as well. I always try to add some bonus shots from other things that I do. Thanks again for all of the love and support.

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Supergirl Patreon

Supergirl – Wallpaper

Supergirl Wallpaper700

PATREON of the month! I have been asked for quite some time now to cosplay Supergirl. I’ve always said “but I’m Powergirl!” But hey, you asked so I humbly obliged. This costume was made by one of my favorite people, Colleen Cole. I shot this at a few locations including Mesa Arts Center and Scottsdale Civic Center (Home of the infamous LOVE Sculpture by Robert Indiana, no relation to Indiana Jones).
I hope that you enjoy this set as well as the bonus sets I posted throughout the month. I also met a few of my Goals including, Star Trek TOS dress, Poloroid camera, and upgrading some camera equipment. I can’t thank you enough for your support. Keep an eye on your mailboxes wink emoticon
This is the wallpaper, photoset is coming soon!

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Why I will pose nude

I often get asked if I do nude shoots and if I have nude prints. Yes….and no. Yes I have been nude for shoots but my prints are limited to implied nudity. Why? Because I want to.  Do I recommend it? Hell yes. I think that it’s important to learn about your body and how it works and really looks. It helps me to grasp body structure and posing ideas as well as builds confidence. Now, I’m not saying that you should just go off prancing around naked everywhere (unless that’s your thing of course). I am also not saying that everyone should shoot with random photographers naked. I believe in safety first. I only shoot this way with people I know and trust that I have built a professional relationship with. This is not only confidence building but also humbling. Even just shooting some pics with your phone in a mirror can accomplish this. On the one hand you can end up with some beautiful artistic shots that make you feel like a beauty queen. Then on the flip side you will get some pics that will show off every stretch mark, pimple, scar, lump, bump, and wrinkle, crinkle, and cellulite dimple you have.  As a pro model and cosplayer I do believe that it is important to recognize your humanity and the reality that you are just as flawed as the newbie who criticizes themselves and emotionally beats themselves up with feelings of inadequacy.  At the end of the day, we are all the same. People are people, art is art, and we are of peace…Always.

Domino comes to life through miscellaneous cosplay parts

Hello again. It seems that my Domino cosplay has really taken off and I hope that you all enjoy it. I got the idea from one of my favorite photographers Alvin Johnson. He recommended it and then all the pieces came together in my brain. So here we go. I will post a photo gallery of the costumes I borrowed pieces from to bring Domino to life. I hope you like it and thanks for noticing me 🙂

All of these pics are prints available on my store buy 2 get 1 free! 183degreestudio.com

Smallville/Superboy genderbend- The belt I had for this cosplay broke and the new one I had purchased for this costume was used on Domino to hold the X buckle. The wig I used for this cosplay was getting a bit haggard so I cut it and styled it for Domino. I wanted a jagged razor cut. I think its more fun and a bit gritty.

Black Widow-I borrowed the black catsuit from this costume to use on Domino.

Punisher Genderbend- Notice that the hair is the same as Superboy. The Holsters and the hair were both used on Domino.

Lara Croft- I absolutely LOVE this costume. I borrowed her leg holsters to use on Punisher and Domino.

My Dominatrix shoot/Red Glasses- This was a fun impromptu photo shoot with Alvin Johnson. I wore an awesome corset for this shoot that was in his box of props. I really loved this piece so I ordered one of my own for Domino.

Harley Quinn/Harleen Quinnzel- I used the white face makeup for Domino.

Joker- This is one of my best selling prints and I utilized the white face and black makeup for my Domino.

Emma Frost- Although I hadnt had the chance to use it yet, I had purchased a x-men belt buckle for this costume. I painted the black parts red and used it for Domino.

Star Trek- What!? Star Trek? yes. I used her boots for Domino.