Who is Your Cosplay Alter Ego? Find Yourself.

We are CRAZY (yes all caps) for Cosplay!! We haven’t been this excited for the sewing/crafting industry since the cover hem was introduced for serger. Ggggggg! And the best part, each one of us have the freedom to figure out who our cosplay alter ego is!

Those of you that truly “know” me and have been to my classes know that I am a nerd with a capital “N”. Having this credential in my DNA makes me a fanatic for all things Cosplay! Let me back up, do you know what Cosplay is? Cosplay literally means “costume play” and it is amazing how many people put on their “cosplay” identity when you mention that word! It makes me giddy! Star Wars, WonderWoman, Thor – whatever your cosplay alter ego may be, Cosplay lets you enter that world.

A little history on cosplay. It’s still a fairly new cultural phenomenon. It started in Japan and other parts of Asia in the early 1990’s. You may see this and think “Do they just pretend it’s Halloween year round?” The answer is an emphatic “No!”. For many cosplayers, designing their costumer is an art and a simple Google image search for the term “cosplay costumes” will show you just that!

I just graduated myself into “armor making” – oh my gosh – “hooked” doesn’t describe it. I love creating pieces out of our new Hero Foam – spray painting, embellishing and then “BAMM”, I have a super hero piece just like in the movies! I never knew I could create a crown, breast plate or shoulder pauldron (fancy, huh?) with such simple steps! The cool thing about our new Cosplay Hero-Foam is it is a one-step process – NO priming. Just cut it, layer it, paint it – DONE!

Want to find Cosplay Hero-Foam for yourself? Check out our Dealer Locator to find a local Sew Much Cosplay dealer near you!