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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Jillian's Cure

This is Jillian. She has a disease called ADOA (Autosomal Dominant Optic Atrophy) which involves vision loss, hearing loss, disturbances in the nerves used for muscle movement and sensation, and muscle weakness. Jillian has been given an estimation of being blind before her sixth birthday, and she’s currently very close to turning five years old. They say her hearing will be gone as a pre-teen as well. ADOA affects every child differently, so there are many who aren’t as fortunate to have their senses as long as Jillian has. ADOA is one of the most under-funded and under-researched causes that there is, and I’ve been working with Jillian’s family to help raise awareness about the cause and the efforts that are finally being put into place so that research can begin for the sake of Jillian and all others like her. Please help me spread the word by sharing this post and also following her journey on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/JilliansCure/) for more information on ADOA, as well as opportunities that you may have to assist in aiding the research efforts so that a cure can be found sooner rather than later.




Reposted from Dustin Dorough's Blog, 'I Thawed Out For This?'

Friday, April 10, 2015

Wonder Woman Gallery


Wonder Woman is my favorite super hero and throughout the years I have costumed different versions of the Amazon Princess. Below is a gallery featuring all of my Wonder Woman costumes. Here's to many more in the future!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Having The Courage To Cosplay Whoever You Want

Photo by Green House Photography
As a Puerto Rican girl from Philadelphia I have been told numerous times on what I "can't" do. It started early on in my childhood because I was told Hispanics could not accomplish anything. I was expected to drop out of school, join a gang, get pregnant at 16 and other stereotypes. I was even told I was brown eyed (even though my eyes are clearly green). Gender also played a part. I wasn't suppose to read comic books because I was a girl. I shouldn't be collecting action figures or wearing comic themed t-shirts. I was weak because males are the stronger sex. These criticisms often came from strangers, kids on the playground or classmates. Teachers have told me because I had "the face of an angel" I wasn't very smart. When I began costuming in 2006 I was told repeatedly by followers of cosplay (never from a cosplayer) that this was a hobby I should give up because there aren't many Latinos in geekdom. I couldn't do it. Supergirl isn't Puerto Rican. There are no Hispanic Final Fantasy characters. There is no Latina Disney Princess. Once again, I decided not to listen and had the courage to cosplay whoever I wanted. Along the way, I have encountered other individuals who do not let gender, race or weight stop them from portraying their favorite characters.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

10 Epic Wonder Woman Cosplays

Since her debut in December 1941 in All Star Comics #8, Wonder Woman has become a world wide phenomenon and pop culture icon. With her strength, warrior skills, compassion and intellect there's no argument in stating that she is the most famous and recognizable female super hero in the world. She has been celebrated in comics, television, cartoons and various fan art and fan fiction. Millions of cosplayers have donned the tiara and golden lasso including yours truly. The Confessions of a Cosplay Girl Blog is proud to feature 10 amazing costume artists who breathe life into the Amazon Warrior Princess.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Freedom Japanese Market Candy Product Review

Let's be honest; we all love candy! Recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to try some sweets from The Land of The Rising Sun; Japan! Freedom Japanese Market is an online store where you can order Japanese products that are delivered right to your front door. Several options are available ranging from sweet to sour candy, DIY candy, gum, mints and even food and spices. Freedom Japanese Market offers a snack box subscription where one pound of an assortment of candy and snacks are delivered to your home for $25 a month. Shipping is free worldwide. There are no renewal or handling fees. You can even send a box as a gift! Subscriptions are handled through paypal. You can cancel your subscription anytime without a penalty fee. Let's take a look at the yummy treats I received from Japan!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

"Cos I'm Cosfamous!"

Cos I aim to please I am #cosfamous! Cos I am epic, I do not #cosfail! I am on the world wide web thus being an international  #cosplayer all while paying for my #cosmortgage. Because we all know #cosplay is a 9 to 5, 40 hour a week job with medical insurance and a retirement plan and cos I am able to afford my #coshouse all on my own without roommates or a significant other, right? Wait, I'm #cos-fused... #realjob

Peeps be recognizing me in and out of #cosplay. What does that mean? It means cos I'm #cosfamous (holla). 

Do you think I #cosplay for creativity and fandom? Do you think I am doing this to express myself? Get real. Smurf you! Uh, I mean, I should cos you out! Don't hate me cos I'm #cosfamous!

Have a cosy day!



Disclaimer: The above article is a parody on the hashtag #cosfamous which is circulating on Twitter and other social media websites. The Confessions of a Cosplay Girl Blog feels that the hashtag #cosfamous is obnoxious and narcissistic. Why create ridiculous hashtags in the pursuit for Cosplay Fame? We all are cosplayers. We are all equal. Just be you. You are good enough without the flashy title and hashtags. I promise ;) 



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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Taking a Stand Against Sexual Violence in the Costuming Community

Photo by Green House Photography
A shocking revelation has recently rocked the costuming community. Many brave women have come forward in admitting that they have been sexually assaulted at conventions and hotel rooms by male cosplayers. They have been raped, beaten, threatened and stalked. This isn't a case of he said-she said. In some cases there are police reports (although no charges were filed) in addition to piles of damning evidence by more than dozens of women who can prove they were abused at the hands of predators and sociopaths hiding within the cosplay community. I've seen some of this evidence with my own eyes and trust me when I say, it is disturbing. These are rapists, plain and simple. Sexual violence against women is NEVER acceptable. Speaking out about it is one of the first steps you can take in healing and raising awareness. As Amazon Sisters, we need to protect one another and take a stand in putting a stop to this.

If you have been a victim of sexual violence first and foremost what you must understand is that it was not your fault. You did not deserve what happened to you. The fault lies in your attacker and him alone and he will do it again to someone else. Below I have listed some steps to help on the path for healing that I hope can guide my amazon sisters to peace.