Thursday, July 31, 2014

Product Review: Spooky Eyes Contact Lenses

Spooky Eyes is a website specializing in natural colored and special effect contact lenses. They also feature UV & Blacklight lenses and Halloween contacts. The company is located in the U.K and ships worldwide for free. According to the package, the contacts are made in Taiwan.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Debunking the Xena Comparison

At this weekends 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Brothers released the first official photo of actress Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman from the upcoming  Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice film. Immediately fan boys took to the interwebs to compare Diana's outfit to that of Xena, played by Lucy Lawless  in 1995-2001. I suppose many of the so-called "fan boys" thought they were being cleaver in referencing a t.v. series that's been off the air for over 10 years. If any of them were true fans they would have known that Princess Diana of Themyscira has been rocking the warrior princess look in comics before Xena ever hit the small screen.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ask Victoria!

Photo by Heart Shine Photography
Many people have a variety of questions for me regarding charity work, costuming, conventions, modeling etc. so I decided to bring back the 'Ask Victoria' feature! Questions were left for me on my Facebook Page and now, I bring you the answers. Thank you to everyone who submitted!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Product Review: Vinyl Steel Boned Underbust Corset

This Black Vinyl Steel Boned Underbust Corset is currently listed on the Three Muses Clothing website. With a retail price of $79.99, it is currently on sale for $59.99 but there's even better news for readers of Confessions of a Cosplay Girl! Enter this special code for a $10 discount, bringing the total to $50! Offer expires September 14th, 2014. Code: cosplayvic

Monday, July 21, 2014

5 Cosplay Artists You Should Be Watching!

The grand hobby of costuming has exploded over the last few years. Hundreds of thousands of cosplay accounts exist on tumblr, Deviant Art, Facebook and other places across the web. There are many talented individuals on the scene but I'd like to take this moment to highlight some of my personal favorites. I bring you (in no particular order) 5 Cosplay Artists You Should Be Watching.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Product Review: Corset Story Corset Dress

Based in the United Kingdom, the Corset Story website features a large variety of corsets, steampunk clothing, burlesque costumes, rockabilly clothing, underbusts and more. I recently selected a white corset dress with black lace. Priced at 51.00 GBP (that's $87.14 in U.S. Dollars), this dress is available in a large variety of sizes. A drop down box is next to the product listing for you to select your size based on your waist measurements. This dress features steel boning. The shell is made of 100% Polyester. The lining is 100% Cotton. It is to be dry cleaned only and the lace on the back must be removed before doing so. The dress came with a tag featuring instructions on how to lace it up.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Insulting Photo Requests @ Cons

"I HATE Angelina Jolie! But that new movie  looks cool. Can I take your picture?

These were the words that were spoken to me as I toured the convention floor in my Couture Maleficent costume. This costume was important to me for many reasons. I had put a lot of work into making the horns, gloves and staff. It took me an hour to do my makeup and put my contact lenses in. Maleficent is my favorite Disney villain and Angelina Jolie is my favorite woman in the world. My Couture Maleficent was a labor of love and I created it to express my fandom for the character and the woman who was bringing her to life on the big screen. So imagine my utter disgust that someone told me directly to my face that they hated her.