It is a racial slur. When Lady Gaga or Shakira or whomever is declaring themselves a gypsy these days does so, they get to put on the costume of a mysterious traveler with no real place to call home, prancing around and having fun with that title.

Meanwhile, actual Roma people have…

Can you use the word in fanfic dialog when its a word the characters us in canon? Cause yeah, ain’t nobody using the word roma in hunchback of Notre dame

While I’m inclined to agree with the OP on this; and while I think Rom/Roma or Romani is more appropriate if your character IS Rom, context is also important too.

Roma in America don’t suffer like their counterparts in Europe do- The stories of discrimination coming out of Europe these days is particularly heartbreaking.

However, Context is also important- Use of the term isn’t always meant to stir up hatred or prejudice.





Why isn’t anyone talking about this?

Watch non black cosplayers and lovers of cosplay stay silent on this.

Man what in the FUCK

I get he ‘had a sword’ but as a cosplayer…so? If he was in costume, then they nearly always have a peace tie. I know a lot of people still don’t understand cosplay, but shooting someone in the back and then trying to say they lunged is bullshit. Hell, even ignoring cosplay logic…the Halloween stores have been opening up all over. What if he had been taking a sweet new piece of his Halloween costume home? Do black people not get to buy Halloween costumes?

This is 2014. Why are we still having this fight?

Cosplay tutorial lists-

Need a tutorial?

Don’t quite know what your looking for?

Here are some links to help you out-


Cosplay.com’s forum lists-

Weapons—> http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=200527

Accessories—> http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=200528

Other—> http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=200529

Wigs—> http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=224471

Cosplayer’s personal tutorials-



~~Google is always your friend!~~

deviantART and Photo posting.

One of the most irritating things about deviantART is people use it like Photobucket- Storing images found in the sundry corners of the Internet when the website is for people’s art and artistic photography.

The makes it very hard for me to tell if someone is actually sharing their own cosplay on their deviantART, or if they saw something somewhere else, thought it was cool, then uploaded the picture to deviantART so they wouldn’t have to hunt the Internet for it again.

This is part of the reason I sometimes have dry spells on the blog- deviantART is one of the easiest websites to share right to Tumblr- AC Paradise will only give a link to the costume and Cosplay.com is even more tedious to share from as I have to save the photo, copy and paste links, names, etc.

So if your like the millions of people actually sharing your cosplay on deviantART, do honest bloggers a favor-

Share some info!

-Did you make your costume or was it a commission?

-Did you take the photo yourself?

Even a link back to a previous deviation with this information would be very helpful.


I swear if I hear Anaconda again at work I’ll pull all my hair out.

I found it amusing the one time, but I don’t think I could listen to it over and over.

I bet its getting played entirely too much on the radio.


Gundam scribbles from Latin II

Adorbs :}


This only counts for the Principality of 0079
Neo Zeon only watches TV


This only counts for the Principality of 0079

Neo Zeon only watches TV



Sailor Moon
Otakon 2014


Sailor Punks
Moon - Erin/ Mercury / Mars /Jupiter
Uranus / Neptune / Saturn Chibi Moon - Emily
Tuxedo Mask - Evan

Nega Jocks

Jadeite / Nephrite / Zoicite / Kunzite - David

Oh gosh. Oh gosh, this group.

There was a Sharks vs. Jets snap-off.
A mass chanting of “SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS.”
A tug-of-war over Tuxedo Mask.

And my gosh the amount of details these people put into their stuff and I could have just shot this group all con and would have been happy. ^_^

Being Sailor Uranus in this punk!Sailor Moon group was absolutely the best part of Otakon for me! I love everything about this <3


All Blue Comet convention tips from this year. Next year will be a lot more fruitful, I promise

CLAMP’s Confusing Family Tree


Bless the soul that made this. It is beautiful.

SPOILERS (sort of) Cardcaptor Sakura/ Magical Knight Rayearth/ Tsubasa Resevoir Chronicles/ Xxxholic



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