Guide to Rhinestones

By Aditi,  27 March 2019 As a dance costume designer, I frequently work with sparkles of all kinds, and they can add a lot of visual punch and interest when incorporated into cosplays or other costuming and prop contexts. This article will give a short history of rhinestones, some info about the different types and... Continue Reading →

Vendetta in a Basket

By Enji, 05 November 2018 Remember, remember, the fifth of November... that we're having breakfast. If you're familiar with the movie V for Vendetta, you are mostly likely familiar with "The Fifth of November" poem recited by V in the movie.  When not planning the downfall of Chancellor Adam Sutler and the Norsefire Party, V... Continue Reading →

Mink the Satyr’s Take on Tohru!

Photography by A Peace of Light What is a “Tohru” and why did you cosplay her? Tohru is from an anime called Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.  I first caught wind of it in 2017 when I noticed all the folks at conventions were wearing maid outfits with giant tails.  I didn’t think too much of... Continue Reading →

Omurice? Omunice!

By Enji, 10 October 2018 Tohru of Miss Kobayahi's Dragon Maid is an excellent maid and companion to Miss Kobayashi. One of the first meals she makes for Kobayashi, other than her own tail (long story, but she can grow her tail back) is omurice. Omurice is quite literally a rice omellete. This savory dish is... Continue Reading →

Keeping Creative with Alison Jeffrey

Alison Jeffrey of AlisonGames fame has created a video detailing the ways she keeps inspired and creative in her work as a cosplayer. Having worked on over a dozen cosplays, her insight on the process helps neophyte cosplayers find their stride. Alison Jeffery is a New Jersey based cosplayer and internet personality. You can find... Continue Reading →

Making with Mink: Resin Casting

Many of our Valkyries of Bunhalla have creative talents. Mink the Satyr, maker of great cosplays, has descended from the halls of Bunhalla to share with us all at Sticky Bunton a tutorial on resin casting horns for one of her gijinka costumes. Mink the Satyr is a Boston-based cosplayer, specializing in gijinka costumes. You... Continue Reading →

Getting Lost In Translation With Dialect

By Anthony "LibrariaNPC" DeMinico, 15 August 2018 Spend any prolonged amount of time with a group, and you’ll star to develop your own language. Inside jokes give new meanings to rather innocuous words, localized slang meshes together, and even foreign language words get blended together. Every group eventually develops their own language, but what happens... Continue Reading →

Elder Scrolls Inspired Cocktails

By Aditi, 04 MAY 2018 Aditi and Dundee make two cocktails named after elements from the Elder Scrolls video game series on their Twitch channel. Reminder to all manner of Man and Mer, please drink responsibly. Blood on the Ice Inspired by the Skyrim quest Blood on the Ice, which you can find in Windhelm,... Continue Reading →

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