The Grown-Up Geek

August 6th, 2015
Cosplay

I think it's important to see that not all projects turn out perfectly, and I'm learning through this process that sometimes 'good enough' is excellent in relative terms. Today's experiment with gem casting was definitely one of those moments. This...
July 30th, 2015
Cosplay

I'll be honest; this is not my most successful cosplay makeup to date. It was ten o'clock at night and well over 90 degrees--I was tired, uncomfortable, and virtually melting. Additionally, not a whole lot of planning went into this look because I...
July 23rd, 2015
Cosplay

I am beyond excited to talk about today's project: playing with InstaMorph! When I first saw DIY videos using this amazing moldable plastic, my brain went wild with ideas for a number of my upcoming cosplays.   The label has this to...
July 16th, 2015
Cosplay

When I started my journey into the world of cosplay, I knew I wanted to focus on flexing my creative muscles--I wanted to work on portraying characters I hadn't seen a large number of other people cosplaying, or to put my own spin on well-known...
July 9th, 2015
Cosplay

As I've mentioned previously, I was involved in theater for many years, so I am no stranger to wearing wigs. Purchasing and styling one for cosplay is another matter altogether. Before committing to a wig for my Riddler cosplay, I needed to find...
July 2nd, 2015
Cosplay

Cosplay makeup can be an intimidating process to a first-timer, especially if you aren't used to wearing much makeup on a regular basis. Having years of experience in theater under my belt, and a passion for makeup in general, I thought I might...
June 25th, 2015
Cosplay

Circle lenses are a fantastic way to achieve a truly authentic look with your cosplay, and recently I purchased two pairs of circle lenses from a site called Pinky Paradise. Pinky Paradise offers a large variety of sizes, colors, and patterns at...
June 10th, 2015
Cosplay

With ten cosplays planned over the next twelve months, to say I am diving head first into the world of cosplay is a fairly large understatement. While traditional cosplay means different things to different people, it can be a bit overwhelming...