Up and Coming Cosplayers with Tatted Poodle: Cosplay Score Card

Cosplay Name: Tatted Poodle

Base of Operations:

Years Cosplaying: October 2015

First Cosplay: Green Lantern

First Con: Anime Expo 2016

Cons per Year:4-6

Make Your Own Costume: Yes (Some)

Make Your Own Props: No

Do Your Own Hair: Yes

Do Your Own Makeup: Yes

Do Your Own Wig Styling: Yes

Makes Your Own Wigs: Yes (some)

Bodypaints: Yes

Favourite Cosplay: Dexter’s Lab Gender Bender

Number of times you have been to Dragon Con: 1

Patreon, Ko-fi, Etsy, and/or Support Link: https://www.Patreon.com/tattedpoodle

Lewds: Yes

Nudes: No

More than Nudes: No

Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, Twitch, -Tattedpoodle

Domain of Your Own: TBA

Secret Super Power: I have the ability to know what gender a pregnant woman will have.

Up and Coming Cosplayers with Michelle LaBelle: Pictorial

We have had the pleasure of having her write for us, and now we get the pleasure of her feature!

Please enjoy Michelle LaBelle’s Pictorial debut on All Cool Things™!

-HERETICPRIME

Up and Coming Cosplayers with Michelle LaBelle: Cosplayer Score Card

 

Cosplay Name: Michelle LaBelle

How You Came Up With Name: From the song by the Beatles

Other Known Aliases: n/a

Base of Operations: Los Angeles, CA

Years Cosplaying: 15

First Cosplay: Pirate Harley Quinn

First Con: MegaCon, Orlando

Cons per Year: 2-3

Make Your Own Costume: Sometimes

Make Your Own Props: Sometimes

Do Your Own Hair: Yes

Do Your Own Makeup: Always

Do Your Own Wig Styling: Yes

Makes Your Own Wigs: Haven’t needed to yet

Bodypaints: Only when hired to do it

Favourite Cosplay: The Poison Ivy costume I made out of real leaves

Number of times you have been to Dragon Con: 0

Patreon, Ko-fi, Onlyfans, Etsy, and/or Support Link: Not yet

Lewds: Like years ago

Nudes: Not at the moment

More than Nudes: Not while my Mom is alive

Social Media: IG/TikTok @themichellelabelle Twitter @TheMLaBelle (She also has a Facebook.)

Domain of Your Own:

Secret Super Power: Ability to retain and expose data like google

Up and Coming Cosplayers with Dearly Yun: Pictorial

Seyoun Hong is a relative newbie in the cosplay world, but I think he shows great promise.

Please enjoy this pictorial!  We hope to see more from this shining star!

-HERETICPRIME

Up and Coming Cosplayers with Dearly Yun: Cosplayer Score Card

Cosplay Name: Dearly Yun

How You Came Up With Name: Yun is actually a shortened version of my actual name! At the time I was working on my first cosplay, I listened to the song “Dearly Beloved” on repeat, and it kind of stuck with me, so the name is just those two things put together. It’s a little corny, I know haha

Other Known Aliases: My friends all call me Yun ^^

Base of Operations: Mostly at my home in Atlanta, GA

Years Cosplaying: Around 10 months

First Cosplay: Noctis (Final Fantasy XV)

First Con: Momocon!

Cons per Year: Around 3-4

Make Your Own Costume: Sometimes! But they’re usually bought and modified

Make Your Own Props: Yes!

Do Your Own Hair: This is actually something I feel pretty strongly about! Learning how to cut and style your own hair is super useful; especially if you don’t plan on living in the same area for your entire life

Do Your Own Makeup: Admittedly my least favorite part haha, trying my best to improve though!

Do Your Own Wig Styling: Wig styling is actually my favorite part of the process!

Makes Your Own Wigs: The closest I’ve done is modifying wigs, I hope to be able to make my own one day though!

Bodypaints: I’ve never done any, but I’ve been looking to try it!

Favourite Cosplay: It’s a tough one, but I may have to give it to Kaname Kuran from Vampire Knight! It’s not my best looking cosplay but it’s been a “dream cosplay” for such a long time and being able to realize it on my own terms made me so incredibly happy!

Number of times you have been to Dragon Con: I’ve been there for one day before and I don’t think I had the chance to really experience the con, I definitely want to go back eventually!

Patreon, Ko-fi, Onlyfans, Etsy, and/or Support Link: I do have a quick ko-fi account at ko-fi.com/dearlyyun

Lewds: Maybe eventually, I’ve been thinking about it actually haha

Nudes: None so far, but open to the idea

More than Nudes: This is one I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do

Social Media: IG: @Dearly.Yun

Domain of Your Own: None yet unfortunately

Secret Super Power: Getting caught up on work and forgetting to respond at times (I am so sorry T-T)

Up and Coming Cosplayers with Fairydevil Cosplay: Pictorial

With Fairydevil Cosplay, we decided to do something different.  We weren’t so sure if you really dug all the interviews, so we changed the format of the Up and Coming Cosplayers to just the Cosplayer Score Card and Pictorial.  The score card pretty much asks all of the generic questions that a lot of you would want to know about cosplayers, and most of the interest is in the art, so we decided to let that be the focus.

So let us know what you think.  Do you miss the interview?  Do you like this better?  We’re all ears.

-HERETICPRIME

Up and Coming Cosplayers with Fairydevil Cosplay: Cosplayer Score Card

 

Cosplay Name: Fairydevil Cosplay

Other Known Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Hungary

Years Cosplaying: 2 and a half years

First Cosplay: Erza Scarlet (from Fairy Tail)

First Con: Autumn Mondocon 2017

Cons per Year: 4-6

Make Your Own Costume: I often make my own cosplays

Make Your Own Props: If I have a prop, I make it myself (Once I got help as well)

Do Your Own Hair: Yes, but I rarely use my own hair

Do Your Own Makeup: Absolutely

Do Your Own Wig Styling: Yes, I always do

Makes Your Own Wigs: I buy my wigs online and then style them.

Bodypaints: I try to avoid cosplays which require body paint nowadays, because it’s a really long time to put it on.

Favourite Cosplay: Maybe Arkham Knight Harley

Number of times you have been to Dragon Con: 0 sadly

Patreon, Ko-fi, Onlyfans, Etsy, and/or Support Link: Ko-fi

Lewds: Sometimes I do lewds

Nudes: I do not do nude photoshoots

More than Nudes: No

Social Media: Facebook Page: Facebook, Instagram

Domain of Your Own: None

Secret Super Power: I’m always sleepy 😀 I can concrunch really well.

Up and Coming Cosplayers with Mythical Cosplay: Cosplayer Score Card

Cosplay Name:  Mythical Cosplay

Other Known Aliases:  Thea, Ghost Queen (handle I use for gaming)

Base of Operations:  Toronto

Years Cosplaying:  on and off since 2016, 4 years

First Cosplay:  Suicide Squad Harley Quinn

First Con:  cosplayed at would be Fan Expo Canada

Cons per Year:  2-4

Make Your Own Costume:  most of the time, a few I haven’t had the skill to make I’ve bought from someone else

Make Your Own Props:  yes

Do Your Own Hair:  yes

Do Your Own Makeup:  yes

Do Your Own Wig Styling:  most of the time, I have gotten help from friends

Makes Your Own Wigs:  no

Bodypaints:  yes

Favourite Cosplay:  any of my Harley Quinns

Number of times you have been to Dragon Con:  zero sadly

Patreon, Ko-fi, Onlyfans, Etsy, and/or Support Link:  Ko-fi, possibly patreon in the future

Lewds:  possibly in the future

Nudes:  No

More than Nudes:  No

Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTubeTwitch

Domain of Your Own:  working on a website

Secret Super Power: hhmm probably my ability to change my appearance, i have friends that don’t recognize me when in cosplay and i have cosplay friends that don’t recognize me when out

Up and Coming Cosplayers with Elphie Monster Cosplay: Cosplayer Score Card

Cosplay Name: Elphie Monster Cosplay

Other Known Aliases: N/A

Base of Operations: Colorado

Years Cosplaying: Going on 7!

First Cosplay: Outer Moka Akashiya

First Con: Wasabi Con 2013

Cons per Year: Around 6

Make Your Own Costume: Mostly yes!

Make Your Own Props: Mostly yes!

Do Your Own Hair: Yes!

Do Your Own Makeup: Yes!

Do Your Own Wig Styling: Yes!

Makes Your Own Wigs: I’ve never made a whole wig only altered

Bodypaints: Never cosplayed a character that needed it actually

Favourite Cosplay: Probably my 2nd go at Harime Nui

Number of times you have been to Dragon Con: 0

Patreon, Ko-fi, Onlyfans, Etsy, and/or Support Link: Ko-fi

Lewds: Yes

Nudes: No

More than Nudes: No

Social Media:  Instagram

Domain of Your Own: N/A

Secret Super Power: Secretly v strong 😉

Forget the Cause! Support Your Local Artist, Entertainer, or Stripper Instead!

I’m writing this article from a really strange and bitter place.  I grew up in a household where not only giving money to charities was normal, but also our time and effort.  My mother was a chair of the Atlanta Women’s Resource Center, and our house was a safehouse for abused women and children.  Once I was able to drive, I donated my time to campaigns on various levels.  To this day, since I don’t have the time volunteer, I donate to various causes when I can, as well as strangers and friends in need when I encounter them.  However, in my older age, I have experienced encounters that discourage giving.My company was a sponsor for an anime club at a local library, for which I had to run and pay for my own background check.  I bought food, refreshments, and planned outings for the future.  None of it happened.  In the end, I think the librarians that oversaw the group were weirded out that I wanted to help.  When I tried to find other groups in libraries to sponsor, I received what I perceived resistance.

Who’s that Cosplayer: Can you spot Free Safari?

Rango the Merc wrote an article about video game heroes that fought oppression.  He felt it was a way that he could show support for Black Lives Matter.  He also charged me with finding charitable groups to partner with in order to raise money for them.  I immediately set to this, contacting organisations such as the Know Your Rights Camp, HFC, and Minnesota Freedom Fund.  Most did not respond.  One of them did and basically told me that their cause started out small, but was now too large to partner with me.  They they gave me smaller causes that my money might be able to help.  Fuck them.

Free Safari and some other #BLM Protestors

Well, at least that’s what I felt in my heart.  Since when did it become so hard to help?  Since when was my money, or my company’s money not good enough.  I’m not wealthy, and it’s not like I was going to donate thousands, but I was considering in the triple digits at least.  It’s a lot for me and my company, but that shouldn’t even be a factor, should it?  Shouldn’t the correct response for all of them been something to the effect of, “Hey, thanks!  We appreciate it!  We are very busy right now with the protests and COVID-19, but we would heartily accept whatever efforts and donation you have to give.”

Well, I’ll keep this article short and sweet.  There’s a lot of talented folks out there hurting because of The Quarantine; artists, entertainers, business owners…strippers..?  Yes, that last one might be funny, but hey, everyone has to eat, and that’s about as intimate a job as I can think of that is probably being killed by COVID-19.  So, the next time you think about donating to a Black Lives Matter cause, think about how much of that donation will actually go to helping, once all the salaries, meals for volunteers, cuts from funding companies, and whatever various miscellaneous fees that middle men and bureaucrats can think of get paid for.  Keep your support local.

Whitney Tai and Band

Go to the local comic shoppe or pub.  Purchase something from an Etsy.  Become a patron to your local artist.  Send a PayPal to your favourite musician.  Of course, you can go down to your local strip club that reopened, and place some dollar bills on the ground for your favourite dancer. (Remember social distancing..!)

I think that the one good thing about The Quarantine is that we are all beginning to appreciate the potential for closeness we all took for granted.  A lot of us are hurting financially as well as socially.  Supporting your local artist, entertainer, or business help solve both of those problems.

Down below are some of my favourite folks to support.  As for us, yeah, we still sell stuff, and we appreciate your business as well, but you can also help by Liking, Following, and Sharing everything and anything associated with All Cool Things™.  Not only does it help us, but it helps the people whoms’ content we share.

 

Whitney Tai:  a very talented singer, entertainer, and performer

 

Alphawolf:  model both conventional and fetish, as well as dominatrix of all kinds

 

Gingersnap Pixie: model, cosplayer, graphic designer, illustrator, writer