• Gunpla: Rediscovering My Childhood and Self Care

    Gunpla: Rediscovering My Childhood and Self Care1

    • June 29, 2016

    “So what is Gunpla?” This was a question from my partner that I’d been dreading for some time. For those who don’t know, “Gunpla” is the portmanteau for “Gundam” and “plastic,” simply meaning the official model kits based on the mecha from the eponymous anime franchise. They are also something I have damn-near obsessively dived

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  • Is Budget Cosplay Possible?

    Is Budget Cosplay Possible?1

    The short answer? Yes. The long answer? With careful planning, imagination, and diligence, still yes. Cosplay is an awesome way to express your love for a character and the world they come from, but it can be ridiculously expensive if you don’t keep a careful eye on your spending. Here are some tips I wish

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  • Knit Your Comics: Garnet’s Gauntlets

    Knit Your Comics: Garnet’s Gauntlets3

    Knit Your Comics returns with a special pattern for all my fellow crystal gems. True confession: I’d never watched Steven Universe until I started this project. I’d crowdsourced for KYC ideas and someone mentioned the show, and the project seemed doable. But I needed a show to watch while working on this project, and so I put

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  • Knit Your Comics: Wonder Woman Bootliners

    Knit Your Comics: Wonder Woman Bootliners3

    Before we get to this month’s pattern, I have to pause and celebrate for a minute, because Knit Your Comics was featured in Bitch Planet #7! I’m incredibly grateful to Lauren Sankovitch, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Laurenn McCubbin for contacting me about featuring the pattern as part of #Bitchcraft, and also letting me add a

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  • Knit Your Comics: Sexy Deadpool Banana Hammock

    Knit Your Comics: Sexy Deadpool Banana Hammock2

    Some ideas are just too good not to do. I was brainstorming Deadpool-related ideas for February’s Knit Your Comics with our Editor-in-Chief. Since the column comes out just a few days after the movie’s release, and I kind of have had a crush on Ryan Reynolds since Blade: Trinity, and I have watched many a

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  • My First Closet Cosplay: What Faith Means for Fat Girls

    My First Closet Cosplay: What Faith Means for Fat Girls6

    I don’t really cosplay. I qualify that “really,” because although I have made costumes and have dressed up like some of my favorite characters, being a fat girl, I understood that when I dressed up like a character, there was always that understanding that it wasn’t really cosplay, because that character wasn’t fat.

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