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Merry Christmas

It’s the Cosplays of Christmas past!! Many of these photosets are available for download at  20% off for the holidays! New Shoot will be up later today and all Patrons new and old will be getting one of my exclusive Collector Cards for the month of December!! Now is a great time to join at patreon.com/azpowergirl 🙂  Here is a teaser from this months shoot. There is a special costume change, a kitty cameo and my pet of the month. Remember, I am always trying to do my part to help the animals and patrons are a big part of that. 

Christmas Baking. In 2017 I made peanut Butter Brownies with Santa. These were all passed out to some f my favorite people because Christmas Brownies are meant be shared with friends 🙂
Photog: Alfred Trujillo Photography

Last Christmas  I gave you my heart and this Black Cat Christmas cosplay. Circa 2018. BTW I made this costume from Krampus’ Cape. My pug adjacent rescue dog made the cut for that shoot.  I adopted her from a local animal shelter in late 20I4. She instantly loved me from behind the glass. The shelter wouldn’t let me adopt her at that time due to  a nasty infection over her eye and they didn’t know what it was. I called every day until they said she was clear and then immediately went to the shelter to get her. One of the requirements was that you bring any other dogs to be sure they got along. My bigger dog loved this pup as well and goobered her up by putting her tiny chug head into her golden-doodle mouth. They still didn’t want to let me take her claiming that someone had been calling about her (yea, me). They did finally let me adopt her. They named her Petunia but that just didn’t fit. Charlie was my first choice for a name but that has since evolved into Damnit Charles. She has been my cuddly baby ever since. 
Photog; Alfred Trujillo Photography

This was a fun 2014 impromptu photoshoot with Bald Pirate Photography. He invited me to assist with another shoot and I was fortunate to join in the fun both in front of and behind the scenes:)

2014 This Gingerbread girl was the brainchild of my good friend Momo Nicola. She found it online and we both loved it. Another big name cosplayer wore this same dress that year for her Christmas themed shoot as well. How embarrassing!! This was the first Christmas card that I had made and sent out to many of the wonderful people who have been fans and supporters. I did this for 2 years but it ultimately backfired. It turns out that many of you have your mail sent to your place of employment, have nosy neighbors, or significant others who frown on these postcards. I still send out postcards but only with crowdfunding events and many times they go into packages rather than being sent by themselves.
Photog: Alvin Johnson Photography

Krampus was a super fun Christmas cosplay. I wore this at the Phoenix Fan Fest and it was my second Holiday postcard. The suit was hand painted and made by me for this Christmas event.
Photog: Alfred Trujillo Photography

 

 

Let's talk about pantyhose… With a Leggy Cosplay Overload!!!!

Leggy Cosplay Overload!!!!

I will often times get a message or a comment stating that a cosplay would be “sexier” without dance tights or pantyhose. I want to explain something here. NO! First, always dance tights. Pantyhose have weird gussets and lines. If not on the sides of the hips, at least in the crotch. It’s not attractive. And although they are cheaper than tights (about $3 compared to $15) they will likely snag within minutes and are easily ruined.  So lets go over a few guidelines and reasons why this is a necessary part of every cosplay.

  1. Clean lines. Dance tights streamline a cosplay. They tighten up a figure and smooth out any lumps and bumps that a lady might feel insecure about. They also cover up spider veins, light bruises, and dimples. Legs also get cold. What happens when they get cold? Chicken skin. And that’s not so attractive. It doesn’t photograph well and it’s not comfortable.
  2. Children are present. Cons are family events. Cosplayers are under enough scrutiny without some girls snatchitals flapping in the wind. Forgive my bluntness but it’s true. Sure the average pervert thinks this is fantastic but the average parent wants your head on a stick. I have seen this happen many times. And guess what bitch! This sort of disrespectful behavior is what gets cosplays put under stringent guidelines.
  3. It’s a safety issue. Unfortunately, there are people out there that will attempt to violate a female cosplayer. These tights practically go up to your neck. No one is slipping a finger in there.

So feel free to rock that Cammy, Elektra, Velma, Supergirl, and any other cosplay you love. Just play it safe, family friendly, and clean with some dance tights.

And for you guys out there, if your rockin some lycra or spandex, wear a dance belt.

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Black Cat OVERLOAD!!!

My birthday is coming up on the 18th and in honor of it, I want to share with you my many many Black Cat cosplay pics. Some are from shoots and others are from events. Enjoy!

P.S Here is my Amazon wish list for those who have been asking 🙂 https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3GE5UEENL9J6Y/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1

Powergirl OVERLOAD!!

As you may or may not know, I am a huge Powergirl fan and cosplayer. Here are some of my PG pics throughout my 6 years of cosplaying. Tell me your fave, sharer with your friends, and don’t forget to subscribe 😉

So much to tell!!!

I feel like it’s been forever since I posted here. I have so much to tell! I was fortunate to be a guest at the Mesa Az stop of the Fireball Run. This is a great event to help locate missing children across the country and raise awareness of child abduction. After that event I headed out to El Paso. I had a great time at EPCon (El Paso Comicon). I did kind of feel like an outcast. all my cosplay and artist peeps were in Vegas. But the El Paso locals always treat me well and make me feel at home. I did my cowgirl cosplay as well as Powergirl and Jill Valentine. Has a little snafu and forgot my disk and chain but a trip to Walmart and I got things going again. Then it was off to Corpus Christi for Realmscon.  This was primarily an anime show but I was more than welcome and my table faced the bay. It was so beautiful. I helped judge the cosplay contest and had a few panels. I did cosplay safety and the business of cosplay.I have a little down time to get some new content out and costumes made and stuf and stuff and more stuff.  Did I mention that I met Grumpy Cat? Yea that happened. I also wrote an article about it for Geek News Network. And with NYCC here in a few days , and my inability to attend this year, Webble will have my exclusive Binary cospaint card as well as my Powergirl card.  I believe these cards are free. So now i’m gonna give ya’ll some links and pics and a vieo of me doing the Hustle (or some resemblance of it)

 

https://www.facebook.com/AZPowergirl

https://twitter.com/AzPowergirl

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https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWebble

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https://www.facebook.com/ElPasoComicCon

www.fireballrun.com

http://realmscon.com/

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www.youtube.com/user/TheAzPowergirl

Confessions of a Cosplay Diva

http://non-productive.com/episodes/2013/09/01/confessions-of-a-cosplay-diva/

My new show is up and running from the good people at NonProductive! Me and my co-host Ken Smith bring you the deepest darkest from yours truly along with interviews and con info. I want your feedback to make this show a success. Look for weekly shows and let me know what questions you would like answered.P1040147 phx

Central Coast Comicon and United Blood Services

I have ALWAYS been a huge advocate for blood donation. I personally have a blood type that flies off of the shelf (cause I’m a diva like that). My niece was a premie and needed 9 blood transfusions in order to survive. One thing I really dig about WTF events is that they ALWAYS have a blood drive. And as long as I am able, I will donate. Phoenix Comicon also has a blood drive every year. I have donated as White Phoenix in the past (that is on video and posted on my youtube page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeHfAgftQYc&list=UUGpOakRd7Iyvb8SQpGUkRkQ ) but this time I donated as Jill Valentine. I hope my blood isn’t used for the G-Virus…but we all know it is. So do your part for the sake of humanity and find the HERO in YOU!!

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CopperCon!!

This past weekend I was a guest at Coppercon in Mesa Arizona. Yup. Mesa. Almost Apache Junction. It was a small con. SMALL! I’m all for small but DAMN! So here we go.

THE GOOD:

I had the pleasure of doing a panel with the always smexy Lady Thor (Toni Darling) owner of Pop Fury and the Cosplay calendar. I’m in that BTW. our panel was on the business of cosplay. Cosplay is becoming huge and the sky is the limit. We talked about the different business practices and styles in which we run our individual businesses. I also did my fist cosplay safety panel. I feel that this is important especially for the very young cosplayers who might not know whats out there. I did this panel in my civies to keep the seriousness of this issue in tact. The lovely Victoria Page graced us with her presence as did Zenescope icon Raven Gregory. Mike Grell had an unfortunate illness and couldn’t attend so Raven was kind enough to fill in even on crutches. Fables artist Steve Leialoha was kind enough to look over my book Project:Shadows. He gave me some great insight. Thnx Steve! I had some great conversations with Liz Safian-Berube. She was the FIRST woman DC artist and the ONLY one through the Silver Age. I watched her do some drawing and use some different techniques. YOU GO GIRL! Wimmen’s Comix founder Trina Robbins is so feisty. I hope I can age that awesomely. I even had a few pics drawn of me. One was by Kip Mussat. He drew me as a Chibbie! This was my gift for cosplaying him. Yea I did that. Alfred Trujillo did a Grumpy Powergirl of me. CGC was there with Pop Culture Paradise and Mark Greenawalt were there too ( Mark did my Variant cover for issue 2 of Project:Shadows). BEST OF ALL!! I GOT TO WEAR THE SHARNADO HAT FROM SDCC!! Thnx Al Sparro for bringing youre beautiful wife with her awesomesauce Sharknado hat!!

THE BAD:

I always appreciate a new con or a change in con ideas, however, this is a well established convention that decided to take a turn into the comicon realm. First; they charged too much. You can’t charge as much as a bigger show, you just can’t. Phoenix con costs that much. Next; the venue was…well.. a shithole. Sorry it was. And it was kind of in the ghetto. Panels were scheduled poorly and the show started the day AFTER schools in the area started. Why would you open the doors on a Friday morning when kids are at school? If this was maintained as a book convention (the original Coppercon) I could see being open during the day. But going for a comic/cosplay aspect means young people. They are IN SCHOOL.

So there you go. Quick Note: The WOD was there and I have a monthly column in that newspaper so check it out online and in print. Now here are some pics and links. Next up! Sabotencon!

http://183degree.storenvy.com/

https://www.facebook.com/AZPowergirl

http://www.sabotencon.com/

http://casfs.org/cucon/

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San Diego Comicon

Unfortunately I only had the opportunity to spend a few days there. However I have some important questions regarding this show. Help me out if you have the answers.

1) Why does God hate Free Hugs?

2) When will Sharknado 2 be out?

3) With over 100,000 people in attendance why such a shortage of cosplay?

4) $300 a day to park at the nearby mall? WTF? Reall?

5) Where can I get Chipotle Sofitas beside gaslamp?

6) What do you think of my new Pony cosplay that debuted?Imageat 

and finally 7) How can I get exhibitor space for next year?

If you can answer any of these questions I’d greatly appreciate it. I had such a good time and it’s always nice to see my con family. My fans are wonderful and I appreciate every one of you. Thanks again.