WoW pet code giveaway!

We just reached 500 likes on Facebook (pretty exciting for us!) and so we’re giving away 6 WoW pet loot codes. We’re giving away 3 on our page, and 3 here. Just leave a comment below telling us why you love to cosplay, and at 9am, June 19, we will do a random number generator and choose 3 winners for a random pet code. Good luck!Image

The contest is now over! Since apparently only three people cared about trying to win a pet, all three commenters won a pet! Congrats!

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Otaku House Cosplay contest!

I wanted to go ahead and put up a quick post linking our friends who are also entered into the Otaku House cosplay contest on Facebook. In order to vote for them, you’ll need to ‘like’ Otaku House, then ‘like’ their photos, and you can vote for as many as you like. If I left anyone out, or if you’d like me to link you as well, please let me know! Click on their names to go to the picture on Facebook!

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Hot Glue Gun Helper winner!

The contest to win your very own Hot Glue Gun Helper kit along with a hot glue gun and some glue to go with it is over! I used Random.org to choose from the six comments:

The result was comment number 3:

Jen~cherida says:

Currently in the cosplay off season I make flower barettes for my girls. But they always try to help and with my dino of a glue gun its hard to not let them get burnt.

When making my cosplay I use it on everything from gemming a shoulder piece. To hemming a cloak. I’ve gotten very creative with my hot glue use. (Its like baby wipes. You are always finding new and intresting ways to use it)

 

Congrats to Jen! I’ll be sending her an email shortly, and to everyone else, keep an eye out for more contests in the future, and thank you all for entering!

Hot Glue Gun Helper- A cosplayers best friend! (oh, and a giveaway!)

Lots and lots of hot glue.

The other day, I was diligently working on the odangos (buns) for a Sailor Moon wig, and it was… painful. The first attempt, the ball was too small, the second attempt I had used entirely too much hot glue, because I had to put some glue in there, wait for it to cool enough to stick my finger in there to hold the hair down,  and then if it wasn’t enough hot glue to hold the hair down, I had to add even more. I started getting frustrated, because my fingers were pretty badly burned (it comes with making costumes, I think) and so I tried to work quicker, which just made it worse. I gave up for the night and went online to try and find some kind of solution to help me either be able to work quicker with the hot glue, or to minimize my burns.

What I found was review after review of Hot Glue Gun Helper– a newish invention by two craft television hosts who were also tired of hot glue burns, and hot glue sticking everywhere it shouldn’t. Continue reading