Video Series Idea: Cosplay Comments and Questions?

Hey Guys! So I had this idea but I need your help to make it a reality. Basically, I’m hoping to do a video series where I cosplay as different characters (the cosplays I have done so far) and answer comments and questions all while in character for the duration of the video. It would be fun and also give me a chance to interact with followers on my blog and other social media.

BUT!

I need comments and questions in order to make that a reality. So, all you guys have to do from the blog is message me on this posting for any of the following characters. Just make sure to let me know WHICH character it is for. I won’t be able to make a video until I get about 10 comments for a specific character though across all social media, so please share if you want your comment responded to! You can ask multiple characters, but all ten comments for one character can’t be from the same person for varieties sake.

The Characters/Cosplays:

Shaggy Rogers from Scooby-Doo

Honey Lemon from Big Hero 6

Mavis from Hotel Transylvania

Ashley from Until Dawn

Joy from Inside Out

Fionna from Adventure Time

Papyrus from Undertale

Undyne from Undertale

Marinette from Miraculous LadyBug

LadyBug from Miraculous LadyBug 

(Note: If you tweet me these use these hashtags and mention me too if possible… #CallShaggy, #CallHoney, #CallMavis, #CallAshleyUntilDawn, #CallJoy, #CallFionna, #CallPapyrus, #CallUndyne, #CallMarinette, #CallLadyBug)

Yeah, so that’s pretty much it! Hope you guys like the idea and PLEASE share if you want your comment read. =)

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No Sew Cosplay: Shaggy from Scooby-Doo Cont.

Check out my latest cosplay tutorial video. This time on how to cosplay as Shaggy Rogers!

Note: I will be working on getting the lighting quality up next but I’m aware the audio needs work on my videos so, that should be my next thing to improve! ;)

Also, I’m debating on whether or not to do Ashley or Sam from Until Dawn next! Help me decide by leaving a comment below of your choice!

Halloween Movies: Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

If you’re looking for a great movie to watch to get into the Halloween spirit, I highly recommend Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. By far, it’s one of my favorite Scooby-Doo movies, first of all but it’s also the darkest, creepiest version since the monsters in this movie don’t have masks… They’re real!?

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About: Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island actually went straight to video in 1998 starting off a chain of direct-to-video movies for the franchise. It was actually started under Hanna-Barbera but then completed by Warner Bros. The tag line for the movie was “This Time the Monsters Are Real!”. Voice actors for the film were changed up, including having Scott Innes as Scooby and Billy West as Shaggy. In fact, only the voice actor for Fred, Frank Welker, reprises their role. Mark Hamill also plays a role as a character named Snakebite Scruggs. The feature focused around the gang of mystery solvers, only after they had stopped solving mysteries together. They band together once more in the Mystery Machine on the search for “real live monsters” as Daphne puts it, for her television show. It was even nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Animated Home Video Production (Annie Award) and Best Sound Editing in Direct-to-Video (Golden Reel Award).

The Plot/Characters: Having one of the more original plots of the Scooby-Doo movie franchise, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island actually shakes up the formulaic mystery solving by inserting twists and turns you don’t expect. Without revealing too much for those that have not seen it, the movie itself leads you to expect one thing while delivering something else, toying with your emotions the entire way. The Scooby-Doo gang are also pretty well rounded and have developed, leading to some interesting dialogues, sleuthing, action and of course, a lot of chase scenes without being overdone.

Animation: One of the first four direct-to-video Scooby-Doo movies that were all animated by Mook Animation, a Japanese company, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island has amazing quality. The artwork is crisp, fluid and more detailed than other Scooby-Doo Movies. Having been animated in Japan, the quality is less like 1990’s cartoons and more like 1990’s anime. The colors are also darker and give the movie a “dark” undertone. Attention is also put into the backgrounds where you can notice small minute details were added to give the world around the gang more depth.

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Scares: Of course, if you are watching a movie for Halloween, you probably expect to be a little bit scared, right? It is Halloween, after all. Fortunately, this movie delivers some creepy factors and some frights or startling moments. Of course, it doesn’t go too overboard, since this is a movie geared more toward being family friendly, but it will definitely unnerve you especially when an unmasking leads to a decapitation and Velma gets levitated into the air.


The Score: Atmosphere is a lot when it comes to scary movies. So does Scooby-Doo of all movies have what it takes? The Score for Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island is well put together for sure as well as a revamped version of the main theme. Also, there was a very well done song made for the movie. Heavy rock music while you’re being chased by zombies? Seems pretty fitting!

Overall: While certainly not the most frightening movie, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island is a definitely a movie to get you into that creepy mood. The great thing is that the whole family can enjoy it as well.

Have you seen Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island yet? If so, what did you think?

Scooby-Doo Daphne Shopping

No Sew Cosplay: Daphne from Scooby-Doo

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That jacket with that skirt? Hm… Ready to become Miss Fashion herself? Daphne Blake is a deceivingly simple cosplay. There are two ways I recommend going about it to make it the easiest on you while still ending up looking fantastic! There are two different ways to go about this just like with Fred, so I will break down the Zombie Island version and the traditional outfit as well.

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Headband: This is part of Daphne’s traditional outfit but she is wearing it in almost all versions besides the first four direct-to-video. I recommend getting it regardless of which outfit you are attempting because you will be more recognizable. A headband like this lavender one.

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Scarf: A light green chiffon scarf should do nicely for the traditional version of Daphne Blake.

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Undershirt: Only needed if you are doing the direct-to-video version of Daphnie. A green tank like this should be perfect as you only see the very top portion of it.

Dress Suit: If you are going with any of the first four direct-to-video outfits for Daphne, she is wearing a lilac dress suit. It is a very difficult thing to find unless you are looking in the right spot. I suggest Etsy and Ebay if these items are no longer available, and using keywords like these (lilac, periwinkle, lavender, dress suit, blazer, pencil skirt). I found a periwinkle vintage dress suit (above). The sizing is very specific, however and I’m not a fan of the bottom piece being almost like a dress. It will make it very difficult to get the right undershirt even. Not to mention that sizing is restricted and color looks off. Fortunately you can find other versions of this on Ebay. I personally played around with the idea of getting a blazer and skirt separately. For example a blazer like this (below) and a pencil skirt like this. This is the route I would take if I was doing this cosplay.

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Dress: If you are doing the traditional outfit for Daphne you will instead need a purple dress like this one. You could use fabric paint to create the designs Daphne has on hers. Learn how to use Fabric Paint here.

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Tights: If you are going for the traditional version of Daphne, then these tights should work nicely.

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Shoes: The shoe color should really match with the headband if you get one. I found these penny loafers that have a slight heel to them. They are a bit light in color, however. An alternative would be these loafers with a larger chunky heel.

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Wig: A red wig like this one or this one should work if you don’t already have the hair for Daphne. I have not purchased from this company before but their wigs have fantastic reviews across the board.

And now that you look like Daphne it’s time to get dancing on over with Fred to the convention!

Which character do you want to see featured next? Leave a comment below with a suggestion and I will see what magic I can work for you!

Scooby-Doo Fred Jones 2

No Sew Cosplay: Fred from Scooby-Doo

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Surprisingly, Fred Jones has a number of different outfit choices. Almost more than Daphne! They are often in the same color range and while he does have his trademark one with an orange ascot, more often than not this piece will be missing. As the Zombie Island version of his outfit is the easiest, I’ll focus on that one but also break down his traditional outfit and how to cosplay with that one too! So let’s catch us a good cosplay! Also maybe a monster or two…

Ascot: This is not needed if you are doing any of the non-traditional versions of Fred’s outfit. This one should do nicely if you don’t have an orange ascot lying around anywhere. If you are worried about not being recognizable with the direct-to-video movie version of Fred, you could also purchase the ascot in addition and have it as a back up to add to your outfit.

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Shirt: Whilst on Zombie Island, Fred was dressed more like he was ready for a safari. His shirt of choice was this type of shirt. A short-sleeved button up dress shirt! This shirt is probably his easiest version to find which is why I prefer this version. If you want to go traditional, however, get a polo shirt like this one and use some fabric paint in order to make the collar blue. I was turning blue in the face trying to find a white shirt with a blue collar that happened to have long sleeves and this short sleeve version was as close as I could get.

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Safari Vest: My favorite outfit of Fred’s isn’t traditional by a long shot, but I really like the safari vest that he’s wearing. It’s actually designed for either fishing or photography, which makes sense given he’s operating as Daphne’s crew man in Zombie Island. This piece is not needed if you are going with the traditional Fred Jones outfit.

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Brown Belt: This is only needed if you are doing the Zombie Island version. A simple brown belt should be good enough.

Pants: I see a lot of cosplayers wearing slacks for Fred that are loose fitting and it looks really bizarre. I personally think that Fred Jones would be more likely to be wearing jeans like these in any of his reincarnations and I think this would also look a lot better. Regardless they will look better than anything these guys are wearing…

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Shoes: No matter what, Fred Jones seems to be wearing a pair of brown loafers. The exception is actually Zombie Island where he is wearing a pair of casual dress shoes like these ones (above). Otherwise a pair of light brown loafers (below) should be fine. I would think either of these you could find in a thrift shop for a lot cheaper though!

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Wig: A short blonde wig like this one should do nicely!

And now, if you did it all right, it’s time to split up gang!

Which character do you want to see featured next? Leave a comment below with a suggestion and I will see what magic I can work for you!

Scooby-Doo Shaggy Rogers Sandwich

No Sew Cosplay: Shaggy from Scooby-Doo

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Like, how would you like to sound just like Shaggy Rogers for the day? Zoinks! Well, that’s like, totally possible! All you have to do is get, like, just a few items. And after that you can make you and Scoobs a giant Hero Sandwich for your efforts!

Shirt: No matter what the era of Scooby-Doo, Shaggy Rogers pretty much looks exactly the same. You might have some different green shades when it comes to the shirt, however. My suggestion before with Velma still stands: try to go with the direct-to-video versions for ease. If you are keeping consistent with this, any group cosplay will be a heck of a lot easier! I was pretty happy with this shirt in Irish Green! I recommend getting a size up from what you normally wear to create that look like you are swimming in your shirt just a bit.

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Pants: Maroon pants aren’t the easiest to find. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any with bell bottoms but I think that this pair of pants comes pretty close. If you want to take it to the next level and actually sew *gasp* you could also take in the hem and taper it down to create a bell for the bottoms of each of the pant legs but it’s probably not necessary.

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Shoes: I kinda keep saying this, because a lot of the cosplay choices I mentioned before all have black dress shoes… Thrift stores are your friend! But if you are stubborn and don’t want to search around for these then a pair of shoes like these should do nicely.

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Wig/Facial Hair: There’s a lot to be said for the quality of a wig from Epic Cosplay. A short one should do. I’m a real firm believer that you look more like Shaggy if you have a short cut, despite the live action versions long hair… For those of you that can’t grow facial hair they also have… Yes… They actually SELL fake facial hair like this. You will need to purchase spirit gum if you get the facial hair this way, however, to attach the hair to your face. You will need to trim that particular beard as it is too long. You could also just go for a goatee.

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Like, now you should start running, right Scoobs? That ghost is right on your tail!

Which character do you want to see featured next? Leave a comment below with a suggestion and I will see what magic I can work for you!

Scooby-Doo Velma Dinkley

No Sew Cosplay: Velma from Scooby-Doo

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Jinkies! Did you lose your glasses again? Having trouble finding things for this cosplay? Well, let’s unravel this mystery… My personal preference is to use the Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island or the first four Direct to Video movies for the entire gang, as the outfits for everyone will be easier to find!

Glasses: I think a lot of people miss this detail when they cosplay as Velma, but her glasses actually have a very strong blue tint to them. I don’t recommend going overboard, but I think it would be neat to capture that when you do her cosplay. I found a pair of sunglasses that have such a light tint to them that they could easily be mistaken for glasses here. I also found a clip from a movie where she swapped glasses with another person that did not have a tint to their glasses. If you are wanting to just do clear lenses, however, this pair should work.

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Turtleneck Sweater: Not the hardest thing to find, believe it or not! A orange turtle neck sweater can be found here on Amazon! It actually didn’t take me long to find this.

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Skirt: If we are keeping with the movie versions of Velma, then you won’t want to get a skirt with ruffles. Instead you will want a plain skirt like this one. I’ve purchased that skirt before in grey for a Gwen Stacy cosplay and highly recommend it. The quality is very good and it is wider than it looks in the picture which gives it less of that pencil skirt feel. If you want to go for traditional, then a simple red pleated skirt like this one should do nicely.

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Socks:You will need some knee high socks for Velma if you are doing the traditional version of her outfit. If not though, you can simple roll these socks down instead. I recommend that because if you decide to switch out your outfit or raise them to be more recognizable, you have that option.

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Shoes: I really liked these shoes for Velma mostly because they are in the right collar and style but also because the price point is pretty reasonable for loafers. I saw some that were in the $100 range as I was searching. My suggestion, however, is to remove the tassels on the shoes. Again, these shoes are closer to the ones that Velma wears in the movies. She wears Mary Jane shoes otherwise.

Makeup/Wig: Don’t forget to use some makeup tricks to give yourself freckles! Less is more in this particular cosplay as putting too much makeup on will make you seem less and less like Velma. Style a wig in the proper fashion to get her haircut.

And once you look like Velma, bribe your friends with some Scooby Snacks to come with you to the nearest convention! Beware of ghosts though!

Which character do you want to see featured next? Leave a comment below with a suggestion and I will see what magic I can work for you!