Skip to main content

Time of Thanks

It is time for the holiday season. I hope in the hustle and bustle of running around that we all remember to be thankful for what we have. It does not matter who we are or what we believe so long as we are thankful for the things we have and are willing to help our fellow man. Some terrible events have passed through this year. Most recent is the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.  My prayers go out to the families affected. There was also the Sandy Hurricane and the many lives affected by the torrents of rain and wind. Even though these tragedies have torn families we must continue forward and keep our spirits up. 
For some it will take time and that is alright. Please remember this season the good things in life and why we push forward everyday. I am so grateful for my siblings, for my niece and nephew, and the family and friends that help me out, even when I am being a pain. Things can, and often will, go wrong. We never plan for these things and they are called unspeakable for a reason. Have strength to overcome the wrong in the world. Lend a hand. Do something nice for your neighbor or a complete stranger. 

As Gandalf said in the new Hobbit film, "Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? That's because I am afraid and he gives me courage."


Small acts of kindness and love. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

How to Make Auron's Blade - The Cosplay Armory

As promised, James of the Cosplay Armory shares his knowledge on how to make Auron's Katana from the game, Final Fantasy X. I have been very excited for this as I followed his page as he worked on the blade. I hope you enjoy it! - VFire


Auron's Katana Build by James

A note before I start. I will be mentioning the use of several machines that I have the luxury of having in my shop that I am well aware not everyone has. This project is definitely easier with them than without but everything I describe can be done without them or with simpler tools. I will also include steps that I do that are not necessary in parenthesis()

I was commissioned to build the Auron Katana by Lolita Zombie Cosplay and knew immediately that I wanted it to be light, yet durable. The first step to building any prop is figuring out what you’re going to make it out of. A lot of prop makers use light woods like poplar and MDF and while I have used some wood I decided it would be my first sword that I built e…

How Sailor Crafty Made... Sora: Kingdom Hearts II!

Last week we met Savannah, aka: Sailor Crafty, and her fun creature and human cosplays. This week we get to delve into one of her first creations: Sora from "Kingdom Hearts II." This section of the blog is brand new and is meant for seeing the creation process of one or more parts of a coplay. Savannah was kind enough to explain her entire Sora cosplay for us.


Inspiration
Savannah did not know she was going to cosplay Sora as she played through the popular game "Kingom Hearts II." There is nothing like a sudden moment of inspiration from something you see.
"I was working at JoAnn... and noticed a chain in the clearance rack. This chain sparked the idea [for the cosplay] because it was so perfect for Sora's crown necklace!" - Sailor Crafty.

Creation Process
"The overall idea behind this costume was comfort and and the ability to wash everything so I can wear it again and again! I made it back in 2005 and I still wear it to cons now! ... I especiall…

Ep. 23 - Halloween Special: Cosplay Horror Stories!!

Prepare yourself! Hide your props! Keep your sewing kit close, for today is Halloween and we have a bunch of Cosplay Horror Stories to share!!


Big thanks to everyone who shared their stories at Anime Banzai 2018! We look forward to more stories as the podcast grows. For those who do not know, we share your stories at the end of each episode and give a shoutout to the cosplayer. If you send pics, we make a post on the blog and include them. These stories are by far my favorite thing ever!!

Share your story with us at CosplayStitchAndSeam@gmail.com or join us at the website CosplayStitchAndSeam.com

As always, thanks for listening,
- The Stitch and Seam Team

Sound editing by David Jeffress

Music this episode: "Burnt Spirit" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/