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New Blog Features: How They Made

Good morning!... or evening, or day! There have been a few changes in the blog. The "How They Made..." section will be up and running this month. This new section to the blog will be featuring how a cosplayer made a certain part of a cosplay or the entire cosplay, depending on what they would like to share. This section is not necessarily a tutorial section, but rather a place to see what materials and techniques a cosplayer used to create their work.

"How They Made..." will start with February's Cosplayer Feature, which should be up by the end of this week. I apologize for the delay but a certain blogger got a full time job. It is amazing how much time 40 hours really is. The Cosplay Feature will be up by the end of the week and the accompanying "How They Made..." will follow up the next week.

Other new blog features include a tutorial section, an events page, and an updated links page. The tutorials will be going live in a few months as pictures and data are gathered for them. The events page shows events and their information along with what I will be doing at said event, if anyone is interested. Lastly, the "Links" page was updated... with every pun intended.

Future updates include: A new "About" page... that is about it. I am keeping my hands pretty full with the "How They Made..." and "Tutorials" pages for now. If anyone has feedback for the blog, please comment or contact me via the means on the links page. I would love to know your opinion on my blog and what I could do to improve.

In other news, Fannatiku is coming up on the events list and once again I am asking, "Why do I only give myself a month to finish my cosplays?!"

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