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Ep. 48 - Utah Pride Parade!

Pannon and VFire walk the Pride Parade in Utah! Happy Pride Month!! We celebrate by interviewing other cosplayers at the event and talking about how the hobby has helped others find their identities.

The parade was really fantastic! To see so many people being supportive to everyone was beautiful.

I've never seen a parade where everyone cheers the entire time so enthusiastically!! Enjoy the photos ;)

As always, thank you for listening, -the Stitch and Seam team

Ep 47 - Relationships and Cosplay

VFire and David talk relationships and cosplay. From dating to maintaining a relationship, here is our loveable and awkward advice. Thank you David for being an amazing guest and co-host while Pannon was travelling!

Happy Month of Pride!!

Here are the images from our Featred Horror Story this episode!
Emily's Fiona cosplay is fantastic. She also captured a pic of the tear in her dress. We are so happy she escaped the escalator safely!

As always, thanks for listening! -the Stitch and Seam team 

Ep. 46 - Running cosplay Contests Pt. 2: Judges

This week we talk about choosing  judges for cosplay contests as well as how to be a good judge. This can be very tricky and a difficult task, but with the right mindset and enough research you can find the right fit for your contest.

Don't forget the 50th episode is coming up fast! Send your questions and we will answer them all. Pannon might drink a little bit. VFire will be less shy. Email us at CosplayStitchAndSeam [at] or fill out the form on this website. We will answer all the questions!!!

Thanks for listening,
- The Stitch and Seam Team

Podcast First Birthday!

Wow, it has been a year already? Pannon messaged me and told me and I couldn't believe how the time had flown so quickly. I am not super great with words but I am kind of emotional writing this. The podcast and blog would not be what it is today without all our supporters and listeners. YOU make our podcast what it is and I seriously LOVE all you for it.

Don't forget, Episode 50 is coming up fast and we are still looking for questions. The big 50 is going to be a Q&A with VFire and Pannon. Send us your questions and we will answer anything on the episode. Shout outs to everyone who submits a Q. You can email us or fill out the form on this website. (CosplayStitchAndSeam [at]

We went from 0 to 100 really fast with the podcast airing in happy little May last year. Our Facebook group started the same day and it has the best people in it. It may be small but it is full of caring and supportive crafters. Everyone in there has made me so proud!

The amount of downloads…

Ep. 45 - Behind the Scenes of Nerdlesque!

Behind the scenes of burlesque and cosplay with members of FANDom Nerdlesque! This is an episode about a very different side of cosplay. We do talk stripping, but we also talk about the stage, storytelling, and putting on a fun show. This was a really cool look into a side of cosplay that is not often talked about. Also – body positivity all around!!
You can check out the FANdom Nerdlesque at the following links: 
Facebook Website Instagram

Don't forget, episode 50 is coming up fast! Send Pannon and VFire your questions about them before it's too late ;)
Thanks for listening, The Stitch and Seam Team

Ep. 44 - Running Cosplay Contests

Pannon and VFire go behind the scenes of cosplay contests and how to run them. Every contest is different so there are many complex things to take into account. They can be a lot of fun and if done right, be very rewarding for everyone involved.

Congrats to our winners of the Ogden UnCon tickets! Winners are announced at the end of the episode before the horror stories. Please contact us on our Facebook page for instructions on how to redeem your tickets.

Bonus Content - Pics from Jennifer and her Cosplay Horror Story!

Thanks for listening!
- The Stitch and Seam Team

Ep. 43 - Nihon Matsuri, A History

Nihon Matsuri is a long running Japanese Festival in Utah. Pannon and VFire talk with some of the committee members who have been helping run it and talk about the festival's history and its connection to Cosplay!

Nihon Matsuri has been around for a very long time. It's initial purpose was to show the relevance of the Japanese American culture in Salt Lake City, Utah. It has succeeded and has created many amazing memories over the years. Check out their website below and their facebook page for more information and amazing photos!

Education is key at the festival. there are many activities, shows, dances, and history on display at the festival. The festival draws in a large crowd every year from many different backgrounds and places. It is a wonderful variety of people, fun, and culture.

Kimi (Unroyalty), VFire, and Garnet Runestar were invited to the judge the festival's cosplay contest this year. It is always a gem to be a part of!

To join in the giveaway for Ogden UnCo…

Ep. 42 - Planning Cosplay Dreams

An episode in which Pannon and VFire talk about their cosplay dreams and how they are planning for them. Also some bloopers at the end as we struggle with internet connections and recording with family at home.

PS: Snails ARE cute and Pannon has a beautiful singing voice.

Share your stories with us and on the podcast at

Thanks for listening!
- The Stitch and Seam Team

No Episode This Week

There will be no episode this week but they will return next Friday! In the meantime you can help make our next episode extra amazing! We have the following topics coming up and want to know your input and questions. Join the Facebook Group or respond here on the blog by Monday, April 22 at 6:00 PM MST to have your question or comment be part of the next episode(s).
Contribute to These Topics/EpisodesOn-Site Photo Shoots - What are your questions or bits of advice for doing on-site shoot in cosplay, whether that site be a studio, park, or other fun places!

Ask the Hosts! Q&A for Episode 50! - Send us your questions and we will answer them for our 50th episode! We can't believe it so close!! (This one does not have the Monday deadline as Episode 50 is still a ways off.)

Watch for more topic Question and Comment requests soon!

Send your questions or comments to CosplayStitchAndSeam [at] or comment below. We will also have posts in the Facebook Group that you can comment…

Ep. 41 - Cosplay and Makeup!

Pannon and VFire talk about makeup and cosplay applications for it. These tips and tricks are all about what each makeup thing in a kit can be used for. A tutorial without visuals is kind of fun!

Stay tuned for a possible very bad makeup tutorial by VFire! She is figuring out how to record while doing makeup ;)

Big thank you to everyone who has sent in stories and topic suggestions!!

Thanks for listening! -the Stitch and Seam team

Ep. 40 - ECCC Live with Pannon!

Emerald City Comic Con was an amazing look at the cosplay community in the Pacific Northwest. We saw cosplays from fandoms of all types and just as much variety in the people who cosplayed them.

I interviewed the Cosplay Repair Station to find out more about how they help cosplayers and prevent thousands of horror stories each year! Make sure to thank a cosplay repair person next con!

You can find out more about their organization on the Facebook group, "Cosplay Repair Station," on Twitter, @CosplayRepair, or on Instagram, @CosplayRepairStation.

I could say more, but I'd rather let the episode and the pnw cosplay community speak for itself!

Thanks for listening,
- Pannon!

Ep. 39 - Social Media, Online, and More with Sloth Goth Cosplay

Sloth Goth Cosplay talks about social media and the internet along with fun ways to get yourself out there to network and make new friends! Feeling shy? She has some great advice!

Both photos taken by Sloth Goth. You can find her at these links:

Email your stories, topic requests, and more to VFire and Pannon at CosplayStitchAndSeam [at]

We have enjoyed the influx of stories and topic requests! Keep them coming! Tune in next Friday for fun times with Pannon at Emerald City Comic Con!

As always, thanks for listening. Y'all rock and we love ya ;)
- The Stitch and Seam Team

Ep. 38 - Hotels and Roommates

What are some of the basic rules/etiquette for hotels? Join VFire, TurtleBunnies, Unroyalty, and Garnet Runestar as they all giggle and discuss not murdering roommates and silly hotel situations!

Special thanks to Chubby Bunny Cosplay for suggestiong this week's topic!!

Thanks for listening,

the Stitch and Seam Team

Ep. 37 - Photography Part 2 Plus Photo Examples!

Here is a gallery of the photo examples mentioned in the podcast episodes. See below for links to each photographer and their social media.

Listen to part 1 here.

Pretty Prism Photography

You can find Pretty Prism Photography at: Facebook Instagram
Inoli Images
You can find Inoli Images at: Facebook

Silver Fyre Studio

You can find Silver Fyre Studio at:
Facebook Instagram 
As always, thanks for listening,

The Stitch and Seam Team

Ep. 36 - Cosplay Photography Part 1

There's more to photography than point and click! This episode features three experienced cosplay photographers who also enjoy cosplay in their spare time. Pretty Prism Photography (Miss Amanda Stars), Inoli Images (Inoli Shiba of Red Something Project), and Silver Fyre Studio (Silver Fyre Cosplay) share their knowledge on how to get the most out of your next photo shoot!

Listen to part 2 here.

Tune in next week to see some photo examples on the blog from these amazing photographers! This triple guest episode was so epic we needed two parts!

Email us your stories or content requests at CosplayStitchandSeam [at] . We always love hearing your stories and sharing them withe each new episode!

As always, Thanks for listening/reading!
- the Stitch and Seam Team

News Update!

We apologize for the delay in last weekend's episode. It will go up this Friday. Our awesome editor needed a little bit more time. We promise it will be an amazing episode! Watch for it on Friday and keep those awesome Cosplay Horror Stories coming! Episodes will resume with a normal release every Friday. Thanks for understanding our crazy schedule in the meantime.

In other news, the form on the website is down but we plan on having it back up soon! Hopefully with a more reliable form type.  Thanks for listening! - The Stitch and Seam Team

Ep. 35 - Cosplay Budgets

Cosplay can come with a hefty price tag. This week Pannon and VFire talk about budgeting so everyone can keep their wallets happy and healthy, and hopefully you too!

Special thanks to everyone who has shared the podcast and for everyone listening. We are so happy to see feedback and comments of encouragement. This podcast is really fun and we are so happy to share it with everyone.

Thanks for listening,

- The Stitch and Seam Team

Ep. 34 - Momma Sammu and Crafting Motivation!

This week's guest is Momma Sammu, aka Sam. She helps answer questions about cosplay crafting motivation and comparing yourself to other cosplayers. Finding other cosplayers who have made or are making your current project can be intimidating. Here are some tips to help make it inspiring!

Check out Momma Sammu on Twitter, Instagram and Twitch! @mommasammu

Thanks for listening! - the stitch and seam team

Ep. 33 - Cosplay Burnout, WCS, and Alpaca Ash!

This week Pannon interviews special guest Alpaca Ash with questions from listeners! Ash represented Team USA in 2015 and took third in TwitchCon's cosplay contest in 2016! She is joining us to talk about her competitions, mental health, and cosplay burnout.

Share your stories with us at CosplayStitchAndSeam [at]

Support the podcast at

Ep. 32 - Anime Los Angeles Recap

Pannon and VFire regale their adventures at Anime Los Angeles along with new tales of Cosplay Horror!

Did you attend ALA? Share your experiences with us!

Thanks for listening,
The Stitch and Seam Team

Ep. 31 - Our Favorite Cosplay Materials

What materials do like to use? Which crafting supplies help bring your favorite characters to life? This episode VFire and Pannon talk about their favorites.

Stay tuned for next week's episode where we recap Anime Los Angeles and have some new Horror Stories to share!

As always, thanks for listening,
The Stitch and Seam Team
Happy New Year!

The episode has been for a while now but here is the blog post to accompany it! What are your new year's goals? Any fun cosplans coming up? Listen to the episode for some fun inspiration and tell us yours here on the blog or in the Facebook Group!

Stay tuned for a new episode this weekend! Thanks for listening!

The Stitch and Seam Team