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Ep. 81 - Recycle Cosplay

What do you do with old cosplays? Have you tried using recycled materials in your costumes before? Do you know where to recycle your scraps? This episode talks all about some fun ways to reuse old costumes and keep our planet clean and healthy! Recycling Information Utah Recycling Info Earth 911 and Clothing Recycle Recycling Plastics, foam, and more info! Thanks for listening and choosing to be green! - the Stitch and Seam Team

Ep. 80 - Gijinka and Mash Up Cosplays

This week amazing crafter, designer, and listener, XAngel Cosplay, joins us to talk about creating your very own designs!  Cosplay is more than just recreating your favorite character. It can be about creating your own designs, tributes, and even mashing together two favorite fandoms! You can be creative and try to make designs that appeal to you! XAngel's designs are her own and are a way for her to express her creativity as well as love for various characters and fandoms. You can find XAngel Designs at the following links: Facebook Instagram    As always, thanks for listening! - the Stitch and Seam Team

Cosplay Chronicles - Catch up for today's stream!

Today at noon MST our daring adventurers will be putting their latest plan into action! The masterful Dungeon Master, David, has some tricks up his sleeve and plots of his own. What will happen next?! As a patreon supporter, you can even influence our adventure with prompts from David! Catch up on previous episodes before joining us on Patreon to see the live stream! Episode 6 is today. For those not on Patreon, have no fear, the audio only episode will air live next month!

Ep. 77 - 79 Catch Up Blog Posts Part 2!!!

Ready for another onset of blog pics and episodes? Here it goes!!! Ep. 77 - Mini Projects to Craft If you are feeling the quarantine blues, you can try some small crafts to make. Remember, it is okay to not work on anything, but if you feel up to it, here are some small projects we are working on! Youtube/Twitch Stream! During this time we had some fun by doing a relaxing stream with yoga, facials, and sharing fun stories. Ep. 78 - Let's Celebrate Pride! All the stitchers, seamers, and all those beautiful in-betweeners made this episode a reality! This submission based episode is to celebrate pride even though we cannot do a real parade. Ep. 79 - Birthday Madness! The whole team has birthdays in the same month, so we decided to talk about nerdy themed parties!

Episodes 73 - 76!! Catch up blog post!! Part 1!

 Time to get these posts caught up to the podcast! - cracks knuckles - here goes something! this first grouping covers a lot waxing strong about conventions and good memories!! Episode 73 - Cosplayers in the Time of Corona This episode aired back when quarantine was in full swing here in the states and we really had no idea what the rest of this year had in store. I feel the overall message is still the same: "It is okay to feel the way you feel. Take your time; you are not obligated to be creating during this time." Episode 74 - Making Friends at Conventions As we wax fondly over conventions, we had a listener question come in about how to make friends at these big events. What are your thoughts on this? Episode 75 - Convention Traditions We miss conventions a lot! We share listener and personal traditions that have become near and dear to us over the years. What are your favorite convention traditions? Episode 76 - How to Play the Ribbon Game Rennagade Cosplay joins us t

Patreon Announcement!

Check out the first episode of our Patreon exclusive Dungeons and Dragons Cosplay Adventures! David, as the masterful Dungeon Master, takes VFire and Pannon on a magical journey alongside our guests, Crepuscular Cosplay, as they navigate a magical convention scene and dangerous cosplay contest! The full video and live events will be available through our Patreon each month. the audio will be released a month later. Join us, heckle us, and be a part of this crazy adventure while supporting the podcast. Every patron gets a shout out on our episodes as well to say thank you, because you totally rock! Remember, we love ya! Be the positive change you want to see in our community. As always, send us your cosplay stories to us at CosplayStitchAndSeam [at] gmail.com or join our Facebook group for WIP Wednesdays and more! Keep it cool! - The Stitch and Seam Team

Ep 72 - 2020 Autorama: Our Passions

This episode VFire joins her father at the 2020 Autorama. Despite having very different hobbies, VFire and her dad share the same amount of passion for their work. If you cannot tell, her dad really loves cars (I mean, she is named Mercedes XD) Glenn and his Street Freak! Every car enthusiast puts a lot of heart, time, and even money into their car. There is a an artist touch to each one. A personal touch that is something that helps the owner express themselves and what they love in life. Glenn's artwork of his car, hand drawn, and the magazine the original Street Freak was featured on. The car world also has charity groups! One of them is Cars4kids! They do events such as Limitless and raise money for groups like Make a Wish. c4kdrive.org Kenner and his incredibly unique Thunderbird that he takes great care of! And its a bit of a celebrity! Salty Motor Works is a wrap company that does a variety of cosmetic stuff for cars and make them look sexy!

Ep. 71 - Celebrating Cosplayers of Color

Prince Camui (left) and Black Betty Cosplay (right) Betty's photo by Grace S. This week's guests talk about the importance of representation and being the best we all can be!  Here are some links so you can follow these two cosplayers if you want to see more awesome projects by them! Prince Camui Twitter Facebook Instagram Black Betty Twitter Facebook Instagram Share with us your favorite cosplayers of color in the Facebook Group!  - The Stitch and Seam Team

Ep. 70 - Embroidery Techniques: Blog Part 1 - Basic Tools

Finally, the visuals to accompany this episode on embroidery terms and techniques! This episode covers some general terms that can get you started on embroidery. The blog posts for this episode will have more than part. This is Part One: Basic Tools. VFire as Link Photo by Jeremy Hall This method of adding details to your costume can be very time consuming, but therapeutic at the same time. During this time of social distancing and many hours spent at home... maybe this is the time to try something new and dig into the world of embroidery! Basic Tools Here are some basic tools to start with. Part Two of the blog posts will cover some of the basic stitches later this week. Embroidery Needles : These come in all shapes and sizes. Ask your local craft store for which ones work best. I use sharp needles for thick fabric and dull needles for fabric that has decent texture/holes already in the weave. You can also buy a kit with a variety you can experiment with. Floss:  

Ep. 68 and 69 - Cosplay, Gender, and Everything in Between!

Cosplay, Gender, and Everything in Between! Part 1 and 2 of this topic invites guests of many backgrounds to talk about gender and cosplay. Since cosplay allows for you to be whoever you want to be, it is a great way to explore gender and meet others of a similar mindset. Thanks for listening, - The Stitch and Seam Team

Ep. 65 - 2020 New Year, New Resolve

This year, let's resolve the be the changes we want to be in our community. Be the positive influence! Be the best example of a cosplayer! Be the best you that you can be! .... Also less con crunch >.> We also had our livestream of us making nerdy gingerbread houses. Check it out in the video! As always, we love our listeners! Looking forward to another year with you!  - The Stitch and Seam Team

Anime Banzai Episodes 61 - 64 and 66 - 67!!

Anime Banzai was full of shenanigans and so many great cosplays. Each of us on the team were able to interview and talk with many different cosplayers. Here are the episodes form that most epic of weekends at our near and dear anime convention. VFire and her partner BTyrant Cosplay at the Cosplay Green Room with fellow competitors Pannon Talks with her fellow judges from the Cosplay Contest and discusses their points of view from behind the judging table! Pannon getting all the selfies Our live show was a big hit, with audience members participating and all of our nerdy joy comes out as we discuss Anime! David debuted his latest cosplay! Pannon and David play Dread with a group of friends! Their shrieks of terror and the tumbling of jenga blocks are music to ones ears yes? May Chad live long! This episode is quite long but it is quite a laugh. VFire moderates her "Create the Impossible" Panel with guests. How will you achieve your impossible d

Episode 59 - Cosplay tips for Halloween

"I have nothing to wear?" "Is this too much for Halloween?" If these quotes sound like you, then this episode has some advice to help you answer these questions. Happy Halloween! How do you make Halloween work for your cosplays? Here are some helpful tips to have a fun filled Halloween and how not to get caught up in quality of cosplays on this most epic of nights. You can also check out spooky live stream "Screamsgiving" in the videos here. (Language Warning!) Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Thanks for listening, - The Stitch and Seam Team

NDK 2019 Episodes 57,58, and 60

Hello Stitchers, Seamers, and all the in-betweeners! Here is the blog post for the rest of the NDK episodes. Pannon and VFire are ready to man the table o' goods! First up we have the body positivity panel. The theme of this one is to spread positivity to everyone around you! The stories shared in this panel are some that should be taken to heart. Pannon excited about Link in her body positive cosplay of Link. This episode is best watched alongside this YouTube video of the cosplay contest. Special thanks to Anime Root for shooting this great video of the event! And finally! Our cosplayer interviews! I am in love with this cosplay!!! SAMUSSSSS As always, thanks for listening! - the Stitch and Seam Team