Anonymous said: Do you have any tips for wearing heels at a con (esp when your day is really busy)? I recently cosplayed a character with three inch go-go boots, and used gel-heel inserts, but by the time I got out of the costume the balls of my feet felt like death (the gel inserts couldnt fit in the toe of the shoe). I love the costume, but wearing it for more than a couple hours is a pain :/
Heels are always going to be a pain, even with all the tips I’m about to give you. Keep in mind that they just aren’t great for your feet, especially over long periods of time. So no matter what, once the day is through your feet will always hurt.
-Wear your heels a lot before the con. DO IT. Wear around the house, wear them to and from the mail. Wear them up some stairs. Wear them a lot and for longer periods each time. TRAIN your feet and break the shoes in. You’ll at least get used to walking in them, and you can pinpoint the areas that cause blisters or pinching.
-Use band-aids or adhesive craft foam to cover the areas inside the shoe that pinch you or cause blisters.
-Gel insoles! (If they dont fit, cut em.) ALSO FOOT PETALS. So awesome.
-If your feet hurt during the con. Sit down. Sit for awhile or roll your ankle around. BUT NEVER. NEVER take your shoes off if you intend to keep wearing them. As soon as the shoes are off your feet will swell. And swollen feet are bigger than regular feet — so they are gonna hurt EVEN WORSE once they go back in the shoe. Resist the temptation.
-Cut your day in half. When I know that I’m wearing a costume with a six inch heel, I plan accordingly. I show up the the con late if possible, and leave early. Get your fill of showing off the costume, take some pictures. And then change. It’s okay to call it quits and change, you may be disappointed in not wearing it for longer or missing out in seeing people or getting more photos — but its not worth the pain you may feel the day after.
-Treat your feet! Especially if you need to wear heels in tomorrow’s cosplay too!! Once you get back home/or to your hotel, soak your feet in the bath with warm water first, then cold water. The warm water will relax your muscles. And the cold water after will constrain them and get them ready for the same pain again tomorrow.
Misc cosplays that were cute, fun, impressively made and all manner else ^~^
Ishimaru is ziggytheartninja
Naegi is deadlysights
Yukiko and Brook (with guitar) is theknittedzombie
If any of these are you, let me know and I will link back to you!~
I think I have a card for one of you but I can’t remember where I put it :x
So in the mean time, let me know if one of these swimmers is you!
These two get their own post because they were so cute and Fuuko gave me a little wooden starfish ;u;
Nagisa is ??
Fuuko is ??
Let me know if one of these precious people is you!
My cosplay for AX day 1: Biker gang Roll
This design was heavily inspired by her design in Megaman 8 and music from The Protomen. The jacket is even signed by the band ^o^
Perks of being a tiny person: people like picking you up for pictures
Downfalls of being a tiny person: when swim boyfriends proclaim “SHE’S NOT LONG ENOUGH” ;~;
Haru is ??
Rei is ??
Rin is ??
Makoto is ??
Thor is ??
Cap is ??
Loki is ??
Please let me know if you are one of these wonderful people so I may link back to you!
Vash will always have a special place in my heart 🍩
First picture is ??
Lady Vash is ??
Love Vash is ??
+ Vash is ??
Peace Vash is ??
Fourth picture is ??
Fifth picture is ??
If one of these gunslingers is you, let me know so I can link to you!
Some awesome, more obscure LoZ cosplays
Mrs. Marie is ??
Postman is ??
Medli is ??
Toon Link is ??
Recon corps Link is ??
Please let me know if one of these talents is you!~
"Do you want us to take off our shirts?"
Rin is ??
Haru is ??
Let me know if one of these lovely people is you~
First and most importantly of course, Harvest Moon cosplays at this years AX! We are few, but our cosplay game is strong!!!
Jamie is asa-turney
Tina is ??
Rachel is ??
Let me know if one of these cutie patooties is you~