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Hey everyone! I managed to not update my journal for over a year, and honestly that's *probably* not the best idea. BUT, we can all agree that 2017 was kinda rough.

While I have been posting a lot less here, I've been posting over on my Instagrams, Twitters, Facebooks and otherwise a lot more. Mostly because I can only use so many social media websites at the same time!

I still have my cosplay book up and available for sale, but I also re-opened my ETSY shop! So while you look around here, here's where else I can also be found!
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EPIC COSPLAY COSTUMES: A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO MAKING AND SEWING YOUR OWN COSTUME DESIGNS
Cosplay-Book-Cover-Web by Karmada
It's currently available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com:

www.amazon.com/Epic-Cosplay-Co…
www.barnesandnoble.com/w/epic-…

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Where else can I be found?


Facebook: facebook.com/karmadaarts

Instagram: instagram.com/karmada_arts

Twitter: twitter.com/karmada_arts

Tumblr: karmada.tumblr.com

Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/karmadaarts

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PATREON!


I started up a patreon, and there's some fun goodies that'll be available to patrons through there. Such as viewing nicer versions of sketches, and a monthly pdf of sketches! Check it out!

Become a Patron!
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Welp, Inktober ended up being a massive FAIL for me this year - my October schedule ended up CRUSHING me to pieces. So here's to getting some of those picture ideas done this month, eh?

In the meanwhile, I'll be attending Youmacon at the start of November, presenting a handful of various panels. Some on gaming, some on Cosplay, and two on Sunday on Drawing. COME JOIN ME!

*returns to finishing up cosplay for the weekend*
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Cosplay-Book-Cover-Web by Karmada

The Epic Cosplay Book is Out! It's currently available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com:

www.amazon.com/Epic-Cosplay-Co…
www.barnesandnoble.com/w/epic-…
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Inktober is quickly approaching (seriously, where did September go??!?!), and I of course plan on participating! We'll see how many pictures I end up doing this year. Let's hit a new high score, eh?

~karmada

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Cosplay-Book-Cover-Web by Karmada

The Epic Cosplay Book is Out! It's currently available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com:

www.amazon.com/Epic-Cosplay-Co…
www.barnesandnoble.com/w/epic-…
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THE TIME HAS COME. Remember that thing I was telling you that I couldn't tell you about? WELL I can tell you about it now! If you've seen my other social media sites, this posting will come as no surprise.

I wrote a book!

And not just any book, a book about cosplay!

Cosplay-Book-Cover-Web by Karmada

Preorders are currently on Amazon:
www.amazon.com/Epic-Cosplay-Co…

It's also set to come out officially in September - coming to a store shelf near you!

This book is designed with the beginner cosplayer in mind, but can be also helpful to more veteran cosplayers as well!

Topics Include:
  • What is Cosplay?
  • Breaking Down a Costume (how to make it into manageable parts)
  • Cosplay Supplies
  • Sewing Techniques/Toolbox (how to do stuff like add ruffles, turn corners, etc)
  • Many tutorials on various types of costume pieces (ranging from simple bowties to armor pieces & props)
  • Wig Tips & Care
  • Surviving a Convention in Cosplay (what can you do at conventions? What are they?)

I'm so happy I'm able to announce this to you all finally! I've been working away at it for the past year and a half - I not only wrote the entire thing (As much as they'd let me, in fact, I wrote so much we had a hard time making sure it'd all fit in the page requirements), I also created all the garments used in the sample photos, along with all the interior illustrations (which include both my marker work and all the how-to diagrams that I vectored up!). I've been a busy one-person-powerhouse of art here! :)

I love cosplay, and I know for a lot of people wanting to start it feels really scary or daunting. WELL, I'm here to show you it's not as scary as you think. All projects are designed for the reader to take the pieces and customize them to what they need for a costume - SO GET CREATIVE! Become a Hero (or Villain) today!

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If you'd like to check OUT my other social media sites, you can go here:
Karmada Cosplay
Crash Bang Labs: FB
Crash Bang Labs: The blog
Tumblr
Twitter
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Greetings! It's been a while, but I've been busy working on some things, and it's been kind of crazy around here lately. I figured I'd at least update with a few things here:

Next Upcoming Conventions (May)
Next couple of conventions are Anime Park (may 7), and Anime Central (May 20-22), so I'm prepping for those. I'll be vending at AP, but I'll have a lot of my stuff marked down on sale as I'm re-calibrating the booth this year! While I may not sell these prints after they're gone, I still want them to go to good homes :) So if you're in the local area of Anime Park (canton mi) stop by for some good deals!

Big Project
I'm still in the process of that, and unfortunately can't tell y'all much about it. But don't worry! Once I've got clearance you'll know alllllll about it! (It's at least nearing the ending stages so yay!)

New Comic
I'm working out a new comic right now, and it seems to be headed well under way. It's gonna be a sci fi story, with humor, drama, etc (what else would you expect from me, right?). There's been a few sketches up here of characters that'll be in it, but once I have it up and ready to be posted you'll know!

That's all for me for now, unfortunately mostly just a "I have a bunch of stuff en route, I just can't show them now" kind of post, but you get those occasionally. :)
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