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What We Stand For

We refuse to be just another cosplay company that sells pre-made costumes because we understand the value of creating your cosplay yourself. We’ve experienced all the good and bad that comes with making a cosplay. We’ve shed tears over stupid mistakes and malfunctioning sewing machines, and shed blood because of rogue fabric shears and wayward sewing needles.

But we’ve also celebrated finding the perfect fabric in the perfect color and finishing in time for the next convention. And we’ve basked in the gratifying glory of wearing that new cosplay confident in the knowledge that it is absolute perfection. It may not be a perfect cosplay to someone else, but it is perfect to us because we made it ourselves.

We know first hand how difficult it is to get started on making a cosplay and, even after you have, how hard it is to improve your skills. We believe that anyone who wants to cosplay should be able to. That is why we aim to ensure that a lack of knowledge will never again be a reason standing in someone’s way.

We stand for cosplays that you are proud to wear because they fit you just right and are as accurate as you want them to be. We stand for tears of joy instead of tears of frustration, for pride in a job well done, and for having fun wearing a cosplay that you made yourself.

We stand for you.


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  • 3 days ago by firststopcosplay Useful Things You Might not Know About  #1 : The Beveled Clear Plastic Ruler! Some of you might already know this, and some of you might not. Have you ever considered
  • 1 week ago by firststopcosplay Tips and Tricks  #7 : Basting Stitch (Two Different Ways)! Have you ever been in a situation where you need to sew a temporary seam that’s easy to rip out when
  • 2 weeks ago by firststopcosplay Thank you for your support! We have so many new followers! Because of that, we decided to open our cosplay series survey again. We just want to know the top
  • 2 weeks ago by firststopcosplay Useful Things You Might Not Know About  #11 : Different Ironing Boards Did you know that there are different ironing boards for different things or situations? In this post, you’ll see
  • 3 weeks ago by firststopcosplay Happy Juneteenth! Today we stand with our Black American brothers and sisters to celebrate the day slaves gained independence. Happy Freedom Day! Black Lives Matter.
  • 3 weeks ago by firststopcosplay Useful Thing You Might Not Know About  #10 : Ironing a Seam Open Do you iron the seams flat while working on your sewing project? Ironing the seams open is a
  • 4 weeks ago by firststopcosplay Tools of the Trade  #1 : Sewing Machines! A sewing machine is a vital tool you’ll need for cosplay. You could always hand sew everything, but who really wants to do
  • 1 month ago by firststopcosplay Sewing Tips and Tricks  #6 : Understitching Have you ever needed to do understitching, but you weren’t sure about how to do it? Or have you ever just heard of understitching
  • 1 month ago by firststopcosplay Tools of the Trade  #2  Sewing Machine Feet, aka Presser Feet! (Reposted) Did you know there are WAY over 30 different presser feet for your sewing machine, and they all
  • 1 month ago by firststopcosplay Tools of the Trade  #5 : Sewing Machine Needles (Part 2) Have you ever looked at sewing machine needles and wondered how you would use a twin needle? (Kelly: I saw


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Do you want to know more about sewing? Check out our Instagram! We talk about different stitches, things that could make your life easier, and sewing supplies and what they do.
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Hey everyone! We have a new post on our Instagram that involves using fire! 🔥 Go check it out!
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Good morning! There's a new post on our Instagram talking about finishing a raw edge with a serger! Be sure to check it out!
Be safe, everyone!
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