FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How old are you?
I'm a witch.
What's your job? What do you do?
I'm the HBIC at Vault 16 in Santa Monica, CA.
What's with the 'Fallout Mom' nickname?
It's just a silly nickname that started from a friend a few years ago and sorta caught on, I think his exact words were 'because you're always organizing the gatherings and looking out for everyone' so there ya go. I don't know why some think it's something super serious lmao ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
How long have you been cosplaying?
I've been cosplaying since 2007, and Anime Expo that year was my first con experience.
Do you make your own costumes?
Unless otherwise stated, yes. I enjoy (...HA) the entire costume construction process from planning to adding the finishing touches, but sometimes it's also nice to buy a premade costume and not worry about all of that. All of my active cosplays have construction notes, so if you're curious you read all about it.
Do you do commissions or sell costumes?
Thanks for your interest but I don't do commissions, and I no longer sell any of my old costumes.
When will you post new cosplay content?
Cosplay is purely a hobby for me, so when I feel like it. You're more than welcome to sponsor a costume if you're that starved for new cosplay content, but as long as I'm paying for my hobby it'll get done when I want it to get done.
Can you share your jumpsuit pattern?
No. I've spent the past few years perfecting my pattern and there was a lot of work put into it. I don't share any of my patterns anyway, as they're tailored to my measurements.
How can I get started with cosplay?
This is such a loaded question LOL but honestly doing Google searches is going to be your best bet, there are SO many great tutorials and cosplay books these days, not to mention a better, and wider selection of materials to work with! Getting into the hobby is much easier than when I first started, you just have to take the plunge and go for it, and if you don't feel comfortable making your own cosplays? eBay, AliExpress, and Taobao have you covered for pre-made costumes, just make sure to do your research!
Can you do a tutorial for 'xyz' thing?
Maybe! But I won't make any promises, there's so much I want to do but making tutorials is sooo consuming with little to no pay off.
Do you have a P.O. Box?
Yes! E-mail me for info :) and you don't have to send me anything fancy, I'd be more than happy to receive letters and postcards!
Do you have a store/shop where you sell your crafts?
I used to but not anymore, I stopped for a lot of reasons. Everything and anything I make now is purely for personal use only, I'm not open to sale or commissions. Thanks for your interest though!
Do you sell cosplay prints?
No. I'm not interested plus there isn't enough demand for it IMHO.
Do you have a Patreon?
No. I'm not interested for a variety of reasons, I've also never expressed ANY interest in making one so stop asking.
Do you work for (insert company name here)?
I don't work for anyone lmao, or any company for that matter, it's honestly really weird that people don't wanna believe me and say that there's no way I'm 'doing all of this for ~*~free~*~'! I've always been up front about what's been sent to me which has been an ITTY BITTY amount in my collection, as I'm pretty adamant about buying everything else myself. I really don't know what else to tell you people sometimes lmao
How do you afford all of this?
Read my response to the 'What's your job?' question, and yes I'm VERY serious about that response. Have a nice day!
Can you send me stuff you don't want anymore?
I'd rather throw it in the trash.ヾ(･ω･｡)ｼ Who the hell do you think you are to ask me something like that. Piss off. This is rude as hell and don't even come at me with the 'it never hurts to ask' because that's a bullshit response and you know it.
Can you post more of 'x' type content? I don't like it when you post other types of content.
You're not paying me to post content, so you get zero say in what I want to post to my social media. I've had people get mad at me for this, and yknow what? I don't care. I don't owe you anything, unfollow me if it bugs you that much.
Check your DM
LOL Nope. If you do this I won't check it, you can send me an e-mail if it's so important.
Can I ask you a question?
You just did. Seriously though, don't do this. I get you want to be polite but it makes me EXTREMELY ANXIOUS when people do this, so just get right into it and ask your question. I will generally answer as long as it's nothing inappropriate or something that can already be answered by reading my post descriptions.