FAQ

About the Group

Do you sell costumes/take costume commissions?
We do not take commissions as a group, but our member The Geeky Seamstress does. Check her website for her commission availability!

Do you take wig commissions?
We do not take wig commissions as a group, either. Our member Victoria Bane takes them, though – email her for a quote!

Will you be attending [ x ] con?
Our convention list is typically on our website or announced on our social media. If you would like for us to attend a convention near you, please be sure to suggest our group to the con! We can table, host panels, and much more! Check out our Booking Information page for details.

Can I share one of your photos on social media?
You may always use a social media platform’s included share (reblog/retweet/etc) feature to share our work, but if you’d like to repost one of our photos, please ask first!

When you do share our photo, we also ask that you please leave our credits intact. A lot of work goes into our builds, and we like to thank the people involved with appropriate credits!

Can my show/podcast/publication interview and/or feature you?
Absolutely! Please email us so we can work out the details!

Who is the leader of Cosmic Coterie?
We do not have a formal “leader” – we all work together to make our cosplays and vote on events and builds. Everyone in the group has the same importance!

Are you accepting new members?
Unfortunately we don’t “recruit” or seek new members – we’re simply a group of friends doing what we love, together!

General Cosplay Questions

Can you help me with [ x ] cosplay?
We have tutorials, videos, and blog posts on our website to help you! If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask us via email or private message on social media. We love helping, so don’t be afraid to ask if something has you stumped!

What paint do you use on your shoes?
We typically use Angelus paints. We’ve a blog post on how to use this method – check it out!

Where do you buy your fuku fabrics?
We source our fabrics from MANY sources – please check out our blog post on the topic!

Where do you buy your shoes?
Our shoes are also sourced from many places, including but not limited to: Amazon, eBay, and thrift stores. Most of our build pages have links to specific shoe and accessories we use. Be sure to check them out!

Will credit tagging annoy you?
Never! We love tags and love seeing what you create with the resources we’ve made! ❤

We also love sharing cosplays made using our tutorials and resources. Tagging us helps ensure that we see your work!

Pattern Questions

Where do I find your tutorials/patterns?
Our website! All of our tutorials are linked under the Cosplay Tutorials page. Feel free to contact us if you ever need clarification on a tutorial!

Can I use your tutorials/patterns for myself or my cosplay group?
Absolutely! All we ask is some credit as thanks 🙂 A Ko-fi donation would be super, too, especially if your group uses our resources!

We politely ask that you not use our patterns for commissions or other money-making endeavors, and we especially ask that you not repost or host them elsewhere. We can’t technically stop you, but it could mean that we make accessing our patterns more difficult or remove them completely in response to such things.

Your pattern is too big/small for me. What should I do?
This is a common issue encountered in all patterns, not just ours. We plan to create a blog post on some tips for modifying our patterns, but please feel free to play with resizing the print scale and see if that will help! We also recommend increasing the seam allowance at the center of the loops if you have a narrow chest. To save yourself some time and frustration, we highly recommend checking the printed pattern pieces against yourself and making mock-ups!

If you modify our patterns, we ask that you please still credit us! A modification isn’t the same as creating it from scratch.

Will you be making a pattern for [ x ]?
Maybe! We mostly aimed to share just our fuku knowledge when we created this website, but we’ve expanded to other patterns, blog posts, and videos since then. Sometimes we come up with an idea that we just can’t resist, so we can’t really predict what new patterns might be coming up. If you’d like to keep up with possible future releases, please subscribe and follow us on social media!