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Join LVC for our adventures at Anime St. Louis. We'll chat about the cosplay contest, returning to the stage, Jake from State Farm, and a photoshoot in a Japanese Garden.Special Mentions: Team Sweden ICL 2022: https://www.instagram.com/nehrylka_cosplay/   https://www.instagram.com/nijiko_cosplay/ https://www.instagram.com/chiisana_cosplay/Judges:https://www.instagram.com/ex_shadow/https://www.instagram.com/malinda_chan/https://www.instagram.com/akakioga/Emcee: https://www.instagram.com/yayahan/Best In Show: https://www.instagram.com/forging.smores/Best Masters: UsBest Journeyman: https://www.instagram.com/tannith_art/Best Novice:  https://www.instagram.com/8_bit_dog_cosplay/Judges Choice:https://www.instagram.com/itchy8itchyspider/https://www.instagram.com/mustbedeadcosplay/Other Mentions:https://www.instagram.com/oddly.cosplay/https://www.instagram.com/daimon_cerberus/https://www.instagram.com/eliotcos/https://www.instagram.com/bittybugcos/https://www.instagram.com/kiramekimagic/Photographer: https://www.instagram.com/jessicaweissphotography/
Ep57:R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Ep57:R-E-S-P-E-C-T

2022-04-2455:53

Join LVC for a reflection on our experiences working for conventions both the good and the difficult. We’ll discuss the guest hierarchy, why conventions may treat artists poorly, what “exposure” really means, and what conventions can do to show their talent a little respect. Because in the end, that’s all we’re asking.Thank you to all the wonderful conventions and events we have worked with who showed us kindness, respect, and welcomed us. We've been blessed to have some truly wonderful experiences. Thank you for helping us bring our content to con-goers.Go to our social media to take the "quiz" mentioned in the episode! https://www.instagram.com/podcastscs/https://www.instagram.com/laviecosplay/https://linktr.ee/podcastscs for additional listening platformsProduced by LVC Productions. You can find us on facebook, instragram, twitter, and vero at La Vie Cosplay. Our podcast instagram is podcastscs. Our website is laviecosplay.com. Have a fun, crazy con or cosplay related story? Absurd cosplay question? Or just something in general to share with us? Email us at podcastscs@gmail.com or DM us at podcastscs. If you like what you heard please rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening and remember; just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
Join LVC as we look into the science behind why people cheat, particularly at cosplay contests. We’ll cover the why, the how, and the motivation involved in this behavior. We’ll also tell you some pretty funny stories of people cheating in contests.  ttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/08/why-winners-become-cheaters/https://www.pnas.org/content/113/7/1754https://www.researchgate.net/publication/256046104_Ethical_Blindnesshttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/43073025_Incentives_and_Opportunism_From_the_Carrot_to_the_Stick/link/00b4952ea6449aceb5000000/downloadhttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-psychology-of-winning-and-losing/https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-grim-truth-behind-the-winner-effect-1487946430https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/personality-disorders/the-psychology-behind-sense-of-entitlement/https://www.instagram.com/podcastscs/https://www.instagram.com/laviecosplay/https://linktr.ee/podcastscs for additional listening platformsProduced by LVC Productions. You can find us on facebook, instragram, twitter, and vero at La Vie Cosplay. Our podcast instagram is podcastscs. Our website is laviecosplay.com. Have a fun, crazy con or cosplay related story? Absurd cosplay question? Or just something in general to share with us? Email us at podcastscs@gmail.com or DM us at podcastscs. If you like what you heard please rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening and remember; just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
The continuation of our discussion about points in cosplay contests complete with the concept of “extra” points, what people have done in the name of extra points, and some tips on competing. Join LVC and special guest Ginoza Costuming as we chat about “points” and what that really means to judges and to contestants.Ginoza Costuming https://www.instagram.com/ginozacostuming/https://www.instagram.com/podcastscs/https://www.instagram.com/laviecosplay/https://linktr.ee/podcastscs for additional listening platformsProduced by LVC Productions. You can find us on facebook, instragram, twitter, and vero at La Vie Cosplay. Our podcast instagram is podcastscs. Our website is laviecosplay.com. Have a fun, crazy con or cosplay related story? Absurd cosplay question? Or just something in general to share with us? Email us at podcastscs@gmail.com or DM us at podcastscs. If you like what you heard please rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening and remember; just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
There is always talk about how to get “ points” in a cosplay contest, especially “extra” points. But what does that really mean? Do these mythical “extra points” even exist? Do points even exist in every cosplay contest? Join LVC and special guest Ginoza Costuming as we chat about “points” and what that really means to judges and to contestants.Ginoza Costuming: https://www.instagram.com/ginozacostuming/https://www.instagram.com/podcastscs/https://www.instagram.com/laviecosplay/https://linktr.ee/podcastscs for additional listening platformsProduced by LVC Productions. You can find us on facebook, instragram, twitter, and vero at La Vie Cosplay. Our podcast instagram is podcastscs. Our website is laviecosplay.com. Have a fun, crazy con or cosplay related story? Absurd cosplay question? Or just something in general to share with us? Email us at podcastscs@gmail.com or DM us at podcastscs. If you like what you heard please rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening and remember; just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
Ep53: Anime Milwaukee

Ep53: Anime Milwaukee

2022-02-2701:07:27

Join LVC for the first episode of season 3! We'll take you through a journey both on site and virtually of our first judging appointment since covid at Anime Milwaukee. Hear about Elle's worst fear realized, a half virtual live show, and the hidden aspects of being a judge.  We also talk about what we look for in a WIP book, more tips in the judging room, our love for the novices, and more.See below for everyone mentioned in this episode:Starfall Cosplay (coordinator) https://www.instagram.com/starfall.cos/Best In Show - Nina London https://www.instagram.com/nina_london_cosplay/Best Masters Laughing Rat https://www.instagram.com/laughing_rat/2nd Place Masters Thats Nice Deer https://www.instagram.com/thatsnicedeer/3rd Place Masters Facade Costuming https://www.instagram.com/facadecostuming/1st Place Journeyman: NoGirlfriendDueToCosplay https://www.instagram.com/nogirlfriendduetocosplay/2nd Place Journeyman https://www.instagram.com/steam_punkery/3rd place Journeyman Voueyy https://www.instagram.com/voueyy/1st Place Novice: Ritzy https://www.instagram.com/sharpcosplays/2nd Place Novice Galactic Elephant Live https://www.facebook.com/GalacticElephantLive3rd Place Novice Elizabeth https://www.instagram.com/cos_creation_studio/1st Place Performance Otaqueens https://www.instagram.com/theotaqueens/2nd Place Performance 2Gerv https://www.instagram.com/2gerv/3rd Place Performance Larire Cosplay https://www.instagram.com/larirecosplay/Judges Choice:Elle's JC Material Girl, Elysian https://www.instagram.com/modelysian/Ash JC If It Can Go Wrong to Fraga https://www.instagram.com/fragaushiromiya/Papa Bear Cosplay JC to Randy https://www.instagram.com/thelegendof_randy/Nipah JC Cinema Ready to https://www.instagram.com/heliophelian/Phil Mizuno JC to Not Your Average Nerd https://www.instagram.com/notyouraveragenerdcosplay/ AK wirru JC Repeat Till Cry to Spacey https://www.instagram.com/spaceydes/https://www.instagram.com/podcastscs/https://www.instagram.com/laviecosplay/https://linktr.ee/podcastscs for additional listening platforms
Ep52: End of Season 2

Ep52: End of Season 2

2022-01-0940:03

Join LVC for the end of season 2. We'll chat about future plans for the podcast, announce our next convention appearance at Anime Milwaukee, and reveal our new ICL competition costumes.https://www.instagram.com/podcastscs/https://www.instagram.com/laviecosplay/https://linktr.ee/podcastscs for additional listening platformsProduced by LVC Productions. You can find us on facebook, instragram, twitter, and vero at La Vie Cosplay. Our podcast instagram is podcastscs. Our website is laviecosplay.com. Have a fun, crazy con or cosplay related story? Absurd cosplay question? Or just something in general to share with us? Email us at podcastscs@gmail.com or DM us at podcastscs. If you like what you heard please rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening and remember; just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
Ep51: C2E2 2021

Ep51: C2E2 2021

2021-12-2601:06:49

Join LVC for a trip through C2E2 2021. We'll cover events such as the SheProp meet up and panels, the cosplay contest, and of course our Live Show. Join us for the tale of how we found Phil, doing a podcast photoshoot, and returning to conventions.So many mentions this episode:Casey Renae Cosplay https://www.instagram.com/caseyreneecosplay/Paisley and Glue https://www.instagram.com/paisleyandglue/SheProp https://www.instagram.com/sheprop/Ginoza Costuming https://www.instagram.com/ginozacostuming/YupKat Cosplay https://www.instagram.com/yupkat/Bodoni Italic https://www.instagram.com/bodoni_italic/ShiieldmaidenCosplay https://www.instagram.com/shiieldmaidencosplay/MakerFishMeal https://www.instagram.com/makerfishmeal/Full Metal Fairie https://www.instagram.com/fullmetalfaerie/Oddly Cosplay https://www.instagram.com/oddly.cosplay/Airbubbles Cosplay https://www.instagram.com/airbubblescosplay/Mpoppins Cosplay https://www.instagram.com/mpoppins_cosplay/Cosplay and Cocktails https://www.instagram.com/cosplayandcocktailspod/Victoria Meachum https://www.instagram.com/vmeachum/Brad Biddle https://www.instagram.com/bmbids/Perlertricks https://www.instagram.com/perlertricks/April Gloria https://www.instagram.com/_aprilgloria/Shuerice https://www.instagram.com/shureice/HDC Fabrication https://www.instagram.com/hdcfabrication/AbbyCat Cosplay https://www.instagram.com/abbycatcosplay/https://www.instagram.com/podcastscs/https://www.instagram.com/laviecosplay/https://linktr.ee/podcastscs for additional listening platformsProduced by LVC Productions. You can find us on facebook, instragram, twitter, and vero at La Vie Cosplay. Our podcast instagram is podcastscs. Our website is laviecosplay.com. Have a fun, crazy con or cosplay related story? Absurd cosplay question? Or just something in general to share with us? Email us at podcastscs@gmail.com or DM us at podcastscs. If you like what you heard please rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening and remember; just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
Ep50: Con-fessions

Ep50: Con-fessions

2021-12-1253:45

Join LVC as we take you down a reckless road of confessions both from us and from our listeners. Find out the real story behind our ICL Youmacon con-crunch of 2019. https://www.instagram.com/podcastscs/https://www.instagram.com/laviecosplay/https://linktr.ee/podcastscs for additional listening platformsProduced by LVC Productions. You can find us on facebook, instragram, twitter, and vero at La Vie Cosplay. Our podcast instagram is podcastscs. Our website is laviecosplay.com. Have a fun, crazy con or cosplay related story? Absurd cosplay question? Or just something in general to share with us? Email us at podcastscs@gmail.com or DM us at podcastscs. If you like what you heard please rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening and remember; just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
Ep49: Born To Make History

Ep49: Born To Make History

2021-11-2801:05:51

Join La Vie Cosplay with special guest Laughing Rat cosplay as we discuss the history of cosplay. Find out when and where cosplay started, how it evolved, and what the future may hold for our beloved hobby.Laughing Rat Cosplay: https://www.instagram.com/laughing_rat/https://www.instagram.com/podcastscs/https://www.instagram.com/laviecosplay/https://linktr.ee/podcastscs for additional listening platformsProduced by LVC Productions. You can find us on facebook, instragram, twitter, and vero at La Vie Cosplay. Our podcast instagram is podcastscs. Our website is laviecosplay.com. Have a fun, crazy con or cosplay related story? Absurd cosplay question? Or just something in general to share with us? Email us at podcastscs@gmail.com or DM us at podcastscs. If you like what you heard please rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening and remember; just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
Ep48: Anime Fusion

Ep48: Anime Fusion

2021-11-1451:41

Join LVC on their first convention back since February of 2020! Hear about our return to photoshoots, judging, and the return of the live show. Song, Mini Phil, and ships.  Lots of fun at Anime Fusion!Many special mentions in this episode:https://www.instagram.com/dewfeathers/https://www.instagram.com/blusodipop/https://www.instagram.com/sartorialjutsucosplay/https://www.instagram.com/nekoyashacosplay/https://www.instagram.com/kookycosplay/https://www.instagram.com/bbdesigncosplay/https://www.instagram.com/princewelcomematt/https://www.instagram.com/goff_cosplay/https://www.instagram.com/wigwigcosplay/https://www.instagram.com/abbythesmallfry/https://www.instagram.com/hardlyplastic/https://www.instagram.com/hoshi.rosethorn_cosplay/https://www.instagram.com/animefusioncon/https://www.instagram.com/podcastscs/https://www.instagram.com/laviecosplay/https://linktr.ee/podcastscs for additional listening platformsProduced by LVC Productions. You can find us on facebook, instragram, twitter, and vero at La Vie Cosplay. Our podcast instagram is podcastscs. Our website is laviecosplay.com. Have a fun, crazy con or cosplay related story? Absurd cosplay question? Or just something in general to share with us? Email us at podcastscs@gmail.com or DM us at podcastscs. If you like what you heard please rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening and remember; just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
Ep47:Extra Hour

Ep47:Extra Hour

2021-10-3151:42

This is our Halloween 2021 episode! Join LVC for a tale of terror and mystery around one of the most imfamous conventions ever to grace the United States. This event was the definition of "If It Can Go Wrong, It Will Go Wrong".  Unpaid bills, donations, Welcome to Nightvale....and a ball pit.References below.https://www.instagram.com/podcastscs/https://www.instagram.com/laviecosplay/https://linktr.ee/podcastscs for additional listening platformsProduced by LVC Productions. You can find us on facebook, instragram, twitter, and vero at La Vie Cosplay. Our podcast instagram is podcastscs. Our website is laviecosplay.com. Have a fun, crazy con or cosplay related story? Absurd cosplay question? Or just something in general to share with us? Email us at podcastscs@gmail.com or DM us at podcastscs. If you like what you heard please rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening and remember; just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DashConhttps://www.theverge.com/2014/7/15/5901679/disastercon-how-a-tumblr-fan-conventions-big-dreamhttps://fanlore.org/wiki/DashConhttps://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/articles/dashconhttps://www.dailydot.com/parsec/dash-con-controversy-tumblr/https://jezebel.com/the-tumblr-user-convention-dashcon-was-a-beautiful-hil-1604571770https://www.escapistmagazine.com/tumblr-convention-disaster-dashcon-gives-official-statement/https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/inno/stories/news/2014/07/17/the-dashcon-disaster-how-a-tumblr-convention-in.htmlDashCon (archive.org)DashCon was created by a 15-year-old girl - by Ryan Broderick - Garbage DayAnimeSecrets.org | Dashcon 2014: Interview with Organizers
Ep46:Practice Makes Perfect

Ep46:Practice Makes Perfect

2021-10-1001:00:34

To mock up or not to mock up, that is the question. Join LVC for the plus points of creating a mock up for your next project.Special appearance by our Executive Producer who very much wanted to be involved for this entire episode. https://www.instagram.com/podcastscs/https://www.instagram.com/laviecosplay/https://linktr.ee/podcastscs for additional listening platformsProduced by LVC Productions. You can find us on facebook, instragram, twitter, and vero at La Vie Cosplay. Our podcast instagram is podcastscs. Our website is laviecosplay.com. Have a fun, crazy con or cosplay related story? Absurd cosplay question? Or just something in general to share with us? Email us at podcastscs@gmail.com or DM us at podcastscs. If you like what you heard please rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening and remember; just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
Join LVC for a follow up on some of our past mental health episodes, updates on ICL, guesting advice, discussions about the neurodivergent habit of “junebugging” and more self care.https://www.instagram.com/podcastscs/https://www.instagram.com/laviecosplay/https://linktr.ee/podcastscs for additional listening platformsProduced by LVC Productions. You can find us on facebook, instragram, twitter, and vero at La Vie Cosplay. Our podcast instagram is podcastscs. Our website is laviecosplay.com. Have a fun, crazy con or cosplay related story? Absurd cosplay question? Or just something in general to share with us? Email us at podcastscs@gmail.com or DM us at podcastscs. If you like what you heard please rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening and remember; just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
Party planning mishaps, offensive cosplay, a “stolen” D&D character, incoming international competitions and covid convention requirements. This and more on con news tonight!Special Mentions:3 youtube voice actor bros talking about anything. We're happy to con mom you Connor https://trashtaste.com/https://www.instagram.com/brown.suga.outlaw/https://www.instagram.com/ultimatecosplaychampionship/https://www.instagram.com/worldcosplaysummit/https://www.instagram.com/critical_role/https://www.instagram.com/podcastscs/https://www.instagram.com/laviecosplay/https://linktr.ee/podcastscs for additional listening platformsProduced by LVC Productions. You can find us on facebook, instragram, twitter, and vero at La Vie Cosplay. Our podcast instagram is podcastscs. Our website is laviecosplay.com. Have a fun, crazy con or cosplay related story? Absurd cosplay question? Or just something in general to share with us? Email us at podcastscs@gmail.com or DM us at podcastscs. If you like what you heard please rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening and remember; just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
With conventions finally returning in the US, it’s time to talk about our arch nemesis, the dreaded con crunch. Whether you are a planner or not, you’ve probably been there. Join us for the science behind procrastination and ways to combat this maladaptive habit.  Additional References:https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/25/smarter-living/why-you-procrastinate-it-has-nothing-to-do-with-self-control.htmlhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/04/27/why-you-cant-help-read-this-article-about-procrastination-instead-of-doing-your-job/Special Mentions: Ologies https://www.alieward.com/ologies/procrastinationIf you enjoyed this episode you may like:Ep37: Self Care ExtraordinaireEp34: She Doesn't Even Go HereEp26: Regina Georgehttps://www.instagram.com/podcastscs/https://www.instagram.com/laviecosplay/https://linktr.ee/podcastscs for additional listening platformsProduced by LVC Productions. You can find us on facebook, instragram, twitter, and vero at La Vie Cosplay. Our podcast instagram is podcastscs. Our website is laviecosplay.com. Have a fun, crazy con or cosplay related story? Absurd cosplay question? Or just something in general to share with us? Email us at podcastscs@gmail.com or DM us at podcastscs. If you like what you heard please rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening and remember; just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
Ep42:Secret Door Pt 2

Ep42:Secret Door Pt 2

2021-08-1547:36

Welcome back to the second part of our episode on judging and competing including things rarely talked about. We'll discuss judges that actually do suck, the judging community, and the balance between cost and time. Special Mentions: Callie Macleod https://www.instagram.com/calley_macleod/Anime St Louis http://animestl.net/Naka-kon https://naka-kon.com/Anime Fusion https://www.animefusion.net/Archon https://archonstl.org/https://www.culturehustleusa.com/Cosplay Contest Support Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2012396799010228https://www.instagram.com/podcastscs/https://www.instagram.com/laviecosplay/https://linktr.ee/podcastscs for additional listening platformsProduced by LVC Productions. You can find us on facebook, instragram, twitter, and vero at La Vie Cosplay. Our podcast instagram is podcastscs. Our website is laviecosplay.com. Have a fun, crazy con or cosplay related story? Absurd cosplay question? Or just something in general to share with us? Email us at podcastscs@gmail.com or DM us at podcastscs. If you like what you heard please rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening and remember; just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
Ep41: Secret Door

Ep41: Secret Door

2021-08-0144:54

Join LVC as we take you in the back door for some judging and competition secrets you may not know about. We'll talk about sportsmanship, green room gossip, getting some DQ, and more. This is part 1 of 2. Special Mention:https://www.instagram.com/andsewingishalfthebattle/https://www.instagram.com/podcastscs/https://www.instagram.com/laviecosplay/https://linktr.ee/podcastscs for additional listening platformsProduced by LVC Productions. You can find us on facebook, instragram, twitter, and vero at La Vie Cosplay. Our podcast instagram is podcastscs. Our website is laviecosplay.com. Have a fun, crazy con or cosplay related story? Absurd cosplay question? Or just something in general to share with us? Email us at podcastscs@gmail.com or DM us at podcastscs. If you like what you heard please rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening and remember; just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
Ep40: To Be or Not To Be?

Ep40: To Be or Not To Be?

2021-07-0401:02:06

Join La Vie Cosplay as we discuss the typical types of performances and how to make them the most successful. We will go over how to make the best performance choice for you and your strengths as well as what types of performances to possibly avoid. Special mention:https://www.instagram.com/jillveoncosplay/https://www.instagram.com/podcastscs/https://www.instagram.com/laviecosplay/https://linktr.ee/podcastscs for additional listening platformsProduced by LVC Productions. You can find us on facebook, instragram, twitter, and vero at La Vie Cosplay. Our podcast instagram is podcastscs. Our website is laviecosplay.com. Have a fun, crazy con or cosplay related story? Absurd cosplay question? Or just something in general to share with us? Email us at podcastscs@gmail.com or DM us at podcastscs. If you like what you heard please rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening and remember; just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
A lot goes into choosing the right photographer for a shoot. We’ve going to go through some tips including safety, quality, return, and style that will help you pick the best photographer for your project.Honorable Mentions:https://www.instagram.com/honey_and_ether_photography/https://www.instagram.com/infinityspiralphotography/https://www.instagram.com/anthonyhnguyenphoto/https://www.instagram.com/courtoast/https://www.instagram.com/chizucon/https://www.instagram.com/lightfantastic.event/https://www.instagram.com/podcastscs/https://www.instagram.com/laviecosplay/https://linktr.ee/podcastscs for additional listening platformsProduced by LVC Productions. You can find us on facebook, instragram, twitter, and vero at La Vie Cosplay. Our podcast instagram is podcastscs. Our website is laviecosplay.com. Have a fun, crazy con or cosplay related story? Absurd cosplay question? Or just something in general to share with us? Email us at podcastscs@gmail.com or DM us at podcastscs. If you like what you heard please rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening and remember; just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
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