Animus sollertiae is creating cosplay, crafts, and resources
1
patron
$3
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My name is Arras, and out in the real world I'm a zoologist, currently working as a bird and mammal trainer and attending grad school (behavior and ecology!) part-time. The rest of the time, I'm a cosplayer, a crafter, and occasionally a jeweler. 

It was just about a decade ago that I first started cosplaying - I was going to be attending Otakon, my very first anime convention, so of course I had to try it out. My first costume was cobbled together from pieces I found in my closet and around town, and it would be a couple years before I ever bought or wore a wig, but it was such a fun experience that I was immediately addicted. Now that one costume has turned into dozens and I've come a long way since that first closet cosplay, made a lot of friends, and learned so much (about both crafting and myself). 

Through this Patreon I want to not only support my cosplay hobby (all the money I earn here will go straight to cosplay - materials, transportation, photographers, etc.), but also to help support the cosplay community. One of my favorite things, as I discovered several years in to my cosplay journey, has been making tutorials and other resources and helping out my fellow cosplayers. You can expect plenty of that here; in addition to blogging about my cosplay plans, costume progress and process, and cosplay experiences, I plan on making more tutorials and resources. All my cosplay resources will be made public, but my patrons will get them first, as well as the opportunity to help me choose topics and techniques to cover, products to review, etc.

I look forward to cosplaying with you all!

Photo credits from left to right:

Shiemi Moriyama/Ao no Exorcist © Kazue Katō
Photo by Alfheimr (alfheimr.tumblr.com)

Tomoyo Daidouji/Cardcaptor Sakura © CLAMP
Photo by Lady Killmoves Cosplay & Photography (facebook.com/ladykillmoves)

Boa Hancock/One Piece © Eiichoro Oda
Photo taken at Otakon photo suite 2013, photographer unknown 

Umi Ryuuzaki/Magic Knight Rayearth © CLAMP
Photo by J. Fox Photography (jfoxphoto.tumblr.com)

Hadi/Red River © Chie Shinohara
Photo by J. Fox Photography
Tiers
Behind-the-scenes
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to patron-only blog, including reviews, cosplay advice, my personal experiences in the community, future plans, failed projects and what I learned (and more!)
  • Sneak peek looks at work-in-progress costumes and projects
Early access
$3 or more per month 1 patron
All previous rewards plus:

  • First access to all new tutorials and resources, incl. downloads
  • Patron-only polls - help me pick my future tutorials!
Ask-a-cosplayer
$6 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards plus:

  • Suggest blog topics
  • Access to patron-only Discord chat
  • Personalized cosplay help and advice
Pattern commission
$30 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
All previous rewards, plus get a commission for a custom pattern. For clothing items, includes one optional fitting by mail - I'll send you a mock up for you to try on and pin (with video chat assistance, if you would like), and you send it back so I can modify your pattern for a better fit!
Mini-commission
$50 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
All previous rewards (excluding pattern commission), plus get one small commission - for example, a piece of jewelry or a simple accessory (doesn't have to be cosplay related!). Depending on the materials required, an additional fee may be necessary, but all details will be discussed before I start work on anything. 


(Please feel free to message me ahead of time before choosing this tier, so that we can discuss your project and make sure it's something I can do!)

Commission
$100 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
All previous rewards (excluding pattern commission and mini-commission) plus one regular commission - for example, a small prop or a more complex accessory (doesn't have to be cosplay related!). Depending on time/materials required, an additional fee may be necessary, but all details will be discussed before I start work on anything. 


(Please feel free to message me ahead of time before choosing this tier, so that we can discuss your project and make sure it's something I can do!)

Goals
$3 of $30 per month
If I reach $30 a month, I will start by buying some nice-but-not-necessary sewing notions I want (for instance, some pattern weights and ~fancy~ rulers).
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My name is Arras, and out in the real world I'm a zoologist, currently working as a bird and mammal trainer and attending grad school (behavior and ecology!) part-time. The rest of the time, I'm a cosplayer, a crafter, and occasionally a jeweler. 

It was just about a decade ago that I first started cosplaying - I was going to be attending Otakon, my very first anime convention, so of course I had to try it out. My first costume was cobbled together from pieces I found in my closet and around town, and it would be a couple years before I ever bought or wore a wig, but it was such a fun experience that I was immediately addicted. Now that one costume has turned into dozens and I've come a long way since that first closet cosplay, made a lot of friends, and learned so much (about both crafting and myself). 

Through this Patreon I want to not only support my cosplay hobby (all the money I earn here will go straight to cosplay - materials, transportation, photographers, etc.), but also to help support the cosplay community. One of my favorite things, as I discovered several years in to my cosplay journey, has been making tutorials and other resources and helping out my fellow cosplayers. You can expect plenty of that here; in addition to blogging about my cosplay plans, costume progress and process, and cosplay experiences, I plan on making more tutorials and resources. All my cosplay resources will be made public, but my patrons will get them first, as well as the opportunity to help me choose topics and techniques to cover, products to review, etc.

I look forward to cosplaying with you all!

Photo credits from left to right:

Shiemi Moriyama/Ao no Exorcist © Kazue Katō
Photo by Alfheimr (alfheimr.tumblr.com)

Tomoyo Daidouji/Cardcaptor Sakura © CLAMP
Photo by Lady Killmoves Cosplay & Photography (facebook.com/ladykillmoves)

Boa Hancock/One Piece © Eiichoro Oda
Photo taken at Otakon photo suite 2013, photographer unknown 

Umi Ryuuzaki/Magic Knight Rayearth © CLAMP
Photo by J. Fox Photography (jfoxphoto.tumblr.com)

Hadi/Red River © Chie Shinohara
Photo by J. Fox Photography

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Tiers
Behind-the-scenes
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to patron-only blog, including reviews, cosplay advice, my personal experiences in the community, future plans, failed projects and what I learned (and more!)
  • Sneak peek looks at work-in-progress costumes and projects
Early access
$3 or more per month 1 patron
All previous rewards plus:

  • First access to all new tutorials and resources, incl. downloads
  • Patron-only polls - help me pick my future tutorials!
Ask-a-cosplayer
$6 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards plus:

  • Suggest blog topics
  • Access to patron-only Discord chat
  • Personalized cosplay help and advice
Pattern commission
$30 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
All previous rewards, plus get a commission for a custom pattern. For clothing items, includes one optional fitting by mail - I'll send you a mock up for you to try on and pin (with video chat assistance, if you would like), and you send it back so I can modify your pattern for a better fit!
Mini-commission
$50 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
All previous rewards (excluding pattern commission), plus get one small commission - for example, a piece of jewelry or a simple accessory (doesn't have to be cosplay related!). Depending on the materials required, an additional fee may be necessary, but all details will be discussed before I start work on anything. 


(Please feel free to message me ahead of time before choosing this tier, so that we can discuss your project and make sure it's something I can do!)

Commission
$100 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
All previous rewards (excluding pattern commission and mini-commission) plus one regular commission - for example, a small prop or a more complex accessory (doesn't have to be cosplay related!). Depending on time/materials required, an additional fee may be necessary, but all details will be discussed before I start work on anything. 


(Please feel free to message me ahead of time before choosing this tier, so that we can discuss your project and make sure it's something I can do!)