Schrei205

Schrei205

Cosplayer, gamer, streamer, procrastinator. Raid leader of the official Geek Lyfe World of Warcraft guild, Emerald Templars on Wyrmrest Accord.

This Week in The Geek Lyfe – 3/25 – 3/31

I hope you are all doing well! This is another edition of This Week in The Geek Lyfe from 3/25 to 3/31! We wish March a very fond farewell and offer a warm welcome to April and everything it has to offer! Let’s jump right into the news for this last week! Gaming Switch Lite/Pro Rumor The Wall Street Journal published an article regarding the rumor that there would be two new Switch models th...

Rammstein Teasing Their First New Album in Nearly 10 Years

Anyone who really knows me probably knows two main things about me: I cosplay and I listen to a LOT of German music. It’s why I chose the name Schrei, the German word for scream, as a World of Warcraft character name and then later my official cosplay name and brand. I live for this music. Needless to say, the teasers coming from the Rammstein Facebook page have me absolutely giddy with excitement...

Allied Races, Q&A, and Character Service Sales, Oh My! But Is It Enough?

For anyone who hasn’t been following the most recent World of Warcraft news, things haven’t been going so well. The newest expansion, Battle for Azeroth, launched feeling extremely unpolished, and players are still referring to it as “Beta for Azeroth.” We’re now approximately 7 months out from the expansion’s release date, and we only just got Zandalari Trolls as an allied race last week. They we...

My Blizzcon 2018 Costume Contest Experience by Miss Ravencrest Cosplay

Due to the nature of going public with my experience, I have omitted one section to protect the friend mentioned in that section. [Editor’s note: This was originally submitted directly to a Blizzard community liaison, but Miss Ravencrest agreed to share this publicly. It has been edited to reflect this.] It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to consider putting it down in words and send...

The Problematic Rise of the “Patreon Girl” and What It Means for Cosplay

Now, now. Put down that torch and pitchfork. This may be a sensitive topic many feel strongly about, but I am going to do my best to explain as objectively as possible why this trend is problematic. However, that does not justify any negative feelings towards the hard working women who may fit into this category of “Patreon girl.” Whether you feel they are “ruining cosplay” or just savvy entrepren...

Method Announces Their Race to World First Live Stream for Battle of Dazar’alor

Last September, Method made history. They were the first World of Warcraft guild to live stream their raid progression, as they pushed for world first kills. In all of WoW’s history, this race had always been a closely guarded secret. Guilds were extremely cautious and nervous about their strategies being leaked or shared to their competition. Method took a huge risk in being the only truly cuttin...

Pawsonify: Adorable Nerdy Pet Collars and Accessories!

I love my cat, probably too much, but I’m not alone in my generation. A lot of us are treating our pets more like children, which means, of course, we want to buy all the cute things for them. Enter Pawsonify! Vensy, who comes from a background of prop and cosplay making, began making adorable nerd-themed pet collars in 2018. Each collar is handmade, but that doesn’t stop the entire process ...

Blizzcon Is Coming and the Cosplay Is Going to Be Insane

Blizzcon holds a special place in my heart. It was my first ever convention, and it was my inspiration to begin this crazy cosplay hobby. Blizzcon cosplayers are truly a step above the rest as we all support each other to go above and beyond and create the best versions of our favorite Blizzard characters we can. I’m always learning from the amazing creators that attend Blizzcon, and just hanging ...

Battle for Azeroth: A Rough Start

The latest World of Warcraft expansion, Battle for Azeroth, released around 6 weeks ago. The community has been in a bit of an uproar since, with many referring to it as “Beta for Azeroth.” The random passerby who heard all the praise lavished upon the previous expansion, Legion, may be confused as to why the tone has shifted so drastically. The perceived issues are plenty, so let’s break them dow...

Schrei205 Interviews Glenn Rane (Warning: Fangirling Within)

World of Warcraft holds a special place in my heart for a huge variety of reasons. One of those reasons includes the incredible art that accompanies the game, from the illustrations, to the concepts, to the in-game scenery. The quality of Blizzard art has always been truly impressive, and I was so excited to hear that a long-time Blizzard artist, Glenn Rane, would be a guest at Phoenix Comic Fest ...

Before the Storm: Review of the Battle for Azeroth Prequel Novel by Christie Golden

Everyone that knows me knows just how much I love Warcraft. Many of my cosplays are from World of Warcraft, I’ve had my account active almost constantly since 2006, I’m super interested in all the lore, and I’ve read all the novels so far. Naturally, I was really excited to read the new novel by Christie Golden, Before the Storm. This is the official prequel novel to the upcoming World of Warcraft...

How to Get Started with Cosplay: Planning

Now that you’ve done all your research to get started on your cosplay, what’s next? There are so many different ways to tackle the same task, so how do you choose what to do and where to start?I’m going to share my process for cosplay planning: how I decide the answer for each piece, and how I get going on that road to a completed costume! My next main step after extensive research is ...

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