Our First eBook!

It’s here! It’s here! Our first eBook is now available!! On sale now until the end of November for the low, low price of only $3!!

Do you love costumes and props that light up, but when you hear the words “Series” and “Parallel” you think “TV shows” and “Alternate Universe”? Have you always wanted to add that extra zing to your projects with some super cool lighting, but haven’t known where to start? Well, you’re in luck because we just finished our first eBook and it is all about adding lights to cosplays! In our eBook you will learn about wiring and soldering, different kinds of LEDs and how to choose which ones work best for your project, how to wire those wonderful LED strips so they last longer and shine brighter, plus a whole bunch more! Don’t worry that this eBook might be over your head if you have never worked with LEDs, wiring or soldering. This is a beginners guide, with things broken down and explained in such a manner that if you have never even seen a soldering iron before, you will have all the knowledge you need to be able to wire your own LEDs by the time you’re done with this book. It also includes handy links to products you can purchase at various websites, to get you started on your own project!

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Farewell Serene

I know we have been quiet here lately. We have been dealing with the declining health of a much loved, four-footed shop member. Our kitty, Serene, who appears in pictures of pretty much every project we have worked on inside the house (she was not allowed in the shop, much to her disappointment) has been losing weight over the past couple of months. Slowly at first, and then suddenly and dramatically. Several visits to various vets and specialists, many tests and many, many dollars later, led to a diagnosis of Lymphoma (intestinal cancer). This is often treatable in cats (with kitty chemo) if they are still healthy enough to handle the treatment. Serene had already gone from her previous 13 pounds, to just 6 pounds (she lost 2 pounds in the past week alone) so she was a high risk. After more vet/specialist visits, attempted treatments with medicine and even dental procedures, Serene was no longer able to eat or drink. The cancer had very quickly spread to her brain. A week after being diagnosed, we had to make the very tough decision to let our sweet little fur baby go.
Serene was a very active member of our cosplay family. If I was sewing, she sat on my sewing box, supervising. If there was seam ripping to do, she would help pull the extra threads off the table, you know, so they’d be out of the way. She loved to help me lay out patterns, cat weights being the best way to smooth out the wrinkles. Her method of spreading fabric across the table was unparalleled in its furry efficiency. Need help getting a hem straight? Serene was there (underneath the hem) to point out the crooked edges. She enjoyed helping me mix colors when it was time to paint (who needs brushes when you have kitty paws?) and loved to sit inside the paint tote to keep the paint warm. When projects were done, and it was photo shoot time, she was the first one ready for her close up, always looking directly in to the camera, with her happy little face.
She will be missed by the Cosplay4UsAll family. We hope, wherever she is now, or in her next life, she has piles of foam and endless spools of thread to keep her busy and happy.

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