It's here — my Halloween music video, Sally's Song!
Extremely talented music-person Blake Smith and I worked together to give Sally's ballad from Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" a cool 80s twist for this one! Then, Josh of Gyro Studios shot and edited the music video.
Something I love about you guys is that you always want me to do more cool things (and I want that, too!) Lately, one of the cool things I’ve been hearing a lot of requests for are more music videos — which I love doing. Unfortunately, they’re very time consuming and expensive to produce. But since it’s something we all want, we're gonna do it anyway!
As a marketer in "real life" and a marketer of a cosplay brand, I spend a lot of time thinking about marketing. But for many cosplayers trying to make a name for themselves, marketing can seem like total guesswork. That's why I run the Facebook group Cosplay Marketing, and write blogs about cosplay marketing to try and help cosplayers grow their audience.
Anyone who’s seen cringeworthy advertising from a major brand trying to capitalize on a meme knows that virality can’t be manufactured (I’m looking at you, Funyuns’ tumblr account.) The viral power of the internet is both terrifying and awe-inspiring, and if it could be bottled up and used at will, it would be the world’s most effective marketing tool. Unfortunately, you can’t guarantee that something will go viral — but you can take certain steps to make it more likely.
I've been running my Patreon for about 8 months now, and after conducting my first Patron survey, I decided it was time to update my reward tiers! I didn't remove anything, but I did shuffle some things around, and I've added nine new reward items to the existing tiers, so basically... everything has gotten better, at no cost to you!
When Arya first wore her House of Black and White robes in Season 5 of Game of Thrones, I practically threw a party. She'd been wearing the same outfit for three full seasons, and while I loved that the costume was recognizable... I really wanted to be able to make something new. So I jumped on it pretty immediately, even though the costume was pretty much exclusively shown in dark scenes, and very difficult to make out.