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Welcome to the Stitch and Bitch – Cosplay Content with Amazonian Cosplay

Cosplay is, to quote a friend of mine, simply ‘The Art of Dressing Up’. Cosplay. What is it exactly? Is that when people dress up as Japanese schoolgirls? Well, yes but also no. Oh I know! Is it some underground fetish hobby? Well, yes, but also a big no. If you’re not new here, you may have seen my previous …

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5 Keys To A Speculative Job Application That Unlocks ‘No Job Vacancies’

Your ideal company doesn’t have any job vacancies – but you’re available. That just means you should try a better way, with a speculative job application… So the company you REALLY want to work for don’t seem to have any positions vacant. That means you’re out of luck right? Just gotta bide your time, see what comes up, play it …

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Mental Health Is Your Super Power – Cosplayers’ Top Tips

What comes up for you when the term “Mental Health” is mentioned? Does it make you feel uncomfortable? Do you feel anxious or sad? Many people struggle with their own thoughts along with the stigma that comes up with it. Here’s my post on what I found out about the battles and challenges of anxiety, depression and other disorders… at …

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It Shouldn’t Happen To A Cosplayer… Cosplay Catastrophes

Beth Malcolm of Amazonian Cosplay, is an experienced cosplayer; participating in competitive cosplay events and spending months of time (and wages) on her intricate cosplay creations.   She has appeared on the podcast and on stage with Coaching for Geeks’ own Robin at MCM Birmingham Comic Con – and now she shares her cosplay catastrophes.   We all have those …

Do Insomniac Androids Wish They Dreamed Of Electric Sheep? Sleep Better With Us

  The Coaching for Geeks health expert, Robert House, tackles sleep, and lack there thereof (and no, I won’t make a corny Kingdom Hearts reference mostly because I myself am too tired to think of anything clever – Robin) In this tricky sequel article (debut: How To Beat The Carpal Tunnel Of Love) I am going to speak to you …

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Coaching for Geeks is at MCM London Comic Con… as Pikachu!

We’re at MCM London Comic Con! Oh hey – if you’re looking for The Cosplay Life cosplayers’ social details they’re here- https://https://www.https://www.coachingforgeeks.com/cfg-at-mcm-london-comic-con-may-2018/ So there’s no blog this weekend BUT here’s Coaching for Geeks founder Robin Bates in a Pikachu costume! Had to be done. Come see us at London MCM Comic Con! I’ll be taking to The Centre Stage on Saturday …

Coaching for Geeks Levels Up Dating – Welcome Kurtis Kehoe!

Kurtis Kehoe joins the Coaching for Geeks team to add his expertise and experience to our dating coach services. You’re in for a treat with Kurtis Kehoe as our new dating coach! With his quirky sense of humor and unique experience with the matters of the heart, you’ll surely find something that you can relate to and learn from, whether you’re …

Gamification 101 (or How I Turned my Dead Facebook Group Around Using Stickers)

  This blog post first appeared in the Coffee With Dan Facebook group     Cast your mind back, Wayne’s World style, to July of this year; Spider-Man: Homecoming had just come out and I had written a piece on it that I was fucking proud of. **Crickets** Awesome. My group was on life support and needed a kick up …

Relationships: 30 Life Lessons to My Younger Self

I turned 30 this year, and I reflected on some life lessons about my relationships and the nature of love. It really does feel like a significant number, because I’ve learned so much in this time and yet I know there is SO much more to learn. (And re-learn!)   Looking back, I wish I could go back to my …

Top Ten Tips for Volunteering at Conventions – Convention Survival Guide

Comic Con! (and other conventions). They don’t happen by magic and  vast teams of volunteers are on hand to make sure they work like… erm… clockwork. Sarah Wilson, CfG Queen of Cons,  shares her top ten tips for surviving comic con as a volunteer. All of us conventioneers have seen people running around cons, wearing crew shirts, helping the guests …

Music and Sound Effects – D&D Tips with James Gifford

  My players had finally found the flooded Crypt. They inch down into the dank stone entranceway, fear gripping them as they watch out for the ghost of a blind witch Morvane. As they emerge into the main catacomb, all is still… then they see her, manifesting above the alter, her hair splayed out like white tendrils, milky eyes wide …

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How to Earn More Money – It’s Your Responsibility

TOUGH LOVE TIME, KIDS   Your job is YOUR responsibility. The amount you earn is YOUR responsibility. It’s time to take charge.   Here’s a pattern I see all too often. 1) You hate your job 2) You feel like you should and could be earning more 3) You keep doing your job 4) You hate your job even more …

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How to Start a Wizarding Emporium – Podcast 45

Magical Items! Whilst the precious things of Oliver’s Brighton may not actually give off a glow if you were to cast ‘detect magic’ upon them, they are very fancy indeed. Oliver Dall had an idea to open a Wizarding Shop, and not just to open a shop, but to make it an experience. His strong belief that life should be …

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire review

  The all-too-familiar sound of the Stormtroopers’  laser blasts ringing in our ears (someone’s been training these guys too, they know how to hit). Each blast keenly felt in the haptic rumble of our weighty body armour, we return fire feeling the heat of Mustafar’s lavascape in front of, and around us. To the left of me, two fellow rebels …