Madeleine Roux, NYT bestselling author of ASYLUM, isn’t just a talented writer with extremely cool hair (seriously, her hair is awesome sauce) –– she is also an incredibly gifted costume designer with a fierce love for video game cosplay.
With Halloween approaching, many of you are either in the process of creating your costumes or trying to decide (last minute) what to wear. Hit a snag while making your Halloween costume? Have an idea for a costume but not sure how to make it happen? You’re in luck! We have an (amateur) expert here to help.
Here’s how to get Madeleine’s costume advice:
1. In the comments below, post your costume problem or question! Feel free to get as technical as you want.
2. If you prefer to remain anonymous, submit your question here!
We will collect questions for 1 week and send them over to Madeleine and next week we’ll post her answers/advice!
Need proof of Madeleine’s amazing costume skillz? Voila!
See more of Madeleine’s cosplay work on her Pinterest board.
A message from Madeleine:
“If you’re anything like me, Halloween is the highlight of your year. Who doesn’t love spending six hours on their makeup only to bob for apples and ruin their look ten minutes into the party? But seriously, you get pumpkins and haunted hay rides and every kind of spin on candy corn. It’s the one holiday where you get to indulge your imagination and transform into anything you want. It’s your very own Cinderella story with grievous flesh wounds and zombie hordes!
I like to celebrate Halloween all year long by making costumes for conventions and Renaissance Festivals; it’s a great way to challenge yourself and meet amazing new people. The cosplay community is huge and wonderful, with every imaginable fandom represented by some truly dedicated costumers. Over the years I’ve learned tricks and prop-making skills from some of the coolest people in the community and I’d love to help any amateur builders make their costumes for Halloween this year. The bigger and wilder the better!
If you stump me with your costume problem, don’t sweat it, I’ll find the answer for you while trying to keep it simple and low budge.” ––Madeleine Roux