At Ctcon my friends of Dear Dahlia Designs were getting a group together of Paradise Kiss. I ended up digging out Isabella from 2010 to help complete the group. I didn’t get to walk around very long with them before having to go do presentation judging for the masq, but it was fun to walk around with everyone and get some photos ^_^ The buckle from the original wearing was sacrificed to the cosplay-gods a long time ago and I didn’t have time to replace it sooo oh well. Everything else came out of storage well ^_^ Also, definitely styled that wig in the hotel room at like 11:30pm half asleep before going to bed… so I’m glad I was having one of those “coming up Milhouse” kinda moments.
If you’ve never read Paradise Kiss, do it NOW. It’s only 5 volumes, so it’s not a huge time commitment, but totally worth it. (then watch the anime)
Workin’ on Bombshell Batwoman for Sunday of Boston Comic Con. I got a lot of it done last night but here is a preview of the hat with the wig ^_^
(make-up is photoshopped because I didn’t feel like putting it on for the photo)
Now I have to go cut out all the lettering for the back (blargh)
Yamato Yuuga teaches how to suavely sit on things
Crossplayers (G2B) take note of these. Though you don’t really need to add that snazzy kick for most characters… unless you’re cosplaying someone like Space Dandy or Grell, then go for it.
MaryAnne Vivandiere, seamstress and owner of Vivandiere Designs, on cosplayers asking for ‘reasonable prices’ for custom made costumes, without taking into account the hours spent patterning & fabricating said costume, as well as the cost of materials. (via msjayjustice)
★ Flashback - On the Set of Thor » Tom Hiddleston talks about his helmet ★
- Other “Thor” GIF sets:
I don’t do much on tumblr. I mostly use it to look at funny gifs, reblog neat pictures, and see what my friends are doing on this part of the internet. I’ve tried largely to ignore the stereotype of its sizable vitriolic, pitchfork-wielding community looking to tear down just about anyone or…
THIS. Read it.
It’s amazing how a community can attack people that have been in the SAME community for YEARS. Many people looked up to these same people because of their skill and now they’re being attacked because of an hour a week reality show. I don’t know Holly and Jessica, but I do know a few of the other ladies on this show and they’re hard working, wonderful people. The major word though is “PEOPLE.” They’re normal human beings who have just as many human flaws as the people who are judging them based on a heavily edited TV show. If all you see is the person the show runners twisted them into and judge them for it, then you’re a fool.
Prime example of a reality show twisting someone into something they weren’t, Santino Rice on Project Runway Season 2.
Everyone (audience) hated him the entire season and they made him a bit of a “villain” in the season, but then you saw the b-roll in the “wrap up” show. It was obvious he was awesome, everyone on the show loved him being around and the producers just wanted to show someone “stirring up trouble” when they didn’t get trouble naturally.
I don’t know why we need to state this, but “Reality TV” is not real guys, if you want to really know what these people are like GO FREAKIN’ TALK TO THEM.
Sure I might never bump into Santino in my travels, but almost all of the people on HoC are at many events every year and are approachable at these events. Don’t attack them or accuse them of stuff in public, don’t blame them for things out of their control, just treat them like human beings.
Easy Prosthetic Ear Tutorial by celticruinsdesigns.
Wow, love this idea for an inexpensive lifecast of ears!
HEY! Itsa me…Mario!
How I made scale mail out of faux leather, in case anyone finds this useful. I used the same method for Morrigan’s camisole except that one I sewed instead of stapled.
Instructions are in the captions.
oh my god…cosplay game too strong.
FUCK ME — Oh hey its jancola!!! Hey Jess! <33!!
This is gorgeous O.o
ive walked on so many pins and needles in my life that i’m used to the pain
you might think this is a deep post but i am a cosplayer
Character: Edna Mode
Series: The Incredibles
Oh hey look, it’s my face. Thanks for sharing and crediting properly. Love when that happens, you rock <3
My little Padme cosplayer ;)
She’s SOOOOOO cute!
Connor Wolf Head Tutorial.
- Wire (I used 6mm Galvanized Steel wire that I purchased from Home Depot, but you can use any wire that is sturdy enough to keep it’s shape)
- Masking tape
- Fake fur
- hot glue
- acrylic paint
- electric razor
Step 1: I began with a wire base that ended up resembling the shape of a baseball cap, except the lip of the had was shaped like an animal snout. I assembled everything either by wrapping any excess wires together or by wrapping a few, thin strips of masking tape around the joint. (seen in first image)
Step 2: I covered the entire wire cap in masking tape, cutting out holes for the eyes. (seen in image 2)
Step 3: I began covering the cap in the fake fur. When cutting the fake fur, it’s important to not cut the actual FUR. Instead, cut the cloth. I used a comb to part the fur so I could make a clean cut.
I also had to cut a lot of tiny strips of fur so it would sit right on the base cap. (seen in Image 2 and 3)
Step 4: Once the entire cap is covered and everything is glued, you can cut out the long pieces that hang down. I made the two pieces in the front separate from the back, and then connected them above my shoulders with glue later.
Step 5: I make a little wolf nose (even though Connor’s wolf hat technically doesn’t have one….) out of sculpty. I baked it, painted it, then glued it on. (unpainted version seen in image 3 and 4)
Step 6: I trimmed a lot of the fur down with an electric razor. (if you want in really short like I did on the front hanging pieces, try to cut a lot off with scissors before you go in with the razor, because you can damage the razor)
Step 7: Paint! I actually ended up dying everything with sharpie dye first, but it was too pale so I had to go back in with acrylic paint.
AAAAAAnnnndd that about covers it. If you have any questions feel free to let me know! And have fun making your wolfy hats!
(Just perfect as they are!)
Crafty Advice Owl (Voice of sewers of plush and cosplay)
(Link to a blank, make your own!)