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August 2014
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Anonymous asked

Hello mango I have a question about that under the bust corset you did. How did you get it stiff? And if you make it from fabric how easy is it to keep up and breathe?

I’m guessing you’re talking about my Kyoko corset! All of the panels are interfaced and there’s steel boning within the seams.

I have a post of corset-making tips here!

August 2014
21

Anonymous asked

What's probably the "weirdest" cosplay you've ever done? (In terms of makeup, construction, general look, reception. . .)

Definitely Tooth. Being covered head-to-toe in feathers was a really strange feeling, I’m not quite sure how birds do it.

August 2014
21

Anonymous asked

acparadise vs cospix? any preference?

Both have their pros and cons! I personally use Cospix more because their uploading system is less complex so it’s faster to get things up on the site. But I do wish they had a favoriting/comment system for photos and costumes so users could interact more!

August 2014
20

Anonymous asked

Sorry if someone already asked, but since you made your own jumpsuit for Chell, could you explain a little on how you did it, and maybe even suggest a pattern? Great cosplays, blog, and Youtube channel by the way!

You can see progress photos of my jumpsuit if you go through a page or two of my Chell tag. They aren’t instructions or a tutorial, as I don’t have time to make one, but they should give you some idea of how the whole thing is constructed!

I drafted my pattern from scratch; it involved lots of staring at screenshots, loading up the game and playing with portals to see the jumpsuit from different angles, and sketching like a madwoman. I didn’t use a base pattern or anything, I just freehanded all of the pieces based on past garments I’ve sewn. But if your patterning skills aren’t there yet, I’d recommend looking for a basic pants pattern and perhaps a work shirt pattern that you can splice together!

I used a bengaldine fabric for the orange; all of the white parts and the lining are a jersey knit. I used only flat-felled seams throughout the garment, which took forever, but the resulting accuracy and detail justified the many tedious hours!

And then… I weathered the heck out of it. I took my pristine jumpsuit and hacked at it with 60-grit sandpaper, burned holes in it with a soldering iron, stained it with acrylic paint, rubbed it down with charcoal vine, and ran over it with my car four times. I laughed, I cried, it was an emotional experience.

All in all, the end result made everything worth it!

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August 2014
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Pleated skirt tutorial - Kagome Higurashi. by neptunyanView the full tutorial here:http://neptunyan.deviantart.com/art/Pleated-skirt-tutorial-Kagome-Higurashi-438872001

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Pleated skirt tutorial - Kagome Higurashi. by neptunyan

View the full tutorial here:
http://neptunyan.deviantart.com/art/Pleated-skirt-tutorial-Kagome-Higurashi-438872001

August 2014
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vandariwuuuuutcosplay:

Character: Panda Annie

Game: League of Legends

CN: Miu

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August 2014
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tawnyshine:

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iamthedavrezi:

goatalicious:

I WANT TO COSPLAY REALLY BADASS/SCARY CHARECTERS BUT I AM BARELY FIVE FEET TALL AND LOOK LIKE A CHILD - An angry novel by me

I want to cosplay really cute small characters but I’m really tall and look like I’m in my twenties

The sequel written by me

I only want to cosplay male characters with broad shoulders, but i have crazy girly curves.

the trilogy

I want to cosplay but I am broke and live with my mom - the epilogue

Too Short — Never underestimate the power of heels and perspective photography!  Or ask your fellow cosplay groups to lean or sit in their pose so you appear taller!

Too Tall — Perpective photography is for you too!  Just do the opposite! Take photos from above and foreshortening shots! Wear flats, and sit or lean forward in group shots! No one can tell your too tall if you sit! 

Too old - Too young — Makeup, makeup, makeup! Anyone could look uber Kawaii or uber DONTFUCKWITHME if they know where to apply their bronzer and concealer! Try youtube for tutorials on the character you wanna be! 

Just look at us changing with makeup magic: 
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Too girly - Binders, shoulder pads, and crossplay makeup has got your back! 

Too poor - Cosplaying on a budget!!! We have been cosplaying for 5+ years and have never spent more than $150 on a costume!! 

Cosplay is for everyone!!! Please try it!!  THERE ARE NO LIMITS!

August 2014
17

Anonymous asked

Sorry this isn't very cosplay-related, but when are you moving to California? :) It was great meeting you at AX (I was the Tokyo Mew Mew cosplayer on Sunday!) and I'm very excited to see you at more west coast cons!

If one of the jobs I’ve applied for works out, I’ll be out there ASAP! I have a few housing options I’m looking at, and my parents and I have our move-Nina-across-the-country game plan all sorted out. So if I get a green light from one of the companies I applied to, I’m ready to pack up and go - it could be next week, or two weeks, who knows! But in the case that none of these positions work out, I’ll be moving in mid-October, then hoping more companies will be willing to hire me once I have a local address. (Applying for jobs across the country is so stressful and frustrating, but I would very much like to have a job prior to moving - we’ll see what happens!)

And thanks, I’m really looking forward to attending more conventions and events out there, too! At the latest I’ll be out there in time for Comikaze. I’m sure we’ll bump into each other again! :D

August 2014
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theshenaniganscosplay asked

I was wondering how far a can of plasti dip will take you?

I used one can to do 2 layers on all of my foam Automail pieces - exactly one can, there wasn’t a drop left when I was done. To give you an idea of use, for something like full-scale Halo or Mass Effect armor I’d wager you’ll at least 3-4 cans. But again, for my Automail I only needed one!

August 2014
17

Anonymous asked

Do you plan on posting any YouTube videos for your Caitlyn cosplay? I'm planning on cosplaying her also and found your tutorial videos so helpful for other cosplays x3

I haven’t recorded any of the process, I’m sorry! I’ve been working on this costume off-and-on over the course of a year so it’s not something I’ve really documented. I will try to be better about posting progress photos if that will help at all!