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September 2014
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Anonymous asked

I'm gonna be making my first armor pieces and I was planning on sealing with plasti-dip and I was just wondering if it was probably best to use white plasti-dip since the foam I'm getting is white (big foamies roll) and the pieces have to be blue. I've read that clear would give it a bit too much of a gloss to it so do you think matte white would be fine?

It really doesn’t matter which color you use for a primer if you’re going to be painting it afterwards; even white spray paint will cover black Plastidip and vice-versa. However, if you’re painting it with acrylics, you may want to go with white just for the sake of making it easier to cover with blue.

Granted, take this with a grain of salt since I’ve only ever used black Plastidip. So I’m just speculating based on my other experience with white vs. black primers. I’d suggest checking a forum like The RPF to get some expertise advice!

September 2014
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Ready, aim, fire away.Cosplayer: Sirene as Kate BishopPhotography by Ithilnar, August '14.
Ready, aim, fire away.
Cosplayer: Sirene as Kate Bishop
Photography by Ithilnar, August '14.
September 2014
29

Anonymous asked

Hey sirene. I'm actually going to my first convention in a couple of months, and i have to get a hotel. How many people would you recommend in one hotel room, from past experience?????

I’ve stayed in a room with up to 18 people before and that was a complete and utter nightmare. Ideally, I like to keep my rooms at 4-6 people, depending on the size of the room itself. Paying a little extra is so worth having bed space for everyone and making sure everyone feels comfortable. (Plus, you know, fire codes are a thing and room stuffing violates many hotels’ policies!)

September 2014
29

Anonymous asked

Hello, I am sorry if you have already answered this, but how do you stay motivated to workout? I follow a work out calendar, and I will start okay the first week of the month, and then my 'aunt flow' comes for visit and after that I lose all motivation to workout and waste yet another month.

I have an entire tag on my personal blog devoted to workout advice and have posted about motivation many times! :) Please check there - and just a reminder that this blog is for cosplay-related questions!

September 2014
26

Anonymous asked

for your ty lee wig, you said you used foam core and a wooden dowel for support. can you elaborate on how you used a foam core base without the wig looking bulky? thanks~

I have already elaborated about that here!

Everyone, I really encourage you to use the search bar on my blog, as well as the *resources and *ask mango tags. Specific character Q&As are also tagged by the character name (i.e. add “tagged/chell” or “tagged/ty+lee” to the end of my URL). I’ve been getting tons of repeat questions this past week, including topics I’ve posted about multiple times (including detangling wigs and finding photographers).

So please take a moment to check my blog to see if your question has already been answered (or try Google, too)! It’ll take a few minutes of your time but I’d really appreciate it because then I can address other questions people send in that I haven’t talked about already. Thanks so much!

(Sorry if that was harsh… I just feel like I’ve been talking to a brick wall lately because I keep having to repeat myself all the time even when I’ve done everything I can to make navigating this blog super easy… OTL)

September 2014
25

Anonymous asked

Sorry, I tried searching your FAQ but couldn't find it! I tried following your boot cover tutorial and I've been having the problem that I can never get it on at the ankles! The stitches end up popping and the fabric fraying. Do you know any way I can prevent this?

I assume you’re talking about my Starfire work log? Otherwise I don’t have a specific boot cover tutorial! In that log, I’m using spandex, so I’m sewing with a zig-zag stitch which won’t pop when the fabric stretches. And if your fabric is fraying, you can use FrayCheck or clear nail polish to prevent it from doing so!

September 2014
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Via   •   Source

twinzik:

How 2 Freckles!

Use Aquacolors or any other water-based makeup (so that you can control the opacity) with a stipple sponge! We stippled on browns and a sunburn-y pink for these. Larger freckles can be applied with a pointy cue-tip! Contouring or warming the area first with shaded powders and a blush brush can help the freckles blend!

-Twinzik

September 2014
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How To Make A Wig Head That Has Your Hairline and Head Shape, with a wighead and less than $10 of materials! 

silencedrowns:

The immediate benefits of having one of these might not be so obvious, but once I made one a while back, I haven’t considered styling a wig on a head that ISN’T of this type! It allows you to do everything but measuring bang length on a head the same as yours. Want to spike a…

September 2014
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"I have no powers and not nearly enough training, but I’m doing this anyways. Being a super hero is amazing. Everyone should try it."
Cosplayer: Sirene as Kate BishopPhotography by Ithilnar, August '14.

"I have no powers and not nearly enough training, but I’m doing this anyways. Being a super hero is amazing. Everyone should try it."

Cosplayer: Sirene as Kate Bishop
Photography by Ithilnar, August '14.
September 2014
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I wanted to share some progress from my latest project, which is Fawn’s outfit from Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue! I’ve been dying to make another version of Fawn for ages, and I absolutely love this particular design of hers. It’s just so cute!

All the details on this costume were hand-painted and overall it took more than 35 hours of painting to do both the pants and tunic. I’ve included a step-by-step look at the process for painting the pants, along with a before/after of the tunic’s detailing. For more construction notes, check out this post on my Facebook, or take a look at my Instagram for more close-up progress photos! And as always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

The wings I’m using are the same from my previous Fawn costume. They were a custom commission from Fancy Fairy Wings & Things! Her work is incredible so definitely check it out.

I can’t wait to do a shoot for this costume! Just a few more details left to finish then it’ll be ready to go!