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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! 

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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!

September 2014
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Anonymous asked

Hi there! I have a quick question about cosplay. I have a Panty Anarchy Angel form cosplay, but the only thing is, I don't have a permanent solution for the leg straps. So far I've just been eyelash gluing ribbon straight to my leg, but 1. that's time consuming and 2. i don't like the way it looks. What would you do in this situation/do you have any suggestions for materials?

If it were me, I’d make those bands out of gold spandex or stretch vinyl. That way they’re cinched around your leg and should stay up relatively well on their own - or you can easily use sock glue to keep them up.

September 2014
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Anonymous asked

How does one get bias tape? Do they buy it from somewhere or what?

You can purchase bias tape at a fabric store (both in-person and online), or you can make it yourself!

September 2014
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At long last, it’s the final installment of my Automail series! And this is the fun part - putting the whole thing together!

Thanks so much to everyone who followed this build. I had so much fun making it and hopefully it was helpful to anyone out there looking to start creating armor!

September 2014
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Anonymous asked

How did you hem the opening of the dress around kyoko's soul jem?

I made a keyhole opening, then used applique for the shaped trim and bias tape for the straight trim.

The Dangerous Ladies have a tutorial on keyholes here!

September 2014
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"I cannot speak of my love for you… but I have the ability to dance."

Cosplayer: Sirene as Princess Tutu
Photography by Stephane Laroche @ Katsucon '14.
#princess tutu   #ahiru   #swan lake   #ballet   #odette   #cosplay   #*mangocos   
September 2014
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helms-deep asked

For the person going to the WA Con, which I'm assuming might be Emerald City Comicon in Seattle (a really terrific Con, btw), there's a very clean & convenient light rail service just outside the baggage claim terminal that's very reasonably priced, & will get you right into the heart of Seattle & a station where you can grab a bus to almost anywhere in the city. The public transportation in Seattle is great. For flights: check Alaska & Frontier: both have hubs here & are always offering deals.

Also, if it *does* happen to be ECCC that anon is talking about, I’m a Seattle local and this will be my third year going to ECCC. Glad to offer any advice and suggestions they need navigating Seattle for the weekend they’re here.

Thanks so much for offering some more specific advice! I’ve never been to WA so I can’t provide any firsthand info, so to the previous Anon, I’d suggest sending this fella a message to get some more details about where you’ll be heading for your convention and how to navigate the area!

September 2014
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Anonymous asked

I may or may not be going to a con out in Washington next year. It'll be my first time traveling alone. Coming from Michigan, would it be best to take a plane, train, or bus out to WA? Also, what would be best to pack? Thanks.

I personally hate trains and buses since they’re so slow and require taking more days off school/work for traveling. Whenever I’ve gone to cons outside the Midwest, I always fly! And I love flying alone, being in airports is so much fun. Don’t be nervous, just think of it as an adventure!

I prefer Southwest Airlines because they allow two checked bags free of charge, and they’re prices are usually much lower, too. They also run sales frequently, so if you know your convention date ahead of time, snag the flight tickets while they’re on sale!

CosplayTutorial has a fantastic list of what to pack for conventions that should help you out. And here’s a few other tips:

  • Remember to follow TSA regulations when it comes to makeup and wig products.
  • If you have anything fragile like props or styled wigs, I recommend keeping it in a hard-shell carry-on bag to prevent it from being damaged. Checked suitcases tend to get tossed around a bit, so keep anything breakable with you if at all possible.
  • I always bring at least one full cosplay and change of clothes with me in my carry-on, just in the tremendously awful (but fortunately unlikely) event that my luggage is delayed. That way I still have something to wear at the con in case my other costumes don’t make it right away.
  • Figure out your ground transportation ahead of time. How are you getting from the airport to the con center or hotel? Is there a shuttle, a bus, public transit? Will there be taxis available? Can a friend or family member pick you up? How are you getting back to the airport after the con? Plan ahead so you’re not panicking or stranded when you land.

If anyone else has any more tips to add, please feel free to share them!