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April 2014
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berndor:

shingeki no bathtub. sanitation’s greatest hope

christa- rinachur
eren- berndor
levi- solograyson
mikasa- mangosirene
sasha- koristarfire
photos- ckdecember

scrubbin’ titans all day errday

April 2014
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Anonymous asked

Hi Nina! my friend and I are working on an original cosplay right now, and one of the components is an arm warmer that isn't connected to anything but her arm itself, do you have any advice on how to keep it on her arm without sliding down???

Sock glue! It’ll be your new best friend for unattached sleeves, thigh-highs, and boot covers!

April 2014
12

Anonymous asked

How did you get your veria ears to stand up on your head? Were they attached to a headband?

Yep! My Viera ears had a headband base underneath the wig, plus they also were built around a craft foam template and had a thick gauge wire running through them, too. Here’s a diagram, hopefully it makes sense!

And the end result:

April 2014
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cosplaytutorial:

Shoe Painting Tutorial by CosplayCousinsView the full tutorial here:http://cosplaycousins.deviantart.com/art/Shoe-Painting-Tutorial-211372038

cosplaytutorial:

Shoe Painting Tutorial by CosplayCousins

View the full tutorial here:
http://cosplaycousins.deviantart.com/art/Shoe-Painting-Tutorial-211372038

April 2014
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twinzik:

Cosplaying Happy

twinzik:

Cosplaying Happy

#cosplay   
April 2014
08

Anonymous asked

Okay first off I apologize if this question is weird/too personal for you but I noticed you never seem to have the problem i do (at least in photos). So I totally understand if you're uncomfortable with answering! Well anyways, onto the real question! What's going on is that I'm cosplaying GLaDOS and wearing a leotard, which is white. You can see through the leotard super clearly and can see my bra even when its a sports bra and everything >-< any advice? I'm getting sorta desperate here!

White leotards are so tricky! I’d suggest looking into a seamless, nude-colored dance bra that matches your skin tone. Maybe something like this? Search around that site, they have a variety of styles and you may find something that will work! Otherwise, maybe try a full body tight under the leotard. I’m not sure how much support you need for your bust (I’m super flat so I can get away without a bra), but that’s another option!

April 2014
08

Anonymous asked

Speaking of eyelashes, do you ever use bottom lashes? I've been really interested in them but I have no idea how they're applied or which ones to buy. Any advice?

I’ve only ever used bottom lashes for Stocking, and those were individual lashes that I applied one at a time. I used the same method of minimal glue, letting it set for ~30 seconds before applying them, then holding them in place until the glue dried. I think individual lashes look more natural than strip lashes for that area, so that would be my recommendation!

April 2014
08
Huzzah, I did that cosplay meme that&#8217;s been going around Facebook this week! Isn&#8217;t it fun how you can be a chameleon with makeup?! (Although I&#8217;m not sure what Dylan O&#8217;Brien would think of my attempt at Stiles. Crossplay is definitely not my forte!)

Huzzah, I did that cosplay meme that’s been going around Facebook this week! Isn’t it fun how you can be a chameleon with makeup?! (Although I’m not sure what Dylan O’Brien would think of my attempt at Stiles. Crossplay is definitely not my forte!)

#cosplay   #meme   #*mangocos   
April 2014
07

Anonymous asked

Hi Nina! I was looking for some fake eyelashes. Could you recommend some brands or types you used or liked? Are there any cheep ones you have used that you would recommend using? Are there any tips or dangers about eyelash glue? Thanks so much!

I have a lot of friends who order eyelashes online, but personally I just get mine from Sally’s Beauty Supply or Cosmo Beauty (a downtown Chicago store). Cosmo has great lashes for only $1.99 so I’m definitely a fan of those, haha. Otherwise Ardell lashes are fantastic! You can even find ‘em at stores like CVS, Walgreens, your local chain grocery store, etc.

If you’re just starting to use fake lashes, here are a couple tips I can offer:

  • Test the placement of the lashes before breaking out the glue. You may need to trim them to fit your eye. Line up the inner end (shorter lashes) with the inner start of your natural lashes, then trim off the excess on the outer side. This will make them look less fake.
  • Only use a thin line of glue, don’t glob it on like frosting on a gingerbread house.
  • Let the glue dry for ~30 seconds before applying the lashes.
  • Make sure you can get really close to the mirror to see what you’re doing. (Bonus tip: It helps to bring a standing cosmetic mirror with you to cons just in case there are limited mirrors in the hotel/everyone is hogging it/the sink is obnoxiously extended so you can’t lean close to the mirror. Just find a corner of the room with some good lighting and you can do your makeup in peace!)
  • You can use tweezers or lash applicators to place them, but I’m lazy and just use my fingers.
  • Hold them in place for another ~30 seconds to let the glue set.
  • Go over the lash line with liquid eye liner to cover up any excess glue and help blend them in to your makeup.
  • If you’re having issues getting the lashes to fit the arch of your eyelids, consider cutting them in half and applying each half one at a time.
  • Lastly, you can use an eyelash curler at this point and a minimal coat of mascara to blend your natural lashes with the falsies to make them look more realistic.

Here’s a great video tutorial showing the whole process!

Remember: it gets easier with practice. Trust me. I’ve been using them for years and this past Katsucon was the first time I was actually satisfied with how I put them on.

April 2014
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elijah-is-sportin-wood:

Very pretty and fabulous Miss Piggy at Shutocon 2014!

***If anyone knows the cosplayer in this photo, please tell me and I’ll tag them straight away

#shutocon   #cosplay