Summer is the time for Cosplay!

I’ve been really lazy recently about updating this blog. It could be that I’ve been really busy with this costume I’m working on, or I just haven’t really felt like writing. When I’m not cutting out pieces of Pepakura armor that I’m making, I’m working on making cosplay videos. I am working on a second armor tutorial for cosplayers who want to learn how to make paper armor. I’ve also filmed most of my reviews of cosplay documentaries. The quality of the video is going to drastically improve because I will no longer be using my webcam. The next “season” of Adventures in Cosplay will be posted, hopefully, in the next week. 

This League of Legends cosplay has been a completely new experience. I’ve learned a lot about wig dying and styling. Making dreads using a cheap synthetic wig was a new experience. With all the washing of the dreads, I lost a lot of color. Next time, if I ever have to do this again, I would probably find a way that doesn’t involve locking creme wax. I’m hoping to create one of those iconic cosplays, but there is a lot of competition out there. Take a look at some of these awesome cosplays!

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I’m striving to make the best cosplay I have ever made. This is a very difficult cosplay, because it involves pretty much all the elements needed for costuming. I have to sew, mold and cast armor, style the wig, dye the wig, work with leather, work with body paint and makeup, and painting pieces of the costume. This costume will showcase all of my skills, and I hope it will be competition worthy. I’m not sure exactly which convention I will be wearing this costume to. It will probably be somewhere in the Midwest.  Right now, we have a basic concept for our skit, but we need two more people to play two summoners on the stage. 

 

There is another mini-project that I am hoping to pursue. I really want to make a Poro plushie. I thought they were extremely adorable, especially in the reveal animation for Braum. I’m also working on ideas for another project I might pursue in the future. I really want to make cosplay items to sell at conventions and online. I have a couple ideas, but I need money in order to make money.

 

I don’t know when the next blog post will be published, but I’m going to try doing these more regularly.

 

 

Adventures in Cosplay Episode 2 Part 1

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Here is the first part of the second episode of Adventures in Cosplay. This is a commentary on Syfy’s Heroes of Cosplay. I reuploaded it because part of it was missing.

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Today I have uploaded the first part of episode 2 of the Adventures in Cosplay series that I am making. There will be six parts of this episode and will be released within the next week. I am currently uploading episode 2. If you haven’t seen the series, I suggest watching this commentary to get a general idea of what happens in the show. I do not own anything from the show, I am merely commenting on it. I am using clips because it makes it easier for those who have not seen it to see what I am talking about. The video is flipped and the audio is altered to allow me to post it on Youtube.

Aventures in Cosplay Episode 1

The first episode to my video series Adventures in Cosplay. I am giving you some tips and tricks that have been helpful to me along the way. This is a very brief overview of what videos in the future will be like. I will be doing a bonus video, a commentary on Heroes of Cosplay to help beginners know what to do and what not to do.
Hopefully I can find a cord for my camera so I don’t have to keep using my webcam.

Disclaimer: I do not own cosplays shown in this video. I do not own Videohive. The logos were created by me.

Adventures in Cosplay Trailer!

Here is the first video in my series, “Adventures in Cosplay” where I give beginners tips on how to do cosplay. The first episode will be a brief overview of tips I will be giving in the upcoming videos.

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Disclaimer: I do not own Heroes of Cosplay. I got some of the after effects work from VideoHive. Logos are designed by me. Legend of Zelda was performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Merry Christmas Cosplayers!

Hello Interwebers and Cosplayers alike! 

It is that time of year where all of the Americans and westerners go out of their house to partake in the capitalist phenomenon of gift giving! Yay! I’m not going to lie, I like getting things for the holidays. It is the time of year when I can replenish my bank account so I can budget for a new costume. So far, I have spent $30 on my Vi Costume. I still have a long way to go, but I’ll be sure to keep you guys updated. 

I have all of the armor printed out and I’m ready to cut it out and put it together. I will post photos and screenshots and videos in the upcoming year. Very soon I will be posting some videos as well as my first masquerade video. That will be uploaded later today, so stay tuned. 

Thorin Oakenshield: The Work in Progress

After the last Hobbit movie, I decided I wanted to make a Thorin Oakenshield costume to wear to the next première and possibly a convention. First, I started by grabbing a ton of reference images, like these ones.

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After I gathered all of my images, I decided to pick up my fabric from Joann and the internet. I bought linen, vinyl, faux fur, and flannel. I ended up buying the pants and altering them.

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I picked up a couple of patterns to make each of the layers. I find that patterns are always useful to have even if you have made several costumes.

photo 2 Next I bought crepe wool and a wig. I bought the wig from a site called Amphigory. So far, I have not had too much trouble with the site and I recommend it for those looking to buy cheap, but quality synthetic wigs.

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Next I molded a few pieces of armor out of clay and molded them using rubber. I then used casting resin to cast about a hundred of them and painted them and covered them in a sealant. Then I attached them to the flannel piece. I did something similar to this with the belt. 1475846_598582230202041_1453753107_n

I also ended up casting ears for prosthetics.

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Next I made the vambraces out of tooling leather and dyed them a dark brown.

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Here is the final result!

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