Comic Con Masquerade 2012

Here is a video from my first ever cosplay masquerade. I have a long way to go but it is still a start.

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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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Welcome to Loveless’ Cosplay Blog

Hello all you cosplayers and geeky people,

After several years of cosplaying, I have decided to start a blog. I would like to show everyone the various cosplays I have done, tips and tricks, tutorials, and even work-in-progress videos and pictures. I would also like to share design ideas with you all. 

I’ve been cosplaying since middle school, and although I haven’t made as many costumes as I like, I’ve made considerable progress in developing new skills and techniques. Now before I start sharing all of my knowledge (ha) and cosplays, I would like to give you a rundown of what I do know and/or have done before.

1. Sewn full costumes

2. Made armor

3. Makeup, including prosthetics. 

4. Styled wigs. 

 

And finally, for this intro blog post, my costumes from oldest to newest…

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First Cosplay

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My second cosplay

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My own design.

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