Watch Nel’s Cosplay Boot Cover Tutorial!
There are a bunch of different staff tutorials here.
I suggest reading through a few of them and then choosing a method that is going to work for your budget, skill set, and tools you have available.
Wooden dowels or thin pvc pipes are common bases for staves, and insulation foam / expanding foam are common materials for lightweight staves and props in general.
This (and Last) Week In Cosplay - July 8th to July 21st, 2014
- Dashcon was a thing that happened and now we get hilarious cosplays from it. And ballpits at conventions become a lot more common!
- Sometimes props take cosplay to a whole new level of awesome.
- Our cosplay tutorial list got a major update (check the dropdown) as I continue to make the site even better.
- Marvel put out this guide to cosplaying and this women of Marvel podcast featuring Yaya Han. (Plus: I’m sure we can expect to see a lot of cosplays of the new Thor and Captain America )
- On the flip side, DC fans are probably already getting their new Batgirl cosplays ready.
- Cosplaying an alternate design of a character can help you stand out in a crowd.
- Cosplay really made a difference in this disabled veteran’s life
- Cosplayer Yau Wong Siu-lun wants the world to know that underneath the make-up and outrageous costumes, cosplayers are real people, too.
- CNN interviewed Hideaki Kobayashi, a well known Japanese crossplayer who demonstrates that cosplay doesn’t have an age limit
- If “Mi’lady” is part of your regular vocabulary you might love this cosplay.
Clay Horns Tutorial by neptunyan
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You’re going to be so cute! :P
Check out these tutorials for adding a ponytail to a wig. The easy way is to make a clip-on ponytail, the more challenging way involves adding wefts and stubbing but if you have a thick wig you might be able to get away with just pulling it up. The major difference in appearance is that you’ll have hair hanging down with the clip-on, and the hair will all be pulled up with stubbing.
Tutorial for Anna Boot Embroidery or Other Cosplay by MomoKurumi
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Handmade Lunch Bag tutorial by Create-Celebrate-Explore
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There are a bunch of crown tutorials here that can help you out.
Crowns can be made by many of the same materials used for armor. What works best will depend on your budget, space/tools available and the crown itself.
My go-to for a simple crown would be worbla sandwiched around craft foam or just craft foam by itself with some good priming before painting.
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I'm not sure what you mean by “ribbon”?
If you mean her scarf, it depends on if you want to sew, crochet or knit it. Though you could also purchase one.
If you mean her uniform scarf/bow thing there are some school uniform tutorials here and some bow-specific tutorials here.
Hope this helps!
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Skin top wigs make it easier for parting, but you can part a wig without a skin top. You’re biggest challenge will be doing it without having the netting be visible which can be resolved with a thick wig or by adding wefts to the wig to make it thicker in that area.
So I don’t think you need one but if you really want one… have you considered dyeing a wig? Black is a difficult colour to achieve so I would recommend using the FW Ink method (their ink is actually black, or closer to black than sharpie which is a mix of purple and such). Skin tops don’t really hold the ink from ink-dying but if it does you can clean it off with rubbing alcohol if it gets coloured.
Cosplay Tutorial ran a poll for a few months to see if people would want the tutorial list divided up into individual pages for easier linking, loading, viewing and all that jazz.
The “Yes, split it up” option won and so there are now individual pages for each major section of the list. Don’t worry, I know some of you love the list all on one page and so I kept that option available as well.
Once again thanks for your patience while I
experiment with update the site!
Ps. You can now see the series and characters for character/series specific tutorials. It might make searching easier ;)
Pps. The dropdown is needlessly long! Sorry about that. I’ll be reducing the size asap!
Anime Detour 2011 - Cosplay Masquerade Best in show Winner uploaded by Anime Detour
Personally My boyfriend and I have bought from clearlycontacts.ca, 9mmsfx.com and color-my-eyes.com and I would recommend them all (although the first two might not be the most cost effective).
i have heard good things about pinkyparadise, and honeycolor but I have not purchased from either of them.