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Cat / Inuyasha tutorial Ears by Glory-chanView the full tutorial here:http://glory-chan.deviantart.com/art/Cat-Inuyasha-tutorial-Ears-287102881

Cat / Inuyasha tutorial Ears by Glory-chan

View the full tutorial here:
http://glory-chan.deviantart.com/art/Cat-Inuyasha-tutorial-Ears-287102881

Thorin fans and dwarf cosplayers might enjoy this quote from an interview with Richard Armitage :)

GD: Talking of ownership of the role – what do you think about the fans who do such amazing cosplay, where they dress up as the characters? I know one lady who does an absolutely brilliant Thorin; I wondered what you think when you see these folks with incredible costumes on which they have lavished hours of work, and they come out as dead ringers for the characters.

RA: I know! And a lot of them are women – and they’re growing their own beards and everything! It’s kind of amazing that they can do that… [laughs] No, I’ve seen a few bearded ladies… I think it’s brilliant. I’m always immensely impressed at the workmanship, and the way that they’ve looked at the costumes and copied them – I think it’s pretty amazing. And I’m sure it’s one of the reasons why the costume design is so detailed – because they know that people will look at it in that kind of detail, and study it.

Fairy Make-Up Tutorial by JackyChipView the full tutorial here:http://jackychip.deviantart.com/art/Fairy-Make-Up-Tutorial-Cosplay-Costumery-384634220
Ontario cosplayers might enjoy this! It’s a chance to wear a costume and do some good for the community.Northern Panic: Cosplay City Clean Up!A Cosplay City Clean Up Competition!Hosted By Northern Panic Date: Sunday May 4th 2014Time: 11:00am - 3:00pmLondon and Toronto are going to face off in their first annual Cosplay Clean Up! The mission is to see who can clean their Canadian city the best, while in costume! Teams will be headed up by Don’t Panic Cosplay in London, Ontario and by Northern Belle in Toronto, Ontario. Both teams will take before/after photos of their parks and a photo of all the trash collected and a ‘winner’ decided.

Ontario cosplayers might enjoy this! It’s a chance to wear a costume and do some good for the community.

Northern Panic: Cosplay City Clean Up!
A Cosplay City Clean Up Competition!
Hosted By Northern Panic 
Date: Sunday May 4th 2014
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm

London and Toronto are going to face off in their first annual Cosplay Clean Up! The mission is to see who can clean their Canadian city the best, while in costume! Teams will be headed up by Don’t Panic Cosplay in London, Ontario and by Northern Belle in Toronto, Ontario. Both teams will take before/after photos of their parks and a photo of all the trash collected and a ‘winner’ decided.

Winged Eyeshadow Tutorial by Hed-yView the full tutorial here:http://hed-y.deviantart.com/art/Winged-Eyeshadow-Tutorial-199221215

Winged Eyeshadow Tutorial by Hed-y

View the full tutorial here:
http://hed-y.deviantart.com/art/Winged-Eyeshadow-Tutorial-199221215

Don’t be afraid to ask other cosplayers for advice! Someone who has already made the costume can tell you what to avoid and what worked which saves you time, stress and money. I always suggest including other cosplayers when gathering references so you can see what they did that you like, but you can also keep them in mind when you get stuck. Most cosplayers will be happy to share their secrets if you ask nicely :)

Don’t be afraid to ask other cosplayers for advice! 

Someone who has already made the costume can tell you what to avoid and what worked which saves you time, stress and money. I always suggest including other cosplayers when gathering references so you can see what they did that you like, but you can also keep them in mind when you get stuck. Most cosplayers will be happy to share their secrets if you ask nicely :)


Covering Eyebrows by AnimosityCosplayView the full tutorial here:http://animositycosplay.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-Covering-Eyebrows-194168391
8)  This made my morning(If you know who the cosplayers are please let me know so I can credit)

8)  This made my morning

(If you know who the cosplayers are please let me know so I can credit)

…..you know that you can paint your eyebrows with watercolors, too…..no need to apply glue (i mean wtf? Glue????)

Thanks for the submission!

If a tutorial is credited then it’s one being shared by Cosplay Tutorial, not one that I wrote. We aim to share a variety of different methods for various parts of cosplay. Just because a tutorial shows one method, it does not mean that there aren’t others out there! 

There are many different ways to colour eyebrows. Some work better for people with lighter eyebrows and some work better with darker eyebrows. The paint & glue method is actually quite common for people with dark eyebrows. The glue allows the acrylic paint to wash out, otherwise you’ll be stuck for awhile. Glue sticks can also be used to hide the eyebrow completely. 

Whether you use water colours or acrylic paint, make sure it is NON-TOXIC. Some paints contain pigments that can be hazardous to your health. While many of the dangerous ingredients need to be inhaled or ingested to cause damage, it’s not a good idea to have it sitting above your eyes - another entry to your body. 

Some of the inorganic pigments, in particular cadmium pigments, chrome yellow and zinc yellow may cause lung cancer.  In addition lamp black and carbon black may contain impurities that can cause skin cancer.

Chromate pigments (chrome yellow and zinc yellow) may cause skin ulceration and allergic skin reactions (such as rashes).

source: http://web.princeton.edu/sites/ehs/artsafety/sec10.htm


You can google for the product’s MSDS sheet to check the toxicity of your paint products. Use the MSDS (material safety data sheet) because the name of the product might not reflect what pigments are used. 

And when in doubt, use makeup instead! Theatrical makeup works, but you can also find eyeliners and eyebrow pencils in a variety of colours. 

Eyebrow Painting Tutorial by glory-chanView the full tutorial here:http://glory-chan.deviantart.com/art/How-to-paint-eyebrows-199467303Be careful if you use this method, make sure that you are using skin safe (certified NON-TOXIC) paint! Also make sure that you are using small amounts on the brush, so that it does not drip into your eyes. This method is great for people with dark coloured eyebrows who have trouble getting a solid colour with eyeshadow or other methods.  

Eyebrow Painting Tutorial by glory-chan

View the full tutorial here:
http://glory-chan.deviantart.com/art/How-to-paint-eyebrows-199467303

Be careful if you use this method, make sure that you are using skin safe (certified NON-TOXIC) paint! Also make sure that you are using small amounts on the brush, so that it does not drip into your eyes.

This method is great for people with dark coloured eyebrows who have trouble getting a solid colour with eyeshadow or other methods.  

isssecosplay:

chairhiro:

handsomejackass:

do-you-have-a-flag:

fav person of the day

because actually helping people with cosplay emergencies!

literally the most important man at supanova this year

he gave me double sided tape

what a good human being

petition to have a designated Captain Patch-It at all cons from now on.

A real life hero :D

Featured Cosplayer: Hepheistion Amynthoros asYuan Ka-Fai from Tales of Symphonia
Photo By: Greencat
We talked with Hepheistion about their costumes and the hobby, read the interview below!

CosplayTutorial:Your eyes are really grabbing my attention in the picture, but I am also impressed by the sword. How did you make it? Hepheistion: For this great eyes I used “Green Werewolf” contact lenses which I found on a lens store in the internet. My weapon is made of a wooden stick in the middle and for the blades I used hard foam boards, which you usually use for isolating your walls. But they are great for weapon making 
CosplayTutorial:Eyebrow colouring and covering is something a lot of people ask about! Do you mind sharing how you accomplished those bright blue brows?Hepheistion: For my eye brows I used at first a normal skin make-up to cover my actual one. Then I took a thin brush and acryl colors (didn’t found any make up in that same color as my wig was, that’S why I used acryl colors) and draw the eye brow line. Acryl colors are easily to wash from skin or hair too, so I still could go to work on next day xD
CosplayTutorial:How do you get motivated to cosplay?Hepheistion:  I always loved to tinker and drawing when I was a child and I still love it. And since I was on my first Manga/Anime convention and I saw all the great cosplayers there I really wanted to make one too. And as more experience I got over the years as more cosplays I wanna do and try always new stuff to work with and try to beat myself with every single cosplay. Also my friends motivating me all the time to do more cosplays since I love to cosplay with other people and groups.
CosplayTutorial:Do your friends and/or family know about or support your cosplay?Hepheistion: My family knows about my cosplays and my hobby. Most of them are not really interested in it at all but atleast my mum likes my work and every time suprised again what I’ve made again. But all my friends know about my hobby and most of them are supporting it since some are cosplayers too. 
CosplayTutorial:What are your top 5 dream costumes that you would want to make?Hepheistion: That’s the most difficult question! It’s hard to say which 5 cosplays would be my dreams. 2 of my really really wanna cosplay them are Dovahkiin of the game “Skyrim” and Fili from the movie “The Hobbit” and these 2 I will make this year. Another one I really wanna make is a huge heavy armor of the MMORPG “Tera” which will be my project for 2015. But I really can’T say which cosplay will be on my wish list too. But I’m sure I will find one of my favourite character where I have to say “YES! I wanna cosplay you!” 
CosplayTutorial:Anything else you’d like to share about the costume?Hepheistion: The whole cosplay was made by myself and took around 1 month. Most complicated and time intensive part was the sewing of the golden bias bindings. The weapon is made with a long wooden stick inside and for the blades I used hard foam boards which is a light material and great for weapon making. But the due the size of my weapon (ca. 230cm / ca. 90inch) it still was a bit heavy to carry it the whole day. With acryl colors I added the details to the weapon together with a friend due the lack of time one day before the convention. 
Love this cosplay? Let the cosplayer know! Follow their facebook page or deviantart and leave some comments:

Featured Cosplayer
Hepheistion Amynthoros asYuan Ka-Fai from Tales of Symphonia

Photo By: Greencat

We talked with Hepheistion about their costumes and the hobby, read the interview below!

CosplayTutorial:
Your eyes are really grabbing my attention in the picture, but I am also impressed by the sword. How did you make it?

Hepheistion: 
For this great eyes I used “Green Werewolf” contact lenses which I found on a lens store in the internet. My weapon is made of a wooden stick in the middle and for the blades I used hard foam boards, which you usually use for isolating your walls. But they are great for weapon making

CosplayTutorial:
Eyebrow colouring and covering is something a lot of people ask about! Do you mind sharing how you accomplished those bright blue brows?

Hepheistion: 
For my eye brows I used at first a normal skin make-up to cover my actual one. Then I took a thin brush and acryl colors (didn’t found any make up in that same color as my wig was, that’S why I used acryl colors) and draw the eye brow line. Acryl colors are easily to wash from skin or hair too, so I still could go to work on next day xD
CosplayTutorial:
How do you get motivated to cosplay?

Hepheistion: 
I always loved to tinker and drawing when I was a child and I still love it. And since I was on my first Manga/Anime convention and I saw all the great cosplayers there I really wanted to make one too. And as more experience I got over the years as more cosplays I wanna do and try always new stuff to work with and try to beat myself with every single cosplay. Also my friends motivating me all the time to do more cosplays since I love to cosplay with other people and groups.
CosplayTutorial:
Do your friends and/or family know about or support your cosplay?

Hepheistion: 
My family knows about my cosplays and my hobby. Most of them are not really interested in it at all but atleast my mum likes my work and every time suprised again what I’ve made again. But all my friends know about my hobby and most of them are supporting it since some are cosplayers too.
CosplayTutorial:
What are your top 5 dream costumes that you would want to make?

Hepheistion: 
That’s the most difficult question! It’s hard to say which 5 cosplays would be my dreams. 2 of my really really wanna cosplay them are Dovahkiin of the game “Skyrim” and Fili from the movie “The Hobbit” and these 2 I will make this year. Another one I really wanna make is a huge heavy armor of the MMORPG “Tera” which will be my project for 2015. But I really can’T say which cosplay will be on my wish list too. But I’m sure I will find one of my favourite character where I have to say “YES! I wanna cosplay you!”
CosplayTutorial:
Anything else you’d like to share about the costume?

Hepheistion: 
The whole cosplay was made by myself and took around 1 month. Most complicated and time intensive part was the sewing of the golden bias bindings. The weapon is made with a long wooden stick inside and for the blades I used hard foam boards which is a light material and great for weapon making. But the due the size of my weapon (ca. 230cm / ca. 90inch) it still was a bit heavy to carry it the whole day. With acryl colors I added the details to the weapon together with a friend due the lack of time one day before the convention.

Love this cosplay? Let the cosplayer know! Follow their facebook page or deviantart and leave some comments:

Hi! I'm making a leather jacket, but I'm using a pattern for cotton fabrics. I read somewhere that the sleeves would need to be modified for leather, because leather isn't streachy and it wouldn't look good with straight sleeves (which cotton jackets have, leather have curved sleeves). Thing is, I'm using pleather/fake leather and it's a bit strechy (a 35% cotton 65% polyester mix) but in some directions it's more strechy than others. Should I modify the sleeve-pattern or not?

Pleather can be non-stretch (depending on the backing fabric), 2-way stretch or 4-way stretch. If it’s stretching in one direction it sounds like it’s 2-way stretch and is probably more stretchy than most cottons. It should be fine with a straight sleeve. My boyfriend made a faux-leather jacket forever ago with 2-way stretch pleather and it worked for the straight sleeve.  

If you’re concerned about the pattern you can do a mockup with fabric that has a similar stretch to see if it works. If you have enough pleather then you may even want to do a mockup with the pleather, but that can be costly - it’s better to stick to cheap fabrics for mockups. If you’re having problems getting it to work, make alterations to the mockup and then use that as your sewing pattern! 

Anyone else have insight here?

Eyebrow coloring tutorial by hylian-dragonessView the full tutorial here:http://hylian-dragoness.deviantart.com/art/Eyebrow-coloring-tutorial-179884429