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Watch Nel’s Cosplay Boot Cover Tutorial!

Hello! I was wondering, do you have any cosplay tips on how to make a staff Morrigan (from dragon age) uses?

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. 

Goodluck! 

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. 
[Last Week in Cosplay] 
Clay Horns Tutorial by neptunyanView the Full Tutorial Here:http://neptunyan.deviantart.com/art/Clay-horns-tutorial-Elfen-Lied-Lucy-447689781
How do you make Dirk Strider glasses?
Anonymous
Hello there! I'm going to be cosplaying princess peach but the race track suit version and I was wondering how I should go about making her ponytail. Thanks for your time!
Anonymous

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. 

Goodluck!

Tutorial for Anna Boot Embroidery or Other Cosplay by MomoKurumiView the full tutorial here:http://momokurumi.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-for-Anna-Boot-Embroidery-or-Other-Cosplay-452966472

Tutorial for Anna Boot Embroidery or Other Cosplay by MomoKurumi

View the full tutorial here:
http://momokurumi.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-for-Anna-Boot-Embroidery-or-Other-Cosplay-452966472

Handmade Lunch Bag tutorial by Create-Celebrate-Explore

View the full tutorial here:
http://www.tonyastaab.com/2011/03/handmade-lunch-bag.html

How would you go around making a crown? My friend and I want to cosplay Fat Princess and are unsure how to make the crowns.

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. 

Goodluck!

Asuka Plugsuit Tutorial by Nyu Nyu CosplayView the full tutorial here:http://www.nyunyucosplay.com/?page_id=1265

Asuka Plugsuit Tutorial by Nyu Nyu Cosplay

View the full tutorial here:
http://www.nyunyucosplay.com/?page_id=1265

I was wondering how to make a ribbon like on Ayano Tateyama from KagePro wears? I'm not sure if it has a specific type of name or not and the way it's presented looks pretty complicated to make.

Image from www.zerochan.net

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!

I am looking at styling a wig for an Alana (Saga comic series) cosplay, I've been looking at a few styles and colors and while I found the color I was hoping to find it does not come in a style with a full skin top. Do you reckon I need one or am I just imagining it?
Anonymous

Image from: www.comicvine.com

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. 

Goodluck!

Needlessly Long

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 

Do you have any recommendations on where to buy colored contacts?
Anonymous

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. 

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