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Tutorial paint armor antique gold by Ankh-Feels

View the full tutorial here:
http://ankh-feels.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-paint-armor-antique-gold-432003020

I would like to cosplay as Hope Summers but I don't know how or what to make her boots out of, can you help me?
Anonymous

If you’re looking to make boots, look into these boot cover tutorials:
http://cosplaytutorial.com/list/footwear.php

Boot covers look like boots, but are actually fabric (or other material) covers for boots or shoes to make them look like the crazy stuff people draw for characters to wear. 

Vinyl/PVC is a common fabric for boots but depending on the outfit you may want to use spandex or another fabric instead. I also noticed she has an outfit with some armored boots, check out the craft foam armor and other armor tutorials here

Goodluck!

I really want to make a cosplay that deals with a really long and poofy dress, and I'm considering on using a cage but I'm still not quite sure if there is anything else I need to be aware of when making something like this. So can I have a couple tips please??
  • Pay attention to the shape of your hoopskirt. It’s going to support the shape of your dress and so certain styles require specific cage shapes. 
  • A petticoat over top of a hoopskirt can help hide the lines of the hoops and give it more volume. 
  • Plan how to keep your dress safe when walking around and outdoors. Long dresses drag on the ground and can get stepped on, dirtied or torn. It may be a good idea to have the dress be slightly shorter than you if you plan to walk around a lot, especially outdoors or in crowded areas. 
  • You might find historical / renaissance costuming resources and forums to be helpful! 
  • Expect to spend a lot of money because you’re probably going to be using some quality fabrics, and also big dresses take up a lot of fabric.

Anyone who has made some long and poofy dresses want to share their tips?

I'm going to be attempting a Nolanverse-esque Nightwing soon, and I was wondering if you have any tips on making costumes with foam utilising Pepakura? I'm also planning to attach the pieces to an undersuit to give a more lightweight feel. Any tips would be much appreciated!

If you’re talking about EVA foam, the pepakura is a cheap template material to make mockups with and then use as a pattern. If you just plan to use the paper craft as-is, you need to strengthen the piece because paper is pretty weak. Bondo and fiberglass work well for this. 

The armor section of the tutorial list might have some good resources:
http://www.cosplaytutorial.com/list/armor.php

Particularily if you look at the pepakura and eva foam / craft foam armor sections. 

Goodluck!

merinocosplay:

Sakura celebrates Shark Week!

I Love Cardcaptor Sakura and this is my newest Sakura costume from the first opening. I made everything aside from the petticoat (and stockings and shoes). 

Thanks so much to Kevin Chan for taking the time to shoot with me and Mr. Shark! To see more of his work check out his website

cosplaytutorial:

Tip Tuesday #79

Have a masquerade backup plan in case your sound doesn’t work! This can be as simple as a short script for the announcer to read and a few poses to go with it. 

Tip Tuesday #79

Have a masquerade backup plan in case your sound doesn’t work! This can be as simple as a short script for the announcer to read and a few poses to go with it. 

Vault/Jumpsuit Tutorial (pattern included) by fangirlasylum

View the full tutorial here:
http://fangirlasylum.deviantart.com/art/Vault-Jumpsuit-Tutorial-pattern-included-446778606

Do you agree? What do you think cosplayers need to stop doing?

Mercenary Katrina (LOL) Cosplay Breastplate Armor by Nancy 

View the full tutorial here:
http://www.darksideofbeauty.com/2013/08/mercenary-katarina-lol-cosplay-part-2.html

Tutorial: How to Seal and Paint Foam Armor for Cosplay by Otaku and Fit

View the full tutorial here:
http://www.otakuandfit.com/seal-paint-foam-armor/

Attack on Titan Jacket Tutorial by neptunyan

View the full tutorial here:
http://neptunyan.deviantart.com/art/Attack-on-Titan-jacket-tutorial-details-440193835






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