Dragon Wing out of an Umbrella - Tutorial by Aliuh

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Running out of supplies halfway through your project, during crunch time OR Not knowing if your wig is going to come in the mail on time?


Cosplayers & Costumers, we here at are always super appreciative and constantly in awe of your costumes, time and time again! As is now tradition, we would like to honor the costuming and cosplay community for the time and effort you’ve put toward the Marvel fandom throughout the month of October. For 31 days, we will highlight cosplayers & costumers through profiles, news articles, events and more! Plus you all get your chance to participate! Here’s how:

Every day, starting October 1, we will pick a cosplayer or costumer to profile on Marvel’s Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter.

If you’re interested in possibly being spotlighted, send in the photographs* of yourself in costume to:

Feel free to submit as an individual or group, but remember only Marvel cosplay & costumes will be accepted. Marvel’s use of all photos are governed by the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. All photos must be of cosplayers 13 years of age or older.

To see our previous Costoberfest coverage, check out the below:
Costoberfest 2011 Album
Costoberfest 2012 Album
Costoberfest 2013 Album

So remember to stop by, plus Marvel’s Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter every day for the month of October to celebrate in everything cosplay & costuming!

And for more information, head to our Costoberfest Hub!

*We will need a signed release (to be provided by Marvel) from the model and approval from the photographer of each photo.  All photos must be of cosplayers 13 years of age or older.

Tips on how to safely navigate a convention as a cosplayer by Yaya Han
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Tips on how to safely navigate a convention as a cosplayer by Yaya Han

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Bloomers Tutorial by Yiji

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Tip Tuesday #84

Have allergies / sensitivities? When commissioning a costume make sure to the let commissioner know! That way they can let you know if there is a possibility of contamination, especially if you have sensitivities to common laundry products or pets!

If you are a commissioner, make sure to inform your clients if you have pets, live in a smoke-filled environment or use products that may cause people to react. 


Lace Crowns — Quick Microwave Method 
makes ONE 18” crown

1/2 yard crocheted lace

  • (Also look for “Cluny Lace” or “Dyeable Cotton Lace”.  You can find the lace I used for these crowns HERE)
  • Fabric Stiffener (I used Aleene’s Stiffen Quick) 
  • Small bowl
  • Tacky Glue
  • 1 sheet posterboard
  • scissors
  • clear packing tape
  • paper plate or parchment paper
  • thin butterknife or offset spatula
  • sewing pin
  • Gold or silver metallic paint**
  • Rubber gloves
  • Paint brush
  • Hot glue gun or a jewelry adhesive (I used Aleene’s Platinum Bond Glass & Bead) 
  • Vintage jewelry, rhinestones, jeweled scrapbook trim, etc…

Step 1:  Place lace in a small bowl and cover with fabric stiffener.  Soak for 15 minutes.

Step 2:  While lace is soaking, prepare a crown form by cutting a 20” x 4” strip of posterboard.  If using a smaller piece, cut two 10.5” x 4” pieces.  Overlap by a 1/2” and tape together on the front and back.

Step 3:  Roll the posterboard in to a tube, 17.5” in circumference, and secure with packing tape.

Step 4: Remove lace from bowl, allowing excess to gently drip back in to the bowl.  Return excess stiffener to the original bottle.  Wrap the wet lace around the base of the posterboard form.  I used a spot of tacky glue to hold the overlapping ends of the lace together.

Step 5:  Put crown and form on a paper plate or piece of parchment.  Microwave on high power for 30 seconds.  There may be some crackling sounds in this initial phase. Continue to microwave in 30 second increments (depending on the power of your microwave, you might be able to go up to a max of 1 minute increments), until the lace is dry to the touch.
Step 6:  Remove plate from microwave and completely spray the crown (while still on the form) with stiffener.  Return to microwave and microwave in short increments till it is dry to the touch.
Step 7:  Repeat the process of spraying and drying until you’ve achieved the desired level of stiffness.  For me, I found that 7 spray/dry cycles was sufficient.
Step 8:  Remove crown from the form.  You may need to slide a butterknife or offset spatula underneath to help loosen it.  If some of the stiffener has closed up some of the holes in the lace, you can easily clean it out with the end of a pin.
Step 9:  Return the crown to the plate and microwave for an additional 30 seconds to a minute.  When removed from microwave, crown should be completely dry and stiff.  Set the crown aside while you set up your paint
Step 10:  Wearing rubber gloves to keep your hands clean, paint the crown, inside and out.  Do not be surprised when the crown goes soft with the application of the wet paint.  It will stiffen, harder than ever, when it dries.
Step 11:  Gently slide the wet crown back on to the posterboard form.  Set aside to dry.  You can use a hairdryer to help speed up the process, but DO NOT return the crown to the microwave. 
Step 12:  When crown is dry, attach bits of glitz and finery with a hot glue gun or jewelry glue.  I used bits of broken vintage jewelry that I dismantled with the help of tin snips.


I rarely post tutorials that aren’t mine, but I don’t think Eli has a cosplay tumblr and her new tutorial is great for beginners! :)


Disclaimer: This is for female-to-male transformations OR for anyone that wants to look extra manly image

Materials you will need:
- fabric scissors
- hot glue OR a sewing machine (you can attach them with thread or glue, both will work equally well)
- Approximately 1/2 yd cotton batting (the…


How to make a sword with insulation foam

1. Copy the pattern to the board and cut it.
2. Start carving.
3. When u finish carving it use a sander with a paper sand # 120.
4. Make a hole in the mid of the sword to put a stick inside so it wont break if hits some or something, then cover it with gypsum board filler. (This step might take time since u have to sand it many times and add filler many times if necessary).
5. Details can be added with foamy.
6. Once you done with details put 2-3 layers of mudge podge and paint it and done!

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Cosplayers who submitted their photos are starting to appear on the site, you can check it out on   :) 

If you submitted a picture and have not received an e-mail yet, I’ll get back to you asap. The first “wave” of images that were sent in are being reviewed and set up now, the second “wave” will be contacted as soon as I get through the first one. 


So decided to show how my wings are attached to the costume. theres no wire coat hanger as a brace, No ribbon ties at your armpits, and no corset method! But what you will need is a bra with removable straps and clear bra straps!

Lets get started!

1) & 2) Okay! so you have your bra! Remove the straps from the bra! that simple!

3) Now take your straps and adjust them to your preference. Now i got mine from Joann craft and Fabric for $6 but you can basically find them anywhere. preferably go for the plain ones for this method.

4) Now hook the straps to the bra loops in the front but leave the back for now a moment!

5) Now on the back of my wing base, i have 3 short strips of ribbon tacked down 3 side by side. you need these for the back portion of the straps.

6) thread the straps through the ribbon loops and clip the bra in place.

7) now just clasp on your bra! Preferably have a friend help you shimmy into it and then adjust the wings. if theyre too high or low just pull them up or down gently until theyre at the height you want and theyre straightened out.

8) Put on your blouse and once again, preferably have a friend help you out otherwise your arms look like chicken wings and they will cramp!

And there you have it!! comfy wings without that annoying harness! Happy cosplaying loves!

and for the wings, i followed this tutorial —->

MLP:FiM Pegasus Wings/Ears Cosplay Tutorial uploaded by Calenloki

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