Papercraft

Thursday, 30 September 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Papercraft is the art of making models out of paper.  While this typically includes tiny anime figurines, it has expanded to include cosplay props, armor, and masks.  Think of it as cosplay origami with pre-printed fold lines and instructions. If you can create a computer graphic model of the item you would like to papercraft, […]

Realistic Elf Ears

Thursday, 16 September 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

There is a certain mysticism that accompanies long pointed ears.  Although this physical trait is most strongly associated with the elven race (Legend of Zelda; Banner of the Stars), it has also been embraced by the anime community to bestow grace and beauty to other non-elven races (Sesshoumaru from Inuyasha; the Herons from Fire Emblem). […]

Airbrushing Makeup: Part 2

Thursday, 9 September 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

In Airbrushing Makeup: Part 1, we talked about purchasing an airbrush and what additional materials you will need to get started.  This follow-up post will examine the logistics of facepainting, broaching subjects such as technique, safety, and maintenance. FACEPAINTING TIPS AND TECHNIQUE When airbrushing the face, do not exceed 6 PSI (pounds per square inch). […]

SacAnime 2010 Summer Photos

Sunday, 5 September 2010, 22:05 | Author : Amitie
Category : Announcements

Special thanks to all the cosplayers who attended SacAnime.  Although we were only able to attend the convention on Friday, we photographed a lot of great costumes. Enjoy!

SacAnime 2010 Summer

Sunday, 5 September 2010, 21:41 | Author : Kricket
Category : Convention Reports

SacAnime is one of those conventions that you could attend for one day and confidently say that you have seen everything.  Despite its small size, this convention is home to local talent, such as wig stylist Katie Bair and cosplay model PikminLink, and manages to draw big name voice actors such as Steve Blum, Ali […]

Airbrushing Makeup: Part 1

Thursday, 2 September 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

An airbrush is another “expensive tool” that cosplayers can consider purchasing if they are serious about cosplay.  Although an airbrush can serve many artistic purposes, within cosplay the most relevant use is makeup application.  Now, I’m not trying to tell you that your makeup should always be applied by airbrush, but if you need to […]