Manga-Inspired Photography

Thursday, 31 March 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

With the emergence of “Manga Dreams”, a touring art exhibit, cosplay photography is becoming a respected form of artistic expression. Photographers Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low recently had their work exhibited at the Hamiltons Gallery in London and the next exhibit is scheduled for the Maison Europeene de la Photographie in Paris. If you are […]

Enhancing the Chest

Thursday, 24 March 2011, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Every so often, Japanese animators ignore all the rules when it comes to female anatomy.  They create characters that have inhumanly large breasts (especially compared to their waist size) that bounce and jiggle from the slightest movement, whilst the air-headed female is too naive to realize just how appealing men find her body.  Now, whether […]

Purchasing A Sewing Machine

Thursday, 17 March 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

  Have you thought about purchasing a sewing machine, but realized you didn’t even know what type you were looking for?  We don’t always know what kinds of stress we are going to inflict upon our machines , but I would like to help you discover a sewing machine that will accommodate any cosplay situation.  […]

Hand Sewing Techniques

Thursday, 10 March 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Despite the innovation of modern technology, knowing the various hand-sewing techniques is still a relevant skill for costumers. For example, you might use hand stitching to allow movement between fabrics or create the illusion of an “invisible” stitch.  I have posted pictures of different hand-sewing techniques and supplemented them with instructional text from The Costume […]

Displaying a Bare Chest

Thursday, 3 March 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

It is common knowledge that females must bind their chest to achieve a convincing crossplay, but it is an illusion that depends quite strongly on the modesty of the costume and one’s ability to hide the bindings.  However, it is possible to wear more “revealing” costumes by manipulating the muscle and tissue in the chest.  […]