Bleeding Skin Wounds

Thursday, 28 April 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

There are many types of commercially available blood on the market, depending upon whether you need a higher or lower level of viscosity (chunky, thick, squirtable, or scabby), dark or bright coloring, or whether you want the blood encapsulated as a squib.  This post will teach you how to make and apply fake blood.  Now, […]

Getting Started: Adhesives and Removers

Thursday, 21 April 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

If your character has long elf ears, excessive facial hair or a deep wound, we recommend purchasing latex prosthetics to better emulate your character.  Given that there are a wide variety of prosthetic suppliers online, we are going to teach you how to use adhesives and removers. Note: If this is your first time using […]

Getting Started: Cosmetic Makeup

Thursday, 14 April 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

As you are packing up your bags and planning your upcoming cosplay appearance, you should take a moment to make sure you’re bringing the right makeup supplies – many of which fall into the category of cosmetic makeup.  Although you will probably bring your favorite name brand foundation and powder and perhaps whatever eyeliner you […]

WonderCon 2011

Saturday, 9 April 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Convention Reports

It surprises me each year to see so many geeky subcultures intermingling at WonderCon. However, unless you earnestly want to break into the comic book industry, this convention is first and foremost a big advertising venue. All the big players had booths in the dealer’s room with DC Comics promoting their Green Lantern franchise, Marvel […]

Lengthening the Eyes

Thursday, 7 April 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Unlike the innocent wide-eyed anime characters, it is typically the mature and arrogant male characters that are endowed with long and narrow eyes.  These are the characters that I most enjoy crossplaying since they inevitably are more attractive in their confidence. Below, we have outlined how to recreate the lengthened anime eyes when you cosplay. […]

Enlarging the Eyes

Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

In the past, we’ve introduced the concept of imitating anime eyes using makeup products.  Drawing upon similar techniques, I have designed my own method on how to enlarge your eyes that will be subtle enough to wear at the convention. You will need: Brown Eyeshadow White Eyeshadow Black Eyeliner 1 pair of Ardell Fashion Lashes […]