Purchasing Cosplay Shoes

Thursday, 28 July 2011, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

When building a costume, it is easy to forget about your shoes until weeks before the convention.  Even with sufficient planning, shoes provide unique challenges given their shape, texture, coloring, and purpose.  If you decide to purchase shoes from a thrift store, you’ll be lucky to find a decent pair after hours of shopping and […]

The Making of Harry Potter Robes

Thursday, 21 July 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Peek At Our Projects

I’ve never before had time to make the Hogwarts school uniform, but with the story coming to a close and a midnight premiere to attend, I managed to find the proper motivation.  Enamored by the main characters, I decided to make the Gryffindor House robes.  (A decision which sparked great debate since, according to Janet, […]

Making Realistic Scars

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

This post is for anyone who wishes to cosplay one of those “tough” or “dangerous” characters – who make it a habit to pick a fight and leave with battle scars. Realistic-looking scars can authenticate any cosplay. Granted, they do not draw the crowds as much as someone plastered in fake blood; these scars are […]

Combining Two Wigs Into One

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

All wigs have a netted or elastic foundation onto which wefts (or strips) of hair are sewn.  It is quite easy – though tedious – to remove these rows of hair and transfer them onto another wig, effectively doubling the thickness of your original wig.  Although this technique of wefting makes ponytails look horrendously patchy,  […]