Making Realistic Gun Props

Thursday, 29 December 2011, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

If you want to quickly and easily create a gun prop to accessorize your costume, we recommend implementing a technique called “silver leafing.”  The term “leafing” normally refers to a sheet of paper that is used to transfer metal pigments onto a solid surface by applying pressure; however, we tend to use it’s simplified counterpart […]

Safety Considerations for Prop Guns

Thursday, 22 December 2011, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Within the convention environment, one of the most controversial topics is whether cosplayers should use seemingly-realistic guns as props.  In order to bring about such a large event with a high volume of pedestrian traffic, these non-profit organizations have legal and moral obligations toward the safety of the public.  To this end, convention staff set […]

Name that Fabric… Hound’s Tooth!

Thursday, 15 December 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

I make it a point to study fabric in anime.  It is the job of the texture artist to recreate the appearance and movement of specific textiles to smoothly integrate with the character design.  By studying and identifying animated fabric we can strive to create highly accurate cosplay costumes.  “Name that Fabric” will be a […]

Anime Synopsis – Guilty Crown

Thursday, 8 December 2011, 8:00 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

After a massive pandemic, Japan turned to the United Nations for assistance.  Ten years later, Japan is an occupied country, with the UN’s GHQ troops enforcing martial law.  Shu, a normal highschooler, ends up on their bad side when he stumbles upon Inori, a pop idol who’s on the run from the GHQ with a […]