Walking around Barefoot

Thursday, 16 June 2011, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly While wearing the Topless Sandal at FanimeCon, I felt as if my feet had become duck feet.  These sandals have limited flexibility and you often feel a constant pressure on the soles of your feet. However, despite my initial discomfort with these sandals, they allowed me a special privilege at the con — […]

Otaku House Cosplay Idol

Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly Otaku House is a retail chain located in Singapore.  They specialize in “Japanese toys, anime collectibles, cosplay products and other nonsensical gifts.”  For all of you cosplayers out there, they have a small selection of cosplay wigs and accessories.  We expect that they will offer more cosplay products as their popularity increases. * […]

Does Voice Matter?

Thursday, 2 June 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly I’d like to ask you, “How big of a role does voice play in your cosplay performance?”  More specifically, do you roleplay and pretend to speak like your character while at a convention?  In my experience, most people who cosplay really want to portray their character accurately in photographs, but typically will break […]

Straightening Wigs

Thursday, 19 May 2011, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly The following method uses high-temperature water to melt your wig for the purpose of “unstyling”.  This is one of many ways to manipulate your wig using heat.  We would like to give credit to Katie Bair for developing this styling method. . YOU WILL NEED: mannequin head, wig stand, quilting pins, saucepan, meat […]

Distressing Costumes With Blood

Thursday, 5 May 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly People who have lived through a traumatic event will always have visible signs of wear on their clothing; one of which is the appearance of blood.  Depending on whether the blood is a result of injuries to your and your friends or whether it is the blood of someone you may have violently […]

Bleeding Skin Wounds

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

Printer Friendly 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 […]

Getting Started: Adhesives and Removers

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

Printer Friendly 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 […]

Getting Started: Cosmetic Makeup

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

Printer FriendlyAs 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 […]

Lengthening the Eyes

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

Printer Friendly 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 […]

Enlarging the Eyes

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

Printer Friendly 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 […]