Manga-Inspired Photography

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

Printer Friendly 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 […]

Enhancing the Chest

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

Printer Friendly 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.  […]

Purchasing A Sewing Machine

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

Printer Friendly   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 […]

Hand Sewing Techniques

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

Printer FriendlyDespite 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 […]

Displaying a Bare Chest

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

Printer Friendly 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 […]

Flattening the Chest

Thursday, 24 February 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly One of the quickest ways to determine gender is to take a glance at someone’s chest.  This is why it is so important for females to flatten their chests when they are crossplaying.  As you will quickly discover, this endeavor is not without a cost.  Since this method requires you to displace a […]

Getting Started: Theatrical Makeup

Thursday, 20 January 2011, 15:51 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly One thing you have to remember is that theatrical makeup was designed to be seen from a distance and under bright lights. As such, these products tend to be much thicker and brighter than cosmetic makeup and will require different techniques for applying.  Should you have the opportunity to attend a Theatrical Makeup […]

Wearing Wig Caps

Thursday, 6 January 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly Wigs greatly compliment any costume, but their authenticity is ruined when you can see strands of your own hair poking out beneath the wig.  We always recommend that cosplayers wear wig caps underneath the actual wig as a way of holding it in place.  It is important, however, not to shove your hair underneath the […]

It’s Time for Pre-registration!

Thursday, 23 December 2010, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly We understand that you probably just spent a ton of money on Christmas gifts, but there is one more expense you should consider before the new year: convention registration.  Since most conventions are held during the summer, registration begins as early as September and many conventions offer three or four pricing tiers, depending […]

Heavyweight Fabrics

Thursday, 16 December 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer FriendlyThis post will introduce you to the most common heavy weight fabrics.  Each fabric has different characteristics which determine the look and maneuverability of the fabric.  You can find detailed advise on how to cut and sew a specific fabric (including what size needle and presser foot to use) by checking out Sandra Betzina’s […]