Airbrushing Makeup: Part 1

Thursday, 2 September 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly An airbrush is another “expensive tool” that cosplayers can consider purchasing if they are serious about cosplay.  Although an airbrush can serve many artistic purposes, within cosplay the most relevant use is makeup application.  Now, I’m not trying to tell you that your makeup should always be applied by airbrush, but if you […]

Your Cosplay Resource

Wednesday, 25 August 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

When I graduated from college, I promised myself that I would never write again. My resolve must have wavered since today marks the one-year anniversary of my cosplay blog. […]

Feminine Makeup for Crossplayers

Thursday, 19 August 2010, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly To achieve the rounded facial structure of female characters, we would like to emphasize the use of light foundation to create highlights–along with some other tips and tricks. We have shaded the above image to demonstrate where highlights are applied. *  *  *  *  * The following steps will guide you through the […]

Masculine Makeup for Crossplayers

Thursday, 12 August 2010, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

For masculine makeup, we want to emphasize the use of dark foundation to create shadows. We have shaded the above image to demonstrate where shadows are applied. By darkening areas of their face, women can create sharp angles and mimic the elongated facial structure of male characters.

Getting Started: Expensive Tools

Thursday, 22 July 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly As promised, we will now reveal the most luxurious sewing tools for those of you who would would like to take this hobby to the next level.  Through the acquisition of these items, you will transform your sewing area into a professional workspace.  Due to the size of these items, we recommend that […]

Getting Started: Intermediate Tools

Thursday, 15 July 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly Assuming you have gained some familiarity with the basic tools, this second set of recommendations will complete your collection of “essential” sewing tools. Although this comprehensive list is intended to introduce you to new tools, I am not suggesting that every item should be purchased.  Several items are only useful in a single […]

Getting Started: Beginner Tools

Thursday, 8 July 2010, 12:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly So you’ve inherited your first sewing machine, purchased fabric, and are now ready to start sewing your first cosplay costume – the question is, are you missing anything? *  *  *  *  * Fabric stores carry an abundance of sewing tools (commonly referred to as notions) but I have found that only a […]

Places You Can’t Cosplay II

Thursday, 24 June 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly I can imagine that many people will read the title of this post and develop a vendetta to prove me wrong.  I understand that with enough determination and self-esteem, one can cosplay pretty much anywhere.  However, it is important to remember that in some locations individuals must conform to safety regulations and corporate rules. […]

The Hot Springs

Thursday, 17 June 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly It has become a tradition for anime series to take a break from the story’s serious plot by sending the main characters to a communal hot spring resort.  Rather than focusing on a plot-driven story, the directors provide extensive fan service for their audiences.  Any water setting (e.g. beaches or swimming pools) would […]

Seasonal Photography: Summer

Thursday, 10 June 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly The element of water is an under-explored environment for cosplayers – probably due to the fact that most people do not believe their costume will survive being immersed in liquid.  However, it provides a natural method for distorting your appearance; in example, this cosplayer’s legs were elongated using a fish eye lens.  The […]