Digitally Enhanced Anime Eyes

Thursday, 3 June 2010, 12:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly Despite all the time spent  making your costume, the appearance of your face will also reflect upon your skill as a cosplayer.  Make-up is an essential part of your costume because it can create the appearance of flawless skin and enlarged eyes.  Although many cosplayers have accepted the challenge of bringing these cartoon […]

Crossplay and Other Physical Modifications

Tuesday, 1 June 2010, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

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The Price We Pay

Tuesday, 25 May 2010, 12:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly If you attend anime conventions for leisure, it can easily become an expensive hobby.   Consider for a moment the cost of each anime convention, including parking, admission, food, hotel room, dealer’s room, and even the materials for your costume.  But instead of letting these expenses spoil your weekend, you should consider different methods […]

Quality Pictures Without a Camera

Thursday, 20 May 2010, 12:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly As a cosplayer, I make it a priority to schedule an official “photo shoot” during each convention; this usually results in me wandering around the convention center and the surrounding streets as I search for a location.  Ideally, your photo shoots would be scheduled during the first day of the convention, when your […]

Behind Schedule?

Tuesday, 18 May 2010, 10:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly I never seem to get any sleep the night before a convention and it’s not because I am nervous with anticipation.  Typically, I’m trying to finish some minute detail such as altering a glove or painting props.  About two years ago, I promised myself that I would never bring my sewing machine to a […]

Changing the Color of Your Wig

Thursday, 13 May 2010, 12:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly When it comes to dying your wig, there are several options from which you can choose.  In the past, we have experimented with colored sharpies, cheap hairspray, and acrylic paints.  Although each method has its own adverse side effects (such as staining your costume or making your wig impossible to comb), we have […]

Purchasing Quality Wigs

Tuesday, 11 May 2010, 12:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly Although wigs can be made from human hair, synthetic fiber wigs are the most common and the least expensive. You can expect to purchase a wig for about forty dollars; however, price is not always a good indicator of quality. Rather, we wish to teach you how to recognize a quality wig based […]

Getting Started: Wig Supplies

Thursday, 6 May 2010, 12:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly If you are preparing to style your cosplay wig, we recommend purchasing some important tools before you get started. While many of these tools can be purchased from local beauty stores and wig shops, the simplest method is ordering all of your supplies online  from our favorite cosplay wig specialist: Petting Zoo Wigs.  […]

Why Should You Wear a Wig?

Thursday, 22 April 2010, 11:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly There are many reasons for a cosplayer to use their natural hair instead of a wig.  Some cosplayers might enjoy styling and coloring their hair.  Others might worry about their budget and consider wigs too expensive. But even with these considerations, there is still a significant drawback to using natural human hair; it […]

Taking it Serious

Tuesday, 20 April 2010, 10:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Printer Friendly As a costume fanatic, I enjoy forcing my friends to wear costumes they would never imagine themselves wearing.  As such, I took on the challenge of convincing my husband, Brian, to cosplay an extremely effeminate male (aka bishonen) from Mahou Tsukai Tai.  The plan was that Brian would cosplay an openly gay male character, Aburatsubo, and I would cosplay the girl who […]