Making Realistic Scars

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

This post is for anyone who wishes to cosplay one of those “tough” or “dangerous” characters – who make it a habit to pick a fight and leave with battle scars. Realistic-looking scars can authenticate any cosplay. Granted, they do not draw the crowds as much as someone plastered in fake blood; these scars are […]

Zombies Invade FanimeCon

Sunday, 29 May 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Convention Reports

The end of the world has begun.  At precisely 9 pm on Saturday night of FanimeCon, seventy-one zombies invaded the McEnery convention center, drawn to the noise of late night festivities.  They emerged from the lower levels of the convention center and could be seen stumbling up the stair case on both the Hilton side […]

Distressing Costumes With Blood

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

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 attacked will […]

Bleeding Skin Wounds

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

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 blood.  Now, […]

Getting Started: Adhesives and Removers

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

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 time using […]