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Miccostumes Valentine’s Day Cosplay Contest

Valentine’s Day is for couples, and it ‘s not only for couples! We are hosting a cosplay contest on Miccostumes Facebook.

Enter your cosplay photos for a chance to win a $50 gift card or a cosplay wig (up to $30 value) from our very own Miccostumes cosplay store.  Check out the event details:

CONTEST TIMELINE: Submissions will be accepted between the time of this post and 11:59pm PDT on 2/10/2016. Votes will be accepted until 11:59pm PDT on 2/13/2016. The winners will be announced on Valentine’s Day, 2/14/2016

“COUPLES” CONTEST THEME:
The theme for this contest is “couples cosplay”. Each entry must include two or more cosplayers from the same series, game, etc. The characters do not have to have a canon romantic relationship, but must share enough similarities to be considered a pair. More than two characters is acceptable in cases such as love triangles and harems, but random assortments of characters will not be accepted.

VOTING & SCORING:
To vote, search the hashtag #miccontest2, and like+comment+share the entries that you wish to vote for. Each person may vote for an entry a maximum of 1 time. Please note that you must like, comment, and share a post to register as a single “vote”. This is a new measure we are trying out to prevent cheating using false accounts. Contestants are allowed to like, comment, and share their own posts, but doing so will not count towards their final score.

CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE:
After announcing the winners on our page, we will send out notifications to the winners asking them to confirm and claim their prizes. If a winner does not confirm within 3 days (72 hours) of the notice, or if he/she turns down his/her prize, the prize will be given to another contestant.

DISCLAIMER:
Contest rules are subject to change without notice.

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Don’t Blink! Or You’ll Miss The Biggest Flash Sale Of 2016

Bored with all those invariable New Year’s sales? This spring, let Miccostumes give you a fresh start——

Solely Common discounts?—- No, too monotonous

Merely new arrivals pre-sale— No, too boring

Only free shipping event?— No, too simple

TRIPLE Experience At One Time By Miccostumes!

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How to Make Cloud Strife Armor–Final Fantasy VII Remake

Do not get too excited on the announcement of the Final Fantasy VII Remake, we are presenting  the FF 7 Cloud Strife armor for cosplay! It is time to get real,and let’s see how they were developed.

Generally, the full set Cloud armor includes 2 forearm bracers and a pauldron. Firstly, we start  from the basic pattern making for the shoulder pad. The pauldron is equipped on Cloud’s left shoulder, keep this in mind and begin drawing the outline of the shoulder piece. Here pencil and EVA sheet are used.

After done with the drawing, Cut along the lines and glue along the curved edges.

CloudThen, carefully glue the 2 pieces together from the middle and what we get is a basic pattern for shoulder armor as pictured:

Could Final FantasyFinal fantasy VII Next big step is to finish the decorative figures of the shoulder piece. Similarly, draw design for the pattern and cut accordingly. Glue the two ends of each figure piece together as following photos.

Final Fantasy VII RemakeCloud StrifeIt’s getting obvious what we gonna to do next, of course glue the figure patterns to the basic shoulder piece. High five! We are nearly half way to finish the pauldron.

Final Fantasy CloudCould armorNext, take care of the details. Choose a suitable tri-glide and some rivets to glue them on the pattern. At this step, you’d better to take out a character image to follow and avoid any position mistakes.

Cloud cosplayWell, time to move to the paint spraying! Any prop makers would be familiar with this process, let’s save some words. After completing the metallic coloring, glue a 1cm thick hexagon to the spot where the screw patterns should go.

Cloud cosplay armorFinally, fix the screw design and we are done with pauldron process. It looks great, right?

Final fantasyNow we can get down to the left forearm bracer part. Prepare yourself some patience and set about EVA strips cutting. Make a basic pattern first and glue the thickest strips to it like the following photo.There after, add the figure patterns to the  thickest strip and a layer of thin pattern on the inner side.

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Welcome our new blog author:Jennifer Cosplay

Hey! My name is Jennifer aka Jennifer Cosplay.
I am from Melbourne Australia and I have been cosplaying for almost 2 years now, I specialise in armour and prop work. My favourite materials to work with would be foam and Worbla. I love healing people learn new things and share my knowledge of cosplay with the world! I’m looking forward to sharing my tips and showing tutorials on this blog.
– Jennifer Cosplay x
Instagram: @jennifurm
PS:If you want to be sponsored by Miccostumes.com,please check our write for us page!

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Completion of Genos Cyborg Arm Pre-sale, What’s Next to be Expected?

Miccostumes’ One Punch Man Genos cyborg arm pre-sale has been successfully completed, please allow us to express our gratitude for all of you. Thank you, everyone, for all your support and participation.

It would be appreciated if you can share us some photos. It’s also worthy to be mentioned that writting a review with pictures on our site would get $5 cash back.

As to how to wear, built-in elastic straps have been crafted for arm pieces to prevent slippage and looseness, while two magnets are used to fasten each shoulder piece. You may take the following photos as reference.

Genos shouldergenos armor wearWe guarantee the quality of all our products. If there are any problems with the size or quality of this product, please contact our sales members asap and we will arrange exchanges or returns.

Moreover, we are devoting continually to more hand crafted cosplay armors, if you are interested, please follow us on our blog or Facebook for latest news or communicate with any ideas or recommendations which have crossed your mind.

What’s coming next?  Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist and the Winter Soldier from Captain America: The Winter Soldier!

Are you excited about it? Let’s expect.

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winter soilder

At last, thanks again for your support, we will spare no efforts to make better costumes and armors in the year of 2016.

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