The demon weapon Shikama Dōji has been the typical symbol of Shinoa Hiragi, any one who wants to cosplay this character can not neglect the scythe. Therefore, in this tutorial, we are providing a way of home-making the Shinoa weapon for cosplayers. (more…)
Unlike the other RWBY team weapons which all include some sort of blade, Yang’s weapon is a pair of gauntlets known as Ember Celica. To cospay such a firecracker-like character, you will need to learn how to make this Dual Ranged Shot Gauntlets.
As always, the first step involves pattern drawing. Draw patterns on papers and trace
them on EVA sheets of 10 mm thickness.
For each gauntlet, we need 6 pieces of EVA patterns to assemble into a whole. In the picture above, pattern 1 is for the base, patern 2 is cartridge belt, pattern 3 is the cover, pattern 4 is muzzle cover sheet, pattern 5 and 6 are elbow pieces.
Pattern 2 should be 5cm longer and wider than pattern 1. Also pattern 5 should be 3.5cm wider than pattern 6.Once finished the eva pattern cutting, roll up the pattern 1 and glue.
The 10mm EVA is kind of tough, rub or warm it first before gluing.Then glue the pattern 2 onto it, the seam of these two piece should be close enough, so that they can
be fully shielded by pattern 3. (See photos below)Next, glue the pattern4, 5 and 6 together as pictured, you can see the seams obviously. Donot worry, overlay the pattern 3 on and they will be covered.
Done with that,polish the edges and use heat gun to blow, the surface will become tight and smooth. Next step is to brush with latex, which will make the EVA as hard as wood. For your reference, I brushed them four times.When the latex get dried, it looks glossy. Time to polish again. Use polisher to take care of the rough surface and blow with a heat gun once more.
Pleasantly, we are almost done with the mainbody.
For bullets, cut the PVC tube into suitable length, and glue 3mm EVA sheet to the each end of the bullet. Then paint them red.Similar way to make the muzzle. Color the PVC tube into silver and cut it in length. find the whereabout the muzzle should be and glue.In case of falling off when wearing and posing, apply hot melt glue to fastern the elastic band at the inner side,
and then glue an EVA piece to reinforce.It’s getting like powerful Ember Celica!
Donot forget to draw the margin with black. Be carefull, you are not doing it on a flat. Crazy adventures are awaiting ahead, are you going to find your own RWBY team members or fight alone?
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What you will need for creating a hooded cape:
-Some fabric you like, from black to violet, but always dark!
-A chalk pencil.
-Some kind of hood to take the shape from.
-Some scrap of paper.
-A ruler (not pitcured, ops!) Start of with your fabric folded.
We’re doing a half a circle, so we need only 1 fold to do it.
If you fold it 2 times, you will have a whole circle!Take your chalk pencil and mark 15-20 cm starting from the corner of the folded fabric with small dots, forming a quarter of a circle.
Pay attention not to move around the ruler, or you will lose the center!
Makeup is the art on your face, and for cosplay, it is more about changing your face for a specific character from 2 dimensional world. Mostly eye makeup is the key to the whole look, so we will mainly talk about the Mikaela eye part in this tutorial.
To aviod messing or bluring the makeup, it’s better to wear the contacts ahead of time. Here is how the eyes look like without any makeup.To begin with, use concealer to cover all over the eyebrow, apply evenly and tap the edges to make it natural to see. After that, draw on brows according to the character feature. The eyebrow shape has been marked with red lines as the picture below.
Also pay attention to the eyebrow tail trend.Do not make the brow heavily penciled, when done with the shaping, it looks like thisNext, lining eyelids. This is the eyeliner used. Draw from the inside to the outer corner of the eye without any hands tremble, For the unmarked corner, you can either disregard it or draw according to your own face shape.
Besides, close you eye to check, and take care of the details.Done with that, appy some shadow to the outer corner of the eye.Commonly, anime characters have abnormal big eyes and double eyelids. Here we will use brown eyeliner to draw a fold on the eyelid. Again, control your hand from trembling. Then, take out the lipstick, and draw a arc at the lying silkworm area. Spread it evenly with cotton swabs. It turns out surprisingly great, right? Apply some mascara, and your eyes will look brighter. Now we’ve almost finished the eye makeup. what’s left are shaping your nose and put on some lip gloss.Try on the wig and get excited! Do you feel the thirst for blood?
Quality Mikaela Hyakuya costume and wig can be found at miccostumes.com. And more Seraph of the End cosplay and wigs are also available including Yuichiro Hyakuya, Krul Tepes , Ferid Bathory, Shinoa Hiragi, Mitsuba Sangu, Guren Ichinose and Yoichi Saotome.
When you plan to cosplay a character and buy the wig, do not be surprised that the wig is not that identical as the character and you can not just put it on. How to style the wig becomes a common question for cosplay fans. Therefore, today we will focus on styling wigs especially for characters with spiky hair such as Roxas from Kingdom Hearts or Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy. We will take Roxas wig as an example in this tutorial. (more…)