DIY Sakura’s Feather from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle

This feather is essencial for your cosplay of Sakura from Tsubasa.

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Some backgroud info for the feather:

At the beginning of the series, Sakura grows wings from her back, which dissolve into magical feathers that are in fact pieces of her soul. These contain her memories since she was born, and if not retrieved, she will die without them.

Since these feathers represent her soul, these hold an enourmous amount of magical power. Each of them affect their surroundings differently. Whenever Mokona senses a feather, it goes “Meyko!” to alert the group.

 

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First, prepare the materials: paper, iron wire, scissors, tape or glue.

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Second, cut the paper.

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In this way you’ll get two same pieces of diamond.

 

Third, put the iron wire between the two pieces of paper and fix with glue.

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Now you can draw the pattern on it. Actually you can draw it after you cut the pieces, but I prefer to do it now.

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You can see the pattern on Pic 1, mine may not be good enough, please google it.

 

Last step, cut it to be like a feather.

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Actually if you’re too lazy to cut the paper, you can simply get a feather and draw on it.

(PS: the iron wire should be sofr, not too thick.)

 

The completed feather~

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Original article is written by zoey_佐伊.

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DanganRonpa-MonoBear Cosplay Ears Tutorial

mono-bear_zpsd2279bd5Hey Everyone! Today I’m going to do a Cosplay Tutorial on how to make MonoBears ears from the anime Dangan Ronpa. Some background information on MonoBear also known as MonoKuma is that he is the main antagonist in the anime Dangan Ronpa. MonoBear has a good and bad side of himself which is apparent because is body is equally split down the middle with one side of his body showing his good side and the other half showing his bad side. Depending on MonoBears mood determines which side of him you’ll see (Careful not to get on his bad side!). Now that you know the details of MonoBear let’s get started with the tutorial :)

What you’ll need for materials:

  • One Sheet of Black Felt
  • One Sheet of White Felt
  • Black and White Thread
  • Hair Clips
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Hot Glue
  • Paper
  • Black Marker

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Attack on Titan Levi Ackerman Makeup Tutorial

Hello every one of the cosplay community! I am Ally, better known as Unexpected Link Cosplay, and I am here to show you how to become the rough and tough Corporal Levi & Ackerman from Attack on Titan!

Before we start, you will need;

  • Cleanser
  • Plenty of cotton swabs
  • A variety of makeup brushes and Blending Sponge
  • Eyebrow Brush
  • Glue
  • Pallet of eye shadow (mostly blacks and browns)
  • Foundation or Concealer
  • Eyeliner- Liquid or Pencil- I use both (BLACK and WHITE; but white is optional)
  • Loose or Compact powder

Face Prep

Always prep your face! It is helpful later on, plus it feels all nice if you do! I use Clinique Clarifying Lotion. I put this all over my face and EYEBROWS!

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Eyebrows

Now this is definitely the hardest part. After two to three years of cosplaying, I still have difficulties with blocking out my eyebrows. It is a trial and error process; so be patient!
For this, you will need your powder, glue and eyebrow brush. Apply the glue heavily; making sure you have got it ALL in your eyebrow. Then brush them UP, and wait for them to get a bit tacky, so they are easier to work with. Apply the powder, and your brows should look something like this:

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Repeat these steps 2-4 times, depending on how thick your brows are. Here is a reference video that it goes VERY in depth on how to do it.

When you are finished, they should look like this:

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Studio Ghibli-Spirited Away No Face Cosplay (Bath tokens prop)

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Now, most of us has seen at least one Studio Ghibli movie and one of my favorites is “Spirited Away”. And, one of my favorite characters is No Face. No face is a spirit that becomes infatuated with the main character Chihiro and as he follows her around the bath house he starts offering her Bath tokens as a ‘Thank you’ and nice gesture toward her, which I find very sweet (I mean who could say no to that face *pun intended*). So because No face is my favorite character I shall be cosplaying a Human version of No face this year at Animazement 2015. And for a prop for No Face I’ll be making the bath tokens, which I will also show you how to make it below.

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First things first, you’ll need materials:

  • Air dry Clay (this can also be substituted with Polymer clay)
  • All Purpose Acrylic Paint
  • Mod Podge (You don’t need this but it helps give your tokens a shine)
  • 2 brushes
  • Sculpting tools
  • For Polymer Clay:
  • Colors:  Red, Black and Yellow

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DIY Tutorial for Matoi Ryuko’s Cosplay Chest Plate from Kill la Kill

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The Matoi Ryuko cosplay costume we offered includes the chest protector but it is made of PU leather. If you want it to be more firm like a real chest plate, read this blog and learn to make one by yourself.

Key point: Curve shapes can be easily made by using polythene board, you can also use fiberboard instead.

Material: polythene board(thickness 2mm and 5mm), artificial leather(brown and dark brown), newspaper, nylon belt, snap button(2 set), belt buckle(1), gum tape, sign pen, cutter, G10 glue, glue.

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01. Cut the newspaper
Put the newspaper on your chest, draw around the bulge with a sign pen. Cut it around the line you drew. Cut it to make the newspaper flat.

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02. Cut the polythene board
Cut two polythene boards (2mm and 5mm each) into the same shape as the newspaper. Stick them together. Draw the cross-shaped pattern on the 2mm side, and then cut the pattern out of the 2mm board only.

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03. Stick the artificial leather
Apply G10 glue on the 2mm side, stick the brown leather onto it, press when it comes to the cross-shaped pattern, cut dark brown leather into the the same cross-shaped pattern and then stick it with glue.

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04. Connect the nylon belt
One belt around the chest, the other one go across the shoulder from the front to the back, use the snap buttons to fix the belt and add the belt buckle. (Note: Measure your self to check the length of the belt)

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We’re done~!

 

PS: This article is translated from COSMODE magazine.

http://cosmode.infor.co.jp/

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