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Sherry

New Arrival on June20- Fullmetal Alchemist Lust Dark Green Cosplay Costume

Another Lust’s cosplay costume was added into the category Fullmetal Alchemist cosplay costumes . This first-rate costume with great comfort and durability will absolutely help you fulfill your dream of cosplaying as Lust! Don’t be hesitant and take a closer look at it.

Fullmetal Alchemist Lust dark green Cosplay Costume

This terrific dress on a cheap price is made from first-rate material. Select your sizes from S, M, L and XL. Shipping within 3 days, it will bring you complete satisfaction. Want to have fun in the Fullmetal Alchemist cosplay show? Check it out now!

Go to our site, more excellent cosplay costumes, cosplay boots and cosplay wigs are available!

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Kevin

Cosplay Tutorial – Shoes Painting

This tutorial is made by Hannah and Laura from Deviantart.com. With their approval, I’d like to share it with our friends here.

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shoes painting tutorial

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Sherry

Daily Cosplay-Vocaloid Kagamine Len Cosplay

The girl we will show you today is Yinneian, who left DA and come back again. During the  3 years’ membership of DA, numerous artworks have been made by her hands. This is one piece of  her excellent artworks: Vocaloid Kagamine Len cosplay.  Stunning? In her gallery, more fantastic cosplay pictures can be found.

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15% off All Products,72hrs limited Time!

This weekend , we will continue to provide big discount for our new customers, 15% off for all products!!

Check our products,you will know the quality of our cosplay costumes!!!!

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Kevin

How to Make a Katana?

Katana has become a symbol for Japan. Also known as Samurai sword, it roots in a really long time ago and leaves a deep impression on lots of people. Nowadays, since cosplay becomes a popular entertainment activity, most people do love to put those shape swords into good use. But believe it or not, it won’t be easy to make a katana for cosplay, especially after you follow us to pay a visit to the Japan Katana Forging Research Institution below.

In Japan, it’s called as かたな or つるぎ, which is one of the three most popular swords across the world. According to shape and size, it can be divided into Tachi, Uchikatana, Wakizashi, Tantou, etc.

Katana is not only a kind of weapon, but also a beautiful artwork or artistic product. How can such an item that is subsided by history be made? Now, let’s explore the secret of the Japan Katana Forging Research Institution.

The signboard is a little small and the facade of Japan Katana Forging Research Institution is a little tattered. This is really disharmonious with the worldwide influence of katana, XD.

Sword is originally a kind of weapon to kill people. It’s a lethal weapon for human beings. But katana is beyond of lethal weapon. It’s an artwork with sense of beauty. Common katana has a proportion of 1: 4 on hilt and blade. It’s held on hilt by both hands and powerful while hacking. Its bend degree is controlled at the place of 16.7mm below the blade top. The biggest power lies in there, rather fitting the mechanics.

In Japan, katana makers are called as bladesmith, Seiken no Burakkusumisu or sword worker. While making a katana, a rather high-end technique is gathered. As a whole, after making the blade, quenching and polishing, bladesmith needs to make white wooden handle to keep the blade for sale. But the hilt, scabbard and Tan belong to another manufacturing line. They will be decorated by professional metal workers. In the Japanese history, sword workers have different factions. Some of them are even exclusive workers from shogunate.

Go to factories of making swords, you will find all katana are fully handmade. They are processed by experienced old workers personally. Lots of time is spent on making a katana. Workers have never stopped thinking about improving the making methods. Raw materials are high-class Tamahagane in Japan, which will only produce deluxe artworks.

Tamahagane is forged by a traditional indigenous method in Japan. It refers to a kind of steelmaking way under low temperature. The furnace temperature is never beyond 100℃. This method seems primitive. But compared with modern high temperature steelmaking ways, it more easily produces pure and high-quality steel.

But steel forged by high temperature is rather soft and easier to be forged to the desirable shape. Steel forged by low temperature is a little hard and difficult to be forged. So to speak, making katana is a manpower intensive work. Blood and sweat get quality in return.

Pill forging is a crucial process during forging a katana. It means that bladesmith heats the steel to be transparently red and forges it by beating. When the heat is open while being thumped, fold it and beat it over and over. After times’ thumping, the steel can be extended to the fullest.

In most cases, the steel needs to be folded 7 or 8 times. Sometimes it will be folded by 20 to 30 times. In each time’s thumping, more than 100 times are needed. By this step, impurity in steel like sulphur and carbon can be cleared away to enhance the elasticity and tenacity of steel.

Quenching is definitely so-called thermal treatment. In Japan, it’s called as Mizuheshi. From the view of modern material theory, this step enables bladesmith to control the carbon content in steel.

A circular model is used on both the sword point and the whole blade of katana. The phenomenon of blade being arc is due to the collocation of steel and quenching.

The packaging method of katana is rather tasteful. Different decorations are used onto diverse categories in different eras. Katana, widely known all over the world, is not a kind of weapon, but an artwork. It has a rather high artistic value for collectors.

To make a katana is different with to make a costume or a pair of shoes for cosplay. It’s much more difficult and technological. Thus, those bladesmithes deserve saluting.

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Sherry

Cosplayer Interviews – Hyetaya

Hyetaya, a pretty girl believes in the personal quote of “look forward, don’t look bad unless regrets”, accepted our cosplayer interview today. She is interested in cosplay, anime and KH I & II, FinalFantasy, CallofDuty, etc are her favorite games. Having made much wonderful cosplay performance, she absolutely deserves applauding. Now, take a look at her interview content.

1. Please Introduce yourself first.

I’ve known to everyone who knows me as Hyetaya. I live California, participates almost every cosplay events if I could. I cosplayed since 4 years now, and I am the member of cosplay team called, “ToxicCandy”. I just graduated my high school. I am partially Taiwanese, Japanese and Korean. I can speak four different languages: Korean, English, Chinese and some of Spanish.

2. What does cosplay mean to you?

Cosplay is the way I could express myself. I enjoyed a lot when I cosplay, I can feel myself is living my life. Cosplay is the way I could exit from my reality, being other characters that I wished to become as.

3. What was your first cosplay?

Agito from Air gear at AnimeExpo 2008-9. I cannot remember the exact date for it, but I can remember myself back then…how horrible I was and how much I improved now compare to my first cosplay.

4. Does your family support your cosplay?

Yes. My mother actually likes me more when I cosplay and took really good pictures. She shares with father too. It just, my baby brother is accepting the fact I cosplay, but not like it much.

5. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?

Anime Expo 2010. I was cosplayed as Kagamine Len, Imitation black version. That was the first time I joined the Vocaloid gathering. It was pretty fun.

6. Any other cosplay plan in 2011?

I have lots of plan is coming up. I upload any upcoming plans on following sites, any changes made for it too:

http://hyetaya.deviantart.com

http://hyetaya.blog.me

http://www.facebook.com/hyetayas

Please do check those links for my upcoming plans and changes according to it.

7. Do you make your costumes yourself or buy them?

I’m just starting to make my costumes. (but I think it’s not working well) I usually buy the costumes or make it together with my team members.

8.Any other cosplayers you like?

…There are lots of my idols. First of all, Dearest Saya who passed away..she was my biggest mentor of cosplaying. Sakuya, Hibiki Touya, Singi, Kotaro, HEKI, Chiza, SSIN, Arisa, Kipi, Kuryu, KANAME, Yugene FAY, Yolkler, IRVY, Shin, Nokutesu, TASHA, Tomiah, haji.

9. Do some changes happen to you after cosplay?

I learned how to wear make ups, improved in fashion, hair styling, making clothes…stuffs. Cosplay actually do changed my life a lot in variety ways.

10. Any advice you wanna share with cosplay newbies?

Please, if you cosplaying have at least some respects for your characters which you cosplaying for. I see lots of people who just wear wigs without wig nets, which it makes you’re wig and you’re real hair get mixed. It makes you’re cosplaying is very crappy. If you want to cosplay as something, please at least put efforts to it. Lots of efforts, the results are very beautiful. Remind it yourself before you cosplay.

Other cosplay works by Hyetaya:


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Sherry

New Arrival on June 17 – Azumanga Daioh Sakaki Cosplay Costume

Azumanga Daioh Sakaki cosplay costume was uploaded to our new arrivals collection just now. Meticulously made from classy material yet available on a rather cheap price, it’ll be a great deal. To do well in cosplay as Sakaki, don’t miss this one.

Azumanga Daioh Sakaki Cosplay Costume

It includes a shirt and skirt. Made from deluxe uniform cloth, it will be comfortable and durable. Sizes S, M, L and XL are all available. But since custom-made service is free, why not let your suit to be customized? Sakaki costume will be shipped out in 24 hours. For a more joyful cosplay experience, check it out now.

Go to our site for more cosplay costumes, wigs, Lolita clothes, zentai and mascot costumes.

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Sherry

Daily Cosplay-Vocaloid Luka Megurine Cosplay

The girl above is from The United States. You can call her Decemberwynn, who was born on December 1. Inspired by A-kon 22, she created a DA account this week. The cosplay and cupcakes delight her mostly. This is her Vocaloid Luka Megurine cosplay picture. Pretty enough? Give heart to this cosplay newbies and spare some minutes to visit her Deviantart website!

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Kevin

Kingdom Hearts Sora Shirt Tutorial

Couple days ago we shared a Sora Shoes Tutorial. Today we are going to share another one about Sora’s shirt. This tutorial is also made by Ravenhedgehog from Deviantart.com.

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Sherry

New Arrival on June 16 – Kingdom Hearts II Kairi Cosplay Costume

Kingdom Hearts II Kairi Cosplay Costume hit the shelves just now. A high-end replica costume realizes your dream of feel the same with Kairi. Below, just take a closer look at it.

Kingdom Hearts II Kairi Cosplay Costume

Including a shirt, skirt and necktie, it’s exquisitely made from uniform cloth with smooth texture. Feeling incredibly comfortable, it can be washed by hand in cold water. Line it dry; it will never go out of shape. Available on sizes S, M, L and XL, it can be also customized, freely. This Kairi costume will be shipped out in 24 hours. Don’t miss it.

To keep updated with the latest product information, just go to new arrivals collection. Or see all cosplay costumes here.

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