Miccostumes Sponsorship for Comic Con Invited Reporters

Are you a comic con goer or a fan of cosplay?  Well, if yes, for those  we are offering sponsorship opportunities. Any one, who are frequently goes to anime conventions,cosplay parties, comic cons etc, can apply for being our invited reporters of our blog.
The invited reporters should monthly provide 3-4 quality original  articles which have never be posted anywhere else; except from convention topics , other cosplay related writtings like tutorials are also acceptable.
In return, we will quarterly sponsor the writer a free cosplay costume including wig, cloth and shoes from our shop .
There are the upcoming comic cons in the next 6 months, reports with high quality photos (at least 5-10 photos) about the following conventions are welcomed.  Two examples are offered for your reference.

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If you are intersted, please do not hesitate and it’s better to contact us first.

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Miccostumes Exclusive One Punch Man Genos Cyborg Arm

As we announced in a previous post, we were developing One Punch Man Genos Cyborg Arm, now time to check the outcome.

Full set armor has been developed including  shoulder armor, upper arm and forearm pieces, as well as gloves.

For New Year’s sale, we started a pre-sale event of Genos cyborg arm during Dec 29 2015 to Jan 12th 2016.  If you are a fan of One Punch Man, It would be a pity to miss it.

Let’s take a close look at our final prodcut:

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It is made from light weight EVA sheet, which allows for full range of motion.

genos cyborgGenosAll armors are crafted by hand. The accurate pattern drawing and cutting provide the armor of smooth lines and contour. You can see how it looks on our model; it’s quite close fit while looking natural.

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As to how to keep each piece in position, well, special built-in elastic Velcro straps are crafted to prevent slippage or looseness, which also allows cosplayers of different arm sizes to wear. Moreover, two sizes are  available  for a wider range of choice.

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Metallic color is applied evenly without any fading problem.

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To revivify the figure in the anime, much attention has been paid to every detail such as seamless gluing, curve radian, hardness and delicate decorative parts.

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“I am willing to do anything to become more powerful”, Genos has been willing as always, how about you?

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Details regarding the Genos Cyborg Arm pre-sale, please refer to Miccostumes’ pre-sale page.
You may also find our  making  process to leran more about craft skills.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens Rey Cosplay Tutorials Collection: Hair, Goggles, Staff and Costume

“There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it?”
Bet no one did not. Star Wars: The Force Awakens excites the world fans, at the same time, our prominent female Jedi Rey shows up. What’s more exciting? Cosplay her! Here we summed up a complete cosplay tutorial for Rey’s hair, goggles, staff and costume

1.Making goggles
As a Jedi, Rey’s goggles is kind of the epic part of her whole look. Blue lenses would help a lot, but let’s trying to make it solid and detailed

Thanks for Juliaeisler,  she shered tips for making the Rey’s  goggle on Instructable, you may not want to miss this.To create these, you’ll need two different pairs of goggles, pair one and pair two.Remove the blue lenses from the first pair and attach them onto the second using E6000 glue before covering them in linen fabric. Place beige felt over the line to enhance the authenticity of the googles and to help give them the proper shape. Add gray felt to the top and the bottom of the goggles.

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To give the goggles their distinctive detailing, using craft leather you can add on the character’s rusty leather pieces using glue. Then use a black permanent marker to draw on the markings around the lenses. With black and gray spray paint and a sponge you’ll be able to customize the goggles to look the way that you want.

2.Costume

Here  Matt Shanley,  his tutorial for making the Rey’s  costume is really helpful and detailed.
For Rey’s shirt, use a white Chiffon tank and cut it into a V-neck. Sew the edges on the neckline. This shirt should be billowy and long enough to sew the dress onto. Spray this dress with the brown, black, and beige on the edges and leave the center white.
For this project, 13 yards of beige Cotton Gauze fabric were used. This was the most expensive part of the costume, but well-worth the investment. It billows nicely and is translucent to the light coming through, but thick enough to be opaque if pleated.

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First, pin all of the pieces onto a dress form to achieve the perfect fit or drape around yourself and pin as you go. Save yourself some trouble and have someone help with this. Pinch the fabric into pleats in to gather at the shoulders. Drape the gathered fabric across the chest.Rey costume

Sew the four pieces of fabric onto the white shirt and place it where it would fit on my body. This will keep it from unraveling. Take the additional pieces and sew them to pieces that you already sewed on. This is where you can get most creative because you are able to fit this exactly to your body.
Take the “shirt” off and place it back onto a dress form or lay out flat and spray it with black, brown, and beige to give it more dimensions. Highlight the shoulders and the four ends of the fabric more to make them stand out. Once it dries, wet it in cold water and toss it in the dryer so it isn’t as stiff.
Beige linen fabric can be used as cowl, just Place the cowl around your head like a headscarf and pin it in the back. Then use the two ends to twist around your head and pin on one side and used the other side to drape around your neck and shoulders.

Easier way for Rey’s pants, just find alike Bohemian-style pants, and Spray it with black, brown, and almond paint to give them more dimension

For belt, find ones that match the black shading on the outside and the rusty brown in the center. Or use paint on brown belts to match the look.

As to Arm and Leg Wraps: Use leftover Cotton Gauze fabric for the arm and leg wraps. Spray them with black, brown, and silver to give an aged look. Cut them into four pieces and sew or safety-pin them to the shirt and pants for them to stay in place when moving around.

3.Making staff

Rey has the staff because it is all she can afford, there also are many options  for cosplyers , but if you want it as detailed as it’s in the movie, kylegilbert’s tutorial is the very example for you. Some daily materials like showerhead, conduit,cord and canvas were used.

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4. Hair
After watching the movie, Rey’s Triple buns can hardly be overlooked. The hairstyle seems easy to operate, but if you are not good at this stuff, it still got your troubled; here we are sharing Silvousplaits’ s video

Finally, before you posing for shooting put on some makeup. Unlike many other characters, Rey’s makeup is very natural and bronze. So a strong brow, bronzer on the cheeks, and light brown on the eyes finish the look.

 

 

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How to Change a Shoe Color For Cosplay

Cosplay Shoe color change tutorial

  • -Floral Paint (Design Master Brand)
  • -Shoes in the style for your cosplay
  • -Acetone/Nail Polish Remover
  • -Painter’s tape (only if you want the heel color or any portion of the shoe to stay the same color as the original)
  • -Sealant (optional)

We all have been window shopping for cosplay shoes at one point. Did you ever have a moment where you found the perfect shoes in your size, affordable and the perfect style, but the wrong color? I know I have. Did you ever try to use acrylic spray paint on the shoes and thought it worked well only for the paint to start cracking after a wear or two? I’m also guilty of that.

This is before I found out about the method of using Floral paint, a paint that can be found at your local craft or fabric store. These cans are found in the spray paint section, which is good for easy coverage and run to about $6 dollars or so, which is much easier than buying more expensive but accurate shoes.

While it may look the same as any regular acrylic spray paint, floral paint is meant to be used on live flowers, so it is more flexible and is meant to get into nooks and creases like the ones in flowers without cracking or chipping off.

It comes in a wide variety of colors and is very easy to use.

1.) First, you take your shoe and make sure to keep it on your foot. This isn’t absolutely necessary but it is easier because you can stretch the shoe with your foot more so that all the creases caused by the shoe’s fabric will get covered and lessens the likeliness of the paint from splitting where the creases are. If you’re not in the mood, spray it while someone else is wearing the shoe or stuff newspaper into them.

2.)Clean the shoes off and strip them with nail polish remover. This will take off dirt and let the paint better adhere to the shoes. You can also paint them white to bright the color of the final product.

3.) If you want the heel of the shoe to stay the same color as the original shoe (example: if the heel on the original shoe is black and you want it to stay black before you spray paint the rest of the shoe a different color), take the painter’s tape and cut little strips. Painter’s tape is easy to rip so it is better to rip off small strips and cover the section in it to make sure no paint gets on it. If you just want the entire shoe one color, skip this step.

4.) If the shoe is like a Mary Jane shoe or flat kind of shoe where there is nothing covering the opening of the shoe, stuff newspaper into the shoe so the inside of the shoe doesn’t get covered in paint and rub off on your socks or feet.

5.) Start painting! Take your time and be patient. You can paint the smaller details with a paintbrush.

6.) When your painting is done, feel free to either do another coat, take the tape off and leave it alone, or protect it with the sealant.

7.) Enjoy your new accurate cosplay shoes for a quarter of the price!!!

 

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How to Make One Punch Man Genos Arm For Cosplay

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Blond Cyborg! Yes, you did not hear it wrong; One Punch Man Genos becomes possible to cosplay in a simple way. Here we are providing a step-by-step tutorial specified for Genos cosplay arms.

Materials: cutter, pencil, glue, compass, set square, EVA panels of 3mm and 5mm thickness, and most importantly, your hands!

First step: making basic patterns of shoulder pieces, upper arms and forearms. Here 3mm EVA sheets were used as sketchpad, and other materials like paperboard or Kraft paper are also workable.

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Draw patterns, after done, redo the drawing on EVA panels of 5mm thickness.
For symmetrical pieces, flip side.

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Cut off the basic pieces along the line, better not to use scissors or the sunken cutting edge will lead to joint gaps when gluing.

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Glue the pieces together. If the pieces need to be in tubby or curve shape, bend them with hands beforehand. This process will make gluing easier.

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When finishing the main piece gluing, you can get started at making the patterns of decorative design. Draw figure lines according to the base pieces first.

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Similarly, re-drawing the figure and cut them into shape.

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Glue the decorative pieces and fit them with main pieces like the following picture.

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Pin the rivet on the forearm pieces as pictured, while use electric soldering iron to carve the figure line of shoulder pieces.

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Use heat gun to blow all over the parts, which will improve the hardness and shaping of the EVA, at the same time, the pores at EVA surface will shrink.AKK

Base coat: chassis armor paint of car use was chose, as it’s of larger granules and can greatly resemble the iron effect. Also the surface treatment of white glue paint can be saved.

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Metallic coloring : Before the black pant get dry, quickly spray Chromium plating color on the surface, and let the two pants mixed together.AMM

If you have come to this step, congratulations! You are finishing the Genos Cyborg arm, what’s next? Put on and posing for cool photo shoot!

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PS:

Cosplayer NiphDUBS and ModeratelyOkay shared their Genos cosplay using our cosplay aroms, and they even add led lights in it,amazing!

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