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

Matoi Ryuko

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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Winner of Attack on Titan Cosplay Contest May 2014 Anouncement

Attack on Titan contest

Dear Attack on Titan cosplayers, thank you all for joining in our contest!

 

Here are the winners:

No.1 Yuki Natsu Hime  225 likes

No.2 Taylor Brown  113 likes

No.3 けい お  85 likes

No.4 Yuuhi Takahiro  61 likes

No.5 Miyuki Kurame Williams and Linda Carmona  both 35 likes

No.6 Aki Pop  21 likes

No.7 Sami Miko  19 likes

No.8 Adele ‘Sasu’ Pearson  13 likes

No.9 Marika Echizen 2 likes

 

Congratulations!

 

Prizes:

First Prize: any costume from our Attack on Titan costume catalog

(or $80 cash coupon)

Second Prize: any wig from our Attack on Titan wig catalog

(or $25 cash coupon)

Third Prize: $10 cash coupon.

The other contestants will get a $5 cash coupon.

Note: Cash Coupon can be used as equivalent cash when purchasing in our store.

 

Please contact us to get your prize ASAP!

You can contact us on Facebook, or via online chat, or send an email to sales@miccostumes.com

 

 

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DIY Tutorial for Hoozuki Sama’s Spiked Club Cosplay Prop

To cosplay as Hoozuki Sama, the spiked bat in his hand is a highlight.

It is difficult to make the whole bat shape, so it would be easier to start with a similar thing. I suggest you buy a plastic bat.

Material: vinyl bat, fibreboard(thickness 2mm and 5mm), office paper, newspaper,  artificial leather(brown and black), plastic capsule(half), cone foam board(20), plastic goldfish scooping net, string(purple), double side tape, gum tape, G10 glue, glue, cutter, scissors.

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01. Make the main body
Use the plastic bat as a base, wrap a 5mm fibreboard(same size as the plastic capsule) with G10 glue at the front end of the bat. In order to make it bigger and bigger from the tail to the front, the middle and the tail end of the bat also need to be wrapped with fibreboard.

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Fill the interspace with newspaper and wrap the whole bat with office paper, and use gum tape to fix. Then apply G10 glue on the office paper and stick on 5mm fibreboard.

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In order to make it stick firmly, you can also apply G10 on the fibreboard and wait till it is dry. Cut 5 holes in a line in four directions on the front end of the bat, remove the extra parts.

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02. Make spikes
Use cone foam board to make the spikes. Please note you can not use G10 glue here. You need to wrap the spikes with double side tape and then black artificial leather on the top. Make 20 spikes in such way. (Note: the diameter should be the same as the hole we cat before)

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03. Make the loop part at the tail end
Cut two pieces of 3mm fibreboard about the same size as the plastic goldfish scooping net, put the net in between the boards and then stick them together. Wrap it with black artificial leather, insert it into the tail end of the bat and fix with glue.

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04. Roll up the artificial leather
Apply G10 glue to the upper part of the bat and the black artificial leather, wrap the leather around the bat. Press slightly when comes to the holes. Do the same with the bottom part but using brown artificial leather. (Note: The width of the artificial leather is about 5cm)

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05. Stick the spikes
Cut the leather above the holes and flatten, then stick the spikes we made earlier into the holes.

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Tie the purple string to the loop at the tail end. And we’re done!

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It is light so that you can wield it.

 

PS: This article is translated from COSMODE magazine.

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

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Top 5 Unlucky Anime Characters

Do you feel unlucky sometimes? Read this blog and you’ll find your bad luck is nothing compared to these Anime characters’. They are just like living in bad luck and may even face the danger of losing their lives. Well, maybe some people enjoy that feeling. (ドM? haha)

No.1 Nobita Nobi from Doraemon

nobita
The name Nobita is a household name as well as Doraemon. Nobita’s shortcomings are obvious, lazy, cowardly, clumsy and forgetful. He’s often being bullied. He would talk big while irritated but then he could only turn to Doraemon. Doraemon helps Nobita every time with inventions, however, he would screw it up in the end. According to the statistics, Nobita was beaten by Takeshi Gouta 1173 times, scolded 320 times by the teacher and 927 times by his mother, bitten by a dog 123 times, and fell into a ditch 140 times… Who can live a life like that?

 

No.2 Kogorou Mouri(Richard Moore) from Detective Conan

Kogorou Mouri
Have you heard of “Sleeping Kogoro”? It is the name of a famous detective. But in fact almost all the cases are solved by Shinichi(Conan). I guess there must be hundreds of pinholes in the back of his neck, since Conan always shoots him there with his Stun-Gun Wristwatch to narcotize him. Kogoro is seriously a drunkard. He also likes to play with women. Whenever people praises him for being a great detective, he often laughs and acts all snobby. Seems that he doesn’t deserve our pity.

 

No.3 Team Rocket from Pokemon

Team Rocket
Team Rocket is cute and charming among so many villains in Anime. Jessie, James, and Meowth are generally considered failures, as they almost are never successful in their schemes and are incompetent. They mainly focused their attention on Ash in hopes of stealing his Pikachu. However they always fail and are always defeated hundreds of times with their blasting off into the sky. All that I can say is “no zuo no die”.

 

No.4 Touma Kamijou from Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

Touma Kamijou
Touma is the type that acts before he thinks. He can never just sit around upon seeing someone in a pinch and will go to great lengths to protect or help the person. This he does at great risk to himself, which typically results in him being hospitalized for several days after each confrontation. “Unlucky” is Touma’s pet phrase. It seems that he’s been unlucky after birth. He’s been through countless physical and mental injuries. But some people do envy his good luck with girls.

 

No.5 Kon from Bleach

Kon
A perverted guy being preoccupied by sex much of the time ends up in a stuffed toy’s body? I’d say that’s called bad luck, especially being dressed up as a girl many times. Kon was one of the last Mod-Souls ever created for Project Spearhead but the project was shut down soon. Well, he’s not so unlucky, at least he got escaped from being terminated, and now he can take advantage of his stuffed animal body to get girls to hug him to their chests.

They’re unlucky, but thanks to their bad luck which bring us more laugh.

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Hetalia x Nyotalia Pairing — Special Couple Cosplay of Genderbend

Nyotalia refers to the genderbent versions of the Axis Powers Hetalia (APH) characters.
It has become common to depict characters as the opposite gender in either fanart or fanfiction, which is also very popular among cosplayers.
Isn’t that a great cosplay idea? You can cosplay as someone who is both male and female. And you can also do hetalia cosplay with two of them together.

Nyotalia

If you want to know the names and personalities of both male and female characters from APH or looking for pictures of them, you may find this article useful.

Check to see which pair is your favorite. (Please note that there may be several names called by fandom for genderbent characters.)

 

Germany: Ludwig vs Monica/Louise

 

GermanyChibi  monica

Male: A tall, muscular man, with sleek blond hair and blue eyes. He is a tough, too-serious, and efficient man
Female: She does not wear her hair slicked back. She is reserved, serious like her male counterpart, and has large breasts. She’s tall and gives off a cool feeling.

 

North Italy: Feliciano Vargas vs Alice/Felicia

 

Italy Alice

Male: He has short brown hair and brown eyes, with a curl on the left side of his head, which acts as his erogenous zone when stroked or pulled. He is an energetic and friendly yet clumsy young man
Female: She has her hair tied back into a ponytail, and has a wild curl of hair dangling down at the side of her head. Her eyes are depicted in a more amber color than her male counterpart’s. Her hair is also curlier and a lighter shade of brown. She is a rather emotional, strong-willed, and cheerful big sister-type.

 

Japan: Honda Kiku vs Honda Sakura

 

Japan_Chibi  Sakura

Male: He is a short, slim man with black hair, dark brown eyes. A shy, quiet, and hard-working man.
Female: A short girl with a bob hairstyle, and has shine to her eyes unlike her male counterpart (her eyes are also more amber in color). She seems to always have a shy expression, befitting of one with a Yamato personality.

 

America: Alfred F. Jones vs Emily/Amelia

 

AmericaChibi  Emily

Male: He has short blond hair with an ahoge, representing Nantucket, sticking up and blue eyes. He is a cheerful, energetic, yet somewhat conceited young man who is obsessed with heroes, justice, and freedom.
Female: She has blue eyes and wavy, amber-colored hair that comes to her shoulders, with two star-shaped barrettes holding her bangs out of her face.

 

France: Francis Bonnefoy vs Francoise/Francine

 

FranceChibi  Francoise

Male: He has shoulder-length blond hair and blue eyes, and has a slight amount of facial hair. He often seems infatuated with most of the nations and is very affectionate.
Female: She is an elegantly-dressed woman with her hair tied back into a french knot, usually held back by a crown or something similar. Her hair is dark brown (or alternatively a dirty blonde) and her eyes are violet. A snobby woman, and she is much more argumentative than her male counterpart.

 

England: Arthur Kirkland vs Rosa

 

EnglandChibi  Rosa

Male: He has messy, short blond hair and green eyes. He is cynical, sharp-tongued, prone to rough speech and yearns for the golden years.
Female: She no longer has the signature thick eyebrows, and wears her hair in long pigtails that are either slightly curled or completely straight. She is trying to behave elegantly, but being quite punk.

 

China: Wang Yao vs Wang Chun-Yan

ChinaChibi  wangchunyan
Male: He has dark hair tied back into a ponytail. He happens to be extremely superstitious, but not at all religious.
Female: She has her deep auburn hair tied up in a set of buns. She is a type of girl whose emotions cannot be read easily, but is most often depicted with a very similar personality as her male counterpart.
Russia: Anya Braginskaya vs Anya Braginskaya

Russia_Chibi Anya

Male: The tallest guy. He has a round, childish face with a more prominent nose. His hair is a light beige-blond, and his eyes are violet (purple). A large young man who is seemingly bighearted and innocent, but is in reality childishly cruel often coming off as villainous to those who fear him.
Female: A modestly-dressed woman with long beige-blonde hair. her personality is akin to a wearied mother figure who is emotionally unstable rather than childishly cruel.

 

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