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…)
Piltover, once an ideal mark for plunder, now is known as the City of Progress! Whom should the credit be gave to? Certainly, it should be Caitlyn, The Sheriff of Piltover.
For all Caitlyn lovers and cosplay fans, we are sharing a tutorial to make the hat for cosplay. and you can also find the costume here.
First step, We will start from the hat body making. Cut EVA sheet of 5mm thickness into 4 pieces, which are in pairs and of two sizes as the following pictures.Then glue them together and what we get is a cylinder as the main body for the hat. Next, cut proportionally 4 pieces of EVA sheet as the golden strips to decorate. Glue the 4 strips separately onto the seams of the hat body as pictured below.As to the hat roof, cut 10mm EVA sheet into shape and glue it. Remember to polish the edges, and you can also fill in the seam with glue or a toothpaste.Next step is to finish the hat brim. Draw up a draft first, and cut EVA sheet accordingly.The middle part needs to be hollowed out and then add it to the main body.The four sides are curved by hand, if the material is too hard to bend, warm the edge with a lighter first.Cut a long square, and glue it to the upper area of the brim.done with that, it looks like thisThen we will move to the roof details. It simple and easy to learn. Make a pattern first, draw the figure, cut it and glue.The last big step: the aiming mirrors and connecting rod hanging aside.
Transparent plastic you will find anywhere can be used to make mirror. Draw the pattern as the photo below, and use art knife to cut in accuracy. We need 3 pieces of different size in total.And then two frames made from EVA are used to clamp each mirror.For the connecting rod, EVA is too fragile, so PVC of 8mm thickness is adopted here. Cut two extra EVA cycles and glue them to the rod. It turns out like this:Similarly, make a smaller rod and glue it to the biggest frame like the followingFind a PVC tube to string them together. And then add an EVA cycle to each end to fix.Same way to connect the big rod to the smaller one attached with all mirrors.Prepare another tube to connect the big rod to the hat roof. Cut a round piece of PVC material to decorate, the figure can be engraved by a ball-point pen. Draw up the area needed to be cut, an art knife is adopted to cut the hole at the edge.Then take out the EVA sheet of 10mm thickness again, and cut four circular rings and use hot melt glue to fix them to the hat inner side. the tube can be used to thread through the hole to help locating the EVA rings. Donot forget to color the gear at the top of the hat into silver. To avoid smearing the adjoining area, use Crepe Paper to cover the edge first and paint.Find an EVA sheet of 2mm thickness, stand the tube and draw along to get a circle and hollow it up. Paint the EVA into golden and glue it to the hole. Remove the needless, it looks like thisOne more thing about the coloring, as the golden strips is of thickness, it is better to color the purple area and then use Crepe Paper to overlay the adjoining before paint the other strips into golden.
The final step: assemble, and it looks quite identical to the character’s , right?Apart from the Caitlyn costume, more League of Legends costumes are available at miccostumes.com.
Everyone, here Vergia Farrow is sharing her experience of making this Batman inspired gauntlet, she will contribute many valuable cosplay contend to our blog , let’s expect and see how she did this in the following article first.
As with all items that an individual can create, you can either find a pattern or layout for what you are making or something close to what you are making. I personally love to use patterns when it comes to clothing items. Accessories I tend to stray off the beaten path and create layouts. This means the item could end up an exact duplicate, or can just resemble the item the replica is made to resemble.In this tutorial, I chose to create a gauntlet that was Batman inspired.The materials I used for it are as follows:
1. Craft foam sheets(5 ½ x 8 ½ ) 8 ½ x 11 stock card paper
2. Terraflex (You can use Worbla, Terraflex is a little cheaper and works very close to the same) Hot Glue Gun (to attach the craft foam sheets to each other as well as the terraflex)
4. Duct Tape
5. Sturdy scissors Ruler
6. Measuring tape (the ones you use for your body, not carpentry)
7. Heat gun(or blow dryer if you do not have a heat gun. Blow dryers take a little longer to heat the plastic) Plastic Primer (primer not made of plastic will likely melt your hard work)
8. Acrylic or Citadel Paints (Citadel paints are model paints sold my gamers workshop. They are expensive, but worth the money)
9.Velcro with doublesided tape on the backside
The first step I took was to research and decide on a picture of Batman to base my design on. I then measured my arm around the wrist, middle of forearm and top of forearm near the elbow. I measured the length from my wrist to my elbow as well. This is important to make sure the gauntlet is the accurate length you would like it to be.
I then took the card stock and taped two pieces length wise together. I measured from the bottom of the paper towards the top for accurate length, and used the middle of the taped together sheets as my middle point to put the arm measurements, to have equal lengths on both side.
Measuring around the points on your arm, you want to make sure you overlap about 2-3 inches when finding the measurement. My wrists are 6 inches around, and when I overlapped to make the flaps that are shown, the measurement changed to 8 ½ inches.
I took the straight edge of the ruler, and connected the lines from the wrist line to the line at the top of the arm line. This creates the overall shape. After cutting the initial shape out, I taped two more pieces of paper together and traced the first shape onto it. I used my ruler to sketch a ¼ inch measurement from the edge around the whole shape. From here, I cut the ¼ inch excess from the second shape. This creates the ‘step’ effect along the edges.
I used smalled sheets of craft foam, so I had to tape 4 small sheets together (as shown in pictures) to cutthe initial shape out for one arm. I then took one sheet, and took the corners from the original foam to save on materials. I taped the corners to the single sheet of foam, and then trimmed it to match the shape of the second cut out.
It’s Just a Flick of the Wrist
(How to Make a Wrist Lighter)
Have you ever wanted to be an alchemist? How about a fire mage? An assassin, maybe? Well I happen to have a pretty nifty tutorial for that. It’s easy, very affordable, and such a fun parlor trick!
What you’ll need:
- A grill lighter
$3.00 at any grocery store
- A spark ignition (grill ignition/button)
$7.00 at any hardware store
- Duct tape
You probably have this lying around
- Something to bind everything to your hand (like elastic)
$4.00 for a BUNCH of elastic ribbon at Walmart
- String or thread
Again, you probably have this lying around, but it’s not expensive.
So this awesome little contraption will cost you at most $20.00. Trust me, the looks you’ll get will be so worth it.
Start by taking apart the grill lighter. You probably won’t need tools to tear it limb from limb, but if you’re having trouble, a knife should do the trick. Just be careful.
The only part you need from this is the butane container with the gas line attached (shown below). There will be a small plastic piece that attaches where the gas line begins; this is to release the butane.
At this point, you will need your spark igniter.
This is the model I used however, many different kinds will work. I wanted an easy push button (and man is this an easy push button. I shocked myself a few times playing with it.)
Plug the two wires in as shown below and attach the other sides so that they straddle the end of the gas line.
Before you end up securing them in place, make sure they are positioned correctly. Just give it a few tries by starting the ignition and opening the gas line; if there is a flame, you’ve got it!
You will need to create a harness to secure the flame to your hand. My costume ended up covering up the wrist/hand area anyway so I used some gnarly elastic that happened to be lying around. If you can’t afford this, I suggest using flesh colored fishnets. Make sure that the flame will not touch the fabric. I mean it. You don’t want your arm catching fire. A good way to ensure this is to use a metal nut around the base of the gas line and ignition.
Harness the butane to your arm. That’s right. You get to walk around attached to a tank of butane! (Tank might be an exaggeration).
Tie the string or thread to the little plastic piece that controls the gas. Then tie a loop around your finger. Make sure the tension is right. You don’t want to be leaking all day, nor do you want too much slack. The idea is that you flick your wrist back and BAM! Fire!
So now that you’ve made it, you’ll secure every part to you but keep the ignition button tucked up your arm. I had a scarf that I lodged it into. My reason for this is that I didn’t want to ever accidentally unleash my pyrotechnics.
Have fun and be safe! Make sure your venue won’t freak out… but then again it is always better to ask forgiveness than to ask permission, right? After all, you control fire now.
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I’m Molly from Magicalmbeth Cosplays. And yes, that’s really just me and my cosplays (however, I do plan on extending it to at least my very tolerant boyfriend). I really just love costume making and cosplays were able to morph that love and my love of video games and movies. Kind of like one big nerdy love child. I started making costumes since before I can remember, but I only started with cosplays about a year ago. I had been planning a Halloween costume and then very suddenly, a week before hand, I was invited to Dragon Con to support a friend at a Longsword tournament and I would feel silly without something to wear.
After Dragon Con 15, I started making more cosplays!