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Daily Cosplay – Kaito Setsugetsuka Cosplay

Kaito setsugetsuka Cosplay

It’s really difficult to pick out the best one to be displayed here. Visit ThDeathAndStrawberrY’s gallery to see all, if you also feel fascinated about this one! This cosplay talent comes from Spain. Yeh, above picture shows her Kaito cosplay in Setsugetsuka version. Except looking the same with what’s described in the original fictional story, she seems rather appealing here absolutely! I even feel words cannot express her charm at all ;) . You also applaud for her?

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Easy, No-Tie Bows

Sometimes you want to make bows that you don’t have to tie every time you wear a costume. Or you need them to be attached permanently, so I’ve come up with a way to make them and now will share that with you.

Step 1:

Decide what size you want the bow to be. The one I was making in this tutorial goes on the back of a tailcoat, so I decided it would be 10″x6″, so I cut two pieces 11″x7″. If you are working with a flimsy fabric, you might want to interface the bow pieces. I was working with a fairly sturdy shantung, so I didn’t bother with interfacing, but for other bows I’ve made in the past I have interfaced them.

Step 2:

Stitch around one long edge and both side edges completely with a 1/2″ seam. One the remaining long side stitch from each corner to the center, leaving about an inch open.

Step 3:

Trim the seams and clip the corners. I usually don’t trim the seam area where I’ve left the opening because it makes it easier for the next step.

Step 4:
Turn your piece right side out, folding the seam allowance of the opening to the inside and press the whole thing. Then top stitch as close to the edge as you can.

Step 5:

Time to make your knot. I cut two pieces about 7″x3″ to fit my bow. I stitched it together with a 1/2″ seam along one short end and both long sides. Then I turned it right side out, turned the short open end to the inside, pressed, and top stitched just like the bow.

Step 6:

This next step is optional, depending on what type of bow you are making. This is the step to make the tails for the bow. For the coat I’m adding this to, I need some pretty long tails. I wanted each one to be roughly 25″ long from the center of the bow, so I cut two strips of fabric 52″x7″. Then I stitched it together just like the bow part, turned it and top stitched it.

Step 7:

Now it’s time to join the pieces together. Find the center of your bow and tails and lay them together. If you are making a bow without tails, just find the center of the bow and go to the next step. If you are doing one with tails, lay the bow and tail together with the centers matching.

Step 8:

Grab your bow and tails at the center and gather them. Wrap the knot part around the bow and tails as tight as you want, making sure that the end is in the back when you are done. Pin it in place and hand stitch the knot into place.

Attach your bow:

Position your bow wherever you need it and hand stitch it place.

Other bows made using this method:

This one is very similar to the one from the tutorial except the fabric was lighter weight, so it was interfaced.

Bows with shorter tails. These were made for Sailor Neptune from Sailor Moon. Since the bows needed to be very stiff, I interfaced the bow and tails both so that they wouldn’t sag.

And finally, the method without the tails.

Hope this was helpful to anyone needing to make bows.

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Daily Cosplay – Touhou Byakuren Hijiri Cosplay

Touhou Byakuren Hijiri Cosplay

Do you also fall in deep love with her eyes? This is K-A-N-A, a cosplay talent from Germany. Yeh, this isn’t the first time when we introduce you a breathtaking cosplay work from her. Except the Pokémon Meowth Gijinka cosplay and Touhou Byakuren Hijiri cosplay displayed here, she shows us many other great cosplay works in her gallery. Pay a visit there. You may find some inspirations :D .

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Weekly Fan Art Feature #18 – No.6, Catherine, Naruto, Sacred Blacksmith, Big Bang and Axis Power Hetalia

Our 1st feature this week is from srslyriot from the U.S.A , who’s deviantart page is here. His works below are digital works which he used Photoshop to create. His fanart featured today is Nezumi from the series, NO. 6 and Catherine from the video game, Catherine.

NO.6 - Nezumi


Catherine - Catherine


Next we have Harry from England.  He’s works are cute chibis of Neji Hyuga from Naruto and Lisa from Sacred Blacksmith done in pencil and Promarkers. Check out more of his works here.

Naruto - Neji Hyuga


Sacred Blacksmith – Lisa


Last up we have Dang from Vietnam. the works below are of Big Bang and Axis Power Hetalia created using pencil and Paint tool Sai. Check out more of their awesome works here.

Big Bang – G-Dragon

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Axis Power Hetalia
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Couple Cosplay Contest – Tori Jones and Justin Rubio

Couple Cosplay Contest

Couple Cosplay Contest in February

Tori Jones and Justin Rubio

Bio of the Cosplayers:

Name Tori Jones Justin Rubio
Gender Female Male
Nationality Caucasian Hispanic
Facebook Tori Justin
YouTube tori1215  
Self-introduction of the Cosplayers

Justin is 24, and I am 20. We have known eachother for about two years, and we have been together for a little over one. We love to spend time together, and both really LOVE to dress up in costumes. So we definately enjoy cosplaying, but we usually can’t afford to get costumes. : (  I know he wants to do more, since we have only done it once, so when I found this contest I was sooo excited! I just love to make him happy, so I really hope we win this and we can do more stuff we enjoy together. ^-^

Cosplay Performance of Tori and Justin’s:

Tori Jones and Justin Rubio

Tori Jones and Justin Rubio

Tori Jones and Justin Rubio

Comments from the Cosplayers: I have no comments for the pictures except for We really weren’t sure how to pose for the characters, and that when I showed up to get the pictures taken I forgot my gloves and necklace : ( and Justin forgot his rose….I was very upset lol

Here is a simple interview:

Q: How did you know this contest? Is it easy to join in or do you have any advice for it? Since there will be many other contests held here, which theme do you most expect to see later?

I accidently came across it i think.
Yes, it was very easy to join ^-^ Everything about it was simple enough anyway ha.
I would expect to see a theme for just about all the holidays, like for christmas, take some in the snow, or with christmasy type backgrounds and such.

Q: What’s your favorite cosplay theme? And what’s your best cosplay performance?

I don’t really have a favorite theme, and due to…funding issues I have only dressed up once. So my best/only performance was cosplaying Sailor mars, with my boyfriend as Tuxedo Mask.

Q: What do you think about cosplay? Share us something good and bad on this performance art in your opinion.

I LOVE it. Seeing so many people come together to show off their skills in making costumes, or just to share their same interest in dressing up is soooooo fun!! Its a great way to make new friends and get out there and meet new people. On a down side, it does cost a bit too much to either buy or make your costume, which sometimes discourages people from participating. :(

Q: We will be interested in knowing some difficulties you met while cosplay. And how did you overcome them?

I ordered a costume online by using their measuring chart, which I followed exactly, and when I got it it was about 2-3 sizes too large. : ( I tried to get it exchanged but all they said they could do was give me money back and let me order a new one. I didn’t have the time to do that, so I had to get the one I had taken apart and remade to fit me. Something good that came of that, is with the extra material I was able to create some pieces we were missing for the tuxedo mask costume : )


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See all the participants here below:

Mason Monds and Shaina Glinski Suok Jiuan and Jeslyn HiiNero and LuceCosplayMaleny Intharath and Esmail MehrinfarTako and PeterrSyren and KirilJess L-S and Nick TNatsu and SaikeElena and Marco

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