Sheila, you went to Japan on an exchange program, I'm from Brazil and was wondering if it was possible for me to use the same program you used? Do you have a link to it? I searched for some myself, but can't find anyone to help confirm if they're trust worthy sites. :c
Yes! You should be able to! I met people from the Netherlands, England, and the Philippines in the program, all to Tokyo!
Hey, how would I go about making a fake steel toe for some boots? I don't want to ruin them with paint. I was thinking maybe craft foam heated and formed to make the fake steel toe to be attached temporarily? Thoughts? Thanks for the help.
That is exactly what we did for Hazama!
Errr at least thats what I swear we did. I can’t seem to find ANY pictures of Sylar’s feet.
What is something that you guys hate that people do at cons?
We couldn’t really…. think of anything….
Sometimes people will run up and snap a photo of us while we are talking to each other or eating — not quite ready for a photo. And thats not annoying so much as we feel bad that they did that— because we wouldn’t posed for them had they only asked!
I guess the only annoying thing is sometimes when we meet people at cons, they insist on following us around to try and hang out with us at the con. It’s okay for our friends — but sometimes its just strangers or fans.
We don’t mind meeting and hanging out with new people, or fans — but often times we have our own plans. And we are a couple, you know? We share conventions together as a relationship characteristic. It’s sorta off when you have strangers or fans trying to tag along behind us while we hold hands and try to shop. Haha!
Hey guys, awhile (waaay, I'm pretty sure) you posted a cosplay "outline" of some sort? I was just wondering where that was as I'd like to start planning out a future cosplay in detail like you! Thanks!
So I have to make my skin paper-white for a cosplay and I was wonder what body paint you would suggest I use for that? It needs to be able to cover my freckles, and I'm aplying a beauty makeup on top of it.
If you mean paper white like Ulquiorra Schiffer paper white, Ben Nye.
If you mean white like white girl Shirley Fenette white, Dermablend.
You're cosplay makes me want to cry its so amazing. Question, how does one cosplay on a budget? Like I came into cosplay expected the making and/or buying of the costumes to be somewhat expensive. I'm just wondering about cheaper ways to do so.
2 questions for you! 1)Wig stuff- What kinda baldcap did you use for Jack? I have a link for a tutorial that you put in another ask about it bookmarked, but I wanna make sure I don't end up with a super cheapy one. Also how did you make it actually looked shaved? Like the little hair 'follicles' 2)any advice for make up I could use to cover up this sort of discoloration I have on my chest? It's sorta like a birthmark, it's just darker than the rest of my skin (our skin tone is similar, Sheila)
Sheila, your eyebrow game is sostrong. I've never messed with my eyebrows before, but now I feel like they're holding me back from having a more professional appearance. I'd like to up my eyebrow game. Where do I start? (total beginner here)
Hey guys, Im going to be going to my first ever con in march and im going to try to get together a cosplay to go dressed up. Is there any "first con" tips you can give me? I dont really know what to expect. I might go costumed and might not, Will there be a big difference in the experience? Anything i should know or try to avoid? Or any con tips in gerenal i should know? Thanks. xx
If you go in cosplay you may expect to get your picture taken a lot more, talk and meet more people, get tired faster, and maybe be a little stressed on your appearance.
If you don’t cosplay you won’t have to worry about that, or walking to and from places, it will be easier to go to panels and the dealers hall, but you probably wont get stopped a lot by strangers. (This could be a good thing.)
AVOID BUYING FOOD AT A CON (its super expensive). Drink water. If you want to go to a panel, go early just to be safe that you get in.
So, I'm finally starting my first self-made cosplay and honestly I have no idea where to begin! Where do you usually start at?
That’s a very open ended question!
But normally I start by breaking down the costume. What of it looks like normal enough clothing that I could find at a goodwill? Pants? Skirt? Base of a jacket? I hit up thrift store first and get what I can to alter.
hi i saw that a couple of weeks ago you were talking about commissions for margaery tyrell cosplays. im wanting to make one myself but i have been searching high and low for a brocade or jacquard for her bodice without luck! im getting really worried ill never find what im looking for. could you tell me where i could find something similar enough? (preferably online?)
I found mine at Joanns in the upholestry section! I tried looking online for you but it seems to be in store only.
The other day I saw someone asking you about your hot glue gun lines on armor on a particular costume, how does that hot glue method work? Would you have to set down the glue on what it's gonna be attached to or can you do it on different surface so you can paint it a different color than what it's gonna be attached to? Like can you glue the glue down to something else after it's died?
In theory you could probably make hot glue designs on wax paper and then remove it to re-glue onto craft foam or what have you… but normally I just do it straight onto the piece.
My friends and I spotted you guys in Little Tokyo once a couple weeks back, but we didn't wanna bug you on your personal outing! Just wondering what you thought about strangers stopping you for a quick hello even when you're out of cosplay
Aww!! We don’t mind!! We’ve had a few people stop us before — we’re always open to quick hello’s!
Do you guys like it in LA so far? Is there any types of disadvantages and advantages?
Advantages! -Always something to do! -Fabric District!! -Great Shopping! -Cons are very close!
-It’s crowded everywhere, all the time. Even at Vons at like 11:00 on a tuesday. -DRIVING ANYWHERE -CALIFORNIA DRIVERS ARE NUTS -PARKING EVERYWHERE -TRAFFIC -TRAFFIC -TraffiC -TRRAAFFFIKKK -TRAFFIC -Traffic.
Literally the traffic and driving and parking are SO BAd it makes me not want to do anything in the first list.
how did you two get so famous? i mean, other than being crazy hot and super talented. i guess the process, is what i mean :)
The process of being famous?
Eh….. I think I should clarify a little. We are by no means famous. We will admit that we have a substantial following and get recognized amongst the cosplay community…. but there are cosplayers much more widely known that us!
As far as the process to get to this point…. There isn’t really one. We in no way, planned to get as well known as this. Very simply: we cosplayed.
From the beginning we always just cosplayed. As we still do. I think that certain cosplays we’ve done have just been so well received that they get shared a lot. Tahnorra, Dragon Age, The Lutece Twins and Sheila’s Karliah in particular just got spread across the community that a lot of people recognize them.
We are thankful and flattered everyday that we happened to bring some favorite characters to life for some people. And even more thankful that we have done so enough time that people now just love our work.
I think that, coupled with our open-book policy in cosplay creation in helping anyone we can through asks and our tumblr, has gotten us a big following.
We hope that we can continue to share our work, our knowledge, and our support to everyone in this awesome hobby. :)
Did you use like 2 wigs for elsa? Why do you have two hanging on your door? Just wondering!~
When I decided to cosplay Elsa, I was worried any wig I bought wouldn’t come in time. (Especially since Arda was sold out.) So I asked a friend to borrow hers, in exchange for styling it (Thanks Izzy!!!)
I'm sitting here painting tiny seashells with iridescent nail polish for a Renaissance Ariel cosplay, and it started me wondering: what's the most finicky/annoying task you've ever done for a cosplay (was it the Elsa corset)? Was it worth it?
Argh Elsa was definitely tedious. You would sit for a couple of hours and feel like “damn I did so much.” but when you stood up and looked at the corset it was like “I can’t even tell the difference.” It drove sylar and I insane — exactly three weeks!
It was super worth it.
Also, all the gold ‘embroidery’ and ‘trim’ on my Fable Queen cosplay was hand painted. Also worth it.
How did you get the hot glue lines on your nightingale armor so straight and precise? I try to have a steady hand, but mine looks so uneven and not straight.
Glue Gun Etiquette
It definitely takes practice! You need to be sure you know your tool.
-Practice drawing out lines with your glue gun on scrap foam or wax paper. Try making smiley face and such.
-Let your gun heat up ALL the way. The colder it is, the more splotchy the glue will come out.
-Have glue sticks AT THE READY. As soon as the stick reaches its end and your not pushing on it anymore, the glue will start to accrue into a goopy mess.
-Clean the gun when you can. Warming it and scraping off excess will help. (clean the trigger too — when it gets dirty its harder to have a smooth push and therefore a smooth line)
-DON’T get distracted by those long stringy things. They are easy to pull off later, let them be and focus on your steady lines.
-I find that METAL nozzle tipped glue guns make straighter lines than plastic ones.
-You mess up and have a wobbly line here how to fix it (while it’s still warm.) Too thin: Go over it again! The glue will melt together. Too Wide: garb an extra glue stick and slowly slide it along your warm glue and pick up as much as you need too. Do this swftly! Alternatively, you can smear the whole thing down or off and redo the line completely.
-Did you mess up and it’s dry? Use an exact to trim down your glue into a better line!
Remember - practice makes perfect. My lines weren’t always steady. But after a while you can get some great edges that look like real ridged steal.
I was wondering why you blocked "aicosusha" or "ninja-ket-kat" I just recently became her friend and we discovered we were both fans of yours. She said she made gifs for you and then you blocked her for no reason. Now her gifs of your korraXtaho live stream are being claimed by other names. It just seems very out of character for both of you to block someone without reason. It just bothers me a bit and I wanted to get your side of the story.
!???? We literally had no idea of this??? I’ll check our block list — but we NEVER meant for that to happen. If anything, sometimes Sheila accidentally blocks people when deleting messages (x or trashcan gets confusing) but she always goes back and undoes the block.
We never meant to and hold absolutely no conflict with either user! We love Ninja! We remember her in all our tinychat livestreams!!
So sorry to have cause any misfortune at all!
EDIT: We literally have no one ignored on our account? I’m not sure where this issue is coming from.
When was the last time the two of you have been in a group cosplay together with 3 or 5 or more people? Do the two of you ever cosplay in a group without the other? And if not, why?
We tend to avoid groups because our cosplay plans change sooo much. And we hate feeling obligated if we loose interest, or have to do something by a deadline. We also don’t want people depending on us. We have enough trouble with our own plans!
Why are you going blonde? I though you didn't like how your skin tone and blonde clashed? I like the blonde you have currently, are going lighter? Also, what happened to your eyebrows? D: I've noticed you've drawn them in alot in the past few months.
I really want to!
I still think my skin and blonde hair clash. But I’m sick of letting my insecurities get in the way. So FUCK IT. I’m gonna try and be blonde.
They just don’t grow much anymore. Especially after my Jack cosplay. And they don’t grow in the shape I want anyway. So now I just maintain their thin-invisible ness. Its irratating, but also a blessing because I can draw whatever shape I want now.
Hey Aicosu! I wanted to ask, do you have any Anime recommendations? My boyfriend is slowly getting into anime and so far he likes the serious types; like he enjoyed Attack on Titan. I'm having trouble coming up with ones he'd like since I usually watch a lot of rom-com and slice of life anime. Any suggestions? Thank you!
Code Geass! Samurai Champloo! Death Note! Gurren Lagan or Kill La Kill! SA:O, Durarara!! To name a few.
In the age of thermoplastics and resins paper mache seems a little unglamorous and low-tech, but I think it’s still worth considering as a material if you’re getting into prop and armor-making. If you have low budget for your project but plenty of time in which to complete it, it’s worth considering.