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cosplaytutorial:

This Week In Cosplay:  Aug 11 - Aug 18, 2014
Our Would You Rather was extra popular this week.
Copy Rights and Copy Wrongs – Photography goes over some basic copyright information every cosplayer should know
Congrats to Chibinischan, winner of Arda Wig’s Iron Wig 2014 Challenge 
Japan’s Summer Comiket was this past weekend, check out some cosplay pics from day 1 here, and day 2 here.  Want more? Click here.
"Long Line at Otakon Revealed To Be Cosplay Of Long Line From Anime Expo" Some enjoyable satire :P
An article on the cosplay “issues” Heroes of Cosplay tackles from Sexy Costumes, Cosplay is not CONsent and body image. 
Giant bird wins Blizzard & China Joy cosplay competition
Costume adaptation. The good, the bad and the future reflects on the costumes of comic book movies 
[Not enough news to keep you entertained? Check out Last Week in Cosplay] 

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This Week In Cosplay:  Aug 11 - Aug 18, 2014

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Aug
2014
Anonymous
Why don't you guys have a page for tags of the cosplay's you've done? It would be better than just having a link to all of them.
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Posted 2 days ago15 notes
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Aug
2014

tawnyshine:

striderbeegood:

iamthedavrezi:

goatalicious:

I WANT TO COSPLAY REALLY BADASS/SCARY CHARECTERS BUT I AM BARELY FIVE FEET TALL AND LOOK LIKE A CHILD - An angry novel by me

I want to cosplay really cute small characters but I’m really tall and look like I’m in my twenties

The sequel written by me

I only want to cosplay male characters with broad shoulders, but i have crazy girly curves.

the trilogy

I want to cosplay but I am broke and live with my mom - the epilogue

Too Short — Never underestimate the power of heels and perspective photography!  Or ask your fellow cosplay groups to lean or sit in their pose so you appear taller!

Too Tall — Perpective photography is for you too!  Just do the opposite! Take photos from above and foreshortening shots! Wear flats, and sit or lean forward in group shots! No one can tell your too tall if you sit! 

Too old - Too young — Makeup, makeup, makeup! Anyone could look uber Kawaii or uber DONTFUCKWITHME if they know where to apply their bronzer and concealer! Try youtube for tutorials on the character you wanna be! 

Just look at us changing with makeup magic: 



Too girly - Binders, shoulder pads, and crossplay makeup has got your back! 

Too poor - Cosplaying on a budget!!! We have been cosplaying for 5+ years and have never spent more than $150 on a costume!! 

Cosplay is for everyone!!! Please try it!!  THERE ARE NO LIMITS!

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Aug
2014

We added these cosplays and more to our PRINT SHOP today! 

Jelsa is restocked too!!

As always — it’s buy two get one free!! 

And remember — if you don’t see a print of one our cosplays on our store envy that you want — let us know and we will put it up for you!

Posted 2 days ago103 notesFiled Under: #aicosu #cosplay #prints #varrick #zhu Li #oberyn martell #teen!loki #leah of hel #aicosplay #ellaria sand
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Aug
2014

Big shout out to Crystal (TricksterRedux) for the FABULOUS figures she made for us at Anime Expo! 

We finally got them settled into their new homes with the rest of our figure collection!! 

Posted 2 days ago84 notesFiled Under: #aicosu #tricksterredux
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Aug
2014

enayla:

My cosplay wing tutorial is now complete!  I tried to cover as much of my process as possible for making feathered wings. I hope you find this helpful :)

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2014
I’m so in love with the new Ghost Rider series with Robbie Reyes. But I couldn’t stop thinking about what a woman ghost rider would look like — all modern with FIRE HAIR. How cool would that be?So here you go Marvel, in case you want to do that — I got your back. ;D

I’m so in love with the new Ghost Rider series with Robbie Reyes. But I couldn’t stop thinking about what a woman ghost rider would look like — all modern with FIRE HAIR. How cool would that be?

So here you go Marvel, in case you want to do that — I got your back. ;D

Posted 3 days ago3,404 notesFiled Under: #ghost rider #robbie reyes #my art #roberta reyes? AHAHA #all new ghost rider
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Aug
2014
Anonymous
How did you two meet and ended up deciding on making aicosu ^^ (been wondering that for a while)
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You can read about how we met on our FAQ — but as far as how or why we decided to be ‘aicosu’ (you can read why the name on the FAQ) — was really just because we wanted to show our pictures on DA and needed to create a joint account to share the photos. Especially since we planned to keep cosplaying together. 

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Aug
2014

Cosplay Help Masterlist 

for-the-cosplay:

So basically I had a bunch of tutorials liked/bookmarked and I wanted to consolidate them into one nice place. I hope this is helpful! I will probably make a part two later. EDIT Here is part two!

Beginner Help

Cosplay Crash Course - x

A Guide to Conventions - x

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Aug
2014
Anonymous
Do you have any tips for wearing heels at a con (esp when your day is really busy)? I recently cosplayed a character with three inch go-go boots, and used gel-heel inserts, but by the time I got out of the costume the balls of my feet felt like death (the gel inserts couldnt fit in the toe of the shoe). I love the costume, but wearing it for more than a couple hours is a pain :/
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Heels are always going to be a pain, even with all the tips I’m about to give you. Keep in mind that they just aren’t great for your feet, especially over long periods of time. So no matter what, once the day is through your feet will always hurt. 

-Wear your heels a lot before the con. DO IT. Wear around the house, wear them to and from the mail. Wear them up some stairs. Wear them a lot and for longer periods each time. TRAIN your feet and break the shoes in. You’ll at least get used to walking in them, and you can pinpoint the areas that cause blisters or pinching. 

-Use band-aids or adhesive craft foam to cover the areas inside the shoe that pinch you or cause blisters.

-Gel insoles! (If they dont fit, cut em.)  ALSO FOOT PETALS. So awesome. 

-If your feet hurt during the con. Sit down. Sit for awhile or roll your ankle around. BUT NEVER. NEVER take your shoes off if you intend to keep wearing them. As soon as the shoes are off your feet will swell. And swollen feet are bigger than regular feet — so they are gonna hurt EVEN WORSE once they go back in the shoe. Resist the temptation. 

-Cut your day in half. When I know that I’m wearing a costume with a six inch heel, I plan accordingly. I show up the the con late if possible, and leave early. Get your fill of showing off the costume, take some pictures. And then change. It’s okay to call it quits and change, you may be disappointed in not wearing it for longer or missing out in seeing people or getting more photos — but its not worth the pain you may feel the day after. 

-Treat your feet! Especially if you need to wear heels in tomorrow’s cosplay too!!  Once you get back home/or to your hotel, soak your feet in the bath with warm water first, then cold water. The warm water will relax your muscles. And the cold water after will constrain them and get them ready for the same pain again tomorrow. 


Posted 3 days ago207 notesFiled Under: #heels #contips #aiask
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2014
I don't know if you two would feel comfortable answering this but what were you two like in high school? Did you do well? Did you know what you wanted to do career-wise or even think about becoming cosplayers? What would you tell your younger selves?
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Sheila:  I’ve always been a determined girl. I think I was just set on doing other things than being stuck in my hometown. In middle school I was determined to be an artist of some sort and in high school I worked on graduating a year early and picking out a college for concept design for video games. I was super focused on doing that I really didn’t do much else. Cosplay was never something I looked at like it was an option for a lifestyle and I really didn’t start getting into it until my last year of high school. It was during college that cosplay made me realize that I like working with fabric and clothes more than drawing concepts for games. Without cosplay I wouldn’t be in LA working as a costume assistant for the film industry — so there’s that.

I think though, if I had to tell my younger self anything it would be to take more social risks. Being brave academically and in the long run is fine — but point that bravery to your social life too. I was such a coward with people. And I was so bottled up and angry when I was young. Cosplay taught me more than just costuming but, how to be accepting and outgoing with others. There are a lot of people in high school I wish I had been braver with. 

Sylar:  Well that certainly takes me back xD. Its sometimes not easy to go back and dwell on what I was like in highschool. I did ok grade wise. sometimes good, sometimes bad. On the whole, I wasn’t very. .. concerned with school or my future, which I suppose was a bad thing and lead to a lot of the trouble I got into. 

As far as how I was as a person, I wasn’t that great. Sure I was personable, high energy me, but I lacked tact, I wasn’t super polite, and when it came to dating, I was a super rude boy. On the whole, I wasn’t really the best person back in high school, due to the naivety and craziness that comes with being a teenage boy raised in today’s world. ^^;; I would tell my younger self “You’re not as hot as you think you are. Dont be rude, and calm down”

Posted 3 days ago24 notesFiled Under: #personal #aiask
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Aug
2014
Have you got any recommendations on how to make clothes look aged and worn in, such as white shirts looking a little yellowed up and dirty, etc?
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When I ‘battle damaged’ our Bioshock costumes I did it with spray paints! I stood back and just did a dusting over the clothes and it turned out looking great! 

My costume went from this: 

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To this: 


By using a charcoal spray paint for the shirt, and a gold spray paint for the ‘dusty dirt’ looking areas. It makes your fabric with rough and gross, but it achieves the look well. 

You could also use coffee or tea to stain your clothes for a more weathered AGED look rather than damaged. 

Posted 3 days ago92 notesFiled Under: #painting #fabric #aiask
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Aug
2014
Anonymous
Hello! This is a super important question..I have a con in two weeks, and I'm going as Nebula. However, how would I do the whole bald look? I'm obviously not going to shave my hair XD But can I paint/use make up on a bald cap? If so...what should I use??
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You should totally use one! They are super easy. And you can paint them with just about anything. 

Posted 4 days ago31 notesFiled Under: #bald cap #makeup #aiask
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Aug
2014

We are OFFICIAL Cosplay Guests of SuperNova in Mexicali!!! 

We are very humbled, honored… and EXCITED!! 

We can not wait to see everyone and enjoy the awesomeness that is Mexicali (we’ve never been, before!!) If you are going please come and say hello to us!

Posted 4 days ago111 notesFiled Under: #supernova #mexicali #cosplay
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Aug
2014
Anonymous
If we ever paid you to design a wedding gown, would you?
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Fuck yeah. 


Posted 4 days ago48 notesFiled Under: #personal #aiask