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09
Sep
2014
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.
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Hey! Ho!

Posted 6 days ago23 notesFiled Under: #aiask
09
Sep
2014
Anonymous
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)
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1. A cheap one!! I ripped it the day of!! Do this instead! Or buy a nice one. 

2. That was photoshop!  However I recommend using some dark brown or grey ben nye and an irrugular paint sponge to pat the stipple on. 

3. Dermblend has you covered

Posted 6 days ago19 notesFiled Under: #aiask #makeup
09
Sep
2014
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)
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I’m terrible at it too, but this helped me! 

Posted 6 days ago35 notesFiled Under: #aiask #makeup
09
Sep
2014
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
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Here’s my general tips. And here’s a prep masterlist.

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. 




Posted 6 days ago24 notesFiled Under: #aiask
09
Sep
2014
Anonymous
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?
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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. 

Posted 6 days ago7 notesFiled Under: #aiask
09
Sep
2014
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?)
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I found mine at Joanns in the upholestry section! I tried looking online for you but it seems to be in store only. 

It looked like this: 


And you can see all my progress here.

Posted 6 days ago13 notesFiled Under: #aiask
09
Sep
2014
Anonymous
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?
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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. 

Posted 6 days ago4 notesFiled Under: #aiask #armor #craft foam #hot glue
08
Sep
2014
Anonymous
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
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Aww!! We don’t mind!! We’ve had a few people stop us before — we’re always open to quick hello’s! 

Posted 1 week ago20 notesFiled Under: #aiask #personal
08
Sep
2014
Anonymous
What are your favorite snacks?
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We both love yogurt like crazy. Cookies and milk has been a big thing for us lately too.

Posted 1 week ago6 notesFiled Under: #aiask #personal
08
Sep
2014
Anonymous
Do you guys like it in LA so far? Is there any types of disadvantages and advantages?
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Advantages!
-Always something to do!
-Fabric District!!
-Great Shopping!
-Cons are very close!

Disadvantages

-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. 

Posted 1 week ago52 notesFiled Under: #aiask #personal
07
Sep
2014
Anonymous
I'm making a Lilith cosplay from Borderlands 2, and I was wondering how you made the gun for your Maya cosplay. It looks supes awesome.
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It’s literally just a Nerf Maverick that I repainted! Like ten bucks at walmart.

Posted 1 week ago43 notesFiled Under: #aiask
07
Sep
2014
Anonymous
How did you do the Ghirahim cosplay? Mainly the white body suit thing
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The bodysuit was bought as a full white zentai suit which Sheila then cut all the holes, sleeves, and shapes in, and them hemmed!

Posted 1 week ago33 notesFiled Under: #aiask
07
Sep
2014
Anonymous
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 :)
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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. :) 

Posted 1 week ago42 notesFiled Under: #aiask #personal
06
Sep
2014
Anonymous
Did you use like 2 wigs for elsa? Why do you have two hanging on your door? Just wondering!~
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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!!!) 

My wig came shortly after that! 

Posted 1 week ago6 notesFiled Under: #aiask
06
Sep
2014
Anonymous
I would like to suggest that you two do a Dirty Q&A video. That is all.
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With what questions?

Posted 1 week ago4 notesFiled Under: #aiask #personal