So I got a lot of questions on how I did the pinky/thimble trick this weekend at Anime Boston. And though I mentioned it briefly before I thought I’d put together a simple little tutorial.
No photoshop needed! Good old fashioned movie magic!
For those of you cosplaying Elizabeth and in need of a decapitated finger, buy some nail glue or spirit gum!
Glue your finger down and then glue a thimble on your knuckle!
It’s super handy (ahaha) and pretty convincing from the front!
MANLY MAN Makeup Tutorial!
A short tutorial on how to look super manly, gruff, rugged and all around hot. For all the assassin cosplay/crossplayers out there! Fake beard and manly contouring ahead!
Cosplay Makeup & Wig Care 101
Everything from wig caps, eyebrows, wig brushing/washing, and more. So I tried to do a General Makeup/Wig video that covered everything I usually talk about in my Cosplay Makeup 101 panel. I hope this helps on all the basics!
If you click through to Youtube — you can use the shortcuts in the description to jump to specific topics. :)
We don’t bite I swear!!! And we both have gotten good at doing all the talking if you have nothing to say. I promise we’re friendly and we love speaking to people!
So next time please say hi!!
Anything fabric wise. I can tackle most props and armor with ease since I have so much experience in it now. And I’m very confident in my paint job if not my craftsmanship.
But I can’t sew for a damn.
I made my own patterns for Sylar’s Jotunheim Loki costume.
I plan on writing a blog entry about the entire process this weekend — so look out for it!
Gold armature wire!
Ehhhh it really depends on how drastically different it is. I mean, in most of the costumes I’ve done its the same color. But for instance, in Miku Append her hair is considerably lighter than my wig. But I still used it because I couldn’t be bothered buying a new one.
Honestly, unless her hair is a different style, I don’t use other wigs because it gets EXPENSIVE. There is always photoshop (which I used to make my blue wig seem green in my Meltdown Miku costume.)
Either way, Its all up to what you feel you want to do. If you want to— go for it! Its only that more accurate. And if you dont, then don’t stress on it. I don’t think its a big deal and I doubt anyone else will either.
Sculpy sounds like what you need!!! My favorite stuff (and what I used.)
Its a clay that is soft until you bake it. So mold and sculpt all you like and then bake to harden forever.
Sculpy is great for ornaments and stuff that need a bit of weight to them. SUPER-Sculpy is awesome for really stiff durable items, and ultralight Sculpy is awesome for stuff like jelwery or hair ornaments that need to be really light.