How to press seams flat on completed garments - http://windofthestars.com/blog/tutorials/how-to-press-seams-flat-on-completed-items/
submitted to cosplaytutorial:Can photographers submit their photos to the christmas thing?
Thanks for asking!
Limnauth as Ezio from Assassin’s Creed
Photo by:Taichia Photography
About the Costume:
It took me to make this costume arround 5 months, and the most challenging part was the hood because of its characteristic shape and pattern. Also the assassin emblem was a problem for me, I don’t know how to work with resins.
Like this cosplay? Follow the cosplayer:
It’s almost December and we’re looking for submissions for Cosplay Christmas! Where we feature a variety of cosplayers rocking their winter and holiday themed costumes!
CosplayTutorial wants YOU to submit your pics! Standing in the snow, kissing your OTP under the mistletoe, eating a candy cane, wrapping presents, enjoying the Christmas tree, lighting candles, or wearing a Santa hat… if it fits with winter or holiday in some way we want you to submit it!
Your submission will be featured on all our social media pages and CosplayTutorial.com! It’s a great way to show off your awesome costumes and share a link to your website, blog or fanpage!
Interested? You can submit your cosplay here:
How to take body measurements accurately - http://www.examiner.com/article/how-to-take-your-body-measurements-accurately
Beaded cat ear headband - http://kitten.buzznet.com/user/journal/17294173/cat-ears-hairband-tutorial/
How to make a Superhero Mask - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkblc1srPlw
Fuzzy Fox Ears Tutorial - http://cosplaybrain.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/fuzzy-fox-ears-tutorial/
Thanks to media coverage, like SyFy Channel’s “Heroes of Cosplay,” and blogging sites, like Tumblr, cosplay (short for “costume play”) is getting more attention than ever before. Even if you are no…
A short & sweet article about Cosplay, and how anyone can get into it!
I particularly love this quote from the article:
“Ever since I started attending conventions about two or three years ago, I’ve learned more about myself and the potential I have that I usually never get to show. I have made amazing friends that I can connect with on a different level. The friends I’ve made at cons have seen me at my nerdiest and most relaxed. These friends have made my transition from high school to college so much easier because I had friends that I could rely on to be there when I needed them.” - Dalton Robinson
How has cosplay / congoing helped you?
Two tone wig tutorial - http://windofthestars.com/blog/tutorials/two-tone-wig-tutorial/
DIY Superhero Mask - http://www.goldenlasso.net/do-it-yourself-superhero-mask/
When working with paper crafts or other precise cutting for armor and props, consider using a exacto-knife and ruler rather than scissors. It makes it a lot easier to cut straight lines and make other precise cuts.
Remember to keep your blades sharp otherwise it increases the risk of injury. Also be wary of where your hands are when cutting, sharp blades can cut you very easily.
How to de-tangle and store wigs - http://windofthestars.com/blog/tutorials/wig-care-and-you-how-to-de-tangle-and-store-wigs/
With recent advertising for cosplay or showing cosplay (via Hot Topic shirts and a Fiat ad… and Heroes of Cosplay), I wanted to share my two cents on it…
Many, many cosplayers will tell you this is one of the many reasons why they do it is this: for FUN!
Thing we don’t elaborate on is what we define as “fun”. For some of us, fun is being the pretty girl/hero boy for the day. Fun is being accurate to your source material. Fun is spending hours and hours crafting something. Fun is whatever the crap you think it is :) I have fun sewing, I have fun wearing the costume, I have fun taking pictures for my scrapbook. Seriously, cosplay is for fun, yes… but FUN is what you make of it. So while I don’t necessarily love the way they always word it, they’re not wrong either.
What I find wrong: I see other cosplayers tear each other down because they don’t realize that cosplay is art, and art has a different meaning to everyone. What I find artistic may not be the same for the person next to me. With HoC, I see comments tearing the participants down for selling friends out and so on and so forth… And honestly, I take that show as a small, microscopic sliver of a vast, magical hobby. Competition is a part of cosplaying, but it’s not the whole.
That show highlights the bigger names that make money off of cosplay, like any other business. That show… it’s business. Most of us (myself included) don’t do cosplay for business: we do it for pleasure. And you know what they say about business and pleasure: they can mix, but it doesn’t mean they always do.
So, with all of that rambling said, I will say this: Do it for FUN. Even if you make money from it, even if you’re just learning, even if you lose competitions (or better, you WIN! :D), keep doing it for FUN. Whatever you find fun about it, let THAT be what you’re doing it for, not what others are saying they feel it should be.
|—||Volpin Props (in reference to the Fiat print ad)|