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A mockup of how my Dedan mask will look!

After I saw that tumblr post about Sculptris I decided to try it out I found it pretty useful. To be honest I have pretty much no idea what I was doing and just tried to bullshit my way into something vaguely like how I wanted to act as a guide for me.

The biggest challenge for me with Dedan is making a mask that will accomodate my head without looking ridiculously oversized, and still looking visually similar to the original (curse my nose for making it tens times more complicated!). I also wanted to go for a slightly more realistic and less cartoony take and have taken some liberties with the design and drew inspiration from various fanarts (particularly this and this), as well as human and mole rat skulls.

I’ve already made a full cast of my head, and have actually starting sculpting on it with some chavant nsp clay. I’ve also already bought a bunch of materials to make my muscle suit. My hope is to finish this before I get too far into uni and I drown under the workload.

I’ve got a few costumes lined up for this year, and there are the ones I’m planning on doing to Sydney’s cons!
Supanova
Fem!Spine from Steam Powered Giraffe in a group with Ladylaurabell and Hymn-Of-Acxiom (Photo by Trekkiebeth) We plan on performing a few of their songs on the day so keep your eyes peeled and ears tuned for our caterwauling.
Dedan from OFF, I’ve been looking forward to trying my hands at prosthetics and will be starting on him very soon.
SMASH!
Sapphire from Romantic Jewels by Sakizo with Hymn-Of-Acxiom going as the female version.
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I have a few other costumes in mind for photoshoots this year and we’re still deciding on what we want to do for the second day of SMASH!. So if you have any ideas of a good couple cosplay, or have any other cosplays you think I’d like and you’d like to see me try it out feel free to drop me a note and I’ll check it out!

I’ve got a few costumes lined up for this year, and there are the ones I’m planning on doing to Sydney’s cons!

Supanova

  • Fem!Spine from Steam Powered Giraffe in a group with Ladylaurabell and Hymn-Of-Acxiom (Photo by Trekkiebeth) We plan on performing a few of their songs on the day so keep your eyes peeled and ears tuned for our caterwauling.
  • Dedan from OFF, I’ve been looking forward to trying my hands at prosthetics and will be starting on him very soon.

SMASH!

  • Sapphire from Romantic Jewels by Sakizo with Hymn-Of-Acxiom going as the female version.
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I have a few other costumes in mind for photoshoots this year and we’re still deciding on what we want to do for the second day of SMASH!. So if you have any ideas of a good couple cosplay, or have any other cosplays you think I’d like and you’d like to see me try it out feel free to drop me a note and I’ll check it out!

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shadowprincess12:

Cosplay tip: Crepe Beards

You will need the following:
-Crepe hair (you can purchase this on eBay)
-Sprit Gum (Costume stores, makeup sites such as Kryolan,eBay etc)
-Scissors
-Makeup brush

1) Cut a piece of crepe hair from the braid and tease out the hair. You want the sections to be relatively thin so you can build up the beard gradually.
2) Apply spirt gum to small section, I usually start from under the chin and work my way up. Wait until the spirit gum goes ‘tacky’. You can determine this by touching the spirit gum with your pinky finger - if you see small ‘strands’ appear you know it is tacky.
4) Apply a small section of hair (you do not need to worry about the length just yet) apply pressure with the handle of your makeup brush. Repeat steps 1-4 until you get the desired thickness/shape for your beard.
5) Trim to desired length/style when the entire beard has been applied.

You can use this method for eyebrows, moustaches, ageing hair on bald caps etc. This method can be used for theatre and has been used in tv/film. I personally think it’s a cost effective way to make a slightly realistic looking beard.

Now you can have crazy beards for cosplay!

P.s I stole these images from google images but I’ve done this method many times for my Hair and Media Makeup course.

Great for either crossplay or if you want a beard for a costume but don’t want to grow one out.

(Source: helenatheclonekiller)

commission of Kristoff from Frozen for cantstopfaking. Some detail shots before I go ahead and mail it off. Progress and in depth shots will be posted later.

Commission of Anna from Frozen for cantstopfaking, I’ll be posting some progress and in depth shots later on, but for now just some detail shots before it is packed up to mail!

Progress on Anna’s vest. Still need the gold trim, boning, lining and zipper but all the time consuming parts are pretty much done now!

Base material is cotton on commissioner’s preference, designs are a mixture of taffeta and satin. There was the option of embroidery thread around the designs, however the commissioner opted out which allowed for more intricate extra designs on the back to be added in for the same price.

For the designs on the shoulder they are based off the doll’s costume, while for the back I was linked to this design as possible for inspiration (I couldn’t find the original through an image search, if anyone knows the original please let me know and I’ll credit them) and tried to have a similar sort of vibe as the front.

finalised template for the embroidery! 

finalised template for the embroidery! 

Woo! It’s been a while. I’ve been working on my commission for Frozen’s Anna lately, and most of the discussing parts are out of the way now, majority of the final fabrics have now been settled one and most of the final measurements are in.

My first focus is finishing the vest, since I already have majority of the fabric for it. I based the pattern off the bodice from Style 1751 which is an old pattern that I picked up from a second hand store, and I altered it to be more suitable for the vest. Based on the pattern I made a mock up and did a few more alterations to come with the final pattern.

The lining has been cut out now and I’ve done up the preliminary design for the front panel. It was a bit hard to make it identical to the orignal since all images of it are either partially blocked or skewed, however with some variation in exact placement I’ve managed to come up with a pretty close replica of it. I may still fiddle around with it’s placement, since what looked good in the character model doesn’t translate exactly to reality, but I am trying to remain as true to the design as I can!

Please keep your eyes out for more updates!

Here is currently what is up in my life!

Right now I am working on a commission for Anna and Kiristoff for frozen which I should have complicated by mid November. Currently I’m working on the patterns but most of the fabrics have already been decided so it should pick up speed soon!

The other three are costumes that I have cemented for photoshoots/cons

Militarystuck!Gamzee for a photoshoot this December

Male Garnet by Sakizou for Supanova next year with the wonderful Gowadashery as Female Garnet

And finally Fem!Spine with my girlfriend and friend as Fem!Hatchy and Fem!Rabbit. This is for the first day of Supa and we’ll be going around performing some of their songs if we can get permission from the band! We’ve already started practising some of their songs and oh my god I have no idea how I’ll play the guitar with gloves on.

I also have a bunch of tentative cosplays/wips already going on but didn’t include pfft.

cccosplayers:

Our prop maker was making her flintlock, so she decided to make a tutorial for it. ^^ 

For bigger and better quality, go to the links to download:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Materials Used:

  • Poster board
  • 36” wooden dowel
  • Hot glue
  • Paper mache
  • Fiberglass
  • Spray Paint