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I was at a massive con, it was the second day I was there. Now, I didn’t have the money for a full costume this time so I put together some things and bought some jewelry and made a pretty lovely woodsprite-y outfit.
So I’m walking around, and as I’m asking about the prices of some earrings I…

Just catching up on the stories and thought this would be a good story to reblog as a warning to people. Be weary of strangers telling you to follow them to another area. Con security is there to protect you and if a situation like this arises, tell them. 

Hello! I am fairly new to making props, and I was wondering if you knew of any way to make a decent-looking shield without too much difficulty? I am making the shield from Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and also the one from Twilight Princess. I know I could just find one online but I really want to make the entire cosplay myself. The above shield (wind waker) is the most complex shield i have made but it’s just painted cardboard. 
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Tutorial: http://ithinkincomics.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/how-a-cosplay-n00b-made-a-hylian-shield-a-photo-tutorial/
I want to personally say you COULD give this tutorial a try but this isn’t something you could easily do without tools in it. I’m just starting to get into props as well, but for me what came to mind was using possibly something like the cardboard and adding another layer to it or even using something more flexible (a Eva Yoga mat is something I’ve heard is good to use) and then making the entire design yourself by hand on foam and hot-gluing it to the “shield” to give it that 3D appearance like in the tutorial. It’s just a thought as I’d rather you not try to do the tutorial unless you already have the tools or live in a home that would allow the use of power tools. 
I hope this helps! 
-Admin Y

Hello! I am fairly new to making props, and I was wondering if you knew of any way to make a decent-looking shield without too much difficulty? I am making the shield from Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and also the one from Twilight Princess. I know I could just find one online but I really want to make the entire cosplay myself. The above shield (wind waker) is the most complex shield i have made but it’s just painted cardboard. 

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Tutorial: http://ithinkincomics.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/how-a-cosplay-n00b-made-a-hylian-shield-a-photo-tutorial/

I want to personally say you COULD give this tutorial a try but this isn’t something you could easily do without tools in it. I’m just starting to get into props as well, but for me what came to mind was using possibly something like the cardboard and adding another layer to it or even using something more flexible (a Eva Yoga mat is something I’ve heard is good to use) and then making the entire design yourself by hand on foam and hot-gluing it to the “shield” to give it that 3D appearance like in the tutorial. It’s just a thought as I’d rather you not try to do the tutorial unless you already have the tools or live in a home that would allow the use of power tools. 

I hope this helps! 

-Admin Y

mommashaus:

Slim Fursuit Feet Paw Tutorial. Just finished a second set of feet paws for Halla because my first set isn’t very comfortable for a lot of walking. These feet are significantly smaller than my first set and they have flat shoe bottoms instead of raised silicon paw pads. I do not wish to go any more specific with my process, but I thought having a few photos could be helpful to those seeking to make slim outdoor feet.

Anonymous said: Hello! I've got an opinion question for you. I was thinking about doing a faun cosplay but don't feel very comfortable running around in a bra, so do you have any ideas on what else I could wear up top that might cover a little more? Thank you!

Hello! Thank you for the question! 

This is a very interesting question to ask as I don’t think I’ve seen anyone literally cosplaying as just a faun. Normally people do faun make-up as a character from a series..But I see it this way, if this is your own character why make it wear just a bra? I don’t believe there is a code on what a faun should wear as it can be interpreted differently to people. Here are a few examples I’ve found: 

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs31/f/2008/213/5/8/Faun_Costume_by_Artsquish.jpg

http://38.media.tumblr.com/b85a3776a6cca1c3aef1239e25d35fa9/tumblr_mzvyb5lAPs1t4is7uo1_1280.jpg

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/119/e/6/warrior_faun_cosplay_by_emilyrosa-d7gfbk6.jpg (There is this as well, but you could make it longer so it doesn’t expose your stomach)

Definitely do what you feel comfortable with and explore different ideas on the internet people have already done. Also, since this is your own creation do what you like- you like steam punk? Try something like that with it. Renaissance? Find something that fits the era. 

Have fun!

-Admin Y

the-solitaire-flamingo:

I’ve been waiting to do this cosplay for the longest time and so I finally did it. I hope you enjoy the pictures, as I await the next episode of the arc I’ve been waiting AGES to be put in the anime.

Joker - Black Butler/ Kuroshitsuji (Book of Circus)

Photographer: http://fairypsychic.tumblr.com

All I’m saying. This is the cosplaying I’ve been dying to get in and finally did during the con.

Anonymous said: Its first time cosplaying. And I've never worn makeup and I know most cosplayers do wear makeup for their cosplay but I'm not entirely comfortable putting makeup yet. Should I just go without the makeup anyway?

Hello, Anon!

Makeup is not required for cosplay but I will say it can make or break a cosplay depending on which character you’re cosplaying. On another note, you mentioned this as your first cosplay so I say It’s better to not crawl out of your comfort zone and put it on until you feel comfortable near it. Just dress up in your costume and enjoy the cosplay! Makeup is again not a requirement in cosplay, but I will say it can be fun to play with once you get around to feeling like you can fool around with them. Hope this answered your question!

Short answer: Don’t do something you’re not comfortable with.

-Admin Y

Anonymous said: Hello! I have two questions: Okay, so first, there is nothing wrong with someone who weights more than a character to cosplay that character, right? And the same thing goes for the other way around, right? Even if we don't weight as much as the original it could still be good cosplay, right? Second, there is this cosplay I would like to do, the character has a wheelchair and I don't. It would still look nice if the rest of the costume is spot on, right? Thank you for your time ^ ^

Hello, Anon! Thank you for the question! As for your answer- You are indeed correct. When you cosplay you do not have to stick to characters in your weight range or even height and gender. Cosplay who you love and remember that the human body is not one sole shape and very beautiful indeed. We aren’t hired mascots by companies like Disney to dress up how they want us to dress. As for the wheelchair- you can indeed do so but please do be mindful of those around you at a convention and do not play around with the wheelchair and chase other convention goers in it. I hope these answer your question and that you enjoy cosplaying said character! ^^ 

-Admin Y

Back from the con!

Hello! We are back from the convention and WOA! Did not see the many unanswered questions in the askbox so I will slowly be answering that soon! If you haven’t been answered- Do not worry, I’ll be getting to it slowly!

I’ll most likely post pictures of myself in my new cosplay soon, so look out for that!

-Admin Y

Note: Away for Con

For those who ask any questions or come here looking for anything new, most of the admins shall be out having a fantastic time at our next Convention. We’re heading to Tampa tomorrow, so enjoy and most likely you’ll get tons of new pictures to see here! I’ll even post pictures of my newest Cosplay I’m debuting there!

-Admin Y

Question:

I have a personal blog- BUT I’m curious if any followers would mind if the admins posted up their own cosplays or WIP pictures. Tell me your thoughts?

kamuicosplay:

New cosplay making book is published! Learn to paint all the stuff for only 5$! 

ORDER IT NOW!

I know what I’m getting soon. For those interested in armor- THIS is the book for you!

hanari-502:

ATTENTION FLORIDA COSPLAYERS
This mans name is Robert Ashburn, A.K.A FigmentsMedia and he is a stalker and a psychopath photographer who has traumatized multiple cosplayers in the Miami, Orlando and Tampa areas over the past two and a half years.
In 2013 he made repetitive death threats against a good friend of mine who will remain nameless for safety reasons and even went so far as to attack her and her mother at her house, breaking one of their windows and computers and banging on her bedroom door, traumatizing my friend to the point where she has panic attacks if she even so much sees any car that resembles his in a convention parking lot.
He was originally a member of a cosplay group that she was in and became obsessed with her, causing so much drama that it makes her look like the stalker when I know for a fact she is not, considering she has a loving husband who I have personally met who was also threatened by Robert.
And she’s not the only one whose had to deal with him. There are tens of other girls who were also creeped on at conventions to the point where they had to call security to get him away and off the premises.
If you know my blog you know that I don’t normally make posts like this unless its something important, so please spread the word about this horrible creep. Once again his name is Robert Ashburn or FigmentsMedia and he is absolute scum. Please if you see him avoid him at all costs and let everyone else know what a horrible human being he is.

hanari-502:

ATTENTION FLORIDA COSPLAYERS

This mans name is Robert Ashburn, A.K.A FigmentsMedia and he is a stalker and a psychopath photographer who has traumatized multiple cosplayers in the Miami, Orlando and Tampa areas over the past two and a half years.

In 2013 he made repetitive death threats against a good friend of mine who will remain nameless for safety reasons and even went so far as to attack her and her mother at her house, breaking one of their windows and computers and banging on her bedroom door, traumatizing my friend to the point where she has panic attacks if she even so much sees any car that resembles his in a convention parking lot.

He was originally a member of a cosplay group that she was in and became obsessed with her, causing so much drama that it makes her look like the stalker when I know for a fact she is not, considering she has a loving husband who I have personally met who was also threatened by Robert.

And she’s not the only one whose had to deal with him. There are tens of other girls who were also creeped on at conventions to the point where they had to call security to get him away and off the premises.

If you know my blog you know that I don’t normally make posts like this unless its something important, so please spread the word about this horrible creep. Once again his name is Robert Ashburn or FigmentsMedia and he is absolute scum. Please if you see him avoid him at all costs and let everyone else know what a horrible human being he is.

the-solitaire-flamingo:


Name of Commissioner: The Cosplay Fox
Website/C.com gallery: https://www.facebook.com/TheCosplayFox
Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Joker (Black Butler/Kuroshitsuji) Wig http://www.cosplayhouse.com/images/D/8-180.jpg
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/…94757842_o.jpg
Timeline (how long your order took to process): Officially March 22nd - June 18th (officially as I hadn’t been able to really pay for it til a bit later after getting a quote)
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:

Originally, I had posted on Facebook for a quote on a Link costume for my fiance which led to her messaging if I needed a wig. I wasn’t sure about if my fiance would need one, but I was questioning myself on whether I should try styling it myself. So I messaged her asking for a quote on the wig and I thought it was a fair price for such a complicated wig. The problem was I didn’t the money needed immediately so I had to wait a bit until I made contact once again on the 22nd and paid the amount needed for the wig. Now for the wig itself: I think It is absolutely perfect from the color of the wig down to how natural the cut looks in the back of the wig! Along with the styling, I think the braids were nicely made as well!

Jaden was great to work with and is someone I wouldn’t mind commissioning once again in the future for other wigs!

Pro: Wig is flawless and looks natural, commissioner is easy to talk to, and in general a great commissioner to work with!

Con: The only con would be shipping, but that was in part her fault as it was the mailing company’s fault it was delayed a bit + damaged. It might even have been just a one-time thing but not sure what happened.

Final Grade: A+

Here is a wig review I made for a recent cosplay wig I commissioned/received. And if you didn’t know what my cosplays plans- well, now you do XD!  This is also my personal account, so feel free to follow it if you want to.

-Admin Y

jointhecosplaynation:

Cosplay Image of the Day – 19th June 2014
Cosplayer: Suki Cosplay Character: Sanji From: One Piece Photo: Sasu Cosplay

jointhecosplaynation:

Cosplay Image of the Day – 19th June 2014

Cosplayer: Suki Cosplay Character: Sanji From: One Piece Photo: Sasu Cosplay