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Killer Gelee Wig Completion!

That’s it! Her wig is now done! The horns are finished with some bobby pins that I had put over with blue ribbon that I painted black 8D They are nice and shiny and horny and ooooh. I can’t wait to put this sucker on!

Maybe I’ll do just that :3

One cosplay ready for AUSA! I’ll be wearing her Thursday night for my panels: ‘Social Issues in Cosplay’, and ‘That Shouldn’t Fit (the 18+ Hentai Panel)’

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Like many of my cosplay adventures this all starts at the kitchen table.

Well almost most of my cosplay start on my computer with tons of research. Lol

#1

Just getting started.

So after the research I pull the best side view of the weapon I can find in to paint.net. (You can use Photoshop or Gimp too, you just need a basic image editing program for this part.)

Pull your image into the editor.  First erase any background around your image you don’t need it and it will waist your ink.  Next go to effects - artistic - pencil sketch, and then adjust how dark you want it.

#2

Now we move on to size!

You are going to have to get out a yard stick or something to help you judge the size your weapon should be. I’m only 5’6” so my weapons need to fit my scale, but we are all different so the size is up to you. Other things are factors too… will it fit in your car/ how are you getting it to the con, etc. Is the place you plan on taking it very crowded and you might stab someone with it if it’s too big?

After you have determined how big you want your weapon to be.  Resize the image accordingly and you are ready to print! Make sure you are printing in grey-scale and you have marked print actual size.  You can also make the borders on your paper as small as possible to save paper.

#3

Putting it all together!

Tape all your pages together and you now have your life sized pattern.  You are going to need other views of your weapon latter on in construction but this will be the basic patter to get you started.

I use this pattern just like a dress pattern I cut it up and break everything down in to smaller pieces that will come back together in the end.

For the sword pictured I have a PVC pipe running down the blade for the “blood channel.” I used foam core hot glued together to form the base of the blade around the PVC .  Using my patterns I made the blade spikes out of heavy card-stock and masking tape. Due to the odd angles on the hilt of the sword I used JB Water weld to glue additional PVC pipes together to form the hilt and handle. As you can see in the third image, I have cardboard guides, made from my pattern,  taped to each side or the PVC frame all the spots that I need to be hollow for gems I filled in with paper.  The center of that frame in image 2 is just a rolled up piece of paper not PVC.

Wiring for the lights are put in place on the cardboard guides.  I left extra wire for attaching the lights and the rest of the wire goes inside the handle.

Next I put spray foam insulation all over that area.  When the foam was dry the next day I started carving. I like to use a mat knife and a large bread knife to cut foam insulation, as seen in image 5.

After I got the forms I needed I started on completing the wiring for the gems. This was an odd situation with gems because they are supposed to be spheres imbedded in the hilt of the sword.  I mounted the lights from the top of each hole and glued my domed gems on top making a sandwich with the light in the middle. I used foam to make spacers for the gems to sit on. 

I don’t have a picture of this, but the next step in to cover all the foam parts in masking tape. This helps with the next step… paper mache. I use Elmer’s Art Paste for my paper mache its amazing stuff a super cheap. In picture 8 everything has been covers in 3 layers of paper mache. Around the gems after the paper mache was dry I put a small bit of model magic to seal them in place.

#4

Finishing it! 

At this point you could have covered the whole thing in Worbla if you wanted to. I didn’t care to much for how this was turning out at the time so I didn’t want to waste Worbla on it. I instead finished it my old way, my pre Worbla way. I used a mixture of gesso and light weight wall spackle and cover the whole thing and you can see me doing in 8 and 9. When dry I sand it smooth. If I have rough spots I reapply and sand the needed spots.

Normally after that step I would have given it about 4 coats of wood glue. This time I gave this a layer of plasti-dip spray paint.

Next I gave it a coat of spray paint. I used craft paint to paint it and then I prefer Rust-Oleum Painters Touch Ultra Cover 2X Gloss Clear to seal my stuff.

You can see the completed sword in my other posts I ran out of space on this one. :p

Any questions I am always happy to help so ask away! 

Happy Costuming!!!

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Reusable Tattos (like Jinx ones) for your costume by $hi$ha Rainbow  // FACEB00K // H0MEPAGE // ST0RE // Y0UTUBE //

Puh my little followers…. atm I not really having time for anything. Ok. It doesnt matter. I finished a tutorial for ya… I came to this idea ‘cuz of my Jinx-costume. I hope that some of you could need it. Have fun and spread the work if you like.

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How to make your own Baby Groot Sculpture

What you’ll need:

  • -Clay, I used brown DAS clay
  • -Aluminum
  • -Bendy Wire
  • -Masking tape
  • -Rocks
  • -Small White Plant Pot, but I couldn’t find one so I used a candle holder
  • -Black marbles, or if like me your on a budget, I painted googly eyes black with nail polish
  • -Small fake flowers, in either blue or purple
  • -Toothpicks for the grooves
  • -Acrylic Paint + brushes
  • -Mod Podge (optional really but it seals in the paint)
  • Glue + Glue Gun
  • Styrofoam ball for the head
  • -Bowls of water
  • -Ice cream lid
  • -knives to cut the Styrofoam
  • -Glad wrap to cover your clay when you wanna take a break (it stops it from drying too quick!)
  • -Newspaper to protect your table!

Message me if you have any questions

Have fun!

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Anonymous asked:

So how do you airbrush your wig? Do you airbrush then comb then airbrush? I really could not picture the process. And if you wash your wigs off with shampoo-- will the paint come off or crisp and chip?

ShadowDrac Cosplay Answer:

technoranma:

my god man, I wish people would ask me questions on fb o_o;;; Tumblr message system is shit OTL.

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Anyway, I usually fully style a wig using hairspray, curling iron, flat iron, whatever else it required before I airbrush. Airbrushing is the absolute LAST thing I do to a wig if I need to change the colour.

Of course using a gun which is using cool air to spray light coats of paint onto a wig can cause the style to get mussed, so using some hairspray to fix things like side locks and bangs is done ( just like with any other wig that has become messy due to travel or packing or so on).
 
Airbrushing is exactly what it is. You just point the gun at a spot on the wig and pull the trigger. Pigment goes on. Since the wig is PRE-styled you don’t need to worry about coating every single strand, just the visible stuff.

Generally the wigs I airbrush and so heavily styled I would never shampoo and wash it. But for the sake of your curiousity, if I go back and try to add water on one of the Revolutionary Girl Utena wigs I styled (above) for example, the airbrush paint I used (Createx) is water soluble and therefore the paint will become splotchy and drip away.

I suspect if I took vigorous soap and water to it, it would all wash away just like hairspray is washed out of a wig. Nothing about airbrushing wigs ‘heats’ the fibers in any way, so it’s not like you’ll get fried fibers afterwards.

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For long flowing wigs; the air blowing on the long fibers can cause it to become tangled. So I use a comb or fingers to get the tangles out while airbrushing. Thick coats of paint definitely adds volume to all the strands you coat. 

I’ve never had airbrushing rub off on any fabric or anything, but I am wary of letting them get wet.

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laki-watersnake:

How to make a Labrys Axe (from Persona 4 Arena)

Somebody asked how I made my axe recently, and I thought I would share how I made mine with everyone through the use of a picture guide!

Hope it’ll be useful to fellow crafters out there! (I still consider myself an amateur though, and coupled with the fact I didn’t do any research on how it could be done beforehand, there’s probably lots more to improve on how I made this.)

Complete list of materials used: Foam board, Styrofoam, Gum paper, EVA foam, PVC pipes, screws, industrial cable, wood glue, hot glue gun, spray paint, silicone sealant

Cosplay photos at the end are taken by: Brian Lim Photography (http://www.facebook.com/BrianLimPhotography) and Razrig Photography (http://www.facebook.com/razrigphotography) Thank you for the amazing photos!

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