I’ve actually been doing something, yay.

Been so utterly miserable lately so it was nice to actually feel good enough to finish even a small part of a project. The only belt that’s left is the normal/waist belt, but I screwed up and forgot to cut it out so now I need more fabric (not long enough).

Thanks to azimedes I was able to smooth out the breastplate edges (thanks forever, you wonderful person), but I’m too lazy to take a picture plus no camera likes me enough to do so without a buttload of trouble, so, blah. Later. 

Len death should not have taken thee cosplay progress sort of

psdo:

vaporware-femme:

jennythepirate:

desdinova:

jennythepirate:

I haven’t posted progress in a million years. The chain suit is finished. All I have left is finishing the leather and casting the elf ears.

You did Merrill’s full-body chain?! It looks amazing, how did you do it? It must have taken SO much time and work! Err, I should ask, is it ok to reblog this? I just wanted my followers to see it.

Thanks:D Rebloging is fine. Your followers can also see my bathroom:D
It’s taken about 2 years. There are 20,000 aluminum rings (I think it was 16 gauge but I don’t remember.) The instructions for making the sleeves and making it fitted come from here http://homepage.ntlworld.com/trevor.barker/farisles/guilds/armour/mail.htm I also used the pants pattern from the Armor Archive. http://www.armourarchive.org/essays/book__practical_chainmail/practical_chainmail.shtml

I am reblogging this version too so my followers can see it and spread it like wild fire, this took two years of sticking to it and pure dedication
I have literally never seen something more badass, I’m like in cosplay tears over it and I remember you starting this forever ago and I remember liking it back then too. It is amazing to see and I hope I get to see pictures of the final product.
Seriously well done. Oh my frick.

wHAT

psdo:

vaporware-femme:

jennythepirate:

desdinova:

jennythepirate:

I haven’t posted progress in a million years. The chain suit is finished. All I have left is finishing the leather and casting the elf ears.

You did Merrill’s full-body chain?! It looks amazing, how did you do it? It must have taken SO much time and work! Err, I should ask, is it ok to reblog this? I just wanted my followers to see it.

Thanks:D Rebloging is fine. Your followers can also see my bathroom:D

It’s taken about 2 years. There are 20,000 aluminum rings (I think it was 16 gauge but I don’t remember.) The instructions for making the sleeves and making it fitted come from here http://homepage.ntlworld.com/trevor.barker/farisles/guilds/armour/mail.htm I also used the pants pattern from the Armor Archive. http://www.armourarchive.org/essays/book__practical_chainmail/practical_chainmail.shtml

I am reblogging this version too so my followers can see it and spread it like wild fire, this took two years of sticking to it and pure dedication

I have literally never seen something more badass, I’m like in cosplay tears over it and I remember you starting this forever ago and I remember liking it back then too. It is amazing to see and I hope I get to see pictures of the final product.

Seriously well done. Oh my frick.

wHAT

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azimedes:


shadowdrac replied to your photo “Aaaaand the back plate.  I love my dremel but eva foam is so foul.”
Dear lord, how did you get the areas you used the dremel on so smooth? Do you use a specific head? Whenever I used a dremel on foam I end up making a mess. x.x
HERE YOU GO.  I use the pointy one to carve ridges, the soft sander to round the corners, and the hard sander to grind down any rough patches.  I use the rough one REALLY sparingly and the soft sander a lot more.  I tend to go with low speed to round, then set it to high to actually shape.  Hope that helps!

azimedes:

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shadowdrac replied to your photo “Aaaaand the back plate.  I love my dremel but eva foam is so foul.”

Dear lord, how did you get the areas you used the dremel on so smooth? Do you use a specific head? Whenever I used a dremel on foam I end up making a mess. x.x

HERE YOU GO.  I use the pointy one to carve ridges, the soft sander to round the corners, and the hard sander to grind down any rough patches.  I use the rough one REALLY sparingly and the soft sander a lot more.  I tend to go with low speed to round, then set it to high to actually shape.  Hope that helps!

"Trying to pay $50 for a $300+ costume commission is like trying to get French champagne on a Sprite budget."
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MaryAnne Vivandiere, seamstress and owner of Vivandiere Designs, on cosplayers asking for ‘reasonable prices’ for custom made costumes, without taking into account the hours spent patterning & fabricating said costume, as well as the cost of materials. (via msjayjustice)

THIS.  THISTHISTHISTHISTHIS.  YOU WANT TO PAY ME $40 FOR MY HANDMADE COSTUME? GTFO.  RIGHT NOW.  

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THIS.

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texiejo:

How I made my cake from portal for my GLaDOS cosplay!
I started with a circular cardboard box, and painted the entire thing with Super Heavy Gesso. Then I textured the gesso by tapping the top of a brush on the wet gesso all over.
Once that dried, I painted it with a couple different browns and textured it the same way.
The whipped cream is gesso that I put on using a #32 icing tip and an icing bag. I really recommend practicing the little swirls before you put them on your cake! I bought fake cherries from my local craft store and put them on once I liked the way the “whipped cream” looked.
The candle is worbla that a rolled and twisted until it looked kind of like a candle and the I painted it with Gesso and white paint!
And that is how to eradicate the falsehood of the cake!

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Foam and Worbla armour MEGA TUTORIAL by AmenoKitarou on deviantART

cosplaying-on-a-budget:

This is one of the best explanations on how to work with both foam and worbla. I really wish this had been around when I started working with foam, it would have saved me so much trouble. He does a really good job explaining how to curve foam.

cosplay-help:

notasenator:

derpderpmotherfuckers:

SEAL YOUR MAKEUP

SEAL YOUR MAKEUP

SEAL YOUR MAKEUP

SEAL YOUR MAKEUP

SEAL YOUR MAKEUP

  • SEAL YOUR MAKEUP
  1. SEAL YOUR MAKEUP

SEAL YOUR MAKEUP

no seriously

SEAL IT

This is a public notice. If you touch me (specifically my suits) with unsealed makeup, I will wipe you from recorded history.

Yes, PLEASE do this! I’ve seen some nice costumes ruined because somebody didn’t seal their makeup. ): Don’t be “that cosplayer.”

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