So I just got back last night from a brony convention in San Francisco. I was working a booth for a vendor friend, and let me tell you what happened:
We met a little girl who was there with her family. She got a button drawn at our booth, told us all about her favorite…
A great comic telling people to stand up for their fellow fans!
You want to know how terrible that these douche bags can get? I made a Sailor Venus cosplay for my younger sister who looked amazing and proud to wear it. I made sure she wore white shorts that covered her panties and stopped where the skirt ended, (because of the horror stories we heard about perverts taking pictures up cosplayers’ skirts without consent) Turns out there were jerks trying to take pics up her skirt, but started to complain to each other that she was wearing shorts under and it wasn’t fair. SHE WAS UNDERAGE AT THE TIME OF WEARING THIS COSPLAY! Not only were they attempting sexual harassment, but ON A MINOR! Please, reblog this, spread the word, and stand up for other cosplayers if you see/hear this.
I can’t tell you how flattered (and also somewhat triumphant) I am that my comic is still going around being shared like this. Keep doing it, and keep telling your stories, and this is how we’ll change things.
By the way, cons, the above is available in large size for printing and posting in your spaces and con books for free, just download them from here:
Spread the word!
I’m having serious Sakura-con withdrawals (heck, I’m just having con withdrawals, but I tend to get super sad around Easter because I haven’t been able to head up to Washington in so long) so I thought I’d have a “Throwback Friday” of sorts and look at some of the stuff I’ve done and completed, including my first costume ever, Fran from Final Fantasy XII (
God don’t look at the horror that was that wig I can’t believe I actually managed any of it though).
I’m entirely self-taught, save for information gathered from the internet, so I keep seeing the same fitting mistakes and issues with every costume, lol. But, still, I feel like I’ve come pretty far from where I started. I hope that I keep improving.
Needle Sizes/Types For Fabrics
Courtesy of Wildly Wonderful Wearables!
I was attempting to find out what sort of needle I should use for peachskin since I knew it was a finicky material and found this -amazing- chart that I am keeping -foooreeverrrr-.
Here’s a video I made to show the process of making an Asari head piece. I cosplayed as Liara T’Soni from the Mass Effect series. For questions you are more …
This is how I made my Liara T’soni head piece. https://www.facebook.com/DahliaThomasCosplay
Krieg’s buzz axe is coming along (slowly). School ends in a month, so I’m hoping this will get done over the summer.
Made from pink insulation foam.
can’t reblog this fast enough.
Fucking hate this shit.
So recently as some of you may know I had to figure out how to make these green arm wraps in the picture below
I wanted them to be one piece so that they wouldn’t have to be adjusted throughout the day if parts decided to slip, especially since the original plan was to tuck the shirt into them. I searched the internet for a while but couldn’t find anything too helpful so I decided to make it up as I went along and took pictures so I could share in the event it worked. (It did)
This process should work for just about any wrap you want to create for instance things like this as well…
There isn’t much to it but I took a lot of pictures, so here we go.
First things first, you’ll want to wrap what ever part of your body you are making the wrap for in plastic wrap (we use this method frequently). Mine was just the forearm so it looked like this
Then wrap it again in tape, masking tape works nicely.
After that you want to draw where the seam is going to be and cut along it like so
Once you have the piece disconnected from your body you want to flatten it, I placed my piece under a pile of binders for about a day
While you are waiting you can get started on the strips of fabric you’ll be using later. Figure out how thick you want the bands to look and measure them out of the fabric you are using
Don”t forget to add a seam allowance, like I did. The length of the strips doesn’t really matter right now, as long as it’s long enough to wrap around your arm once you should be fine. I cut out 12 to be on the safe side. You should have something like this.
Once I had the strips cut out I folded the seam allowance over on all of them, this made it easier later when I attached them to the main piece.
You can then put the strips to the side and go back to the main pattern piece. For the forearm it should look something like this once flattened
You’ll want to clean up the edges with the plastic hanging off and then transfer the pattern piece onto a piece of paper, again making sure to add seam allowance around the edges.
Once you’ve traced around the whole thing you can cut it out and that will be the pattern for the main piece of your arm wrap. Use the pattern to cut out a piece in the fabric you are using and together with your straps your pieces should look like this.
You want to sew on the strips one at a time, starting from one end then making your way to the other. I started from the bottom. Pin the strip onto the main piece along the hem you already created like this
You then want to sew the strip down along the top and bottom edge. There will be fabric hanging off from the strip, you want your seam to stay in between the edges of the main piece. After that is sewn on cut off any extra material from the strip.
It should look something like this
Continue with the other strips. I attached mine diagonally for the most part. When I was done attaching my strips (I only used 6) this is what I had.
Sew your side seams together.
And then hem the top and bottom.
Viola! You should have an arm (body) wrap that you won’t have to wrap!
(I didn’t hem the top because I attached it directly to the shirt)
Also it should be noted stretch material should probably be used.
Hope it helps someone! :)