ShadowDrac Cosplay
kanthara:

redeaddie:

cosplayisnotconsent:

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: 
Ledger size: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/71776269/Cosplaynotconsent-posterledger.jpg
Letter size: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/71776269/Cosplaynotconsent-posterletter.jpg
Spread the word!

kanthara:

redeaddie:

cosplayisnotconsent:

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: 

Ledger size: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/71776269/Cosplaynotconsent-posterledger.jpg

Letter size: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/71776269/Cosplaynotconsent-posterletter.jpg

Spread the word!

i-artemis-i:

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Finally giving in and watching Attack on Titan. Why did I think this would be a good idea?

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. 

vicious-cosplay:

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-.

dahlia-thomas:

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. 

bigmetalflame:

the-tommohawk:

getsnarly:

can’t reblog this fast enough.

THANK YOU

Fucking hate this shit.

bigmetalflame:

the-tommohawk:

getsnarly:

can’t reblog this fast enough.

THANK YOU

Fucking hate this shit.

How to make arm wraps without actually using arm wraps!

creativerash:

So recently as some of you may know I had to figure out how to make these green arm wraps in the picture below
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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…

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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

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Then wrap it again in tape, masking tape works nicely.
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After that you want to draw where the seam is going to be and cut along it like so
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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
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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
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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.

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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.

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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

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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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It should look something like this
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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.
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Sew your side seams together.
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And then hem the top and bottom.
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Viola! You should have an arm (body) wrap that you won’t have to wrap!

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(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! :)

nightlocke-d:

Arda $25 (or $35) Certificate Giveaway!
I am doing a 48 hour giveaway. This giveaway starts today (Friday April 11th) and ends on SUNDAY 13TH 10pm CST. So get to it!
The prize is an Arda Certificate for $25. I am not requiring people to follow me, but if the winner is a follower, I will send a $35 certificate code. I post a lot of anime/manga/cosplay and some shonen ai/yaoi so if that isn’t your cup of tea you don’t have to follow!
I hope one lucky winner will be able to make good use of it now that con season is starting! 
Rules
You don’t need to be following me. But if the winner is following me, I will send $35 instead a $25 code.
Reblogs only
If for some reason this post messes up the notes, I will choose the winner from my follower pool.
If you are under 18, ask for your parents’ permission to reblog this (I don’t want awkward situations)
Do not reblog to giveaway sideblogs (aka blogs ONLY used for the purpose of reblogging giveaway posts.)
Have your inbox open so I can message you if you win!
The winner will be picked at random (Using a randomizer). If he or she doesn’t reply within the first 24 hours of being contacted, a new winner will be chosen.
This will not require shipping. I will send the code through Tumblr message. 
Giveaway ends SUNDAY APRIL 13TH AT 10PM CENTRAL

nightlocke-d:

  • Arda $25 (or $35) Certificate Giveaway!

I am doing a 48 hour giveaway. This giveaway starts today (Friday April 11th) and ends on SUNDAY 13TH 10pm CST. So get to it!

The prize is an Arda Certificate for $25. I am not requiring people to follow me, but if the winner is a follower, I will send a $35 certificate code. I post a lot of anime/manga/cosplay and some shonen ai/yaoi so if that isn’t your cup of tea you don’t have to follow!

I hope one lucky winner will be able to make good use of it now that con season is starting! 

Rules

  • You don’t need to be following me. But if the winner is following me, I will send $35 instead a $25 code.
  • Reblogs only
  • If for some reason this post messes up the notes, I will choose the winner from my follower pool.
  • If you are under 18, ask for your parents’ permission to reblog this (I don’t want awkward situations)
  • Do not reblog to giveaway sideblogs (aka blogs ONLY used for the purpose of reblogging giveaway posts.)
  • Have your inbox open so I can message you if you win!
  • The winner will be picked at random (Using a randomizer). If he or she doesn’t reply within the first 24 hours of being contacted, a new winner will be chosen.
  • This will not require shipping. I will send the code through Tumblr message. 
  • Giveaway ends SUNDAY APRIL 13TH AT 10PM CENTRAL