Cosplay

Body Confidence 101

Cosplay for a lot of people is another form of expressing yourself. Whether it be expressing your creativity or your love for a specific character, us nerds love to dress up! But for some, the way we perceive our body image can get in the way of having the most fun in a costume that we love. So I’m he...

Hocus Pocus Book Tutorial

How to make a spellbook using an old biscuit tin, paper-mache clay and other bits! Take an old biscuit tin to start. The deeper the tin, the thicker your book will be. Cut some cardboard or plastic board slightly larger than the tin so that it resembles a book cover. Make two folds to create the spine of th...

Ashe Makeup Tutorial

Ever wanted to give your cosplay makeup a lil extra something, or make it so dramatic that people will instantly assume upon seeing you that you belong to every local drama club and star in all of their productions? Well I have the answer you have been looking for. GLITTER. Glitter will instantly add that e...

The Cosplayer and the Quest to the Convention

So you’ve just heard of a convention that you’d like to go to. They’ve got your favourite actor, your favourite voice artist, that one YouTuber you’re dying to meet. And of course you’ll want to cosplay to show your excitement and enthusiasm. Unfortunately this convention happens to be on the other side of ...

Con Safe Dagger Tutorial

Many conventions take a “safety first” approach to cosplay prop weapons, restricting the types of products you can use to make them. However, it’s still possible to have a badass looking weapon to pose with. Here’s just one method of how you can make a convention-safe dagger, using foamboard! Step 1: Cut ou...

Paper-Mache Clay Tutorial

These are only estimates, just have a play and get to know the material. This method prevents mold from growing as there is no flour involved. What you need: – A toilet roll. Budget toilet paper works best. – Wallpaper paste. Shelley’s brand is child friendly – Wood glue or white glu...

Simple EVA Armour Tutorial

EVA foam is a wonderful material for beginner cosplayers to experiment with making armour. – It’s really cheap so you don’t need to worry about wasting product if you make a mistake. – You can use almost any adhesive on it. – It doesn’t require any specialty tools (heatgu...

Sailor Venus Cosplay

Sailor Venus was my first ever proper cosplay. By ‘proper’ I mean it was the first time I actually tried to look as close to the real character as possible. I’ve always been into dressing up, but I’d never put much effort into it beyond hiring something – so making my own acces...

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