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Kayoss Cosplay’s “Hey, I know that character!” Steam Summer Sale Bingo List

These big name games have inspired numerous cosplays that you’ll have undoubtedly seen walking around your local pop culture conventions. Now’s a great time to jump on that bandwagon, with at least 50% off these popular franchises, and see what all the hype is about. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey 50% off – $49.99 The Assassin’s Creed franchise is known for its incredibly constructed historical lo...

Upcoming Disney Movies and Sonic Gets a Makeover

Welcome to the Pretty Much Weekly, a weekly series where we give you the latest(-ish) news in film, games, tech and extra tidbits I think are super cute and want to share but don’t know where else to put it. This week the US may ban loot boxes in games, PlayStation is airing their second State of Play episode in an hour, and Disney have released a list of the movies they have currently plann...

The Six Deadly Halloween Make-Up Sins

Halloween is one of my favourite holidays. Any excuse to dress up, right? While it’s a great time to embrace all things spooky, here are some horrific make-up mistakes that you should take care to avoid: 1. Unsealed body paint. Avoid getting caught red (or green, or blue) handed leaving paint stains all over the furniture. Use a setting powder or barrier spray to seal your body paint on your body ...

Foam Clay Review

Foam Clay is the hot new product on the cosplay scene, already being used by international superstars like Kamui Cosplay and Vera Chimera. But what exactly is Foam Clay, and is it really that good? We got our hands on some and gave it a test! Straight out of the container, Foam Clay is a malleable dough. It’s a little bit stretchy, and takes impressions well. You can use just about anything to sha...

French Seam Tutorial

If you don’t have access to an overlocker, French Seams are a good way to prevent fabric edges from fraying. They can also be used to give a tidy finish to the seams on an unlined garment. I’ve found myself doing a lot of these recently, so I thought I’d write up a quick tutorial for them. Hopefully it might be useful to some beginner cosplayers out there!

Kiki and Robert Picardo

Kiki (aka Saskia) chatted with the lovely Robert Picardo at Wellington Armageddon Expo! Talking Stargate Star Trek: Voyager Morganville: The Series & Hail, Caesar! Check out his most recent ‪PlanetaryPost‬ for The Planetary Society here: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/video/planetary-post-visit-to-jpl.html

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 the book. Cover the other three sides of the tin with a strong paper to resemble the pages of ...

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 extra sparkle to your cosplay…. let’s just hope my tutorials are better than my p...

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 the country, several thousand kilometres away. But did that stop Frodo from getting the Ring...

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 out the shape of the blade. I’ve just cut this one freehand, but sometimes if you’re lucky you...

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 glue. – Water – Electric blender – Bowl Let’s get started! (Hover your ...

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 (heatgun can be helpful, but isn’t necessary). – You don’t require any dedicated ...

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