Aranea Highwind is largely an armor build, so having a basic knowledge of armor making is extremely helpful. The costume is essentially full body armor, with the only piece not containing some kind of “armor” being the skirt. While it is mostly an armor build, its an intensive armor build, and it will take a lot of time and effort to make.
Kimahri Ronso was a long time in the making. I started working on it September of 2016 and finished it in June 2017. I worked on it sporadically for a large chunk of the time, and then stuffed the majority of the work into the last couple of weeks. This is gonna be a long breakdown, so sit tight, buckle up, and get ready for 3,749 words of breakdown.
Shell bras are a staple of mermaid costumes, so I wanted to share how I made mine! Its actually really simple, and you can make one with limited supplies and experience!
Here’s a super simple way to make pouches out of EVA foam for your next cosplay!
Here’s how I made the ears for my Kimahri Ronso Genderbend cosplay!
This is a method I came up with to replicate the look of the chainmail Kimahri wears on his bracers. I only have a very basic knowledge of chainmail, and this is not something I learned from an outside source. That being said, there’s probably a better way to do this, but it worked for me!
Here I’ll show you how I dyed the feathers for my Kimahri Ronso genderbend cosplay!
When it comes to top quality leggings, tights, and gloves, We Love Colors makes some of the best I’ve ever used! They even have 50+ colors to choose from! One of my favorite things to do is use leggings or tights as a way to cut down on body makeup for those characters with unnatural skin tones. Even with so many options, though, sometimes you just can’t match your body makeup to your tights straight out of the package. That’s where fabric dye comes in! Continue reading Dyeing “We Love Colors” Tights to Match Body Makeup
Do you need to make a crazy looking bodysuit for your next cosplay, but don’t know where to start? Its actually quite easy to use a simple bodysuit pattern you can buy in store and alter it to fit your needs! In my example, I use Zero Suit Samus’s bodysuit as it appears in Super Smash Bros Wii U, but this method will work for any character with any kind of bodysuit, no matter how complex. Continue reading How To Alter An Existing Bodysuit Pattern