Category Archives: Tutorials

Cosplay Tutorials: Painting Fabric with Acid Dye

This is the method I used to paint my “fins” for my Goldeen Gijinka! By painting the chiffon with acid dyes from Jacquard, I was able to get the coloring to mimic Goldeen’s fins.  I used nylon chiffon, but you can use this method with any type of material that acid dyes work on, such as silk, wool, or even feathers! Continue reading Cosplay Tutorials: Painting Fabric with Acid Dye

Costume Tutorials: Gravity Defying Hair Bows

A lot of fictional characters have some pretty groovy headgear, not all of which obeys the laws of gravity.  Lucky, we don’t have to obey the laws of gravity either!  Or at least, we can get around them pretty easily.  Launch from Dragon Ball is one of these characters, and in this tutorial, I’ll show you how I made her hair bow able to stand up on its own!

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Cosplay Tutorials – Icicle Pauldron

Today I will show you how I made the icicle pauldron for my Glaceon gijinka using Worbla and resin casting techniques. It may not be the best, most refined way, but it worked for me so maybe it will work for you too! Continue reading Cosplay Tutorials – Icicle Pauldron