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
Here’s a quick and easy way to add a gradient into any synthetic heat resistant wig! Continue reading Cosplay Tutorials: Gradient Wig Dyeing with Rit Dyemore
Fabric is a great alternative to painting foam armor, and its easier to do than it looks!
Eyelets and Grommets can be a bit tricky if you’re unfamiliar with using them. Certain fabrics won’t hold them well, but there are a few things you can do to make any fabric the right fabric!
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!
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
Want to cosplay a character with an unnatural skin tone, but don’t want to spend a lot of time or money on body paint? Try making arm socks! Continue reading Making Arm Socks with We Love Colors Tights
The perfect gradient fabric is hard to find, so knowing how to make your own is a useful skill to have! Here, I’ll show you one way to dye a two-toned gradient into fabric using red and blue iDye Poly!
Pattern making from scratch is an extremely useful skill to have when it comes to cosplay and costume making! It’s a lot easier than it might look too! Here I’ll show you one method for making patterns from scratch. This method is best used for garments that are meant to fit close to the body.
Using existing patterns can be a great way to start a cosplay project, but most of the time the patterns you find don’t quite fit your character. Luckily, its pretty easy to alter a pattern to fit your needs! Continue reading Basic Pattern Altering