elfgrove:

projectcosplay:

These were made with mirror vinyl (bought from a Chinese seller) over craft foam held together with various glues.

This is the process / tutorial used.

Use the following chart when adhering materials so they stick well:

  • Vinyl front to vinyl front: Super Glue / Krazy Glue
  • Foam to vinyl front: Coat the foam in a very thin layer of hot glue, let it dry, then use Super Glue / Krazy Glue
  • Foam to vinyl backing: Contact Cement / Contact Spray
  • Foam to foam: Hot Glue (or your favorite method…this is my preferred)

Others have used contact cement to hold the foam to the vinyl backing but because contact cement smells like death to me, I prefer the contact spray adhesive instead.

Really love using this method as it’s fast, easy, and light. Luckily, my armor did not have any complex curves because if it did, I would have used Worbla instead.

This looked just as impressive in person as it does on camera and I fully intend to apply the method myself in the future.

Trying to pay $50 for a $300+ costume commission is like trying to get French champagne on a Sprite budget. — MaryAnne Vivandiere, seamstress and owner of Vivandiere Designs, on cosplayers asking for ‘reasonable prices’ for custom made costumes, without taking into account the hours spent patterning & fabricating said costume, as well as the cost of materials.

gillykins:

ATOMIC LOLLIPOP 2014

APOP  is a 3-Day geek festival that’s a regular fan convention + carnival + music festival + all weekend dance party.  Basically is always alot of fun because you can gladiator fight your friends in a bouncy castle while in full costume!

This year it was held at The Ontario Science Center which makes a super cool venue.  Attendees were granted late night access of the Science Center which meant crowd free SCIENCE.  It was great running around the exhibits and re-living elementary school field trips.  I was lucky enough to shoot with Kevin Chan/SolarTempest in the Rainforest exhibit as Poison Ivy while it was 100% empty, so sweet!  I also did a shoot with Paul Hillier in the tall grass while he wore a Batman mask, because that just makes sense.

On the sunday Meg/Honeysaliva and I went into The Science of Rock and Roll exhibit and became Rock Stars.  We also produced the best 3D photo ever by replicating a example stock image of two little boys… SUPER STARS. 
Usagi also tried out Medical School and realized it was not for her, after successfully killing Alex.  So we became astronauts instead.

I did two panels over the weekend:  One on portraying your character at conventions and in photos and another on Fabrication and Sewing.  If any attendees have additional questions feel free to ask away :D

Look at us being giant dorks!

princeky:

School girl life continues.

Orhime Inoue | Photographer

(via floralprinces)

srsrazzmatazz:

Another shot of my Sailor Moon costume from Akon 2014!
I am so hyped for Sailor Moon Crystal but I can’t watch it for another couple hours ;A;

srsrazzmatazz:

Another shot of my Sailor Moon costume from Akon 2014!

I am so hyped for Sailor Moon Crystal but I can’t watch it for another couple hours ;A;

Making baby Mandrakes as bun head until 2pm at APop! Come find me! #SailorMoon #cosplay #HarryPotter

Making baby Mandrakes as bun head until 2pm at APop! Come find me! #SailorMoon #cosplay #HarryPotter

I said I’d update Instagram with my APop shenanigans but I’ve been super busy! Here’s a collage so far with @honeysaliva! #cosplay

I said I’d update Instagram with my APop shenanigans but I’ve been super busy! Here’s a collage so far with @honeysaliva! #cosplay

At APop this weekend running a bunch of workshops and being a huge dork at the Science Centre! I think we’re doing Harry Potter stuff today? So that should be cool. Will probably be updating mostly via instagram!

omg-dj-judy:

More Covert Cosplay CabinCon Photos!

Game of Thrones
Sansa: CosmicAndLove
Brienne: AmbrosiaKrys
Arianne: Arkwright Cosplay

Sansa Wedding Dress by Carly Bradt
Photos by Judy Stephens
Flickr Gallery for More

(via tallythor)

The Perks of Folding Worbla

luluko:

tiffanythe:

image …instead of “sandwiching” it.

New entry!

I’d wondered for some time if there was a way to use the craft foam/Worbla method without having to do two Worbla layers, so I’m very glad to see this!!

(via hatlesssheep)