My entry for the EVA Museum (https://www.facebook.com/EVA.Museum) giveaway contest :L I say that Aya Shameimaru was my first from-scratch cos but truly it was an Eva uniform I always forget about. It was terrible.
btw there will be an announcement regarding selling prints coming soon…both paintings from Otakon are being cleaned up and prepared…
Uhhh I guess I never uploaded these. From Otacon. I need actual shoots of these two since they’re my first wigs :’D And Nagisa before the leaves start turning since it’s the summer uniform. I look so different in all the pics, like I’ll never be kawaii enough to be Nagisa, BUT my thighs are thinning out since going to the gym.
Nagisa: all made from scratch, except the patch
Gou: ….closeted lol, made the fish hair things from sculpey, and the bow
No one watched Kaminai and that makes me sad
I think the next tutorial I wanna do is about how I make big necktie bows.
I’ve been meaning to give a huge shoutout to QuidVis on Etsy for making my patches! But I was waiting for actual shoots of the costumes and that isn’t happening fast enough so yeah.
They’re amazing. The Iwatobi one was listed in their store but I commissioned the Clannad one. They’re super helpful about picking colors and explaining embroidery. They sent me pics of the commission in-process and took suggestions to make sure it was right. VERY affordable which is my number one best thing about the experience with them. In fact, the Clannad one got lost in the mail (a very rare occurrence I assure you) and they made another and got it to me on time without charging. I will for sure be using their services again. I absolutely love my patches~~
Thank you QuidVis and everyone PLEASE USE THEM FOR ANY PATCH EMBROIDERY YOU NEED THEY ARE AWESOME
Yui is my favorite character ever and my animu counterpart-spiritanimal
I love my marimo <3 part of it is 4 years old (it’s an Akan nano I balled into a bigger one I got at otacon)
Tutorial: How to make a cosplay fan!
Hey everyone! Another tutorial for this blog. I couldn’t find any tutorials on how to make a fan completely from scratch for my Suki cosplay; they all required you to start with the main folding wood base thing (as in taking apart an existing paper fan and using that). That seemed like more trouble than it’s worth ESPECIALLY for this type of fan which is separate pieces of “metal” rather than one large folded piece of paper…so I made this tutorial for anyone in the place I was in. You know how to make swords, staffs, and shields…now you can make a fan.
The fan is fully functional meaning it’s super easy to carry and store. It’s 12 pieces held together by a small dowel rod and buttoncraft thread. I made this using my own measurements, but just shrink or extend the lengths of the pieces to alter the size of the total “semi circle”.
*I want to note: my paper pieces weren’t single sheets. I got gold-colored posterboard but it wasn’t as thick as I’d wanted. I wanted this thing to be hefty and durable. So my fan pieces are actually drawing paper (not printing paper) sandwiched between two gold posterboard pieces of all identical shapes.
*craft rope: this is just the stuff that kids get to make bracelets and crap from. Anything bulky like it will work. Heck even the buttoncraft will work if you wanna waste that much of it.
Please ask if you have any questions. I would like to help and see your fans. Also please credit me when appropriate :L I’m sorry I didn’t have any in-progress photos you know how it is rushing to get stuff done in a night lol. Thank you for reading ٩꒰｡•‿•｡꒱۶
ME AND FRANZ AT OTAKON
Zuko and Katara are chukips and they were AWESOME for it being pretty much their first costumes! I loved cosplaying in a group, will do again. I wish my hair would’ve been shorter like Suki’s (usually it is when freshly heavily cut) but I didn’t wanna get a wig since I’d already got 2 for that weekend and I’d need lacefront, and would look out of place, was a kinda hurried costume, etc. eh oh well
If you know someone whiter than me please tell me, like oh my gosh my stomach is just a vast expanse of white lol
It was fun and I love my fan! It’s functional and I made it like two nights before we left, so while this was a simpler costume I’m real proud of it.
Also Gangfight Fionna is hipsterfont. I hope one day to join you as Barfight Mikasa.
I just gained a bunch of followers, so greetings and thank you!
Idk if you came from Otacon or cgl but either way, I try to only post original content as I actually don’t scroll tumblr that much so it’s not very often I reblog.
Also sorry for being slow on replying to the scissor blade tutorial questions. For whatever reason I don’t seem to get an email saying I have a new one and it will take me a while to see I have a message once I’m actually on tumblr. I’m replying to them even if you already figured out the answers elsewhere :’D
Oh dear Rei, I’m so sorry I got you scolded by the desk lady!! And then I nervously scuttled away in the same direction you guys were going so I looked super creepy and awkward…
But thanks for the awesome picture <3
I’m so tired, but it was so fun. I’ll be going back next year. Costuming will be on break for a while but I’m thinking…Nausicaa or Avatar Kyoshi since I loved our lil fire nation group lol (if you took my pic please show me!)