Hello my wee bubbles, here today I am going to show you a thing.
I have been livin’ the megane life since second grade, which always equaled four-eyes jokes, glasses hiding contests for the other kids and having fun breaking them. Then the one main hardship… Cosplaying characters without glasses. Guh. Either suck it up and wear glasses, walk around blind, or… Contact lenses?! This is a solution many of my fellow imperfected retinas have already come to.
So recently as some of you may know I had to figure out how to make these green arm wraps in the picture below
I wanted them to be one piece so that they wouldn’t have to be adjusted throughout the day if parts decided to slip, especially since the original plan was to…
First and foremost, tell yourself that the only way to get better is to keep trying and practicing!
That being said, to start off, medieval dress patterns can be found *everywhere.* Most major pattern companies will have basic ones in their Halloween section of their patterns. For more “authentic” patterns, just google around and see what people point to and suggest.
As for tricks on making your entire cosplay by yourself: Start easy, work your way up. Start with a few simple things like pajama pants and simple shirts. Then, test out a few skirts and more tops. Eventually, you’ll be making your costumes with ease! There are always cosplay groups around you that do gatherings to work on costumes together. Make a few friends and join them! If there isn’t a group, make one! Learn with one another!
Lastly, YOU WILL MAKE MISTAKES!! And that’s okay! We all make mistakes and you need to learn from them, no get disheartened from them.
Very good information to know! I have yet to do any binding (unless you consider corsetry binding) so this is very good information to tell other people.
Thank you for the heads up!
Torn fabric distressing tutorial - http://norsedanceparty.deviantart.com/art/Torn-Fabric-Tutorial-367269016
Some of you may have stumbled across these already, as I’ve had them up on the Adagio page for a little while (maybe a week or so?) but I never got around to making a post about them.
Cosplay Survival Kit tea: A selection of soothing blends to calm frayed nerves from sewing setbacks, along with energizing teas to help you pull those all-nighters just before the con.
Still working on finishing out my other sets, but I thought these would be good to release in the final countdown to Dragon Con.
Did they do FW and Alcohol? Normally, that won’t flake with or without washing it.
However, I would personally suggest just washing the wig. Now, when I say wash, I just mean rinse out the dye until the water runs clear. there’s no reason to use shampoo and conditioner when rising dye out. After the wig dries, just spray with a silicone coat and comb back out.
Make your own lipstick with crayons. For those characters with odd colored lips, or to create that perfect color.
I refuse to do things like this for on very important reason:
You cosplay what and who you want to cosplay because *you* like the character. Not because some random person you don’t know says you look like a character. If you like a character and you want to cosplay them…cosplay them.
Not because I said to cosplay them.