This tutorial has been done to death, but I had all these photos of the process so I figured I’d share.
Freezer paper stencils:
Freezer paper is plastic coated on one side so when ironed on to fabric it sticks and later peels off without any residue (unless you heat it too much I guess). It’s great for painting where you won’t be using a lot of water/runny paint - water will lift the paper off your fabric and screw things up. It’s best used with dry brushing.
Now, to avoid making this long post any longer, I have captioned the images with the steps to this process.
I used acrylic paints with fabric medium in case anyone was wondering.
Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of decoden and polymer clay questions about what to use to as a gloss/glaze. Almost every time the first response is “Clear nail polish, duh!”.
This needs to stop if people want to be creating quality items. Sometimes I’m afraid to buy handmade things for fear that they have been sealed with clear nail polish and they will deteriorate over time. I want to buy things that will last!
I’ve reblogged this before - but it’s sooooo important. crafting signal boost
Oh jeez, I didn’t even know that was a thing. No - never use nail polish thats a horrible idea.
Legit did this once, worse decision ever.
- There will always be someone that you feel is better than you. Always. Learn to accept that.
- What takes you two days now will, with practice, take you two hours later. Keep at it.
- There will be people who tell you that you’re too fat, or thin, or black, or white to cosplay…
AND FOR THE LAST TIME CRINOLINE =/= PETTICOAT
These were made with mirror vinyl (bought from a Chinese seller) over craft foam held together with various glues.
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.
Attention cosplayers! Do you ever think to yourself “Dang that lacefront wig is waaaaaaaay too expensive for me.” or “They don’t sell lacefronts in the style I want.” Then this tutorial is for you! It’s made by epiccosplay and it can save a life and countless hours of crying over widows peaks.
I’d be careful using tulle though. I’ve used it and it rips fairly easily. If you can get your hands on french lace, that’s the best thing to use. It’s really sturdy. It’s more expensive, but it will last longer!
Tulle does have a higher risk of ripping. It’s what I had on hand when making this (I always did these tuts with my own tools/supplies) but better lace if you can get it is worth using. Just don’t by it from places selling lace front supplies because they will try to sell you an 1/8th of a yard for $10-15. Get it from a fabric store if you can.
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…