I’m making a Big Barda cosplay (from the DC comics) and most of the arm/leg/midriff area is covered in blue scaled material, whether it’s got depth or is just a print differs based on the artist. I want to give it some kind of detailed texturing like making foam scale mail, or perhaps quilting a scale pattern? although I still feel like that might feel a bit flat for my tastes. However it covers high movement areas (elbows/knees/waist) do you have any ideas of flexible texturing to give it depth

I’m making a Big Barda cosplay (from the DC comics) and most of the arm/leg/midriff area is covered in blue scaled material, whether it’s got depth or is just a print differs based on the artist. I want to give it some kind of detailed …

I’m having trouble styling a wig to withstand being put on and taken off without a ton of flyaways. and messiness. I don’t want it to be permanently styled that way, just be able to survive ~10 on/offs. Style at the end, but I’m strugglin with the middle top area, I can’t get that stuff to stay down and neat, and combing it is hard since I have gluegun wefts and the wiggy netting stuff. ath. unileverservices com /wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/07/half-up-half-down-hairstyles-twist. jpg

I’m having trouble styling a wig to withstand being put on and taken off without a ton of flyaways. and messiness. I don’t want it to be permanently styled that way, just be able to survive ~10 on/offs. Style at the end, but I’m strugglin …

YO!! firstly wanna say, bless y’all and this blog. it’s so helpful and we all appreciate it!! and now for the question, my bf is gonna be cosplaying Gyro Zeppeli from jojo’s bizarre adventure, do y’all have any idea on how to do that? the hat and shirt especially

YO!! firstly wanna say, bless y’all and this blog. it’s so helpful and we all appreciate it!! and now for the question, my bf is gonna be cosplaying Gyro Zeppeli from jojo’s bizarre adventure, do y’all have any idea on how to do that? the …

spontaneousmusicalnumber: Cosplayers who want to compete: Have you ever watched a movie and been…

Cosplayers who want to compete: Have you ever watched a movie and been “eh, that was fine. Definitely Oscar bait though, the critics are going to eat it up”? Did you know you can do the same thing with cosplay? Here are some tips for …

Hi! I’m working on ‘refurbishing’ my first cosplay, Kurumi Tokisaki from Date a Live. Everything’s going well, aside from the skirt. When I first wore it, I was wearing nothing but the skirt. So the skirt was just kinda pathetically ‘lying’ down. I hoped a hoop skirt would fix this, and it kinda does, but it doesn’t have the same wavy effect as Kurumi’s skirt does in the anime. A regular hoop skirt makes it look like a ballgown. Any idea for achieving this wavy/floaty effect? Thanks!

Hi! I’m working on ‘refurbishing’ my first cosplay, Kurumi Tokisaki from Date a Live. Everything’s going well, aside from the skirt. When I first wore it, I was wearing nothing but the skirt. So the skirt was just kinda pathetically ‘lying’ down. I hoped a …

Overwatch Competition Is Pushing Cosplay To Its Limits

There’s currently an international cosplay battle going on between Overwatch fans, and the results are out of this world. It’s a genuine competition, put on by Blizzard, and there are six teams–each of them featuring some of the world’s finest cosplayers and prop builders–from across …

Cosplay Is Outgrowing Cosplay Conventions

Cosplay ShowcaseKotaku’s Cosplay Showcase is a feature that highlights the unique work of cosplayers, artists and photographers as they seek to tell new stories and push the boundaries of the craft.   For decades, cosplay conventions have followed the same basic formula: everyone goes to a …

Jane Lane Costume Guide

Learn how to dress like Jane Lane from MTV’s Daria for cosplay and Halloween Jane Lane, the epitome of a 1990’s punk teenage girl, is a disaffected aspiring artist and witty misanthrope. She is also Daria Morgendorffer’s best friend and confidante in the cartoon series …

Convention Hotels: Tips for Budgeting

Now while I could immediately start up with the whole… fill your room past capacity and split the cost part, we’re not going to do that. ; P Conventions usually have a list of hotels working with them that have a select block specifically set …

Team Rocket Costume Guides

Learn how to dress like Jessie & James from Pokemon Prepare for trouble and make it double with our DIY Team Rocket cosplay guides for the notorious Pokemon duo of Jessie and James. The dynamic duo Jessie and James are the comic relief villains of …