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Cosplay Tutorial: Sailor Moon Wig

usagimika:

Wig:

For my Sailor Moon wig, I used „Chibi“ in the color „Platinum Blonde (081)“ and one „Long Clip Ponytail“  in the color „Platinum Blonde (081)“ from Arda-wigs.

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Here you can see the different blonde tones Arda-wigs offers. I really like the color I chose because it’s a natural looking yellow toned blond.

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As a guideline for my wig styling, I used the tutorial for the Sailor Moon wig available on Arda-wigs website.

Quality & Price:

Arda-wigs.com is not the cheapest place to order wigs but their wigs are high quality and you really get the exact same wig as shown in the picture (not like ebay sometimes). This is the third wig I purchased from arda-wigs.com and the „Chibi“ was completely satisfying but I was a little disappointed with the quality of the „Long Clip Ponytail“. It became felted very fast and I had to straighten it multiple times. After wearing the wig once to a convention, it became felted again and I had to straighten it again. But overall the wig looks really natural and nice and I got a lot of positive feedback.

Tutorial:

You will need:

-          “Chibi” and one “Long Clip Ponytail”

-          Two Styrofoam balls for the buns

-         Hairties

-          Hair scissors

-          A box knife

-          Hot clue

-          Needle

-          Sewing thread

First, we need to prepare the “Chibi” wig for the buns. Put a hair tie around the short tail of the wig to secure it. Then sew it together by putting the thread around the tail and stitch multiple time through it from different directions to secure it even more. This will hold the hair together. Cut the tail with the hair scissors and put hot clue on the rest of the tail to secure it. Do this properly or the hair will fall out of the tail (what happened to me).

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For the buns, you will need the short ponytails we just cut of the wig, the two Styrofoam balls and a lot of hot clue. First, make a hole through the balls with a box knife. Be very careful not to cut yourself. Make sure the hole is big enough or later you will have problems with putting the buns on the wig (like I did). Then put the short ponytail into one side of the bowl and fix it with clue. Make sure the hot clue is not too hot or the Styrofoam will melt (like mine did). Then take small wisps and clue them around the bowl and fix them on the other side of the hole. The smaller the wisps, the better it will look (and the longer it will take).  Make sure to clue the wisp completely down or small wisp with fall out of your buns (like it happened to me). Cover the whole ball with wisp but make sure there is some hair left.

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Cut the leftover hair away but don’t throw it away. We will need this to cover the middle and make it look like a bun.

Take small wisps of the hair we just cut away and clue them on next to the hole, wrap them around the bun and fix them on the other side. Repeat this until it’s completely covered and it look like a bun.

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 For the long ponytails, take the “Long Clip Ponytail” and remove the clip. It will look like a small wig. Cut it in half and fix the cut surface with hot clue. Then take one ponytail and clue or sew it right under the place where we will put the bun later. I forgot to take a picture of this.

Add some clue inside the hole of the bun and put it on the wig. Because I made the holes too small, I had troubles doing this so make sure it’s big enough. I also sewed the buns onto the wig for extra secure.

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For the styling, you will need

-          Hair scissors

-          Hair spray

-          Straightening iron

-          Curling iron

I straightened the long ponytails first, then I did the curls on the end of it. I did two curls on every tail and twisted them around each other. I fixed them and the buns with a looooooooot of hairspray.

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I cut the end of the ponytails to make them look nicer and the bands as well to fit my face shape.

I didn’t attach her hair accessories to the wig because I also want to use it for my princess serenity cosplay and other versions of usage like the school uniform.

And now, we are done.

This is how the finished wig looks. The buns turned out a little bit too big but I really like how it looks.

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Here some pictures of me wearing the wig!

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Wanna do a full sailor moon cosplay like I did? Check out my other tutorials!

Review: Sailor Moon lenses (coming soon)

Tutorial: Sailor Moon makeup (coming soon)

Tutorial: Sailor Moon dress (coming soon)

Tutorial: Sailor Moon boots (coming soon)

Tutorial: Sailor Moon accessories (coming soon)

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usoapp:

the best thing about having good friends who cosplay? waking to find images like this waiting in your phone inbox.

[sanji] [luffy] [zoro]

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cosplayingwhileblack:

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Character: Racing! Miku

Series: Vocaloid

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Quick Costume Tip - Cosplay Emergency Kit

bunniplaguecosplay:

I’ve had many questions about our emergency kit that we haul everywhere we travel! It took quite a bit of research, and I have seen a few different lists, but now that we’ve traveled with this kit a few times I really feel like we have all the bases covered, short of hauling our sewing machine everywhere!

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Here is a pic of my box, which holds almost all our items! You can always go larger, but you have to keep in mind it needs to be portable, and you don’t want something that takes up too much space! The only things I can’t keep inside are the lint roller and Febreeze!

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There is a whole other list I use when packing in general, but a few I can’t help but stress includes power strips and extensions cords, which are super handy when sharing a hotel room! Also do make a cosplay checklist when packing so you don’t forget any essentials. Nothing sucks more than leaving parts of your costume at home! If you have any suggestions that aren’t here please feel free to share!

The Bunni Plague Emergency Kit:

Hot glue gun

  • And extra sticks!

Super glue

  • You may need different brands depending on your costume materials. We have had the best luck with the Krazy Glue gel.

Safety pins

Acrylic paint

  • I carry primary colors plus black and white! You can make any color from there!

Paint brushes

Tide pen

  • You will eat in your costume, or rub up on someone with body paint. It will happen.

Needles

Thread

  • Neutrals are best, but this can get costume specific.

Bandaids

Scissors

Duct tape

Double sided tape

  • This will save you in so many situations! From slipping bra straps to undone hems.

Clear nail polish

  • You can use this stuff as glue, keeps threads from coming unraveled, etc.

Aleve

  • Or other pain medication

Pepto Bismol

  • Same! Don’t get the con crud!

AA batteries

AAA batteries

Permanent markers

Zip ties

  • Wire ties, whatever you want to call them!

Febreeze

  • Cause you can’t always wash your costumes…and guys (sorry!) bomb those hotel bathrooms!

Rubber bands

Lint roller

Xacto knife

  • Or utility knives, razors, etc. For anything scissors can’t do!
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madelyne-pryor:

All the tutorials I found on this involved embroidery, and while I love that I did not want to have to embroider the entire back patch. For credit where credit is due: I used this tutorial to learn satin stitching, and I have seen people use this one also. 

Materials (for the three patches on each trainee jacket):

  • 1/4 yard each dark and light grey
  • Basically scraps of both brown and white fabric
  • Heat n Bond
  • Black Thread (pleanty! you’ll need a lot) 
  • Interfacing and/or stabilizer, if needed
  • Of course, iron and sewing machine

This can be modified for the other jackets, which is labeled “math”:

Tutorial →

Math →

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ellierivercosplay:

TONS of VINILICA (Working on sejuani’s helmet) - ellie river

yep, here we are with something I’m working on for Lucca comics and games (october/november 2014). I will change my priority to other works in the next days (cause I will do cosplay in group with other people) but I hope to paint the base tomorrow ( not the horn which is half painted and you can see in two images).

Making of:

1. the base is made with Yoga Mat (yes, the one you buy at decathlon) because I had a piece at home. I also used a Mat found at Leroy Merlin which was more thick

2. Details are made by the same Yoga Mat and Polystyrene (also the horn is made in polystyrene)

3. I just put on two layers of vinyl glue. I think I will put on a third one to protect polystyrene and make it more resistant

4. (working on) I will put a layer of spray-stucco (I don’t know how to spell it in english sorry) 

5. (working on) I will paint it with spray acrylic and then I will brush it for details…

6. (working on) I will put the horn and finish it. yay!

that’s all folks!

check also on facebook and deviantart for other things,photos and so on

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damianrules:

I said I’d write up a tutorial on how to make these wings. It’ll be terrible So, here goes. XD

Have one or two friends to help you out. It’s easier with more hands.

Materials:

Thin poster board. (For small wings you will need 3 pieces. For wings like this you will need 6)

Opal cellophane. (two rolls to be safe)

Adhesive glue.

Scissors.

Wire cutters.

Exacto knife. (I recommended using this for cutting out the poster board)

Hot glue gun.

3 Hanger wires (it’s super sturdy)

Pencil, and eraser.

Iron.

GLITTER!!!!!!!!!

Step one:

Find a reference photo! These wings are meant for a Periwinkle cosplay but since her and Tinkerbell have the same wings we used Tink as a reference.

Step Two:

Since we made our wings super large we had to glue two pieces of poster board together. This is why I said 6 pieces for large wings. Reason why is because of their size just one piece would make it droop. So before drawing the design on you spray one piece with adhesive and put the other piece on top of it. Making it as even as possible.

If you’re making smaller wings just go to step three!

Step Three:

Draw your design on the poster board. We drew ours on from corner to corner (diagonally) If you want smaller wings I recommend drawing it from corner to the the middle of the board.

Step four:

This is the most tedious of all the steps to making wings. Take your exact o knife and start cutting. You cut around the design but make sure to cut half an inch away from the line. You can go back later to make it thinner if you want. Using one poster board will take less time then two since it isn’t as thick.

Make sure there is something underneath the board so you don’t damage your floor.

Step Five: (not necessary but who says no to glitter)

We’re obsessed with glitter. So naturally we coated both sides of the design with white glitter. We used adhesive for this as well.

Step Six: (Smaller wings don’t need this but if you want to add it then go ahead!)

Take your wire hanger and bend it out so it’s the same shape of the wing that will be the closest to your back. Glue the wire down about 7 inches down from the tip of the wing. Most of the support is needed in the middle, and bottom of the wing.

Let some of the wire hang out of the bottom about four inches so you can connect the harness.

Step Seven

Roll out the cellophane to go over the wings. One piece for each side. Spray adhesive to the wing first and then gently place the cellophane over it. I recommend having someone help you with this part because adhesive is a pain when something goes wrong.

Do this for both the big wing, and the smaller one. Make sure the cellophane is over the wing evenly. Pat out any bubbles it may have.

Step Eight:

When both sides have cellophane on it take your iron and make sure it’s on a low setting. You don’t want it to burn or melt the cellophane. Gently go over the wing, and even it out as much as possible. There will be some bubbles, and such but think of it being more realistic.

Step Nine:

Cut off any excessive cellophane but leave some near the veins and by the wire. If it’s to short the cellophane will come apart. We left little less then half an inch.

Step Nine:

Take the adhesive to glue the little wing to the bigger one. You want to make sure you glue it on the inside.

Step Ten:

Use another wire hanger and bend it into a rectangle. Wire hanger is tough to bend so you’re going to have to use your inner strength. Cut off any excess wire with a wire cutter. Cover it with electrical tape so it becomes sturdier.

Step Eleven:

Line up the wing wire with the harness wire at the spot where it’s needed. Take the wing and connect it to the harness. Using electrical tape to keep the two of them together. Cut off an excess wire so it doesn’t dig into the wearers back.

Alas you have fairy wings!! I hope this helps a bit T-T Have fun!

Tip: You may have to cut a slit in the back of your outfit for the wings to slip into. Wearing a bra helps because it goes underneath it.

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cosplayinamerica:

Project Bazooka

This past Anime Expo, I had a chance to pick up my copy of Project Bazooka by photographer Eric Ng. This really is a beautiful book. - 156 pages with 175 photos - plus commentary by Eric about his thoughts and process.

I’ve posted a few photos of the book to give you an idea of how it is and you can get it here.

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ladycels:

If you liked this tutorial, please check out my Facebook page for more of my work!

You can also adjust this tutorial to work with invisible zippers or to make the zipper more or less noticeable by adjusting the garment edge during the pinning phase to completely enclose the zipper or to show more of the zipper.

http://www.facebook.com/LadyCels

Larger Size available on my DeviantArt. 

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emileighsartcorner:

The Making of Wonder Woman - The Bracers

I used craft foam and sandwiched it in Worbla to create these. I them pressed in some detailing while it was still hot and put in rivets and grommets for some decoration. I wanted to kind of mimic a leather type bracer while still getting the trademark metal look to it. I also think it will work well with this Spartan-inspired Wonder Woman. After I did the detailing work, I formed it around my arms for a good fit.
The next steps for these will be casting the stars, attaching them to the bracers and then painting.

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