Lucaille is famously known in the local cosplay community for their vast catalog of high-quality wigs. With that being said, local sellers offer pre-orders of their wig for anywhere from P1500 to over P2000. It’s a brand I’ve avoided because it was always so pricey, and I was always a cheapskate. (Why I can justify buying an Alpaca wig for almost the same price is beyond me)
But then Lucaille opened an english shopping website with the same shocking Taobao prices. (aka CHEAP) Their short wigs are at 15$ (P600-700), their long wigs at 20$ (P900), which are all a far cry from the usual P1500-P2000 they’re all sold for locally. The cheapskate in me cannot let this pass. We mean to cosplay Elsa and Anna (Frozen) and Jack Frost (Rise of the Guardians) this year anyway, so I decided to look at Lucaille.com for said wigs. It would be tedious to go on the hunt for on-hand of said wigs anyway. So find out how I spent just P3000 for three Lucaille wigs, and my review on the wig quality overall.
Welcome to this week’s post! It’s Quick, Easy (and Cheap!) Tutorial Time~! Today I am going to share how I made a commission from a while back, commissioned from me by Hainrihi. I’m actually pretty nervous because she’ll probably laugh if she found out what went into the making of the Jiraiya (from Naruto) Forehead Protector that she commissioned! xD
I’ll show you all how to quickly make your own forehead protector if you have any Jiraiya cosplans. You can probably modify this too if you want to make ordinary Naruto forehead protectors. Don’t I just look sparkleh and glamorous?
Hullo world and off to another shameless post which has my photos everywhere! I thought for the starting month of the year, as I’m prepping for my 2014 Cosplay Plans, I might as well look back at my 2013 cosplays and what I learned from them this 2013.
Fire Emblem: Awakening Tiki costume worn on Fantasy Quest 3. Sewed in a week, it’s quality in-person and the measurements aren’t very good yet. I can do better. Perhaps one day I’ll remake this.
Ahoy and good morning, mates! Christmas has passed and you probably have extra moolah to burn and buy a gift for yourself–and a good investment, if you’re a cosplayer, is a pretty decent make-up kit. ^^
If you’re just starting out and looking to build your make-up kit, let me guide you and help you list down the things you need to buy, along with personal recommendations. This list is also written for those with a low-mid range budget, so nothing too pricey and top-of-the-range. ^^;
A photographer wants to take photos with you. Yay! That’s a good thing. It means they share your love for the fandom, or they found your costume impressive. But there are some times that there are habits they do that can leave me feeling frustrated and wishing I never stood in front of a DSLR.
I won’t say that it’s fully the photographer’s fault–from my perspective, I really am not the most photograph-able cosplayer there is. I tend to look better in person then on film, and I normally choose costumes that are more fabric-based and not have weaponry/armors (as I make 100% of my costumes often “If you can’t do it yourself, don’t do it” is so me–and I suck making weapons). This means I lack enough props to interact with/pose with, so my pose choices are limited, and we all know in PH cons there isn’t an environment to interact with either. But nevertheless here are things they do that I find frustrating.
Quick and Easy (and cheap too xD) time this week! Today we deal with something every costumer or cosplayer had probably thought of – fabric painting. Sometimes characters wear clothes with specific patterns that can’t be readily found in fabric stores. I’m going to run everyone very quickly to a technique I use–making and using stencils for fabric painting. ^^
Yuffie was my first ever cosplay way back 2010. So very sorry for the blurry photos, our cameras were a no-go back then. xD She has very specific floral patterns on her shirt that I did using this technique.
You’ll need some paper, cutters, a pen, a brush, and your acrylic or fabric paint. That and your reference photo. And that’s really all you need. ^^