Quick and Easy (and Cheap!) Jiraiya Forehead Protector

Quick and Easy (and Cheap!) Jiraiya Forehead Protector

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

 photo 1239840_10201713148172365_1946745501_n_zps26a45ad5.jpgI’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?

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Creating Your Own Fabric Paint Stencils

Creating Your Own Fabric Paint Stencils

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-collageYuffie 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. ^^

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Quick and Simple (and Cheap!): Prop Sword

Quick and Simple (and Cheap!): Prop Sword

It’s Quick and Simple time–and this time, Cheap too! We’re making a Prop sword for your cosplays (or school project needs) that’s made of cheap, recycled materials that you might already all have at home!

First, I suggest you check on this tutorial by Crimson Shirou (click here for link!) as this step-by-step of my own was inspired by his. The tutorial from Crimson Shirou will result in a sturdier, more durable sword, while mine below uses more economical and easy-to-acquire materials (especially if you live in the Philippines).

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Wig Fix for Shiny and Sparse Wigs

Wig Fix for Shiny and Sparse Wigs

As some of my peers know I am ultra fond of picking up wigs on the cheap and then doing my best to rescue them with some washing and brushing. Most the wigs I’ve picked up though are of nice quality despite their extra low prices. But today my challenge came in the form of a wig that was not just shiny–it was sparse too. D: You can see the wig netting at the back, even, which is a big disappoint and turn-off to any spectator if you’re a cosplayer.

541440_10200689566543464_649169416_nThis blonde short base wig I used for my Kid cosplay only cost me PHP15o (4USD), and it was neither shiny nor sparse. I hair-chalked some dark brown steaks in it to make it more brown-blonde and give it more depth. I wish I could buy some more of these wigs from the shop I got them from, but they’ve all been sold out. If they stock these again I’m going to buy aaaaaallll of them, I swear! One or more of each color!

Buuuut today, we’re dealing a with a wig that’s also cheap, but SHINY AND SPARSE.

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Tutorial: Antlers made with Clay

Tutorial: Antlers made with Clay

Hey everyone! Here on my next tutorial, I’m gonna share how I made the last antlers commissioned from my shop, Three Smitten Kittens. Antlers are perfect for certain characters, for Halloween, or if you wanna dress up in Mori forest-girl fashion. Pair it up with a floral crown and it’s peeerrrfect.

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The finished product as worn by my client, Ms. Ady. Credits to the photograper.

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Tutorial: Vanellope Hair Candies

Tutorial: Vanellope Hair Candies

EVERYONE MIGHT THINK I’m slightly insane posting cosplay craft tutorials when I make a living making cosplay items for others. Yes, I think I’m slightly run mad, but I also want to spread the creativity in the cosplay community! There are a lot of creative individuals locally in the cosplay scene but the big mass is still made up by those dependent on others and those who want to be better informed. Thise goes out to all of theeem.

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Lovely print of Vanellope from Tsuza Art!

I get commissioned to make Vanellope’s licorice hair tie a lot! So it was just about time someone commissioned me for all the candies in her hair. For the most part, you can buy an assortment of small, colorful clips in bargain stores and accessory shops. But if you want to be extra accurate and have some clay lying around, you can get creative and do-it-yourself~!

NOTE: I do not recommend trying this out if you don’t have the materials already! These things come in multiple colors and buying multiple colors of clay is quite pricy. If you have some at home though, this would be great! But some of the these will also work with Air Dry Clay instead of Polymer–just make sure you have a sealant/Mod Podge for it.

906832_182034665280880_1638519892_oThis is the set I’ll show you how to make: Round candies, sprinkles, a heart and a star, gummy bears, and mints. This is the finished product from my shop. 😀

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