Elsa Snowflake Hairpins Tutorial (Custom Shapes in Resin)

Elsa Snowflake Hairpins Tutorial (Custom Shapes in Resin)

Hello everyone! Today my tutorial post with be about making Queen Elsa of Disney’s Frozen’s hairclips. This can also serve as a tutorial on how to cast custom shapes in resin, whether it’s snowflake or not!

Elsa’s snowflake earrings have a semi-transparent and sparkly quality to them that I thought was best-suited for a resin project. I chose to do the color in icy blue because that would really make it icy! You can also choose to do it in silver or any color/variety you want.

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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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Photoshop Tips for Cosplayers

Photoshop Tips for Cosplayers

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Quite awhile ago I found a question in the local Cosplay Ask group on Facebook. The question was how you make your skin like the reference posted–totally even skintone, heck, without even the trace of an eyebag or puffiness. I don’t know if it’s even realistic, since it’s really doll-like in quality at best. It’s a popular look for Asian cosplayers.

While I love make-up and I think it’s the best solution to that problem–quality products used, ¬†good concealer, etc–we can’t deny that such things are already “retouched” and post-processed. So here I present to you…

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Lo and behold, my Photoshop “cheat” guide to OMG KAWAiiDESU-NESS!

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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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