Craft time! Today I’d like to share my experience casting items out of Epoxy Resin. I’ve always wanted to try resin casting, and I finally decided to invest in some last October. A lot of my clients had custom commission requests that needed custom transparent gemstones, so I thought resin would be a business investment as well (that and shiny new craft stuff to play with yay)
I’m just quickly going to run you guys with the how-to’s and some tips!
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. ^^;
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. ^^
Quick and Easy (and Cheap!) Tutorial Time! This week I tell everybody how to make bangles or armbands out of Polymer Clay. Most anime/game characters wear bangles or arm bands (which miraculously never fall off) so it’s a popular accessory! You may want to try making one yourself.
This bangle was my first polymer clay bangle~ I’ve used the technique I explained here in making it. ^^
I’ve browsed local markets and most polymer clay bangles sell from between 400-800PHP, which is pretty expensive. D: I tried to calculate why this was so and by doing so figured out how to make them on the cheap(er).
Hello everyone! Back with my helpful post for the week. I’d like to share with everyone a “Shopping List” of sorts to help you take the leap if you want to get into the polymer clay hobby for the first time! If you’re a newbie you might think all you have to buy is clay, but there are other must-buy tools that are important that you might miss out on if no one tells you what you must buy! That’d be disastrous! Imagine having lots of clay but having no tools to work with them! D: So I decided to make this list, hopefully to help out newbies!
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…
Lo and behold, my Photoshop “cheat” guide to OMG KAWAiiDESU-NESS!