Friday, November 26, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
There will be more vidoes, I promise, but hang tight for a while until I find more^^
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMNTKSjBfI8 Hamaka Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3PLjqygd44&feature=related Hamaka Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ni5flok8bc&feature=related Hamaka Part 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi4t2xz_rMg Hamaka Part 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL34442tciI Hakama Part 5
Okay, a interesting turn of event, it turns out that this was a 5 step tutorial. Enjoy.
UPDATE: Thanks to miccostumes, this person shared a link that they have on other Bleach tutorials for future Bleach cosplayers. It has some wig styling, masks, make up, and other Bleach related tutorials that you will enjoy. Give credit to miccostumes for this link. Thanks miccostumes^^
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Now, look at the reference picture of Umbreon. DON'T PANIC!!!!! He just looks scary to create because of the pattern that he has. Close your eyes, relax, and imagine Umbreon WITHOUT his patterns. Once you pictured Umbreon without his patterns, he's just a solid color type.
Okay, PLEASE DON'T HYPERVINELATE ON ME!!!!! ><; Like we did with the Umbreon picture, just close your eyes, relax, and imagine Arcanine WITHOUT his detailed pattern. Without his patterns, he's just a multi-colored type.
ANYWAY, back on topic! If you're planning on doing a Sonic the Hedgehog group cosplay or just want to do Knuckles here, then go for it! Again, use the patterns 3455 (pants view B) and 2341 (view A).
Here, Knuckles doesn't seem difficult at all! In fact, the only thing you should worry about is if the leotard and stretch pants will fit you. If they fit, then let your creative juices and cleverness fly!
Now, again, same aspect here, the only difference would be to make the front of the leotard white. Right now, the tail and the ears are not our main concern. The only concern at the moment would be the hands and feet. Study his hands and feet. It's TOTALLY different from the four-legged creatures, huh?
Again, no throw on clothes are allowed in this one either. You could if you wanted something quick and easy with no hassel, but once again, it's not going to look professional. If you're entering in a cosplay contest, people in that category are going to want professionalism in sewing skills and craftsmanship.
Like Knuckles, Raichu doesn't seem difficult at all! In fact, just make sure that the leotard and the stretch pants fits you. If they do, then let the creativity and cleverness fly!
Alrighty then, this should help you ease your mind and hopefully help you for making the Pokemon cosplays and any other creature cosplays more professional looking^^
Here, you look for a dark brown (like earth brown color) and white. The white will be your front because that's his stomach. Make sure that the front neckline of the body suit is white and not brown. Just because you practically don't see it most of the time, doesn't mean that it's not important!
Once the body suit and the stretch pants is completed, then it's time for the paws and the paw feet. Scroll back up for the website and follow those paw and feet paw instructions. The only difference is that you add four toes and not three like Persian. So that gives all four fingers, excluding the thumb, to be independant toes. For the paw feet, all you do here is add four toes and pay close attention to the coloring of the feet because his toes are white and not all the way brown.
It's always good to go the extra mile by adding paw pads underneath the paws and paw feet. This just gives it an extra "umph" to your four-legged creature cosplay. Only do this if the four-legged creature HAS paw pads.
Now, since he has a little mane, my strong suggestion would be purchase a Cheapy-Spike wig (dark brown) from:
Or at least a Tina Turner-like wig (brown or dark brown, depending on the shade presented best), and style it into the human form Sora hair style with a tutorial. Study how big, long, and what shape the ears are and then sew them onto the sides of the wig after you style the wig.
Whatever cut off wig you have left, then make those the little spiked hair part on his tail. In this case, his tail would be a semi-plush tail, meaning it's not fully plush, but has that little plush feel to it.
For all tails, make sure that you handstitch the tail where you want it on the back. (A little above the butt area is perfect). This is so that you won't have to worry about your tail being on straight while trying to have fun at the con.
As for the Kingdom Hearts Crown necklace, that was bought at a con in 2007. Talk about luck on my part^^ If you can, try to find the necklace already made (now, mine has real chains, so it's got some weight to it), then get that first and see how that works. If you can't find one, then be creative in creating the Kingdom Hearts Crown.
Just a fair warning about this particular cosplay. If you wish to do this cosplay, then may God be with you because this was one of the most challenging cosplays I've ever done. Please go all the way by creating (or purchasing a good quality) Kingdom Keyblade. Here, I created mine from scratch because not only was it a challenge, but also cheaper.
Here was the ending result of my Pride Lands Sora Cosplay:
Monday, March 15, 2010
Regualr Cuddle Fur OR Faux Bunny Fur (any color)
A thin wired headband OR a clear plastic headband (it doesn't matter, as long as it's very unoticable when you put it on)
Hot Glue Gun
For Tail 1: Stuffing
For both tails, Ribbon
Cut out 2 medium size triangles on your fur and 2 small triangles on your felt fabric. Make sure that you cut on the opposite sides of the fur and check to see if the fur is on the inside. Remember to have the exact or similar color thread to match your fabrics. VERY IMPORTANT! (Flashback to "The Most 5 Important Keys to Cosplaying" blog. If you haven't looked at the blog, then please do so).
By now, you should have 2 sets of 2 medium size triangles with each having a front and a back from the fur and a set of 2 single small triangles from the felt fabric. So this means that you should have 4 medium size triangels and 2 small triangles. Make sure that the medium size triangles are NOT separated. After you cut them, immediately pin them so they won't become separated.
Now, with the wrong sides showing, sew the medium size triangles, with the zigzag stitch, leaving the bottom side open. Then after you sew the both sets of medium size triangles, take the opening from the bottom and flip them inside out so the fur will be showing.
Now it's time for the small triangles. Hand stitch 1 small triangle to one medium size set and the other small triangle to the other medium size set. It doesn't matter if you straight stitch or over-the-top stitch, just make sure that it looks half way decent so no one will notice to much.
After they are stitched on, now we can call them "cat ears". YAY! ^o^ Okay, here's the thing, I strongly suggest that you tuck the bottom part of the inside of the ears and sew them. DO NOT SEAL THE OPENING!!!!! Just tuck the edges and sew. This will give it a little more professional look. Now after that, take some hot glue and place them on the top of the headband. Be careful of where you place them on top because once the hot glue dries, it'll stay there and won't move. TADA, you've got cat ears.
Take your fur and cut long ways on one of the edges. If the tail is too long, you can always adjust it by cutting it shorter.
Tail 1: This is if you have Regular Cuddle Fur. Take the two edges and put them together with the wrong side showing. Pin the side and sew with the zigzag stitch. Once that is stitched, take some twizzers and pull the fur from the inside and keep pulling until the whole tail is right side out with the fur showing. Be patient with this because this is very tidius.
Skip Step 5.
If you're doing Tail 1, then please go on to Step 6.
Tail 2: This is if you have Faux Bunny Fur. Let the wrong side face you and then fold the fur towards you. Before you sew, tuck the edges of the fabric and sew them first. Make sure that one side is overlapping the other side and sew straight down the middle with the zigzag stitch. This will give you a headache, but again, be patient with it.
Tail 1: Next, with this type of tail, once the whole tail is right side out, make sure that one of the ends of it is closed so the stuffing won't fall out. If it's not, then hand stitch one of the ends in the over-the-top stitch to close it. Do this a couple of times for a secure closing. Afterwards, take the stuffing and stuff it inside the tail. Make sure that it's even all the way down so there won't be any lumps. We don't want lumps in the tail.
Both Tail 1 & 2: Now it's time to close the top of the tail. Before you close the top, make sure that the bottom is stitched closed for a professional look. If it's not, then do so now with the over-the-top stitch and do it a couple of times for a secure closing. Now that the bottom is securly closed, do the same thing with the top. Hand stitch with the over-the-top stitch a couple of times for a secure closing. After you close the top of the tail, take your seam ripper and carefully make a hole and go straight across from the first one and create another hole.
Whether you have the same color ribbon or thread that you used will be fine. Just as long as the ribbon or the thread doesn't take the attention away from your hard work. That is the main focus. Now make a loop through the holes and make a half knot a couple of times. DO NOT MAKE A KNOT ALL THE WAY TO THE TAIL!!!!!! You want to make a loop so you can put your belt through it so you can wear your tail. Just remember to snip off the top a little as needed, but not to where your knot is cut off.
Alright, this should help on creating a cat set.
Agian, the purpose of these really is basically if you don't feel like cosplaying, but still want to blend in, if you don't have a cosplay costume with you and these are a quick fix and just create an original character, or you don't have time or money to create a cosplay, but you have leftover fur and materials and can just wear a kimono and call yourself a Furry.
So anyway, I hope you had fun doing this and I hope this helps>^^<