So, this, I need to do something like this. YAY! 

So, this, I need to do something like this. YAY! 

twinarmageddon:

okay since people asked, here it is the first part of my horns tutorial
aradia’s are probably the most difficult, anyway the step-by-step process is basically the same for all horns.
mind that some like karkat’s or equius broken horn can be done without a skeleton due their size. probably terezi…

Click on it, this is fucking great. 

(via heirofsolidor-deactivated201302)

Mom and I working on Charlie’s Jedi Robe. We didn’t have a pattern so we sketched one out from memory. The fabric is a light brown wool i had bought for a steampunk outfit last year.  I ended up having to buy like 25 yards, because It was the end lot at SR Harris. I think If it turns out everyone in the family will get their own robe this year! lol.  Pro-Tip: The curve on an Iron makes the perfect line for a neck opening. 

feralkiwi:

A lot of folks at pax were asking about how I made all the hard “feathers” for my “femris” cosplay (shoulder pauldrons, shinguards, gauntlets, etc), so I have put together a mini tutorial of how I make feathers. Alas the maintenance guy was unable to fix our fuses so it had to be done on my mac instead of my art pc, so it’s not the prettiest tutorial ever.

Some additional notes: If you look at real bird feathers, you’ll notice that they don’t actually have those notches that everyone associates with feathers. This is because the individual shafts of the feathers themselves have barbs that hook onto each other, which also allow the bird to get airborne (among other things). Birds preen their feathers to prevent these hooks/barbs from coming apart. So these are much more stylized than real bird feathers (also somewhat cheaper- so save all your wonderflex scrap!) if you want to get all technical about it.
Generally I make a feather to step 4, then start another feather (rinse, repeat) and do all the notches at the same time. Beware of making too many notches as this will impact the structural integrity of your feather!
Also make sure that you connect like side with like (one side of wonderflex is smoother than the other, I use the smooth side as the outward side on my feathers). I also recommend attaching the feathers to whatever you’re attaching them to (pauldron base, shinguard, gauntlet), before gessoing/painting.
For my pauldrons, I used black acrylic gesso (1-2 coats) first, then several coats of a mix of green, black, metallic silver (sparkly), and grey arcylic, followed up with a glossy acrylic varnish (depending on what you want, you can also get a matte or velvet varnish).
these feathers were pretty easy (if time consuming) to work with, so a good alternative for real feathers when you want it to look like a feather but not act like a feather (so good for a lot of DA2 armor where some concept artist went crazy with feathery armor…)
(hopefully that was understandable and comprehensive, i’m recovering from a con plague, so i’m not sure how lucid I am)
(DONE, I don’t even have a costume I could use them on, but I am making them…. mncostumegrrl.tumblr.com )

feralkiwi:

A lot of folks at pax were asking about how I made all the hard “feathers” for my “femris” cosplay (shoulder pauldrons, shinguards, gauntlets, etc), so I have put together a mini tutorial of how I make feathers. Alas the maintenance guy was unable to fix our fuses so it had to be done on my mac instead of my art pc, so it’s not the prettiest tutorial ever.

Some additional notes: If you look at real bird feathers, you’ll notice that they don’t actually have those notches that everyone associates with feathers. This is because the individual shafts of the feathers themselves have barbs that hook onto each other, which also allow the bird to get airborne (among other things). Birds preen their feathers to prevent these hooks/barbs from coming apart. So these are much more stylized than real bird feathers (also somewhat cheaper- so save all your wonderflex scrap!) if you want to get all technical about it.

Generally I make a feather to step 4, then start another feather (rinse, repeat) and do all the notches at the same time. Beware of making too many notches as this will impact the structural integrity of your feather!

Also make sure that you connect like side with like (one side of wonderflex is smoother than the other, I use the smooth side as the outward side on my feathers). I also recommend attaching the feathers to whatever you’re attaching them to (pauldron base, shinguard, gauntlet), before gessoing/painting.

For my pauldrons, I used black acrylic gesso (1-2 coats) first, then several coats of a mix of green, black, metallic silver (sparkly), and grey arcylic, followed up with a glossy acrylic varnish (depending on what you want, you can also get a matte or velvet varnish).

these feathers were pretty easy (if time consuming) to work with, so a good alternative for real feathers when you want it to look like a feather but not act like a feather (so good for a lot of DA2 armor where some concept artist went crazy with feathery armor…)

(hopefully that was understandable and comprehensive, i’m recovering from a con plague, so i’m not sure how lucid I am)

(DONE, I don’t even have a costume I could use them on, but I am making them…. mncostumegrrl.tumblr.com )

(via cosplayinamerica)

This woman made her own custom dress form for fitting clothes specificly to her. OMFG I need this, one for every person I sew for, Jesus, it would make my life CAKE! Think of it, one day with a dress form and then I never have to deal with making time to meet someone for a simple fitting? LOVE IT.

This is the tutorial I’ll be using for my BF’s Green Arrow Costume. Its the closest thing I could find to sewing and painting, which I’ve been doing forever. I’m already using craft foam for Charlie’s MLP wings and ears. So I have plenty laying around. 

A New Adventure: Making Armor

So I’ve been readin (and watching) up on how to make Costume Armor. My background is in sewing, and prop making has been a largely new arena for me in the past few years. I can mod Nerf guns like nobody business. (tutorial and pics to come) But the whole making armor thing I can honestly say I’ve never attempted. Well, with this green arrow costume coming up, that’s going to have to change, and frankly I am terrified. I’ve read a few ways and am having a brain storing meeting with an SCA friend this weekend. But there seems to be sooooooo many ways to doing it, and I am (as always) worried about da $$$.

USALA’S HAIR!
Ok Well, MY Ursala’s Hair. Just Imagine this grey/white! Also, I hate wigs. 90% of the time they look like crap, and most people can get close to their character hair with dye and styling products. I mean, you put in HOURS of hard work on you clothes and accessories and just throw on some crappy wig for your hair? No way. IF you do go wig, learn how to make or style it well. Bad hair can ruin even the coolest outfit! /PSA
Now, I  like this look (once again thanks to Robert C.) because its young, big and Divine-esque. It feels “bad girl” like the big hair of Sandy in Grease, or the bad girls in 007. In fact this big hair is a mainstay in any 70’s “bad girl” with class. Plus, with the earnings, necklace, and makeup, it will look ok so metropolitan compared to what could be an older “mom cut” in the Disney Movie (I’m 27 not 47) AND This way, no hair cuts!!
What do you guys think?

USALA’S HAIR!

Ok Well, MY Ursala’s Hair. Just Imagine this grey/white! Also, I hate wigs. 90% of the time they look like crap, and most people can get close to their character hair with dye and styling products. I mean, you put in HOURS of hard work on you clothes and accessories and just throw on some crappy wig for your hair? No way. IF you do go wig, learn how to make or style it well. Bad hair can ruin even the coolest outfit! /PSA

Now, I  like this look (once again thanks to Robert C.) because its young, big and Divine-esque. It feels “bad girl” like the big hair of Sandy in Grease, or the bad girls in 007. In fact this big hair is a mainstay in any 70’s “bad girl” with class. Plus, with the earnings, necklace, and makeup, it will look ok so metropolitan compared to what could be an older “mom cut” in the Disney Movie (I’m 27 not 47) AND This way, no hair cuts!!

What do you guys think?

Oh, I was turned on to this little gem about tentacle making by stellarvisionary!! Absolutely brilliant, I am aiming to do something like this, but the scale needs to be MUCH larger. YAY!!