Last year, Fire Emblem Heroes dropped a Spring banner with brand new, beautiful bunny versions of Xander, Camilla, Chrom and Lucina.
We fell in love immediately with these designs and Glitz claimed Xander without hesitation. I didn’t want to be left out, but what was I supposed to do? Let’s face it, I just wasn’t cut out for Camilla. I also don’t have a particular affinity for Chrom or Lucina, so they were also out.
I initially decided to do a version of Leo for myself, using slightly different colors. I sketched it out quickly but never got around to doing it, or Spring Xander for that matter. Both got shelved when we had to put all of our cosplay plans on hold due to financial issues and we didn’t dig them back up until Spring 2018.
Though we’ve still had a rocky money situation, I thought we could squeeze in a cosplay or two for the first half of the cosplay season. I rethought my Leo plans to use the same fabric as Xander, but the price tag seemed out of our range.
That’s when the plans shifted.
While digging around for a few supplies, I stumbled upon a single piece of folded fabric that I couldn’t remember ever getting. It was a piece of blue stretch velvet that had once been a curtain and it was just enough to make a tailcoat from.
Instead of Spring Leo, I was going to be Winter Leo.
Continue reading “Making Of: Winter Bunny Leo (Part 1)”
Ah, do you hear that? It’s an excuse to make an iconic piece of video game history without actually wanting to cosplay the character myself. Don’t mind if I do!
The commission for Cloud’s armor and the Buster Sword came through and I absolutely could not wait to get started. He wanted them to be durable so that he didn’t have worry about about them getting damaged during wear, so I decided to go with a foam core and thermoplastic shell. Since the Buster Sword was going to be the biggest user of materials and had relatively few fussy, rounded pieces, we decided to go with Wonderflex. It’s about half as expensive as Worbla but works best with flat pieces.
Here’s a step-by-step follow-along on how to proportion this oversized toothpick properly!
Continue reading “Making Of: Buster Sword (Part 1)”
This post originally appeared on the GlitzParty Cosplay tumblr in 2012. It has been preserved for posterity to aid other cosplayers here!
when distressing clothes for cosplay, there are two main points to consider: the colour and the texture of the cloth. one without the other is not usually sufficient. if you stain something but it looks otherwise pristine and new, you won’t have the safe affect on the viewer as you would with both. similarly, you may not end up noticing the physical distressing if the colouration is otherwise really clean.
i’m going to break this into two different parts in separate posts. any questions can be dropped into my ask and i’ll answering them as i go. Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Staining and Aging”