After the final brush out, the wig looks like a cloud!

After the final brush out, the wig looks like a cloud!

First brush out and oh my lord it is huge!

First brush out and oh my lord it is huge!

A message from Anonymous


Hi! Sorry to bother you, but I'm making a nonon jakuzure costume and to be honest I'm never really sure what sort of fabric i should be using for costumes. should I try dying broadcloth or is there something else you would recommend? thank you!

Broadcloth is a very standard cloth that comes in just about every colour under the sun, but it’s also very cheap and flimsy –– certainly not the kind of fabric you’d want for a uniform! I’m not sure which version of Nonon you’re doing, but most of her outfits are some form of uniform; I think a matte cotton sateen would be really nice, and it’s easy to work with and comes in a broad variety of colours :) Cotton twill is another good one.

- Jenn

After two days of hand sewing, two wigs together the Unikitty wig is finally almost done. Now to steam the non consistent curls! (The wig is so thick, the bangs are naturally that poofy)

After two days of hand sewing, two wigs together the Unikitty wig is finally almost done. Now to steam the non consistent curls! (The wig is so thick, the bangs are naturally that poofy)

The shittiest draft to ever draft, but Mako Mankanshoku’s gonna have her coat! Probably gonna make the collar a lot bigger, but either way I’ve nailed down a pattern I like –– I traced the top off of a standard top and freehanded the rest with a tape measure.

The bottom of the jacket and the cuffs are going to have the world’s most intense horsehair braid in it (and probably boning as well) just like how we did with Kyoko’s coat. 

We’re also probably going to put magnets in the front near the collar, as well as magnets inside her schoolgirl uniform’s shirt, so that it has a little extra security and won’t fall off her shoulders even when she’s horsing around and doing silly poses.

- Jenn

A message from Anonymous


Hi there~ where did you find the captain america cosplay template, or did you make one yourselves? I'm making one so any tips? Thank yoooooou c:

Christine drafted everything herself, as well as made moulds and casted all of the buckles, rings, etc. I’m not sure what you mean by “template”, but Christine has a post here with information on it. Our Captain America tag is here.

- Jenn

A message from sheskatheackerman


im currently making a Mami cosplay and i cant find fabric for the socks anywhere. where did you find yours?

eBay, but the seller has since stopped selling it :( I’ve asked about restocking on behalf of other cosplayers, but alas, no luck. My search terms were “brown pinstripe knit” I think.

- Jenn

A message from ladycharisma


Hi there!! First of all, WHAT AN AMAZING WORK ALL OF YOU DO. I love this tumblr! And well, here it comes my question. I have seen an incredibly work in the Captain america cosplay, and since i'm doing the one Cap's wears in Ultron, and he has a lot in common with his previous uniforms, I want to ask you girls if you could give me some tips to do the forms it has all over the uniform, like the ones it has in the shoulder, the squares, the relief. THANK YOU! <3

Thank you very much! We’re delighted to share and happy we can help.

Christine sandwiched shapes of craft foam between two layers of fabric and topstitched around them to create the relief look on the First Avenger costume –– if I recall correctly, she did it that way because that is how they did it on Evans’ costume. A fabric alternative to craft foam would be heavy felt.

- Jenn

Fuck Working On Saturdays

I’m walking to work, where I will be surrounded by sewing and industrial sewing machines and every sewing implement on the planet and an entire leatherworking shop and all that amazing shit. I don’t get to use any of it today. Because I’m operations manager and enjoy a supervisory role.

I want to be working on cosplay >:\

IF YOU ARE READING THIS AND AREN’T AT WORK, YOU SHOULD GO WORK ON COSPLAY!!

- Jenn

Ps if ur at comic-con you are excused but im Very Disappointed ;)

bellechere:

Half of me wishes I was at SDCC, trooping around in some outrageous costume, struggling to meet up with friends, occasionally rubbing elbows with celebs, and not giving a damn if dinner is bought at a cupcake truck because you walked like 5 miles in high heels in one day, damnit.

The other half is remembering how costly it is, is very comfortable in PJs thankyouverymuch, is perfectly fine *without* being groped/leered at/catcalled, is good *without* the anxiety-inducing crowd, and is drinking up all the online coverage (pretty tough (impossible in costume) to do while at the con itself).

Pretty much an extreme ambivert.

I don’t remember if we actually introduced ourselves that day (my terrible memory!), but when Christine and I were at SDCC 2010, we spotted you  filming an interview in your Vampirella costume and wanted to say hello, but didn’t want to interrupt. While we were waiting, we noticed there was a steady stream of dudes trying to snipe pictures of your butt, so we spent a solid 20 minutes photobombing their pictures to block them, which included making stupid faces, doing exaggerated “how dare you/nagging” poses, folding our arms and scowling heavily at their cameras, etc. Watching them get notably frustrated was hilarious, and talking to them until they’d admit what they were trying to do was even more hilarious. (And a little sad.)

We love you hardcore and have so much respect for you and your amaaaaazing costumes. Please know that even when you were at that over-crowded con, we had a lot of fun messing with the creeps trying to snipe photos of your butt :’) 

- Jenn