I haven't really found much helpful online. Do you guys have any tips for keeping the tails in an Arda Chibi wig up high? I'm able to reposition them fine, but much like my own hair, they fall down over the course of the day and I can't keep them up.
Sew ‘em in place! Anchor the elastic/tie to the closest sturdy part of the wig’s frame as you can — generally those elastic strips that run vertically around the wig. If possible/your pigtails are high enough, you can even anchor them to the skin part. Just be neat and the threads won’t be visible!
Not the kind that sells sassy prints of us with lipstick kisses on them, or the kind that resells mass produced trinkets and whatever, to boot!
We’re opening up a bonafide we-made-this-shit store selling cosplay accessories, build-your-own/paint-your-own kits, patterns, prop blueprints and so on. While we may offer some finished stuff, we’re aiming to keep it “DIY” to a large degree; even if we supply some of the pieces and parts of a kit, we want people to feel they still had a part in making it, including choosing their own paint jobs and detail work.
(And don’t worry — we’ll still be posting tutorials, progress pictures, snapshots of our patterns and all the stuff we already post! We’re just going a step further to the physical world.)
We will also be selling prints by Emmy and potentially hosting an upcoming Lady’s line of couture fandom-inspired clothing.
Stay tuned for more details :)
In the mean time, anything you want to see in particular?
hi there :) I checked out your tutorials and notes and couldn't find anything so I'm really sorry if this gets asked a lot but... do you do commissions? :) thanks for any reply, either way, and again sorry if it's an annoying question! <3 <3
It’s okay! I don’t think we have it posted anywhere in particular.
Our policy for commissions is “for the right project.” Doing commissions for full costumes long-distance is pretty much out of the question simply because accurate garment construction demands fittings, but we could be tempted into doing smaller projects; sculpted/cast pieces, wigs, outfit pieces, etc. Give us a shot and we’ll see what we can do.
What do you mean by "liner layer" for the Madoka petti?
It’s a layer at the very bottom of the petticoat, between the crinoline and your legs. Heavier weight crinoline can be very itchy/scratchy on your legs and will snag your tights. By putting a liner layer at the bottom, you spare yourself a bit of discomfort!
So I know your Madoka skirt was a while ago, but it's helping me with my plan for her. Let me see if I got this right: The donut skirt is one huge circle sewed into a casing-like thing, stuffed with 3 layers of tulle sewn and gathered together and sealed up into a nice donut. The petticoat is how many gathered layers??? At least one bottom one that's 240 inches around, 6 inches long with 4 inch ruffles and two more (at least) on top of 7/4 and 8/4? How did it get so poofy with so many layers?
You’ve got it! With a few things to clarify:
It’s not a circle of fabric but rather a loop. Rectangles joined together to make a loop, not a circular piece (a la circle skirt). This makes a casing that is gathered to form the skirt.
I’ll have Christine edit with the petticoat notes, but in general, more layers of gathered crinoline = more poof!
I was wondering since I'm thinking about cosplaying Mami Tomoe from Puella Magi, how I would go about making the costume (I'm a newb at sewing) and where to get a pre-styled wig, and what to do about those boots omg (sorry for all the questions, I'm just kinda stuck :u)
Heeeere we go. This is my general Tomoe Mami tag, which should have just about “everything”, but you may also like these particular posts:
Boots; the base boots I used are from a seller that doesn’t exist anymore but searching for “blonde” cowboy boots tends to work.
Difficulties? A post where I talk about what I found difficult about working on different Madoka costumes.
For pre-styled wigs I suggest commissioning (I think this is one thing that Christine could commission, but she’ll have to weigh in on that) or going to someplace like AliExpress or Ebay, which offer the same pre styled ones that any cosplay sale website would.
Food poisoning can happen at any time whether you’re at a convention or not.
A truly shocking revelation — consider my understanding of food poisoning occurrences revolutionized! I could note the connection between conventions and increased reliance on eating out/take-out food, but why bother with Doctor Obvious around?
Jenn and Christine might be doing another radio segment with the CBC talking about FanExpo and cosplay, just as Jenn did last year. Apparently our topic this year is on cosplay as a networking event! Stay tuned for the details.