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Becoming Kanna Kamui – Makeup Timelapse (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid)

In this week’s video, we take a look at

The focus for this makeup look is to make the eyes look big and youthful. To match the color scheme of Kanna’s outfit, pink and purple shadows were incorporated into the eye makeup.

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I plan on wearing Kanna to Anime Expo 2017! I’m very excited to wear this very cute dragon at the con! ^^

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Kanna Kamui’s Headband (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid) | Cosplay Work Vlog

My love for Kanna Kamui continues! ❤ In this week’s work vlog, we take a at how I made Kanna’s headband.

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Materials Used:

Template Paper
Craft Foam
Mod Podge
Apoxie Sculpt
White Paint
Headband Base
Black Bow
Hot Glue Gun

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Kanna Kamui’s Wig (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid) | Cosplay Work Vlog

I finished Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid a few weeks ago, and I instantly wanted to cosplay as Kanna She’s so adorable, but strong! ^^

In this week’s Cospaly Work Vlog, we take a look at how I made her wig. The base wig I used was a Ferrari in Silver from Arda Wigs, because I already had this wig on hand. While this wig worked out well, I recommend purchasing a base wig that is not wavy so you don’t have to straighten it, ultimately saving you some time.

Many of the techniques used with this wig are similar to the methods used in my Toadette Wig Tutorial.

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Please let me know if you found this video helpful, and if you end up cosplaying as Kanna! I’d to see the results!

Also who is your favorite dragon from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid?

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Steven Universe Apparel/Heat Transfer Vinyl Tutorial – Cosplay Work Vlog

My obsession with Steven Universe is at an all time high! I can’t wait for the Homeworld hour special on May 31st! To help feed this obsession in the meantime, I’ve been working on some SU cosplays. 🙂

In this week’s cosplay work vlog, we experiment with heat transfer vinyl to make the stars on Steven and Amethyst’s garments. Heat transfer vinyl is great if you are working with a stretchy fabric and if want to add a design with crisp lines.

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Have you worked with Heat Transfer Vinyl before? If so, what for? I would love to hear your experiences with this awesome product.

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Noctis & Prompto Wig Styling (Final Fantasy XV) – Cosplay Work Vlog

In this week’s cosplay work vlog, we take a look at how I styled my Prompto and Noctis wigs from Final Fantasy XV.

Both wigs were purchased from Arda Wigs in the style Magnum in Fairy Blonde for Prompto and Ash Black.

Noctis Wig Styling:

Prompto Wig Styling:

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What are wig styling tips? I’d love to hear them in the comments below.

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Weathering Carl Grimes’ Clothing | Walking Dead | Cosplay Work Vlog

In this week’s work vlog, we look at how I weathered the clothing for my Carl Grimes cosplay. The techniques used here can be applied for any fabric that needs to be weathered or blood stained.

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Materials:

  • Garments you’d like to weather
  • Tea Dying Method:
    • Hot Water
    • Large mug, bowl, or pot
    • Black Tea
    • Raspberry Tea
  • Fabric Paint Method:
    • Paint sponge
    • Black, Brown, Red Fabric Paint

What are your favorite fabric weathering techniques?

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Poro Biscuit | League of Legends | Cosplay Prop Tutorial

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Poros are wondrous little creatures from the League of Legends universe who LOVE biscuits! In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create your very own Poro Biscuit using insulation foam.

Materials:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Insulation Foam
  • Box Cutters (4-5 on hand)
  • Sandpaper (low grit & high grit)
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brushes
  • Acrylic Paints (Dark Brown, Light Brown, Black, White)

Step 1: Create a template

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Starfire’s Chestplate | Teen Titans | Cosplay Work Vlog

I’ve wanted to cosplay as Starfire for a long time, and I can’t wait to debut her at ECCC this year. In the meantime, here is a world vlog on how I created her chestplate.

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Materials:

  • Newspaper/Paper to creative template
  • Pen/Paper
  • Scissors
  • 2mm Craft Foam
  • EasyCast Resin
  • Contact Cement or Hot Glue
  • Half Sphere Mold
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brushes
  • Silver, White, Black Acrylic Paint

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Heimerdinger’s Wrenches/Craft Foam Props | League of Legends | Cosplay Work Vlog

ECCC is less than a month away! O_O Heimerdinger is going to be main costume for this convention and I’m very excited to debut him!

In this week’s cosplay work vlog, we look at the process of how I created Heimerdinger’s tools. This techniques can be used for created most craft foam props.

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Becoming Poro (League of Legends) | Cosplay Makeup Timelapse

I hope everyone has had a nice start to 2017! 🙂

Looking back to 2016, my last completed cosplay was my Poro Cosplay from League of Legends. Check out how I put the makeup look together in the video below.

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