Category Archives: Write-Ups

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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Circle Lense Showcase – 2016 Collection

Hi everyone! One of my favorite parts of cosplay is circle lenses! It’s crazy how enlarging my eyes by a millimeter can make such a difference in my “kawaii-ness”. ^^

Many of my circle lenses that I used in 2016 are reaching the end of their shelf life, so I thought it would be useful to document how each of these circle lenses appeared on my eyes. For myself, I will use this as a guide to help  me determine which circle lenses I should re-purchase for any of my future cosplays that I pursue, I hope you find this to be a useful reference as well.

Below is a video showcasing my circle lenses of 2016:

Featured Lenses:

G&G GBT Sky Blue

G&G GBT Violet

G&G GBT Green

G&G Max Pure Grey

EOS Dolly Eye Brown

EOS Dolly Eye Green

Vassen Rainbow Eyes Brownish Hazel

Vassen Sakura Candy Brown

Vassen Sakura Candy Pink

Vassen Sakura Candy Blue

What are your favorite circle lenses? Favorite brands? Favorite places to purchase? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

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Choosing A Character | Cosplay Basics

Choosing a character to cosplay may seem like an easy step, but everyone now and then we can get stuck, especially if this is your first cosplay. Here are some tips and tricks you can use if you find yourself unable to choose a character.

What video games, anime, manga are you currently loving/passionate about?

The most obvious step is to think about characters your are most passionate about! Though its not necessary, choosing a character you love can be a motivating factor in keeping your cosplay going! Think about video games, T.V. show, anime, manga, comic books you’ve recently indulged in to help narrow down what characters you’d like to cosplay.

Still too many characters to choose from? When do you plan to debut the costume? How much time do you have to build the costume?

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Toadette Wig Tutorial | Mario Cosplay

Toadette is super adorable, and I wanted a super adorable wig to match! ^^

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The Materials

  • Pink Wig (Ferrai in Rose Pink from Arda Wigs)
  • Extra Wefts
  • 4″ Smooth Styrofoam Balls x2
  • 2″ Styrofoam Balls x4
  • Modge Podge
  • Pink and White Acrylic Paint
  • Pencil
  • 2″ Circle Stencil (optional)
  • Hot Glue
  • Hair Scissors
  • Teasing comb with tail
  • Small clear elastics

The Break Down

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Circle Lenses Review – Vassen Sakura Candy Series

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Vassen is one of my favorite companies to purchase lenses from. The Vassen Sakura Candy series is a good choice if you are looking for a cute or innocent look. I personally have used the Brown, Pink, and Blue lenses in this series in several of my cosplays (they are my go to lenses for my Yordle cosplays). These lenses offer vibrancy, comfort, and enlargement without looking unnatural.

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Blood Moon Kennen’s Gauntlet | League of Legends | Cosplay Work Vlog

My journey to cosplay all the yordles continues as I start my Blood Moon Kennen cosplay.
Watch as I work with Black Worbla for the first time as I make his gauntlet.

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Sylphyn’s Headband | Himotou! Umaru-Chan | Cosplay Work Vlog

 

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In this week’s Cosplay Work Vlog, watch as I attempt resin casting for the first time to make the decorative side pieces of Sylphyn’s Headband

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Materials:

  • Flower Silicon Mold
  • EasyCast Resin & Hardener
  • Yellow Acrylic Paint
  • White Headband
  • E6000 Glue

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Tristana’s Ears | Cosplay Write-Up | League of Legends

I have a personal goal to cosplay all the yordles from League of Legends. I’ve made costumes for 3—Classic Teemo, Pool Party Lulu, and Final Boss Veigar. Tristana is such a bad-ass yordle that she was naturally next on my list.

These ears were specifically made for the Rocket Girl Tristana skin (reworked version), but can easily be altered to fit your cosplay needs.

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Honey Lemon’s Purse | Cosplay Work Vlog | Big Hero 6

Honey Lemon’s costume is so comfortable to wear. I especially love that it incorporates a purse where I can stash my phone, cards, and convention badge!

Watch how I constructed this purse. As long as you can find a yellow purse as your base, the process is fairly simple!

 

Materials:

  • Yellow Purse
    • I purchased mine on eBay. I searched “Yellow Purse” looked at different listings until I found one I felt was similar to Honey’s
    • You can also look at your local thrift stores to find a base purse
  • Dark Orange, Red Acrylic Paint
  • White Dimensional Fabric Paint
  • Googly Eyes
  • Green, Purple, Pink, and Red 1″ Pom Poms

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Seryu Ubiquitous’s Boots | Cosplay Work Vlog | Akame Ga Kill

Ah, Seryu. She’s probably the most hated character in Akame Ga Kill. Ironically, her evil nature is what drove me to cosplay as her.

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Below is a breakdown of how I constructed her green boots. Watch now:

Materials:

  • Knee High Boots
    • I repurposed some old boots I owned
  • Dark Green Leather Paint
  • White Fabric Paint (I mixed this in with the leather paint to make it lighter)
  • Leather Paint Sealer
  • Worbla
  • Heat Gun
  • Hot Glue/Glue Gun
  • Modge Podge
  • White/Green Acrylic Paints

Let me know if you have any questions. I’d be happy to answer the best I can.

❤ Shaina

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