C.C. Wig + Wig Styling Tips & Tricks | Cosplay Work Vlog | Code Geass

Code Geass is my favorite anime of all time (yes, of all time). I recently re-watched the entire series and fell in love all over again. Besides Lelouch, C.C. is one of my favorite characters and I’ve always dreamed of cosplaying as her. 🙂

Check out how I styled her wig below and pick up some wig styling tips along the way:

The base wig is a NYX Wig in Tea Green purchased from Epic Cosplay.

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MC Cosplay Photoshoot | Behind The Scenes | Mystic Messenger

My love for Mystic Messenger is strong! Currently, I am working on my last route for the glorious 707! ❤

A few weeks ago, I did a small photoshoot of MC cosplay in the comfort of my own apartment. Below is a little BTS video of the shoot. 🙂

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Aki Con 2016 – The Finale | Convention Vlog

My last planned convention for the year wrapped up yesterday–Aki Con! This is Aki Con’s last year after nine years. I’ve personally attended two (counting this year), and I genuinely had a fun time. It’s an incredibly relaxed convention and everyone is so friendly from the staff to the con goers.

Aki Con holds a special place in my heart.

Without further ado, please watch my Aki Con 2016 experience:

My next convention won’t be until March of 2017–Emerald City ComiCon.

What is your next convention?

❤ Shaina

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Becoming MC Makeup (Mystic Messenger) | Basic Cosplay Makeup

Recently, I’ve been obsessed with the mobile game Mystic Messenger. I’ll admit I had my reservations at first (I was never really one to play a dating game in the past), but I’m actually really intrigued by the story and character development!

As of writing this, I’ve finished Zen and Jumin’s endings. I plan on working on Yoosung, Jaehee, and finally 707 story lines next.

To help feed this obsession, I put together a quick cosplay tutorial on how I created my makeup look for MC. The greatest part about this look is that it can be applied to any anime character that has a natural look. Feel free to adjust the blush and lipstick colors to match your characters complexion. You can watch the tutorial below.

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PAX West 2016 – Convention Vlog

PAX West 2016 was at the beginning of this month! This is my second time attending this convention, but this time I was able to attend all four days (last year, I was only able to attend one). Three costumes were debuted at this convention–Toadette, Blood Moon Kennen, and UMR. 🙂

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been posting PAX convention vlogs on my YouTube channel. If you didn’t get a chance to see them, below is a list of all the con vlogs. Enjoy!

Pre-Vlog:

Day 1:

Day 2:

Days 3 & 4:

My next convention is Geek Girl Con in early October (it really is just around the corner).

What’s your next convention? What are your cosplay plans?

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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

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

PAX West was this past weekend, and I had an absolute blast. On Saturday, I wore my Blood Moon Kennen cosplay for the first time and it was surprisingly comfortable despite all its elements.

In this week’s work vlog, we look at the process of how I created Kennen’s mask.

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Toadette/Toad Mushroom Hat | Mario Cosplay | Cosplay Work Vlog

For PAX West 2016, I will be cosplaying as Toadette from the Super Mario Brothers! One of the most iconic pieces of her costume is her giant mushroom hat. In this week’s cosplay work vlog, we look at how I created just that.

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The techniques used in this video are from Vensy Props’ Giant Hat Tutorial. I’ve used this tutorial to create my Pool Party Lulu squid hat, as well as my Final Boss Veigar hat, so there are so many uses for this tutorial.

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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 Ninja Star | League of Legends | Cosplay Work Vlog

This week’s work vlog looks at how I created Blood Moon Kennen’s Ninja Star. I used very basic prop making techniques using EVA foam. The key steps in making this prop were creating a template out of paper to achieve the exact shape I wanted the ninja star to look like and taking time to give the piece a good paint job.

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