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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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Conducting Cosplay Research | Cosplay Basics

Cosplay research is one of the most important steps in the cosplay process. It helps to form a game plan of how you will create props and garnets, what techniques you will need to learn, what materials you will need to buy. Ultimately, this research will give you a better understanding of how much time you will need to set aside in order to create  your costume.

Even if you are not making your cosplay from scratch, taking the time to do cosplay research can also save you money if used to look up different prices of different shops to find the best deal.

Cosplay research is the first step needed to bring your cosplay idea into reality. Here are some tips to help you get started on your cosplay research journey.

1. Find Reference Photos

Ideally, you’ll want to find reference photos from various angles (front, side, back) to give a clear picture of how different elements are designed. For myself, a Google image search will suffice. Sometimes I’ll go back and watch the series my character is in and take screen captures from that episode.

I like to save my photos on my mobile phone, creating a photo album dedicated to that character’s reference photos. Saving the photos on my phone allows me to always have them on hand. A cosplay planning app that I also like to store my reference photos in is Cosplanner. This is a fantastic app where I can store my reference photos, as well as track my progress on my costume.

If you don’t have a smart phone or your own laptop, do not fret! Printing out my photos and keeping them in a physical folder works just as well. 🙂

There will be times were you won’t be able to find a sufficient amount of reference photos, whether that be because you are working off a piece of fan art or because there just genuinely aren’t any photos available at a particular angle. When this happens, don’t be afraid to take some creative liberties and interpret what your own design into your costume.

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How To Start Cosplaying | Cosplay Basics

Cosplay. It’s fun, creative, and a great hobby to express your love for a favorite fandom. If you are thinking about cosplaying, but don’t know where to start here are some guidelines that can help motivate you to jump into this hobby.

A video version of this post can be watched below:

If, however, you prefer a written version keep reading below!

#1. Ask yourself “What do you want to get out of cosplaying? What are your goals?”

Whether it’s to improve a skill, meet new people, look badass at a convention, or simply to contribute to a fandom. Ask yourself why you want to start cosplaying. Remember(!) cosplay is suppose to be fun. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, but having a goal to strive towards can be motivating in and of itself.

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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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Materials:

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Owari no Seraph Military Boots | Cosplay Tutorial

 

For Anime Expo this year, I plan to cosplay as Shinoa Hiragi from Owari no Seraph/Seraph of the End. One aspect of cosplay that can always be difficult is getting accurate shoes. Instead of spending $50 on eBay for replica boots, I decided to make my own. It’s a fairly simple process, especially if you have some old black boots lying around that you can use as the base.

Materials:


– A pair of leather/faux leather knee high black boots
– Gold eyelets
– White bias tape
– Scissors
– Hot glue
– Gold paint
– Paint brush
– Leather whole punch (optional)

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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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