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FF8 Squall Cosplay | Gunblade Tutorial | How to make a Gunblade

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Blog, Cosplay, Tutorial Posts, Videos | 6 comments

FF8 Squall Cosplay | Gunblade Tutorial | How to make a Gunblade

Today I’ll be explaining how I made my gunblade for my FF8 genderbend Squall cosplay. I personally love gunblades, however useless and impractical they are. For my Squall cosplay, I actually picked the Dissidia character design/gunblade because I like how updated that version looks. Let’s jump right into it! (If you dislike reading, you can just watch the video below, lol.)   Here’s a list of materials you’ll need to make a gunblade: Jig Saw Scroll Saw: Helpful but not absolutely necessary Mouse sander or sanding blocks Wood:...

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain | Quiet Cosplay Makeup Tutorial

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Blog, Cosplay, Tutorial Posts, Videos | 0 comments

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain | Quiet Cosplay Makeup Tutorial

From the very first time I saw her character, I wanted to cosplay as her. She just has this amazingly badass look about her. There are a few of theories as to why she looks the way that she does. Kotaku has an interesting article on the subject, and their first two theories made the most sense to me. There’s the body camo theory, and then there’s the torture theory (that she looks that way post-torture). My gut tells me to go with the camo-theory, as this just makes the most sense in my head. Or maybe it’s body camo that she...

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Upcycle Project: Legend of Zelda Triforce Makeup Box

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Blog, Skin Care and Make Up, Tutorial Posts | 0 comments

Upcycle Project: Legend of Zelda Triforce Makeup Box

I’ve been super busy with personal things going on for the last few months, and I’m finally getting back into the swing of things with my crafting! This is something that I did in my free time recently, and I thought I would share it. Any of my close friends probably know that I really like spray painting random stuff. You can take a super dull item and change it into something you adore by giving it a personal touch. I get so much satisfaction out of the transformation process, and finally seeing a finished product. About a year...

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Homura Cosplay Tutorial Part 2| How to Make Homura’s Shield

Posted by on Jan 4, 2014 in Blog, Cosplay, Tutorial Posts | 10 comments

Homura Cosplay Tutorial Part 2| How to Make Homura’s Shield

As usual, we never have time to sit down and put out as many tutorials as we intend to. Madoka Magica is still so popular–here’s the 2nd half of my Homura cosplay tutorial which explains how I made her prop. Sorry, better late than never? This was a great learning experience for me even though I was pulling out my hair trying to figure out how to make Homura’s shield look accurate given the time I had—I definitely thought about decorating a Frisbee but I didn’t think that would score points with the judges, lol. And no Homura...

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The Last of Us | Ellie Cosplay Tutorial | Part Two: Makeup

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Blog, Cosplay, Skin Care and Make Up, Tutorial Posts, Videos | 1 comment

The Last of Us | Ellie Cosplay Tutorial | Part Two: Makeup

I made a video to walk you through this Ellie makeup tutorial! Enjoy!   First of all, Ellie is freaking adorable. I love doing my makeup and transforming myself into a tough little freckled cutie. Let’s get down to business. Here are all of the supplies I used to create her look (and as you can tell, my collection is extremely mismatched): 1. They’re Real Mascara by Benefit  2. Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer by Stila  3. 225S Made for Mocha Eyeshadow by Maybelline (for eyebrows in this case)  4. Baked Bronzer by...

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The Last of Us | Ellie Cosplay Tutorial | Part One: Shirt

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Blog, Cosplay, Tutorial Posts | 1 comment

The Last of Us | Ellie Cosplay Tutorial | Part One: Shirt

This Ellie cosplay tutorial is very long overdue, but better late than never! This is part one of a series of tutorials I’m doing. Hopefully it will help some of you with this specific cosplay, or others in the future! This game has been out for a long while now but if you haven’t played this apocalyptic zombie game yet, I highly recommend it. It stars Joel and Ellie on their journey through a beautifully horrible world in search of the Fireflies. “A brave, 14 year old girl, Ellie has grown up in this harsh world and it is...

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Madoka Magica Cosplay | Akemi Homura Cosplay Tutorial

Posted by on Jul 6, 2013 in Blog, Cosplay, Tutorial Posts | 33 comments

Madoka Magica Cosplay | Akemi Homura Cosplay Tutorial

People have asked how I made my Akemi Homura cosplay, so here it is. I’m sorry it took me to long, but I’ve finally gathered the energy to write up a Homura cosplay tutorial for everyone. Homura’s costume was the second costume I made after Yuna, and more difficult by far in terms of fit. Because her costume looks quite simple, I needed to make the lines extremely clean—no room for mistakes really. I gave it my all! *fist pump* I invested in a serger to improve the durability of her costume too—really didn’t want any seams...

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Madoka Cosplay Tutorial: How to Make Madoka’s Dress

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Blog, Cosplay, Tutorial Posts | 5 comments

Madoka Cosplay Tutorial: How to Make Madoka’s Dress

Curious about how Kitty made her gorgeous dress for Madoka’s Cosplay? Read on! Here’s a great cosplay tutorial with photos of her work in progress. The numbers on the pictures correspond with the steps she took! =) 1. I dyed some fabric to the shade of pink that I wanted using the washing machine. 2. The base of the dress is done! I made the pattern for the top myself using an old shirt. 3. Added some cute puff sleeves just like Madoka’s. 4. The heart in the back was cut out carefully. I used double-sided tape to hold it in shape while...

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Decoden Tutorial: How to Make a Kawaii Box

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Blog, Tutorial Posts | 8 comments

Decoden Tutorial: How to Make a Kawaii Box

One of my favorite hobbies that I discovered not too long ago is the very feminine art of decoden. Decoden is the art of embellishment. You basically grab a TON of crap and stick it to whatever you want. That’s the basic gist of it. But by “crap” I of course mean a large amount of cute items. These are called cabochons. From sweets, to flowers, and even ribbons; you can add anything to a decoden piece. I’ve seen cell phone cases, Nintendo DS’s, contact cases, bento boxes, and so many other things embellished in this fashion. It can...

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