also i want to do cosplay more

Yo guess who is single, dyed her hair, and learned how to do eyeliner? 

Meeee

Also guess who fractured her pinky last night? 

Also meeeee

Guess who also adulted today and went to get groceries (for the first time in 2 months rip) and a 50 year old man came up and was like: “ur so pretty, im a real nice guy - here’s my number - I’ll take you out to eat” 

That also happened to me

Anywayyyyyy - 

I have 27 asks in my inbox (but im greedy and want more) XDD So send some stuff in so I can have something to do other than stress about my pinky XDDD 

Also!! No ask is a stupid ask!!! I love all asks!! 

Literally for two days now I’ve been trying to figure out what kind of cupcakes represent the AoEx Cast

Nothing is stupid

I love everything

Keep me company (cause I have no friends ^^’’ ) 

We can talk anime or cosplay or cons or pets or movies or just about anything you wanna talk about my guys c: 

Here’s my face: 

I FINALLY LEARNED HOW TO PUT IN MY RIN OKUMURA FANGS YA’LL 

sunnyrae20  asked:

Heyo, did you base the outfit in your Taako design off of anything specific? I want to do a cosplay of him using your design (if thats even ok with you) but I'm not sure where I could find those clothes... (if you know the name of those types of shirts/shorts it would be a huge help too!) thank you!

Hi Sunny!!

It’s super okay to cosplay my Taako design omg!!! AAAAA

The shirt I can’t really be specific, unfortunately, but the closest thing I could find that had similar design would be this shirt

For the shorts, I specifically looked at Ouji fashion, which has pants like these, which I think are more accurate to what I drew! Originally though I based them off a pair h.NAOTO’s balloon pants that I own.

Here’s something rough I came up with, also for my own reference since I’m planning to cosplay him sometime too ehuehuehue

I hope this helps!! ;v; 

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((I think only like two of you responded so far but do I care?? nope. You get to see my ugly mug anyways. I also had to opt out pants for cargo shorts unless you wanted to see a much sweatier and dead Rich, but take this as content kiddos and run with it.))

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Thank you all, ya nasties <3 Love reading all your Daddy comments on this gross man~ Thought I would post a few more selfies since I am really feeling this look right now. I also host live streams on my cosplay instagram @luvkii_cosplay if you ever want to watch my makeup process! Really excited to do some future stanchez content with my partner @deatharising

Cosplaying with your parents around - starting the hobby

Cosplay is a wonderful expression of creativity, but if you’re a minor still living at home, having a parent around can a tad trying. 

For some, getting their parents on board can be difficult. You may feel like your parents are giving you the “weird eye” and being generally unsupportive. If that’s the case, you might want to have a talk with them: 

Let them know what this is

Parents (or friends) may see cosplay as a childish activity that involves making Halloween a year-round event. You can help make them understand cosplay is more than that. Cosplay can be casual, it can be competitive, it can be fun, but it can also be serious. Regardless, cosplayers are passionate doing what they do and helping your parents see your passion will go a long way. 

You may also want to introduce them to the fandom that you’re cosplaying from. I know that my sister and I spent a while explaining the oddities of anime when we were starting on our first cosplays (e.g. yes, I know he’s got bright blonde hair and wears a neon-orange jumpsuit, but I swear he’s a ninja….) 

Explain the benefits of cosplay

  • Whether you are buying or making your cosplay, it forces you to use skills that will be useful in real life: working a budget, time management, negotiating/bargaining (if doing commissions), setting goals, and delivering results by a certain deadline.
     
  • Think of all the useless things you could be doing with your time rather than cosplaying: texting/tweeting, mindlessly surfing the Internet, lazing around the house etc. 

  • Cosplay has a thriving community with many friendly people - there are thousands of chances to meet new people, both online and in real life. Emphasize the networking possibilities. 

Make it clear that you have your priorities straight

Parents may be worried that you’ll go for cosplay over studying, chores, work etc. This cannot be the case - real world responsibilities come first. Let you parents know this and then follow through! I cannot stress enough that you need to prioritize smartly.

Get them involved

You might be surprised at how interested they get - also, you never know what tricks they have up their sleeves. For example, my dad loves taking photos, so now I go to him whenever I want some high-quality basic shots of my costumes. 

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Tip for Taako cosplayers (or any other costume with a prop umbrella)!!!! You can spray paint an umbrella!!! It took me days of trying out different synthetic dyes before I realized that spray paint is the way to go! I used about three (light) coats of Rustoleum satin black on the inside and outside. Start light and thin, and build your layers, letting them dry between so you don’t get drips.

So far I haven’t had any cracking or peeling of the paint, and it’s made it through weeks of opening and closing and a couple photo shoots. It’s a little bulkier when closed (I had to replace the built in strap because it didn’t fit around the closed umbrella anymore) but I find it gives a more pleasing shape to the umbrella anyway. Of course DO NOT use it in the rain but otherwise it holds up to the elements well!

Acrylic paint works for small details (like stars/galaxy designs and stuff) but covering large areas with it will eventually crack and peel and fade. Spray paint is a smoother and thinner coat that bonds to the synthetic material much better! Plus the satin finish looks really classy!

I learned a lot from this costume so I’m planning on doing like a “tutorial” series on it’s various elements. Let me know if there’s any aspects you want details on! Also expect more pics from my photo shoot soon 🌂😊

-Nate

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Throwback to NYCC 2015! I was so proud of putting this costume together (and still am!) 

My favourite part is probably the silver of the sleeves; the texture is all beads strung together one by one, and the left lower sleeve is detachable to reveal the torn part, so I can do either the Jotun arm or the regular undamaged look. 

I’ve been meaning to do another shoot with this for at least a year, but just haven’t gotten around to it (also want to do some work on the wig). Hopefully this year I’ll be able to do some more photos! 

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Stupidest hats in Bloodborne: a definitive inventory

#1: Gold Ardeo. Beyond being merely stupid, this hat is an insult to the concept of the Executioners, who are in all other ways immensely badass and super aesthetic (if, you know, awful, like most or all Bloodborne characters). Their robes are super pretty in their details while also giving that church military vibe, and then when it comes to headgear suddenly it’s traffic cone/die-cast Klansman territory. If that weren’t enough, there literally is no way to see in this hat, which is a theme we find frequently in Bloodborne, but not in connection with the Executioners, who as physical military types really ought to want to see what they’re doing. But honestly, my grudge against this headwear is personal. I really kind of want to cosplay blood&guts Alfred, much more of an experience than just doing the original version, but to do that I would have to make and wear this hat. And that is something that I just cannot contemplate, no matter what other sartorial atrocities I might have to my name.

#2: Master’s Iron Helm. Look, it’s no surprise the League isn’t operating on a super high budget. They’re a bunch of randos who seem to mostly live in the not-so-Forbidden-as-they-claim-but-still-technically-Forbidden Woods, and their obsession with improving humanity seems to run directly orthogonal to everyone else’s obsession with improving humanity, rendering them understandably unpopular. Besides, there’s not a lot of funding left to go around in Yharnam after the secret laboratories and the corpse collectors are accounted for. But. This is a bucket. It is a straight-up bucket, and one in poor enough condition that a Cathedral Ward janitor’s office would have just thrown it out and billed Amelia for a new one. Valtr, my buddy, please: in a world where your enemies bypass armor and rip your head straight off, consider the PR and spend your last few shining coins on a snazzy cap.

#3: Mensis Cage. I’ll tell you, here at the School of Mensis, we hate to come in third. But sometimes you have to come in third in silly hats…to come in first in human evolution. Look, as stupid as the cage looks - which assuredly is extremely stupid - at least you can see out of it, which among this selection is a luxury indeed. And it does tie in pretty well with the whole lunatics strap themselves to chairs to await their horrific death in a ritual the real meaning of which no one understands #aesthetic. And who knows? Once we’ve all ascended, maybe the inferior masses of humanity that remain behind will take on the cage as their newest fashion trend, in hopes of joining us in such rarefied heights of glory. But still…think of all that funding I mentioned earlier. Sure, it’s well spent on decorating Yahar’gul with statues of Amygdala and paying the salaries of a small army of kidnappers, but surely among all that just a little could have been spared on giving the antenna to the gods a bit more streamlined a design. Because quite honestly, it gets a little hard to focus on abandoning your mortal self in search of a higher communion when you’re mostly just trying not to bash your head on a doorway.

Honorable mention: Blindfold Cap. In contrast to every other item on this list, the blindfold cap is honestly pretty cool looking. In conjunction with the heavily embroidered Choir set, it speaks to effort spent more on style than on true pursuit of higher learning - excuse me, I mean to a well-developed sense of aesthetics to complement a concerted academic focus. But people, it is a blindfold. We’re not stupid. We know you haven’t managed to develop eyes. And even if you had, those are eyes on the inside we’re talking about. They’re not going to do any good for profane matters like tripping over your fancy-dress hems. But if you want to keep going on about Master Willem and his contribution to the human project, by all means, be our guests. Just remember that he’s not the one who has to see where he’s going.

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Hello Joker and Harley fandom! 

Yes, it’s time for round two. May 22nd - 28th is the second week to celebrate our crazy clown couple! 

Spread the word and have fun! 

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anonymous asked:

One thing I'm not sure about with 3D printed stuff, is how is that judged or should it be judged for craftsmanship? What questions should a judge ask? Is it more or less work, etc?

This is a great question! When I first started getting into 3D printing it is something I thought about a lot. 

How 3D Printing Fits In

Cosplay already is a huge amalgamation of skills. We’re here styling wigs (sometimes that alone is an understatement), doing makeup, sewing, crafting, working with electronics, engineering all sorts of structures and contraptions, we’re woodworking, painting both digitally and traditionally, modeling, writing skits and acting in them. Cosplay judges already have it rough! How do you compare a brilliantly sewn ballgown to a brilliantly crafted suit of armor when the skills, tools and techniques behind making them are so  different? 

In that craziness, I think 3D printing is able to fit right in. 3D modeling? Cosplayers have been using models for pepakura crafting. Machine precision? Vinyl cutting and laser cutting for cosplay are rare but not unheard of. Plastic pieces? Worbla, wonderflex, PETG … we’re no strangers to thermoplastics. And from there the filling, sanding, priming and painting is similar to just about any other armor or prop. 

3D printing is tool that can help with the creation of costumes, and I think 3D printed props can be judged alongside others. However it is important to remember this is a tool and not a magical solution or an impossible skill.

Cheating

Cheating at cosplay competitions isn’t something new. There have been cosplayers caught passing off commissioned/bought costumes as their own work and there are cosplayers who were called out for winning awards with commissioned costumes. Unfortunately, 3D printing offers new avenues for cheating:

  • Props, accessories and other models are offered for free on a variety of sites and communities. There are also models for sale, models could be commissioned and even printed pieces could be sold as part of kits. How do you tell if someone modeled their own piece or if they downloaded it?
  • Even though pieces can be downloaded, cosplayers may still add their own additions. At what point does it become their own work?
  • How much value should be put into the initial modeling vs. finishing the object. How does painting a nerf gun compare to making a gun from scratch?

  • If judges are uninformed about 3D printing, it will be easier to pass off someone else’s modeling work as your own.

What Should Judges Ask?

  • Did you model it yourself or download a model?
    Modeling it yourself is like drafting a sewing pattern or designing a pepakura file. Downloading is like using a commercial pattern or downloading the pep file and working from it.

  • What program did you use or how did you construct it?
    If they modeled it they should be able to tell you what program or programs they used in designing it. They may be able to give you examples of challenges they faced or how they solved some design problem. They may be able to show you modeling progress pictures. 

  • Did you modify a file? How much and why?
    If they downloaded a model, they may still have made a significant contribution to it through modification. Similar to altering a sewing pattern. With modeling, their contribution could also be to solve problems: smoothing out a really choppy game rip or fixing an impossible object/broken geometry. 

  • Did you print it yourself or through a service?
    Setting up a print is pretty quick and relatively easy, but there is still skill involved in problem solving errors and choosing the best settings. A comparison might be getting a wig that is already the right length for your style vs. getting a wig that is too long and needs to be cut before you can style.  There is a little bit more knowledge and skill involved in cutting the wig to the right length first. If you are unsure about their answer try asking them about the printer they used, the print settings or the infill % used. 

  • What material did you choose and why?
    There are different printing materials although ABS and PLA are the most common. Asking the cosplayer what material they printed with, and why, can give you information about their involvement in the printing side of things. PLA is the easier to use material and it smells a lot less, but it also is less heat resistant than ABS. ABS is more heat resistant, perfect if your prop will be sitting in the sun, but it smells terrible when printing and is more tempermental. Other materials include resins, wood filament (looks, smells and feels like wood), copper filament which is heavy and metallic, nylon and even carbon fiber! 

  • How did you prep your piece and paint it?
    3D printing gets you a prop, but few pieces will be perfect right out of the printer. Home printers are usually fairly small and most prints will be in multiple pieces that have to be glued together. From there, there is filling, sanding, priming, sanding and painting once the base is smooth — much like making armor or props from other materials. Judge these finishing steps the same way you would other projects. 

  • Why did you choose 3D printing over another method?
    Understanding why they went with 3D printing might help you with your overall assessment of their pieces. 

What should cosplayers do to be prepared for judging?

  • Document your progress so you can show the work put into it and provide it is your work. Take screenshots through the modeling process, take a picture of the print as it looks off the printer and show the settings you chose when setting up your print.  

  • Give credit where it is due. If you built off another person’s work or used another person’s model: tell the judges. 

  • Be willing to explain your process and what it means, your judges may have no knowledge of 3D printing. Remember, you have a short amount of time to “sell” them your costume as the best. Letting them know where you spent your time, what skills were used and what challenges you faced will help them understand what went into the costume you are wearing. Tell them you spent hours sculpting in mudbox and creatively sliced your piece to fit on a tiny printer the same way you would tell them you spent hours beading and made your own lace. 

Is 3D printing More or Less Work?

The first thing I 3D printed for cosplay was my Rosalina brooch. I turned to 3D printing because I was having trouble getting crisp lines and a proper star shape. To do it,  I drew a vector drawing in illustrator and brought that into a 3D program. Then through extruding, beveling and subtracting I was able to create the shapes I wanted. For me, it was easier to create the shape digitally but it also involved applying my vector skills/knowledge and learning 3d modeling skills/knowledge. It is hard to say if that is more or less work than using the same vector as a stencil to use with the worbla/foam. In this scenario it is a means to an end.

Another piece that I used in cosplay was my Lucoa horns. These were originally designed by diogok but I came up with a peg system to attach them to the hat and Kevin did the modeling for me. Downloading the file was definitely less work, even though we made modifications. In this scenario, 3D printing saved time and work by building off existing models and just having to paint the final piece. 

So it largely depends on the work put into the piece compared to other methods. There are going to be things that are easier to do in 3D printing and there are going to be things that are easier with other materials. The best thing to do as a judge is asking questions to find out how involved the cosplayer was with their work. As a cosplayer, the best thing to do is explain how much work you put into a piece, what the challenges were, and why you chose to 3D print over other methods. 

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We’re answering your 3D Printing questions this week. Ask your question here.

Sad and happy?

So people have been sending me a couple articles floating around that I’m featured in. It’s so kind and flattering to know that people think what I’m doing is cool, but I’m not “queen of cosplay” or innovative or even the best at it. Like I’m grateful and happy people like it but also feel guilty that people do? I just started this maybe a year ago? If even that. I don’t want anyone to think that I think I’m hot stuff. I know that my outfits could be WAY better and that there are FAR more talented people doing the same thing that should receive the attention I’m getting and then some. I know many of mine have been simple. Like I feel bad that my rag tag outfits are being shared as opposed to someone that has a completely amazing cosplay that looks way more complex and bad@ss. I just thought it would be cool to do some cosplays of people from our childhood, ya know? Bring some nostalgia to your TL I thought. I didn’t think people would really think much of it.

I also feel uneasy that ppl are getting upset bc they feel ppl would call cultural appropriation if it were someone of a different race. Which you know, maybe they would. It wouldn’t be right and I wouldn’t agree with it if they’re just dressing up as a normal character with nothing to even do or connected with the actual culture and not doing anything offensive. Idk I just feel kind of weird and bad but excited and shocked? Idk I know it’s not that serious, but I still feel uneasy :(

Since this sorta my Capri Blog I wanted to share progress pictures for the Laurent Cosplay here🙏🏻
Haven’t cut the wig yet (I originally planned on doing him with shoulder length hair)
but maaan I can’t decide so tested long hair Laurent anyway haha
The Cosplay isn’t finished and I need to sew some more things but since the wig arrived I wanted to try some stuff out already🙏🏻
also: I’ll probably have to get a new wig too bcus this hairline is brown but the wig didn’t as anything about it an aaargh😡

ATTENTION TAZ COSPLAYERS.

I’m lacking a lot of motivation rn so I’m going to do a spur of the moment thing. If you’ve cosplayed one of the Tres Boys or Characters, you should reblog this post and show me a picture of some kind. Because odds are I’ll want to draw you.

Alright guys, I know it hasn’t been that long since the last Tomco week but I decided to put together one for Easter, since the March week was so successful. Just a bunch of fun, light-hearted prompts. Here we go.

Day 1 - Apr 12 - Flower Picking

It’s warming up and the boys decide to enjoy the weather. Lots of flowers to be picked and crowns to be made with them.

Day 2 - Apr 13 - Stargazing

Warm days means warm nights, especially in southern California. Perfect for finding a nice clear spot and stargazing.

Day 3 - Apr 14 - Easter Costumes

“I’m gonna show my boyfriend Tom to everyone in town… wearing a bunny outfit!”

Gotta get into the Easter spirit. How about some adorable (pink is optional but recommended) bunny outfits? Egg costumes? Or any other kind of Easter-themed outfit you like.

Day 4 - Apr 15 - Egg Decorating

Easter is tomorrow, which means they gotta prepare for the egg hunt, of course. What colors and designs do Tom and Marco paint their eggs with? Or do they just go with plastic ones and decorate those? Up to you. :D

Day 5 - Apr 16 - Easter Day / Egg Hunting

It’s Easter! Time for egg hunting and potentially winning prizes. Alternatively, if you prefer other ways of celebrating (religious practices, meals, etc) then feel free to portray that instead.

Day 6 - Apr 17 - Tomco Songs

Got a song that really makes you think of Tomco? Create something based on it. Lyrics can be included or not, up to you, though we would like to know what song it is so we can look it up too.

Day 7 - Apr 18 - Looking Ahead

Time for some reflection on what the future might be like. Where do you imagine Tom and Marco being in five or ten years? How does their relationship evolve? What jobs do they have? Are they happily ruling the Underworld together? Or… something else, perhaps?

I’ll reblog this again closer to the start date, as usual. Now for our rules, which can also be found on the about page: https://tomco-week.tumblr.com/about

1. Please use the Tomco tag on everything you post for a week. You may of course use main show tags, such as svtfoe and Star Vs, since they are from the show, but just make sure Tomco is also tagged for blacklisting purposes.

2. You may also want to use ‘Tomco Week’ as a tag as well, just to make it easier for me to find your work. I’ll be reblogging everything on the relevant days.

3. You may post entries early, they just won’t be reblogged here until the relevant day comes up. Feel free to shoot me a message but odds are I’ll like it so I can find it later.

4. If you miss the day, don’t worry. I will reblog them as soon as you get it posted. Again, shoot me a message if I miss it. I’ll be tagging things by day for searching purposes.

5. I’m gonna say that NSFW is allowed, but nothing too explicit, please. I’m not going to check ages but if you want to post more mature content, just make sure it’s got the proper tags. I do want this blog to be enjoyed by all shippers, and some may not want to see explicit stuff. Let’s keep it tasteful.

I’ll accept fanart, fanfiction, cosplay, videos, heck, songs, whatever you wanna share.

I’m looking forward to whatever you guys post. :D

Anakin Skywalker Build Post #2!

Got both fabrics dyed (trying to decide if they need to go darker. Outer tunic pictured here). Also realized I bought WAY too much. If anyone else wants to do Anakin, let me know. There’s enough for at least one more whole build!

Finished the outer tunic right after this test fitting. We tailored the left sleeve to sort of “bell bottom” out instead of just being baggy throughout so that it could look more fitted when the glove is on to get that Clone Wars look.

Also darkened the pleather belt using some spray can wood stain of all things!

3 days to get things done! Costume credit goes to SMP Designs!

princess0kitty  asked:

Could you do a Michael x reader where they go to comic con in a couple cosplay like Princess Peach and Mario and they get like internet famous for being cute dorks in an awesome cosplay. Also I love your blogggggg!!!

  • okay so you both really wanted to go to comic con and you both wanted to dress up
  • yall play old skool mario all the time so you decide to do one of those cheesy couple costumes 
  • originally he wanted to go as sonic and amy but god strike you dead if anybody saw you in a fucking amy costume
  • so anyway yall make the costumes and they look really awesome!! honestly you’re both surprised that they turned out that good
  • so its the day of the con and you guys look so cute together!! 
  • buzzfeed or smth stops you and they’re like “we’re doing an article about couples at comic con, would you mind letting us take some pictures?” 

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probably-not-haru  asked:

Ignore this if you don't want to answer something like this at this time, but I'm curious. I know that you have since quit professional cosplay, but do you think you would ever start hosting panels again? In your stream you had said that you had enjoyed hosting them, and I know people who aren't professionals still do them, but I didn't know if you would. I've been following you for a long time now, and I didn't ever get the chance to see one of your panels, and I would like to if you do again.

Oh, no worries, I’m happy to answer! Like I said in the stream, I really did love hosting panels, it was one of the few things about being a “pro cosplayer” that were 100% enjoyable. (Which, inadvertently caused me to try to host too many panels during guest weekends. Cons would ask me to host 2-3 panels and I’d usually offer to host 4-6 if they had room in the schedule or needed to fill up time blocks. Getting to share cosplay info with a group of real life people is 100 times more fun than talking to myself in front of a camera, alone in my bedroom.)

I’m not sure if cons will ever be interested in inviting me as a guest from now on (which I totally understand and am not complaining about!), so hosting 4-6 panels in a weekend may no longer be a possibility, but either way, I’d definitely like to apply to host panels again in the future! I’d love to be able to expand on some of the topics I discussed in my recent stream, and maybe explore more workshop/open-table formats that can generate more participation and conversation with the audience. I know I do want to be able to relax and enjoy cons more than I have in the past… but I also get restless if I don’t have enough to do, and hosting panels here and there would make me feel like I’m still positively contributing something to the community and the conventions I attend.

We’ll see what happens! Regardless: thank you so much for the support. The notion that you’d want to attend a future panel even if I’m not ~*Pro Cosplay Senpai Mango Sirene*~ anymore means a lot to me.

lovablemonstrosity  asked:

I want placey in kinky underwear please :3c

Me: Do a simple thing dude, like in the pic, it’s supposed to be based on the meme so it’s basically Placey doing cosplay don’t add details or shit
*2 hours later*
Me: ……. fuck that’s not kinky undie anymore that’s more like a demon AU. 

me: now she’s wearing some quality kinky undies