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he-was-my-master  asked:

Hi! Your Ahsoka costume is amazing! I was wondering if you could do a tutorial?

Hi! Thank you for the compliment! Unfortunately, it’d take about 30 different tutorials to explain all the different methods I used to make the costume; I’m always open to specific questions, though! This does seem like a good time to sort of highlight the details or offer a couple insights into my build process, though, if that is something people might be interested in:

The Montral/Lekku: They are a latex cast. I made these by making a hard foam sculpture which I then covered the entire surface in clay to smooth out and refine. I cast the clay sculpture in Ultracal 30, making a three piece mold, then, after cleaning out the clay, poured liquid latex into said mold and sloshed it around for about three coats on three separate days before opening it up and letting it dry. I filled the tails with squishy expanding foam, and painted the surface by airbrushing with latex paints. The tutorial I used to figure out how to mold and cast a latex headpiece is here: http://www.emmabellish.com/2013/07/asari-headpiece-part-1.html

The headband: Made from the same fabrics as the vest, with a greeblie on the forehead I made from aluminum.

The bodypaint: All done by airbrush. I use Temptu brand alcohol paints. I accomplished the facial markings by literally sticking painter’s tape to my face where they belonged, spraying orange, contouring, taking the stickers off, using a negative outline of the stickers to essentially mask off my face and only expose the markings, then airbrushing those white.

The armscye print: The “Ahsoka Untold” costume has lots of really intricate details and prints. This print was very particular. Looking at the reference, I recreated/drafted the print in Adobe Illustrator by hand, then had the fabric custom-printed by Spoonflower. I also made my own red piping and gold bias for the trims.

The vest/pants: I’m convinced the front closure on the vest is supposed to be a silver exposed metal zipper, so that’s what I went with. The greeblie on the vest was made from sintra. The vest I made with corset construction; no boning, but several layers of canvas is encased between the lining and face fabric, with particular seaming for structure and strength, because I think her vest looks very sturdy. The fabric I chose for the outside is a non-stretch microsuede. For the pants, I went with my favorite: a stretch twill with about 6% spandex. The bottom portion of the pants are a non-stretch vinyl pleather; not my favorite.

Left vambrace: It’s nothing special close up. Just brightly painted buttons out of sintra.

Right vambrace: The art on her right vambrace is a photoshopped/altered version of the very famous piece Wave Off Kanagawa. I photoshopped the original piece to match the character sheet version, and had it printed on a vinyl wall sticker (so it had some stretch) and wrapped it around a sintra bracer. I have no clue what the little greeblie on her right hip is supposed to be, but I literally made it out of sintra, a cut up deoderant canister, and doo-dads I found in the shop. The straps are made from real leather. 

The lightsabers: Made by Solo’s Hold. The only thing on the costume I didn’t make from scratch. They are perfection.

Left leg: Ahsoka has a pair of macrobinoculars on her right leg. I made them out of sintra and PVC pipe; that’s it. The straps are made from real leather.

The boots: I sewed Ahsoka’s boot covers from scratch out of real leather (yay, industrial sewing machines). I don’t know why, but she has this monkey painted on her left boot. I accomplished this by taping a sheet of painter’s tape to a cutting board, traced on the image, cut it out with an exacto knife, stuck the negative to the side of the boot, and spray painted it on (the same method I used for masking my face off for airbrushing the tattoos, actually). I don’t have a close up picture of the other boot, but Ahsoka has a vibroknife holstered there. I made the knife from sintra and the holster from leather as well.

To you who sets foot in this shrine… I am Lin. In the name of the Goddess Hylia, I offer this trial.

It’s my pleasure to announce a new release straight from LinkDeadStudios. Inspired by the Breath of the Wild: The Spirit Orb

Includes: Collectors Box, Base, and of course.. a real life Spirit Orb :)

SHOP: http://linkdeadstudios.etsy.com    


  • Modeled & Machined by: LinkDeadStudios
  • Category: Realism, Props
  • Number of Laser Injuries thus far: 3
  • Dimensions: 80mm in Diameter
  • Inspiration: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Style: Holographic 3D (NOT FLAT!). 

Thank you all for the continued support over the years.

LinkDeadStudios


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Enjoyed taking some pics with my Zelda gear tonight! I’m starting to really feel a Link cosplay at some point ;;;;;)))))) 

Master Sword and Hylian Shield were both made from scratch by me! I have video tutorials on both of them that you can watch on my youtube channel :0 (master sword tutorial is coming in the next couple of days)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEDu6RPwkMv40XW1Llij5lQ

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YO I just uploaded my Master Sword tutorial on my youtube channel, so now I have tutorials on both the Master sword and Hylian shield :0 Check ‘em out lads it’s a good time ;;;))) 

Master sword tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7eyUwYHCkA

Hylian shield tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuB67QehFts&t=2s

“I am home, countess."☠️
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Alucard: me!
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I’m getting a surprisingly positive response from my Hellsing cosplay, which I completely did not expect. Does anyone still watch/read this?! Regardless, I’m so happy, anyway here is a little less dressed Alucard.
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I’ll have more in full costume soon! Thank you everyone for all the positive response, tags, and messages :3
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This Halloween I dressed as Johnny Depp from A Nightmare on Elm Street. Sweet dreams…

Tips for Canon era Les Mis cosplayers!

I get a lot of asks about this so here’s some tips for my fellow amis, on how to get that 1832 look.

1. TURN UP…the collar of your shirt. Whether it’s a cheap white button up from H&M or a fancy historically accurate one, make use of the collar and have it stick up, not fold down! Then apply cravat. It’s the key to getting that high-collar 19th century look you see in Pride and Prejudice. Can be done with any shirt. Just think popped collar 1800’s frat boy, not neatly folded over a tie.

2. Short waistcoats. The time called for waistcoats that were actually stupidly short - hence why you see everyone’s high waisted trousers. Long waistcoats that go down to your crotch can be cut and hemmed!

3. No cravat? No problem. Proper fancy cravats go for like $30 on Etsy and a lot of us don’t have that money. No issue! Thrift stores and charity shops usually have a cheap bin of scarves. Go cravat fishing! You can find anything from a pretty silk one to something you can cut up and modify.

4. Shake it up! You don’t have to look exactly like 2012 movie Joly or stage version Enjolras. You can mix and match. For my Enjolras cosplay I take influence from the 2012 movie, the West End AND throw in my own take from the book (sometimes a change up with a blue cravat really goes a long way!) - means you can get away with a little more!

5. Have fun. Honestly, none of it matters. It’s all for fun. Enjoy yourself and be kind to people, whether they’re in the very early stages of their cosplay or an old master at it. This goes for ANY cosplay.