As you can see, I buy from Arda Wigs quite often. Between Fé and myself, we own 13 wigs and quite a few accessories from them. A lot of people love Arda, myself included, otherwise I wouldn’t have purchased so many wigs from them. However, now that I’ve tried many of their wigs for several different projects, I don’t think their products are the best choice for every situation. As a company run by cosplayers for cosplayers, they are very often highly recommended by North Americans so I wanted to talk about some of the negative aspects of their wigs too. But don’t worry, I’m still going to talk about what I love about Arda as well!
Today’s entry was written by Aree’s Cosplay Workshop and was originally posted on her blog. She gave us permission to repost as we all think this is still a topic worth talking about in the cosplay community. I’ve personally never had any bad experiences at cons but the fact is that it happens in my neck of the woods as well. I think making people aware of this issue is the first step to solving it so it’s why we’re reposting today!
Once again, I met up with other Gen, aka CelticSakura, to shoot one of her cosplays. This time it was Guybrush Threepwood from Tales of Monkey Island. We got some shots at a pirate ship mast we found in a playground, but with all the trees in the background it’s hard to believe we were at sea! We managed to find other cool locations in Old Quebec so it was all good in the end.
If you’ve just begun sewing, this post is for you! I will describe some of the basic sewing tools that everyone needs and that I personally use for almost all my projects. Keep in mind that this list doesn’t cover everything that one needs to sew, just a few favorites of my own. There will also be a part 2 coming later that will cover more specialized tools.
As usual, there’s a lot of collaboration between Fé and I when we make costumes. For the elaborately ornamented belt buckle that the Elf wears in Dragon’s Crown, we ended up making the buckle from craft foam and Worbla. Fé drew the belt with simplified designs to scale and painted the finished product while I did the rest. It was a pretty easy technique that required no heavy duty tools and the end result was nice and sturdy!