February 1st, 2013
Name: HD Microfinish Powder
Brand: Make Up For Ever
Price: C$35 or C$18 (to go size)
Purchased from: Sephora
Having a shine-free face is one of my main concerns in daily life and also in cosplay. I hate looking oily (who doesn’t) and having shiny spots on your t-zone can ruin any good cosplay photo. The HD Microfinish Powder from Make Up For Ever has been keeping my skin matte since I started using it a few months ago and I love it. It makes my skin look like satin! I also always apply a generous amount of it on my face and neck when I cosplay. That’s why I was horrified when I came across pictures of celebrities with awful cases of makeup malfunction which were attributed to this product.
January 26th, 2013
Before now, I didn’t have any experience buying cosplays online. When I made my first costume in 2010 (if you are wondering it was Sungsun from Bleach and no, there aren’t any photos of it on this blog), I considered buying one in case my sewing attempt failed miserably, but I never actually did. Back then and even today, I really didn’t know what to expect in terms of quality and I think that’s something that many other cosplayers are worried about as well.
Here are a few tips that will help picking the right pre-made costume:
- Make sure the costume is accurate by comparing it to a reference picture of the character
- Verify the list of included items so that you’re not missing any parts
- Pay attention to the fabric used. Is it supposed to be shiny? Matte? Does it look right?
- Get custom sizing whenever available
This Saotome Academy uniform from Uta no Prince-sama was kindly given to me by MicCostumes. It’s available for purchase on their online store. It was custom made to my size and overall fits nicely. The custom sizing option at MicCostumes is only a $10 extra so I highly recommend getting it if you want the best fit possible without making the garments yourself!
December 27th, 2012
I know Fé already wrote a tutorial for painting synthetic leather shoes with acrylic paint, so I guess that makes this one version 2! Anyway, I want to introduce a product that is now a staple in my stash of cosplay making supplies: Angelus leather paint.
October 16th, 2012
Today’s post was written by Ani_BEE, cosplayer and makeup lover from Canada. She kindly accepted to write a tutorial explaining how she made the stained glass wings that I wore with my Kurai cosplay.
October 11th, 2012
Persona-lized (haha, sorry!) tarot cards are a nice little prop to have when cosplaying characters from the Persona series. You can download here the same digital file that we used to get our own tarot cards printed. Each card has been colour corrected by Fé so the images are sharp and nicely contrasted. The file is in PDF format and is ready to be taken to the printer.