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.
Making custom molds for casting resin is quite easy when you have the right products! It's very time-saving when you need to make many identical copies of an object. In my case, I had to make 8 golden rings for my Margaret cosplay. I could have made those out of Sculpey or any other baking clay, but sanding all those down would have taken ages. Making a mold also ensures that all the resulting pieces will be identical!
There are many products you can use to make custom molds, but Gedeo Siligum was the easiest to obtain for me so that's what I ended up using.
A little while ago, Fé and I were searching for elf ears for our Disgaea cosplays. Latex ears, like those from Aradani Studio, weren’t the best for our costumes because none had quite the right shape. Also, we specifically wanted ears that stick away from the head when you wear them. That’s when we came across the elf ears sold on Yaya Han’s Original Cosplay Accessories store.