We’re back from Anime North! Instead of a con report I bring you a (long) post-con costume cleaning guide!
After submitting your costume to an intense 2~3 days of con-going, it’s primordial that you waste no time after the con to clean and store it properly so it’s in great shape for your next con.
I will cover the basics of cleaning, stain removal and storing for every part of your costume, including props, wigs and footwear.
Here is my experience with painting patent/synthetic leather shoes with acrylic paint. I’m sure there are other ways to paint pleather shoes but acrylic worked pretty good for cosplay!
January 25th, 2011
I was in charge of making the evokers for our Persona 3 group last year and the method I used ended up being quite simple and inexpensive so why not share it? This isn’t a perfect method, the biggest flaw is that the paint easily cracks if you drop it on a hard surface, but if you value inexpensiveness like me, $15 evokers are hard to beat (even cheaper if you make a batch)!