I’ve been eyeing the rack of Liquitex spray paint at my local art store for a while now. It comes in so many colours that I was really excited about this new product and thought it would be useful for cosplay eventually. I had tons of small beads to paint for a necklace and decided to use spray paint to speed up the process. I finally got to try Liquitex Professional Spray Paint and boy was that a waste of money!
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.
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!