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.
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.
Name: Solar Eclipse
Diameter: 14.0 mm
Base curve: 8.6 mm
Lifespan: 3 months after vial is opened
Prescription: Not available (Plano only)
Purchased from: SwapEyes.com (free international shipping!)
Fé and I each bought a pair of Solar Eclipse lenses for our upcoming Elizabeth and Margaret cosplay from the Persona series. I couldn’t find any yellow circle lenses, but luckily Twilight seems to have made yellow lenses popular so there was a few designs to choose from on websites that sell theatrical lenses. The black rim and detailing around the outer edge of the Solar Eclipse make them look somewhat “natural” for yellow lenses, so we picked them over the other options.
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.
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!