As usual, there’s a lot of collaboration between Fé and I when we make costumes. For the elaborately ornamented belt buckle that the Elf wears in Dragon’s Crown, we ended up making the buckle from craft foam and Worbla. Fé drew the belt with simplified designs to scale and painted the finished product while I did the rest. It was a pretty easy technique that required no heavy duty tools and the end result was nice and sturdy!
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.
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)!