i’ve been wanting to cosplay a fairy from the Tinker Bell series for forever and i’m gonna do it i’m gonna
my next cosplay is gonna be Zarina and i’m hoping to get it done for that “Rock Your Disney Side” 24-hour event at didney worl. my bff is hoping to do Tinker Bell and aahhh it’d be so great to be a fairy with her.
it’s gonna be really fun to make her coat and sword but i don’t think i’ll make her hair quite so poofy 80’s. also i have to figure out if i wanna splurge for some really nice wings or try to make my own or what.
WOOOOO WE’RE GONNA BE AWESOME! and we can wear them to metrocon a month later! :D
1 high temp hot glue gun
Silicon mold. You can use a fondant silicon mold (The ones used to decorate cakes) A soap silicon mold, or resin silicon mold. The mold MUST be made of silicon for this method to work
High temp glue sticks
Wait for the glue gun to heat up fully (I let mine sit for around 3-5 minuets) Once fully heated fill each mold up all the way. If a little goes over the edges that is okay you can cut he extra away.
Wait for each piece to cool fully before removing from mold. Once they are fully cooled you can lay them out to be painted. First layer is a primer. The choice of primer is up to you, I picked white. This is an outside part of the job as it calls for spray paint. Place each piece face up and spray a layer of primer on. I ended up spraying about 4 layers. You can also paint the underside if you wish.
Once the primer is fully dried you are ready to paint the detail. Depending on what you are doing you can either use a colored can of spray paint or you can hand paint the pieces with acrylic paint. I’ve done both methods as I needed everything to be solid gold for my Seth cosplay while for my White Rabbit cosplay as I needed a mixture of colors on one piece. Finishing can be, leave as is or add a gloss of your choice.
Adding the pieces to your project is really easy, just turn the glue gun back on and wait for it to heat up once more. Add glue to the back of the cast piece before carefully placing it in the proper location.
You can make everything from buttons, clasps, gems, to pieces that look like armor.
DISCLAIMER!!! THIS METHOD USES A HIGH TEMP HOT GLUE GUN WHICH CAN CAUSE A SECOND TO EVEN A THIRD DEGREE BURN. BE CAREFUL WHEN USING THIS METHOD. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BURN YOURSELF, SOMEONE ELSE, OR ANYTHING FOR THAT MATTER.
I hope this was helpful and please I would love to see photos of what you’ve created ^__^
|Anonymous: Can you make a video on how to make a duct tape/cling wrap pattern of yourself?|
The way I make my duct tape patterns involves stripping down to nothing but a thong and bra… soooo I’m going to say no as far as a video tutorial goes, haha! But here are a few guides on how to make a duct tape pattern:
- Duct Tape Corset Pattern Instructions (text)
- Custom Corset Pattern Using Duct Tape (video)
- Making Custom Corset Patterns (text)
- How to Make a Custom Bodice Pattern (text)
- Duct Tape Corset (text+pictures; semi-NSFW)
A lot of these tutorials recommend using a t-shirt and duct tape instead of the cling wrap; it’s just a matter of personal preference. I prefer cling wrap since it makes it easier to shape curves and you don’t have to worry about t-shirt fabric bunching up. But try both methods and see which one works best for you!
And you will definitely need a friend to help you. Make sure it’s someone you’re comfortable with because there will be plenty of touchin’ happening during the process… Plus, again, you’ll be in your skivvies.
coming into work this morning, i saw an elsa cosplayer with a photographer doing a photoshoot outside one of the buildings that i park near. the architecture in this area is interesting, and i’ve always thought it’d make a great location for photoshoots so glad to see someone’s using it! anyway, by the time i got out of my car, she and her photographer were going around the back of the building, but maybe i’ll see her at megacon?
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aww, what a great idea! the feedback on there seems to be really helpful, too.
|Anonymous: Any tips for working with enamel?|
I’m guessing you mean, enamel paints! And yes!
I’ve used them a few times, mostly for jewelry. Like my Elizabeth bird collar and Mephisto’s pin.
Really, just anything that needy to be highly glossy.
First off, and I don’t know how else to explain this — enamel is VERY runny. Its just a very loose liquid. Unlike acrylic where it just blobs around unless you brush it — enamel is going to move around a lot like water. SO BE VERY CAREFUL. It will run, and its very easy to get it everywhere.
It also takes quiet a while to dry. Way more than acrylic.
So you want to work with a small brush and slowly. It is super durable though and it won’t chip or peel.
But that also means, its hard to get off once it’s dried.
Basically, make sure you are ready for ‘no mistakes’ once you start.