Glue for cosplay is a pain in the butt. Especially when you're gluing foam, which is porous, to fabric, which leaks through and changes the color in weird ways. I cut out foam in a little pattern and used different types of glue to try and attach a swatch of fabric. These are the four … Continue reading Glue
I'm going to chalk it up to my inexperience, but it seems to me that no part of cosplay goes the way I think it's going to, or the way it seems to for the cosplayers on YouTube. I've been brainstorming how to do the leather armor for Jubilee's Eowyn Cosplay, and researching a lot … Continue reading The First Bracer
If you've been following along, I am in the middle of making knitted "chainmail" hauberk for my daughter Jubilee for her Eowyn cosplay. It's taken a while, but I finally have enough to share. All the seams are placed so that they'll be covered by the "leather" armor my husband and I are in the … Continue reading Finally…an update!
So, I know I haven't been writing much. I've been doing too much to write about it. Haha. I'm still knitting Jubilee's "chainmail" hauberk, I'm down to the sleeves. But I promised an update on how the painted shoes held up, so here it is. It's pretty good for a month's worth of daily wear … Continue reading A Shoe Update
Let's take a break from our regularly scheduled cosplay update, and talk about my newest project. It all started when I noticed holes in my Zelda Vans. It was high time to get some new slip-on Vans, amirite? I went shopping, hit 7 different stores, and I couldn't find anything I liked. Star Wars Vans? … Continue reading Painting Shoes
The more complicated our cosplays become, the more space we seem to need. Storage space, work space, etc. Two weeks before every con, my kitchen island is overtaken by props, paint, and pieces of clothing. We needed a different solution. We had two choices: move to new place with a dedicated workspace, or carve out … Continue reading New Workspace
Alright guys. If you remember, I'm working on an Eowyn cosplay for Jubilee, my 8-year old. After a lot of research and good advice, I think I've decided on a stitch and a yarn I want to use for my chainmail. I was considering a stockinette variation for a sort of scaly pattern, but, really, … Continue reading Knitters Gonna Knit