Hey wow this is dumb
yaexrae: If I don’t get Dolorosa done for Colossalcon, I figured I’d at least throw up some progress pictures because this underskirt is taking forever to piece together. It may also help some people be better informed about how ridiculously STUPID this method is for making stripes. Read More Some interesting methods for Dolorosa!
Maid and witch shirt/skirt references
i did a reference for the maid class shirt here and the witch class shirt/skirt here that some people might find useful! submitted by adebimpe
While I have ordered and been happy with the contacts I’ve recieved from this website, I believe they are partly a third-party website. For example, at one point I ordered a pair of red contacts, and they worked out fantastic! However, a while ago I ordered a pair of pink. When I opened the envelope, the packaging was a bit different. I didn’t think anything of it until I put them in....
I recently made horns out of stuff just lying around the house. I dont have any model magic clay or anything of the sort and didnt have money, but I found some foam and duct tape. I cut the foam in the shape of the horn and went around the exterior with duct tape, then painted it (heavily) with acrylic paint. Now, I made Terezi horns and clearly this wouldnt work for, prolly most of the trolls....
Another Tavrisprite wig
I bought this wig, it’s slightly curlier than in the picture and the perfect colour/length in my opinion. I also bought this wig for Terezi. Requires a minimal amount of styling if you’re not good with that stuff (like me).
removing makeup from fabric
Just thought I’d chime in and put this here for everyone’s benefit after helping a friend with this - carbona stain devils number 6 (for grass, dirt and makeup) is wonderful for removing theatrical makeup from costumes. It comes in a little yellow bottle and looks like this: This is the go-to stuff for all of the costume shops I’ve worked for and it works wonderfully. Just be...
im trying to find some good terezi teeth
and i stumbled apon these beauties http://www.costumesupplies.com/store/p/187900-Costume-Accessories-Werewolf-Triple-Fang-Adult.aspx?feed=Froogle they might be a tad bit big, but you could file them down!
Vriska, March Eridan, and Jane.
Magic 8 ball: link Robo: hand this seems pretty good for the arm Wings: I would form wire into the frame of the wings and pull pantyhose over it. Then, I would take some fabric paint, [or glitter and glue] to add in the details. This could also work for Aradia. Wig: link 1 link 2 link 3 For March Eridan, I would buy one of these wigs and sew in a purple weft. Here are some good wigs,...
Jade's Lunchtop Design
I made this for my lunchtop a while back, then fired up Illustrator the other night to smooth out the lines so I can share it with everyone. I know a lot of you like to draw your own, but for those of you who may be strapped for time or just plain don’t wanna, I offer you this. The dimensions roughly match those of the lunchboxes offered on that one website that was mentioned a few pages...
In my inbox are three glowing reviews and one that states that the user’s eyes got irritated after three hours, but that may have just been your own eyes being sensitive to the contacts. So it seems legit, thank you to the submitter who gave us the link!
Hi! I have yet another suggestion for Terezi shoes. I bought these bad boys, and hot glued buttons to them. I like the look of the suede, and I also like that there aren’t any white rubber parts to the shoe. I would be cautious about going with them if you have large and/or wide feet, as they are a bit pointy and narrow, and I strongly suggest not using them if you’re doing the skinny...
Cheap colored prescription contacts!
So I did a little research, and I found a site called youknowit.com. If you give them your prescription, you can get a pair of of colored contacts with that prescription. There are many types, including orange, red, black, pink, purple, etc. While I haven’t found any full eye contacts yet, there are sections for specific cosplay contacts. Even though it’s an England based site,...
zennioptical.com You can order them in prescription or clear, and they have really good selection, at a reasonable price. Everyone in my family who wears glasses buys from them, and the only real problem is how long it takes for them to make and ship them, so don’t order right before a con or anything. submitted by joyusscarecrow
Rather than spending money on mascara that you’ll probably only use for one costume, you can use just a plain white mascara, and just paint over it with any color liquid eyeliner. If it’s too clumpy you can use a clean mascara brush to “comb” your lashes out. It’s a lot easier to find colored liquid liner in local stores, than it is to find colored mascaras. ...
T-shirt skirt tutorial
I found this tutorial: http://www.stayathomeartist.com/2011/09/t-shirt-yoga-skirt-tutorial.html from a blog i’ve been looking at quite some time, and the finished result looks like a relatively good skirt for a reasonable price! (╹◡╹ ) submitted by yolo-tier
For anybody looking into a Tavrisprite cosplay
I believe that these wigs seem decent: this this this this or this i personally wouldn’t worry so much about the shade of blue, but i know that a lot of people would. in regards to meenah, somebody on deviantart told me that this is a good wig and that it fits comfortably. another option that somebody told me is to braid a long black wig and put a short wig over it. an idea that i...
Cheap Troll Horns
So basically, instead of making horns out of model magic, you can just print them out with paper. They look relatively nice, but perhaps a little boxy. If theyre too boxy but you want to use the model as a base, then you print it out in white, fill it with newspaper, cover it in bondo and resin and then paint it :) Cheap, lightweight results either way! Heres a link to download all the...
Good Nail Polish!
I recently bought a new nail polish color, due the the promising look of color for troll nails. I found the results satisfactory! More under the cut.[[MORE]]So,the brand is LA Colors Color Craze and the color is Wavelength. Here is the link to the website: http://tinyurl.com/ckfg8mp The color on the website is roughly similar to real life. I applied three coats of the stuff, and it looked really...
When making foil horns...
Alrighty, about foil horns. I found that if you try to scrunch it up into a ball or something similar to that, it will not work well. At all. If you try to roll it and scrunch it at the same time, it works a lot better. And if you try to cover your horns with Scotch tape, chances are it will end badly. Your fury will spill out your windows, and flatten some innocent hobo just outside, like...
Terezi Dragon Cape
http://sassy-lesbian-tipsygnostalgic.tumblr.com/post/23465791618/yes-i-finally-finished-my-terezi-dragon-cape-i Yes, the final product looks bad, but this tutorial will help you NOT mess up like I did in some sections.
More tips on making horns out of Model Magic.
Since a lot of Homestucks out there (including myself) use Model Magic for their horns, i thought I’d share something i noticed while making a few pairs of horns: If you use “older” MM cracks won’t form. (By “Older” I mean you didnt start making the horns right after opening up the bag of MM. In my case, i had my extra clay zipped tight in a baggie for a week...
Making your own wig cap from pantyhose!
This isn’t just for Homestucks, but I thought you guys would like to see it. (Copy-pasted from my blog, sorry if it comes out weird) First, here’s what you’ll need. Your wig, obviously, scissors, and some disposable panty hose. The panty hose cost 33 cents at walmart, here’s a close up of the cap! Take out one stocking and cut off the foot end. Scrunch up the stocking...
Dave (and others) suits
This site offers suits in a variety of colours for very reasonable prices. It’d be perfect for Plush or Felt Daves, or for Promstuck/Fancystuck outfits. submitted by knightlife Mod Note: These are great prices for a suit, but they can still make you cry a little inside.
EASY STUFFED CUTTLEFISH TUTORIAL
muffinkin: Warning! This is a long post with a lot of pictures! I am trying to think of a better way to do it, but so far, this is what I have. I hope it’s not too annoying to read D: The text in each picture is posted below the picture itself. Read More
to anyone looking for a suitable coat for nepeta, i got a pretty good one at value village it’s actually green, the lighting and ipod camera is just funky the tag says club international by tip top tailors i guess the company is tip top tailors, because i googled what the tag said and ‘tip top tailors’ came up in the search. it’s pretty big, and goes down to my...
Jade Harley Finger Reminders!~
So my John and I were at Michaels yesterday and I found a bag of craft loops, and I immediately remembered that I needed Jade’s finger reminders! These craft loops are really easy to cut and tie into loops for your fingers, and don’t take a long time! You can cut the ends short and hide the ties on the inside of your fingers. And the good thing is that they are comfortable and...
Ben Nye Makeup
Not to sure if I’m submitting right… But I found a website that sells Ben Nye makeup a lot cheaper than what I found from another website listed here. It’s right here: http://shop.ptsonline.biz/Makeup-Costume_c176.htm They also ship very fast. I ordered makeup on a Saturday and got it on a Tuesday and that was with regular shipping prices. They also have the colorless powder...
Terezi Flarp/Redglare Tips
For those making a dragon cane, either for Redglare or Flarping Terezi, I suggest you make a wire frame out of something like a hanger and then stuff it with tin foil and hold it together with masking tape. I used this method and it holds the shape really nicely. You then can cover it with Model Magic and paint it. Also for those making either Terezi Flarping outfits or Redglare ones, keep in...
Great Ben Nye seller!
A small note about places to purchase ben nye: philadelphia theatrical supply - one of the vendors that i believe i found via this tumblr - is really good about their service. i placed my order on monday and when it finished processing, there was an issue with the area code i punched in for my visa. a man named andrew called me and was very personable, kind, and worked with me to get my issues...
Concerning a way old Anon suggestion
http://homestuckcosplayhelp.tumblr.com/post/21428744653/some-good-homestuck-glasses-maybe Be warned that these are from an international source, and will take FOREVER to get to the states. I ordered the normal Sollux pair of glasses a while back, and they won’t arrive till June 14 (and I live in the states). It is a great deal though, just not good for last minute cosplays. submitted by...
UK Faygo Supplier
Hello! I recently purchased some Faygo from a site called http://www.americanfizz.co.uk/ which is a UK retailer of American goodies. As well as Faygo, they also stock a good range of Betty Crocker products, so could prove useful for Gamzee or Jane cosplayers (or just curious Britstucks!). Prices are maybe a little steep for what they are (but bear in mind they are imported) but shipping is fast,...
Here is a helpful tutorial for those who want to...
http://www.instructables.com/id/webbed-fingers/ submitted by archaeologistaradia
Troll Nail Polish Option
I haven’t used this in costume yet, but I think it might be a good nail polish. It’s Clair’s Mood Nail Polish- Daring/Innocent. It changes between a gray (when cold) and a light yellow (when warm). Some canon pics of trolls don’t show the nail color, so gray could work for cosplay and other times yellow is shown on troll nails. I think this is a good compromise :) Here are...
I know it might be easier, and cheaper to make your horns out of Paper Mâché, or something along those lines, but trust me when I say: Invest in clay for the horns. They may be heavier, and require more work, but nothing makes me like a cosplay less when the cosplayer has everything perfect, and the horns are lumpy. I know you might be spending your money on something else for your cosplay, but...
Two-for-one deal: horn tips and scottie dogs.
Okay, the first bit is something I shared with the folks over at Sweet Arts and Hella Crafts. I think the folks here might be able to put it to good use too, though. See, I’ve been working on a set of Sollux horns for the past few weeks. (Just about got them finished, too - all I need to do now is seal the paint… but I digress.) I used insulating foam wrapped in tinfoil for the core...
How to remove PAX paint.
I know this sounds crazy but it’s worked for me. Step one. Soak in the shower, but instead of a body wash, use a hand soap. Step two. Get a sponge (Like the ones used for kitchen cleaning) and scrub it off! —- It should come off pretty easily! Hope this helped! submitted by kallierae15 Mod Note: Just be careful that you only scrub lightly, it may damage your skin if you rub too...
i use kryolan myself because it’s lighter on the face. so if you have sensitive skin, kryolan is a good choice because it doesn’t gunk up and clog everything ever! and yes, it is water activated so a little bit of water will make the paint go on nice and even. one thing i want to stress though is to use a STIPPLING motion with kryolan, especially because there’s a little bit of...
Poor Man's PAX
I was painting troll symbols on shirts with Tulip Soft Matte fabric paint the other day, and some of the paint got on my arm. I didn’t clean it off right away and once it had dried I noticed that it wouldn’t rub off, but came off easily in water. I decided to do some trial runs to see if it would stay on as well in large amounts -thus was born Poor Man’s PAX. Picture intensive...
small, black Kamina shades- warning
Hi there was recently a post about the Kamina shades being sold on Etsy which people could use for a dirk cosplay. These shades, while OK are not…the best. They are very light and the screws and bindings aren’t the highest quality. submitted by sl0ff
John's Fear no Anvil [Tutorial]
Hello! When making my own Fear no Anvil for my John cosplay, I found out that there were no tutorials or anything out there for it. After making mine and getting generally positive feedback, I made up this little tutorial. Hope it helps some John cosplayers out! PART 1: [ x ] PART 2: [ x ] PART 3: [ x ] PART 4: [ x ] Finished Product: submitted by schediaphile
Knight God Tier Hood Tutorial!
I made a tutorial for the knight god tier hood! It comes in two parts, so here are the links Part 1 Part 2 submitted by avocadostreet
The importance of makeup testing.
This is just a small mod note, but I recently got a message warning about Kryolan final seal and how it damaged the skin of the person who was telling me about it. No matter what the makeup is, and even if you have like no allergies at all, it’s very important to test anything you put on your skin (especially your face) somewhere else first. Always apply a spot of makeup, in full, to your...
small, black Kamina shades
I found an Etsy shop that sells anime-inspired glasses, here. Obviously he doesn’t sell Homestuck things - that would be against Hussie’s rules - but he DOES make his Gurren Lagan Kamina shades in a smaller size, in black. When I found this shop he was also selling a pair of GENERIC, ROUND 3D GLASSES that seem to have been sold, now. God, of course there’s nothing...
They have black lipstick at hot topic! its only $5, so i figured I’d spread the word. submitted by anon
Cheap Alternative to Sollux glasses
If you live near any dollar trees, check out the reading glasses racks for a pair of glasses with round lenses. They almost always have a pair! Then just color them in with sharpies. WARNING These are a PROP. As in don’t use these as actual glasses!!! They’re still reading glasses! Here are what mine look like (the lighting is rather bad making it harder to see the blue lens but you...
Homestuck Cosplay Critique →
seerofsarcasm: Hey so i’m seerofsarcasm, a.k.a. Mod #1 of homestuckcosplayhelp, and a while ago on a rather productive night I made a blog dedicated to Homestuck Cosplay Critiques then never touched it again. Well, it’s summer, and I figured I would pick up back up and launch it. Most cosplay critique blogs fail because they a) don’t know how to give constructive criticism or b) critique...
Australian troll cosplayers!
anyone who plans on cosplaying a troll and can’t find Ben Nye- don’t fret!! there’s this marvellous store called LINCRAFT that sells a good quality, lightweight, waterbased body paint called Snazaroo for around twelve dollars. and it comes in the perfect troll gray too- no mixing! and for horns, there’s a super sturdy super lightweight clay in the same section, name of...