here you go anons. here is the tutorial. this includes: what to buy and why, how to make the shirt (also Aradia’s shoes), how to make horns, how to discretely mount them, and a brief briefing on makeup and wig styling. and as you can see I am a valid source because my Aradia cosplay is very attractive.
I ordered this wig you mentioned here for my Aradia cosplay. My order was placed on April 1. I’m tracking it on Amazon, and it says that the wig is still in China as of April 29. The estimated arrival date is around May 8. If anyone buys the wig, just order it early because it may take a while!
submitted by lexaluna
So i brought this mascara for my aradia cosplay (it can also be used for damara!) and I think its pretty good for the price
i have really black eyelashes naturally, and if you dont apply lots the colour hardly shows up! so to get a brighter colour use the tip of the wand and basically layer it on loads which can make it look kinda clumpy
depending on the lighting, the colour varies. in natural daylight its more like a dark red but in the shade the colour is not very visible
as you can see in the picture, my left eye has sunlight on it and its pretty red! however my right eye is in shadow and is more of a dark red colour.
overall i would recommend this if you’re on a tight budget and have light coloured eyelashes!
submitted by hansardkray
A friend of mine recently introduced me to Sleek Make-up. As I was browsing the site, I was completely floored by the fact that they have multipurpose liner in blue (Blue Moon) and dark red (Satchel), perfect for Vriska and Aradia. They also have OCC lip tar knock-offs called Pout Paint, and Peek-a-Bloo seems to be a PERFECT shade for Vriska!
submitted by victorianvivisection
I just bought this wig and it’s perfect. The shipping was free and only took 3 weeks to get to Australia. They have a lot of other wigs for the same price and the wig is great quality. Only downside is that the wig is a bit tight but as long as you stretch it, it should be fine.
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Thought this might help with curly horns. I recently did a similar version with faun horns and it came out great - the use of crepe paper is really awesome. You kind of have to watch closely but it’s not hard at all to get the drift.
submitted by vamperiousrex
So I talked my moirail into doing a Meenah cosplay, and after searching for about a half hour, we (meaning I) found these: http://www.jcpenney.com/dotcom/shoes/womens-shoes/keds-champion-solid-sneakers/prod.jump?ppId=pp5002140110&N=1759%204294966617&Nao=48&pN=3&searchTerm=fuschia&topDim=Size+Range&topDimvalue=womens&dimCombo=Size+Range%7CProduct+Type%7C&dimComboVal=womens%7Cshoe%7C¤tDim=Product+Type¤tDimVal=shoe&catId=SearchResults
For Aranea I found these shoes: http://www.sears.com/covington-women-s-dapper-wedge-mary-jane-dress-shoe/p-054VA51428401P
These work for several cosplays. I have black for Jane/Aradia, and my moirail got red for her Terezi. And they’re only $15! http://www.payless.com/store/product/detail.jsp?catId=&subCatId=&skuId=090985085&productId=52869&lotId=090985&category=&catdisplayName=Womens
These I’m considering getting for a Feferi cosplay: http://www.wetseal.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=58696&categoryId=109&parentCategoryId=0&productVariantId=374882&quantity=1
Honestly not sure if I got this from here or not, but here’s a tutorial for Jane’s Skaia War Fork: http://futurejanecrocker.tumblr.com/post/35892844580/janes-fork-scepter-tutorial-updated-12-10-12
And of course, you probably have this, but still awesome: http://sweetartsandhellacrafts.tumblr.com/post/7000678501/eatable-terezi-chalk
I actually used the recipe with Kool-aid mixed in for flavors and colors. Makes it taste 100x better. I actually used the recipe to make little hearts for my friends for Valentine’s Day tomorrow.
submitted by john-green-is-not-an-octopus
I saw a post this wig for a good Aradia/Feferi wig, but it’s out of my budget. I was looking for another, less expensive alternative and found one here. I haven’t seen it on here before and thankfully it doesn’t have any pesky bangs.
submitted by karjohnkat
So from experience, I know Model Magic clay usually doesn’t work well with heavy horns like Aradia’s- my first pair didn’t come out well at all and ended up cracking and not staying on my head. Like most people who decide not to use model magic, I decided to paper-mache my Aradia horns and I found out a helpful way to get the horns to look smoother without looking too plastic or shaved down.
I was looking for a texture and shape in my horns that would look like they were naturally grown and worn out over time- so, smooth, but with a couple bumps and such. While using many layers of tape, newspaper, and lined paper to paper-mache my horns up (in that order; I used a small blue tape base to start off with), I found that using soft paper towel will smooth the edges of the lined paper underneath and add texture depending on the pattern of the paper towel.
This is a photo with my one finished horn using this technique with my WIP horn BEFORE the paper towel layers that has been through a tape base, two layers of newspaper paper-mache and two layers of lined paper paper-mache.
The thing about using paper towel in your paper-mache is that it’s very flexible, so when you wrap it around your base, it can create more natural and smoother curves as shown here.
Plus, it hardens very well with the glue and water paste (most likely because paper towel is made to be absorbent).
(a comparison of the original horn to the same horn with an added layer of paper towel. It still needs it’s second layer of paper towel, but you can get an idea of what the paper towel does)
The only downside to these is that you have to be careful what kind of pattern shows on the paper towel. You could always used lots and LOTS of globby layers of paint to go over the textile (which is what I did in some areas of the finished horn) or perhaps you know of some other way that could cover them up. Otherwise, the horns themselves turn out to be pretty light weight and have an interesting, alien-like texture to them (if you keep the textile on). If you don’t mind your horns to have a little bit of bump to it, then I say try this way out and let me know what you think!
submitted by lightsfadeoff
It’s a bit pricey, but if your main cosplay is Aradia, I would look into getting it. I recently bought it myself. The curls last through getting brushed and it’s very high quality, and hardly itchy. The only problem is that the front gets in your eyes a bit, but tying them back or pinning them up w/ bobby pins works just fine. uwu
Gothic Lolita wigs has a wide variety of cosplay wigs that could work great for homestuck cosplays (calliope, vriska etc.)
Mod Note: It’s much more expensive than the wigs we normally recommend, but it may be worth it if the quality is that amazing and you have extra money to spend on your costume. Can also work for Feferi.
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