This post will cover the Witch Doctor’s neck rings, leather collar thing (is there a name for that? I dunno.), and necklaces. (Also, the picture above has a different mask than the one I made, I just used it because it has a close up on the necklaces.) Continue reading
After squinting at and studying the female witchdoctor concept art for a few weeks, I finally felt sure of what kind of fabric it was I was looking for. Mario and I made a trip out to our local JoAnns, and proceeded to wander around with our cellphones out and the picture up, holding up the picture to every reddish fabric we could find. We decided that it needed to be a good stretchy fabric that would fray and rip nicely, and it didn’t take us long to find it. We only got two yards because really, the costume doesn’t call for a lot of fabric. We also got leather lacing in the same color (lucky for us that it matched so well!), some beads that looked like they were similar to the one in the picture, and a button/claw thing that looked like a tooth that isn’t in the picture, but would help secure the skirt onto me so that I wouldn’t have to worry about anything falling off, since the leather lacing is kind of hard to tie (and would be bulky under the skirt anyway, and I didn’t trust a simple clasp to hold this heavy skirt up. Continue reading
A friend of ours wanted to rock an “Axe Cop” cosplay to Wondercon 2011 here in San Francisco. Although he is new to cosplay he does have a good eye for costume creation.
The one thing he lacked was a garage and some pink foam to make an axe, after all an Axe Cop with no axe is just a…… cop?
Ok, on to the crafting. If you have read a few of my other tutorials you know I love this stuff (pink foam, of course!). Because we only had a comic book to work off, I free handed one side of the axe blade and used a stencil to reverse it to the other side to ensure an even look.
About a month ago I was given the awesome opportunity to make a Sailor Moon wig as a commission for a friend of a friend. I’ve always wanted to make a Sailor Moon wig; I’d have made one for myself by now if I had enough money to take it to another convention (as it stands, we only really have the money to either go to several small conventions, or go all out at one large one, and we really, really like Blizzcon!) just because I think it’s an awesome wig to make.
(The picture is of the wig nearly finished, the bangs need a bit more work, and I’ll be curling the side hair coming out of the wig to be manga style, so I’ll update with a better picture once it’s completely done)
Time to assemble the Axe and finish out the last detail items. These include cosmetic items on the axe. The shaft of the axe looks like its made from a spine, and I also need to finish casting the skulls that will place on the flat of the axe. This is a lot of work but most of the steps leading up to it are done.
We start with creating a casting the skulls due to time for the material to set up.
This was a clay sculpt that I knocked out while watching some family guy. I don’t do much sculpting but I though this turned out really well. We had a lot of problems creating a mold for this, but most the problems were outlined in a previous post Do’s and Don’ts. Continue reading
We left off and we only had a very general shape of an ax and only a true wow nerd would be able to call this an “Arcanite Reaper”
After some examination of the current project I realized that I had made the center section much too large. I used the computer print out and laid it on top of the ax at this point and used this to find out where I needed to make some corrections. Continue reading
From Dec 21 – Jan 21 www.epicweapons.com ran a WOW weapon smithing contest. I knew I had to enter, but couldn’t decide on which fantastic weapon to make.
At first I wanted to go big, Zin’Rokh
Alice kind of toned me down so I scaled back to Kalimdor’s Revenge
But alas even this was a bit to grand of a project for a limited budget after a great Christmas. A good friend Jenny who runs Fiendle.com wanted to make an Arcanite Reaper for an upcoming costume. I asked if i could make it for her as both a free commission and an entry in to the weapon smithing contest. Continue reading
I know we’ve been really quiet lately, but we took a nice break after Blizzcon (after constantly crafting for months and months) for the holidays, and while it was wonderful, we’re itching to get back to crafting. So, here are a few tutorials we plan on making soon (within the next few months)
Make a weapon from WoW (likely a sword, dagger or ax)
Fully dye a wig (I just did wefts before)
Make a simple lady Link (or regular Link) costume
Make your own prosthetics
That might be it for now, we have one costume that’s under secret construction (usually I hate when cosplayers do that, but since we aren’t 100% that we can pull this costume off, and since we hate when someone says they’re going to do something then never does, we’re going to wait to announce who/what the costume is (it’s for Blizzcon), so expect to see pictures/info closer to the date, whenever that’s going to be).
If you’re a cosplayer and you’re interested in putting a tutorial up on our blog, feel free to email us at email@example.com with your information, and what type of tutorial you’d like to do :) We’ll put anything up, as long as it’s well written, and has good information.