thaar-be-dragons:

Coldplay hack #6: how to make fabric cut outs that don’t need hems

This is good for appliqué and other such fabric uses that you don’t want to unravel but you can’t finish the edge with a hem

Materials:
Fusible webbing/ iron on interfacing
Your fabric
A stencil if desired
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For Large Appliqué : take the fusible webbing and flip it to the BUMPY side!
This is the side that will attach to your fabric making it the “right side”

draw out the shape of the piece you desire(in exact dimensions) or cut out a swatch big enough that you can cut your desired piece out after ironing

To finish, set your iron to the highest setting your fabric can take, and carefully melt the interfacing glue to your fabric

Be patient, because if you do not get the edges good, it could unravel on you
Also choose a single side ( I prefer the center) and iron carefully so as not to create wrinkles or bubbles- there is nothing you can do if these occur

Small Appliqué Pieces:

You may follow the same procedure as before, but if you are making many pieces this way is faster

Cut out a swatch of webbing big enough that you could cut out all of your shapes, and carefully iron it to the back of desired fabric

Once attached, you can free hand cut your designs, or flip it over to the interfacing side and sketch your shapes for cutting *this must be a reverse image or words and such will come out backwards* so if you are using stencils, flip so that you write letters/numbers/whatever backwards

Cut out traced pieces from the interfaced fabric, and you’re done :3


Good luck

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Anonymous said: Hey, maybe you can help me, it will be my first time cosplaying, and I want to be red riding hood, but like, murderer? Do you understand? I don't know, is it a good character or maybe I have to think something else?

Is this like a “dead red riding hood”, or just a “killer red riding hood”? Is it your own design or is it someone else’s?

If it’s your own design, do it however you feel like!

brilliant-but-scary-bad-wolf said: Heeeey, how exactly did you paper mache the foam together for jewel's diamond?

jancola:

I really like paper mache and I return to it whenever I don’t know how to do something.  It’s cheap and light and it’s strong.  There are lots of other ways to do this that might be better, this is just what I like.

For Jewel’s diamond I started with craft foam, the double thick white kind they have at Michaels, and I cut out two shapes, like this:

image

I glued the small one on top of the big one.  Inside the hole in the big one, I glued in a piece of strapping with velcro on the ends, so I’d have something to loop around her blue belt.  

Then I took small thin strips of newspaper, dipped them in decoupage glue (ie Mod Podge) and covered the whole front and around the edges, especially bridging the gap between the small one and the big one so it would be smoothed instead of stepped.  I also put some of this newspaper magic over the strapping inset to make sure it was secure.

After it was completely dry (this takes a long long time, I let it sit at least a day) I sprayed on a few layers of Plasti Dip to smooth it further and painted it and

image

Hope that explains it better :)

ardawigs:

Lulu in Platinum Blonde 081
Nui Harime from Kill La Kill
For the pigtails, I created a structure using spray foam, packaging tape, and wire. Then, I used Tacky Glue to attach Long Wefts in Platinum Blonde to the structure. It is on a headband so I can take it on and off as necessary.
Cosplayer: https://www.facebook.com/misakiyanderecosplay
Photographer: Moises Perez
Thanks for the submission!You can submit too! Click here and read the rules!

ardawigs:

Lulu in Platinum Blonde 081

Nui Harime from Kill La Kill

For the pigtails, I created a structure using spray foam, packaging tape, and wire. Then, I used Tacky Glue to attach Long Wefts in Platinum Blonde to the structure. It is on a headband so I can take it on and off as necessary.

Cosplayer: https://www.facebook.com/misakiyanderecosplay

Photographer: Moises Perez

Thanks for the submission!
You can submit too! Click here and read the rules!

Anonymous said: Do you have any tips on how to cover freckles?

cosplay-crazy:

notbadcosplay:

This is one thing I’m afraid I don’t know much with- I actually give myself freckles for several cosplays! I’m going to look up some tutorials tonight and post them since so many people are asking! So no worries- we aren’t ignoring you!
-CarolineKrunchy

Not sure how much you wanna spend but, there is this product called Dermablend that is really great for covering tattoos, pigmentation issues and more that would probably work really well for covering freckles too!

http://www.dermablend.com/

Thank you!

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Don’t forget age! Old people and young people can cosplay as whoever they want!

disneyotakumecchan:

intelloghoul:

cosplayinamerica:

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Don’t forget age! Old people and young people can cosplay as whoever they want!

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