Thank you so much! I’d love for you to share my thoughts around! I’ll be sure to look ya up. <3
IGNORE MY FACE BECAUSE I’M TIRED AND SWEATY BECAUSE THE AC IN MY HOUSE HAS BEEN BROKEN SINCE LAST SUMMER, BUUUUUUT MY TOP IS DONE.
Omg thank you! The red part fabric part is actually a completely separate fabric (a brocade) from the white (which is gabardine). I made a mock-up for this cosplay— which I rarely do, so I could cut it up and figure out what needed to go where.
If you want to see more progress photos or ask more questions, hit up my facebook page— www.facebook.com/MissMarquin. It’s easier for me to reply there! :D
SO I HAVE LESS THAN A MONTH TO FINISH THIS COSTUME, WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF. Really though, I feel like I’m getting stuff done pretty fast. As soon as the top is done, I think it’ll be relatively smooth sailing.
Just a few pictures regarding the applique (BRB, APPLIQUEING FOREVER AND EVER). I’m using the Heat and Bond method, where you fix Heat ‘n Bond to the back of the fabric. My applique patches are actually four layers thick and a pain in the ass to sew because of it— my needles tend to get gunked up.
I don’t have a satin stitch on my machine, so I hate to fake with with a Zig-zag stitch. I kept switching back and forth between machines, because neither were behaving, but I finally settled on my older one and found decent settings to look nice and clean! Each patch takes about 30 minutes to sew on. x_x
Why applique? I didn’t really feel like painting such detail, but this is also Sesshoumaru we’re talking about. Those details wouldn’t be PAINTED on, they’d be embroidered or appliqued, because he’s a vain little bitch. I went with the latter, since it seemed easier. I was prolly wrong.
In any event, ONLY FIFTEEN MORE TO GO.
Okay guys, it’s time for another talk about a sticky subject within the cosplay community.
This is a huge topic in the community right now and it’s easy to throw fuel into the fire.
I want to start by saying one thing: SHAMING OF ANY KIND IS NOT OKAY. Never, ever, EVER is shaming okay, be it because of a person’s color, gender, —or God forbid— the sexiness of their cosplay.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to the topic on hand.
Trust me, I’m not a fan of over sexualized cosplay, but that’s because it’s a personal taste. If a woman has the body to cosplay Lady Death (*coughcoughBELLECHEREcoughcough*), then please do so, so we can all stare.
The point is that it shouldn’t matter what you think. In a situation like this, the best course of action is to keep your mouth shut and say nothing. End of story.
Cosplay is, first and foremost, a hobby. People can dress however they want.
Do I WANT to see butt cracks and nipple slips? No, not really. Do I want my children to see them? No, not really, I’d have a higher standard for them.
Now, I DO think that there are cosplays that are suited for conventions and ones that are not. But that’s what convention floor rules are for, and be that as it may, Con Security tends to escort those who are in violation fairly quickly.
The whole point of the matter is that it shouldn’t happen. It’s wrong. Shaming is wrong, and slut shaming fits well within those confines. I really wish that this was a topic that was taken more seriously.
Just remember the Golden rule: Nothing nice to say?
Don’t say it. Easy as pie and everyone goes home unharmed.
Cosplay is a ton of work, and a cosplayer’s worst nightmare is having something go wrong at con. I’ve had minor panic attacks when a vital piece snaps off during the con after months of prep work. :(
On top of that, we’ve all had stressful moments were we just need to have a breather, grab a…
This an absolutely amazing idea, and I would be so for volunteering in a room like this.
The ‘Open Book Cosplayer’ Project
There is a stigma in the cosplay community that most cosplayers would prefer to hide the tactics used in order to make a particular cosplay. This project is dedicated to raising awareness for those cosplayers who are open to being asked questions and more than willing to help those in need. In short, you are an ‘Open Book’ full of information for all who seek it.
The badges above represent some of the most general topics of cosplay craftsmanship, including wig work, tailoring or sewing, prop making, armor making, makeup, electrical work or mascot costumes. This does not mean that you claim to be a master of this or that type. It is simply to say you feel confident enough to answer questions on these subjects and in the event you don’t know, you’re good at re-directing them to someone who might know better.
By posting one of these badges, you are openly saying that you are more than welcome to take questions from cosplayers on your craftsmanship tactics and workings. Of course this in turn means that asking cosplayers should also know to credit and thank those that helped them out.
Click here if you’d like to download these badges for your own use. Feel free to put them on your page, resize them, put them on backgrounds, ect. Post them however you please.
If you do use these badges, please link back to this post so people can learn more about what an ‘Open Book Cosplayer’ is.
Also utilize the tag Open Book Cosplayer so people can find cosplayers to ask!
I love helping people almost as much as I love cosplay, so helping people with cosplay? It’s my guilty pleasure. NEVER be afraid to ask questions or for tips— chances are, I’ll hunt down all my old wips and link them to you directly, witch an insanely detailed step-by-step process and things I learned while doing it.
I’m completely ordinary!