Costume Tag

Materials needed: paper + pen, poolnoodle, expanding foam, cardboard, thick thread (wool), Worbla, 3-4 screws, screwdriver, fur (in 2 colours), buckle (metal), strap/leather, craft knives, taylor scissor, pins/safety pins, paper scissor, sewing machine/sewing needle and matching yarn Optional: cheap fabric, acryl paint (black), metal rings...

Materials needed: plastic wrap, Vaseline, piece of toilet paper, ca. 6-10 rolls of plaster, bucket, sand, Styrofoam head or piece of Styrofoam or styrodur, molding plaster, plastic bowl with water, black marker or soft pencil, gaffer tape, hedge trimmer or old scissors, piece of felt, glue...

In the beginning I was a bit quarrel (independently if it´s a gift or not), because I was afraid that it would not work correctly. A lot of people complain of the small and comparatively cheap airbrush beginner sets you can get in the web. I´ve been thinking a bit longer about it and wanted to give it a try.

Original design

Let´s go! I had to find good shoes for the base, preferred comfortable and cheap. I wanted to have wedges with a medium heel for long convention days.  I found a pair on amazon, app. 18€. The back of the shoes was open, but I...

First of all, I searched for references. I wanted to stay as close as possible to the original She-Ra boot design as it was in my childhood, so I used this one: Now comes the main question, made a worbla boot myself or easily bought...

Last year at Epic con I had my first cosplay contest ever. The last stage performance was in the kindergarten or maybe primary school, it´s even so long ago, that I can´t remember.

The last weeks before the convention I watched out for some youtube videos, forum entries and blogs about the “cosplay contest topic”, but felt a bit overwhelmed and scared about it. There are so many different types of conventions, conditions and implementations with different rules and severity and the more I read or watch, the more uncertain I got. So I decided to stop doing this and also making myself crazy about the effort I´d be “meant to”.

Original design / Headpiece & Wings

XMen – Original Design