I have very prominent freckles, and most characters I want to cosplay don't. I am completely comfortable with them, I just want to be as true to the character as possible. Any tips for hiding them?

I personally think freckles work for any character. But that’s your decision. I have freckles as well (though not too prominent as I burn too much in the sun to actually go outside). I use concealer and liquid/cream foundation with a bit of setting powder or a matte compact to finish and seal it. I know it seems like a lot of makeup but it keeps it set and covers everything.

Remembering a primer or finishing spray will help it from melting or looking too shiny, as well as easier application. 

hi, I dyed 1/2 of a wig pink,and the color is too flashy ,I tried to remove a part of it by putting it in 70% al. for 3-5 sec but it completly got removed :/..

That’s what alcohol will do, especially if you used something acrylic based for dying the week. 

What I do is mix the paint, marker, t-shirt dye, or whatever you’re using with some alcohol (70% is what I use, a ration of 3 parts alcohol one part paint/dye or three marker inserts) and either dip dye it or gently spray it with a spray bottle. 

turned 25 a couple weeks ago. Since late teens always wanted to cosplay. Im male so can't seem to sew, did try but I failed miserably. Can't afford to buy. And most importantly to me.. No friends into cosplay. any tips what to do to get going?


Firstly, don’t worry about your age! There are plenty older cosplays now a days and more seem to be coming in the hobby. 

If you’re looking to start cosplaying, try putting a cosplay together with “normal clothes” and doc them up. It’s a good way to easy yourself into cosplay.  


This is insanely cool. How to make craft foam look like leather by travelsatnight.

Cosplay Help Masterlist



So basically I had a bunch of tutorials liked/bookmarked and I wanted to consolidate them into one nice place. I hope this is helpful! I will probably make a part two later.

Beginner Help

Cosplay Crash Course - x

A Guide to Conventions - x

Conventions and Your Stomach - x

How to Budget for Cosplay  - x 

How to Start Cosplaying - x

Everything About Sewing

Sewing Tips and Tricks - x

How to Use Fabric Paint - x

Sewing Language - x

Gathering Fabric - x

All About Interfacing - x

Finishing Seams - x

Kimono Sleeves - x

Button Holes - x 

Sailor Collar Tutorial - x

Introduction to Sewing - x


Buying Wigs - x

How to Cut Wigs - x

Elsa Wig Tutorial - x

How to Dye a Wig - x

Restoring Your Wig/Washing it - x

Where to Buy Wigs - x x x 


All About Circle Lenses - x

How to Open the Stupid Containers - x

Where to Buy Contacts - x x

All the Skirt Tutorials You Could Ever Need

Circle Skirt - x x

Half Circle Skirt - x

Gathered Skirt - x

Tulle Skirt - x

Maxi Skirt - x

Pencil Skirt - x

Ruffley Petticoat/Skirt - x

Pleated Skirt - x


Basic Cosplay Makeup - x x

Coloring Your Eyebrows - x

Make Your Own Lipstick - x

MTF Cosplay

MTF Makeup - x

FTM Cosplay

Make Your Own Binder - x

Affordable Binders - x

FTM Makeup - x

Misc Tutorials

How to Make Invisible Shoes - x

Anna Masterpost - x

How to Make a Sword - x

Two Colored Bow - x

Satyr/Goat Feet - x

Pointy Teeth - x

Super Cleavage - x

Master Sword - x

Fitting Thigh Highs - x

How to Make Things Shiny - x

Armor Pattern Tutorial - x

Asuna Boots Tutorial - x

Lightweight Wings- x 

Asuna Stocking Tutorial - x

Zelda TP Armor - x

Misc Useful Things

Colored Tights - x

InstaMorph - x

How To Bead Dresses - x

Elf Ears - x

Helpful Cosplay Blogs




cosplaying on a budget

vicious cosplay 


Wait. I’m on this list? I’m on this list???? I’m on this list?!

Holy fucking shit. I don’t. What.




Holy shit…

You know what. Some people want their cosplay to be popular or to be well known and get invited to cons. 

If people follow me because I’m a helpful cosplayer to them? Then yes. Yes please. Let me be forever known as a helpful cosplayer <3


My Cosplay Tutorials |  Personal Cosplay Tutorial Tag | Open Book Cosplayers


I’ve put all of the fabric painting tutorials into one big photo post.

Includes silk painting with resist (Elven Banner), free-hand painting on stretch fabrics (Jareth from Labyrinth), fake embroidery with puffy paint (Peter of Narnia), graphite transfer paper with fabric paint pens (Tali from Mass Effect) and regular Tulip fabric paint (TARDIS lab coat).

Maybe this format is better?

Why do people think Yaya Han or however you spell it is ruining cosplay as a hobby???

I’m sorry but I am not one to answer this as I already had a bad opinion on her based on an interaction at Naka-kon a year or two back. 

But I believe it had something to do with Heroes of Cosplay and how people saw her behaving when the cameras were off her, or on. I’m not sure. I refused to watch it as many friends in the cosplay community told me it was a poor depiction of us. As well as an incident that happened at Planet Comicon while it was being filmed, from what I was told by friends that attended. Again, I am unsure. 

I’m sure if you dig around you may find out more information from unbiased sources. 


And THIS is why I don’t do interviews!!!! Yaya Han and Jnig aren’t ruining this hobby, creeps like this are! Not to sound like a narcissist, but I know I have a small following of “new” cosplayers on my page and I just wanted to warn you all about STRANGER DANGER! A REAL interviewer will NEVER ask you to take your clothes off! This is what Cosplay is NOT Consent was made for!!!!! 

I would like to make it a point to say that this is not me MALE SHAMING!
Girls can be creepers too! Actually, I have had more run ins with female creepers at cons than male! So please stop “apologizing for your gender”. This asshole does NOT represent you or anyone else but himself!

"HEY SO. Just thought I’d throw a warning out there, because it looks like he’s contacted a few other deviants. If you get a message from a guy named Sean Morales, or a request to do a cosplay interview for this group https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cosplay-Interviews/364194950380432
Be super cautious. He said he wanted to interview me as a cosplayer (not about Cosplay Deviants), and then spent most of his time in the Skype call trying to get me to remove my panties for him, or do “fanservice” for him stating not to worry if “something slips”. When I (very politely) told him I wasn’t going to do that, he told me “to just lift the skirt. It’s a situation that the cosplayer do”.
Just in case he does reach out to any more of you”






How I made scale mail out of faux leather, in case anyone finds this useful.  I used the same method for Morrigan’s camisole except that one I sewed instead of stapled.

Instructions are in the captions.


oh my god…cosplay game too strong.

FUCK ME — Oh hey its jancola!!! Hey Jess! <33!!

Beautiful Grey Warden armor. <3



Easy Prosthetic Ear Tutorial by celticruinsdesigns.

Wow, love this idea for an inexpensive lifecast of ears!