nipahdubs:

HOW TO COVER THICK EYEBROWS: Cosplay tutorial.

After my Uta cosplay I got a lot of questions on how I covered my eyebrows, mine are rather thick and a lot of people have trouble covering their eyebrows when they’re as thick as mine so here is my tutorial for you! This by no means the perfect way or right way, this is just what works for me.

MATERIALS: Glue stick, plastic knife, White powder, concealer, regular powder and face paint (optional)

  1. Get a gluestick, doesn’t matter the color. Cut of a big chunk of it and slap that sucker onto your brows, don’t worry it will wash out and not tear off your eyebrows. I’ve done this many times. Take a plastic knife or what ever tool you prefer and smooth the glue across your brows till they are fully covered. (I rushed so mine could have been blended better but eh whatever)
  2. You will want to get some white powder/makeup and cover your eyebrows where the glue is. I unfortunately ran out of my powder so I used white face paint instead for this, while it still works you’re MUCH better off with a white powder, it gives it a cleaner look.
  3. Time to use yo liquid concealer. Smother yo brows with concealer till no purple can be seen, I also used a little bit of pink facepaint to cover places where the purple stood out a lot.
  4. Now take your powder and whatever other makeup you use and BLEND IT ALL OVAH. You want to make it look as seamless as you can (Step one comes in VERY handy here, the better you blended the glue the better it will look at the end, I went back and blended my glue a little more.)

AND TA DAH! Now you’re an eyebrowless beautiful person.

electroboobs:

Making a Con Survival Kit

cosplaying-on-a-budget:

cosplaying-on-a-budget:

What any cosplayer needs to survive a convention:

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No matter how prepared I think I am for a convention I always seem to leave something important at home. To fix this I keep a small bag packed with items I know I can’t survive without in case I forget to pack them into my regular luggage.

Con season is in full swing. Don’t forget to pack your survival kits!

enayla:

My cosplay wing tutorial is now complete!  I tried to cover as much of my process as possible for making feathered wings. I hope you find this helpful :)

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This is the only time I’ll make a post about this subject on this blog, and I do apologize for those wanting to escape the violence. But please, if you can, do spread information about what is going on in Ferguson, Missouri. People are getting hurt and rounded up for peacefully protesting, which is a protected right to those in the United States. 

This should have never happened. And those of us who live too far away and can’t do anything to help are going to spread as much awareness as we can. 

This needs to stop. 

Hello! My cosplay for Jean Kirschtein is finished (Idon't mean to brag, but it's pretty darn accurate as it is) and ready for the con. I only have one problem, and that is my glasses. I have horrible eyesight and i can only see shapes and colors with my glasses off. I have a condition that makes it so I can't wear contacts. Is it "okay" for me to wear my glasses while cosplaying a character that doesn't wear glasses?
Anonymous

It’s perfectly fine! A lot of people do. 

One of my friend takes her glasses off for pictures but then puts them right back on, as she has similar eyesight as you do. If you don’t want to or don’t feel comfortable without them on, keep them on. 

If anything they’d make for some funny cosplay videos. 

devilishkurumi:

lawliwa:


"I want to share a cautionary tale with you guys. I make light of it, but it’s a very serious issue we don’t really think about until it’s too late. Until this year, I actually really never cared about getting accurate eye colors for my cosplays. I’ve been wearing prescription lenses since around 2003. But this year I decided to start getting some SFX contact lenses. I even got a contact lens sponsorship that I abused. However. I thoroughly regret it now. I suffered a huge injury all because I didn’t get contact lenses from my doctor. In cosplay, it’s very tempting to buy from these SFX contact sellers because it’s convenient and it’s relatively more cost friendly. (I say relatively because the medical bills from this injury have amounted to many times more than the costs I’ve spent on lenses.) After wearing some lenses on Saturday of SDCC, my eye suffered a 90% corneal abrasion. That number is very high and abnormal for just a contact lens. It’s usually from a more violent trauma. At first, the guess was that I was wearing the wrong size. (The diameter isn’t the only important measurement when getting properly fitted lenses.) I saw 4 different doctors and after some time it was determined that it was the quality of the lenses. My lens provided almost no oxygen to my eye, it melded, and when I took out my lens, it took out 90% of my cornea with it. They were concerned that the damage was so severe I might actually go blind from it.  It was extremely painful and ugly and just awful. At one point I was trying so hard to force myself not to cry and scream because it hurt so bad but the doctors didn’t know what was wrong with me and that was so frustrating.  I couldn’t even open my right eye, because it hurt to squeeze my left eye even the slightest bit. It took over a week and a half to heal the abrasion. Now I’m left with scarring and clouding which is causing blindness. I’m legally blind in my left eye right now which is to say I can “see” but it’s beyond blurry. If I stay this way, it means this eye will never have a prescription that will provide me with any visual accuracy in that eye. I’ve been upgraded to steroids. The clouding has reduced a very low percentage, but I haven’t regained any of my vision. The doctors are hopeful, but it’s not certain I’ll regain my vision. The process takes over a month to heal. Some people have it worse from this injury and lose ALL eyesight. I’m very lucky.



So moral of this story? I really hope I motivate at least one cosplayer never to order contact lenses from sources outside of your optometrist or websites that are recommended by/require prescriptions from optometrists. I know colored contacts are so tempting for accuracy, and a fun look, but if they do not come from trusted sources, you are just risking your safety and health for cheap, harmful quality.
This photo is from last Thursday and Friday. After a whole week I was finally able to open my eye.
Something I didn’t know is that purchasing contact lenses outside of your doctor is actually ILLEGAL in some states. It’s illegal in California. Do some research on your states laws before you buy them too!
*** I’m seeing these comments and getting messages with a bunch of incorrect facts.***
- Corneal abrasions are NOT rare. Corneal abrasions from contact lenses are the top reason for most corneal abrasions. Not all cases are as extreme as mine. And mine wasn’t even the most extreme case.
- Some people said I would’ve felt it immediately and taken my contact lens out. FALSE. I wore my contact lenses for close to 8 hours with out a single sign of pain or discomfort. The injury occurred when I was taking my lenses out.
- This was NOT the first time I wore SFX lenses. And this was NOT the first time I wore contact lenses. I’ve been wearing lenses for 10 years.
- This was NOT a matter of incorrect sizing, but a matter of QUALITY OF PRODUCT. I was using Pinky Paradise lenses. If you’ve been using Pinky Paradise, good for you. So was I. If you want to continue to use them, good. for. you. I am merely sharing my story as it could happen to ANY ONE even if they’ve been wearing a certain brand for a long time, LIKE ME.  I am choosing not to risk quality of product to save a few bucks any more. I don’t even know if I’ll regain vision in my eye so saving $10 and a few doctors visit was NOT worth it to me.”

I haven’t seen this around tumblr yet but knowing that pinkyparadise is a popular contact lens provider for the cosplay community, I had to share this here. Please, please be careful when it comes to contact lenses you guys.
Source


PLEASE DO NOT BUY “COSTUME” CONTACTS WITHOUT YOUR DOCTOR KNOWING ABOUT IT OR THE VENDOR. it’s EXTREMELY important that you dont fuck up ur eye cosplaying, trust me.if you’re interested in a good, safe, made-to-order sfx contact vendor, consider 9mmsfx. i’ve bought contacts from them before, and the most important distinction between them and places like pinky paradise is that you have to have your eye doctor fax in your contact information. they won’t do it without the knowledge and consent of your doctor, even for plano contacts.they’re expensive, but they are MADE for your eyes, and on top of it, they’re very good quality.

devilishkurumi:

lawliwa:

"I want to share a cautionary tale with you guys. I make light of it, but it’s a very serious issue we don’t really think about until it’s too late. Until this year, I actually really never cared about getting accurate eye colors for my cosplays. I’ve been wearing prescription lenses since around 2003. But this year I decided to start getting some SFX contact lenses. I even got a contact lens sponsorship that I abused. However. I thoroughly regret it now. I suffered a huge injury all because I didn’t get contact lenses from my doctor. In cosplay, it’s very tempting to buy from these SFX contact sellers because it’s convenient and it’s relatively more cost friendly. (I say relatively because the medical bills from this injury have amounted to many times more than the costs I’ve spent on lenses.) After wearing some lenses on Saturday of SDCC, my eye suffered a 90% corneal abrasion. That number is very high and abnormal for just a contact lens. It’s usually from a more violent trauma. At first, the guess was that I was wearing the wrong size. (The diameter isn’t the only important measurement when getting properly fitted lenses.) I saw 4 different doctors and after some time it was determined that it was the quality of the lenses. My lens provided almost no oxygen to my eye, it melded, and when I took out my lens, it took out 90% of my cornea with it. They were concerned that the damage was so severe I might actually go blind from it.
It was extremely painful and ugly and just awful. At one point I was trying so hard to force myself not to cry and scream because it hurt so bad but the doctors didn’t know what was wrong with me and that was so frustrating.
I couldn’t even open my right eye, because it hurt to squeeze my left eye even the slightest bit. It took over a week and a half to heal the abrasion. Now I’m left with scarring and clouding which is causing blindness. I’m legally blind in my left eye right now which is to say I can “see” but it’s beyond blurry. If I stay this way, it means this eye will never have a prescription that will provide me with any visual accuracy in that eye. I’ve been upgraded to steroids. The clouding has reduced a very low percentage, but I haven’t regained any of my vision. The doctors are hopeful, but it’s not certain I’ll regain my vision. The process takes over a month to heal. Some people have it worse from this injury and lose ALL eyesight. I’m very lucky.

So moral of this story? I really hope I motivate at least one cosplayer never to order contact lenses from sources outside of your optometrist or websites that are recommended by/require prescriptions from optometrists. I know colored contacts are so tempting for accuracy, and a fun look, but if they do not come from trusted sources, you are just risking your safety and health for cheap, harmful quality.

This photo is from last Thursday and Friday. After a whole week I was finally able to open my eye.

Something I didn’t know is that purchasing contact lenses outside of your doctor is actually ILLEGAL in some states. It’s illegal in California. Do some research on your states laws before you buy them too!

*** I’m seeing these comments and getting messages with a bunch of incorrect facts.***

- Corneal abrasions are NOT rare. Corneal abrasions from contact lenses are the top reason for most corneal abrasions. Not all cases are as extreme as mine. And mine wasn’t even the most extreme case.

- Some people said I would’ve felt it immediately and taken my contact lens out. FALSE. I wore my contact lenses for close to 8 hours with out a single sign of pain or discomfort. The injury occurred when I was taking my lenses out.

- This was NOT the first time I wore SFX lenses. And this was NOT the first time I wore contact lenses. I’ve been wearing lenses for 10 years.

- This was NOT a matter of incorrect sizing, but a matter of QUALITY OF PRODUCT. I was using Pinky Paradise lenses. If you’ve been using Pinky Paradise, good for you. So was I. If you want to continue to use them, good. for. you. I am merely sharing my story as it could happen to ANY ONE even if they’ve been wearing a certain brand for a long time, LIKE ME.
I am choosing not to risk quality of product to save a few bucks any more. I don’t even know if I’ll regain vision in my eye so saving $10 and a few doctors visit was NOT worth it to me.”

I haven’t seen this around tumblr yet but knowing that pinkyparadise is a popular contact lens provider for the cosplay community, I had to share this here. Please, please be careful when it comes to contact lenses you guys.

Source

PLEASE DO NOT BUY “COSTUME” CONTACTS WITHOUT YOUR DOCTOR KNOWING ABOUT IT OR THE VENDOR. it’s EXTREMELY important that you dont fuck up ur eye cosplaying, trust me.

if you’re interested in a good, safe, made-to-order sfx contact vendor, consider 9mmsfx. i’ve bought contacts from them before, and the most important distinction between them and places like pinky paradise is that you have to have your eye doctor fax in your contact information. they won’t do it without the knowledge and consent of your doctor, even for plano contacts.

they’re expensive, but they are MADE for your eyes, and on top of it, they’re very good quality.

mommashaus:

Slim Fursuit Feet Paw Tutorial. Just finished a second set of feet paws for Halla because my first set isn’t very comfortable for a lot of walking. These feet are significantly smaller than my first set and they have flat shoe bottoms instead of raised silicon paw pads. I do not wish to go any more specific with my process, but I thought having a few photos could be helpful to those seeking to make slim outdoor feet.

Best place for moderately affordable wigs? I quite enjoy cosplaying as Luna Lovegood and I did have gorgeous white blonde hair but I had to dye it back to a natural color cause it was too fried. :(
Anonymous

I do advise looking up hair treatment masks (I know some good ones are made with avocado, honey, olive oil,and/ or egg yolk) and possibly deep conditioning your hair a few times. I used a really good quality conditioner of mine, put it on my dry hair, put a shower cap over it, and on a low setting heated up the showercap/hair with a hair dryer and let it sit for a while, letting it cool and heating it again every so often.

As for wigs I’m really only familiar with the ones I’ve reviewed and bought from in my Wig Review Tag. Most of them are fairly affordable. But remember you do buy what you pay for. 

Five Wit and Arda may be your best bet as she does have longer hair. 

I want to start cosplaying, but im afraid of being judged because I have dark skin and want to be cosplaying as light skinned characters. Im not really sure what to do...
Anonymous

cosplayinamerica:

Do what you feel comfortable doing.

You don’t have to go to a con in cosplay the first time. You can just go in normal clothes, meet some new friends, enjoy the con.

Later on, you can try out casual or closet cosplay. Go to more cons, make friends, be more confident, do a little bit more and so on.

Start smaller and give it time. You may find out cosplay isn’t really for you - and if so, no big deal. You’re not required to like to cosplay. Also remember some of the props and costumes of the more well-known cosplayer may come from years of experience so don’t expect to reach their level within your first try. It’s okay to make mistakes. That’s how we learn.

You will find out in the real world - offline - that most people will be cool with what you are doing. Some may not. That is just life. You can’t pleased everyone. The Chance of someone coming up and saying something is a small percentage. Just remember - your self worth isn’t based on what a random person at a con says.

Hope this helps ! Good luck !

I was wondering, do you think it's okay for me to cosplay characters that are skinnier than me? I'm a little thick around the middle and everyone I want to cosplay is a /lot/ skinnier than I am. Should I just give up?
Anonymous

NEVER GIVE UP.

I’m not skinny, that is a fact. I have some fluff. I’m chubby. I am fat. All the people I cosplay? Skinny and/or fit. I do not care. I cosplay the character because I loved them not because I thought I looked like them.

Keep at it darling.

BTW: If you want to lose weight for health and self-esteem reasons, do it safely. Talk to someone about a work out plan and safe change in your diet. Please.