Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Bending PVC for Whatever You Please!

I used PVC to create some fairly intricate branches, as mentioned previously in this post. PVC can be a very versitile material, but you need to know how to work with it. Here, I'll show you how to do it!
You are sooo beautifuuuul... or will be eventually

A Bit on PVC

PVC is inexpensive and readily available. It's also fairly lightweight, though it can get quite heavy when used in large quantities as I did for this project; still, it was the best material choice for my needs because I don't have unlimited funds!

If you need simple, straight shapes stuck together, you probably won't need to bend anything at all. You can take advantage of the many types of connectors they make for PVC. Just be sure to glue them together with PVC glue, which is in the same aisle, or something else to ensure they don't pop apart on you!

A Video

Here is a video of the below process in action, though without the sand step (I was trying to flatten the pipe, so I didn't want it full of sand).

Find the full tutorial after the jump!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

3 Valuable Costume Resources You Can Thrift

Hello, everyone! I still haven't reached my goal of one post per week yet (clearly), but I am trying my best! Leave a comment and let me know you're reading to give me encouragement! ^_^

Thrift stores are a godsend to cosplayers. Besides the obvious as-is costume pieces, here are a few things you should think about thrifting for your costume!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Who Designs This Stuff, Anyway?

Weird things that float around your body, gravity-defying hair, materials and textures that don't exist... designers of games and anime keep us busy with ridiculous crap, don't they? It's almost as though they don't realize/care that someone is going to try to make these things in real life. Jerks.

Anyway, one example of this fun little quirk of cosplay that I ran into was giant effing feathers:

Like.. what?

Sunday, June 21, 2015

3 Things To Do Before Buying Anything for Your Next Costume

When you get all jazzed up about a new costume, it's easy to want to start buying and sewing RIGHTNOWRIGHTNOW. Even careful planning can result in buying too much, so it's good to take a breather before running around buying fabric and wigs and OMG THESE BUTTONS ARE PERFECT I'LL TAKE 8 PACKS JUST IN CASE AND... okay. This is why.