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!