It seems rather strange to go into a store and see end of summer sale items, Halloween costumes, Remembrance Day poppies and Christmas decorations all at the same time. Somehow we have begun blurring the holidays into one big merchandising extravaganza.
A lot of things have changed over the years. It is no longer just an orange and some peanuts in a homemade stocking and one gift. Now the theme seems to be “bigger and better”. We are bombarded with temptations for buying that is combined with an underlying message that it is our job to make others happy and giving them what they want will accomplish the goal. Read More
Basically, it’s totally two different concepts between armor series and fabric series. In the worse condition, the fabric costume can be made by professional tailor, while most armor costume has to be home-made. Of course, the stage influence can be highly different.
In the first place, 70-100 US dollars is the basic budget (including materials, manufacturing fee, color, weapon and other ornaments) to make an armor costume. Generally speaking, the basic materials are the same. It is normal to use Fiber Reinforced Plastics Grille (FRP grille) or Polyvinylchlorid (PVC). FRP is sold in bucket and is cheap as a factorial material. These are the advantages and disadvantages of these two:
Advantages: cheap, easily shaped and manufactured (compared to FRP)
Disadvantages: PVC-made costume is stiff and seriously affects the smoothness in moving, and it cannot be made exquisitely and subtly. And the difficult in coloring is also a vital defect.
From fictional Marvel superheroes, DC Comics’ Justice League, Transformers and other cartoon and gaming characters of USA to Naruto, Bleach, Attack on Titan, One Punch Man, Power Rangers, Dragon Ball Z and animes of Japan. Yes, we do love to see them on the move and save the day. These fictional characters saved us when we were kids from boring days of summer and became an important part of enhancing our imaginative skills as we get older.
These characters taught us that even the weakest one can be a hero someday. They’ve told us out of this world and far from reality stories that excite our inner fantasies more. They’ve become our guilty pleasure and inspiration that we just couldn’t get enough of them! Read More
There are more and more activities being held now and people tend to join in these activities according to their own hobbies. For those who like music, they may prefer to take part in some activities related to music, for those who like cosplay, they may get themselves in cosplay. In fact, cosplay recently attracts more and more people as anime and manga are so popular. Cosplay is actually the replay of plots in anime movies and manga books, so for those anime and manga addicts, they are happy to join in cosplay activities. Read More
Cosplay wigs are usually hand-styled and they do not fall into the category of standard wigs. A particular pattern or design is followed while making these wigs whose colors match the cosplay character flawlessly. However, it is advisable to make sure that your cosplay wig receives proper caring which is essential for ensuring its durability. In the subsequent paragraphs, we will mention some essential guidelines for maintaining cosplay wigs.
The strands of the wigs must be nurtured using top-quality products for a minimum of 5 to 10 minutes before cleaning them. Otherwise, you may also sprinkle some conditioner on the wet wig.
Although very fashionable, the artificial wigs are susceptible to damage if subjected to heat. With the advancement in cosplay technology, it is now possible to dry the wig without damaging it and this can be achieved by covering it with a dry cloth and after that draining it carefully. Read More
Cosplay, a portmanteau of “costume” and “play” and pillar of anime, comic book and science fiction conventions worldwide has reached new levels of popularity in the West. The SyFy channel is scheduled to release the TV series “Heroes of Cosplay” next month, and cosplay is slowly becoming an understood term even in non-geek communities. Though the act of dressing in fan-made costumes of popular characters may not have originated in Japan itself, the term today generally brings images of Japan, and rightly so – cosplay is a huge business there. Read More
Deciding Your Costume:
First things first… you need a character to portray. If you already know who you want to be then you’re good to go, if not do your research and figure out exactly who you are going to be! So this year I’m going to Dragon*con in Atlanta, me and my boyfriend are group cosplaying as Daenarys and Drogo from Game of Thrones. I’ve been all over Ebay finding the right outfit… and honestly it didn’t take to long. Just type in which character you want to be and see what pops up. With Daenarys being a very eclectic name it didn’t take me to long to find her wedding dress. Read More
Cosplay is a youth subculture originating in Japan. The moniker is derived from what “costume” and “play”, and is believed to have been first thought up in 1984 with a Japanese studio executive named Nov Takahashi. When he wrote for Japanese science fiction magazines concerning the impressive costumes worn by attendees in the La Globe Science Fiction Convention, he gradually adopted the portmanteau term cosplay, which is often used to explain the trend today. Read More