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
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