**SIDE NOTE** - Thanks for checking out my tutorial! I have actually submitted this Han Solo cosplay to The Geekie Awards and would love your support by voting for me here. You can vote every 24 hours until March 30th, 2013. I hope you have found this tutorial helpful and thanks for the support! **
Apologies that this belt tutorial is going to come in two parts, but I just found that there is so much to go over! This tutorial will cover most of the leather parts and what pattern I used for Han Solo’s gun holster and belt.
I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into when I started making this part of the cosplay. Continue reading →
**EDIT** Thanks for checking out my tutorial! I have actually submitted this Han Solo cosplay to The Geekie Awards and would love your support by voting for me here. You can vote every 24 hours until March 30th, 2013. I hope you have found this tutorial helpful and thanks for the support!
I knew that the key to a convincing vest was finding the right type of material. I decided to hit up some thrift shops and just see what was out there. Specifically, I was looking for something in a stiff black fabric that would give it the rugged and outdoorsy look – maybe something like canvas or khaki. And I wanted to make sure the material wasn’t flimsy like a windbreaker or too thin of a cotton. Although I found a few pieces that might work, I decided on this black peacoat and was pretty confident that I could turn it into a vest.
Granted that I didn’t get to attend Wondercon since it was all the way in Anaheim this year, I was really itching to go to some comic event before the big San Diego convention. Thank goodness for the Big Wow … Continue reading →
Now, onto the part of the cosplay that I was dreading – making the She-Ra crown/headpiece. How would this stay on the entire day? Would it make my wig fall off? Could I wear this without looking ridiculously foolish? I definitely did not want to discover my photo on the Cosplay Hall of Shame sites. Continue reading →
While researching what type of material to use for armor, I came across Kamui Cosplay’s blog, which blew me away! Her craftsmanship and attention to detail is amazing and her WOW cosplays are to die for! Turns out she uses a lot of Wonderflex in her costumes. So after doing some reading up on the stuff, I decided to buy a large roll of Wonderflex (free shipping too) since I figured it might come in handy for future cosplays. Continue reading →
So my first order of business for starting my She-Ra cosplay was to make boot covers. I actually thought this would be a simple task consisting of 1) some spandex fabric 2) making 2 pieces and sewing it in a boot shape 3) wearing it like a sock over an old pair of high boots. Well, apparently finding gold spandex fabric is much harder than I thought. Had I known that, I would have ordered some through Spandex World!
After a super fun Friday at Wondercon, I had no problem waking up bright and early for another geek filled day. But instead of putting on yet another Star Wars T-shirt, today I was going as… dun dun da dahh… PIKACHU! Here’s my original concept art for it. Professional, I know! Continue reading →