HotGlue Casting Tutorial
1 high temp hot glue gun
Silicon mold. You can use a fondant silicon mold (The ones used to decorate cakes) A soap silicon mold, or resin silicon mold. The mold MUST be made of silicon for this method to work
High temp glue sticks
Wait for the glue gun to heat up fully (I let mine sit for around 3-5 minuets) Once fully heated fill each mold up all the way. If a little goes over the edges that is okay you can cut he extra away.
Wait for each piece to cool fully before removing from mold. Once they are fully cooled you can lay them out to be painted. First layer is a primer. The choice of primer is up to you, I picked white. This is an outside part of the job as it calls for spray paint. Place each piece face up and spray a layer of primer on. I ended up spraying about 4 layers. You can also paint the underside if you wish.
Once the primer is fully dried you are ready to paint the detail. Depending on what you are doing you can either use a colored can of spray paint or you can hand paint the pieces with acrylic paint. I’ve done both methods as I needed everything to be solid gold for my Seth cosplay while for my White Rabbit cosplay as I needed a mixture of colors on one piece. Finishing can be, leave as is or add a gloss of your choice.
Adding the pieces to your project is really easy, just turn the glue gun back on and wait for it to heat up once more. Add glue to the back of the cast piece before carefully placing it in the proper location.
You can make everything from buttons, clasps, gems, to pieces that look like armor.
DISCLAIMER!!! THIS METHOD USES A HIGH TEMP HOT GLUE GUN WHICH CAN CAUSE A SECOND TO EVEN A THIRD DEGREE BURN. BE CAREFUL WHEN USING THIS METHOD. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BURN YOURSELF, SOMEONE ELSE, OR ANYTHING FOR THAT MATTER.
I hope this was helpful and please I would love to see photos of what you’ve created ^__^
Repairing and remaking parts of Muron’s armor in time for AB in 2 weeks.
Tutorial: Biast Tape Trim via Hong Kong Finish
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If you have a project where you want to put double folded bias tape at the edge of your coat or neck line or sleeves or whatever, but don’t want to top stitch the entire bias tape down or spend the hours hand stitching a back seam? Then this tutorial is for you!
The Hong Kong Finish is a semi-hidden seam finish that can be used on bias tape to make a clean seam on your front, while using tight stitching of similar colors to hide away a back stitch. Much faster than hand stitching and still gives you a much cleaner finish than top stitching!
fresh outta katsucon i’m already back for more of you nerds at ANIME BOSTON 2014
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i do half hour shoots for $40 as well as hour shoots for $60 for solos up to groups of 4 people (+$5/extra person after that). you will receive ~20 edited, finalized photos per half hour we shoot within three weeks of the convention. you’ll also receive a $10 lifetime discount to every shoot after just the first you book with me!!
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If foundation and such are about creating a blank canvas, then eyes and lips are where your creativity can run wild! Here’s where you can add colors and shape your look to suit the character you are dressed as. Personally, I find this to be the most fun part. My face routine is fairly standard, but I love experimenting with different eyeshadow techniques and lip colors.
The wig I ordered from Epic Cosplay arrived today so after a quick cut and style Myoue is now complete! Although I’m probably going to trim another inch or two off the back of the wig since it’s sort of mullety right now aha.
Now if only I had a scooter to zip around on… BEEP BEEP.
Your Myoue looks fantastic so far! I love Kyousougiga and I'm really excited to see the finished product :)
Thank you!!!! I’ve gotten so much great feedback that I really wasn’t expecting! :D
Absolutely LOOOOVE the Myoue cosplay!! it's so accurate and looks great! I really wanted to cosplay Koto for Anime Boston but I had no idea how to approach the hammer with only this much time left ;_;
Ahh thank you so much! :D I’m actually part of a small group with a Koto and Inari (and possibly others? maybe?). Hopefully we run into you at some point over the weekend.
Spent my morning sewing and finished up Myoue. I just need to wait for my wig to come in and everything’s all done.
Anime Boston Cosplays:
- Tomoe - Kamisama Kiss
- Myoue - Kyousougiga
- Ithnan - Magi
- Muron Alexius - Magi
- T.O.P - Big Bang
- JunJin - Shinhwa
I still need to finish sewing Myoue, give Muron’s armor and wig an overhaul from last summer and I think I’ll make Ithnan’s staff while I’m at it.