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More Big Bang Fantastic Baby! This time with lmctohma as Daesung!

Photos by Lionboogy

Looking back, wearing heavy overcoats in the Atlanta heat and humidity may have been a bad idea. #sohot hahaha

-Heather

— 2 days ago with 10 notes
#big bang  #kpop cosplay  #anime weekend atlanta 

Con season is over for me but I’m still working on new projects. I’ve been watching The Night Watchman’s Journal recently and I love the Joseon era clothing so I started putting together a Moo Seok cosplay.

-Heather

— 3 days ago with 3 notes

lmctohma:

Big Bang cosplay!  I’ve had the fabric to make this version of G-Dragon for about six months and i finally got motivated to actually make it. I’m so glad I had a T.O.P. to hang with :3

Me as G-Dragon from Big Bang’s “Monster” MV with Fire Raising cosplay as T.O.P. 

Photos by Lionboogy. Taken at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2014

— 3 days ago with 9 notes
#big bang  #heather does kpop stuff 
Anonymous asked: Hello! i am making an AOT cosplay and i thought your blades came out great. a couple of questions: first, did your blade ever bend / fold? i was considering using a different, fold - resistant materiant for the "core" of the blade instead of foam core, but if you never had an issue i wont worry about it. second, how did the edges of the foam look once painted? i have seen others use wood filler, do you think this is needed? also, spray paint or acrylic brush? thanks so much!


Answer:

My blades were fairly sturdy, even when packed in luggage one blade only ever received a minor crease except they got totally bent and destroyed when the TSA lovingly decided to rip through my checked luggage coming back from Otakon 2013. Studier material would definitely remove the risk of creases, I just used what I had available that was lightweight and didn’t involve any power tools.

The edges for me were really smooth and lines weren’t too noticeable but I really took my time in cutting everything out and making sure everything was painted evenly. If you rush the cutting or aren’t the steadiest cutter then they make come out sort of choppy. I don’t think any filler is necessary.

I would avoid spray paint if possible and stick to acrylic. Spray paints have the tendency of eating the foam whereas you’re 100% safe using acrylics.

-Heather

— 5 days ago with 3 notes

10.03.2014 Anime USA Photoshoot - Gekkan Shoujo (Part 1)

Photographer: Brian Mint

Photo of Mamiko and Suzuki taken by: Sara Hoffpauir

Cosplayers:

Nozaki: Fire-Raising Cosplay

Chiyo: Ren Nishihara

Mamiko: Acro Sterling

Suzuki: Self

Mikorin: Kevin Pawk

Hori: Hyouga

Kashima: kyonkichikun

Seiyo: Amecandy

(Source: mintblyk, via kyonkichikun)

— 5 days ago with 20 notes

cosplayruinedmylife:

COSPLAYRUINEDMYLIFE’S 2,000 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY!

We are so close to 2,000 followers and to thank all of you we’re giving away not one, but two signed copies of Breaking All The Rules: Cosplay & The Art of Self-Expression! “A book project to document cosplayer culture across the USA in interviews and photographs.”

The contest will run until 4pm EST on October 31st, 2014. We will randomly select 2 winners. Winners will be messaged by fire-raising and must respond within 48 hours or they will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be randomly selected.

We will also ship ANYWHERE so don’t let location hold you back from entering!

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Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favour!

Only a little over 2 weeks left to enter!

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— 6 days ago with 153 notes
goongiveup:

cosplayruinedmylife:

[Careless Whisper plays in the background]
Ichibancon 2013 (weekend 2) | Photo by Mark Clifton

Great photo and costumes! Might I ask what kind of black wig you used?

Thank you :) It was just a generic short black wig that I got off Amazon. I think it was listed as a Durarara Izaya wig.-Heather

goongiveup:

cosplayruinedmylife:

[Careless Whisper plays in the background]

Ichibancon 2013 (weekend 2) | Photo by Mark Clifton

Great photo and costumes! Might I ask what kind of black wig you used?

Thank you :) It was just a generic short black wig that I got off Amazon. I think it was listed as a Durarara Izaya wig.

-Heather

— 1 week ago with 28 notes
Here’s an awesome photo of my Ren Koumei Dantalion Djinn Equip (try saying that 10 times fast) from AUSA!
Photo by Shelley Cosplay and Photography
Bonus teaser for MEGA WIND GALACTIC BUTTCAPE ACTION!

-Heather

Here’s an awesome photo of my Ren Koumei Dantalion Djinn Equip (try saying that 10 times fast) from AUSA!

Photo by Shelley Cosplay and Photography

Bonus teaser for MEGA WIND GALACTIC BUTTCAPE ACTION!

-Heather

— 1 week ago with 15 notes
#magi  #ren koumei  #ausa  #anime usa 
officialglokmusic asked: Oooh Heather! I planned on doing Nana's Catallena outfit for Animazement next year, and seeing you have made it already, can you give me some tips? Please please please!!


Answer:

Yay more Orange Caramel!!!!!

As for tips, I used Simplicity pattern 4070 for the top of the dress (and just reversed the lace and fabric layers) and used a basic circle skirt pattern for the bottom to get more volume. For the headpiece I used cardboard from an cereal box and covered it in matching fabric and attached a headband that tied at the back and could be pinned in place for extra security. Other than that I bought lace gloves and a big poofy petticoat to go along with the outfit. :)

-Heather

— 1 week ago with 7 notes

softwearhacks:

Bunny, bunny, bunny ears! This cute wire headband can be twisted into bunny ears or a bow and easily dresses up a hairstyle.  Best of all, T]this simple tutorial takes about 30 minutes total.

Full tutorial on my blog! (\__/)

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— 1 week ago with 229 notes