onsdag 30. mai 2018

Behind the sceens of the Wizard Photoshoot

In between making new costumes (and not finishing any of them) I had a photoshoot with my Wizard cosplay together with the insanely talented Cosplay.studio.

As always when travelling and you only wear half your cosplay you feel fantastic. :p And you get a lot of even weirder looks

Even a cosplay Diva must carry her own stuff... That was a looong walk

Setting up equipment, testing light balance and testing poses. These test shoots are actually some of the funnies parts of a shoot.  

As the cosplay diva I am I need to fox my makeup

And to chill with some food (When going to a location for a shoot we often stay for many hours, food and warm clothes are important)

The results
And then the photographers find the perfect light settings, fire up the smoke machines and work their magic. 

 Getting the full effect of colored flashes in a dungeon. 

And just look at the effect of the smoke machines <3 

onsdag 25. april 2018

More Easter Eggs from 2018

I made several more Easter Eggs, these were gifts.

Baby Krogan

Chibi Big Daddy


fredag 20. april 2018

The Erring Sisters

I have started a cosplay page together with my sister, Bettcanard 

Cosplay, crafting and costumes has been our shared passion since we were kids and we thought it was about time we joined forces. We will work together to produce books, tutorials and commissions within SFX makeup, costuming, prop etc. To start it of we are planning to make our first collaboration costume, where Elisabeth will make casting of the armor parts and Christina will sew the rest. In addition we also have team cosplay plans in the making, stay tuned.

We have both been working with cosplay as a hobby since 2011, but really want to take it to the next level. - Elisabeth is currently studying SFX Makeup (Mask and Hair design) at Westerdals in Oslo focusing on makeup appliances, molding and casting. - Christina has a master in industrial design and works a lot with prop making in a workshop in Oslo (Bitraf) and gaining new skills within sewing. She has also published a book about cosplay for beginners. ​ Follow us on social media to get a glimpse of our work in progress projects and everyday adventures.

lørdag 31. mars 2018

Happy Easter 2018 - Overwatch themed Easter Eggs

It is time for the Easter Eggs again and this year the theme I'm going for is Overwatch. And I'm going to make three egg designs: Overwatch logo, the onion plushy and Symmetra's turret. 

And as always I start off with a plain cheap egg, and my only "rule" is that I still can be able to open it (and fill it with candy) after the transformation.  

The OW logo
Ok, this was pretty basic. Foam details glued onto the the egg. Then added paint and some dry brushing. 

Symmetra Turret
A little more advanced. I cut out a hole in the middle and added an indent with worbla with a "visor" made from transparent worbla. Feet are also made from worbla. Then a little paint and some airbrush. 

The onion plushy - Pachimari
Details are only 2 mm foam cut outs and some paint ^_^

There you go - Happy Easter

torsdag 15. februar 2018

Sombra Makeup - the ears

There are several videos showing hot to put on smokey eyes and purple lips, but not that many showing how to create stretched ear lobes. 
I made these collages of reference photos for the work in progress book I showed the judges. 

To make fake ear lobes it really helped to get a cast of your own ears. This was my Christmas present a year ago, casted by my very talented sister. 

As for the earplugs I scuplted them in clay, molded in silicon and casted in resin. And I will use them as guides for my ear sculpting

The love scuplt was made with hard chavant clay and Monter clay for the dividing walls. 

I ended up with a three part mold, which was very complex. Later I have learned another technique which makes it a little easier. (more on that when the tutorials on Princess Nuala are done).

All parts of my molds. I fill them with gelatin

The raw casts, needs to be cleaned up. To get rid of seam lined you can heat up the back of a spoon and smooth out the seam. This gently melts the gelatin

Test with the plugs. 

I am hoping to make a full video tutorial on how to attach the wig and pun on the makeup and ears, but that will have to be next time I'm wearing it (as it takes so long to do it just for a test)

Full makeup
Photo by Cosplay.studio