onsdag 27. juni 2018

Cospaly on a Bugdet December - Star Wars

Ok, I have been very slow with finishing up this one. The theme for December was Star wars and I really wanted to make Padme's Battle Arena outfit from Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones. Budget is still 100 NOK and No way I could make any other of Padme's outfits of that budget. 

The hair
I cut up an old brown wig and twinned the hair around foam rollers and glued this to an elastic band. At the moment I can use my real hair for the rest of the hairstyle.

The arm band
These were made from leftover worbla, some silver paint and a elastic band slued on. 

The belt and The pouches
Luckily I had a commission that left me with some left over brown faux leather. It has a suede quality rather than a smooth surface, but when your budget is tight you can't be too picky. Belt is a strip of brown suede over a thicker piece of fabric with Velcro on the end. 

Same brown fabric sewn together to pouches and a gun holster. These were just hot glued to the belt. (Don't know why I didn't just sew them on)

In the end all brown suede got a bit of detailing with my airbrush and some acrylic paint. 

The Gun
This is not screen accurate at all, not even trying. But a gun looks more interesting on photo, so I repainted an old toy gun which has serves as a steampunk weapon for some time. I'll take it :)

The shoes and booth covers. 
I had a pair of old (broken) white boots. These are not comfortable, I need to ass new soles or something so I don'r end up hurting my feet. These were painted brown, first a abysmal attempt with acrylic paint and glue, then corrected with my airbrush... ok, don't look to closely at them. 

The covers are made from a foam base and then covered with the same brown suede. These are attached to the shoes with more velcro. And detailed with my airbrush. 

The cape
If I had a larger budget I would have bought a nicer fabric, But I needed this upholstery fabric for another project and bought a little extra for this cape because I got a discount. It does work though, so I'm still happy. 

The sweater and pants
Are pieces of clothing from my closet. Since I use them normally I did not want to add more seams or details, so I don't care if this cosplay is not entirely screen accurate. 

So This is what I ended up with from the last budget challenge from 2017. Photos below are taken by cosplay.studio

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