fredag 24. januar 2014

Steampunk Geisha

For about a year ago I posted a concept for a steampunk Geisha which I wore at Närcon 2012. In my eager to make new costumes I forgot to post the result here on the blogosphere. Well, I love how it turned out and we had an amazing photo shoot at a technical museum in Sweden.

My inspiration

My concept

And my result

I kinda love it. 

onsdag 8. januar 2014

Morrigan Dragon Age Inquisition

Finally I got the photoshoot done, we found a fort in Oslo (Akershus festning) And a really nice whiskey bar (The Dubliner). Photoshoot was done together with Karin Olava Effect. And check out Chrix Design on facebook for more cosplay randomness.

Documentation of the making of the costume you can find here. And everything was made in two weeks, that's a personal record.

And if you want to know how Karin Olava made her armor, check out her tumblr
Hanging out at a Tavern

"Are you coming Morrigan?" - "But the magic is so pretty!"

Secret pocket for cold hands

Open that door already!

Searching dungeons

Morrigan approves of Dragon Age Inquisition. Happy face :)
And even though her shoes doesn't show I finished the look with my Bunad shoes

mandag 6. januar 2014

Bloody masquerade

I apparently can't stop making stuff if I see an awesome idea. And the other day when I was browsing pinterest I found this interesting makup concept. This must be tried, and for you I documented the process. 
 Make up by Sandra Holmbom

And I was going to Kultcon and needed something to wear on the first day ;)

So the entire outfit with makeup was put together in just a couple of hours. 

You need a mask, and I didn't bother to make one to I bought a pre-made from Panduro.

After trimming it to my liking, I added a layer of glue to the front and several layers of tape and glue on the backside to get that "uneven flesh look". 

The inside was painted with red and dark brown acryllic paint, with a layer of glue over to get a more shiny effect efter it dried. 

For the front I used the same foundation I was going to use on my skin and sealed it with fixing spray. 

Then I added a few details as staple stitched along the rim. And a rod covered in a satin ribbon with feathers and a few single earrings I had laying around.  

A little fake blood was added in the end to make it look "freshly torn off". 

The mask
Build up with latex and tissue.

Then color the latex with dark brown and red acrylic paint. 

When it has dried you peel it off and use the mask as a template to cut it into shape. I wanted it to completely follow the shape of the mask. 

On the day of application use either liquid latex of skin glue to attach it to you face. Use Liquid latex to seal the edges. 

Touch up the paint and add fake blood with a stipple sponge around the edges. And droplets of blood down your face. 

I also applied a smoky eye beauty makeup with false lashes. And white contacts for max effect.