Q:i really want to cosplay elizabeth from burial at sea, but im having a lot of trouble finding a wig... apparently i need to find a wig with a "lace front" for her bangs but all the wigs i find like that don't have a part so i have no idea what to do!
Hello, Anon! Lace front wigs are great, and is probably going to give you great results. I recommend Arda’s selection. I wouldn’t worry about the part, many can be easily styled into what you need. It will just need a cut and curl when you’re done. Arda has LOTS of tutorials to help with styling. I think you may have luck with the “Imladris” style. I can’t be sure, since I have not had any experience with the style. Email the Arda staff, and they can help with your questions! They are AMAZING!!
However, if you are uncomfortable with lace-front wigs (they can be tricky to look good when you’re wearing them), wig tape can be used to hold down the front of any wig to pull off the style you require. That is what I do with any of my wigs that don’t have bangs to hide the edge of the wig. :]
Best of luck!
Q:Hello! I am wanting to do Hellboy but a female version, unfortunately I am stuck on his hand. I have tried to make it out of Great Stuff foam and carve the shape out but I did not like the after look. And I decided that I wanted a movable hand. Any tips or help you can give would be awesome! Thanks!!!
Unfortunately, we at CGC have little experience with mechanics in prop making, as well as sculpting. My friends love to carve a prop out in hard foam and cover it in fiberglass or paper clay, but I honestly have no idea about mechanizing it!!
Dear readers, if you have any suggestions for this asker, please pass it along!!
Best of luck on your Cosplay!
Q:Hello there! In 22 days, I have a con to go to. I'll be cosplaying Edward Elric from fullmetal alchemist, and I'm making the costume myself. Don't worry, I've already finished making my costume. I was just wondering, do you have any suggestions for keeping my hair in place? I'll have my hair in a braid, and I don't want it to get messy or ruined throughout that day. And tips?
To avoid flyaways, I recommend a smoothing spray/balm/etc. a lot of common brands carry them. After that, I am obsessed with Aussie Freezing hairspray! I used it on my victory rolls for Dapper Day, as well as for curls, and it all stayed put ALL DAY! My hair barely holds a curl for 20 minutes!! (If you’re using a wig, Aqua Net is great for keeping fibers put) I hope this helps!! ~CGC~
There will be people who tell you that you’re too fat, or thin, or black, or white to cosplay a character. For every one of them, there are 10 who love your cosplay. Don’t listen to the hate.
Q:Hey there, I need some help, I'm thinking of doing a Samus Aran cosplay, but I'm having a massive block on what to make her armor out of? I've been leaning more towards Crafting Foam but I've also read that Wonderflex is better for the more rounder pieces of armor. What are your views on this?
While the two of us don’t have a lot of experience with, I can try to help the best I can!
If you use basic craft foam, dilute some Elmer’s white glue and soak the foam in it, then mold it into the shape you need. You can also paint layers over the foam with a foam brush when you have it in the right shape (but wait for it to dry between coats). When the glue dries, you have lightweight armor! This is an affordable method, so it is easy to practice with it before the final result with room for trial and error. I have seen people build some really convincing armor out of craft foam. I believe you can even sand it when you finish (by hand, though, no power tools!)
Wonderflex is good, too, and strong. There are LOTS of tutorials on Cosplay.com for it. There is also Worbla, but I recommend that for experienced cosplayers. Worbla can be tricky. While easy to use, making it look polished in the end takes lots of practice!
Most of my prop building friends gravitate towards foam for its lightweight quality and affordability, even if they have experience with other products like Wonderflex.
I hope this helps, even if a little bit! I know the Coscom forums are full of tutorials, too!
Best of luck to you, and happy cosplaying!
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A few of you asked me how to do colored brows after I posted my rainbow eyebrow look so here’s how! :)
- Fill in your eyebrow with white liner. I used an Elf Eye Liner.
- Brush your eyebrow out with a spooly brush. This will remove any excess liner and coat all the hairs.
- Apply eyeshadow to your eyebrow in the desired color with a stiff angled brush. I used a matte eyeshadow from the Shany Bold and Bright 120 Eyeshadow Palette and a MAC 266SE brush.
- Clean up any mistakes with a Q-tip, apply the rest of your eye makeup and then you’re done, it’s that simple!
It’s nice to know how to color my eyebrows this way.
Now I don’t have to go through the trouble of dying my eyebrows, too.
SO GLAD I LEARNED THIS