tirsdag 14. november 2017

Cosplay on a Budget November - Original Character Inspired form the Kitchen

The theme for November is a little different, here are the details from Martini's workshop:

November is here! And the theme is Original characters!! Take out your creativity and show off your oc! This time tho it has some criteria to be made: 
1. A 3 sentenced backstory! It can be longer but 3 sentences is minimum
2. 3 different things on the costume! For instance horns, capes, jewelry etc.
3. An object from the kitchen!!!!


So I was thinking of sweets, the sugar plum fairy and inspiration from Sakizou (no way I'm going to get that level of detailing into my costume for 100 NOK, but inspiration is good). I'm excited for this, updates will come later. 
Sakizou artwork

onsdag 8. november 2017

I am part of Nerdeportalen Cosplay

I am happy to announce that I am part of Nerdeportalen Cosplay. 

What is that you ask? Nerdeportalen is a Norwegian retailer, they sell nerdy clothes and cosplay supplies. As they are very engaged with the cosplay community they offered to set up a print shop with their stand when they were present at different conventions, from there it only grew. Nerdeportalen Cosplay is a cooperation between several cosplayers, photographers and Nerdeportalen themselves. 

I am not the only one let me introduce the lovely people who are taking part in this project (and we are looking for new joiners too)

The Cospalyers

The photographers

And

Together we want to offer more back to the community by offering workshops, photo shoots, panels etc. And this means we have taken print sales a step further. It is not easy for a small cosplayer as myself to set up a shop by my own, and definitely not worth it in case of return of investment. 

So I present to you https://nerdeportalen.com/ our international print shop. https://www.nerdeportalen.no/ is the place to visit if you live in Norway. 

tirsdag 31. oktober 2017

Cosplay on a budget October: Monsters

The theme for the 100NOK/10EUR/10USD challenge for October was Monsters! I have so many monsters I wanna make. But some of these I might have to save for later. 

But I made a creepy clown as my monster (and as my Halloween costume)


In addition I pimped up my old Spider Queen, by using parts from other cosplay I didn't have to spend anything on making a new concept. 
Photo by reflective.photography and cosplay.studio

But for future monsters I really want to make a version of Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas. But a little more vintage pinup style on the dress and hair. This is also a perfect budget project as I can use a lot of scrap fabric. I don't think my costume will be like this illustration, but it gives you an idea of where I'm going. 
Art by Veebsy

Also Hannah Alexander revealed her complete design of Sally yesterday, so I might find some inspiration within her design too.  
Art by Hannah Alexander

And maybe make the full costume for Emily from Corpse Bride. But I don't think I can make this under 100 NOK.

mandag 30. oktober 2017

Updated Spider Queen

Last Halloween I made a Spider Queen inspired costume, but I was not really happy with the completed look. Therefor I did a redesign for the Halloween event at the hospital. 

Photo by cosplay.studio and reflective.photography

I wanted a more regal look and ended up reusing my Morrigan cosplay for some of the parts. And I had tons of spider web left overs from decoration my apartment. 



To get more spider details I used this table runner as decorations down the front. 

The finished result
Photo by cosplay.studio and reflective.photography

Photo by cosplay.studio and reflective.photography

Here is also a recap of how I made the Face application:
I wanted eight eyes for my costume, that meant a little sculpting. I already had a face cast of myself (gift from my sister) and I used Monster Clay to sculpt the overall shape and details and resin eyes for the eyes.

Then I cased the sculpt in plaster. After it was cleaned out I poured gelatin into it. 

Gelatin mix is one part gelatin powder, 1 part glycerin and 1 part 50/50 honey and warm water. 

My raw cast


Then came painting. I base painted it with PAX (50/50 pros aide and acrylic paint) This way I can continue using acrylic paint for detailing with out it chipping off. 


Video tutorial for the makeup 

And while taking the makeup off I realized it looked kinda cool without the wig, like a spider alien almost

Crown
The crown is made from left over worbla pieces. The web is hot glue. The crown is attached to my head with the help of a plastic headband.


This is Halloween

I love fall and Halloween, all the colors and creepy creative. And every year I make a few looks inspired by this season. Here you can see some of my earlier tutorials, eg how to make a zombie makeup.

For this season I give you fist a cute look with the witch Mercy (closet cosplay)

And another closet cosplay Emily from Corpse Bride

I also visited the children's ward again as a Spider Queen (updated version)
Photo by cosplay.studio and reflective.photography

And here's the full group of cosplayers, with Nordic garrison in strong numbers. 

And while in the middle of taking off the makeup I realized this could be a great look with a bald cap too - Spider Alien. 

I also hosted my own Halloween party this year (I never get the time to do so) And created this clown inspired look. 


All of NCC team Norway 2017 represent, me, Superhero Girl Creations and Bettcanard. 

And as a tradition I made a new purse for my costume, to match my freak show spirit of the night. 


And decorated my house for a Halloween party


Lastly there was a Halloween part at the office at work and my darling sister Bettcanard casted a third eye for me and I created this Fortune teller look.




Welcome to my home this dreadful night (Halloween decorations)

This year I finally had the time to decorate my apartment for Halloween. Here is what I did. The hallway got some laser cut bats (just laser cut out of black carton) and a spider web adorned lantern. 

And more bats when you come in :)

 These poison bottles are just glass bottles from the trash that is painted matte black (with gesso actually) And I glued on a printed label found on pinterest. 

Also a package of spider web from the joke shop lasts for ever! And I bought two in case one was not enough. I ended up having spider webs every where, including all over the spider queen dress. 

 More trash bottles used as decorations. 

The branches in the vase got small bats all over it and my glass cloche ended up housing a small spider cave diorama. This was made by scavenging dead branches, gluing those together adding the web (I had enough I promise) some fake spiders and an artificial candle.  


But the decoration that bothered the most people was the fact that this picture was left askew on purpose.