QuestionYou were at ECCC. Does this mean you live near Seattle? I think I saw you there. Answer

Yes I was!  I live in the Seattle area, and I usually attend the local konventions here, including ECCC, Sakurakon, and PAX Prime.  I’d like to go to GeekGirlKon this year, too! :>

jeddychan Asked
QuestionI saw pictures of your awesome Lautrec costume, and it showed me that making it out of EVA foam and having it look correct is totally possible. I have some 2 foot by 2 foot EVA floor mats lying around, but I probably don't have enough of them. I just wanted to know, how much EVA foam did you end up using? Answer

Oh, yeah!  EVA foam kan be very versatile: it mostly komes down to how you seal/paint it. I didn’t use foam for every part of my Lautrec kostume, but most of it is made from 12”x18” foam sheets at 5mm thickness.  I believe I used about 15 sheets like that for all the armor, including the helmet, chest, back, gorget, upper arms, elbows, forearms, thighs and knees.  The shins, hands, feet, shoulders, and abdominal parts are made from thinner plastic (1/16” ABS and 0.02” polypropylene) to keep them from getting too bulky.  I hope that’s helpful for you! :>

Anonymous Asked
QuestionHey, just saw your Lautrec cosplay and its the best I've seen. I'm new to cosplay and I want to start building my own sets. Do you have any state guide, progression pictures, anything that could help me out? Thank you, and keep making great outfits. Answer

Thank you! :>  Kosplay kan be a really fun and rewarding hobby.

I mentioned a few places that I learned about kostume fabrication techniques from in this post from a little while back.  The best advice I kan think of for someone new to kosplay is to start with a simple project and play to your strengths.  It kan be tempting to plan out a very ambitious project because you love something very much, but, if you attempt something beyond your skill level, the process kan be really frustrating.  I’ve seen other people try to take on their “dream kosplay” without previous experience in one medium or another and it almost always ends up being a slow, expensive, and often fruitless process.

 If you have any experience with any kind of fabrication, be it sewing, sculpting, drawing/painting, or anything krafty like that, it kan be really good to choose a project that uses your existing skills.  Part of what makes kosplay fun for a lot of people is that they get to show off their skills! :>

Good luck in your kosplay endeavors. Do your best! :>!

fuckyeahpraisethesun:

AMAZING Artotias cosplayer I spotted a bit ago! Not a bad Dark Souls cosplay turn out so far.

That’s my friend caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamravioli!! :> fuckyeahpraisethesun:

AMAZING Artotias cosplayer I spotted a bit ago! Not a bad Dark Souls cosplay turn out so far.

That’s my friend caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamravioli!! :> fuckyeahpraisethesun:

AMAZING Artotias cosplayer I spotted a bit ago! Not a bad Dark Souls cosplay turn out so far.

That’s my friend caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamravioli!! :>

fuckyeahpraisethesun:

AMAZING Artotias cosplayer I spotted a bit ago! Not a bad Dark Souls cosplay turn out so far.

That’s my friend caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamravioli!! :>

fuckyeahpraisethesun:

Just snagged a photo of this awesome Ornstein; hope to see more Souls outfits this weekend too.

My good friend needlesneversleep as Ornstein!

fuckyeahpraisethesun:

So excited I got to see this Lautrec in person! And huge props to him for being so patient while I took these photos, haha.

Yeah!! Sakura-Kon was fun this weekend, but also pretty busy for me.  It was good to meet you, even though I wasn’t able to stick around for long. :> fuckyeahpraisethesun:

So excited I got to see this Lautrec in person! And huge props to him for being so patient while I took these photos, haha.

Yeah!! Sakura-Kon was fun this weekend, but also pretty busy for me.  It was good to meet you, even though I wasn’t able to stick around for long. :> fuckyeahpraisethesun:

So excited I got to see this Lautrec in person! And huge props to him for being so patient while I took these photos, haha.

Yeah!! Sakura-Kon was fun this weekend, but also pretty busy for me.  It was good to meet you, even though I wasn’t able to stick around for long. :> fuckyeahpraisethesun:

So excited I got to see this Lautrec in person! And huge props to him for being so patient while I took these photos, haha.

Yeah!! Sakura-Kon was fun this weekend, but also pretty busy for me.  It was good to meet you, even though I wasn’t able to stick around for long. :>

fuckyeahpraisethesun:

So excited I got to see this Lautrec in person! And huge props to him for being so patient while I took these photos, haha.

Yeah!! Sakura-Kon was fun this weekend, but also pretty busy for me.  It was good to meet you, even though I wasn’t able to stick around for long. :>

Who else is koming to SakuraKon2014 this weekend?  Maybe I’ll see you there!

colossal-homo:

what is going on who planned all this
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what is going on who planned all this
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what is going on who planned all this
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colossal-homo:

what is going on who planned all this

It’s a kosplayer meme from “FaceBook™,” but I thought it might fit better here on www.tumblr.com.

azimedes:

Another shoot I did at ECCC, this time with my good friend blatsuura of his Rule 63 Psylocke. :) He looked awesome!

Awesome pictures my friend took of my Fake Geek Boy Psylocke this past ECCC! :> azimedes:

Another shoot I did at ECCC, this time with my good friend blatsuura of his Rule 63 Psylocke. :) He looked awesome!

Awesome pictures my friend took of my Fake Geek Boy Psylocke this past ECCC! :> azimedes:

Another shoot I did at ECCC, this time with my good friend blatsuura of his Rule 63 Psylocke. :) He looked awesome!

Awesome pictures my friend took of my Fake Geek Boy Psylocke this past ECCC! :> azimedes:

Another shoot I did at ECCC, this time with my good friend blatsuura of his Rule 63 Psylocke. :) He looked awesome!

Awesome pictures my friend took of my Fake Geek Boy Psylocke this past ECCC! :> azimedes:

Another shoot I did at ECCC, this time with my good friend blatsuura of his Rule 63 Psylocke. :) He looked awesome!

Awesome pictures my friend took of my Fake Geek Boy Psylocke this past ECCC! :> azimedes:

Another shoot I did at ECCC, this time with my good friend blatsuura of his Rule 63 Psylocke. :) He looked awesome!

Awesome pictures my friend took of my Fake Geek Boy Psylocke this past ECCC! :>

azimedes:

Another shoot I did at ECCC, this time with my good friend blatsuura of his Rule 63 Psylocke. :) He looked awesome!

Awesome pictures my friend took of my Fake Geek Boy Psylocke this past ECCC! :>