It has been awhile! I’ve been extremely busy and took off for the summer, but I am back in business and designing again. I went to AnimeFest in Dallas! It was A LOT of fun. I cosplayed Shouto Todoroki, Queen Amidala, and Poison Ivy. I’ve posted some photos below of the progress I made all on these looks. I’ve really come a long way!
Changes to Queen Amidala
Walking around as Queen Amidala was awesome.
I will be uploading blogs for the following works SOON! Thank you for waiting patiently. I have been on vacation!
- Poison Ivy – cloak, shirt ideas, etc.
- Shiratorizawa Academy uniform from Haikyuu
- Aobajosai High uniform from Haikyuu
- Karasuno GIRLS uniform from Haikyuu
- Fukurodani Academy uniform from Haikyuu
- Date Tech High uniform from Haikyuu
- Nekoma High uniform from Haikyuu
- Queen Amidala – skirt/dress illusion, cloak
- Sylveon Cosplay Construct from Pokemon
I am also taking cosplay commissions at this time! Message me if you are interested!
In order to make it you will need the following:
- Styrofoam Ball
- Paint brush – any size
- Red acrylic paint
- Gold puff paint
- Red and gold sticker jewels
- Hair clip
- Hot glue
Step One: Cut the Styrofoam ball in half. I found this more difficult than I assumed it would be and it took a lot more cutting than I thought it would. If you have something high powered that can cut it (such as a chainsaw), then you will save some time. I do not have one so I suffered through cutting it with a knife. Prepare yourself and BE CAREFUL!
Step Two: Paint each respective half with the red acrylic paint. You will need two coats. I also found that painting in a circular motion helped because of all of the bumps and cracks in the Styrofoam. Wait for it to dry. Luckily, acrylic paint dries quickly.
Step Four: Slowly squeeze the gold puff paint out in random lines across the headpiece. This is based on how much gold you want. I like a balance of the red and gold which you can see in my creation. If you like more of one color then determine that before you start putting the gold on. Do not brush the puff paint. If you do this then it will dry flat. Leave it as it is. It takes almost an hour and a half for puff paint to dry!
Step Five: Wait twenty minutes and then start adding the jewels. Be careful because the puff paint will still be wet. I spaced the jewels evenly over the headpiece and used an equal amount of red and gold. Once again this is up to your discretion. Personally, I thought Queen Amidala would have quite a bit of jewels but that may not be your take on it! Do what you wish!
Step Six: ONCE THE PUFF PAINT IS COMPLETELY DRY, flip the headpiece over and hot glue the hair clip to the back of the Styrofoam ball. The type of hair clip I used is pictured below. You do not have to use that type of hair clip. I have very thick hair and that is the only type that will keep the headpiece in place with my hair type.
I have started to make the Queen Amidala headpiece! I bought a styrofoam ball (the ones we used to make the planets models in the second grade), cut it in half, painted it red, and then used gold puff paint to make the lines.
Karasuno Uniform DIY
Hello! I have been making Karasuno Uniform orders all week and I would like to share my process with you.
What you will need:
- Hanes Men’s CoolDri Performance Polo – Black (Link) (If you are making number four’s jersey, his will need to be orange, in which case you can buy the white one and dye it orange)
- Orange Jersey Fabric (polyester, lycra, jersey) (If you are making number four’s jersey you will need Black Jersey Fabric)
- White Ribbon 7/8 in x 5 yd (2.2 cm x 4.5 m)
- Fabric Scissors
- Black, White, and Orange Thread
- Sewing machine (Optional, this is something than can be hand sewn)
- Seam ripper
- Iron-On Number – player of choice
- Printer with the Iron-On Fabric Paper
- Premade design to print on to the Iron-On Paper of the Karasuno High symbols on the front left and right of the jersey
- Performance shorts the same color as the base jersey you bought
1,300 feathers, 100 butterflies, a lot of hot glue, and a million tears later I brought Effie Trinket to A-kon 27.
Things I want to fix
- I want to put a huge zipper all the way up the back of the dress. The Velcro wasn’t as effective as I hoped it would be.
- I want to put more feathers and butterflies on the back of the dress.
- I need to make her hat.
- I want a wig that has more volume and is a little bit longer.
- Find a better adhesive for the butterflies. The hot glue was not doing its job.
Things that were perfect
- The front of the dress
- The shoes were comfortable and the exact style they needed to be
- The gloves – comfortable and perfect
- The make-up, it stayed on all day and looked awesome
- The feathers, not a single one of the 1300 fell off!
Effie Trinket was a lot of fun to walk around in. She had a lot of positive reviews and people were astonished that I hand painted all of the feathers and butterflies on the dress. I think that once I fix the items listed above I will submit her in to a cosplay contest.
10/10 WILL do again.