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Hibanacon reg open!

Tickets have opened for Hibanacon Horizons, a weekend long residential convention in November promising chilled events, live music and more. Held at the Jury's Inn at Milton Keynes, this is a lovely way to close the convention year and we look forward to returning. Join them for their third year running and get your tickets now! >>

Cos-tober - and the winner is...

Cos-tober has now finished, but we wanted to say well done to all who took part during the last month. We've loved seeing all the progress on your costumes and we hope it inspired a few of you to get productive! We'd also like to give an enormous thank you to Coscraft for providing a great prize and incentive, allowing us to run this promo. So without further ado, randomly selected by the Cos-tober elves, the winner of £30 Coscraft vouchers is... >>


Recent Progress Journals



Here are the gloves! Since I'm going him before his white fluffy face reveal I needed to have 'shadowed hands when I need to use them so this was my solution nails too as every monster needs claws lol

Wings wip


Ignore how they are sitting this isn't my final harness it's actually a sports top I was wearing lol I thought it would just let me see how the wings looked on me. They aren't fully glued here but they are now and are waiting for be painted and sorted with the harness. Not bad for basically free wings using what I had laying around lol



I bought a suitable necklace from an Etsy seller, LostToThePoppy and swapped the chain for a leather cord.

It was challenging to figure out the bracelets on the right wrist, even after taking as many cutscene screenshots as I could I’m not entirely certain of it. I liked Koumori no Hime's (https://www.koumorinohime.com/single-post/2019/02/10/Kingdom-Hearts-3-Kairi-Cosplay-Tutorial) interpretation of the pink beaded bracelet so I followed the same tutorial (http://blog.consumercrafts.com/jewelry-main/beaded-diy-wrap-bracelet/) and did my best to knot the ends accurately and add a large faceted bead and star charm at the closure.

The other bracelet is more simple – it’s pearl beads with a single star bead and a few other beads either side of the star which were my best guess at accuracy. I wanted to use elastic cord for it but the cord I had was too wide to fit through the beads so I had to use non-stretch thread which unfortunately means I had to include a clasp.

This was one of these projects where I was coming home every day to loads of different little parcels since I was getting some of the beads from one source, others from somewhere else, buckles off ebay etc. etc. and I must have spent ages hunting all of these components down!



The cuff for the left wrist is silver leatherette and a I bought the studs and buckle on ebay. I did the innermost line of topstitching before setting in the studs since I wouldn’t be able to get the sewing machine foot close enough afterwards. I did the outer line of stitching after I lined it. I chose felt for the lining to ensure there’d be a decent layer covering the prongs of the studs. This photo was taken before lining.


Weekly Costume Showcase

Shiro Yoshiwara from Adekan


Each week we highlight a fantastic costume that has been nominated by the community. Check out their profile and give them some love!

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Cosplay happiness chat
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Costumes You Are Working On
Started by RetroRobby (updated 25th October 2018) 22
Advice on Face Paint & Sweat
Started by Mr. Sat-Ash (updated 22nd August 2018) 4


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