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Cos-tober comes to a close!

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

WCS and C4 reps selected at MCM London!

With MCM London just passed, we're delighted to welcome our new UK reps for two of the international competitions, Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup and the World Cosplay Summit. Both finals take place next year, read on to see who we're sending! >>

 

Recent Progress Journals

Wig Assembled

Amy-Lou

The wig bangs are styled up into retro points with Got2B spray and a hairdryer and the fin wire is poked through the wig cap and curled in a circle to form a base against my head. The fin is bigger than planned because I didn't account for the hair added on top. Templates need to be a bit undersized if trying this again.

Face It Later: Makeup

Triforceofdragons

I already had a lot of makeup suitable for Lightning, but my order came this morning for the bits I didn't have - Lightning's makeup is very simple and basic, but the key will be changing the look of my face to suit her more triangular and flawless one! I will be following Alyson Tabbitha's tutorial closely, but using makeup available in the UK to save on cost. The makeup I will be using is: a number of shades from the Jeffree Star 'Blue Blood' palette; the Sedona Lace Contour & Highlight palette; Eylure natural lashes No.003; Collection's Shimmer Shade's blush palette in 'Blushalicious'; Natural Collection clear nail polish; Stila eyeliner pen in 'Intense Black'; Sleek lipliner in 'Friend Zone'; Natural Collection eyeliner in 'Soft Brown' and 'Brown'; Covergirl lip stain 445; Revolution concealer; NYX lipliner in 'Mauve'; e.l.f Flawless Eyeshadow palette in 'Beautiful Browns'; L'Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mega Volume mascara; Revlon foundation, and Natural Collection lip gloss in 'Antique Rose'. Once the wig is styled, I'll do a whole makeup test to see how it looks <3

Hair Fin

Amy-Lou

I've never done any structural wig work before. A hair fin....where to start? I dug through the stash and found 2mm craft foam and felt sheets in a similar purple to the wig. The felt was thinner so I went with felt sandwiched over a wire as the base structure. Next the felt shape was covered in wig hair. I really struggled with this, the hair just wasn't sticking to the felt, tangling up and forming lots of white glue spots. At this point I went back to the internet and found this tutorial by Cowbutt Crunchies - https://www.patreon.com/posts/wig-styling-with-12510151 The problem was I wasn't using enough glue so it was drying too quickly to shape; slapping on lots of glue made it much easier. Though I'll have to live with the frizzy bits still in there from the first attempt, I feel a lot less scared of wig work!

Wig done

Asuka_UK

Finally finished the wig for Megara this week. Just by adding some extra long wefts to the pony tail has really added the length and volume I was after. Just needs some final styling around the fringe, but shes good to go. Now just need to make sure I really secure this beast to my head. Manage to transform my orignal Megara wig into a pretty impressive beastfor under £11.00 by sewing in wefts from hair extensions. The whole remake of my Megara cosplay has come in at a massive £26.39.

 

Weekly Costume Showcase

Thumbelina from Thumbelina

BakaRinoa


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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Chatter

Masquerade: One Piece Group
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Feature opinions wanted: social media ‘reactions’
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Desperate for a Daenerys costume urgently
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need a cosplay group
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