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I debuted my most recent cosplay project at Otakon today—Grandmaster Robin! It was hours upon hours of work, but I’m extremely proud of how it turned out. It’s probably one of my favorites so far 😊

It was great meeting some of you in person!

Wow! Really nice job on the cosplays they all …

Wow! Really nice job on the cosplays they all look so beautiful. Sorry if you've already answered this before but how to you make the armour?

Thank you so much! 

I either use craft foam or black worbla as material for the armor–usually I use a combo. They’re both thermoplastics, so they become malleable when hot.  Worbla is very rigid when cool and very flexible when it’s heated, so it’s great for armor pieces or accessories you don’t want bending while wearing or traveling.  It’s also helpful because it sticks to itself when you heat it, so you don’t need glue on details. Craft foam is never rigid (so after wearing it a lot or dropping it, it might lose its shape), but will generally hold the shape you mold it into after it cools.  It’s also very cheap (I’m talking 49 cents per sheet), while worbla is pretty expensive.

I first draft a pattern of the armor by wrapping myself in saran wrap and tape, then draw out how I want that piece to look.  Then I transfer that rough sketch onto paper and refine it to make a more even template, then transfer that template onto craft foam.  I generally sandwich the craft foam between two worbla pieces that are larger than the craft foam to create a nice and more stable piece of armor 🙂 This is called the sandwich method, there are lots of tutorials about it on google!

That’s kind of the basics of what I do.  Let me know if you have any other questions or if you want some links to some great tutorials!

The Grandmaster of Ylisse is headed to Otakon!…

The Grandmaster of Ylisse is headed to Otakon!  My promoted Robin cosplay is all ready to go, and I couldn’t be more hype to cosplay her now that her husband is joining the Smash roster 🙂 

I’m so proud of how this costume turned out, I made everything except for the fire prop, which was bought from GiveWaveStudios, and I got help from my lovely aunt for sewing!

I’ll be wearing her on Saturday, but I’ll be at the con tomorrow too wearing Belle (she is much easier to purchase items in!). 

If you want to meet up, let me know! I’d love to get to know you in person 😀

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THIS ART IS GORGEOUS

your wish came true today !

your wish came true today !

I KNOW I CAN’T CONTAIN MYSELF BLESS SAKURAI

MY BOY IS IN SMASH

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Hello! I just saw your cosplays and they looks…

Hello! I just saw your cosplays and they looks amazing! I can't wait to see the Robin one complete! I was wondering if you had any advice for people who are trying to get into cosplay more for costumes and other items?

Thank you! Here is some advice I like to give…

If you’re just starting cosplay, you want to consider your skill set with crafts going into it. Do you already know how to sew? Do you have experience working with wood or thermoplastics? If not, that’s totally okay! I didn’t have any experience with this stuff when I started cosplaying. I learned it through the years.

This is important to consider, though, because it can help you decide what characters you want to start with. You also probably don’t want to start off by making Samus if you don’t have experience making armor. But again, it’s you who decides your level of ability. Don’t be afraid to try new things and challenge yourself, but don’t frustrate yourself by going way outside of what you can do at the moment.

Once you choose a character, the best thing to do is to research and find all the reference pictures you can of the character. The internet is a great resource, and people often like posting pictures and tutorials of how they made their cosplay…this can really help and give you ideas!

There are lots of ways you can make a costume, so many that I won’t go into them all. If you don’t really want to make everything from scratch, that’s perfectly fine too–you can find websites that sell pre-made costumes for popular characters (be careful, some of these are cheap but pretty low quality), or you can commission another cosplayer to make something for you.

I hope this helps!

That sword looks fantastic. What did you make …

That sword looks fantastic. What did you make it out of?

Thanks!  The black material over top the sword is Black Worbla, which is what I made the breast plate and other armor pieces out of.  Under that, the base of the sword is a layer of cardboard and a few layers of craft foam 🙂 

It turned out a lot better than expected in all honesty haha

I’m currently working on Grandmaster Robin! I’…

I’m currently working on Grandmaster Robin! I’ve built all the armor pieces, and made her Levin Sword all from scratch.  It’s my first time building a full breastplate haha. I’m currently in the process of finishing some detailing priming the pieces–I can’t wait to paint and show off the finished product!

As for future plans after that…I have a few I definitely want to do:

I’ve always wanted to cosplay Zelda from OoT (I even have a wig I bought for her a few years ago that needs styling lol).  I just haven’t gotten around to her yet, but I think I’m going to start working on her soon 🙂

I also want to cosplay one of my favorite Archanea girls from Fire Emblem.  I’ll definitely be doing Minerva or Caeda soon….I just don’t know which one first!

Hello! I saw your posts about Zelda and Fire E…

Hello! I saw your posts about Zelda and Fire Emblem and they were cool. I was wondering if you had ever heard of the game series Castlevania. If so what are your opinions on it?

I don’t have much of an opinion on it because I haven’t played any of the Castlevania games!  I think the gothic horror theme looks cool, and I know that the main characters sometimes use a whip…and that’s pretty much the extent of my Castlevania knowledge

I do know though that everyone thinks that Simon Belmont will be in smash, and that whip action would be hype!