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Shugo Chara was an easy choice for the 20 Years of Anime Project. Amu's entire design is so iconic early-2000's shoujo manga fashion (complete with leg warmers!) that she had to be a part of this throwback series. Here's how to make your own Amu cosplay and a list of resources I used in the creation of this costume.
Bonus Video: Humpty Lock Review!
RESOURCES:
Humpty Lock: https://amzn.to/2XltKdy [Amazon Affiliate Link]
Belt:https://amzn.to/2I9UyIv [Amazon Affiliate Link]
Charms:https://amzn.to/2uGdwid [Amazon Affiliate Link]
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Recently I completed a Lucy cosplay as part of the 20 Years of Anime series. Here's how to make your own costume from the iconic horror series Elfen Lied. This comfy costume is great for a chill day at a convention or even for Halloween!
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Zombieland Saga follows seven girls on a journey to become pop idols who all share the same secret- they're actually zombies! This tutorial focuses on the performance outfits worn early in the series. While I am specifically making Sakura, these tutorials can be easily adapted for the rest of the cast.
Bonus Wig Link! https://amzn.to/2Xnsmap [Amazon Affiliate Link]
Note: While the wig does come styled with the little antennae, the bangs are long and can either be clipped aside (which I did) or cut to the desired length. The wig cap itself was a little snug, but I also was trying to fit my long hair into it.
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Since Tsuyu's super power is being, well, a frog, I was thrilled that we had a chance to shoot at the outdoor fountains at MagFest without everything being frozen. The stony features made a perfect backdrop for her fantasy costume. Beautiful and comfortable, this outfit ended up becoming my favorite costume I crafted in 2018. Here's how to make your own Fantasy Froppy cosplay from Boku No Hero Academia!
Bonus Wig Review!
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For years I'd been wanting to cosplay Kairi and kept putting it off for various reasons. When her new design was teased in the trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3 I decided I'd waited long enough and it was finally time to become a Princess of Heart. Here is the step-by-step process I used to make her dress, undershirt, and accessories if you are interested in making a Kairi costume of your own!
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In this cosplay tutorial I show you how to make an Aqua cosplay from Kingdom Hearts 3! This video has a slightly different format from my usual content because this costume was a huge creative challenge for me and involved armor and other new techniques.
Here are some of the resources I used while making this costume:
Kwik Sew Pattern:https://amzn.to/2RExdDY [Amazon Affiliate Link]
Fabrics Purchased from JoAnn Fabrics: www.joann.com
How to make the leggings:
Both video thumbnail images taken by Webyugioh
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This winter I finally made my first ever Christmas-themed cosplay- Isabelle from Animal Crossing! Inspired by her Amiibo card dress, I added a holiday plaid and poinsettia for a festive touch, though these tutorials could be used to make her original outfit as well.
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Koumori no Hime by Koumori No Hime - 8M ago
I should preface this by saying that I am not a “professional” cosplayer. Cosplay alone does not cover all of my living expenses- I have a “real job” that helps to cover things like food and car insurance. While making costumes full time is a dream of mine, it isn’t feasible for me at the moment. I should also mention that it has taken years for me to build up multiple streams of income that together help fund the cost of my costumes.
Now that the little disclaimer is out of the way, let’s talk about how I pay for my costumes. I am fortunate in that I have created a system in which my costumes essentially pay for themselves in a “circle of cosplay.” Let’s break down the individual income sources so that you can do the same!
1. YouTube AdSense- Since I create content for a cosplay YouTube channel, this is the most obvious revenue source. As a small niche channel, my videos do not make a large amount of money, but the threshold payout every couple of months does help to pay for supplies- especially for things like wigs and crafting tools which I tend to not re-sell.
2. Selling Costumes- This is the primary method for me to fund new projects- by selling the old ones. Pieces with strong sentimental value or competition pieces I keep, but most other garments I sell after I have the opportunity to do a photoshoot with them. Usually I only make back enough to cover the cost of supplies, not labor, but it is enough to buy materials for the next project.
3. E-Book Sales- Currently I provide two e-books “Cosplay Sewing for Beginners” and “How to Start a Cosplay YouTube Channel” on Amazon. Since these books are already written, they are a source of passive income. The extra couple of dollars a month they bring in helps to keep the cosplay cycle going.
4. Amazon Affiliate Links- Another source of passive income is Amazon Affiliate links. If someone purchases an item from Amazon after going through my link I get a tiny commission. The percentages are small, but they do add up over time.
There are many ways that cosplayers pay for their costumes, these are just the four that work best for me. I hope you found this breakdown helpful and applicable to your own cosplay adventures!
(As a cosplayer, the easiest ways to incorporate affiliate links are for costume components like Rin's pendant [Affiliate Link]. Photo by Clouds Cosplay Photography)
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Koumori no Hime by Koumori No Hime - 8M ago
Conventions are a great way to meet others who share the same passions and to connect with the rest of the nerd community. Unfortunately, cons also tend to be on the expensive side. Here are a few tips to make the cost of convention attendance a bit more manageable.
Pre-register- If you already know you are going to be attending an event, follow the convention social media for pre-registration discounts. Many cons offer cheaper tickets if you buy early. Be sure to read the refund policy if you are uncertain about your schedule. Some hotels will have special convention rates, so keep an eye out for those as well.
Bring Snacks- If the convention is located in a pricey tourist area, food costs can “eat” a significant portion of your budget. Bring healthy, energizing snacks (such as trail mix or granola bars) with you to the convention itself to avoid temptation by overpriced vendors. You can also keep food in the hotel room to avoid eating out for meals. Research the hotel beforehand to see whether the room has a microwave/refrigerator and plan accordingly.
Share with Friends- Splitting a hotel room can be a great way to decrease costs. That said, it’s not worth it (and is illegal) to pack people in like sardines. Make sure to communicate with everyone involved before the event so there is no confusion regarding payment.
Become a Panelist- Many conventions offer a partial or even full badge reimbursement in exchange for hosting a panel at their event.
Volunteering- Conventions can’t function without staff members. Check the convention website to see about volunteering benefits. Some provide badges, food, and other perks depending on how much time you commit. Alternatively, you can volunteer at a vendor or industry booth. AC Paradise often posts casting calls for cosplayer booth opportunities.
Sell at the Flea Market- This tip isn’t so much saving money as it is making money to replace what was spent at the con. An increasing number of cons are hosting flea markets and swaps for attendees to find homes for their old anime merch. Be sure to read the rules beforehand to see what is and isn’t allowed to be sold.
Carry Cash- While this may not work for everyone, I have some friends who like to limit their convention weekend to cash only so they can visually see how much money they have spent/how much budget they have remaining. This helps to prevent impulsive card purchases in the dealer’s room that can add up unexpectedly. In addition, occasionally dealers will be willing to haggle with cash on the final day of the event.
I hope you found these tips helpful! If you have any more suggestions for saving money at conventions, let me know in the comments below!
(Donuts are a tasty hotel room snack! Photo by Webyugioh)
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Koumori no Hime by Koumori No Hime - 9M ago
Surprisingly in all my years making costumes I had never made a stereotypical ghost costume out of a sheet. Deku's Halloween costume is a super cute interpretation of that concept- complete with patches and a little witch hat. Since it is essentially a hooded poncho this costume is absurdly comfortable. Follow along below to make your own Halloween Deku cosplay- complete with an All Might pumpkin pail!
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