✨ Snap Snap!! ✨ Are there somehow Purah photos we haven't posted yet? Hope you guys like this adorable one from @ken_ad! #cosplay #legendofzelda #loz #lozcosplay #legendofzeldacosplay #purah #purahcosplay #zelda #zeldacosplay #nintendo #nintendocosplay
✨Rise up, warrior. ✨ This awesome photo from @kings.photos reminds me just _how many_ feathers are on these wings!! About 1200 in total! The sun looked so nice with them at Katsucon - I really need to start shooting more during golden hour. 😄 Do you guys have a favorite time of day to take photos? #cosplay #katsucon #katsucon2018 #cosplaygirl #cosplaying
👑 Hail, Queen. 👑 My first photo is back from Katsucon and I am in love. . 📸 @sorairo_days / Lindsay wig and Thibra from @ardawigs . . #cosplay #katsucon #katsucon2018 #katsucrunch #cosplayersofinstagram #cosplaygirl #cosplaying #ardawigs #ardastyle #treeofsavior #videogamecosplay
Goodbye, Katsucon!! I'm so glad we got to wear some of our favorite costumes from this year and see SO many talented folks. Stay tuned for more Seraphim photos like this awesome one from @dtjaaaam ! #cosplay #katsucon #katsucon2018 #cosplayer #cosplayersofinstagram #worbla #cosplaygirl #cosplaying
Almost had to delay Natkis due to our airbrush breaking this morning, but Katsucon day 2 is a go! Who's ready for some snek tail? 😀 #katsucon #katsucon2018 #cosplay
At Katsucon Friday in our sewing-inspired cosplays!! I can't believe it's still only day one - we've already done so much stuff and met up with so many folks! #cosplay #katsucon #katsucon2018 #cosplsyersofinstagram #cosplaygirl
Dawn of the final day! Still have some left to do for Naktis but the feet and armor are all set! I'll be wearing this Saturday early afternoon of Katsucon! #cosplay #katsucrunch #katsucon2018 #katsucon #cosplaywip #thibra #worbla #cosplayprogress
Naktis's headpiece was one of the first pieces I made for Katsucon, but one of the last to be painted! The base is made from foam and Thibra, with Jacquard pearlescent acrylics on top. It's hard to see in photos, but the metallic look pretty neat in real life! #cosplay #katsucrunch #katsucon #katsucon2018 #cosplayersofinstagram
Three days until Katsucon and one costume.... mostly finished? This group with @ivorivet consists of three original designs, inspired by cosplay and needlework! The pincushion and Singer corset is still my favorite part of this I think, although having the long pins in there makes it a little difficult to put my arms down. Suffering for cosplay. 💗👌 #cosplay #katsucrunch #katsucon #katsucon2018
Put a bird on it. 🐦 The weathering between these kneepads makes a huge difference! Instead of spray paint I started with a black base and then brushed a silver powder from Reynolds on top for a less flat look. This will be part of my Naktis cosplay for Katsucon Friday! #cosplay #katsucrunch #katsucon #worbla #pearlyworbla #thibra #katsucon2018 #cosplayprogress
Did you know that you can paint lace? I used four different colors of @ritdye 's Dyemore and a wet paintbrush to create a watercolor feel before heatsetting with an iron. Huge kudos to our Cosplay Daughter @giraffe_cos for coming up with this technique for Katsucon! #cosplay #katsucon #katsucon2018 #katsucrunch #cosplayprogress
I'm really happy with how this Sewing design is turning out for Katsu! I've got a little left to do with the pincushions but the antique Singer inspired corset is just about finished! Materials used are foam, velvet, thibra, and dupioni for the fabric corset underneath. #cosplay #katsucon #katsucrunch #katsucon2018 #cosplayprogress @singersewingcompany
I love the button and lace theme for one of our Katsucon sewing & cosplay dress designs - some of this armor is worbla but a lot is made from attached buttons and lace! #cosolay #katsucon #katsucrunch #worbla #cosplayprogress #katsucon2018 #cosplayersofinstagram #cosplayarmor
Naktis's tail isn't quite as bendy as I'd wanted but it isn't bad! This was made from a spine of styrene with foam attached to either side - color and the top coat will be added with a layer of spray on neoprene. #cosplay #katsucrunch #katsucon #katsucon2018 #cosplayprogress
Hip panels are molded and finished casting in black resin with a silver powder topcoat! These turned out a little heavier than I wanted, but are definitely great for mimicing identical detail in all four. Up next is a little weathering. #cosplay #katsucrunch #katsucon #cosplayprogress #resin
Katsucon is two weeks away!! One year ago I was stressing hard over completing this cosplay - Ruto was one of those projects I'd never taken on before, but I'm using a lot of what I learned to build the prosthetics for Naktis this year! Remember to take your crafting mistakes in stride - there's always something new you can learn for next time. 📸 @tmkad_dg_photography . . #cosplay #katsucrunch #k
For our original cosplay-themed designs I wanted a corset motif that mimicked the wrought iron of an antique Singer sewing machine! I ended up cutting these pieces out from 4mm foam, based on the pattern of the fabric corset underneath it. Covering it in thermoplastic is taking a million years, but it will eventually be sturdy enough to hold its shape on its own. #cosplay #katsuconprogress #kat
⚜️ A Ruler will do whatever it takes to protect her subjects. ⚜️ The Katsucrunch is real - throwback to last year's amazing Queen Chrysalis photo from @saralynn_photo ! #cosplay #mlp #mylittleponycosplay #mlpcosplay #cosplayer
Canadian smocking is a great old school seamstress technique to add visual texture and depth to otherwise plain fabric! This panel was hand-tacked along a grid pane - stitching pieces of the fabric together is what creates a crosshatch pattern. Anyone interested in a more in-depth guide? 😀 #cosplay #costuming #katsucon #cosplayprogress #cosplayer
Hit 'em hard, Karasuno ⚔️ It's hard to photograph a million Worbla feathers, but @martieb_photo makes it look easy! These were sculpted from a combination of Black and Mesh Worbla - if you're interested in making your own be sure to check out our tutorial over on Patreon, Tumblr, and Worbla's website! . #cosplay #haikyuu #haikyuucosplay #worbla #tsukishimakei
Naktis's knee armor is bird themed for some unknown reason! Most of this is made from Worbla's Pearly Art, with Thibra and foam for the beak portion. I do really like how Pearly is even smoother than Black Art - I'll probably give it a light coat of primer but not much beyond that. . #cosplay #worbla #cosplayprogress #katsucon #cosplayer
I don't have many Seraphim photos to post for you guys yet thanks to spending so much time competing, but I'm excited to nab some come Katsucon! Twitchcon photography by @berryknottyphotography . #cosplay #sakizou #worbla #cosplayer #cosplaygirl
One of my goals with Natkis is to keep everything as clean as possible, so for a lot of the armor we'll be resin casting! The master for this hip panel is made from sulfur-free clay, which is a material I really like working with (and the same one I used for Ruto's headpiece). (The filigree was originally meant to be dragon serpents, but they just turned into sneks instead 👌) . #cosplay #cosplaye
I always like bringing my most detailed outfits to Katsucon! Julietta was my favorite from last year, but I think this year we have her beat. Coscrunch is taking forever though.... just one month to go! #cosplay #cosplayer #worbla #cosplaygirl #katsucon 📸 @odinsiris
Let's get some shoes! 👠 Finally finished with Natkis's nightmare feet for my Katsucon cosplay , save for the front armor. I made the base structure from a lightweight mesh plastic called Varaform, which holds up a thin coat of Thibra on top without collapsing but keeps them lightweight! #cosplay #katsucon2018 #katsucon#cosplayersofinstagram #cosplayer#cosplaying #cosplaygirl #cosplayarmor #thibr
Katsucrunch continues with more sewing-themed armor! A tutorial on how to make these molded Pearly Art needles will be on Worbla.com & @cosplaysupplies later this week. Pearly Art is an interesting Black Art alternative that takes some getting used to but is noticeably smoother! . #cosplay #katsucon #katsucon2018 #worbla #cosplayarmor #cosplayprogress #cosplayer #cosplaying #cosplayersofinstagra
🌿 Pokemon hunting? Be sure to check the tall grass! 🌿 Wig is made from wefts, poster board, and glue - 📸 by @sam_saturn !
Naktis's headdress is ready for painting! I really loved working with thibra for this - it was super easy to add texture using some crumpled tinfoil, pressed into the plastic while still a little bit warm. A few folks have asked, and overall this weighs around 3-4lb. #cosplay #katsucon2018 #katsucon #cosplayersofinstagram #cosplayer #cosplaying #cosplaygirl #cosplayarmor #thibra #cosplayprogress
2017 was such a great year, full of awesome cosplay friends and amazing photographers!! I have a few goals for 2018: namely continue to focus on a few really big cosplays, hit a couple more high profile competitions, make more elaborate wigs, and actually finish my wig e-book! 😃 📸 by @sorairo_days @ken_ad @tmronin @saralynn_photo @paraparapro @thevaldman @chrisbombardovisuals @photosnxs
Send help; I am in love with this art @ch1nnery drew of my Lup design!! Side by side for double lich badassery. 📸 @sam_saturn
Let's make some horns! An easy way I've found to make custom, super lightweight horns is to carve out a base from pink insulation foam, then sand it down into a smooth shape with 120 grit sandpaper. Once done, add some Thibra on top and then while still warm, carve raised details into the plastic with a metal clay tool. I need 21 of these for Naktis and everything together weighs close to a pound
Hey Digimon, Hey Digimon - we are on this nostalgia train for life and don't want to get off. 💗 With @kidbunni as Willis from the 02 movie.
This sure has been an exercise in weird construction. My goal is to cast as much of Naktis as possible, but her headpiece is just way too weird for resin. Instead I'm making the base from foam before topping with thermoplastics.
It's a DUCK! 🦆 🦆 You know Julia already has a hundred of these things stashed away. 💗 With @prettynerdyy
Working on a new Worbla piece for Katsucon! This costume uses a lot of sewing-themed motifs, and it's our first time working with Worbla's Pearly Art. It's definitely different than expected, but I'm really liking the smoothness!
Choose your starter! 🌿 So excited to start posting these photos from my Ivysaur wig shoot by @sam_saturn ! This wig is made from fiber, posterboard, and tacky glue, and is the first of a set of three I'll be making this winter.
I realized I hadn't yet posted a video of all six of Seraphim's wings in action, so enjoy this clip from Twitchcon's contest! The motors are all controlled by a remote in my staff, although I have a habit of forgetting which button to press, as you guys may have noticed onstage. 😉
I've been itching to take new photos of my Fish Wig for a while, and @jjpyropi was a real trooper for agreeing to model it!! Everything on here is made from hair-covered foam, including the fish scales that were each constructed from half-circle wefts from @ardawigs
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Katsucrunch begins! My next cosplay involves a huuuuge amount of prosthetics and casting, so I'm glad I learned so much from making Ruto! I'll be sure to document a lot more this go-round, since I actually know what I'm doing this time. 👍 ✨ ✨ ✨ 📸 by Ken AD Photography, lenses are Kimchi Bambi Pink from @uniqso