Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Cosplay WIP: Rider (Fate/Stay Night) #3

Hey guys! DarthNancy here!
Long time no see! 

I got really busy working on things for Fanime and Anime Expo, and then I got really lazy to post stuff. But here I am again, posting another WIP post for Rider (although this costume is actually done now!). Check out the other WIP posts if you haven't yet. WIP#1  WIP #2

Photo by Derek Marahaj Photography

Boot Detailing: Rider has a very small amount of “armor”. I put that in parenthesis because it doesn’t work very well as armor but I guess if we get technical that is what it is. Her armor consists of two parts: a smaller rectangle shape and a larger bell shape. I had some difficulties with the second bell-shaped piece because when I kept drawing it out, it kept looking like a penis. This *really* bothered me because I didn’t want the end result to look like that!!! I did what I could but I guess it is inevitable that it has that kind of shape. Blah. She also has a small amount of trimming at the top of her boots. I had to measure the area on my thigh that these would sit on and use that to know how long the trimming needed to be. I drew the draft on card stock and then transferred it to EVA foam. I shaped the armor with a heat gun and cleaned up the edges with a soldering tool (although looking back on it I should have dremmeled the edges).

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Cosplay Spotlight: Shizuku (Hunter xHunter)

Hello Generation of Cosplay!
Today I have a special treat for you~ A full spotlight of my Shizuku cosplay!

This is a cosplay that has grown on me a lot. Firstly, I am such a huge fan of Hunter x Hunter! It has definitely become one of my favorite anime/manga of all time! And Shizuku is one of my favorite characters! She is quiet and doesn't have a big role in the series, but she charmed me either way! Her ability to summon a crazy demon-looking vacuum and the fact that she wears glasses is so cool too! As soon as I saw Shizuku, I knew I wanted to cosplay her! So here's all the info you need to know about my Shizuku cosplay ^_^

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Cosplay WIP: Rider (Fate/Stay Night) #2

Hey there everyone~ DarthNancy here!

I just wanted to share some small progress with my Rider cosplay. I have been mostly focused on making the mask for Rider right now. I have the shape cut out, the details laid out, and now I am priming it with PlastiDip! I have a few more coats to go before I can start painting it! But here it is below:

In the mean time I will be working on cutting out the shape of her boot armor, bracelets, and dress trimming from EVA foam while the layers of PlastiDip dry! Ideally, I want to paint everything at the same time so it will be the same shade of purple. I will keep you guys updated on my WIP!

Until next time!
   Star Wars Font

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Prop Tutorial: Shizuku (Hunter x Hunter) Vacuum Deme-Chan

Hey everyone!

Phew...finally I get around to post a tutorial for this prop that had me pulling my hair out! Shizuku's vacuum was supposed to be a pretty easy build, but my mistakes and my procrastination made this 1000% more stressful than it should have been T_T Regardless, I will show you guys all my steps, and advise you on things you could do better than I did. So let's get started!!

Materials Used
  • Vacuum (thift store purchase)
  • Cardboard
  • Expandable foam
  • Box cutter
  • Masking tape
  • Paper mache (newspaper and paper mache glue)
  • Craft plaster
  • Worbla 
  • Fast Mache
  • Wood glue
  • Spray paint
  • Acrylic paints
  • paint brushes
  • Acrylic Sealer
  • Large Googly eyes
  • Worbla scraps (for the eyes of the body)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Poll: Facebook 1,000 Likes Giveaway!

 Hello Generation of Cosplayers! 

We are nearing 1,000 Likes are we are absolutely floored! Thank you all so much for your support. We really appreciate it! We have had a lot of fun cosplaying together and managing this page and we look forward to the future of Generation of Cosplay! To show our appreciation, we would love to give back to all of you. Once we reach 1,000 Likes, we will be hosting a giveaway! Now we need all your help on deciding what we should give away~ Thank you for taking the time to vote ^_^

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Cosplay WIP: Pentakill Sona (League of Legends) #1

Welcome back everyone :) DarthNancy here!

Yes, yes here is another WIP post! Why so many of these lately, you ask? Because I am trying not to procrastinate on my cosplay projects and I want to get stuff dooooone~! And this way I can update you guys on what I've been up to ;) 

Currently one of my long-awaited cosplay projects is Pentakill Sona. Sona is by far my favorite champion because she was my main when I was playing LoL. This version of Sona is also my favorite because 1) she's a redhead, 2) she is all rocked out, 3) her instrument is totally badass, and 4) her instrument has a raven skull (Ravens are my favorite animal!). So yaaas I am super stocked to finally be doing this!


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Cosplay WIP: Rider (Fate/Saty Night) #1

Welcome to another WIP post everyone ^_^ DarthNancy here!

I am excited to show you what I have so far for my Rider cosplay! I have loved Rider since I first saw her in the original Fate anime, and loved her even more when I read the Fate/Stay Night visual novel. This has been a planned cosplay for YEARS! And finally it is going to happen! So psyched! 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Cosplay WIP: Shizuku (HunterxHunter) #1

Hi everyone 

And welcome to another Work In Progress post. This time it is for my costume progress for Shizuku from Hunter x Hunter! I've been working on this costume for a while and it has been 80% done sine December, but I have been procrastinating with the main prop for this cosplay: Deme-chan (the vacuum).  Here is most of the cosplay so far:

Monday, February 29, 2016

Circle Lens Review: EOS Dolly Eye Green

Hello Generation of Cosplayers!

Long time no see everyone! DarthNancy here with another circle lens review~ This time it is for the lenses that I have worn the most! These are from the EOS Dolly Eye series in the color green. This line of circle lenses stands out because of their very vibrant shades. I picked it because the green looked GREEN! It ended up being a pretty great choice, which I will explain in the review! Keep reading for more ^_^

Friday, January 15, 2016

Cosplay Tutorial: Lucina (Fire Emblem) Tiara

Hello Generation of Cosplay 

Today, I will be showing you how I create the tiara for my Masquerade Lucina cosplay!

Materials Used
  • Reference photo
  • Worbla
  • Scissors 
  • Thin headband
  • Heat gun
  • Wood glue
  • Gold Spray paint
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paint brushes

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Eyebrow Coloring Tutorial: Bleaching Method

Hello Generation of Cosplayers 

Today's I'm bringing you a topic that enrages me to my very core: coloring eyebrows for cosplay. I'm of the opinion that coloring your eyebrows to match your wig makes your cosplay look a little better. Of course, it is not necessary to do this, but I like taking that extra step to make my cosplay look a bit more complete. Buuuut, I have very dark and thick eyebrows. Coloring them is insanely difficult and it makes me want to punch someone in the face  something Dx For all of you who might have a hard time doing this too, here's a tutorial for one of the methods of coloring your eyebrows (and what I use as a base for all the other coloring methods I will be posting about). Enjoy ^_^ or you know, rage and go into a fit of hysterical madness because coloring eyebrows just sucks.

This method involves bleaching your eyebrows with Cream Bleach. This sounds scary, but it helps lighten very dark eyebrows. I do this occasionally when I feel like doing it. Don't worry, the effects of lighting the hairs goes away in a couple of weeks (so your eyebrows won't stay super light forever).