Friday, November 30, 2018

Yang Xiao Long Post-Timeskip Full Cosplay Worklog

It's been long overdue but we're finally on the final part of this worklog! It wasn't easy, everything looks so complex and advance I couldn't even imagine how I'm going to go through with this but I did it and it turned out great! This project has been my favorite so far and I'm really proud of it.

Yang Xiao Long Prosthetic Arm Tutorial >>
Boot cover tutorial >>

Monday, October 8, 2018

World of Darkness: A Game Documentary Review

Humans have always been been drawn to the occult. Whether out of fear or fascination, it has become an integral part of our culture. What does it feels like to walk among the creatures of the night?

World of Darkness is a fictional setting for a supernatural horror themed role-playing game that captured millions of audiences worldwide because of its unique take on the classic tabletop role-playing game. World of Darkness: The Documentary is an 88-minute film that showcases the rise and fall of one of the most popular role-playing game that ever graced the tabletop community.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Yang Xiao Long Post-Timeskip No-stretch Boot Cover Worklog / Tutorial

I'm back again with another boot cover DIY tutorial and this has been my favorite so far out of all the boot covers I've made because I've incorporated a lot of stuff I learned from my previous boot covers and the result exceeded my expectations. There were a couple of fitting problems and wayward stitches along the way but that was just me being sloppy due to con crunch lol.

So, yeah. This is part two of my Yang Xiao Long post-timeskip worklog series.

(Part 1 | Complete Worklog)

  • Fabric
    • I basically just used two colors of non-stretch fabric here. Leather types would probably be well-suited for this and you wouldn't need to interface but my sewing machine wouldn't be able to handle it so I had to improvise. Work with whatever is easier for you.
    • Don't forget to have enough to include the lining
  • Interfacing (if you're using a normal fabric like i do)
  • 2 Metal zippers
    • For the zipper detail on the front... or if you can find exactly huge ones like those from the reference.
  • 2 hidden zippers (can at least reach from ankle to calf length)
  • Metal rings
    • At least 1" in radius
  • A pair of heeled, close-toed shoe for the base
    • I find making boot covers on a pair of high-heeled shoes easier because of the wider shin-feet angle
  • Cling wrap
  • Masking/Duct tape
  • Pattern paper

Thursday, August 16, 2018

KorrAsami @ AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018

Taking a little bit of detour from my DIY tutorials series because my scheduling has already been out of whack anyway so might as well write some cosplay life update while I still have a little bit of that post-con high/hangover.

After years of planning and clearing most conflicts out of the way, my friend and I have finally managed to schedule another out-of-town convention trip like we used to do two years ago. This time, we decided to attend AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018 Day 2.

Unfortunately, even with months of planning, some things just doesn't go the way we want it to.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Yang Xiao Long Post-Timeskip Prosthetic Arm Prop Worklog / Tutorial

This is my first time making a prosthetic type of prop in cosplay so the entire process is a little bit of a trial and error for me. There are a lot of things I could have changed to make it better but I am still very pleased with how it turned out.

This will be the start of my Yang Xiao Long Post-Timeskip cosplay worklog series. I'll be posting the entire costume worklog soon.

(Part 2 | Complete Worklog)

I also did Yang's first version cosplay. You can check out my complete worklog here.

  • Pattern paper (or any paper you can use to draw patterns)
  • Form-fitting gloves (or you can make one yourself with a black stretch fabric)
  • Cling wrap
  • Masking/Duct tape
  • 2mm Rubber Sheet/Craft foam (we mostly call it rubber sheets here so I'm going with that term)
  • Super Glue
  • Crack filler/Sealant
  • Primer (I used wood glue mixed with water in 1:1/8 glue-water ratio)
  • Spray Paint (or whatever you prefer)
    • Metallic Gray (I know I used black here which was a mistake. I didn't double check my references when I went buying for materials)
    • Yellow
  • Velcro
  • 0.5 cm elastic garter