Barbarian Skin Zarya

Although I promised myself my next project would be the Dark Lady herself, after the release of some tasty new Overwatch skins from Blizzard, I had to reroute my efforts. I love the new design work involved in the Barbarian skin for Zarya, and I think it would be an excellent challenge to progress with…

Proportions? What?

Body type in cosplay is a huge issue. It’s one of those things that is highly contested in this world. Is cosplay okay for someone who isn’t exactly made for the stick-thin character models in anime? Yes. It is. Proportions are super important for creating something that’s going to be flattering for your shape. I’d…

Paying for cosplay resources

Cosplaying is something we obviously want to do for the cheapest possible price. But sometimes in order to get the most accurate portrayal possible, for the least amount of effort, it’s worth looking towards people who have done it already. And… well… professionally. There are some seriously skilled, talented people in the world who have…

Step 1: Finding Cosplay Reference Material [Sylvanas Windrunner]

Pretty much the first thing you want to do when beginning to cosplay is to find as many images as possible of your chosen character. This will help with the planning stages so much that it’s impossible to leave out. Good references will get you far. Luckily, this year at Blizzcon, they revealed this amazing…

Where do I get materials?

Okay, so I live in Northern Ireland. Specifically in County Down. Unlike the USA, or Japan, we don’t have stores related to cosplay specifically, and we don’t have huge craft stores like Jo-Ann’s. God, I’d love to have somewhere to get Yaya Han’s fabric line right on my doorstep. But that’s not the case. Most…

Obligatory Welcome post!

Hey to anyone out there reading this! Thanks for stumbling upon my little blog. I’m planningĀ on documenting my process of becoming better at costume design and cosplay in general. I’m not an expert in anime and obscure fandom characters. I’m not a super skinny model looking for followers. I’m a pretty average, normal person with…