A Beginners' Guide to Cosplay Creation

So you’ve chosen your character, you’ve got the right number of arms or legs, and maybe already have the boots, the tail, the horns or even a few bits a pieces of clothing they wear; now it’s time to really look the part. But where to start.

Well the journey of creating your first cosplay usually begins with an online tutorial or two, perhaps some visits to appropriate forums or blogs and then the excitement takes the reins as you set out to become your hero, villian, sidekick, innocent bystander or even a hardcore henchman. The first step is easy to take, but where it leads, well that’s not always an easy place to go.

Basically you’ll start sourcing the materials you’ve heard, or figured out, that you’ll need to do the job. Why isn’t this always easy? Because while most materials can be sourced from a nearby or online hardware, craft or homewares store, many specialist items seem to want to elude you by, say, only being sold in a country you’ve not heard of prior to the start of your mission. Or the material you have in mind – that perfect stuff that should exist to allow to create that exact effect you want – frustratingly, just doesn’t seem to have been invented yet.

This is when your inventiveness and perseverence will come to the fore to save the day. We’re going to try to help with this. Email us the products you can’t find, here in Australia, and we’ll see what we can do to order them in for you. Just head on over to our ‘Contact Us’ page and let us know what you’re after.

We’ll also source some fine Cosplay DIY tutorials and article writers, to help you do what you love and be whomever you want to be, today. Stay tuned.

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