How-to-guides

How to guide:

Costume:

I bought a 4m length of cream coloured muslin. I cut two strips length ways, 1-2 inches wide, for the arm bandages. I then cut the remaining material in half and sewed the short ends together on one side, to make one long piece of material for the body wrap.

Rey: costume and design board

Rey’s staff:

I bought a 2m wooden pole, and attached different bottles, aluminum cans and plastic packaging to create the different shapes. Using papier-mâché and glue to create the structure. I then painted it using black, silver and bronze paint to create a metal effect. Lastly, I glued different types of muslin material for the handle.

Rey staff: making-of
Rey staff: completed

 

Cosplay and Costumes, Cosplays, Events, Hyper Japan, Sasha (Attack on Titan)

Sasha at Hyper Japan, swords crossed

Sasha

Attack on Titan

(AKA Potato girl!)

At Hyper Japan

Nov 2017

 

Really good fun making the swords and box weapons for this cosplay as I developed prop-making skills

 

 

Sasha at Hyper Japan, swords down

 Kit List:

  • Beige shirt
  • Beige trousers
  • Brown jacket with emblem
  • Brown belts and straps
  • Brown wrap skirt
  • Brown boots
  • Swords
  • Box weapons
  • Potato!
Sasha Design Board
Costume and weapons
Jacket and weapons
Cosplay and Costumes, Cosplays, How-to-guides, Sasha (Attack on Titan)

How-to-guide: Making the swords

Stage 1: Draw the shape of the handle on a plank of wood

Stage 2: Cut out the handle

  • Clamp the plank onto a work bench (ensure its secure)
  • Use a drill to make a hole where the finger grip holds will be
  • Use a hand-held jigsaw to cut out the handle
  • *Safety warning: always have proper safety equipment, training and supervision when using tools)

Stage 3: Papier-mâché (using PVA glue and tissue paper) and paint the swords silver, then draw on design

Stage 4: Use bandages to create the handle and paint brown

 

Stage 1: Draw the shape of the handle on a plank of wood
Stage 2: Cut out the handle
Stage 3: Papier-mâché and paint the swords
Finished swords

How-to-guide: Making the box weapons

Stage 1: Cut out slits on front and back

  • Measure and mark where the slits will go
  • Put a piece of scrap wood underneath the cardboard to protect your table
  • Carefully use a craft knife to cut out the slits
  • *Safety warning: always have proper safety equipment, training and supervision when using tools)
  • Use masking tape and cardboard to reinforce the structure

Stage 2: Make tubes for the top

  • Cut a plastic ball in half, fill and attach to each end of a kitchen roll tube

Stage 3: Paint everything silver

Stage 4: Use Duct-tape to attach the tube to the boxes

Stage 5: Make brown straps and attach to the inside on the box, so you can attach it to your leg

  • I edited and re-used straps from an old bag
Stage 1: Cut out slits on front and back
Stage 2: Make tubes for the top
Stage 3-5: Paint silver, assemble with duct-tape and attach brown leg strap
Finished box weapons!
Cosplay and Costumes, LARP costumes, LARP events, Miscellaneous Costumes

I played Mordastyr at Bath Larp during University

Kit list:

  • Red leather chest plate, arm and leg braces
  • Black plate metal chest and arms
  • I used a one handed sword and large shield

 

LARP armour compilation

Mordastyr, or Mord for short, is a Might Priest. Which basically means im front line attacker tank. A key highlight was when I had to sacrifice myself in the Temple of Might to  open the dungeon tunnel, and thankfully the Gods of Might looked favourably down upon me and resurrected me!

LARP armour: full armour and weapons
LARP armour close-ups
Cosplay and Costumes, Face-painting and make-up, Miscellaneous Costumes

UV dragon compilation

UV face and body painting

Dragon eye and scales face painting

Wings painted on my back by my friend

Photographs taken by my friend, at Discord (Metal Club in Bath)

 

UV dragon wings
UV dragon face and hair paint, with dragon eye
UV dragon with top hat
UV dragon face painting
Cosplay and Costumes, Miscellaneous Costumes

Compilation of three medieval dresses

Medieval style dresses tried on at Berkeley Castle

 

I have always been interested in medieval clothing and history so it was great fun to try on some at Berkeley Castle

Red dress and cloak with black fur trim

In my favourite colour upon my throne!

Red dress and cloak

Light blue, turquoise and gold dress,

with white lace trim around the neck

Looking deceptively sweet and innocent as a princess

Light blue, turquoise and gold dress