This is a blog where we will share our progress on our cosplays, and give any advice that is asked!
Just a quick update to show what I have been working on cosplay-wise lately! I give you the start of my Mary Read/James Kidd! Nothing is sewn together as of right now, but I hope to keep working on it over the next few weeks. I am also going to start working on my husband’s Edward Kenway as well!
Meant to post this on this blog! :D enjoy!
So, recently I (Lady D) had a thought while on my way to Animeboston this year about days of our cosplays past. And that it has been TEN YEARS since Lissinat0r and I started cosplaying. It will be ten years this June, our first convention was Portcon 2004, in South Portland, Maine. So as cheesy as this may be, I have thrown together a majority of cosplays we(Meaning me) have photographic evidence of. (And as I type up this what have you, I realized I missed a few and had to add them on.)
Anyway Holy shit ten years.
Photographers for some of these are, Manny Rude of Cantera Cosplay, Crash the Photos, Firstperson Shooter, and Alex Valderana.
300 Followers!!!!!!!! We know it’s not a significant number, but it means a lot to us! So we’re giving thanks to all of you for putting up with our shenanigans. And as a Thank You from Lady D, here is a new Fem!Barbossa shot by Cantera Cosplay from Anime Boston.Lissinator apologizes for being lazy!
Guys this picture is so important to me. Sometimes i back out of cosplaying a character because im worried people will judge me or shame me for doing it because im black. Im constantly worried people wont take my cosplays seriously because im just a black girl dressing up as iconic white characters. And sometimes that fear makes me feel like I shouldnt do it, like cosplaying isnt for me and I shouldnt go to cons.
But meeting this little girl made me understand how important it is to show my love for characters even if they arent my race. This little girl came up to me and asked for a picture at LexCon, and I almost cried. She came up to me the ONLY black Harley in a sea of perfectly “accurate” white Harleys. And I was so happy she did, and so happy I was there. Im glad I chose to cosplay a character I love, and to be there representing black cosplayers, because now this little girl might have a little bit more confidence in herself. Maybe my being there helped this little girl see that even girls like her can be geeky and cosplay whoever they want.
I really hope so. I know this made me feel more confident. And this is a picture im gonna treasure forever!
You both are GORGEOUS! Keep rocking out your amazing cosplays sweetheart! I hope you being amazing encourages others to do so as well <3
You want to do what’s called “rotocasting”
This is a method using slower-curing resin/plastic and rotating the mold until it is fully hardened.
Here’s a video that kind of demonstrates the process: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAU3NGI-ZDo
And in the video (and in our own experience) Smooth-Cast 65D is an awesome product to use for the cast itself. And I really wouldn’t recommend anything other than silicone for the mold.
We usually use Rebound 25 for our silicone because you can just brush it right onto your mold (get CHEAP brushes to throw away later…you will not be able to use them again. I just use the sponge brushes) and you can add silicone thickener to spread it on your object like peanut butter.