A Very Useful Site For Cosplayers & Photographers

Heyya Everyone!

Just wanted to share an awesome site I think will help a lot of you!

Have any of you had this issue; you go to cons, you get stopped by loads of people for pictures, but can never find them afterwards? Or you take an awesome picture of someone’s cosplay, but don’t remember their name afterwards to follow or tag them? I know I have, after every single con!

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This awesome site allows you to post your favourite cosplays and pictures you’ve taken from conventions, and then you can credit the people who helped create them, like the photographer, the costume creator and makeup artist etc. It also allows people to comment on them, so if you are the cosplayer in the picture you can be credited.

I think in the lead up to MCM, it’s worth making an account at CosplayWon, so we can all find each other’s pictures! I’ve got mine and will be posting my pictures to it each evening of MCM this weekend! I find the site much easier to use if done on a PC or tablet, as it’s not yet optimised for mobile.

Much Love!

Sabrina
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Countdown to MCM London May 2016!

Heyya Everyone!

It’s only 4 days till MCM London May 2016! This is where the mad rush begins to ensure everything is completed on time and ready for the weekend.

Within the next few days I will have completed my commissioned Mordecai costume for my client to wear on the Saturday of MCM, and I am so excited to see how he likes it!

After taking my Lilith costume out of my costume wardrobe, I noticed that some parts of it had taken a lot more damage than I thought, whilst other parts looked a bit basic, and could do with updating.
The most damaged piece was the shin armour for my boots, due to someone stepping on my boot, the base part has completely snapped off. I’ve used my heat gun, along with contact adhesive to re-attach the armour to my boot, and ensure the bond stays strong, even if another person treads on them. I have also repainted them, as the old cell shading was very basic, and my skills have improved greatly in the 2 years since I made this costume.

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The shirt and jacket also had a bit of an upgrade, as the cell shading was very one dimensional, without any highlights. So I repainted the whole shirt, adding plenty of highlights and weathering, to make it look scruffy and dishevelled like her’s does.

One of my biggest issues last time, was that the wig covered most of my right eye, as I styled it on a mannequin head much smaller than my own – the wig looked perfectly styled on the mannequin, but on me the proportions of the spikes, and there placement, were a bit off. I have since purchased a mannequin head the same size as my own, and restyled the spikes to give it a more game-accurate look.

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As I was in a rush to complete this costume when I first created it, I didn’t have time to make the correct trousers – I just cut up a pair of grey jeans and used those.
As I wanted the costume to look accurate, I thought that the trousers could use an update. I found my old pair of light brown trousers, and marked the shape of her chaps onto them – as well as where the holes and cuts are. The holes were cut out with a Stanley knife and pulled at until they frayed, then cell shaded with black fabric paint. I used various shades of brown, black and white fabric paint to colour the top of the trousers grey, to match her trousers under the chaps, then the inner parts of the thighs a darker brown, as her chaps are two colours -then added more cell shading over the top.

So my Lilith is now updated and ready to wear on the Saturday of MCM, and I will be wearing my Katniss Everdeen wedding gown on the Sunday.

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Let me know if any of you are going, come up and say hi! I can’t wait to meet you all 🙂

Much Love,

Sabrina
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Sorry For The Radio Silence!

Heyya Everyone!

Firstly, I must apologise for the lack of posting recently, I’ve been ridiculously busy in the recent weeks. I’ve had to put my costume making on hold for a little while, as I’ve been swamped with doctor’s appointments, blood tests, and the most important thing; wedding planning.

We’ve decided to get a head start on organising our wedding; we currently think that 2018/2019 would be a good year to choose, as it gives us plenty of time to get everything planned and booked, without any need to rush or panic. We have viewed one venue which was truly beautiful, and the head of the events teams there was so helpful and friendly, this place will definitely be a contender! However we still have 3 more venues to view, so were not setting anything in stone until we have viewed all possible places.

I have had my eye on 2 absolutely stunning wedding dresses, and knowing myself as I do, I am sure that whilst trying them on, about 4 more will probably catch my eye! However, I am trying to keep just a few in mind, as too many and I will feel overwhelmed, and the last thing I need is for my anxiety to kick up during one of the biggest decisions in my life.

Also, I’m super looking forward to visiting my first wedding fair next month, myself and my best friend are heading down to London to hopefully get some inspiration and ideas for the big day, and hopefully find the perfect cake maker to create the wedding cake I have designed. It will be a fantastic experience, and I can’t wait to see all that there is.

I will continue to update on my costume creating as and when I am able, but for the next few weeks they will be few and far between. I thank you all for continually supporting me in all my work!

Much Love,

Sabrina
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