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Cosplay Tutorial Update

The Cosplay Tutorial gigantic link list has been updated! Check it out at:

What’s New:
+ Updated the armor section. Removed “Character Specific Armor” and grouped all armors by the material used.
> Added a section for “Sintra”
> Added a section for “Model Magic Clay”
> Divided the “Foam” section into “Craft foam” “Expanding Foam” and “Pink Insulation Foam”

+ Updated the Boots / Shoes section to have a mini navigation, allowing you to jump directly to “Boot Covers”

+ Updated the “Hats” section of Masks / Hats and Headgear to be divided into different types of hats.

+ added a .pdf icon, so you know when you are opening a .pdf file:

+ “Building onto a Wig” section added to Wigs / Hair. This section covers making abnormal shapes and spikes using a foam or wire base

+ Added all tutorials that were posted on tumblr / facebook / twitter / pinterest since April.

Fun Fact: The Cosplay Tutorial list includes links to approximately 1262 tutorials!

Add comment July 9, 2012

Website Update – Tutorial List

The tutorial list has been updated! It has had over 30 new tutorial links added and got a makeover!

The section titles have been updated to be more eye catching and visually appealing, it helps them stand out so that if you are scrolling though you can see the sections more clearly! Previously they were plain text and were overshadowed by the featured section.

The featured section was huge so it was changed to be less obtrusive. The featured section is now 3 small icons, that link to their respective tutorials, along side of the header. They show what can be found in the section and highlight some of the better or more interesting tutorials.

The [Top] link has been updated to an arrow. Now you can teleport back to the top of the page with an icon.

If you experience any issues with the tutorial list you can use the Contact Us form or email admin @ and it will be fixed as soon as possible.

Add comment January 13, 2012

Looking for Reviews

We have finally started on the “Where to Buy” list which will list many websites for where to buy cosplay related items. It’s just starting out but right now we need some help!

Have you bought a wig from any of these sites?
arda wigs
cosplaywig shopping
epic cosplay

We need people to add some reviews to fill this section up! If you have bought from one of the above sites and would like to help, you can make an account for our new forums and make a post here:

And if you haven’t bought from one of those sellers but would like to submit a review for a wig site you have bought from, you can submit a seller here:

Please ignore the messy look of the board, it’s still new and will take some time to make it look pretty 😉 I appreciate anyone who can help with this project, especially at this early stage. Hopefully this will grow to be an excellent resource for all costumers!

Add comment December 20, 2011

Put your best footer forward

So Cosplay Tutorial is now proudly displaying it’s brand new footer! This is something I wanted to add for awhile but I didn’t have much content for it and kept putting it off.


Add comment December 12, 2011

Old Posts

I originally posted cosplay tutorials from my personal blog which had everything including cooking and other hobbies of mine, which means that people looking for the cosplay posts had to dig! That is why this blog was created, to make the information more available and to also provide a place for Cosplay Tutorial specific news and information to be posted.

So with the move I am transferring over some older posts which are pre-dating this Blog’s creation. So if you see posts from awhile ago, that is because they were made awhile ago!

Add comment December 9, 2011

New “FAQs”

Added three new cosplay Frequently Asked Questions to the FAQ page

Choosing Poses for a Character?

Most people choose poses by mimicing what the character does in the show, movie, game etc. A good way to choose poses is to look up a variety of reference pictures and print off ones with poses that are interesting and easy to get into quickly. Interesting poses generally involve an action of some sort.

For example medusa (left) is standing very stiff, so it’s not very interesting. Sakura (right) is in an interesting pose so it is more interesting.

Once you decide on several poses, practise them in front of a mirror. Some poses are unflattering, they can make you or the costume look weird. So look for ones that make you look good! Another way to test poses is to get a friend to photograph you in them. Try to avoid poses that majorly block the costume, for example being all scrunched up, since the costume is usually what you want to show off. If you are doing a photoshoot with many photos being taken, then it is okay to have shots that block the costume since there will be others that don’t.

Laundry at Cons / Wearing the Same Costume Twice in a Row?

Sometimes you want to wear the same costume for more than one day at a con, but you don’t want it to be dirty or smelly, so what are some things you can do?

First, plan ahead. Before wearing the costume make sure to have a shower, use deoderant with an anti-persparent (to help prevent sweating). Wear a thin shirt underneath the costume if possible, to keep the costume off your body.. however if the costume has many layers or is very warm then you may want to go without. Carry a stain remover pen to get rid of stains that may appear throughout the day and avoid activities that may make it dirty (like walking through mud).

You will want to take the costume off at night, so if you are staying at the con then you will probably want to bring an extra pair of clothes or PJs. This allows you to let the costume air out at night. If the costume isn’t too bad then you can use a stain remover pen to remove any small stains, give the outfit a light cover of febreeze and then let it air out in front of a window. For more extensive problems, such as a very smelly or dirty costume, you can ask if the hotel has a washer and dryer available – some do. If not, you can spot wash a costume in the sink, or hand wash a costume in the tub. You can use the hairdryer provided to help speed up drying. If your costume is an absorbant material, it may take a long time to dry and would be better to spot wash.

For the next day, you will want to change anything you can, such as socks and underwear. Make sure to have another shower before wearing the costume and once again put on deoderant.

Cosplay and “The Time of the Month”

Unfortunately for us girls, we might get our period the same time as a convention. This is a general idea on what to do to avoid costume mishaps!

Unless it is one of your first, you should have a good idea of how your “time of the month” goes so you can prepare for it. If you expect it to be heavy then you may want a tampon and an absorbant pad, if it’s medium then a tampon and a panty liner, if it’s light then maybe just a good pad. . . but go with what you are comfortable with. If you don’t wear tampons, it is usually a good idea to go with a heavy flow pad, just to be safe.

Remember to bring enough for the length of the con, and carry some with you for when you walk around. Change your pad/tampon every so often, that way you can prevent leaks. Once again you should have a general idea of when it will need changing based on past experiences.

As for taking care of costumes, clean up well before putting it on. If you expect it to be messy, then you may want to carry some wipes with you in case toilet paper is not enough. Otherwise, just be cautious of your clothes. A good idea is tobring extra underwear and clothing to the con, just in case your costume does get stained.

To be comfortable, you may want to bring asprin or other medication if you tend to have cramps or think you might. It’s always good to have that stuff with you at a con anyway (con sickness). Additionally, you should plan ahead and choose costumes that are comfortable and easy to go to the washroom in, zentai suits for example may not be the best choice.

Add comment January 12, 2010

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