Author: Rosie Clarke

Budget Zombie Cosplay Make-up

When I think of SFX makeup, generally my first thought is a wide array of expensive products and various techniques that come together to create a stunning visual effect. Then I remember that I’m a student on a budget with no time for professional classes. However, as I have shown in previous articles, there is always a way to craft on a budget, and stage makeup is no exception to this rule! There is a plethora of simple tutorials online for just about any gory (or normal, for that matter) makeup look you could want – you’ve just got...

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How to Keep the Ultimate Cosplay Journal

The secret to any great cosplay is most probably going to be… a heck-of-a-lot of planning. Whether that’s a plan to ensure the structural integrity of your cosplay or just to keep you on track with your budget, it’s always worth making one before you dive head first into the awesome (yet stressful) world of cosplay creation! If you’re serious about making cosplays, it’s worth picking up a notebook that you can dedicate specifically to your plans. It doesn’t have to be fancy – mine is just a simple lined book where I can turn my incoherent thoughts into...

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Stealth Cosplay: How to Cosplay Everyday

Searching for a cosplay that will look awesome, be recognisable, and won’t attract weird looks at the train station? Welcome to stealth cosplay. While cosplay is a great tool for us to live out our favourite fantasy worlds, it can often be awkward to put together, travel with, and wear a cosplay that’s uncomfortable or impractical. The good news is that there are plenty of creative worlds that are closely based on contemporary times, meaning the character’s designs are often easy (and cheap) to emulate for a tired cosplayer. Here are a few examples of fun and popular cosplay worlds...

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Is Budget Cosplay Possible?

The short answer? Yes. The long answer? With careful planning, imagination, and diligence, still yes. Cosplay is an awesome way to express your love for a character and the world they come from, but it can be ridiculously expensive if you don’t keep a careful eye on your spending. Here are some tips I wish I had known before embarking on my quest for cosplay on a budget! Be innovative. It’s important to know what you’re doing to a certain extent. However, if you’ve got the time and patience to try new methods or materials for the cosplay you’re...

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