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Cheap & dirty

cosplay
Anyone can

cosplay
The community of cosplay is founded around the thought that
this hobby is fun. Yes, it is hard work. Yes, it is time-consu...
I think that at the very heart of cosplay is the love for a
character, and the desire to bring that character to life.
Tha...
Examples of: different.
cosplaying while
Let’s get this

party started.
Pick your

character
Keep it

simple
Keep it

simple
Keep it

simple
Keep it

simple
Keep it

simple
Make sure to

plan ahead!
Assess your

Skills
Can you sew?

Yes!
1. Go buy a pattern
2. Go buy fabric
3. …Profit

No?
That’s why
you’re here
Silly goose
Set a goal to sew
one thing for
every cosplay
you do
Assess your

materials
Duct
Tape
Laundry
Basket

Card
Board

Bottle
Caps
Foam
core

Chicken
Wire

Plaster
& Gesso
Liquid
Latex

PVC
Pipe

Coffee
Grounds
Hot
Glue

Thick
Fabric
Craft
Foam

Mod
Podge

Goldenlasso.com
Contact
Cement

Craft
Foam

Spandex

http://rufflebuttcosplay.deviantart.com
Assess your

Budget
Have Two Budgets
Trash pick & thrift shop
Esmeralda Shirt
Pyramid Ma’Am Skirt
Team Fortress Medic Outfit
Jayne Cobb Boots
Poison ivy Swimsuit Base
Harley Quinn Blou...
research
Is so so sexy
anyonecancosplay.tumblr.com
Goldenlasso.com
cutoutandkeep.net
cosplaytutorial.com
deviantart.com
cosplay.com
Pinterest.com
Do it

with friends
We became friends
Throughcostuming…
And ever since have
… Done it together.
MAKE SURE TO Do a

Practice run
Photo posing

Tips, tricks, and hints
Capture the light
With your face

Practice in a mirror and with a camera
how will you know what you look like unless you t...
Make-up

Tips, tricks, and hints
Not just for

girls however…
You are playing a character
so go all out

If your character doesn’t wear makeup,
wear subtle foundation/eyeliner/mascara ...
Keep color

in theme
Set your

makeup
Prosthetics

Effects and Prosthetic effects
Don’t be afraid

of prothestics…
Expand your horizons
practice, practice, practice

Be practical
seriously

Know that better prosthetics
higher maintenance...
SOMETIMES

simple
sometimes

complex
Make your

own blood
Go big or

go home
Pack Properly
Use our MedKit Packing List
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super glue
pre-threaded needles
patch of fabr...
Make sure you are

Happy with it
Confidence
Is the best tool
Have fun
Questions?

FACEBOOK.COM/SHEWOLFCOSPLAYS
Want to have a discussion?
Is it acceptable for a person to use body paint to mimic skin-tone?
What about tanning to achie...
Cheap & Dirty Cosplay for Beginners
Cheap & Dirty Cosplay for Beginners
Cheap & Dirty Cosplay for Beginners
Cheap & Dirty Cosplay for Beginners
Cheap & Dirty Cosplay for Beginners
Cheap & Dirty Cosplay for Beginners
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Cheap & Dirty Cosplay for Beginners

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SheWolf Cosplays presented Cheap & Dirty Cosplay for Beginners as a beginner crash course in cosplaying. Read this, and become the best cosplay character you can be with our tips, tricks, and hints, all from our very own experiences cosplaying. Topics touch on planning, budget, execution, makeup/prosthetics, tips and tricks, and how to deal with criticism.

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Cheap & Dirty Cosplay for Beginners

  1. 1. Cheap & dirty cosplay
  2. 2. Anyone can cosplay
  3. 3. The community of cosplay is founded around the thought that this hobby is fun. Yes, it is hard work. Yes, it is time-consuming. Yes, it can be tedious and people may not understand why we do it. But in the end, cosplay is fun. - Jeannette "Chinako" Chambliss -
  4. 4. I think that at the very heart of cosplay is the love for a character, and the desire to bring that character to life. That's what it should be about. - Chaka Cumberbatch -
  5. 5. Examples of: different. cosplaying while
  6. 6. Let’s get this party started.
  7. 7. Pick your character
  8. 8. Keep it simple
  9. 9. Keep it simple
  10. 10. Keep it simple
  11. 11. Keep it simple
  12. 12. Keep it simple
  13. 13. Make sure to plan ahead!
  14. 14. Assess your Skills
  15. 15. Can you sew? Yes! 1. Go buy a pattern 2. Go buy fabric 3. …Profit No? That’s why you’re here Silly goose
  16. 16. Set a goal to sew one thing for every cosplay you do
  17. 17. Assess your materials
  18. 18. Duct Tape Laundry Basket Card Board Bottle Caps
  19. 19. Foam core Chicken Wire Plaster & Gesso
  20. 20. Liquid Latex PVC Pipe Coffee Grounds
  21. 21. Hot Glue Thick Fabric
  22. 22. Craft Foam Mod Podge Goldenlasso.com
  23. 23. Contact Cement Craft Foam Spandex http://rufflebuttcosplay.deviantart.com
  24. 24. Assess your Budget
  25. 25. Have Two Budgets
  26. 26. Trash pick & thrift shop
  27. 27. Esmeralda Shirt Pyramid Ma’Am Skirt Team Fortress Medic Outfit Jayne Cobb Boots Poison ivy Swimsuit Base Harley Quinn Blouse Buffalo Exchange Philly Aids Thrift Closet I Goldberg Military Goodwill From a Friend
  28. 28. research Is so so sexy
  29. 29. anyonecancosplay.tumblr.com Goldenlasso.com cutoutandkeep.net cosplaytutorial.com deviantart.com cosplay.com Pinterest.com
  30. 30. Do it with friends
  31. 31. We became friends Throughcostuming…
  32. 32. And ever since have … Done it together.
  33. 33. MAKE SURE TO Do a Practice run
  34. 34. Photo posing Tips, tricks, and hints
  35. 35. Capture the light With your face Practice in a mirror and with a camera how will you know what you look like unless you try Make your arms dynamic cosplay is fun and exciting and your arms need to show it Keep trying different poses in the hall this keeps your pictures interesting Look slightly above the lens of the camera this reduces red-eye Engage your eyes and keep your photos alive
  36. 36. Make-up Tips, tricks, and hints
  37. 37. Not just for girls however…
  38. 38. You are playing a character so go all out If your character doesn’t wear makeup, wear subtle foundation/eyeliner/mascara anyway Get the good stuff, or bad stuff happens breakouts, smudging, fading, reactions
  39. 39. Keep color in theme
  40. 40. Set your makeup
  41. 41. Prosthetics Effects and Prosthetic effects
  42. 42. Don’t be afraid of prothestics…
  43. 43. Expand your horizons practice, practice, practice Be practical seriously Know that better prosthetics higher maintenance and need a heavier medkit Spirit Gum & Liquid Latex magic Watch Youtube videos and try premade appliances
  44. 44. SOMETIMES simple
  45. 45. sometimes complex
  46. 46. Make your own blood
  47. 47. Go big or go home
  48. 48. Pack Properly
  49. 49. Use our MedKit Packing List {} {} {} {} {} {} {} {} {} {} {} {} {} {} {} {} super glue pre-threaded needles patch of fabric moleskin sheet bandaids Neosporin safety pins small scissors duct tape bobby pins double sided tape cheap eyeliner 1 black Sharpie 1 brown Sharpie small Swiss army knife compact mirror hair bands confidence
  50. 50. Make sure you are Happy with it
  51. 51. Confidence Is the best tool
  52. 52. Have fun
  53. 53. Questions? FACEBOOK.COM/SHEWOLFCOSPLAYS
  54. 54. Want to have a discussion? Is it acceptable for a person to use body paint to mimic skin-tone? What about tanning to achieve a darker skin tone? Do tattoos or piercings distract from the cosplay? Is it offensive to put on old-age makeup for an older character? Special thanks! Jeannette "Chinako" Chambliss Chaka Cumberbatch Jessica R Orsini Bryan L Moore Frank Le Baccia Greg Ember Clare Barbone Aaron A Chernak Black, White, and Raw Photography Michael Enoches Warren Suber Larry West Disclaimer Some of the images used within this presentation are not owned by me, if you are the owner of the image, contact shewolfcosplays@gmail.com and we will gladly give you credit or take down your material.

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