This blog is about the behind-the-scenes aspect of the hobby. The process that makes it happen, tips, tutorials, memorable quotes, and the little moments that make it all worthwhile. Brought to you by mods (Xaynie & ElfGrove) and our cosplaying cohorts.
That should work out fine! Both are blonde, and given similar enough hair styles that the same wig should work for both.
Just use bobby pins, hair ties, and hair spray to adjust for each look. I would recommend taking the side tail down and brushing (with a wig shine or wig detangler spray) the wig out as soon as it’s done being Lucy so that the wig fibers don’t develop kinks where the hair tie is.
Hello there! This blog is run by ElfGrove and myself, Xaynie, who was the Sailor Mars with the cool bow. Thanks for the compliment!
As for what I made the bow out of, I used 4 layers of clear rigid vinyl and then layered cut out pieces of red, amber, and yellow lighting gels. I would recommend using eBay as lighting gels are not cheap (~$9 per sheet). I considered cellophane but it gets very wrinkly very quickly so I opted out of using it. I needed something that was transparent so you can see through it like fire. I didn’t take a picture (which I wish I did) of how it looked like on the floor- my shadow was black but my bow was colored! It was very neat.
I definitely think the lighting gels will work for you too if that’s the effect you are going for.
I’ve got to admit, the attempt to fake wearing high heels has never been a thing that’s come up for me before.
Option 1 - Platforms: Buy platform shoes, Mod Podge the side, paint that differing colors to create the illusion of a heel and then seal the paint job either with more Mod Podge, Plasti Dip, or Varnish. However, you would still be dealing with wearing platforms which while more comfortable than heels will be less-comfortable than flats and awkward to walk in if you’re not used to them because you cannot bend your feet much.
Option 2 - Padding: To make heels comfortable, I advise shoe inserts. You can pick them up at any section that sells shoes. The ones that work best for me are the thick foam numbers that you cut down to fit the inside of your shoe. I generally go for the thicker and softer the pad, the better. The heavily contoured plastic and gel or the ones that only cover part of the shoe tend to lose effectiveness for me after a few hours or give me blisters at the edges of the pad.
If you are worried about a certain are of your foot getting blisters from rubbing against your shoes, Moleskin Padding is your new friend. (You can buy it in the pharmacy section of most stores near the bandaids or shoe inserts and ace bandages. It’s best if applied before you get blisters, cut a piece to side and adhere it directly to your foot (usually the little toe in pointy shoes and the achilles heel are the spots that need it). This acts as a pressure point padding to prevent blisters before they start. It can also alleviate pressure on blisters once you already have them.
Option 3 - Pick your heels wisely: Lower or thicker heels with thicker soles to support the ball of the foot will be significantly easier to walk in and gentler on your feet because the big killers on heels is usually the high angle and the lack of padding. So try shorter and chunkier heels or wedge heels and make sure that front part has more than just a sliver of plastic/rubber/leather/etc between your foot and the floor.
Personally, I tend to try to combine options 2 and 3, but I’m short.
Option 4 - Wear flats and work it: If you are really adverse to wearing heels though, don’t do it. Get a pair of flats and emulate the look of the shoes as if they were flats.
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Wow, we cannot believe we have reached over 400+ followers! Thank you guys for being so awesome and supportive. Because of this, we are doing a giveaway! It’s not much but we figured it will help one of you get started in your cosplay making endeavors.
We are giving away a small sample of friendly plastic (about 3 oz):
And a 12” x 12” sample of Worbla
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