What is Lolita fashion? It's ruffles galore, over the knee socks, parasols, cuteness incarnate. My intro to Lolis was seeing a flock of them at MomoCon last spring. There were 10 or 12 of them on the sidewalk, giggling and holding up darling but inadequate parasols as the rain began to fall.
Paul started out making his costumes from paper mache. It's an accessible, cheap medium that can be used to create just about any shape, large or small. The results can be sturdy and weatherproof if done right. It can also be heavy and uncomfortable. But it's a time honored Halloween costume material and I've gathered some links that show it's versatility and potential high quality (no balloon heads). I also threw in some cardboard, duct tape and plaster gauze links.
We've covered your eyes, your feet, your parts in the middle. Today we'll talk about the top of your head. Dreadfalls are a type of semi-temporary hair extension popular at Burning Man, anime [...]
Only 6 weeks till Halloween. Have you got an idea yet? Today we're talking about belly dance wear, with an emphasis on bras.
Zombies are the new black. Something about the mindless, decaying monster that we each have the potential to become, really resonates with our culture at this moment. There are even college courses on it. We could have a fascinating discussion about why, but let's just learn about how to pretend to be one!
Paul started out as a bodypainter way back when. His first costumes were often paper mache horns, body paint and not much else.
Sometimes leather IS the best material for a costuming job. Here are some places to buy leather, learn to work with it, and find the tools you'll need.
Here are some other places to learn about making cool armaments.
Here's a topic that can take over your life: cosplay. If you are unfamiliar with cosplay (short for costume play), it's a subculture of anime and sci-fi enthusiasts that combines role-playing and fashion into a type of performance art. Cosplayers are often are very dedicated, spending all their free time and money on impressive and elaborate outfits.
So today it's about EYES - a few resources and tutorials to enhance your eyes as part of your costume.