Cosplay Update 6-painting!

Painting! The truly fun part of foam work!

I tried a few techniques on the chest piece before I came out with a look that I liked. I tried dry-brushing first, so I could keep the black coming through, but it ended up just looking tatty. So I painted the whole lot gold (3 coats) and then went over the highlights with black instead and that worked much better. I’m still not entirely happy with the collar thickness, so that might end up being hacked off, re-made and stuck back on again.



The mask was super fiddly – I really wanted to get the lines in the right place and the right thickness, since it’s such a key part of the costume. I used the finest brush I had along with a pre-cut paper template and managed to produce this, which is pretty spot on! Both pieces were varnished with liquitex matte varnish, which is super flexible so it doesn’t crack after it dries. One tip with that though – if you apply the second coat before the first is completely dry, it doesn’t dry clear.

I’ve finally gotten the right amount of fabric for my trousers, so I’m working on those and the belt next. They’re HOPEFULLY going to be pretty straight forward, but it’s amazing how complicated I can make the simplest of things …

Written by: Lulu

I’m best described as a jack of all trades type - I have a lot of interests and tend to bounce sporadically from one to another, picking up new ones on the way. Predominantly I make things and read. I do play console games (I think at present I own three four consoles that fight for space), but even then I wouldn’t say I play one type of game more than any other. I’m a big final fantasy fan, but I also like puzzle games and FPS. There are plenty more console games enthusiasts on here though, so I’ll be sticking to reviewing tabletop games. I grew up with a culture of playing board games with my family frequently, especially Hero Quest with my dad. Whenever we have a social gathering, which is usually every other weekend, we inevitably play at least one board game. Then there’s the making of things. My current list of enthusiasms includes crochet, embroidery, clothes making and cosplay, bags, leather work, some jewellry, plushies of all shapes and sizes and some other random bits and pieces. You can read all about my nerd-craft in my blog and if you’re interested and willing to part with some cash, I do take commissions on certain things. If you can think it, I can probably make it out of something - just ask!

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