View Full Version : Taeliac's Cosplay Tutorials~

07-07-2007, 04:33 PM
Okay, so I figured, since I really wanted to post these here as well as on DeviantArt, I'd start a thread for my tutorials, and then put that in my sig, as was suggested~

So, here are the various tutorials I've made for many different things, from wigs to painting to sewing, and there will be more to come (although, they'll probably be visible on my DeviantArt page (http://taeliac.deviantart.com) before here). I just want to make these available to as many people as possible.

They are linked to my DeviantArt page, because they do not allow posting of images, and it's just as easy to link there as it is the image itself. Please do not reword these, or redistribute them as your own - that's just plain rude, and it will keep me from doing stuff like this in the future.

Now, a minor disclaimer here - this is my way of doing things, so if you disagree, fine, that's your choice. Most of what I'll have up here are things I've learned or taught myself, but many of them (especially when it comes to wigs) are from my information from classes and workshops through school. I feel a lot of this information is kept too much as a "professional costumer/wigmaster/theatre trade secret" and that makes me very angry, which is why I'm trying to get the word out~

Wig Tutorials

How to wear a wig #1: How to pincurl your hair (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/45164922/)
The correct way to pincurl your hair (it is nowhere near the chore most people think it is - they confuse a "twist" with a pincurl, which is not what you do under a wig). This prevents the dreaded "wig bump" from appearing, and will anchor your wig on your head all day, no matter how much it weighs.

How to wear a wig #2: Putting on a wigcap (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/45629366/)
The next most important part, because it keeps the wig in place.

How to wear a wig #3: Putting the wig on! (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/48000503/)
Well, the last logical progression. Also, for the pins I use in the tutorials, you can get them at Sally's Beauty Supply (smaller pins (http://www.sallybeauty.com/shop/2230/270051), large pins (http://www.sallybeauty.com/shop/2230/270101) - always remember to buy black b/c it looks like the roots of your hair, no matter the color of the wig, except maybe white wigs...)

Technique Tutorials

Fakie Screen Printing 101 (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/55149185/)
I originally was very afraid of doing screen printing, and didn't want to spend the money experimenting with something I might or might not be able to do. A friend of mine at school showed me this way - it's basically stenciling with screen printing ink. I'll never go back to mixing acrylic with textile medium ever again!

Sewing & Cosplay Tutorials

How to make a pre-tied obi bow (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/56616894/)
I was making one for my latest Kotoko outfit, so I figured I'd take pictures of it as I go - it seems kind of long, but I wanted to make it easy to follow for anyone, no matter what their sewing skill level.

How to Make a Kimono (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/63652749/)[/URL]
This is my way of making my "fakimono" (fake kimono). I know that these are not accurate kimono. You don't need to point that out, I already know it. But, for most cosplay situations, this works out perfectly, and is pretty easy to follow. There are some tips on fitting it, too, and adjusting it for various lengths and styles.

Quickie tie tutorial (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/38860216/)
Just a quick tutorial on making fake ties, done for a friend on dA who was doing J-Rock outfits and wanted to know how to do it.

Quick 300 Cloak (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/65382461/)
A quick tutorial to help a friend of mine on how he could do a quick, easy cloak from the movie "300". My take on it.

...And hopefully, more to come in the future!
:heart: Taeliac (http://taeliac.deviantart.com)

07-07-2007, 04:39 PM
Also, if there is something you'd like a tutorial done about, let me know, and I'll add it to my ever-growing list...

07-07-2007, 08:38 PM
^^ I couldn't request because there are so many tut's I would ask for *laughs* Plus they would be for a costume it's self. Anyhow these are awsome! Best of luck! Amazing as always!

Miyuki Ichiro
11-27-2007, 11:29 PM
These tutorials are awesome. If you've ever done any part for a Roxas (KH2) costume I'd love a tutorial for that.