Jenny’s cosplay building fun facts 1! ^^

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These two boots contains three times as much hot glue as all of the other peices thogether! (About 2 1/2 packages only in the boots) x) AND they are a pain in the *ss to walk in! I’m gonna need some practising!

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I also started working on the jagged crown! Only 10 horns to go! : D

Heroes of cosplay?

So, I’ve been watching this show called heroes of cosplay (yes it’s alot of scripted scenes and alot of drama!) But that’s not what really bothers me about the show, it’s the last episode in particular that got me worked up! The fact that some people have the nerve to bash and trash on others just for the sake of being mean and pushing them down! That’s what they do in order to feel better about themselves or what? I don’t get it.. I’ve always seen the gamer/nerd community as very welcoming, understanding, warm, friendly and accepting. We need to have each others backs! Not hate on other nerds for whatever reason, I’m guessing I’m not the only one who gets enouh of that from “non-nerds”. If you don’t have anything nice to say then just stay quiet, it’s that simple! Show some character! Give support and warm fuzzy nerd love instead of spreading negativity! πŸ™‚

Those girls that were backstage called some of the “heroes” fake and even people in the audience was shouting some mean things! What kind of behaviour is that?? Cosplay is supposed to be about having a good time portraying the character you want and meeting others who share the same interests, not getting all hostile!

And I also agree with what chloe said on the show, anyone should be able to cosplay what ever and who ever they want! So what if it does not look perfect or 100% as the character they are cosplaying! (Not everyone has the body of an anime girl or muscles like batman) But should this stop anyone who wants to cosplay them? No! That’s not the point! Accuracy should not be a demand, it should be more like sprinkles on a already super yummy ice cream! (This really freaks me out about my own cosplay, I’m a beginner and I need to do some trail and error in order to learn, but If my cosplay gets bashed cuz it’s not “perfect” I might not feel upto making another one even though I think it’s fun) Yeah, sure it’s awesome when you see a really good cosplay but everyone should be allowed to just make costumes out of their own skills, to learn, grow and have fun. We are all humans and we are far from perfect, why demand that “everything needs to be perfect or you suck”? We need to cut ourshelfs and others some slack and just have fun with it! Cuz we don’t have to be “heroes of cosplay”, hero is a though status to live up to, I think we should be more like “humans of cosplay”! πŸ™‚

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Gin and mario is helping me to spread some fuzzy nerd love! ^^ ❀

Make gaming art from broken controllers!

Did you play so much you broke your controller? Don’t throw it away! Make it into art! πŸ™‚ Here’s what you need:

β€’ One picture frame
β€’ A controller of your choice
β€’ A piece of fabric or paint
β€’ Glue
β€’ A paint spray can with the color you want πŸ™‚

You need a frame with a bit of room between the glass and the back of the frame. I found this square frame on Ikea called Ribba whitch was perfect!

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Take off the back of the frame and either paint or glue fabric over the whole surface and let it dry! I did the glue fabric version πŸ™‚

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Then take your controller and cut off the cord, I pushed the leftover piece of cord back inside with a screedriver.

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Clean the controller from dust and hair and dry it! Now it’s time to paint it! πŸ™‚ I used spray can paint in a silver color cuz I love silver ^^ (don’t spray inside, it’s kinda smelly!) πŸ˜› And for the best result spray thin layers several times and let it dry a bit rather than trying to spray it in one go! So pretty! πŸ˜€

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When the glued fabric/painted picture back has dryed take a ruler and locate the middle of the back piece, take the pretty controller and glue it to the center in the desired angle. (Either to be hung as a square or twist it to a diamond shape) I removed the hook on the back and glued it back on in one of the corners to make mine hang as a diamond shape instead. Let it dry and then put it back into the frame! Done! πŸ˜€

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My cosplay progress…

I’ve been working on it for about a month, progress was very slow at first, I’ve never done something like this before AND I’m a cosplay noob!
(( only 51 days until GameX! I really need to speed up x( ))
Anyway, I don’t know the best way to make something like this so I just did it my way! =) Don’t laugh! x)

So far I have startedΒ making the front armor piece, the helmet, the gauntlets and some other small leg and back pieces. (Warning, alot of pictures!) x)

Here’s the front armor in-game..
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And mine! (It’s not done) x)
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The gauntlets..
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Mine are not so pretty yet! 😦
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The back piece..
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The hip piece..
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And the jagged crown!
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(This is what happens if you accidentally sniff to much glue while making a cosplay!) ^^
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But I have to admit I’ve had some help, my cat Kurr has been my assistant and helping me by watching over my work so I don’t make mistakes, sleeping in the middle of my work space, eating alot of yoga mat pieces and chewing on the armor!
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Thanks cat-face! ^^ ❀

My secret cosplay!

Ok, so I realised something! I have a gaming blog but right now the only thing that gets most of my attention is my “secret cosplay”. Since I don’t have much time to play video games I don’t have anything to write about! :O So I decided to announce what my cosplay is and make sort of a “in the making posts” from now on! πŸ˜€ I gotta have something to write about right??
So.. Without further adue… for this years gameX… I’m gonna cosplay…

My khajiit from skyrim wearing the female dragon scale armor and the jagged crown!
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I’ll show my progress so far later today when I get off work! πŸ™‚

I leveled up! :D

These past few days has been busy busy busy, I’ve been working non stop on my cosplay and both me and my dad had our birthdays! I got some very nice gifts but I just gotta show this one! It’s a nintendo DS case! So awesome! πŸ˜€

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Yesterday I had some friends over for a Mario kart/guitar hero party. And I made a sticky-brownie banana creeper cake! πŸ˜€
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