I made a quick tutorial on how I went about embossing the velvet on a recent 2B commission! I thought it added a lot to the overall project and was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be. Just another reason to give new things a try ;)
I want to bring you more useful content so let me know what you'd like to see next or if you have any questions about anything I've made!
Cool news today!
I can finally show off this awesome episode of DIY Costume Squad that I was featured in! I'm super excited about this and the costume I made in the shortest amount of time EVER. Usually I take a long time to finish a costume so this was a real challenge but I loved every moment of it!
Insiders knowledge: my contacts were hurting my eye the entire time while making this lmao
I had such a great time making this costume but I think if I were to wear it again I'd go back and redo the jacket and belt for realsies but I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot about what I'm capable of ;) Enjoy! Leave a comment and maybe I can do another one!
Wanna get a piece of Cindy for yourself? I have a brand new poster to celebrate the release of this episode! Get it below!
Cindy Aurum from Final Fantasy XV (FFXV)
Shot by Yo Ernie!
Premium quality 11x17" cosplay poster featuring Tali xoxo as Cindy Aurum from FFXV. Featured on DIY Costume Squad!
Signed and send safely to you!
I am selling my 2B costume!
Since I've done enough shoots with it for my own liking I think I'm ready to sell the costume!
2B is made from stretch velvet. The bust can stretch along with the bodysuit, the only part that does not allow for stretch is the waist of the skirt.
Bust: 35" flex
Hips: 37" flex
I made the costume to fit my proportions and as accurately as I could while staying on a budget. I took my time with this costume, created a custom pattern and wanted to make the most beautiful dress that I could. I love this costume so I'm hoping it goes to a loving home. One glove has a small glue stain on the thumb. Includes: Bodysuit, skirt, blindfold, gloves.
Asking: $200 +shipping
With wig: + $10
With Sword: + $50 (real sword)
Please email me at email@example.com to buy
R.Mika -Street Fighter V
I absolutely loved making this costume. She's my favorite girl and I wanted to approach it like it was a real wrestling outfit. I'll be sad to let this go but I just don't see myself wearing it anytime in the future. The entire outfit was made with stretch metallic spandex and still has quite a bit of stretch to fit larger measurements.
Bust- 35" flex
Waist- 25" flex
Hip- 37" flex
Includes: Bodysuit, leggings, white knee pads + covers, mask
Asking: $160+ shipping
Wig: + $20
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to buy!
This weekend at the LA Convention Center I will be at Anime Expo as a Cosplay Guest at the Cosplay Photographers booth! If you're in the area or coming to the con make sure to stop by at booth #3932 to catch me and more sexy cosplay ladies (and man)!
I will be at the booth from 1-4PM Sat, Sun, Mon, and Tues I'll be there from 12-2PM with brand new posters and exclusives! We'll even have some polaroids/take polaroids with us! I can't wait to see your faces again this year <3 This is my favorite convention of the year and I can't wait!
Costume Schedule (tentative/subject to small changes):
Today is a big day! After one month of beta testing this with strictly members only I think I'm ready to roll out my brand new Poster Club to you guys!
Read on below!
Sign up before the 5th to get in on this exclusive Cindy poster plus a bonus poster in your first shipment!
So I've been working away on my next costume, Ann Takamaki from Persona 5 lately and while I was working I took some photos of how I made my mask and figured why not put them up and make a little tutorial for how I made mine! I'm sure there are better ways of doing this but here's how I did mine:
Blue Painters Tape
Lumiere by Jaquard Fabric Paints (Crimson)
Neo-Opaque by Jaquard Fabric Paint (Black)
Lumiere by Jaquard Fabric Paints (Pearlescent White)
Step 1: Making the pattern
Patterns are necessary in cosplay if you want your end product to turn out good. Every piece needs a good foundation.
I took my wig head and covered the area with blue painters tape. You could add an extra step of saran wrapping the head before the tape for easier removal but it wasn't necessary in this case. The tape peels easily off Styrofoam. Next I drew the outline of my mask onto the tape; only one side because I'm simply mirroring the image and then used my exacto knife to cut out the excess.
This leaves me with half of my full pattern. I carefully peeled my tape pattern off the wig head and cut at the nose and forehead to account for curves and relieve the tension at those points so it could lay flat against a sheet of craft foam.
At this point I traced my pattern, flipped it and traced it again to get my full mask perfectly symmetrical then cut it out with my exacto knife.
Step 2: Shaping the Mask
It was at this point I started to question my pattern but I just had to trust in the process. First I glued the cheek pieces to the nose, creating some curves to the mask, then glued the forehead darts together which create the shape of the head. It should look a little floppy and weirdly round at this point. This is where it starts to take shape. Craft foam is malleable and somewhat stretches when heated and cools in that shape. So I took my heat gun and blasted it for a few seconds, then started to stretch and form it around my wig head to let it cool. Mostly focusing on the shape of the head first, don't worry about the nose too much but create a slight bend in the bridge as a placeholder.
Step 3: Attaching the Ears
Next I attached ears to the top of the head. Judging from the artwork, Panther's ears can be placed in line with the point of the eye (if that makes sense. A small rounder bottom triangle worked best for me. Glue the ears on so they slightly point out but still mostly forward facing. Feel free to cut the " ear holes" out from under the ears at this point. I waited until later but it doesn't matter too much. At this point I heated the ears up and formed them to points and gave them a bit of an upward flick, the same way a cats would. Looking good!
Step 4: Molding it to Shape
It's starting to look good at this point, I'm pretty happy with the overall shape but I think it can still do with some more shape. So bring out the heat gun again, heat up the foam around the face again and start shaping the foam around the curves of the forehead, nose and cheeks. Take your time here ( Persona jokes), spend time molding the heated foam to the bridge of the wig head's nose and cheeks. This is really what made a huge difference in my mask from looking rigid to looking clean and professional.
Step 5: Gesso and Paint
Once you've shaped the mask to the way you like it, pin it to your head and get your gesso ready. Give the mask a generous coat of gesso, let it dry and do 2 more coats. This fills in any holes, hardens your mask and primes the surface for paint. If some of your seams is showing or there's an imperfection anywhere just sand it out real quick at this point.
Next is the best part! Painting it! I use Lumiere by Jacquard fabric paints (link to buy above) because they're really flexible and leave a metallic finish. Crimson is basically the perfect color for the mask, I used Neo-Opaque by Jaquard in black for the nose details and pearlescent white for the eyes. I gave my mask 2 coats of crimson before applying the eye and nose details just to be sure. Then it's finished and you have yourself a Panther mask!
For extra credit you could seal it all with a gloss coat on top for extra shine.
All finished! Better photos coming soon!
I FINALLY finished my new long running project, 2B from Nier:Automata! This was a really nice project to get me back in the spirit of cosplay and sewing, the design is so beautiful and Nier has a really special place in my heart.
I wanted to really do this costume to the best of my ability, and with only a couple setbacks I think I did alright! Of course, I wish I could have embroidered the silver design into the skirt I had to settle for fabric paint. I think it looks pretty good though! I'd still like to buy a better prop weapon for it but until then this will work.
Check out the preview gallery here, real photoshoots to come soon!
The full preview gallery, including the "self-destructed" bodysuit version of 2B is available for members of talixoxo.com! Become a member today to see! Full photoshoots to come soon but only members will be able to see the full bodysuit galleries!
I just received my copy of Persona 5 (Premium Edition) in the mail! Yes, I know it's a little late but I've been working away on a couple new costumes that took majority of my time.
Before tearing into the game I wanted to film a short unboxing video for you guys though! Just a quick look at what comes in the special edition and super quick thoughts (and cosplay announcement!). No spoilers here!
Watch it Here!
If you haven't played a Persona game before I HIGHLY suggest this one as a introduction to the series, just from the first half hour or so it has a great tutorial and explanation system. This is one of my absolute favorite series and want to share it with you guys! No, you definitely don't need to play the first 4 to understand this one. They're all totally separate games with different stories and themes but all incredible games. Do yourself a favor and pick it up!
GET PERSONA 5 PREMIUM EDITION | GET PERSONA 5 STANDARD EDITION
More Costumes up for sale!
If you're interested in either of these costumes please email me at email@example.com
Model measurements: 34-25-39
This is my original Supergirl costume that I've had for most of my cosplay life. It's very special to me and was the source of alot of my initial exposure in cosplay! This costume comes with both the top, cape and skirt but doesn't include the belt (it's kind of broken).
Asking: $80 +shipping
Final Fantasy X Rikku- SOLD
I spent a lot of time working on this costume, it was something I always wanted to do and felt like I didn't have the skill to do but I finally did it! I love this costume but never wear it.
Comes with everything pictured!
Asking: $95 + Shipping
Did you know I do other things than cosplay? I know it's unexpected but I recently started a new blog where I talk about my fitness and all the ups and downs that go with it. Interested in seeing what I do to keep fit? Head over to http://superlft.tumblr.com to check it out!
Here's the latest video featuring a look at my leg (most important) day :)
Quick little update regarding the black minimalist SFV Cammy shirt in my store! I reassessed the crop of the image and made a few slight changes to it and it's now back up in my store!
Check it out below:
BRAND NEW ITEM
Printed on a high quality cotton T-shirt and sent directly to you, these shirts are a great way to show your love of SFV, Cammy and Tali xoxo <3
Photography by Jay Tablante Photography
I even got a cute tank top version for myself! ;D
Two big things today!
First of all, I just want to mention that International customers (non-USA) can now only order through my Amazon store. Unfortunately it's become increasingly difficult to get orders to their rightful homes internationally so I've had to make the choice but most posters are still available to and if it isn't it soon will be! Thanks for understanding! <3
Next, I'm selling a few more of my favorite things to new homes.
Another gorgeous commission from Sweatshop 202.
They're really solid but also collapsible, the blade comes off for easy mailing. I believe they're casted from resin so they're slightly heavy.
Asking: $100 + shipping
Please EMAIL for details or to buy one of these items! firstname.lastname@example.org
So at the end of every month I'll be randomly picking a member of talixoxo.com to win an exclusive poster or merch! Not a member of talixoxo.com yet? Sign up here to have a chance of winning!
Since it's a brand new year I've been starting to compile a list of cosplays I want to do this year and I'd love for your opinion!
If you could take this survey to give me your thoughts, it's really quick and you get a 10% off coupon at the end!
It would be greatly appreciated!
This week only I'm having a store wide sale! All posters are now $15!
Not to mention this limited stock Xmas lingerie posters is now available! but only for this week!
Remember! Members of talixoxo.com can use their discounts to get an extra 10% off!
Have a great holiday everyone!
Manual Samuel Part 1+2 with Adam and Tali!
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One of my original Cammy outfits, includes bodysuit, armband and hat. Excludes gauntlets and wig.
36 25 37-- 5”8
Asking: $35 +shipping
Zero Suit Samus- SOLD
Custom made sub-dye suit, this costume is still in great condition and I barely wear it. Looks great but does not have the pink symbol on the back (I was going to install a foam version and never got around to it).
34 25 37 -- 5”8
Asking (bodysuit only): $45 +shipping
Asking (shoes and wristbands +bodysuit): $75 +shipping
I made this costume for my first overseas convention in Kuwait earlier this year. I really love the costume but I never wear it. It’ll need a few minor fixes before shipment though!
Includes: Dress, purple top, front panel, armor and headpiece.
Does not include wig
34 25 37 -- 5”8
Does not stretch.
Asking: $125 +shipping
Thief Rikku- SOLD
One of my favorites that I just don’t really wear anymore. Still love it though.
Includes bikini top, skirt, sleeves, scarf and headband.
Does not include wig or bikini bottoms
34 25 37 -- 5”8
Skirt doesn’t stretch, bikini top is adjustable.
Asking: $50 +shipping
Costume sponsored by CosplaySky, It’s well made and looks great. Still in great shape but extremely limited sizing, I tailored it to my body. Would be better suited for someone slightly smaller/shorter than me. Includes: dress.
34 25 37 -- 5”8
Does not stretch.
Asking: $50 +Shipping
New 52 Supergirl- SOLD
I made this on a whim a few years ago and honestly I love how it looks. Still in good shape.
Includes bodysuit and cape. Does not include shoe covers (they’re too damaged from the shoot)
36 25 37 -- 5”8
Asking: $45 +shipping