I'm Yuka, I'm 22 and I live in the UK! I'm a cosplayer, and this year I have the honor of being part of Team UK for World Cosplay Summit 2013! Last year I was also part of the 2012 UK Team for European Cosplay Gathering. I might post some progress pictures here, but most of it will be over on facebook, so pop over there if you're interested in seeing more!
I mostly post about cosplay (surprise), video games, movies and music that I like, and about funny conversations I have or things that happen to me. Things that I often post about include: Final Fantasy, League of Legends, Pokemon, Harry Potter, Sailor Moon, Firefly and Scott Pilgrim.
I like receiving asks so feel free to message me! I'm also happy to answer any cosplay-related questions, so if you want any help, critique or tutorials give me a shout. But please check the FAQ in case I've answered your question already! :D
Thanks! :) I got my Dirk wig from here: http://matchwigs.com/home/88-calina-v-short-light-blonde-wig-cosplay.html
Also since some other people have been asking me how I styled it, I loosely followed lucillesmile’s WIP images here as a ‘tutorial’ :D http://lucillesmiles.tumblr.com/post/31429117165/dirk-strider-step-by-step-1-the-base-wig-2
I have a tutorial here! http://yukapants.tumblr.com/post/24613935924/handmaid-horn-tutorial
They are fairly durable! I have zero spatial perception so I walk into walls a lot normally (sob I am always covered in bruises) so I know from first hand experience that they can take light whacks into walls and door frames without denting. Over time they have cracked a little bit in a few places, I’m not sure if this is because I stored them in a hot/dry area, or if the fimo was just thin in those areas or if the base structure was just too flexible.
If I were to remake these, I would use a sturdier base than just the thin armature wire, and a thicker layer of fimo (probably 3 or 4 packs instead of just 2).
ok I have a few cosplay asks building up in my inbox! including:
-crossplay make-up tutorial (nakedsalad)
-how to style dave and roxy wigs (anon)
-how to make a hair bun for damara (anon)
-tips on making handmaid’s dress (hero-save-me)
I’m not ignoring you guys!! I’m going to try to get these answered soon. u_u I’m currently without my laptop because my power cable decided to give up the ghost on saturday night and I’m too skint to order a new one until Friday, so there’s going to be a bit of a delay!
I made it! Check my tutorial here :) http://yukapants.tumblr.com/post/27142182920/hello-i-am-cosplaying-roxy-for-dragoncon-and-i-have-to
Well I was really lucky, and when I was over at my friend’s house we were having a rummage through her fabric bin and we found…. THIS!!
So all I did was cut it into strips and sew them together to make one continuous piece. Although I know it’s unlikely you’ll find any fabric like this, so if you’re making your own what I’d suggest is to get two pieces of fabric of the two shades of purple you want, cut them into rectangles double the width that you want your scarf to be, and then sew the long ends together (right sides together of course!). Once all the rectangles are sewn together, fold the scarf in half and sew the top end and the side closed. Now you’ll have a big tube, turn the entire thing inside out and then neatly top-stitch the bottom edge closed. Here’s another diagram, hopefully it helps:
If this is confusing or you need any more help please do ask 8D Good luck!! (and send me pictures when you’re done!! *_*)
It was a lucky find from a private seller on ebay! The brand on the label inside the shirt is “MIM”. I looked for white off-the-shoulder tops and found this one from a private seller. I stitched the top of the collar down a bit because it kept slipping out of place, and then I got my friend Frazzy to help me do the iron-on transfer of Mutie’s face onto the front.