Cosplay

How To : Alter a cosplay costume pattern

TheTribalButterfly just won't go away. In this video tutorial, you'll see the power of an altered cosplay pattern! Whether it's anime, manga, film, or whatever, you need to know that altering the cosplay outfit could be a great way to look awesome. This is an art remember, not ...more

How To : Apply cosplay gothic looking makeup

Attention goths! Searching the Internet for new makeup ideas? Adora batBrat is here to help you. In this video, learn how to apply cosplay inspired goth makeup for an outrageous look!

How To : Find the right pattern for your cosplay costume

TheTribalButterfly guides you through the ins and outs of finding the perfect pattern for your cosplay anime and manga costumes! This video tutorial will tell you what to look for, and what it can do for you! This is very important for your cosplay outfit design.

How To : Use tile grout to make a cosplay-inspired star

In this video tutorial from StudioMallory, learn how to take Mapei premixed adhesive and grout and turn it into a six-point star. Begin by cutting out the star shape in a piece of cardboard. You can use a stencil to make sure the shape is accurate. With your fingers, spread th ...more

How To : Make realistic looking prop swords

So you want to make a film, and in that film you want to have a sword, but you can't buy one, not to mention real ones are pretty dangerous. Your insurance costs will go through the roof! Well, here's you solution. Check out this helpful two-part video tutorial on how to make ...more

HowTo : Top 10 DIY Nerdtastic Halloween Costumes

Defined by Urban Dictionary, Nerdtastic: Something generally not cool, but to a nerd it's freakin' fantastic. Below, a collection of WonderHowTo's top 10 favorite, utterly nerdtastic Halloween costume tutorials. The clock's ticking, so if you don't have your costume yet, perus ...more

How To : Make Your Own Bane 'Dark Knight Rises' Costume

Are you excited about the "Dark Knight Rises"? If you're looking forward to seeing Bane in the movie, try to bring him to life this Halloween by dressing up as him yourself. This Bane cosplay tutorial will show you how to build your own costume. It's so convincing, it'll look ...more

How To : Become Ryuk from Death Note for Halloween

Ryuk, the popular anime death god character from Death Note, has instilled fear into many. Just from the live action movie version, his horror penetrates through the screen. I mean, c'mon, just look at this horrifying beast... As horrifying as Ryuk may be, he is a lovable char ...more

How To : Make a beautiful clear crystal resin gem

There are two kinds of people who will find this video tutorial useful: Jewelers/jewelry making aficionados and cosplay fans. That's because this crystal clear, shiny resin gemstone can be used just as equally for a beautiful pendant or a paperweight as it can be for cosplay c ...more

How To : Make a DIY Star Wars Jedi or Sith Halloween costume

The robes of the Jedi and Sith are great bases for all sorts of Star Wars costumes. If you have some DIY flair and want to make your own Star Wars costume for Halloween or cosplay watch this video to learn how to make your own Jedi or Sith robes, depending on your character.

How To : Make a sturdy energy sword from Halo out of paper

If you're a huge fan of the Halo franchise, then you're defnitely going to love this next tutorial. First introduced in Halo: Combat Evolved, the energy sword was a mighty weapon that the covenant carried to help kill enemies. It wasn't until Halo 2, were you able to use the s ...more

News : OCD Iron Man Nut Builds SPECTACULAR Suit Replica

25-year-old Anthony Le, of Colorado is THE ultimate Iron Man fan. A cosplay fan, Anthony decided to try his hand at building a super realistic Iron Man suit, just in time for the release of Iron Man 2. The incredibly talented fitness consultant did above and beyond what you mi ...more

How To : Make shoes (hooves) out of paper mache

If you're looking to make some unique footwear from paper mache, this video will teach you how. The term for these shoes is hooves, and they will definitely turn heads as you wear them down the street. Like many others who make costumes/cosplay, this video creator was working ...more

News : Russian Pin Ups Raise Political Awareness

Somewhere in the faraway land of Russia, the female form is used for more than one of the most popular deadly sins. The women pictured below made a pin up calendar to... ahem, arouse... awareness of Russia's social and economic issues by posing in politically-themed cosplay. ...more

How To : Side spike African American hair, anime style

You don't have to be Asian-American to enjoy Anime cosplay. In this tutorial, learn how to style African American hair into funky spikes just like your Eastern counterparts. This video will show you all the steps you need to take and all the products you will need to get your ...more

News : Real Life Plastic Green Army Man

Whether you're into cosplay or not, this life sized army "figurine" is awesome. The photo realistic plastic toy soldier was a contestant in a cosplay competition at Italy's Lucca Comics & Games 2008.

News : The 15 Most Viral Costumes for Halloween 2015

If you don't want to dress up as a vampire, witch, werewolf, or zombie again this Halloween, step things up a notch and go viral. There have been a ton of funny memes and absurd news since last October, so the only hard part is settling on the right one for inspiration for you ...more

News : Super Cute Japanese Chicks Play Lady Gaga Dress Up

Japan rules cosplay culture, and these superfans are no exception to the rule. Tokyo Fashion hits the streets, Fruits style, capturing these top-notch, über stylish fashion homages to the infamous Lady Gaga. Scroll all the way down for a selection of HowTo videos on creating ...more

How To : Make Splinter Cell Goggles

These goggles are great for a stage prop, cosplay, Halloween, or any videos you may make! They're made to look like Sam Fisher's tridents from the game series Splinter Cell. Materials Goggles (any will do... ski goggles, swim goggles, safety goggles, etc.) Glue PVC (1¼-inch) ...more

How To : Upcycle a t-shirt into a Pikachu romper

Are you a big fan of anime and cosplay? Getting dressed up for anime conventions is super fun, but you can add to the excitement and save money by making your own costume. In this tutorial, you'll be shown how to upcycle a plain large t-shirt into a romper. This particular vi ...more

How To : Side spike your hair like anime character Kanon

Check out this tutorial for a step by step on how to side spike your 'do. This hair is great for cosplay, conventions, concerts, Halloween or even day to day if you are feeling adventurous! All you will need to complete this look is gel, hair spray and a teasing comb. This st ...more

News : Go Go Sailor Moon! (and Beauty Guru Michelle Phan)

OK, so Halloween is over. However, I couldn't resist posting Michelle Phan's Sailor Moon/Manga makeup tutorial. Michelle makes incredible beauty tutorials (don't miss her Lady Gaga look!). Also... the costume season may be long over, but cosplay is still strong and going (see ...more

How To : Create a Rikku from Final Fantasy 3 hairstyle

This video tutorial will show you how to create a hair look like Rikku from Final Fantasy part 3. This hairstyle is totally perfect for Cosplay, or if you are daring - everyday wear! So, follow along with this clip and do your hair in this super easy, super cool Japanese inspi ...more

News : A Small Look at Aquaria

A look at Aquaria Last week I made a post about the Humble Indie Bundle (http://www.wolfire.com/humble). It's a small online charaty drive where you could buy five indie games for any price you wanted. The charity drive itself was an incredible success. It raised over one mill ...more

News : Cover your face in barnacles made of Cheerios

Party Monster autobiographer and makeup artist du jour James St James has a knack for crafting curiosae. Take a benign Cheerio. Cover it with liquid latex and you've got the perfect face crater. If you are not into the Pirates of the Caribbean look, add some bloody ooze and t ...more

How To : Create a Japanese Harajuku girls makeup look

The inspiration behind Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Girls fragrance, real Harajuku girls are gals from the Harajuku region of Japan who dress up all crazy like in the Lolita, Ganguro, or Cosplay styles. Famous for their insane Victorian-style dresses in colors of all shades of the ...more

How To : Build a mechanical tail costume prop out of K'nex

If you're making tail that needs a costume, be that dinosaur, animal, or anime character, you've come to the right place. Get your K'nex box out, because this video is going to teach you how to make an awesome mechanical tail out of the iconic blocks that will make your Hallow ...more

How To : Do the makeup for a female Link from Zelda costume

Link, the hero of the Zelda video games, is a great costume choice for men or women. He's kind of androgynous. In this video you'll learn how to do perfect Link makeup as a girl as part of an overall amazing Link costume for Halloween or cosplay.

How To : Build Wonder Woman's Armor for Halloween

Wonder Woman has always been a Halloween and cosplay staple. It's a costume that's both dependable and stylish — just like the Amazon who wears it. This year's reprise with Gal Gadot offers a fresh take on the old standby, with more muted colors, a tougher demeanor, and a deci ...more

May the Fourth Be with You : 4 Ways to Celebrate Star Wars

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a man by the name of George Lucas wrote an amazing trilogy about a new world and the power of the Force… and then subsequently ruined the franchise 22 years after the original release date. Fast forward to 2015, where nerds and geeks ...more

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