June 11, 2014

Using Everyday Objects in Cosplay

For those of you who don't know, I've been covering cosplay for Adafruit for about six months. You might recognize the name as they sell all sorts of nifty electronics and parts, including a lot of stuff for wearables - like costumes! They're more than a manufacturer though; it's really a community. They share tons of interesting and helpful information on their blog, and for my part, I cover cosplay how-tos.

I track down costumes where the makers have detailed their process and share them in order to inspire others. Cosplay is an art, and I always enjoy seeing how armor or crazy wigs are made. Case in point? Check out this octopus wig I posted today:

Besides featuring costumes and interviewing cosplayers, I also write posts about how to use everyday objects in cosplay. I look at items I have around my house and figure out what they could be used for in a costume. I do this to show people that cosplay can be inexpensive and that you can really use anything to make your costumes work. I list five ideas for the objects and so far I've covered how to use wire clothes hangers, empty pill bottles, a whisk, a headband, and many more. You can check out the entire "using everyday objects in cosplay" series over at Adafruit as well as all of my cosplay posts.

Let me know if you have any suggestions on which household/everyday items I should tackle next!


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