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Intro to Molding and Casting


Today on the show, Anthony takes us through what we need to start molding and casting our own props.  He wanted to start out small, so he had this idea for a hand-held fireball to help with the illusion of spellcasting during his cosplays.  We have some shots below, but for the full effect, check out the video, as he brought everything in that you’d need to replicate this build at home!


A styrofoam ball on a stick. Pre-clay.


Clay is on, and the molding is happening!
The first casting is complete!


Intro to Leatherworking


Continuing our quest to cover each material used by most cosplayers, we bring you the intro to leatherworking show!  Anthony brings some of his projects in and gives us a very thorough run-down of how best to get started working with leather, including what tools he uses most.  This show is our sixth show, and our first ever on Twitch, so if you are a Twitch user, check us out over there.  We did have some video syncing issues, so … forgive us.  The video is also posted below from YouTube if you don’t do the Twitch thing.




Intro To Crafting Cosplay With Foam


Or first in a series of introductions into the basic building materials for Cosplay, our foam show features the amazing work of Gary at Beer Money Props.  Gary has been on the cosplay scene for about 3 years now, and has quickly gained a reputation for crafting highly intricate and amazing costumes and props purely out of foam.  So naturally he’s the shoulder we tapped on to give is a more detailed rundown on the best ways to get started working with foam.


Gary’s latest work-in-progress: Zarya’s gun from Overwatch – made from foam!

Our Cosplay Christmas List

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Happy Holidays, fellow cosplayers!  Today show is a short but timely one, because we are talking about presents.  Yes it’s that time of the year, when we are asked for our Christmas list and scramble to name something that’s not $200.

Anthony has come up with a decent-sized list of cool tools and equipment that is perfect for any cosplayer looking to start crafting their own costumes and/or props.  Everything here is linked to our Amazon affiliate link, so if you decide to buy something for yourself or the cosplayer in your life, we’d appreciate it if you grabbed it from the link here!

While going through this list, we talked about the Testors brand of spray paint, and how Anthony liked it so much better.  Here is an axe he painted with the Testors, and we included it here just to show the level of gradient you can achieve with just a (few) cans of spray paint.


Flareon’s Axe Head


In the leather-working section, we mention some gels and dyes that are great for getting the color of your leather just right.  Here is the Flareon helm, hand-stained and colored using the gels we discuss:

Flareon’s helm – you can do a lot with a little bit of gel

Thanks to you all for a great year, and we’ll see you in 2017 with more interviews, prop how-to’s, and jokes at Anthony’s expense!

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