Faye Valentine Wig Tutorial

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

I struggled when I first cosplayed Faye, and have since redone the wig 3 times. I decided to make a tutorial on it to help you guys out, seeing as you cannot buy a straight up Faye Valentine wig on the internet! 

Click to keep reading!

Elektra Cosplay- Comic Version

Monday, 15 January 2018

If you follow me on Facebook and Instagram, you'll know I made this cosplay almost by accident! Chibicon is a small, local convention held by the lovely Trace who owns Yobe Cosplay. My plan was to complete my movie Pocahontas cosplay in time and I even bought the material for it! However, as I make all my own patterns, I do a lot of testing before I touch the actual material. I usually have to remake a garment 2-3 times before I'm happy with it. Anyway, the one shoulder neckline for Pocahontas is the same as some versions of Elektra, and I realised this as I was cutting out the pattern from my scrap red lycra. Boom, I made the bottom of the Pocahontas dress pattern into a leotard, whipped up the skirt and sewed the wraps and there I had an Elektra cosplay. 

What's more, my housemate is a karate man and had some sais to lend me. Let's just say this cosplay was meant to be!

More photos after the jump!

Battle Pocahontas Cosplay Versions 1 & 2

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Battle Pocahontas is one of my most popular cosplays to date, and it's my personal favourite. Pocahontas was my favourite movie when I was a kid, and I still think she is the most beautiful Disney princess. I adore her high cheekbones and damn, that hair! It was a no brainer to cosplay her for the second time as I really wanted to do a foam build, but couldn't find any other characters that I liked enough to cosplay. 

Buy my Battle Poca posters here! 

Elektra and Daredevil Cosplay- Netflix's Daredevil Version

Monday, 28 August 2017

I'm a fan of the Daredevil series and alway had Elektra in mind to cosplay for a small con. Evolve Perth was the perfect occasion! Evolve 2016 marked my first cosplay dance performance with KCDC, you can watch a fancam of that performance here. I can't believe 1 year has passed so quickly. It also marked my first time meeting Ben from Peegion Photography and we've become good friends since! He is an extremely talented photographer, I'd love i if you guys could support his page! The next 3 photos are by Ben.


Sucker Punch Babydoll Cosplay Photosets

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

So who else (other than me) liked the movie?

Babydoll was the first costume I ever bought! Unfortunately I don't remember which online store I bought it from as it was years ago, but I am really impressed with the durability of this costume as my sister and I have worn it for numerous occasions. I did have to make some alterations to bring it up a notch in quality though! The top came with a really horrible cheap plastic belt, which I replaced with a brown, stitched leather belt from my wardrobe. The skirt elastic was far too tight and gave me a muffin top, so I rethreaded the skirt elastic. I also added some buttons to the skirt. These minor changes made a big impact on the overall look of the cosplay! A big thank you to my friend Joel for lending me his guns time and time again for my cosplays.

My favourite photoset is by Ben from Peegion photography at Evolve con 2016, which marked the beginning of our friendship! Evolve 2017 is actually this weekend and I can't believe time flew so quickly. I'm going as Elektra from Daredevil, Netflix version.

Suicide Squad Katana Cosplay

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Our Perth Suicide Squad group was my first group cosplay! Leon from Darkforce Cosplay asked if I wanted to be Katana. I did some research on her character and then said YAS because she's badass. And that's pretty much the only character criteria I look for! I do wish she got more screen time in the movie though, but who knows, maybe she will get her own series one day. Her backstory is certainly interesting enough! 

Street Fighter Cammy Cosplay Photoshoots

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Ah I have fond memories of my Cammy cosplay! It all started last year when I was trying to decide on a quick cosplay for Neko Nation, an Australian anime and gaming themed nightclub event. Leotards are my jam, so I ended up making Cammy a few weeks beforehand. Little did I know my Cammy was going to become super popular!

Laura Kinney x-23 Marvel Cosplay

I completed this cosplay in 2016 before Logan (the movie) came out! This is an original design and you can find my thought process behind the costume here. I sewed the top, gloves and cuffs myself out of a stretchy PU fabric. This cosplay has come to be one of my better known characters throughout the years, which is strange because I don't feel that comfortable in it. 

Fabric, studs, leggings, belt cost approximately $80.
Boots were reused from my Cammy cosplay.
Claws made to size and commissioned by Felix's Forge: $100.

Photoset is by the super talented Darek from WithU Photography. Darek is extremely professional and versatile and I recommend him for all your photography needs! We roadtripped to a fantastic abandoned factory location in the country, ate some junk and got eaten by mosquitos. All part of the sweet memories! 

Beige Chuu Hard Finish Wood Pencil Eyebrow Review

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

I haven't used a new brow product in what feels like years. I usually use an angled brush dipped in black eyeshadow to arch out my brows, so it took some time to get used to using a brow pencil again. And I have to say, I find using a pencil much more time consuming, and I don't like the results as much.

I'm familiar with the brand Beige as I have tried their eyeliner (which I hated). Thank you Bntnews for sending me this product!

Draws delicate eyebrows
Hard type
Long lasting
Buildable pigmentation and able to be layered
Oil- control formula to boost adhesion 

The Lavicos Enzyme Clear Foam Review

I'm just gonna put this out there. This is hands down my favourite cleanser at the moment and it completely exceeded my expectations! I am still using my Lavicos powder enzyme cleanser in the mornings because it provides the perfect gentle cleanse for my skin in the mornings when my skin is just a bit stale. However it wasn't powerful enough to remove my makeup at night. I have always used two different cleansers for morning and night anyway and it just so turns out that this Laviscos gel cleanser meets all my needs for night cleansing.

Refreshing and moisturising cleanser with gentle gel foam
Aloe vera extract
Lifts away impurities and removes makeup

I always take the 'removes makeup' claim with a pinch of salt because I wear a full base (foundation, concealer, powder) and rarely find a cleanser powerful enough to remove everything in one go.

Catalinageo Mascara Lash Power Volumizing Mascara Review

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Korean mascaras do not have a good track record in my books, as they usually do not cater to my lash needs. I love big, sexy false lashes and wear them every single day. On the off days where I don't wear falsies, I need my mascara to transform my lashes into the biggest, fluffiest lashes possible and I find that Korean mascaras usually do not deliver. I hoped that this Catalinageo mascara sent by Bntnews would break down my misgivings, but sadly it didn't.

The mascara claims to deliver a 3D volume effect, lasts for 12 hours and gives a detailed long lash look without clumping. It is smudge free, and I noticed that it does not claim to be waterproof which made me doubt it's curling power already. I always buy waterproof mascaras because they are the only type of mascara that holds a curl for my Asian lashes.