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How To : Make your own Masked Magician mask

Make a Magician's Mask Have you ever heard of the Masked Magician? With the television series Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, the so-called Masked Magician (Val Valentino) revealed secret after secret of the magicians repertoire. Valentino creates “the magic” then p ...more

How To : Make a decent Naruto headband

In this video, we learn how to make a decent Naruto headband. First, get a paper plate and figure out how big you want it, draw on the template so you can see it through the paint. Then, apply metallic paint with a paint brush using the template you drew as a guide. Next, you ...more

How To : Make a Naruto headband for cosplay

Okay, you're addicted to Naruto, which means you probably like anime and manga... and of course, cosplay. Check out this video tutorial on how to make some cheap and very easy Naruto cosplay headbands. Yes, that's right, headbands. Your costume just won't be right without them.

How To : Make folding wings for a cosplay costume

DISCLAIMER: You could get hurt doing this. There's scars to prove it. This five-part video tutorial is on how to make folding, feathered wings for a Van Fanel cosplay costume. So if you're a fan of anime or manga, and you love cosplay, why not try and make this cool wings? Ju ...more

How To : Style a synthetic fiber wig with boiling water

One of the drawbacks of synthetic, as opposed to human hair, wigs is that they can be difficult to style. Fortunately, while hair irons may be a no-go for styling synthetic wigs, you can get great results by submerging your wig in a container of boiling water. This video tuto ...more

How To : Make an awesome Predator costume with mask

The Predator is a classic Sci-Fi and horror film monster, and quite possibly one of the coolest. (There will be no debating Aliens vs. Predator in these comments! :) ) If you're looking to make a costume for your indie film, or for going out for Halloween, check out this aweso ...more

How To : Make Slipknot full head masks

No matter what you think of Slipknot's music, you gotta admit they have a cool, horror movie look. This video will walk you through how to make your own Slipknot full head masks. You'll be surprised how simple the process is. Materials needed: An old shirt Masking tape or du ...more

How To : Make a Hollywood Undead mask

Looking for some help making a Hollywood Undead mask? In this video, get a step by step guide on how one person made hers from a blank mask purchased at Century Novelty.

How To : Make Deuce's mask from Hollywood Undead

Big fan of Duece from Hollywood Undead? In this tutorial, learn how to make his mask, DIY style, with step by step instructions. In order to complete this project, you will need: pink duct tape, a blank hockey mask, blue spray paint, a knife or razor blade

How To : Sew a hooded cloak or cape without a pattern

This is a very thorough tutorial which shows you how to make a hooded cloak or cape without a pattern. All you need is five yards of your favorite fabric (pick something durable and sixty inches wide), then cut out some basic shapes and follow along the sewing tutorial

How To : Build Pyramid Head from Silent Hill for cosplay

Pyramid Head. You've heard the name before. You've saw him in action. Now cosplay as him. This costume could be used for Halloween, cosplay, or just for the hell of it. Pyramid Head is a fictional monster from the Silent Hill video game and movie. So watch this four-part vide ...more

How To : Make a nun costume

Whether you're a sinner or a saint, making a nun costume for Halloween requires no divine intervention. You Will Need * A long black dress or graduation gown * Rope * White poster board * Scissors * Black fabric * A hot glue gun * Glue * A crucifix or rosary beads * Tunic sewi ...more

How To : Make a fursuit mask head base using foam

This instructional costume making video shows how to create a fur suit mask head base with foam. Just follow these three simple steps for your fur suit mask: make the base of the mask, make and attach the ears to the base, and make and attach the muzzle and jaw. Watch this fur ...more

How To : Make a Suzumiya Haruhi skirt for cosplaying

Watch this step by step costume making guide on how to make a Suzumiya Haruhi skirt for cosplaying. This tutorial is great for anime enthusiasts, designers, and do it yourself fashion aficionados. Learn the necessary steps of designing a Suzimiya Haruhi skirt for cosplaying.

How To : Make a swimmable mermaid tail

Here is a step by step tutorial for making a swimmable mermaid tail. Check out Video #2 for a demonstration of the tail in use! FAQ: Q: Where did you get your monofin and how much did it cost? A: I got my Finis Tempo monofin online for about $50. Try ebay or searching on goo ...more

How To : Make an organization xiii coat for Cosplay

Check out this tutorial video sequence to learn how to make a Kingdom Heart's 2 Organization 13 Coat for Cosplay! In part 1, you will learn how to make the front part of the coat. Then, when you start sewing, you have to make sure that the outside of the coat is on the inside ...more

How To : Make a Mermaid Tail Costume

Make your underwater dreams come true by turning yourself into a bona fide swimming mermaid. If mermaids did exist, you would be the perfect candidate to transform into the mythical creature. So check out this video tutorial form Little Orca to learn how to make your own merma ...more

How To : Sew a pair of fox ears for a costume

Costume fox ears are simple to make. Just draft a pattern, cut them out of the fabric, and sew it all together. Watch this video wardrobe and costume-making tutorial and learn how to build a pair of fox ears. Come Halloween, you'll have a costume ready and waiting to go. Part ...more

How To : Make paws for your fur suit costume

This costume making tutorial explains how to make a hand paw for your fur suit or Halloween costume with an old pair of gloves. This video was inspired by Chinook McMutton Z and uses pictures taken during the creation of the paws. Start roleplaying by making paws for your fur ...more

How To : Make a bionic vagina costume

Do you need to have some sort of bionic vagina in your next film? Do you want to scare the hell out of your parents during Halloween with this costume of the female muscular tube? Maybe you just want to be a vagina? Who knows. But you can see how to do it right here.

How To : Make a Zabuza Momochi cosplay costume from Naruto

Okay, pull out the fabric and start making some cosplay costumes. Specifically, Zabuza Momochi from Naruto. This video tutorial for cosplay covers it all. Anime or manga, which one do you like better? Who cares, just make a costume okay? Go cosplay!

How To : Make Naruto shoes for cosplay

See how easy it is to make your very own Naruto shoes for cosplay! They're cheap, easy to make, and fun! Anime and manga, all the way! This video tutorial will show you just how easy it is to cosplay. You were afraid before because you thought it would cost a lot of money, bu ...more

How To : Style a wig for cosplay

Check out this video tutorial on styling a wig for cosplay. Your anime or manga costume is incomplete until you have the right wig, so watch this how-to to get the tips of the art of wig making for cosplay outfits.

How To : Make a cosplay wing

This is a tutorial on how to make yourself a lovely pair of wings for cosplaying. If you want to be an angel, or maybe just want to fly around the next comicon, this is the video for you.

News : 3 Super Budget DIY X-Men Costumes

Superb costumes generally fall into two categories; artfully crafted, time intensive, pricey facsimiles or the low budget option—ingenious, cheap and scrappy. When undertaking the admirable task of creating "one cool (or not) idea every day, for 365 consecutive days, from Janu ...more

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