Guide to Rhinestones

By Aditi,  27 March 2019 As a dance costume designer, I frequently work with sparkles of all kinds, and they can add a lot of visual punch and interest when incorporated into cosplays or other costuming and prop contexts. This article will give a short history of rhinestones, some info about the different types and... Continue Reading →

Vendetta in a Basket

By Enji, 05 November 2018 Remember, remember, the fifth of November... that we're having breakfast. If you're familiar with the movie V for Vendetta, you are mostly likely familiar with "The Fifth of November" poem recited by V in the movie.  When not planning the downfall of Chancellor Adam Sutler and the Norsefire Party, V... Continue Reading →

Omurice? Omunice!

By Enji, 10 October 2018 Tohru of Miss Kobayahi's Dragon Maid is an excellent maid and companion to Miss Kobayashi. One of the first meals she makes for Kobayashi, other than her own tail (long story, but she can grow her tail back) is omurice. Omurice is quite literally a rice omellete. This savory dish is... Continue Reading →

Keeping Creative with Alison Jeffrey

Alison Jeffrey of AlisonGames fame has created a video detailing the ways she keeps inspired and creative in her work as a cosplayer. Having worked on over a dozen cosplays, her insight on the process helps neophyte cosplayers find their stride. Alison Jeffery is a New Jersey based cosplayer and internet personality. You can find... Continue Reading →

Making with Mink: Resin Casting

Many of our Valkyries of Bunhalla have creative talents. Mink the Satyr, maker of great cosplays, has descended from the halls of Bunhalla to share with us all at Sticky Bunton a tutorial on resin casting horns for one of her gijinka costumes. Mink the Satyr is a Boston-based cosplayer, specializing in gijinka costumes. You... Continue Reading →

DIY Portable GM Kit!

Prior to CharCon, I mentioned that I was working on a bit of a project for said convention. It just so happens that I lucked out with getting it done not only on-time, but with days enough to spare to get the best loadout. As I was on crutches for this convention, I began to... Continue Reading →

Forging the Confection Cleaver: Part 3

Now that the blade was shaped and a guard was in place, it was time for the big (for me) challenge: the handle. My experience making handles is rather limited. I've made two during my first knife class (made from slabs of wood) and one during my sword class (cut into two slabs for a... Continue Reading →

Forging the Confection Cleaver: Part 2

As I mentioned last week, I've worked on a project for an old student of mine as a wedding present. After the process of forging the blade, I had two important parts to finish, even if they weren't very big: the guard and the handle. The guard presented it's own challenge for me. I've only... Continue Reading →

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