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 →

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 →

Forging the Confection Cleaver: Part 1

One of the coolest (or most annoying) parts about being a blacksmith: having someone tell you of a project they have in mind. Some of these projects are fun, push your knowledge of the craft into new venues, and test your skills. I didn't expect a project to push me this hard to come from... Continue Reading →

Behind the Scenes As An NPC

When not playing the games I've recently reviewed, I've had my hands full with a few things that are coming up that will impact my ability to post over the coming weeks. I know some of you are actually following my weekly posts, so please accept my apology in advance that I may be missing... Continue Reading →

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