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How to Make a Princess from Scratch

About this time last year, I started making a Princess Zelda costume. Last week, I wrote a bit about the mistakes I made along the way. This week, I’ll tell you about the successes. My goal was to replicate Princess Zelda from Twilight princess as closely as possible. Part of …

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Armouring for Cosplay 9 – Strap it Up

This week we’re connecting the metal bits together using a flexible leather hinge system. As always, the first video is abbreviated and the second is full length.

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Ruining Zelda – A Story of Failing Gracefully

One of the running themes at MAL is to show off your ugly things. We’ve talked about the shame that we experience when we botch something up, when we can’t make our product match our vision, or when we look back in anguish at our cringe-worthy creations of the distant past. …

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Sculpture

Gertrude

Art history is often presented as the genius works of a few “great men.” This is terribly misleading though. No artist creates in a vacuum. They all have mentors, teachers, inspirations, apprentices, and very often, collaborators. This narrative also hides the fact that one of the amazing aspects of being …

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Was Uber’s Branding done while Uber High?

Uber is the focus of much controversy of late, from aspects of accountability and safety, to taking advantage of their “contractors” and a host of dubious business practices and individual incidents. These may be the growing pains of a bright new future, or signals of the negligent and greedy. Maybe …

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Armouring for Cosplay 8 – Punching Holes

This week, we punch some holes in some sheet metal. Seriously. That’s what we’re doing. It’s more interesting than it sounds.  

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Armouring for Cosplay 6 – Adding some Flare

This week, we add a flared edge to our pauldron. It’s just a bit of gentle hammering along the edge, but it adds strength while making the piece look a lot nicer.   And of course, the uncut version for those that enjoy the gentle tones of hammers on metal.

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