Welcome to Junkies Nation’s cosplay review, Weekly Cos-day! Here, we will highlight some of the best cosplays we saw on the internet this week (including those submitted by you, dear readers!). We end each article with a link to a cosplay tutorial so that you can finally make that perfect cosplay you’ve been dreaming about.
The Best Cosplay We’ve Seen This Week
Queen Susan from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, by Cosplay.com user CasualCostumer.
CasualCostumer shows an amazing amount of dedication and attention to detail. The homemade chainmail and corset are enough to elevate this costume, but the entire piece is put together extremely well. You should also check out CasualCostumer’s Clockwork Droid costume.
Carmilla from Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, by Cosplay.com user faeryx.
Yet another excellently fabricated piece, highlighted by a beautiful photo. The cosplayer’s posture and expression show off the character’s attitude extremely well, and the setting of the photograph is great. The amount of detail that goes into a costume like this Carmilla is astounding. Just look at the skirt and shoulders!
Yomiko doesn’t seem to get enough love in the cosplay world. Maybe because it’s a simple costume-but I’ve found that some of these simple costumes are the most difficult to pull off well. Cheerlubber, though, does a great job not only putting together a Yomiko cosplay but stepping into the character’s shoes.
The make-up work for this Smoker cosplay blows me away! Inuiki1 shows a great mastery of both conventional makeup and prosthetics. Just…wow.
Kirito from Sword Art Online, by Cosplay.com user Iloon.
A great costume, highlighted by an excellent prop. The fabrication of the jacket, in particular, is impressive. The shoulder armor is nicely molded. But the sword itself is obviously well constructed, and looks solid and secure.
Armor and weapons sometimes require more than wood, craft foam, or worbla. A common approach to build onto these costume pieces is the use of expanding foam. Kamui Cosplay is internationally known as one of the top experts on using expanding foam to construct armor and weapons. Here are two of her videos on the process–the first is a general tutorial on expanding foam, and the second is a closer look at the carving process. Make sure the put on the captions, unless you speak German fluently.
Do you have an awesome cosplay you’d like to share with your fellow Junkies Nation readers? Or maybe you have a tutorial that can help other learn the ways of cosplay. Submit photos, links, and other relevant information to firstname.lastname@example.org and you could be featured in a future Weekly Cos-day!