Has it REALLY been a month since I last spoke to all of you? -checks her calendar- Eeek! It has! Well, let’s get the energy going in this column shall we?
RWBY by Roosterteeth is a burgeoning U.S. based anime that has cosplayers in a tizzy! Their lovely costume designs, fun character development and strong plot line have “triggered” costumers the world wide. So, naturally, I had to write a cosplay tutorial for all of you on a costume from this series.
Who did I choose? Why NORA VALKYRIE of course! Nora is stupendous and, seeing as to how I am a bubbly person, she just fit the cosplay bill for me. Let’s get started!
Materials, Supplies and Tools
To make Nora I used…
You can find more images of characters by visiting: http://rwby.wikia.com/wiki/RWBY_Wiki
Cosplay Build Summary Video
Writing out EVERY step of this build will take SO MUCH TIME so I decided to create a build video for all of you. Also, for those are wondering WHY I needed a hammer…well, I don’t have a Grommet tool so I use a hammer to put my grommets into my costumes 🙂 Ok, on to the video!
THAT TRICKY SHIRT!!!!!
Many of you will probably watch the above video and go “Ok, I get it…” then move on to making Nora. Some of you will try and hit the dreaded wall of two things…
These are SO tricky. So, to help out, I made a little video for her heart symbol below…
AND I wrote an article HERE showing how to paint clothing and still leave it machine washable.
A Little More Help
For those who are STILL a little confused let me help you out by showing you another INSTRUCTABLE I made with all those pesky steps I mentioned above. They are tedious however, they should help you get through this cosplay build in no time!
Magnhild – AKA Hammer of Doom!
Interested in tackling Nora’s hammer? I’ve made two versions of this costume and in THIS tutorial I touched upon how I made my hammer.
Don’t let this costume scare you. Sure, it can be daunting but many of the elements can be simplified, bought and/or created from scratch. We at FGN believe in you!