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Dolphinz
Artist | Hobbyist | Other
United States
2015 Convention Schedule:
(The blue bullets are conventions that I will be attending for sure. The yellow bullets are conventions I am not 100% sure if I am attending or not. Any conventions with a green bullet are ones I've already attended.)

:bulletgreen: Salt Lake City Fan Xperience (Jan 29-31)
:bulletyellow: Mis Con (May 22-25)
:bulletblue: Nagu Con (July 24-26)
:bulletyellow: Salt Lake Comic Con (Sept 24-26)

Cosplays I'm working on:

:bulletgreen: Len Kagamine (Vocaloid: Senbonzakura) 11% :star-half: :star-empty: :star-empty: :star-empty: :star-empty:
:bulletgreen: Castiel (Supernatural) 52% :star: :star: :star-half: :star-empty: :star-empty:
:bulletgreen: Rainbow Dash (MLP: FIM) -Gijinka- 11% :star-half: :star-empty: :star-empty: :star-empty: :star-empty:

Favorite genre of music: Rock/Pop (Basically anything, except most country)
Favorite style of art: Manga/Anime
Operating System: HP Laptop
Favorite character: So many...there's ohhh so many...
Personal Quote: "Be True When Being You"

Other sites!
:bulletyellow: tumblr: dolphinz514.tumblr.com/
:bulletyellow: cosplay tumblr: dolphinz514cosplay.tumblr.com/
:bulletyellow: YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/iDolphinz…
:bulletyellow: Facebook: www.facebook.com/dolphinz514co…

Replacement Teddie Bear Productions!
:bulletgreen: YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/RTBearPro
:bulletgreen: deviantArt: rtbproductions.deviantart.com/
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Hey guys! I officially have my introduction video up! If you would like to watch it, and get an idea of what I'm like, then what are ya waiting for? Click the link! I also talk about my plans for my channel! :)

Alright, I'm finally getting to some editing for my videos for my YouTube channel!!! Woo! I'm currently editing my introduction video, and that hopefully will be posted by the end of tonight. :) I will post again on here with the link to that once I do. 

And, if you're interested in seeing my updates on my cosplaying, check out my Facebook page! 
www.facebook.com/dolphinz514co…
Jack Frost by Dolphinz514
Jack Frost
Debuted: Nagu Con 2014

I've wanted to cosplay Jack Frost for as long as I can remember, and he was immediately one of my cosplay dreams. Fortunately, he was a simpler one, so I was able to make him pretty soon! :) Although there were a few setbacks, they were extremely minor and I might change them in the future if I feel up to it. 

As usual, I'll start from head to toe:

Wig: I bought a Jett (arda-wigs.com/products/jett) in the color Silver 063 from Arda Wigs (arda-wigs.com/). This wig was perfect for spiking and styling, and it was just the length and the perfect color for Jack. I styled it using scissors, Got 2b hair glue and hair spray (and butt-loads of it!). Took me about 5 hours.

Contacts: I bought these contacts from Pinky Paradise (www.pinkyparadise.com/) about two years ago, and this was the last time I used them. I believe they were G&G GBT Blue (Aqua) (www.pinkyparadise.com/GBT-Blue…), but I'm not 100% sure. The blue color was perfect, and matched the shape/color/design of Jack Frost's eyes to a T. Due to these reaching their expiration date, I bought new ones: Venus Eye Blue (www.pinkyparadise.com/Venus-Ey…).

Sweatshirt: I bought a plain white sweatshirt from Jo Ann Fabrics, size medium. I went back multiple times, but after never finding a small, I got a medium, tried it on and decided that it would still work. I bought royal blue fabric dye, although I should have gotten more. While at first when I was dying the sweatshirt, it was the perfect shade of blue that I was wanting, but after I washed it, it was much lighter, as you can see. I was bummed about it, but rolled with it anyways, and as I continued working with it, I ended up falling in love with the color. While it's not the exact shade (and I might remake it in the future), I found the lighter blue to be a bit of a nicer contrast with the darker pants, and the paint on the staff. For the frost details, I bought white fabric paint, and used a small paint brush to hand paint all of the individual frost patterns on the hood, chest/shoulders, arms, sleeve openings, pockets and around the base. I then used a transparent fabric paint with silver/white sparkles and painted it all over the white frost so that it would shimmer like frost. I bought another shade of blue fabric paint, and painted the drawstring that color since it was of a plastic-based material, and it didn't dye with the rest of the fabric.

Pants: I bought a rougher/thicker fabric at Jo Ann Fabrics, and the color and texture was amazing. I ended up making the pants to be a bit too baggy, but they were comfortable and were snug when I was sitting/squatting, etc. I used a McCall's pattern (not sure what it was; I'll try to find it) to make the pants, and I used scissors to cut the "frayed/torn" look around the end of the legs. I used superglue to fray check it, then used the same frost painting technique as I did with the sweatshirt to paint the frost details around the base of the pant legs. I used a tan/beige bias tape to be wrapped around my calves, supergluing it to the pants to avoid a seam/stitch line, then painted frost detailing here and there.

Staff: *cracks knuckles* Okay, here comes the fun part! I went to Home Depot with my grandfather, (he had the Suburban, not I, lol) and I bought a 2/3" PVC pipe that was 10 feet long and four 2/3" PVC pipe corner pieces. I measured it out by comparing it's height to Jack's, and how tall it would be for my height, then cut the pieces and put it all together to see how it would lay. Afterwards, I used PVC glue to cement them together, and my grandfather helped me by using a blow torch to bend the top piece of the hook just a bit more. I used masking tape to create the texture all along the staff, then spray painted it with a few coats of dark brown. Since Jack Frost's staff turns frosty wherever he touches it, I held my staff where I usually would, then painted a small portion of it with the same frost detail process as mentioned earlier.

So, that's it! That's how I made my Jack Frost cosplay! :D If there are any questions that you have, or parts of this cosplay that I did not talk about that you would like to know about, don't hesitate to comment below, or send me a note! 

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Alrighty watchers! I will be uploading (finally) my introduction video to my YouTube! :D
My 2015 convention schedule will be uploaded today as well!
WIGS (Styling)

One major important thing when ordering wigs, is time management with the wigs. Especially when you're planning on styling it yourself. I'll share some tips and advice with you for different scenarios. Determined Emote 

Okay, so if you are going to style your own wig, make sure you have the proper tools to do so! Depending on the type/style of wig you have, and what hairstyle you'll be styling depends on what you'll need. This can vary from scissors, hairspray, hair glue, pins, combs, hair ties, etc. Look into what you'll need to get! Also look up tutorials to see if anyone else has styled the same hairstyle for a wig; usually they will have great suggestions on what type of tools you'll need. :)

If you're going to have someone else style the wig for you, make sure they know what they're doing! :) Make sure there is great communication, and if you can be there for the styling of the wig, do it! Having you there as they're styling, or even having you wear the wig as it's styled, will help ensure that you are getting what you want in your wig! :) However, if you cannot be there, make sure they have the pictures for references, and that they know exactly how you would like your wig to look like. i c wut y00 grinned thar 

And finally, if you are going to order a pre-styled wig, please try to contact the seller first. Ask them all your questions, and mention your concerns, and also ask if it's pre-worn. If so, ask how the wig fit on your head; everyone has a different shaped/sized head, so one wig can fit perfectly on someone else, yet a bit uncomfortably on you. Make sure you feel it is a good price, and it is the quality and the style is as correct as you want it. :) You wouldn't want to pay for something you don't like.

Also! Very important! No matter what scenario you are going to be in, order your wig ahead of time! If you can, order your wig at least five or six weeks before the convention/event you are traveling to. Some companies/business and sellers will take a long time to ship, and if you are going to have to style it, you want to make sure you have enough time to do so. :) Also look at wigs ahead of time; if you're buying from a specific company, check their restock dates, and make sure you get the wig you want! Companies and sellers are usually very good at responding, and will help you with any style/color questions you may have.

So:

:bulletyellow: Order wigs early! :) Even looking a few months ahead at what wig you are going to get will be beneficial! Plan ahead to ensure your ownership of that wig!
:bulletyellow: Communicate! Whether it's your friend who's styling your wig, or the person you're buying from, make sure there's no confusions! Work hard for what you want! :)
:bulletyellow: Get the right tools and preparation! Make sure you know what you are doing, and how you're going to do it before you style your wig! :)

Hope this tip helps you guys out!
If you have any questions, just message me, or comment on one of my "Dolphinz's Cosplay Tips" journal entries!

Good luck, and happy cosplaying!

-Dolphinz514
  • Mood: Hungry
  • Listening to: Active Volcanoes - Danko Jones
  • Reading: What I'm writing...?
  • Watching: PewDiePie
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Eating: Pizza! :p
  • Drinking: Hot Chocolate

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Panicou Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the Fav ♥
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Dolphinz514 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Of course! ^^
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ThePartyvengers Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for faving one of our photo's!

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:lightbulb: We are currently having a giveaway on our FB page.

~The Partyvengers
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Dolphinz514 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
No problem! :D
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Hikarikun18 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the favorites of my Cloud cosplay :D I hope your feet weren't freezing doing awesome Jack Frost photos!
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Dolphinz514 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Of course! And aww, thanks so much! And unfortunately, they did get pretty cold, haha. I am a walking furnace, so usually I'm warm enough to be out in the cold like that, but my feet are always cold, so standing in the snow was freezing! But I had socks and boots right near by in between photos so it wasn't too bad. :) 
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Hikarikun18 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh nooo quick warm up those feet! Doesn't help they're the farthest from our hearts XD At least you had some socks and boots near by in between photos!!!
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Dolphinz514 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
That's true! Haha, it was definitely nice! I also wore them for pictures that you couldn't see my feet. :O
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Samii-Doll Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:
Here, have a llama in return :meow:
Also feel free to check out my facebook page & give it a like if you should feel so inclined
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Dolphinz514 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Of course! :) Here's a llama for you, too! And I definitely will! :)
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