How to Care for Your KimonoGuide by Carolyn Langreder/Rena Innocenti, 2011How to Care for Your Kimono5 years ago in Other More Like This
If you don't understand anything that I have written below, don't hesitate to ask.
I will add all Q&As inn the artist comments.
This is a written guide.
If you require photographs, I will provide them, unless I am unable to. (Like for how to wash the Kimono)
This guide will not explain how to put one on.
Order of information in this guide:
- Working with Silk
- Working with Wool
- Working with Cotton
- Washing your Kimono
- Storing your Kimono
Working with Silk
I know that silk can be one of the biggest pains in the butt to work with.
If your Kimono is wrinkled and made out of silk, this should help you.
A. Ironing - Your iron should have a steam setting, if not, you'll just need to be even more patient.
-1. Set aside at least 30 minutes of your time for this, it requires a lot of patience.
-2. Make sure your iron is at the Silk/Rayon setting or equivalent, and make sure your steam is working. DO NOT USE A SP
Cosplay Convention Emergency PackMama Jay’s cosplay con pack!Cosplay Convention Emergency Pack9 months ago in Other More Like This
We’ve all seen or heard of those horror stories at cons. A wig getting extremely knotty, a costume ripping, a prop snapping. I’m here to try and help with that. Here are some essential things you can take to any con to prevent tears.
~A few safety pins. At my first con, the buttonhole on my skirt ripped right open, and I was left flashing all the other Homestuck cosplayers in the vincinity (including the person who would later be my boyfriend, and two of my exes). Yay. Thank the dear lord I had a safety pin in my bag, just floating around. I hadn’t even intended to have it in there, thank god I did though.
~A comb. For both your wig, and your natural hair. If you’re on the show floor of a con, or outside, your wig could get pretty knotty. Just step away every couple hours to comb out any knots you’re getting. About halfway through a con, I would recommend stepping away for a few moments to take your wig and wig net off an