If you’re looking to admire some amazing wig work and creative make up, LeoMagus is the one for you! Over the years, he has demonstrated his prowess for transformations both in and out of cosplay (one of my favourites being Lelouch from Code Geass as shown later) and come up with some truly amazing ideas.
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What’s your favourite part of the costume making process?
For me it’s the make up and wig styling!
Wigs seem to be a big part of your costumes, what has been your favourite wig to style?
That’s a good question! Maybe Coran? He was very difficult and I hand dyed, styled and made the lace front and moustache by hand!
On average, how long would you say it takes you to complete a costume?
Depends on the costume, I’m really slow and have lots of work and projects on the go, so they take a couple of weeks!
Do you have a dream cosplay that you’re looking to make one day? What sort of skills do you think you’ll need for it?
Yes! My dream is Sephiroth, which I’ve just started to get the bits together for! I’ll need wig styling skills, leather skills, worbla and prop skills, sewing, make up – everything. It’s gonna be a toughie!
If you could give any advice to a cosplayer who’s just starting out, what would it be?
I’m going to be doing a video soon about starting out and helpful tips! But for now I’d say a main one is to start small. There are so many good cosplayers out there, don’t feel intimidated! Everyone started small, take it at your own pace.