ByKatrina Stagg, writer at
Katrina Stagg

Comic-Con 2015 is here! And this year should be as over-the-top as any, I suspect more so even! That means bigger, more elaborate booths, more impressive marketing stunts and kick-ass costumes! The cosplay, as with most cons, is on point at Comic-Con! So it's totally natural to feel intimated about dressing up, I know I do.

Rather than resolving to sit out the cosplay game this year or, at most, making the best of the worst top lists, I've decided to gather some tricks to make a DIY cosplay costume that can stand up to the professionals.

Whether your a Marvel fanatic, obsess with the Mockingjay, or are ravenous about all things anime, here are some really cool tricks and tips for creating a kick-ass costume for Comic-Con!

1. Big & Beautiful Anime Eyes!

Some false lashes and some white and black eyeliner and you can get the gorgeous eyes of your favorite anime or manga character easily!

2. Horns Like Loki!

The general idea is there, it just needs to be adjusted for the correct shape. With some cardboard and hot glue (probably some paint), you'll get to be just as horny as Loki!

3. Mystique Scales!

Putting together a Mystique costume is definitely ambitious. So if you are not willing to make yourself totally blue, then this makeup technique may be your next best option. It can also work for any other scaly character your heart desires.

4. DIY Captain America Shield Out of DUCT TAPE!

For a step-by-step detailed tutorial, check out

6. Katniss Everdeen Braid

7. Yarn Wolf's Tail

The first thing that comes to mind when I see this is Tails from Sonic the Hedgehog! Put a couple of these together and you've got your perfect video game character.

8. Duct Tape Boots for All Your Cosplay Needs

There are so many options for these duct tape booties! Nearly every superhero has some fancy footwear and with this trick, you won't have to splurge to get your desired look! Check out the detailed boot tutorial here!

I hope these DIY projects will help make your cosplay pop! See ya' in the masses over at SDCC 2015!


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