Welcome to the Crystal Anvil Community

Our aim is to build a community to support cosplayers and to bring together the wealth of tutorials and how to articles online into a easy library.

Our first part of this was to launch a Ebook that takes you through the process of learning how to make amazing costume on a budget you can afford. 

Keep an eye out for Phase 2 of the project coming very soon 

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Today’s Featured Cosplayer Lolian Progress

Today’s Featured Cosplayer Lolian Progress Why do you cosplay? I really like the challenge of sewing and prop making but I’m not confident enough to [...]

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Indie Game of the Week – Bardbarian

Indie Game of The Week – Bardbarian Welcome ladies and gentlemen as this is my first official article for the Crystal Anvil a small introduction [...]

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Who Is Alex?

Alex is one of the team here at the Crystal Anvil and he will be bringing tips and tutorials to the community about costume and [...]

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Anatomy of a Death Knight – Inspiration

Welcome back! For those just tuning in, my name is John and I’m writing a series of blogs about the thought process for a new [...]

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Building Halo Armour: Cutting with a Silhouette Cameo

Apologies for a lack in content last week, I needed to resupply my inventory before continuing on with the series. Let’s get started! If this is your first time using Pepakura, you may want to read my introduction to Pepakura first, in this installment I will be focusing on how to use a Silhouette Cameo [...]

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Kitacon 2014

A week after Kitacon is over, the post con blues are still going strong and normal life has now set in. The weekend began as soon as registrations began early Friday, and didn’t end until the early hours of Monday. It all started off with a literal bang, as Kita’s F.A.T.E group stopped the anime [...]

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Indie Game of the Week – Broforce

Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Willis, Snipes, Norris. These names are legendary but if you were born after the 90’s, you know them as those old dudes from “The Expendables.”  In my time, they were the reason you went to the theatre night after night. They are immortal and undefeatable in combat. Not running from explosions but running [...]

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Anatomy of a Death Knight – Inspiration

Welcome back! For those just tuning in, my name is John and I’m writing a series of blogs about the thought process for a new LARP character of mine, a Death Knight, mostly for your entertainment. But who knows, maybe I get lucky and give you, dear reader, a new awesome idea or two about [...]

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Today’s Featured Cosplayer Lolian Progress

Today’s Featured Cosplayer Lolian Progress Why do you cosplay? I really like the challenge of sewing and prop making but I’m not confident enough to have anyone but me wear what I make! How long have you been cosplaying for? Since 2009 What was your first cosplay and why that choice It was Miku! I’d [...]

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Today’s Featured Cosplayer Aisha Anime

Today’s Featured Cosplayer Aisha Anime Why do you cosplay? I cosplay as it is a form of creative expression, you can be whoever you want and make your own variation of a character. How long have you been cosplaying for? 12 years What was your first cosplay and why that choice Pikachu was my first [...]