Friday, April 4, 2014

Tutorial: League of Legends Annie Cosplay


Since PAX East is in a few weeks it got me thinking about my trip to PAX Prime last year! Then I realized I hadn't posted a tutorial for my Annie cosplay from League of Legends. I won't be able to go to PAX East this year, but here's the tutorial in case someone wants to dress up as Annie!



This was the version of Annie I was going for. 

I got my dress from American Apparel. I altered it some to fit better and added the fringe to the bottom of the sleeves. I would love to add the swirl design to my dress since I didn't have time to before. The petticoat and leg warmers are from Amazon. The wig I used was a Jareth in Raspberry from Arda. I did cut it quite a bit to get Annie's bangs and style. I already owned black shoes and a white collared shirt, but I am sure you can find that easily at Walmart or on Amazon!

For the fireball prop, I took a styrofoam ball and hot glued fake fur to it. I found all these supplies at my local craft store.

I really just randomly snipped at the fur and glued it in place until the whole ball was covered.

Then I used hairspray to give the fur a spiky look.

During this step I recommend that you wear gloves! Because the Sharpies stained my hands pretty bad. Basically, I started with the red and hand colored the root of the fur. Then I worked my way up with the orange and finally added yellow to the tips.

For Annie's headband you will need a headband (any color), light and dark pink felt, cotton balls, hot glue, and scissors. I made a pattern for the ears out of paper, too.

Cover your headband in the light colored pink felt using the hot glue.

After you cut out your shape for the ears (or horns.. they kinda look like either) stuff a cotton ball inside it to give it volume.

Tada! No sewing required! I want to make all different colored cat ears now :D

Annie's backpack was sad to make. I found a kid's pink fluffy backpack on Amazon and bought two of these bears. (The backpack I bought is no longer listed, but this one is very similar.)

Here's the sad part... I'm so sorry little bears!!  *cry*

So all I did was stitch up the back of the little bears heads and then hand stitched them onto the straps of the backpack. The Tibbers that I carried around was found at Toys R Us. He was thankful he didn't get beheaded.

"You smell like burning!"

:+:+:+:

Let me know if you make an Annie cosplay!
Do you play League of Legends?
If so who is your favorite champion?

24 comments:

  1. I'm not trying to hate, this tutorial was actually helpful, but you do know that is not what Annie actually looks like right? It's sorta similar but not correct.

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    1. You may not have been "trying" but your comment did come off as rude and unnecessary :( Cosplay is supposed to be a freedom of expression. It's an art. I posted a reference photo of the version of Annie I was going for, but even if I didn't judging a cosplay because it's not "exactly perfect" is why so many people are afraid to try it. Cosplay can be so many things! I want people to feel encouraged to embrace their favorite characters whether it is an exact replica, fan interpretation or an original design. It's about having FUN and enjoying yourself.

      Your comment sends a wrong message to the cosplay community. I hope you think to remember a real person is behind the computer the next time you try to tell someone their art is not correct.

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    2. Your costume looks awesome, just like everything else you do.

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  2. Yep, pretty sure she knows Annie in reply to other post. Uh, reference photo >-<. Hey Glitzy I met you at Pax and got some great pics. You always put fun spins on your coz costumes. Looks like a good con coming up. Need to head that way.

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  3. I think you look great, and did an amazing job at recreating the version you were going for! Also, the Fireball, is really creatively done!

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  4. This looks totally awesome! I can't imagine how long it took to colour in that fire ball :O

    SAMI★SPOON

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  5. Cosplay doesn't necessarily have to look EXACTLY like the character. I love this and it's amazing! You did a really great job!

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  6. Girl you're so creative!!
    Also goregeous. c:
    I love your cosplay posts. c:

    <3
    Harlynn
    mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

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  7. This is one of my fave cosplays you've done. You look so adorable. This was a really helpful tutorial.

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  8. The top comment seriously makes me angry, your cosplay is great. Evidently jealous :P

    I wish i had even an ounce of talent for making cosplay, gets so expensive buying costumes!

    ♥ Little Owl Diary

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  9. The fireball looks amazing! I thought it was an edit when I first saw the picture c: everything else looks amazing too of course

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  10. Definitely going to use this. Thank you :)

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  11. I actualy make a Annie cosplay for my little daughter and your tutorial was really helpfull ! Thanks you !

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  12. How in the world did you get the fur to stay?! Lol

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    1. I used hairspray :) There's a picture of the kind I used.

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  13. ¡Muchas gracias por el tuturial! Estaba buscando un tutorial de como hacer un cosplay de Annie (para la comic-con Chile 2015) y la verdad es que todos eran bastante malos, pero te econtre y fue como "Oh, esta chica es increible" ¡Muchas gracias!

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  14. Thank you soooo much for this tutorial ! Currently i'm trying to make an Annie Cosplay for the next TGS in France and this is really helpfull ! I love your fireball, so jealous ;)

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  15. This is extremely helpful. My husband and I are hoping to be Annie and Tibbers for Halloween this year. I have already bought some great stuff and I just hope my costume comes out as great as yours does!!!

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  16. did you buy the leg warmers or make them?

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  17. I think it's really helpful and you got mad cosplay skills. I'm gonna do Goth Annie for Comiccon and I can't seem to find tutorials for the fireballs anywhere else, so this was a big help:3

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  18. Omgggg ilove it.. and u sure do look like her.. Thats why I love Annie and all of her alt outfits she have.. Im planning to do this cosplay for Puerto Rico Comic Con back in my island and that fireball tutorial sure is an awesome way to make it.. When i make it.. Im gonna show it to u,.. Keep doing awesome cosplays

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