Review – HobbyFx.co.uk Fangs

I have had these fangs since 2009, and they have lasted me well. When I wear them I always get asked where I got them from as they do look realistic, so I will give all the information out here!
Now, I like dressing up as vampires. Or demons. Or things that may have fangs.
I have tried the Scarecrow style fangs before, with the putty you use, and I had honestly no joy. They fall out, they get lost, they didn’t fit my teeth in all honesty. I find they also don’t quite match the colour of natural teeth. I know for some people they work fine, but I was after something a little more realistic.

HobbyFX I was really interested in due to the way they are made, and how they fit. Basically, you get a pack to make a mould of your teeth, send it back to the company, and they will create a unique set of teeth specifically designed to fit your mouth. They then just..”clip” in! It is a veneer which covers all the front teeth, which helps in looking natural.
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I remember doing the moulding was fairly easy, you had to heat it up into a sausage shape, press it against your teeth for a few moments, then remove, and let it dry.
The fangs themselves do take a bit of getting used to, but once you do, you can wear them for hours, drink in them, eat in them (to a certain extent), and most importantly, speak with hardly any difference.

The guy who owns the company is really helpful and lovely to deal with.
Now, the price has gone up since I got mine, but not really that bad still for what you are getting. I want to order from them again, and they also offer custom designs. They also offer a monthly payment plan, which is really useful I think.
They also do prosthetics and the like, but to me I think the fangs are the best thing about the shop.
Please check them out if you are after a good set of teeth!
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You can find them at the links below!
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Cosplay Progress + Review – SnK / Levi

Ok, so this cosplay is pretty much sourcing and buying rather than making, because it is so easy and cheap to find. Charlie scoured eBay and found the jackets we will be using.

The eBay seller is bigbigworld1991 and the items we have can be found here (NO. 1 on the colour choice).

We went for their “US M” size, and they are slightly on the bigger side, but it really adds to comfort. (Sizes are all available on the auction page).

The shop was pleasant to deal with. We were a bit concerned how long they were taking, but emailed the seller and they got back to me within the day, and told us the item was in the UK, and I believe the day after they turned up! I would happily recommend them.

The jacket itself is very well made. There are very few minor sewing hiccups but nothing really noticeable. The embroidered patches are lovely, and these jackets feature the blue details rather than black as some of the jackets you can buy do. The only thing it would of been nice to see was if the back patch was the same as the arm ones rather than just being stuck/printed on. We may buy the patches you can get to put on the back so they all match.

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And pictures of it worn: (Please excuse my face with no make-up! I had a swollen spot/bite on my forehead and didn’t wanna put stuff around it).
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Overall, I was very satisfied with the seller, and would happily use their eBay shop again!

Contact Lens Review – Circle Lens 2 U Imax Misty Grey

So, I was after cosplay lenses again and Charlie recommended me this website “CircleLens2U“. I was after grey lenses to try, and they had a promotion on (which they seem to do quite regularly), which made the contacts, prescription and shipping, less than £10. Jumped on it.

To note; I have naturally light eyes which are quite large anyway, images were taken on an Iphone, and all in natural light (except the one with red eye and obvious flash). I take a 3.50 and a 3.25 prescription.
The company themselves are absolutely fine, I would say their website isn’t as well made as PinkyParadise say, but with such cheap offers it is worth checking out. Also, their standard shipping was amazingly fast. The lenses got to me in under 5 days.
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The contacts themselves it was hard to find any information on. I believe them to be a re-named Dueba pair, as they look identical and they have the same colours available. Excuse me looking derp. I would say it was quite nice trying a new company to order from.

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The specs are:

  • dia; 14.2mm
  • bc; 8.6mm
  • lifespan; 1 year

Comfort: 5/5
Had no trouble with these pair.

Appearance: 3/5
Not overly noticeable but good for subtle things. Can look slightly brown.

Enlarging: 3/5
Not a great enlargement.

London trip

I think I felt like writing so I will post about last weekends excursion to London.

We basically took a trip down to London on the day for our friend Finlay’s leaving costume party (and birthday). I posted about clubbing with her a few posts back, and as she is a proper laugh to hang around with it was a little sad to think she is going!

Charlie made Titan themed cupcakes for the occasion (which tasted great but sadly died in transport down). We had a mad rush for the coach (which turned out to be late) and travelled down in style (in costume, haha). Also had lovely drinks on the way down of kokomo.

My fantasy costume consisted of a bit of randomness, I think I came out with a vampire demon pirate thing. Charlie did a ever so slightly Vald demon thing (which I do not have many pics of sadly).

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I felt like I ended up looking a bit shironuri lol.

The party itself was held at the Yorkshire Grey pub, it was closed purposely for the event which was quite nice, but my god even for London the drinks were expensive. There were many people we did not know there, but we have made a few friends from the event now, one of which who actually lives in Birmingham! It’s always fun to meet people local!

We did get pretty drunk and tbh the night ended in us dancing to the Attack on Titan theme and a load of Die Antwoord (ironically someone who worked there was South African and knew Ninja when he was Watkin), shouting COOONIE SPRINGAAA everywhere, and Charlie shaking hands with people. I remember also I was told to be a titan. It was a very titan night.

Finlay it has been fun, enjoy your time in France and Japan, and hope to see you again in a while!

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Photo by Marvin.

We ended up waiting for our coach back the morning after by doing an all nighter in various McDonalds and Victoria Station. Then it was back home, and a well deserved sleep.

So, the girl we met in at the party is cosplaying Hanji (and now likely joining our London Expo group), and the photographer we met wants to take pics at the same event! Lovely meeting people like this :D.

Tomorrow we are going to go to meet some of the people from the Birmingham Cosplay Guild for the first time, and Sunday I have a cosplay shoot with DeclineGothica, so I will probably have a post about those too!