From The Mind Behind The Mask

Keith Charles, Creative Director  

As a leader in quality cosplay costume, Snakepit Studios has tried a number of different muscle suits to wear under our bodysuits. Here's 5 things to look for in a good muscle suit, as well as a little bit about our favorite.

At this point, writing about the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman is deader then Bruce’s parents. It’s all been said. People can complain all they want, but doing so is the most pointless use of energy in the universe. The reality is, for all business, big and small, the person who cuts the checks makes the calls. And the people who wrote the biggest Batcheck wanted Ben Affleck, so they got Ben Affleck.

 

Personally, I am really...

No one is more excited for the new Deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds than Snakepit Studios. This movie has been a long time coming, and we've been gobbling up every little progress update in the media like famished school children. We'll definitely be first in line when it opens.

 

That mischevious merc has always been near and dear to our hearts, and, of course, we couldn't wait to start working on a suit inspired by the mo...

 

We get it. You're creative, ambitious, and love cosplay.

 

The feeling is mutual, and as Chief Designer at Snakepit Studios, I know what it's like to want to start making your own costumes and not be sure of where to even start. The whole reason Snakepit Studios exists is because we are passionate about the characters we create costumes for, and passionate for the creation process. We want you to be successful in your costume c...

January 23, 2015

Having been in the prop making world for some time now, we've learned along the way that as a builder/prop maker/cosplay creator (whatever you call us), there are some things that we love and appreciate when clients do, and some things that you should just completely avoid if you're commissioning a project.

 

Let's start with the things that prop makers (not just us) are not fond of. Some of these may cause a builder to not work...

January 15, 2015

Paying For Commission Pieces 

 

So, you have found a reliable and trusted prop maker to work on your project! Now, as the client, what can you do to protect yourself?

 

In our experience, Paypal is the best way to go in terms of payment. But here are a few other tips that we have learned along the way:

 

1.   Half Now, Half Later

On new items (stuff builders haven’t made for anyone before) never pay in full. Most respectable builders...

January 14, 2015

At Snakepit Studios, we not only take commissions, but we also commission a lot of other artists for projects. So we understand what it's like to to be unsure when working with a prop maker on a custom project.

 

Here are a few things that we have learned along the way that will hopefully help you as you are looking for a cosplay designer to help you with the costume or project you've always dreamed of:  

 

1.   Look For Similar P...

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