Alkali Layke is creating Cosplay and Prop/Armor Tutorials and Videos
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Calling all creators, cosplay professionals, cosplay casuals and crafters of the world! This page is for YOU if you want to learn about the whys/hows/whos/whats of cosplay!

Hi! My name is Alkali Layke and I've been costuming for almost 13 years, but came out of the "Cosplay Closet" in 2014! Honestly, I didn't even know I was stuck in the closet....because I had no idea that CosPLAY exsisted! What?! How could I not know?! Well, I'm from a small city in Idaho without many conventions, and the conventions that we do have aren't well publicized. I was in a cosplay black hole. I didin't even know what I was missing!

A little more backstory: I'm a professional hair and makeup artist by trade. One day, I heard that a comic con (Oh my God a real one? Like the one in San Deigo??!!) was coming to Boise. I was one of the earliest to hear about it and quickly emailed the coordinator and asked if he had a makeup artist for their celebrity guests. Guess who got a call back?! Lucky me landed the job and I received a free booth (in return for my celebrity makeup services) to promote my SPFX makeup business. It all felt like I was in the right place at the right time. Also, having the opportunity to do makeup for John Rhys Davies and Big Robbie Archer didn't hurt! Amazing memories!

Next up was a lesson in bravery, I decided I'd try the scary "cosplay thing". EEEEEEP! I created my first cosplay for the event and showed up...totally terrified...in my Steampunk Poison Ivy look. To my amazement, everyone liked it! My one-of-a-kind custom created cosplay received more attention than my makeup booth! People actually thought that I was there as a professional cosplayer! That weekend was monumental for me in personal growth. Have you ever had one of those moments? I suddenly was drawn to something SO INTENSELY that I couldn't walk away. Alkali Layke was officially born....OR.....a crafty monster was created. That's up for you do decide! Bonus points if you get the X-Men Reference. (Something something about a secret military facility....hmmmmm)

How is this page different from other Cosplay Patreon Accounts?

THIS page is primarily tutorial based, meaning that I don't want to miss out on reaching my FEMALE SUPPORTERS who want to be able to create cosplay magic! Oh don't worry...there's still the same fun filled "fan service type stuffs" for my male supporters as well. Hell, it's there for my female supporters too! Cuz...who doesn't like to look at girls? Sorry dudes, but girls are just pretty--Even girls prefer to look at girls. Not that dudes can't be pretty...wait...I'm confused....did I digress....I do that...this page is primarily tutorial based. With some FABULOUS printy print PRINTS!

AND>>>>>>>SUPER IMPORTANT MESSAGE COMING UP>>>>>Skillz are SkILLz! The lessons and SkILLz learned here are applicable to ANY type of cosplay. I'll be creating both male/female looks, but don't get discouraged if you see me create more female looks. Regardless of the cosplay I'm creating you'll learn to make SMOOTH armor, tight seams, and make your work cohesive. Let me teach you the things! All of the things!!

Content will still be provide on my various forms of social media....but this will be in-depth coverage. Shhhhh.......the secret stuffs! Mmmmmwhahahaha!

Tiers
Thank YOU!!
$1 or more per month
Thank you! This tier is mostly for those who want to help support my work but aren't interest in any rewards. I'll post some behind the scenes photos that can't be found anywhere else too! Every dollar helps me continue to create! I really appreciate it!
The Alkali Enquirer! (Con Diary & Photoshoot Live Feed)
$5 or more per month
Get the REAL inside details! The very best of my con stories that I DON'T post on social media! Want to know what really happened when I met a celebrity? I'll tell you here. I have some crazy stories! I'll post at least one per month PLUS LOTS MORE PHOTOS! Behind the scenes exclusives and photshoot live stream access.
Intruder Alert! Print bundle!
$15 or more per month
Everything in the "The Alkali Enquirer" PLUS One exclusive signed 8x10 print a month that will only EVER be available to my Patreon Supporters. I love you guyzzzzz! All zeeee hugggzzzzz!!!
Friends with Benefits
$25 or more per month
We all know I have cosplay friends right? We hang out sometimes.  You know....we do cosplay stuffs. Sometimes it's just eating spagetti in a hotel and watching Family Guy (some of you know what I'm talking about)...but it's ALWAYS fun! It will not always be monthly....but I see them on average 12 times per year. Sometimes I don't see them in a month...sometimes I see them 4-5x in a month. YOU get to be part of a private livestream when I'm with the cosplay friendsies. (Remember I may go a month without seeing the friendsies. BUT....you are very likely to have up to 4-5 livestreams in one month. It evens out.) This includes when I'm crafting with the budddddieeeessss.
  • Monthly(ish) livestream with my friends
  • More MORE MOAAARRRRR
  • Plus all previous rewards INLCUDING THE 8x10 PRINT
Friends with Benefits BIG TIME
$35 or more per month
Everything from the Friends with Benefits Tier but BIGGER! You'll get the monthly print in 11x17 format.


Because bigger is better......

Friends with Benefits (International) 8x10
$35 or more per month
Everything from the Friends with Benefits Tier but International Patrons. You'll get the monthly print in 8x10 format.
Friends with Benefits BIG TIME (International)
$45 or more per month
Everything from the Friends with Benefits Tier but BIGGER for my International Patrons! You'll get the monthly print in 11x17 format.  Because bigger is better......
CUSTOM COSPLAY CLUB (ME+YOU=COSPLAY!)
$100 or more per month
Let's work together on an upcoming COSPLAY. I will work personally on YOUR cosplay. I will make YOUR cosplay part of the learning process....but it's for YOU! I will work on it every month over the course of 6 months. After 6 months you will have to choose to renew this for another Custom Cosplay Adventure! If you quit before the 6 months is over I will only ship you what has been done. Even if it's unfinished. This is an opportunity only available for 3 people! (I will approve the cosplays first. Please email me at [email protected])
  • Take part in the creative process of an upcoming Cosplay made specifically for you!
  • Plus all previous rewards and prints.
Goals
91% complete
If I can hit $1000/month consistently for a few months I will be able to go part-time at my dayjob as a hairstylist! This means way more TRAVEL for me and more opportunities to see YOU! I'm so excited....
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Calling all creators, cosplay professionals, cosplay casuals and crafters of the world! This page is for YOU if you want to learn about the whys/hows/whos/whats of cosplay!

Hi! My name is Alkali Layke and I've been costuming for almost 13 years, but came out of the "Cosplay Closet" in 2014! Honestly, I didn't even know I was stuck in the closet....because I had no idea that CosPLAY exsisted! What?! How could I not know?! Well, I'm from a small city in Idaho without many conventions, and the conventions that we do have aren't well publicized. I was in a cosplay black hole. I didin't even know what I was missing!

A little more backstory: I'm a professional hair and makeup artist by trade. One day, I heard that a comic con (Oh my God a real one? Like the one in San Deigo??!!) was coming to Boise. I was one of the earliest to hear about it and quickly emailed the coordinator and asked if he had a makeup artist for their celebrity guests. Guess who got a call back?! Lucky me landed the job and I received a free booth (in return for my celebrity makeup services) to promote my SPFX makeup business. It all felt like I was in the right place at the right time. Also, having the opportunity to do makeup for John Rhys Davies and Big Robbie Archer didn't hurt! Amazing memories!

Next up was a lesson in bravery, I decided I'd try the scary "cosplay thing". EEEEEEP! I created my first cosplay for the event and showed up...totally terrified...in my Steampunk Poison Ivy look. To my amazement, everyone liked it! My one-of-a-kind custom created cosplay received more attention than my makeup booth! People actually thought that I was there as a professional cosplayer! That weekend was monumental for me in personal growth. Have you ever had one of those moments? I suddenly was drawn to something SO INTENSELY that I couldn't walk away. Alkali Layke was officially born....OR.....a crafty monster was created. That's up for you do decide! Bonus points if you get the X-Men Reference. (Something something about a secret military facility....hmmmmm)

How is this page different from other Cosplay Patreon Accounts?

THIS page is primarily tutorial based, meaning that I don't want to miss out on reaching my FEMALE SUPPORTERS who want to be able to create cosplay magic! Oh don't worry...there's still the same fun filled "fan service type stuffs" for my male supporters as well. Hell, it's there for my female supporters too! Cuz...who doesn't like to look at girls? Sorry dudes, but girls are just pretty--Even girls prefer to look at girls. Not that dudes can't be pretty...wait...I'm confused....did I digress....I do that...this page is primarily tutorial based. With some FABULOUS printy print PRINTS!

AND>>>>>>>SUPER IMPORTANT MESSAGE COMING UP>>>>>Skillz are SkILLz! The lessons and SkILLz learned here are applicable to ANY type of cosplay. I'll be creating both male/female looks, but don't get discouraged if you see me create more female looks. Regardless of the cosplay I'm creating you'll learn to make SMOOTH armor, tight seams, and make your work cohesive. Let me teach you the things! All of the things!!

Content will still be provide on my various forms of social media....but this will be in-depth coverage. Shhhhh.......the secret stuffs! Mmmmmwhahahaha!

Recent posts by Alkali Layke

Tiers
Thank YOU!!
$1 or more per month
Thank you! This tier is mostly for those who want to help support my work but aren't interest in any rewards. I'll post some behind the scenes photos that can't be found anywhere else too! Every dollar helps me continue to create! I really appreciate it!
The Alkali Enquirer! (Con Diary & Photoshoot Live Feed)
$5 or more per month
Get the REAL inside details! The very best of my con stories that I DON'T post on social media! Want to know what really happened when I met a celebrity? I'll tell you here. I have some crazy stories! I'll post at least one per month PLUS LOTS MORE PHOTOS! Behind the scenes exclusives and photshoot live stream access.
Intruder Alert! Print bundle!
$15 or more per month
Everything in the "The Alkali Enquirer" PLUS One exclusive signed 8x10 print a month that will only EVER be available to my Patreon Supporters. I love you guyzzzzz! All zeeee hugggzzzzz!!!
Friends with Benefits
$25 or more per month
We all know I have cosplay friends right? We hang out sometimes.  You know....we do cosplay stuffs. Sometimes it's just eating spagetti in a hotel and watching Family Guy (some of you know what I'm talking about)...but it's ALWAYS fun! It will not always be monthly....but I see them on average 12 times per year. Sometimes I don't see them in a month...sometimes I see them 4-5x in a month. YOU get to be part of a private livestream when I'm with the cosplay friendsies. (Remember I may go a month without seeing the friendsies. BUT....you are very likely to have up to 4-5 livestreams in one month. It evens out.) This includes when I'm crafting with the budddddieeeessss.
  • Monthly(ish) livestream with my friends
  • More MORE MOAAARRRRR
  • Plus all previous rewards INLCUDING THE 8x10 PRINT
Friends with Benefits BIG TIME
$35 or more per month
Everything from the Friends with Benefits Tier but BIGGER! You'll get the monthly print in 11x17 format.


Because bigger is better......

Friends with Benefits (International) 8x10
$35 or more per month
Everything from the Friends with Benefits Tier but International Patrons. You'll get the monthly print in 8x10 format.
Friends with Benefits BIG TIME (International)
$45 or more per month
Everything from the Friends with Benefits Tier but BIGGER for my International Patrons! You'll get the monthly print in 11x17 format.  Because bigger is better......
CUSTOM COSPLAY CLUB (ME+YOU=COSPLAY!)
$100 or more per month
Let's work together on an upcoming COSPLAY. I will work personally on YOUR cosplay. I will make YOUR cosplay part of the learning process....but it's for YOU! I will work on it every month over the course of 6 months. After 6 months you will have to choose to renew this for another Custom Cosplay Adventure! If you quit before the 6 months is over I will only ship you what has been done. Even if it's unfinished. This is an opportunity only available for 3 people! (I will approve the cosplays first. Please email me at [email protected])
  • Take part in the creative process of an upcoming Cosplay made specifically for you!
  • Plus all previous rewards and prints.