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Old Thread: >10297814
This thread is for questions pertaining to cosplay. DO NOT make your own thread for a single question.
>If you have a jfashion related question, use: >>10315409
>If you have a coord related question, use: >>10323668
>If you have a crossplay related question, visit here first for resources: >>10300242
>If you have a sewing related question, you can ask it here but this thread might be help you more or give more specific advise: >>10261594
>If you want people to give you character recommendations or if you would like to give others character recs, use: >>10324038 (see template first)

>> No.10325576
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10325576

Is this the most iconic anime cosplay?

>> No.10325603

Is Rit an ok brand of dye or should I use something else

>> No.10325663
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>>10325576
I'm gonna say it's sailor bubba

>> No.10325683
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Hey gulls I’m looking to cosplay the punk version of daisy from hotdigitydemons cartoon luigis day out and I was curious how I would make her “wig”

>> No.10325690
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Yaya Han makes some 4 way fabrics with texture, but who else makes some? Also, for those who have knowledge of dye sublimation, if I were to make a pattern that is black and print it onto blue, will the blue come out in light reflection/stretching. I've work and seen Spider-Man suits that were printed on white fabric and the whites come through with light reflection and stretching

>> No.10325691

>>10325690
*watched

>> No.10325725
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>>10325106
Any thoughts what to make gray/silver armor in pic related with? I'm leaning towards EVA foam (haven't worked with it before though) instead of doing it with fabric because 1. it'd look better and 2. metallic fabric is a bitch to work with and frays a lot on the edges in my experience.

>> No.10325746

>>10325683
Use a bald cap for the bald section, you can use makeup to make fake stubble. Get a full wig and cut it up to size. I know some people sew or glue the wig to the bald cap to keep it on.

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How should I handle the scalloped parts of her dress? Would it look bad if I used scalloped lace instead?

>> No.10325873

>>10325603
Rit is popular and trusted. IDyePoly is another notable brand.

>> No.10325876

>>10325771
It wouldn't be bad to use scallop lace, but it's not as hard as you think to make that effect. You'll need a 1in seam allowance on the bottom of the dress/ skirt portion. Then, put the gold underlayer and pink top fashion layer fabrics with right sides facing inward. Rather than sewing a straight stitch, you're going to sew the scallops. Use a stencil and ensure that the lines are correct every time and use something very visible to mark it. After you've sewn it down, trim the allowance, cut the curves, and flip right sides out. I'd highly recommend practicing on spare fabric first. As for the bow portion, it would be easier to just add them separately.

>> No.10325877

>>10325725
Absolutely EVA foam. You could wrap the foam in vinyl for a fabric-esque look, but if you do that you'll have to make all of the gold pieces on a separate layer and wrap them individually before applying then add gold bias tape to the edges. EVA foam is just easier and more cost effective.

>> No.10325920
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10325920

I feel like this costume should be super simple but I for the life of me can't find this style of a suit vest.

It's so wide, all the suit vests I'm looking at are narrow V shaped.

>> No.10325948

>>10325873
Rit isn't great on synthetics but works fine for natural fibers like cotton.

>> No.10325991

>>10325690
Check spandex world, spandex house, fabric dot com, and swatch on (and local fabric stores if you have them)

>> No.10326002

>>10325948
Doesn't Rit have a synthetic dye though? Or are you saying that the synthetic Rit dye isn't any good?

>> No.10326183

How played out are punpun cosplays? Any idea to make it more unique?

>>10325920
look up horseshoe vests. i've only ever seen them in black though.

>> No.10326299
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10326299

I wanna try to do rule 63 Fight club mako but not sure if I should do straight male version of the uniform or take more liberties like in some of the fan art. Anyone have opinions, also what is the type of hat called?

>> No.10326472

>>10326299
If you want people to recognize you stay as close to the original design as possible, even then be aware people might not know who you are. If that bothers you I recommend picking a different character

>> No.10326502

>>10326472
I dont really mind that much, I cosplayed samurai calibur from gridman last year and literally the only people who recognized me were 2 other gridman cosplayers lol

>> No.10326650
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10326650

Was thinking of doing this but I for the life of me cannot find a jacket that corresponds to this. Been looking at Soviet/Russian dress uniforms and none of them seem to have the two buttons on bottom/bare top look that Dragunov has.

Anyone know of a good base to work with?

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10326689

I'm going to be powering some LEDs with an Arduino. Whats the best battery pack I could use that would last the longest or be easily rechargable?

>> No.10326705

I need to tint a plastic visor that's "stepped" so it's not perfectly smooth. The helmet that it came on is fine, but the visor is far too transparent for my liking and I'm afraid aftermarket ones won't work.

What are my options? I looked at some stick-on vinyl of the sort used to tint house windows, but they're all static cling, which makes me think they won't work on plastic.

>> No.10326779

>>10326705
Try using a window tint plastic used for cars? Thats how I tinted the lenses on a gas mask I used.

>> No.10326933
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I want to hide my face while wearing a helmet and I can't find the right things to search for. I want it to be like a balaclava except the eyes are also covered and I also need it to be very lightweight and breathable so I don't melt. Anyone know what to search for or what it's called?

>> No.10327038

>>10326933
ski mask?

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>>10325106
Any ideas on what type of coats and other clothing(be it Military Surplus or no) that I can use to make a Vostroyan First Born costume?
I'm thinking some type of long coat, cavalry boots of some kind, and a tall bearskin hat. I'd have to custom make a gas mask with it, and probably a breastplate or shirt of chainmail, along with a Vostroyan Pattern Long-Las Rifle.
Any ideas? New to the whole costume thing.

>> No.10327065

>>10326779
Aren't window tints applied with a heat gun? I'm worried the actual visor won't survive a direct heat gun hit of the temps needed to apply window tint.

>> No.10327066

>>10326933
maybe a morphsuit mask? They're typically thin fabric that should be relatively breathable.

>> No.10327070

>>10327038
Ski masks also have holes in them... I'm looking for fully covered.

>> No.10327073

>>10327066
>morphsuit mask
This is what I was looking for. Didn't know what it was called. Thanks!

>> No.10327076

>>10327057
Could always get a second hand Disney Captain Hook coat.

>> No.10327109

>>10327065
I ended up applying mine just with some glue around the edges.

>> No.10327149

>>10327073
Happy to help

>> No.10327173
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10327173

How can I fix my square jaw? I plan on cosplaying a much more feminine character in the future

>> No.10327208

>>10327173
Your jaw really isn't that square though. Unless your planning on using a prosthetic, just use makeup to round and highlight your face with contouring. Don't think to heavily about it, you pass.

>> No.10327209

>>10327173
face tape

>> No.10327217

>>10327057
If you are new to cosplay this is not a very beginner friendly costume. The outfit looks specific enough to where youd be better off making something yourself than just buying something similar. That being said if you can pick one single reference image we can help you find coat patterns more easily

>>10327173
Your chin/jaw is fine. I'd recommend using false lashes when you do more feminine cosplays

>> No.10327220

If I’m making a mask out of paper mache, how do I reinforce it and keep it sturdy and rigid? I’ve already tried covering it in air dry clay and covering it in drywall joint compound, but both wound up turning the mask into a disaster.

>> No.10327235

>>10327220
Option #1: use plastic canvas as a middle layer, heatforming it to your desired shape carefully.
Option #2: use a different medium like plaster cast instead of paper mache, making sure to petroleum jelly your face (especially hairs like eyebrows) when doing so

>> No.10327274

Can someone point me in the right direction to learn about nice fabric for cosplay based dresses? Like a site or video or something. I want to learn about some that photograph well, even with flash. And which material to use in certain layers or contrast.
Thanks! :)

>> No.10327276

>>10327274
When you're shopping for fabric you should try to take pictures of it and see for yourself how it'll look. Pro photography can make anything look good.

>> No.10327308

>>10327274
This video is a good starting point:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4pzvSmc-lY

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I'm building my first cosplay that's more than just a mask and some clothes, specifically a Toon Summoned Skull.
I'm looking to created a chestpiece that looks more like a ribcage, anyone ever worked with something like that? My thought is to use something like irrigation tubing to created that rib look, but I'm not certain.
On a related note, the wings. I figure a PVC pipe frame would be the obvious skeleton for it, and I'm guessing a fabric would be best for the rest? This all may sound dumb but I'm just sorting out my plans while I get designs underway.

>> No.10327369

I really wanna cosplay noctis from ffxv but im worried my parents would confuse the attire im buying with stereotipical leather fetish shit.
How to prove them its not

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I've decided to take on the very stupid task of making this weapon. Other an a (wonky) broadsword, I haven't worked much with making props before, and this is too recent for any good tutorials. Any advice on how to create this giant hammer?

>> No.10327395

>>10327369
Show them a picture of the character and point out the pieces you're buying.

>> No.10327419

>>10327379
Try looking up monster hunter weapon tutorials, there are a lot out there with similar bone aesthetics. My advice would be to use pink insulation foam to keep it light weight

>> No.10327484

>>10327344
You can use pvc pipe for the frame, but there's other options if you don't feel like rigging it. I saw an Evil Ted vid where he used a moving bat wing base from party city and then added his own cool fabric wings to make it look more realistic. Here's a simple tutorial on them: https://youtu.be/-3lsYI9LO-g.

As for the ribs, irrigation tubing isn't a bad idea, but it might not be willing to bend at such a dramatic angle. If so, consider heat forming thin pvc, or using EVA foam. You could even use foam dowels if they're thick enough. You'll have to make the bone spurs in the sternum anyway, so I'd personally suggest going with EVA foam. It'll be easier to paint too.

Take a look at characters from Ancient Magus Bride and Overlord for inspiration.

>> No.10327500

>>10327065

I applied multiple layers of tint to a helmet visor and no heat gun was needed.

Basically, you peel off the sticky backing and then apply soapy water to it. The glue on the tint wont adhere to anything while the soapy water is in the way, allowing you to get your positioning right and work any air bubbles out by rubbing them to the edges so the air can escape. As the water dries, the glue will stick to whatever it is up against and stay in place.

Might be a bit trickier for a curves surface or something, but I dont see why you couldnt use it.

>> No.10327505

>>10327057

Searching 'red pirate coat' on google gives a number of results that are close. Using one of those as a base and then applying some 40k gubbins on top should give you something pretty close to what you want.

Ideas to keep in mind since you are new to costuming: if you get something and it looks to bright and 'clean' for what you are going for, especially for a military uniform, you can 'weather' the costume to dirty it up a bit and make it look less out of the box.

Also, if you want alterations made or patches put on but don't know how to do it yourself, a lot of dry cleaning places can also make modifications to your costume for you if you pay them for the work AND give them all of the materials you want them to use. I did that to add some decorative bits to a coat I had since my sewing skills are very poor.

>> No.10327506

>>10327379

Looking at it, my first instinct would be to make a base shape out of a PVC pipe and some kind of plastic cylinder of appropriate size. Like a soda bottle or a round plastic container of protein powder. Make those into a basic hammer shape that you feel is pretty solid and stable, and then build up your layers of detail on top of that.

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10327980

My friends and I want to do a group Sinister Six cosplay and I'm trying to make a Lizard tail. The idea I'm having right now is to use a pool noodle filled with sculpting wire, and wrapping it in a fabric that has a reptile skin pattern on it. I want it to be semi-poseable (hence the sculpting wire) but I also need to make it lightweight enough to make that possible. I was previously using a leather fabric, but I think that's been making it too heavy and causing it it "droop". So I'm looking for a new fabric or any other tricks to make the tail lighter as a whole.
Though, if anyone has a better idea than this pool noodle thing, I'm open to starting from scratch.

>> No.10327987

>>10327484
Great suggestions, that tutorial video really got my brain thinking. I might follow a similar approach with my wings, it looks like it'll get the job done. As for the ribs, I did some snooping and found Joann's sells cosplay EVA foam including dowels. While they weren't the right diameter, they were enough to make me believe that would be the best approach, so I went ahead and got thicker variants ordered at TNT cosplay. I should be able to wrap them around and mold them into the proper shape I'll need for the ribcage, probably securing them to the back and then making the sternum a point where I'll be able to take it on/off, probably a hidden Velcro flap or something.
Either way, you really did help. Thank you!

>> No.10328035

>>10327980
If the weight is too much for the wire, you may want to use a double or triple length of wire twisted together, or just a stronger/stiffer wire.

>> No.10328038
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10328038

Who will be the first to cosplay corona-chan?

>> No.10328084

>>10326502
Sick dude I loved that guy's design

>> No.10328100
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>>10325106
After like 8-9 years, I decided I'll finally do a Vocaloid cosplay. It was a massive part of my formative years. I was thinking of cosplaying Rin, and when comparing wigs to my real hair, it just looks like a lot of the wigs look worse than what I have...

Ik, no wig cosplays are like a massive sin, but do you think I could probably get away with using my hair for Rin. (I'll bleach the roots ofc.)

>> No.10328101

>>10327173
If you want like real and semi-permanent results, go for Botox. Getting some fillers can make you pass.

However, for temporary solutions contouring can make your jaw look smaller.

>> No.10328112

>>10328100
Wigs are always a must imo. If you want a more realistic looking wig, check kasouwigs.

>> No.10328113

>>10328038
this is a shitty fucking design. why would a virus have spores?

>> No.10328114

>>10328100
>limp, frizzy white girl hair
>better than wigs

>> No.10328117
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>>10328113
There's lots of artistic freedom here

>> No.10328119

>>10328117
it's bad and you should feel bad.

>> No.10328128
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10328128

As someone who doesn't actually work with clear materials for crafting, can someone give me an idea of how I'd begin on Kana's vial case? Should I go with tough plastic sheets and maybe heat it into form or maybe sacrifice stiffness to use vinyl ala ita bags? Is it even possible to stiffen vinyl without it being visible? I'm aware I'm probably coming off like a complete knob but I'm actually stumped.

>> No.10328137

>>10327980
Try Yaya Han's or Spoonflower's scale fabric. It's expensive but probably cheaper than leather and you could use a coupon on it. Or you could buy cheap canvas or some sturdy fabric and paint it if you feel like spending a dozen hours on it to perfect it yourself

>> No.10328138

>>10327987
I'm happy to hear that. Best of luck!

>> No.10328139

>>10328038
>>10328117
I hope anyone who actually cosplays this gets the virus.
>>10328100
Rin has bright yellow hair, had volume and bangs. Your hair just doesn’t look like it. Wigs are cheap on amazon or eBay, just buy one

>> No.10328142

>>10328100
I'm sorry, I gotta agree with >>10328114 and >>10328112. You're only thinking about color, but wigs are necessary because they don't get sweaty or limp after a long con day. Rin has anime proportioned hair that will not stay in your natural hair no matter how much hairspray you blast it with. Are wigs going to look better than natural hair? No. But if you get a half decent wig, not the cheap shit, and then style it, it absolutely can.

>> No.10328143

>>10328128
Worbla's transparent crystal art might be your best bet for transparency with malleability. Plastic sheets would need to have triangular corners or gathered and puckered ends to be sewn which would be not pretty. If you can find a plastic object that you can heat form into the curve or put together yourself, I would highly recommend that, but otherwise worbla.

>> No.10328145

>>10328128
Forgot to reply to this one, vaccumforimg a clear plastic would look best. Vinyl will just look like vinyl and I imagine trying to get that exact shape will be annoying. Plus, seams. The bag in your pic really looks like it’s made out of glass and not a flexible material like vinyl.

>> No.10328149

>>10328139
I'm sorry you have no sense of humor.

>> No.10328152
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>>10328139
That's because you don't have the mammaries to pull this off

>> No.10328157

>>10328152
>implying any thot in this cosplay isn't going to be stacking more bras than the plates you stack up at golden corral

>> No.10328161

>>10328152
They're jealous, remember seagulls are all 30+ and ugly.

>> No.10328165
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10328165

>>10328152
>implying half this board didn't wish they were flatchested so they can fit better in brand

>> No.10328169

>>10328165
>Lolita
>2020

Just let it end already. You're all like 30+

>> No.10328175
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10328175

I'm working on a cosplay of the main character of Shadow of the Colossus. He wears this weird sort of half-chestplate shoulder armor contraption on top of his shirt and under his surcoat and I'm having a lot of trouble with it. It looks to me like it's made from a stiff material, like thicker leather, but I don't think it'd be possible to make it out of anything stiff without severely limiting my range of motion as it encloses the armpit/shoulder area. How the hell do I make this, /cgl/?

>> No.10328177
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>>10328175
Here's another shot, it's the dark brown thing around his shoulders and upper chest I'm having trouble with.

>> No.10328178

>>10328169
Stop cooming first.

>> No.10328193

how do I reinforce cardboard
I want to make my props out of it just because of how much of it I have
the props in particular is a metal shield and a stone sword, would reinforcing it in different ways help me achieve the texture I want?

>> No.10328213
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10328213

hey, is this part good enough for my rx 78 costume? I’m not sure.

>> No.10328352

>>10328175
Texture craft foam to look like leather. It'll be lightweight, cheap, and fairly easy to move in. You should check out in game models to see if there's any angles that will help you figure out this piece.

>> No.10328354

>>10328193
By using my cardboard or an "interfacing" layer like chicken wire or something. The reason most props by pros aren't made out of cardboard is because they're very prone to buckling and pill or get destroyed by paint. There is no was to convincingly cover cardboard to look like metal unless you're going for old video game 8 bit graphics.

>> No.10328361

>>10328213
You should do a stress test. If it doesn't pass, reinforce the area on the inside with something sturdy.

>> No.10328395

>>10328193
Just use foam

>> No.10328409

>>10328128
>Terra Battle cosplay
Holy shit please post more sometime.

>> No.10328545

>>10328361
No i mean is it accurate

>> No.10328612
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10328612

Has anyone expirence with using foam clay? I keep hearing about it and it seems like a nice material as it's lightweight and keeps the flexibility. Does it really keep the flexibility or does it get hard over time as it dries out?

>> No.10328709

>>10327419
>>10327506
Ah, thank you guys! One more question if it's alright for the thread related to the same prop: I travel quite a bit for cons and was thinking of making it multiple pieces I can put together, like screwed in, velcroed, etc. Does this seem feasible or should I just make it local conventions only?

>> No.10328885

>>10328612
I have some questions about it too. I plan on using it on top of a foam helmet and making it very textured but am worried about it losing texture or shrinking.

>> No.10329148
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10329148

I'm probably overthinking this but any advice on how to pattern this so that the red inside the pleats shows?
Or actually, how to pattern a circle skirt that also has two box pleats in the back and the front?

>> No.10329183

>>10329148
this skirt is a-line lmao, circle skirt would look fucking retarded.

>> No.10329191

>>10328213
>cardboard and masking tape
It will never ever be good. Are you an elaborate troll?

>> No.10329256

>>10328709
This should be feasible! You'll want to look into using rods most likely, it be hard to hide seams though (but if you're ok with that traveling is feasible). Although regular sword length props should fit in checked bags at airports

>>10328709
It doesn't shrink or get brittle, and preserves details quite well. Definitely a good option for details on a helmet

>> No.10329275

>>10328545
Ah, should've been more specific. Well, your taping job isn't the neatest, but it'll pass. Clipping the edges should help.

>> No.10329277

>>10328612
I'm seen a lot of people, specifically Zonbi's Workshop, Punished Props, and Kamui Cosplay, use it a ton. They all swear by it and it looks like it holds up. I've seen them mess around with it after drying and it does have the foam like bounce after drying. I don't think it dries out since you have to use water to apply it, so once it's dry, it's dry.

>>10328885
To my knowledge, it doesn't loose texture but can't speak on the shrinking. Haven't heard anyone mention that issue before.

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>>10329148
it's definitely an A-Line skirt. Look up inverted pleats too, as that's basically what the red parts are. There is actually a bodyline dress with pleats like this on the bottom part of the skirt. maybe looking at pics of it online could help?

>> No.10329284

>>10329148
It's simple. You're going to box pleat your skirt as you normally would. Mark out the areas that are going to be the underbelly of the pleat (ie where the red should be). Un-pleat your fabric. Draw lines connecting from your marks all the way down the vertical length of the fabric. Add a small seam allowance and cut your fabric. It's very important to keep track of which pieces are where. Replace the fabric that you removed from the larger skirt piece (ie. the underbellies) and attach the red fabric. Repleat the skirt - ideally the stitches should be hidden by the pleating. Check out some multi-colored cheerleading skirt tutorials if you're stuck.

>> No.10329285

>>10329284
>Replace the fabric that you removed from the larger skirt piece (ie. the underbellies) and attach the red fabric
I realized this is worded confusingly. Allow me to rephrase:
You are going to remove the pieces of blue fabric that you cut from the larger blue skirt fabric. These removed pieces are the underbellies that you envisioned being red. Where these blue smaller pieces were, you are going to attach the red fabric to the larger piece of blue fabric. So your finished skirt fabric before pleating should look like one long piece of blue fabric with 4 red fat vertical stripes (according to your guess of 4 pleats in the og image). And etc...
Hopefully that made more sense.

>> No.10329286

>>10326002
You're retarded.

He's saying that Rit works well on fibers that are natural (hair, cotton), and not well on synthetic fibers (nylon, etc).

>> No.10329287

>>10329286
No, I got that. I wasn't sure if this person was aware that the synthetic dye exists and wasn't using the correct one or was having a bad experience with the synthetic Rit dye.

>> No.10329411

>>10329277
Thanks, I'll look at their channels for more info

>> No.10329560

What are some good places I could visit to commission a Punpun mask?

>> No.10329649

>>10329256
Thank you so much again! I really appreciate all the help!

>> No.10329769

I'm new to foam smithing and don't know how to pattern a helmet template so that it'll be fitted to my head. I've seen a lot of videos use plastic wrap and duct tape, but I don't have any friends who can help me wrap my head and I don't want to accidentally kill myself. Anyone got some advice on how to make a helmet that's perfectly fitted for my head?

>> No.10329794

Making a shield to go along with a crusader outfit, had some rather thick cardboard that I think will work which I cut to shape and will be gluing together and attaching straps to.
Does anyone have tips for how to decorate it? I hit upon the idea of cutting a tube of some kind along its length to go around the edge thereby hiding the corrugated fringes, but where would I get appropriate tubing, and should I be covering the front with some kind of material or just paint it? Time limit is this weekend as that's when I'll be cosplaying.

>> No.10329831

I’m looking to commission a cosplay of Isabella from Promised Neverland. The premade costumes I saw were all cheapo polyester. I’d like to provide the fabric to the seamstress just so I know what I’m getting (and if I hate it I have no one to blame but myself). Would a heavy linen be appropriate?

>> No.10329853 [DELETED] 

>>10329769
You don't need to tape your entire face. Leave your mouth and nose open and tape the rest. You'll be fine.

Or download/buy a helmet pattern, print it and do paper prototypes, resizing them until they fit.

>> No.10329869

>>10329769
For cutting you out, I recommend bandage scissors, the side that goes along your skin is flat and rounded to not cut or scratch you

>> No.10329871

>>10329769
>>10329769
You don't need to tape your entire face. Leave your mouth and nose open and tape the rest. You'll be fine.

Or download/buy a helmet pattern, print it and do paper prototypes, resizing them until they fit.

Edit: Deleted previous comment to add this: Here's some free patterns if you don't want to make your own: https://www.punishedprops.com/free-blueprint-files/

Kamui cosplay also has some paid ones if you like them.

>> No.10329969

>>10329769
>>10329871
You could likely use a wig head to test sizing too. Just make sure to get a full size one and not one of those awful foam ones

>> No.10330004

>>10329869
>>10329871
>>10329969
Thanks friends for the tips and help. I was scared of using the wrap but I'm going to give it a try since it seems like the best way to start off with.

>>10329871
I'll give the paper prototypes a shot too! Thank you!

>>10329969
That's a good idea, didn't think about that one! Thanks!

>> No.10330265
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10330265

Can I get some wig suggestions? I'm either finding something with the perfect gradient but no matching ponytail, or saying "fuck it" to the gradient but having a hard time finding something in a color I like.
Also, what sort of keywords should I be searching to figure out the bangs?

>> No.10330295

>>10330265
Maybe try getting a solid light color or even white/light grey wig. Then use dye to make a gradient going up. You can do this by making a vat of dye solution and then dipping the wig and and pulling it up to avoid any horizontal lines while going up. There's many online guides to help with this, but I think it would be easier.

As for the bangs, you could probably style the wig accordingly with varying results depending on the wig quality itself. Try looking for wigs that are made for styling and those are usually the quality you're looking for.

>> No.10330303

Haven't done cosplay in a couple years and my body is starting to become sub optimal. Does anyone know any good workouts to get a nice body for cosplay? I mainly want to look cute but right now I look kinda fat

>> No.10330340

>>10330265
I'm not sure if there is a specific name for this type of bang, but this style is common on sailor moon wigs and male character wigs. Hopefully those tutorials could point you in the right direction

>> No.10330342
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>>10330295
Ah, yeah, I realized I worded that last sentence poorly I meant for styling tutorials. Tacked that question on real quick before I pressed Submit and regretted it as soon as I made the most simple of Google searches, basically came to the same conclusion as >>10330340 especially since I was planning on Arda in the first place lmao
In any case, thank you both!! I'm a little intimidated by the idea of dyeing, but I think I'm going to suck it up and get some samples to test some Kentucky Blue on. Worse comes to worst I'm out five bucks and have to spring for plain powder blue. Not like PM maintains any consistency with her palette anyway...

>> No.10330345

>>10330342
you could also start the dying with a very diluted sample and work your way up as you get more practice.

>> No.10330436

>>10330303
Considering cosplay workouts and normal workouts are the same, /fit/ would be a more appropriate board to gather info.

>> No.10330440

>>10330265
Who's this? She's cute

>> No.10330461

Anyone tried to add highlights using acrilic paint on a wig? How did it go? Any extra tips?

>> No.10330478

>>10330440
Angela from Lobotomy Corporation!

>> No.10330484
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>>10328038
came here to ask this.
I know girls love attention. Now its the time get some

>> No.10330496
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10330496

I'm gluing colored cellophane wrap to clear plastic divider sheets because I need basically tinted see through paper for a small object (that's essentially being paper crafted but with plastic). I have Elmer's spray adhesive and 3m super 77. Used it on 3 sheets each and 5 out of 6 of them the cellophane wrinkled horribly as it dried. The only sheet it didnt happen I didnt use enough glue so the cello came off in sections anyway. What am I doing wrong? I use a plastic scraper to make sure there are no bubbles but overnight this happens

>> No.10330569
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10330569

can someone suggest some wigs for this character? (kyoko kasodani)

>> No.10330584

>>10330569
Arda 'Jane" or "Magnum" in Olive? The ears should almost definitely be separate pieces (even if you end up attaching them in the end) if that was your concern

>> No.10330604

>>10329560
Facebook commission groups or the tag(s) on instagram and twitter.

>> No.10330605

>>10329794
Cardboard is the worst material to use for props. It can be a great base, but I would highly recommend covering the top layer with a thin piece of foam at least.

>cutting a tube of some kind along its length to go around the edge thereby hiding the corrugated fringes,
Foam dowels my dude. Available at Joann's or you can make them yourself.

>> No.10330606

>>10330265
>Also, what sort of keywords should I be searching to figure out the bangs?
As unhelpful as it is, they're usually called "fluffy anime bangs". It might be easier to search for characters with similar bangs like sailor moon. Here's a tutorial though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ03VNw4MHk

>> No.10331165
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10331165

Any value is sewing your own dress with absolutely no prior experience/materials (maybe could borrow sewing machine from grandma?) over buying a premade? Pic related

>> No.10331167

>>10331165
Value? None unless you’re doing it for yourself, to learn, or if you’re trying to enter some sort of contest

>> No.10331199
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10331199

I wanna make UMP45's jacket. I think it'd be easy enough to just buy some yellow fabric and a jacket and mod it myself. Is this realistic?

>> No.10331248

>>10331165
If you're entering a contest, you need to make your costume. Otherwise, just do what you like. If you enjoy making it, make it, if you don't and you just like running around in costume, buy it.

>> No.10331252

>>10331199
Doesn't seem too hard, lining the hood may be a bit tricky if you have no sewing experience but making the armband is super easy.

>> No.10331591

>>10331252
I already have some fabric that'll be perfect for the base yellow color, but will I be able to dye those black lines into it if I'm careful with it?

>> No.10331612

>>10331591
I´m not a cosmaker but there are some pens to write and draw in fabric, maybe you can try that, or you can use some kind of scotch tape to mark the area that you need to ink and paint with a sponge (put some ink in a little pot, tap the sponge light and tape it on the fabric)

>> No.10331736

>>10331591
>>10331612
Please do not listen to this, this is terrible advice. If you don't make costumes you shouldn't be helping people out.

Imo using iron on vinyl would get you much cleaner looking results, and it would be less time consuming than painting lines. Modding a jacket would definitely work if you don't want to make the entire thing

>> No.10331778

>>10331612
Although you had good intentions with this, any type of paint, even fabric paint, is prone to bleeding and will result in messy spider lines.

>10331591
There's no amount of expertise that would allow you to dye lines like that and I promise that much like using paint, they wouldn't come out crisp. More of an ombre. As >>10331736 said, iron on matte vinyl is your best and easiest bet. Only other method I can think of is using fabric or matte/fabric ribbon with wonder under on the attachment side, but that can be kind of tricky.

>> No.10331779

>>10331778
*>>10331591

>> No.10331797

>>10331165
Other than self gratification, no. I usually only make what I cannot buy, which happens to be most of it because I like armored characters and they don't sell that stuff.

>> No.10331800

>>10331591
Dye doesn't really work for clean lines, as the other anon said you can do iron-on vinyl, or sew on some kind of ribbon, tape or cord, or even a strip of black fabric with the edges folded under.

>> No.10331941

Where is the best place to buy zentais? There's tons of sites but zentaizentai and zentai-zone have the cheapest price/shipping. Are they the same quality?

>> No.10332144
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>>10331736
>>10331778
>>10331800
Thanks guys. I'll look around to find some black vinyl that might work.

>> No.10332182
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>>10331941
I got mine through zentai-zentai. Can't speak to zentai-zone's quality, but what I got was pretty solid and was more than comfortable. I even did the custom measurements and was very pleased with the fit.

>> No.10332309
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10332309

So I'm trying to put together a good cosplay for pic related and found the outfit for a good price/my size - but I'm struggling with the hair/accessories - I'm open to making the ears/bells/ribbons myself but wigs are beyond me, and I can't find any bob wigs with crimson shading on aliexpress. My best idea so far was getting this uraraka wig https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32889456134.html and modifying it to look more similar to the pic, but that's an iffy risk for me to take. Not asking you guys to rifle through stores for me but if anyone knows off the top of their head a wig close to pic related's style and shade that'd save me a huge headache.

>> No.10332334

>>10331941
>>10332182
I also got mine form zentai-zentai. They are cheap, custom made and good quality. Mine always fit well but my friend's not so much. Although I'm pretty convinced that they just gave them incorrect measurements.

Depending on where you live shipping costs can be more expensive than the zentai itself, so if you can find a friend to buy more than one together, it's better.

>> No.10332347

>>10332144
Note that iron-on vinyl isn't the same as regular vinyl fabric or sticker vinyl, it's easy to get the wrong thing when they have similar names

>> No.10332517

Can you dye ''microfiber'' shoes?

>> No.10332571

>>10325106
Anyone have any experience with using htv on spandex? I’ve never used htv at all and I know that it’s harder to use on spandex so, any tips?

>> No.10332618

>>10332309
How would you modify the wig if you were to do so?

>> No.10332620

>>10332517
Have you already purchased these shoes or are you considering it an option?

>> No.10332624

>>10332571
I wish I could give you more advice, but the only tidbit I know is to match the stretch. If your spandex stretches horizontally, your htv should be able to stretch in that same direction and same amount of stretch too otherwise it will crumple and likely peel off. So, it's similar to keeping grainline in mind when cutting fabric. Marking it with chalk or a disappearing marker on both your spandex and htv with arrows will be helpful.

>> No.10332646
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10332646

I'm planning to make a male variant of this dusclops gijinka costume soon. I've figured out that I have to buy a cheap pair of pants and long sleeve shirt and buy either grey cloth or duct tape to wrap around the clothing to be used. I already know how to buy the gloves to represent the hands, and a white cloth and wig.

But the head will be the challenge. The "teeth" itself will not be a problem because I can use three grey cloths to hang on the mouth area. Either I make a head or wrap around my head with a seperate piece representing the "eye".

First time making a gijinka cosplay in a long time...

>> No.10332672

>>10332620
I already have them, I tried looking it up but I get results about other fabrics

>> No.10332837

>>10332646
Well the drawing of the gijinka doesnt have teeth. Could you sketch the design of the male version you have planned? If you use duck tape the entire costume will look horrible and cheap, definitely use gray cloth and then attach it to your under shirt and pants either by sewing or velcroing or snaps. I don't recommend simply wrapping the gray cloth around you because it will move and slip around

>> No.10332861

>>10332618
I was considering just chopping off the extra long bang parts, thinking it should look pretty close to the pic in style/colour, but like I said I have zero skills with hair so that might just end up looking like a shitty waste of 12 USD.

>> No.10332871
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>>10332309
what do you mean by "crimson shading"? that wig you linked is just plain brown.

do you mean a wig like pic related? (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000419062253.html)

>> No.10332897
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>>10332837
I would do a sketch the design, but I have no drawing experience. And I'm a horrible drawer. Here's a closest pic I can find.

I'm planning to use glue to attach the cloth to the undershirt. But if I'm able to velcro, that's good.

>> No.10332924
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>>10332837
Here's more depictions of the pokemon I'm using as a reference for the materals.

>> No.10332932
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>>10332837
Here's another.

>> No.10332954

Is there a place with prestyled wigs that aren’t complete shit? If I get a regular base wig to style my tard self will most likely fuck it up.

>> No.10332984
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10332984

Has anyone had issues with liquid mehron cracking??
I’ve washed my face, waited between layers, applies barrier spray /setting power and it’s still cracking like a bitch!!

>> No.10333026

>>10332954
l-email or wigsupplier. Or just commission it

>> No.10333037

>>10332924
Ah ok, these help a lot. For the teeth part you may need/want to add some interfacing. I think making a separate eye piece that attaches to the face wraps is a good idea, and will make you look more like the pokemon

>> No.10333543

Does tea dyeing a wig only work on light colors like white, silver, and platinum or would it also tint dark colors darker? I purchased a pre-styled wig but the color is a light brown instead of a deep brown; should I instead go for a normal dye or would tea dyeing work? I'm just worried that it'd come out TOO dark or black and mess up my cosplay. Also wetting a pre-styled wig shouldn't ruin the style right? So long as I don't mess with it too much while wet and only try combing it while dry?

>> No.10333552

>>10333543
can't speak on its effectiveness, but both tea dying and regular dying need boiling water and it WILL mess up your pre-styling

>> No.10333555

>>10333552
Damn. I guess I'm stuck with the sharpie method then. Hopefully that'll get it darker without fucking it up too much.

>> No.10333556
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10333556

Where’s a decent place I can get an Eva swimsuit, I’m down to try the cheapest thing on eBay but I’m worried nothing will fit me because I’m 6 ft oof

>> No.10333639

>>10333556
>I’m down to try the cheapest thing on eBay
Then look on ebay and check out their size guides. Or google it. You have to try looking first before you come here.

>> No.10333645

I'm trying to adapt a PVC Vinyl raincoat into a cosplay piece, does anyone know if there is a good way to apply decals to this? I don't imagine iron on would work as well.

>> No.10333647
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10333647

>>10333645
Trying to recreate pic related if it helps

>> No.10333676

I need some Eva foam but I usually order all my craft stuff from AliExpress. With the whole shipping delays from China right now, what’s the best alternative that won’t price gauge me too hard?

>> No.10333681
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10333681

I've been looking for some kind of jacket that matches this Kamen Rider suit as close as possible. The people over at /krg/ have helped with possible types of materials to look for in the jacket portion, but can anyone help find something close to what's in the picture? Cause I can't really find anything close so far. Thanks in advance!

>> No.10333695

>>10333676
Joann's is having 54% off coupons and such. You should check out how much brings those coupons bring the price down. Otherwise you can deal with Home Depot's floor mats or children's play mats.

>> No.10333698

>>10333681
You're talking about the black leather jacket underneath? isn't it just a simple zipper down jacket?

>> No.10333767

>>10333647
Iron-on should work fine, just use a pressing cloth and be careful.

>> No.10333769

>>10333556
Aliexpress and check the reviews. If you have basic sewing skills, you can modify a swimsuit that's too short by opening the crotch and adding a piece there.

>> No.10333770

>>10332954
The Five Wits has good reviews, but they're a bit pricier than your bog standard ebay wig.

>> No.10333830
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10333830

>>10332646
I recommend a design like this Halloween costume. But for the face maybe a mesh of some sort would help for visibility. I'm thinking a loose yet secure attachment of the bandages overlapping would give it a nice texture.

>> No.10333886

>>10333676
Theres TNT cosplay supply, and arda wig's foam prices aren't too terrible if you're in the US

>> No.10333888
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10333888

How intensive is this gonna be, financially in regards in making most of this stuff? Like I’m aiming for (reasonable) accuracy. The hair might take a bit once I find out what hairstyle is that, trying to aim for AX 2020

>> No.10333939

>>10333695
>>10333886
Appreciated, thank you! I’ll check them out

>> No.10333962
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10333962

How would a mask like this work?
It doesn't seem to use any straps at all.

>> No.10333969

>>10333962
the straps are probably blonde colored and hidden under tufts of hair

>> No.10333973

>>10333962
Magnets sewn into the wig

>> No.10333980

>>10333962
Sometimes characters just use the power of anime magic to hold stuff in place and there's not much you can do about it without modifying the design a little.

As >>10333969 said I would go for straps under the wig.

>> No.10333991
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10333991

I plan on cosplaying Tanjiro from Demon Slayer later this year and Im trying to figure out how to properly style my hair. My hair is long enough to pull back and look that way but I just dont know how to get the spiked out look. Should I straighten my hair and maybe use a little gel or maybe hairspray??

>> No.10333995

>>10333991
Maybe you should, I don’t know, use a wig.

>> No.10334155
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I plan on cosplaying Kaname Date from AI The Somnium Files, and his heterochromia is character-relevant. I've never fucked around with contacts, let alone colored ones, so is it worth going through the trouble to replicate it, or should I just go vanilla and photoshop them for any shoots?

>> No.10334162
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10334162

Ideas on how to make jumbo sized pocky? I'm talking like, the diameter of a full size snickers bar.

My original idea is to just carve them out of foam and plastidip the cylinders, but I'm curious if any crafty anons can figure something more intuitive.

>> No.10334188

>>10333888
you might have issues matching the print on the pants. I'd look for better photos of both pants and shirt if you're going to try. The tie dye t-shirt is easy, you can do it yourself. there are a million tutorials on youtube.

>> No.10334246

>>10334155
While it carries a lot of plot relevance, it’s ultimately a small visual detail in an already fairly distinct character design; “Aiba” being there or not won’t necessarily make or break in-person appearance. That being said I can’t tell you how *you* weigh the effort and possible cost of going to the optometrist vs 1:1 accuracy
>>10333991
Use a wig, I’m begging you. Your hair isn’t going to hold up for long against whatever event you’re taking it to, it’ll just end up a limp greasy mess when you could have spent that effort on a wig that’ll hold its shape all day and look better doing it

>> No.10334274

>>10333888
the hair is a pompadour

>> No.10334292
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10334292

>>10325106
Working on my first: Johnny Joestar. wanted to give a quick plot of where I am with planning and see if anyone happened to have any suggestions or could let me know if I was doing something horribly wrong. Much appreciated!

-I'll be x-acto cutting a horse head/horseshoe pattern of thin fabric to attach to a loose beanie. Would a rubber star stamp work okay on a color-compatible fabric, or would I be better off using actual paint and stencils?

-The shirt will most likely be a hoodie I thrift and then trim the sleeves on before adding a felt heart to the shoulder. Any recommendations for attaching felt to other fabric? I'm pretty inexperienced with adhering.

-I found a great pattern for his pants that I'm going to apply to a pair of custom leggings that I'll hopefully be able to stretch down over some comfortable boots.

-I can also apply the same pattern to custom compression sleeves that I can use for armbands, which is cool

-Finally, I'll be grabbing some baby blue lip gloss and nail polish as well as stamping my hands/arms with golden stars (safe ink)

I'm obviously a bit of a mess, but as stated, any help is appreciated.


>>10334162
Does the material matter? I'm sure you could find plastic tubes in that sort of size. (Possibly a container for pipe cleaners or similar item?) and paint from there?

>> No.10334294

>>10333888
Aside from the shorts, everything seems like an easy find or make. I don't know... $20-30 bucks total aside from the shorts?

>> No.10334296

>>10333991
>maybe use a little gel or maybe hairspray??
How are you only considering to use these products when Tanjiro's hair is literally defying gravity. Also to echo the other sentiments, don't be a doof and use a wig.

>> No.10334299

>>10334162
>carve them out of foam
Not a bad idea, but if I were in your shoes, I'd probably go with this sequence:
1) insert thin wooden dowel into foam cylinder
2) cover with a layer of worbla where the chocolate would be, leaving the rest uncovered and heat to shape.
3) texture cookie part of foam dowel
4) cover in plastidip
5) paint

>> No.10334303

>>10334292
This sounds like a good plan, but you might want to consider some different materials. First, make sure the bias tape you use as trim for the top has the same amount or similar stretch to your thrifted hoodie. I think foam would work better for the horseshoe, and I don't think felt would look very good on the sleeves. Instead you could do foam covered in stretch fabric perhaps?

Also as another general tip, make sure you have the correct materials (ie stretch needles, glue that will work on fabric, fabric paint, etc)

>> No.10334309

>>10334246
Actually, better question. For someone who has never used contacts, what should I do in the way of getting colored contacts that work for me? Any ways that it can fuck up?

>> No.10334311

>>10334309
I can't say much but in my experience I've ordered from Uniqso in the past and I've liked their lenses. The professional and responsible thing to do is go to your eye doctor and get fitted for contacts, and make sure the diameter of the circle lenses you're looking for will fit your eyes. I of course didn't do this because shits expensive, so just follow the basic rule of "if it feels wrong, take it out". Of course they'll feel awkward at first, but if it stays feeling really uncomfortable or itchy or your eyes get red, take them out and don't use them. Make sure to keep them clean, put them in a case, etc. etc. Just watch some youtube videos on it.

One thing is you absolutely do not want to just wear them for 9+ hours for the first time at a con. You need to start wearing them over time. First wear them for thirty minutes, then next for an hour, three hours, etc. You have to get used to them. Always bring a case and eyedrops with you to the con, too.

>> No.10334313
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10334313

I've bit off a little more than I can chew with my cosplay. I have half a draft done and only thirty days left. It's okay, it's a simple one, but god damn is it stressful.

My main gripe is makeup. I'm a girl, but I've never in my life done makeup. I don't know whats going on. I want to do a makeup style similar to japanese idols. Do I just slap concealer on or foundation and whatever and contour and shit? How should I be practicing?

>> No.10334426

>>10334303
Good to know, thank you for the tips!

>> No.10334429

>>10334313
yeah just use a tutorial and follow it, youtube has good ones, but there are also image collages
you should test your make up at least once before the con ideally

>> No.10334458

>>10333995
>>10334246
>>10334296
Ah alright then, Ill go ahead and start looking for a proper wig. Anyone have any recommendations?

>> No.10334467

>>10334313
You gotta learn just like any other part of having a great looking costume, it's a skill and an art. Google and yt around but make up is very personal so you'll just have to do a lot of trial and error. For the idol look I'd at least recommend med to full coverage foundation with a glowy or dewy finish, pink blush, highlighter, contouring powder that matches you, at least not too reddish. And of course false eyelashes. Dup or dollywink or other asian styles are best.

>> No.10334512
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10334512

>>10334188
>>10334294
Found another picture.
All I need to do is grow out my hair for the pompadour hairstyle.

>> No.10334594

>>10334512
That's a completely different pair of shorts than the last picture though? Lucky for you, this pair will be easy to replicate with paint. You just need to find some shorts in the right color green.
The Hawaiian shirt is pink with pink flamingos on it, you might have better luck finding a match if you start out looking at girls hawaiin shirts, in plus sizes.

>> No.10334644
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10334644

Hey ladies,

I am buying my daughter some casual cosplay stuff for her birthday. I got her a Nezuko hoodie but I wanted something for her hair like what Nezuko is wearing here that clips on, a beret I believe its called. I could always buy the fabric, tie it and glue it but I was hoping for something more professional.

>> No.10334645

>>10334644
I meant to ask, do any of you know where such a thing would be sold, or have a good link to a site that will help me create it? Thank you.

>> No.10334652

>>10334645
>>10334644
i hope no one responds to this bait.

>> No.10334661

>>10334311
Hmm, alright.
I gave jt some thought and realized I can actually get/make(?) a tiny Aiba plush to put on my shoulder to make up for the lack of a yellow eye. Might do that instead, thanks though.

>> No.10334665
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>>10334652
I'm really not baiting, I am an oldfag /a/non and I have cosplayed before. I tried ebay and etsy. Thanks for the help though.

>> No.10334685

>>10334644
>>10334665
A hair tie....? A ribbon ...?
They literally sell shit that looks JUST like this in the girls section
Consider going to the store

>> No.10334691

>>10334685
stop replying to bait, whore.

>> No.10334859
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>>10334691
there's no need for that kind of language

>> No.10335090

>>10334458
epiccosplay.com
arda-wigs.com
wig-supplier.com

Look a youtube video, there's thousands of them about buying wigs.

>> No.10335116

>>10335090
I'll check those out then, thanks for the help. Sorry if the question was dumb, Im some what new to this still

>> No.10335218

Where can I get a blue or light blue gakuran?

>> No.10335303

>>10335116
It's alright. Try to head to youtube and google first with your cosplay questions because simply those people have more time and visual resources to aid you better than we can in most circumstances. This thread is best suited for specific or subjective questions. That being said, I don't want to shy you away from using it. Just a suggestion from experience. You're making a good decision by getting a wig though.

>> No.10335313
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10335313

Hello, I'm doing Irabu from Kuchuu Buranko (the version on the right) and I was wondering what would exactly be the best to do the 'pants'. Buying some normal red pants and then putting a bunch of white dots on it probably won't work out well, so how should I really go about it ? This is my first cosplay as well, and I'm going about it a bit late so I'm truthfully a bit lost. Looking up cosplays online of Irabu doesn't help either since I really can't recognize what they're using to do the pants so well.

>> No.10335330

>>10335313
Your options are a) decorate red pants or b) find appropriate fabric and make pants from scratch

>> No.10335359

>>10335330
>find appropriate fabric and make pants from scratch
How hard is that actually to do as a first-timer ?

>> No.10335383
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10335383

>>10335313
And while I'm at it, how could I do the custom tie ? I can buy a pink tie but then how should I do the multi-colored ducks on it ? Again looking at photos on google don't help since I can't tell whether they got it printed on or if they somehow drew the ducks manually on the tie and made it look so natural.

>> No.10335399

>>10335313
You could use fabric paint for the pants if you have a steady hand. Or maybe something iron-on? Good luck with the shoes, lol. Also, just wondering if you’re that guy I met on.a drawing site years ago just because he’s the only person I’ve ever seen talking about this character.

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10335418

>>10335359
unnecessarily hard, just buy some pants man
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y1BNW8N

>> No.10335511

>>10326689

Battery needs depend on the voltage of your board and the power draw of the LEDs. Adafruit has a good guide about powering stuff.

>> No.10335513

>>10332984

Layers too thick on dry sky. Not all face paint products work for all people because face skin varies so much. Mehron starblend cakes are more forgiving but you can't custom mix them as easily

>> No.10335576

>>10335399
Sorry to disappoint but no, that''s not me. I plan to buy synthetic shoes and try to color them with markers. Never did it before so it better works.

>>10335418
Is it really that hard ? Also buying from that link is not an option since it doesn't ship to my country and any similar clothes to it would take too long to ship, so I have to find a manual solution.

>> No.10335597

>>10335576
If you're making pajama pants that's pretty beginner-friendly, it becomes hard when you want to put a fly or to make them fitted.

>> No.10335601

>>10335576
>I plan to buy synthetic shoes and try to color them with markers
It wont. Use leather paint.

>> No.10335602

Does anyone have tips on finding sewing patterns for medieval dresses? Been searching all over but just can't find any good ones.

>> No.10335675

>>10335601
I thought markers were better for shoes than paint though ?

>> No.10335678

Any tips for glue to use for wood and glass? This to that suggested silicone adhesive..

>> No.10335791

>>10335675
Better than acrylic maybe, but definitely not better than leather paint

>> No.10335821
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10335821

I ordered leg warmers from an Etsy seller but now I'm stumped on how to represent Digiko's paw shoes. I was thinking of doing white boot covers but I'm not sure how good that would look

I'm a newbie cosplayer and not that great at sewing, but I can get crafty if need be. Any input is appreciated, thank you.

>> No.10335981
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10335981

What's the consensus on possibly offensive cosplay at cons? I'd really like to work on an Ebola Chan cosplay but I have no idea if I'd get banned from cons if I go in it.

>> No.10335986

>>10335602
Check out etsy for some indie patterns, but otherwise McCalls and Simplicity have some costume patterns.

>> No.10335989

>>10335821
1) Acquire base shoe you will be wearing at the con
2) cut squishy foam like upholstery foam into the paw shape with scissors. Try to get as rounded and close to the image as possible
3) acquire 2 way stretch fabric in white
4) stretch fabric over foam and glue down. Make sure to test glue on spare foam to make sure it doesn't melt the foam. I believe E6000, contact cement, Mod Podge, or something of the like should work

>> No.10335990

>>10335981
It's up to the discretion of the convention. If your presence is going to cause a public uproar, they will kick you out. If they feel strongly about it or you cause a problem, they can ban you. Check the guidelines.

>> No.10336005

>>10335990
Guidelines for most cons is no nazi/hate group/racist things. I've seen people cosplay Ebola Chan before, but I'm afraid if I ask I might be blacklisted or something.

>> No.10336085

>>10336005
Use a throwaway email to ask.

>> No.10336128
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Anyone ever made any commissions or requests for a single prop? I'm trying to get a new front piece for the hat in this image, the current one I have is made of some kind of clothy material and it's pretty worn out and flimsy. I tried to reinforce it but it doesn't look good at all.

I don't have any skills or tools to make the thing myself and I'd rather just spend money to get a new hat or emblem for the front. If anyone has any places in mind that would take a commission like this before a con in 3 months and change, that would be awesome.

>> No.10336184

Alright I’m throwing the towel in on characters with long wigs after this but I have one more event to do before I can. Are there any tried and true tips to keep waist-long wigs from tangling throughout the day they’re being worn? Preventive measures? Any weird tips not often passed around I should know?

I tried cutting the ends, straightening, and hairspray but nothing is good enough.

>> No.10336203

>>10336184
A lot of people have been recommending silicone spray brushed into the wig, I haven't tried it myself though.
>>10336128
Try the Dangerous Ladies? I don't know what their availabilities are but that's the kind of thing they could make

>> No.10336205

>>10336128
there are tons of people who will take a small commission like this

I would look for prop or accessory makers in the Facebook commission groups.

>> No.10336221

>>10336184
>>10336203
I agree with the other anon. I've always heard silicant lubricant spray or mane n tail detangler. Though with the former, it seems like you'd have a better chance of preventing tangling. Do remember to wear a respirator and work outside when doing so though.

>> No.10336444

>>10336184
Silicone spray (food-grade) and brush as little as you can with a no-pain brush, because you want to exert the least amount of pull on the wig fibers it take to brush it through. Any sort of pulling stretches and weakens the plastic fibers. You know how like you pull really hard on a plastic ribbon against an edge, it'll spring back into a curl? It's like that with wig fibers as well.

>> No.10336446

>>10336128
You can make it easily out of craft foam and fat zip ties.

>> No.10336486
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10336486

Will a hair crimped work on a wig? Or is my only option for wig body without sewing the braid and steam method?

>> No.10336534

>>10336486
Of course. It's like asking if a curling iron would work on a wig, they're all heat tools. Just be sure that your wig is heat-resistant and use low temperatures.

>> No.10336535

>>10336444
DA, but that's a great analogy and puts wig fibers way into perspective. I'm going to pass that one along.

>> No.10337184
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10337184

Can I use stretch fabric for a non-stretch pattern or piece? I'm making Miku and the only good looking pleather I can find is stretch pleather and theres some stretch pieces and some non-stretch.

Otherwise can somebody recommend a better fabric choice for her skirt, boots, and armwarmers?

>> No.10337224

>>10337184
You can use fusible interfacing to fuse the parts that need to not stretch with a non stretch fabric. Be careful and don't use your iron on the right side of the pleather though.

>> No.10337250
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I'm making a sword out of craft foam, however the hilt ended up with really ugly big seams on the bottom. I have three different ideas for how to cover the seams and smooth out any ridges - I could cover the whole thing in air dry clay or sculpey, I could cover the seams in duct tape and then paper mache, or I could just directly apply paper mache to the foam. Which one of these would work best? Are there other techniques any of you can recommend to build a smoother topcoat over a foam core?
I am going to paint the hilt, too, but the seams and ridges are so pronounced right now that the paint wouldn't really be able to cover them.

>> No.10337252

>>10334313
I'd recommend doing your makeup like that a few times before the con and wearing it out while you do errands, then checking it afterwards. This way you can not just practice applying the makeup but also see if there's any noticeable creasing, fallout, smears or similar and can then adjust it to your liking. Also try to check your makeup in a place with natural sunlight. Dingy bathroom lighting can hide flaws like color matching issues that stand out more in bright or natural light.

>> No.10337286

>>10337250
Foam clay in the gaps, then sand

>> No.10337416
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10337416

I'm looking for some advice for painting a cow pattern onto a pair of tights without the use of an airbrush. I own a pair of white tights already that I was hoping to paint with light grey spots that match some accessories I already have.

The tights in the pic attached have spots that are too dark and all the reviews on them mention about how undersized they are, but it gives an idea of what I'm aiming to achieve. If there are pre-made tights matching what I'm describing, I would love to see a link to the listing.

Any advice is appreciated, thank you!

>> No.10337418

>>10337416
I found like 8 tutorials for this immediately after posting, thank you!

>> No.10337743
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10337743

What is a quick and easy way to make a fake flynn rider beard? I need in time for katsu so i can really mail order anything special, so my materials are limited to whatever i can grab at party city or whatever.

>> No.10337745

>>10337743
Im a dude btw but I cannot grow a beard to save my life.

>> No.10337766

>>10337743
Shave your pubes and use wig glue to attach them to your chin.

>> No.10337806

>>10337743
pretty sure arda sells them, but I don't know how much time you have to wait, so I guess you could butcher a lacefront wig and attach with spirit glue. Or you could magnetize your chin and then stick your face into sand at the beach to attract the little black sand

>> No.10338007

>>10337743
you could try using wool to do the trick. You just have to cut really tiny pieces and glue on your chin!

>> No.10338012

>>10337743
>>10337745
Grow some stubble over the next few days then use makeup to make it appear darker/fuller in the areas you need.

>> No.10338025
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10338025

I'm new to this.

How the fuck am I supposed to make this sheathe actually function?

>> No.10338087

>>10337250
Honestly if I were you I would redo the hilt completely so the seams aren't as messy. Measure and trim your foam better, and use contact cement instead of hot glue. This will result in less seam clean-up work in the end. After that all you need to do is put some caulk in the seams then smooth with a little bit of water. Once it's all dry you can plastic dip the whole thing then paint. Evil Ted and kamui have videos of hiding seams in foam as well

>> No.10338266
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10338266

>>10338025

>> No.10338269

>>10338266
Anon are you perhaps not aware that you cant draw a sword from a standard scabbard if its on your back? One arm length isnt enough distance.

>> No.10338276

>>10338269
nta but if it's foam it'll bend

>> No.10338277

>>10338269
I posted a tutorial for a foam scabbard because, like >>10338276 said, the foam will bend, allowing you to draw your sword.

>> No.10338280

>>10338277
not only that, but the whole thing will just tip out behind you since it's a fucking prop and not a real sword.

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10338370

>>10325106
How do you get costumes? i want to cosplay black iron tarkus

>> No.10338506
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10338506

Anyone know where I can get very basic Mary Janes in magenta/hot pink? All the shoes I can find are light pink or for children.

>> No.10338510
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10338510

>>10338506
Emuna Womens Cotton Mary Jane Shoes Ballerina Ballet Flats Shoes (5, Fushia 114) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FY42406/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_oQ2qEbPZ6E18F

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>>10338506
https://www.amazon.com/Pinky-Womens-Jeans-Double-strap-Fuschia/dp/B00BIPQDM0 if you don't mind bad quality and double straps.
Otherwise, your best bet is to buy plain white mary janes (like https://www.amazon.com/CINAK-Comfortable-Walking-Fashion-10-10-5/dp/B07H8JMNXJ) and paint them with Angelus shoe paint.

>> No.10338548

>>10338370
Commission someone on RPF or in that cosplay commissions facebook group.

>> No.10338577

>>10338548
any estimate on the cost? i would love an actual metal battle ready suit if i was rich

>> No.10338585
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>>10338577
I don't take armor commissions so I can't give you a good estimate, but definitely be ready to pay at least several hundred dollars and wait a few months.

>> No.10338589

>>10338585
several? anymore than $400 sounds like a ripoff
for a few k i could get a real steel replica

>> No.10338595
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10338595

There so many different types of interfacing out there. Could I get some recommendations on what to use for the vest, the puff sleeves, and the cuffs? Thanks!

>> No.10338598

>>10338510
>>10338546
Thanks for the links. I was looking at just painting the shoes, and I think that’s what I'll go with since the quality on those fabric ones seems kind of dubious.

>> No.10338600

>>10338589
>I don't want to pay people for their time and efforts

>>10338595
Medium weight for the vest and lightweight for the cuffs. For the puff sleeves, I recommend sandwiching a layer of organza in between the lining and outer layer. That should be enough to give it body without it being stiff like parts that are interfaced. If you want to have that stiff cartoony look for the puff, use either featherweight or lightweight.

>> No.10338618
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10338618

>>10325106

I'm an ESL so idk what to even search for. I'd like to learn how to work with foam. How do I go from just pieces stitched together to the finalized armour? How do I give foam that appearance?

>> No.10338641 [DELETED] 

>>10338600
>>I don't want to pay people for their time and efforts
that can't take that much time and effort unless it's metalwork
it should not cost even a quarter of what it would cost to make a real suit that's for sure.
fucking kike

>> No.10338644

>>10338618
The armor has been finished with a thermoplastic. Worbla is the most common example. Basically it's plastic that you heat and press down on top of a foam base. Here's a video example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZl65FRUZnw
The one on the right has been further finished and weathered to look battle worn. Here's some tutorials for weathering:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9QhOABTGoM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ErLOmGZQMA

>> No.10338646
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>>10338641
>I know nothing about cosplay and now I will tell people who actually cosplay how cosplay is made
>I still don't want to pay people for their time and efforts

>> No.10338654

>>10338646
Projecting

>> No.10338661

>>10338600
Thank you. Do you think the organza layering would work well for the bow/cravat thing as well?

>> No.10338701

>>10338370
Watch a few videos on youtube about buying costumes, pick the seller that's right for you, and wham bam thank you ma'am.

>> No.10338702

>>10338589
>I would love an actual metal battle ready suit
>but more than a few hundred dollars is a rip off
Make it yourself then, wise guy. I'd charge you that much just for materials and being a dick.

>> No.10338705
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>>10338641
You're not just paying for materials, dipshit. You're paying for this person's labor, tools, and expertise. Go shop at Party City, cheap ass.

>> No.10338708
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>>10338641
>that cant take that much time and effort

then do it yourself then

>> No.10338711

>>10338702
>Make it yourself then, wise guy. I'd charge you that much just for materials and being a dick.
lol numale you wouldn't charge me anything since i wouldn't buy from you
like paper and plastic is so expensive

>> No.10338712

>>10338705
what would it take them a day or 2?
>>10338708
is this the jew board?

>> No.10338714
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10338714

>>10338712
>thinking it only takes two days to make a full costume

>> No.10338716

>>10338714
assuming you don't waste time yeah wojakspammer

>> No.10338717
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>>10338712
seriously dude, why dont you learn how to do it? youll save money that way and youll be able to make it how youd like it.

>> No.10338718

>>10338714
well if it's like $800 for one it seems retarded not to just spend around 3k for a real steal functional armor

>> No.10338719
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10338719

>>10338712

>> No.10338721
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10338721

I'm making my first cosplay. It's relatively simple but has simple foam accessories and simple sewing. I might want to participate in craftsmanship judging.

Are there any small details I could do or tips for making it look nice or more well crafted? I'm not really sure on specifics that judges look out for and how I can make them look good. What are a lot of little mistakes first timers make?

>> No.10338724
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10338724

>>10338716
I’m not the other wojakposter, retard. >you can’t do work on one monitor while posting on another

>> No.10338779

>>10338721
First time mistakes... hmmm

Do a couple prototypes for each piece before the final one. Make sure to fill and sand your seams. Try to get the surface as smooth as possible. Prime the surface before painting... I can't think of many more "mistakes". Most of it is just general skill level that can only be obtained with practice.

>> No.10338841

>>10338661
Yeah, it’ll work for the bow/cravat as well. Interlining is really useful!

>> No.10338887

What's everyone's go to primer that they use for priming EVA foam?

>> No.10338902

>>10338841
For how flexible and easy to apply it is, I say PlastiDip.

>> No.10338910

>>10338887
Plastidip. Stays flexible and even Walmart has it.

>> No.10338954

>>10338548
What's rpf?

>> No.10338980

>>10338954
Replica Prop Forum

>> No.10339012
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10339012

im wanting to cosplay junko but since she's already so overcosplayed, i want mine to not look like i just ordered shit off amazon on and slapped it together. any advice on how i can go about doing this?

>> No.10339031

>>10339012
Cosplay another character.

>> No.10339084

>>10339012
Get a professional to sew it or do a novel parody cosplay of her. Or do what the other anon said, cosplay something else.

>> No.10339104
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10339104

Normie here. First time thinking about trying to cosplay. Is this a reasonable character to try and do? I've got 3 months before I would be going to a gaming convention with a buddy. Please forgive the dirty mirror, it's not my bathroom.

>> No.10339109

>>10339104
You've got well enough time, and damn you literally look like the guy. So yeah, don't worry, just go for it.

>> No.10339122

>>10339104
You should be able to find most of these pieces at military supply stores. You can buy an umbrella embroidery patch on etsy and then just iron or handsew that on to the tshirt. Definitely go for it!

>> No.10339151

>>10339109
>>10339122
Thanks! The only things that I didn't already have from back in the day are the vest and the gloves. I've been hitting the gym so I can at least fit the body type a little better too.

>> No.10339257
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10339257

I've finally gotten around to not being a lazy POS and got the EVA foam to do Bedivere's arm, but I'm not sure what I should do about the lighting for it. Is there another type of foam that allows light to shine through better that I should use instead, or will EVA foam be fine?

>> No.10339311
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10339311

first time ever using worbla. I want to make a belt piece like Jessica Nigri made for her blood elf (pic related)
Does anyone know how much worbla I'd need?
Is this difficult for a beginner?

>> No.10339392

>>10339104
If you check the catalogue you'll find a military cosplay thread. They might help you finding the exact clothes you need, or at least, very similar ones.

But yeah, as others said, go for it, you look just like the character.

>> No.10339399
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10339399

>>10339257
EVA foam will not let the light go through, you will need a different material. Plexiglass is a nice option (but there are others). Here's a little snippet of Kamui's book.

>> No.10339406

>>10339257
There's a foam called Plastazote that lets light through and diffuses it. Get it in the right color or as close as possible, paint will make it less translucent so you want a thin layer.

>> No.10339527

>>10339311
That belt looks like a very beginner friendly project. All you need to do is just cut two identical belt-shape pieces out of worbla, sandwich eva foam between the two pieces and bend the whole thing into the right shape with a heat-gun. Then do the raised pieces/edges by rolling worbla under you hands into a "worm" and attaching into the belt.

You best bet for seeing how much material you need is by doing a pattern for the belt out of paper or fabric, that immediately tells you how big of a sheet you need to buy. You'll need the pattern anyway once you start doing the belt.

>> No.10339600
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10339600

>>10338712
Alright, I took the bait. I hope you had a good chuckle, now fuck off.

>> No.10339603

>>10338721
>sewing
finish your seams, press your costume, neat hand stitching, carefully chosen materials (doesn't have to be expensive, you just want the right fabric weights and types of fabric).

>foam
no visible brushstrokes/clean paint, clean seams with no gaps, neat cuts

And in general, any little personal flair you can add to the costume to make it yours.

>> No.10339604

>>10339012
>dont toss your wig around on the floor to make it """feral"""", actually properly style it
>if you want to be different, shade your wig/costume like the reference image
>props (maybe a monokuma or something)
>no cheap fabrics
>get the right boots

>> No.10339606

>>10339084
i maybe shouldve clarified in my first post, i want advice more on how to style everything so it looks well put together and not lazy. i cant really pick another character since i already ordered a wig. i want to make the whole thing myself too so it fits better.

>> No.10339754

Alright /cgl/, I'm in full panic mode right now.

I'm >>10335313 >>10335383 and after finding some seemingly good paint for fabric and a pink tie, I decided to paint the ducks on the tie. Before doing that though I tried doing the form on a shirt with the brush, and here's the thing: I knew I'm no artist, but holy fuck, either I'm autistic or the brush is but I literally can't do a simple duck without the brush splitting in four and the paint being uneven. I don't know what the fuck to do since I'm supposed to finish this in +24 hours. Is there a simple trick I'm missing or do I just suck this much ? I even asked for a good, precise brush, and they gave me something I thought would work for what I'm doing, but it's just not coming together.

>> No.10339770

>>10339754
Did you already paint with the brush? Brushes do that to me when I already used them and haven’t washed them out enough. It should be working fine, maybe you’re pressing too hard. If the brush doesn’t work out make stencils and use a sponge, or just glue some felt/fabric to be the ducks.

>> No.10340159

I'm trying to buy contacts in bulk while trying to maximize their lifespan for the amount I'm paying. I'm considering buying a 5 pack of daily contacts, but I have never bought daily contacts before. How long can you preserve/keep them before wearing them and have them still stay fresh? I know you're not supposed to wear them for more than a day, but other than that, I'm clueless.

>> No.10340221

>>10340159
Contacts are fresh until opened. After that, you must wear them and throw them out (if dailies). If you decide to take them out for a while, they should be in cleaning solution. If they are not in cleaning solution, they will dry up and turn hard which renders them unusable. Never put a partially hard contact on, never rinse with regular water, never reuse old solution. Always have clean hands when handling contacts. Read the packaging they come in for better instructions and if worse comes to worse, contact your optometrist. Never wear contacts without a prescription and fitting - they can seriously and irreversibly damage your eyes.

>> No.10340453

>>10339754
Just make a stencil with paper or tape, that will keep the edges clean

>> No.10340638

>>10325106
Does anybody know a fabric paint that’s good for spandex and has a shine/gloss to it?

>> No.10340792

>>10326002
they do. i didn't know that either until recently. the stuff for synthetics works alright.

>> No.10340850

>>10328709
knock down fasteners

>> No.10340902
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10340902

I wanna style a wig for Kohaku from Dr. Stone, and I was just wondering how I should approach this and what I should get for a base wig to work with. My experience with spiking is minimal, but I have experience with cutting and teasing. My biggest priority is making the spikes/rope-tie look right.

>> No.10340928

not rly help related but is girls frontline still relevant? I don't play it anymore but there's still a few things I would like to cosplay from it, maybe for next acen.

>> No.10341358
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10341358

Not sure if this kinda question should go here but I've never commisioned anyone before for a costume and wanted to know if there is any basic ediqute or unwritten rules to it? I'm most likely overthinking it but I definitely don't want to be some commissioner's horror story

>> No.10341386

>>10341358
Just be clear on deadline and expectations I guess. Also let the person know how often you would like to be updated with progress and then you'll both be happy

>>10340928
The designs aren't very noticeable/you can't really tell what they're from. But if you want to cosplay something you shouldn't care about how relevant it is, just do what makes you happy. Of course, if getting a lot of attention/photos is mere important to you then cosplay something else

>>10340902
Can't give a ton of tips but I would use a wig that's already short and a hair clip for the ponytail. For the rope part you could look up Naruto cosplay tutorials since a lot of characters have thick rope like that

>> No.10341411

Uhh, done some sewing and basic stuff but I want to do a helmet with a visor for a cosplay : Kamen rider wizard, I just wanna know two things
1. How do i get a visor that resembles it but I can actually see
2. how do i make it breathable

>> No.10341425

>>10341411
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQRplSymUZQ

2. Make some holes in the helmet.

>> No.10341474

>>10341425
but how will i see though it or is that impossible?

>> No.10341485
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10341485

>>10341411
>>10341474
you can have it look like the show or you can see though it since the eyes are nonfunctional on the show suits due to the compound bug eye effect and they all "see" though the "gem" alot of them have on their foreheads
with wizard specially he doesnt have this going on so its probably possible

>> No.10341508

>>10340902
So, unfortunately the process is a little intensive but if you go slow and work neatly then everything should turn out just fine. Here's a few tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN3vw_kL0aw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-Zwo4TOKpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsMfIVK8Vqk

You'll want to get a short (shoulder length) base wig and a ponytail extension. If you can find a thick ponytail extension, great. If not, order extra wefts, 1-2 packs should be fine. The base wig needs to be thick or pre-styled in a half-updo in order to look good. If you get a thin wig, the wefts will show or just look bare.

>> No.10341521

>>10341358
>don't complain about an artist's prices
>check their social media to see if there's a commission FAQ or form. It's also a great place to see their work to gauge their strengths, weakness, etc.
> be upfront about your budget, expectations, and deadlines.
>don't message "hi" and wait for a reply before actually telling them what you want, just put it all in one message and wait for a response. If it's been over a week, politely remind them with a message like "Hey, I'm still interested in requesting a commission if you're available" or whatever.
>have plenty of references or even a drawing (no matter how crude, it helps the artist)
I hope that helps

>> No.10341540

>>10341485
yeah, i was thinking of trying one way mirror finish or something on plexiglass or something like that
think that would work?

>> No.10341690

>>10341474
Why would you not be able to see through? It's a transparent plastic with a one way mirror film, generally used for windows and cars. It's been made specifically to be able to see through, but only from one side (you can see the outside, but they can't see you).

>> No.10341827

>>10339527
thank you so much for your great explanation! I'm such a noob I didnt even know about the eva foam! Thanks a bunch, kind anon!

>> No.10342023

im interested in cosplay, want to do toku or superhero costumes, what weight should i be?
Ive lost a lot of weight and still am (over 20 kg so far) but i still have a small gut.

>> No.10342053

>>10342023
If you want to look accurate, a similar weight to whatever you are cosplaying. If don't care about that, any weight would do. Having a healthy BMI for your gender and age will always make you look better, though. You can check any BMI calculator for that matter.

>> No.10342056

>>10342053
yeah I just need to lose a bit more now, I never want to be like those people who unironically do anime cosplay while fat

>> No.10342151

>>10341540
>one way mirror finish or something on plexiglass
How would you do that?

>> No.10342154

>>10342151
just watch the video >>10341425

>> No.10342407

>>10325106

When you make a prop out of paper, you can make lots of small folds or cut it into lots of strips and smaller pieces. Foam is different and you can't do those things. So how do I make a 3D model into patterns for foam props? What should I take into consideration?

>>10342023

You're kinda out of luck with toku since they're played by ectomorphic people in tights. I suggest you try armoured characters such as the Beetleborgs or Metal Hero since they are expected to be bulky.

>> No.10342475

>>10342407
Usually people freestyle the patterns a bit, but if you want to do a perfect 1:1 translation from the 3D model to the patterns there's a popular (albeit quite time consuming) technique for it: https://youtu.be/wRBk9npIevQ

>> No.10342637
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10342637

2 questions

1. Would using some sort of LED/Arduno setup be the best way to do the "blade" portion of her sword? If so what would be the best way to go about it?

2. How can I do those drills? I tried wrapping a portion of the wig on a PVC pipe and shaping it with Got2be (failed) and I tried using a method ArdaWigs suggested which involved Wire, Tape, Glue, and Got2be (failed).

>> No.10342663
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10342663

How should I go about painting designs on a Second Skin suit?

>> No.10342967

>>10342407
Kamui cosplay has tutorials for this, first you convert the 3d file into a papercraft, then you print/make the papercraft and simplify it into a foam pattern. Alternatively you can just make a flat pattern from a photo of a 3d model (look at kamui cosplays dva gun tutorial which explains that method)

>>10342637
Your issue is youre using the wrong kind of glue. Got2b does not work for this application. Use wood glue, tacky glue, and/or kwik seal. Read all the tutorials out there more closely, they tell you how to apply the glue and what to use

>> No.10343094

>>10342967
>kamui cosplay

I hate that chick. She can make cosplays, but she can't make a joke to save her life. She tries repeatedly anyway, and she sucks every time. Another thing she does is delate the information she is trying to get across, which makes it harder to absorb. I doubt she does it on purpose since a lot of people actually suck at getting info across (your average teacher included, sadly) but you never know. She's also always "buy my books" but that's understandable.

>> No.10343132

>>10343094
Good thing she's a crafter and not a comedian. Also scrubbing exists, ya doof.

>> No.10343159

>>10343094
She's German, what do you expect?

>> No.10343630

How do I deal with all my cosplay friends being so much hotter and better at cosplay than me? They’ve all been cosplaying for 5-10 years and I only started recently and I feel like I’ll never be on the same level and it makes me feel like it’s not even worth trying sometimes :( like I feel embarrassed by anything I make compared to them!!

>> No.10343800

>>10343630
Deal with your emotional problems and the rest will resolve itself. Your friends aren't your competition, they're your support. Ask them for help, vent out your frustrations, reciprocate the kindness they give you. They all started out as beginners like you and they should want to or be able to at least point you in the right direction in terms of resources. Don't ask them to do the work for you, just to point you in the right direction.

>> No.10343977

>>10343094
I mean if she bothers you that much there are others who show these techniques too, but you'll have to look on YouTube. I tried to make it as easy as possible for you

>> No.10344339

>>10343977

That reminds me, I didn't thank you. Thanks.

>> No.10344590
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10344590

>>10339104
Normie here; update. I've got questions.

>1.)
How 1:1 does a cosplay have to be to be considered not shit?
For instance, there are some pieces that I already own, but are in the wrong color. Now, I'm comfortable spray painting some of the hard items that I have in order to make the color correspond to the actual character, but I can't really dye or paint some of the soft gear (i/e boots and certain straps).
>2.)
The character's vest is basically an unobtainable item. Will I look like a big retard if I have to get someone to sew pouches onto a cheapy plate vest?

For anyone that cares, here's a progress of what I have so far. The biceps will come later, for sure.

>> No.10344775

>>10344590
>How 1:1 does a cosplay have to be to be considered not shit?
That question could inspire a long discussion, but to tl;dr it for you: cosplay should never be 1:1, it's about interpretation. The wild angles and anti-gravity laws of our favorite media is suitable for the medium it's in, but would look horrid trying to bring it to life exactly as presented. That's the beauty of cosplay, it's about how you interpret what's seen and how you choose to bring it to life. That's why every cosplay has value, not just "THE best" version, because they're only be 1 cosplayer per character and that'd be super lame.

This leads into answering all of your other questions: no one will notice and/or give a shit. These are things that you will notice but no one else is looking at you that intensely to see in person. And even if they do, you're still in theme of your costume and everything looks legit, so just own your progress my dude.

>The character's vest is basically an unobtainable item. Will I look like a big retard if I have to get someone to sew pouches onto a cheapy plate vest?
You might want to pop in to the military diy thread to see how to best bring that piece to life if they can't point you to a place to buy one, but again, no you won't. Cosplay is all for fun, don't overthink it too much. Someone is just going to loose their mind even seeing that you spent the time to dress up as a character they know, trust me.

>> No.10344777

>>10344775
Thank you, anon. What you said is very valuable to me.

>> No.10344810

>>10342056
>tfw fat

>> No.10344868

>>10344777
I'm happy to hear that. Best of luck!

>> No.10344874

>>10344590
This already looks great! I'm not sure what you were thinking of spray painting but don't use spray paint on any cloth. And make sure you add an orange tip to the gun

As for the vest, you can try to sew/modify/make one, but make sure you give yourself enough time to redo it if it isn't great the first time. Alternatively I think just adding a green military themed vest would still look good

If you really want to go above and beyond it would look great if you added some weathering to everything!

>> No.10345509
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10345509

I'm looking for these contacts or a pair similar to them, but the only places I've found them are sites I don't trust or haven't heard of.

Does anyone know someplace trustworthy that I could buy contacts similar to these from? Preferably yearly, but I can survive with 30 day.

>> No.10345820

I want to cosplay Ishtar from Fate with my friend as Ereshkigal, so I was looking into clear shoes I could wear since the version I want to cosplay is barefoot. Would wedges be too thick as to detract from the cosplay? I'm thinking they would be more comfortable than some of the stiletto heels I'm seeing on Aliexpress right now, but I wanted to get opinions first.

>> No.10346436
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10346436

I haven't worked with EVA foam before, but wanted to start making props and armor with it. Is 1 month enough time to do the armor + a sword for this character since it seems relatively simple?

>> No.10346520

>>10346436
Depends on your working speed. An expert could do it in a week or less, but a beginner might need more time to make mistakes and learn on the job. If you know what you need to do going into it, then I think you could probably get it done, but buy a little extra materials and overestimate the time you need for each task just in case.

>> No.10346698
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10346698

I'm making a maid costume using the pattern (view C on the right in pink). I'll be connecting the top and bottom to create a dress. I purchased Symphony Broadcloth per the pattern's suggestion and now I'm looking at fabric choices for the sleeve band, bow, and skirt detail. SO, the questions:
1) Would satin/something shiny look bad against the broadcloth?
2) Should I use more broadcloth in a contrasting color, a satin, or is there a better suggestion?
3) How do I avoid the 'cheap costume satin' look?

>> No.10348649

I'm doing a costume with a bunch of things i need to resin cast. What's the best AB resin? Best bang for your buck? Preferably canadian.

>> No.10348914

>>10325106

How do I tailor my own dresses appropriately? I'm, um, curvy. Fat.

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