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Old Thread: >>10325106
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 able to give more specific advise about machines issues, techniques, tools, etc. : >>10346284
>If you have a wig related question, you can ask it here or in the Wig General thread. Or both, I'm not your mom: >>10346293
>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.10347026

>>10347023
Oops. Here's the new J-Fashion thread: >>10343138

>> No.10347027

>>10347023
Unanswered questions from the last thread:
>>10345509
>>10345820
>>10346698

>> No.10347112

>>10345820
Those will look fine, if you don't need the added height could also do clear sandals

>>10346698
Shinny fabric will look weird, unless the character specifically has shinny fabric. I would recommend twill, dull bridal satin maybe, or cotton sateen

>> No.10347133

>>10347112
> I would recommend twill, dull bridal satin maybe, or cotton sateen
Thanks! I had a sneaking suspicion that it would. I've seen an equal amount of cosplayers choose a shiny fabric and others go with a plain cotton type so I was just straight up confused. The canon references aren't much help desu. I'll definitely check out your suggestions and do some flash tests.

>> No.10347407
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I'm planning on cosplaying Noi from Dorohedoro and I haven't decided how I should make the base of the mask. So far the only ideas I had were to make a ski mask from pleather, or just buy a gimp mask and modify the hell out of it. Any suggestions?

>> No.10347426

>>10347407
If you're able to sew, buy a pattern or a morphsuit mask, add the emebellishments + seam allowance on separate paper and draw the proper seams on the real deal, then get some pleather and sew.
If not, modifying from a premade mask or commissioning it seems ideal for you.

>> No.10347635
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How would I go about adding the purple stripe and checkerboard pattern from the right to the sweater on the left?

>> No.10347636

>>10347023
You cannot get help for your Cosplay. Please do not post asking for help.

>> No.10347675

>>10347635
You would carefully take apart the base jacket with a seam ripper. Make sure you keep track of what goes where. Then sew-in strips of purple and argyle/checker fabric. Try to get similar fabrics to the black sweater. I would also get rid of those silver buttons and then add the black ones that Date wears. ask if you need more clarification or need help with fabrics

>> No.10347713

>>10347675
Sounds like quite the undertaking, but I kinda expected that given I had no other idea on how to go about it. Also I may leave the buttons as they are. I'm not going for 100% accuracy, but I don't wanna leave out too many details.
On that note, I'm not exactly a fan of getting colored contacts, so i decided to just go about getting a plush Aiba or something to put on my shoulder. How would I go about that?

>> No.10348359

>>10347713
Making plushies is not a very good beginner friendly project. If you think the jacket sounds difficult I think you would really struggle with making an aiba plush. I would try to find one to buy on etsy, or sculpt one out of light weight foam/clay instead. You still might need to go through a couple of rough drafts. Having aiba would be a nice touch but is not necessary. I actually think modifying that jacket is a great beginner project. I could try to walk you through it more maybe over Instagram? I don't mind since I'm a fan of the game

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What's a good base for haircuts like this? I know lace fronts are usually the go to but this is like a short square cut with no bangs

>> No.10348471

>>10348461
For something this short to look realistic you're going to need something dense, and since the hairline isn't covered yeah you should go lacefront.

>> No.10348519
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Any pattern recommendations for this dress? The sleeves I can draft on my own, but the bodice ans skirt are giving me trouble.

>> No.10348535
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What is the best resource for full helmets like this?
And a weird question, but what is the best search term to find helmets like this online? Both "helmet" and "mask" never give me the results I'm looking for.

Not looking for anything specific by the way, but I was just hoping to find some genetic sci fi helmets but I was having a surprisingly hard time

>> No.10348557

>>10348471
Got a good suggestion for lace front wigs that look similar to mens cuts?

Classic cosplay sites just do the slick back approach and typing in "mens lace front wig" brings up sites of dubious quality

>> No.10348559

>>10348519
Seems to be a bodycon dress, you can trace one if you already own it or there are tutorials online

>> No.10348572

>>10348535
Dou you want to buy them or make them? I can only help you with making them, really.

>> No.10348573

>>10348572
Yeah I was looking to buy one premade

>> No.10348792
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10348792

Not so much a costume thing, but I'll be cosplaying a masked character for halloween and I really want to try and replicate his voice as well as I can. Problem is that I'm a grill, and this character's voice is grovelly and deep and MAN.

I know I can use a voice changer to a point, but it can only get me so far before it sounds reaaaally unnatural. Anybody have any tips for making my voice sound more manly?

>> No.10348817

Hi seagulls. My question is, has /cgl/ or similar boards ever made you get too self-conscious over not getting a cosplay perfect? And if so, how do you get over that hump? Did lurking less help you?

I know a lot of creative people stress over perfection and I'm certainly one of them, and I'm sure that's what attracts us here where we can get satisfaction over knowing which details are right or wrong in ourselves and others.

But I feel like I've lost the fun in cosplaying and instead focusing on how other people will feel when they see my cosplay, not how I feel when I cosplay.

>> No.10348944

Can I get some tips for makeup to lighten up my skin? I'm aware of the options available for a face, but I need to apply this to my hands and feet and feel like I would run into the problem if it sweating off. Think it would be fine if I just use the same stuff I apply to my face on my other body parts for the sake of consistency or is there a better method I should consider? I'm pretty tan and need to go a few shades up.

>> No.10348967

>>10348944
body makeup is a thing, Mac has a face and body foundation

>> No.10349135

>>10348792
There's some tutorials on youtube by vocal coaches. I think that's the best option you've got before a voice box

>> No.10349136

>>10348817
>My question is, has /cgl/ or similar boards ever made you get too self-conscious over not getting a cosplay perfect?
I have a small fear of laughing it up on the "Bad Cosplay" board and seeing my picture. Especially looking back on my first handmade cosplay photos last year and realizing that how I felt in the costume and how I looked were, uh, not the same.

>how do you get over that hump? Did lurking less help you?
I don't really see a need to lurk less myself, but I've heard a lot of people talk about the benefits of internet breaks in general. I get over it by reminding myself that 1) I deserve it for poking fun at others 2) cosplay is a process, not an eternal state of perfection. I'm a beginner with sewing, makeup, and costuming. There's going to be hiccups no matter what you do. You have to embrace them as part of the process and find pride in the feats you have accomplished. Back to my example of last year's costume: sure, it looked like shit, but it was also the first garment I'd ever made. I learned so many techniques in a short span of time, it was like pic related. I was learning and doing at the same time. Despite looking shitty, it meant so much to me and so many people asked for my picture because in some small part it meant something to them. Even if I had been made fun of, other peoples' opinions can't change how proud I am for doing all that work and research myself. You have to think of failure as a stepping stone, not a bump in the road. One thing I learned from lurking the bad cosplay threads is that people were ready to defend beginner cosplayers being posted because everyone starts somewhere. So if even the people who make fun of other shitty cosplays can understand that, then so should you.

>> No.10349557

Any tips on not making my eva foam shoes explode by the end of a con? I feel like I shouldn't even bother making shoes anymore when they always seem to fall apart or need some sort of repair at the end of each day, sometimes due to other con attendees.

>> No.10349606

>>10349557
If you're able to with the costume, try wrapping your pieces in stretch vinyl to protect them and skip the painting steps.The end result is really nice too.
If that's not your fancy, try using stronger glue and reinforcing your seams with a thin piece of foam on the inside. IF you aren't already, make sure that your edges are smooth and filled so there isn't any uneveness for the foam to pull away from.

>> No.10349645

>>10349557
Try making shoe covers instead of straight up shoes or use some stronger material for the soles. EVA foam is not appropriate for that.

>> No.10349801

>>10349645
>>10349557
Definitely second this. Your soles should either be uncovered or have some added traction (not fucking hot glue squiggles like the internet would have you believe, but some actual soles)

>> No.10349805

>>10348519
t b h I would do princess seams for the bodice but flare out the front piece to form that drapey part while keeping the sides and back in a bodycon style like >>10348559 suggested. Do you need me to draw you a picture?

>> No.10349902
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Any pattern suggestions? Particularly for the shirt. So far I've only gotten the scarf sorted.

Thank you. Never used cgl before so I hope I'm doing this right...

>> No.10349904

>>10349902
use any button-down blouse pattern or the pattern cosplayprintables sells on etsy (garreg mach uniform set #2)
Then simply modify the sleeves with the puffs and ruffles, its a pretty easy modification and you can create your own pattern for the puff using the sleeve pattern. for the skirt i'd find a form-fitting aline dress pattern and modify it

>> No.10349907

>>10349805
I think I know what you're talking about, but a picture wouldn't hurt. When I look at it again, It looks like the drapey piece in front is connected to the dress chain/necklace thingy instead of the bodice itself.

I have some nicer bridal satin I bought for a different costume I didn't end up making, would the bodycon style for the skirt work with that or should I just get a stretch fabric? Most of the other Rheas I've seen aren't using a stretch fabric from what I can tell, but it would definitely make getting a tight fit around the hips easier.

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>>10349904
I think I'll use B5526 E . Thanks anon.

>> No.10350000

>>10349136
Thank you, anon.

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>>10347023
Hello fellow /cgl/omerates, I was wondering how I could be able to do a rope belt ala the picture I posted, I am also a European so we don't have shops with big meaty ropes like americans do.
My options are limited to Amazon and maybe hardware shops but even then I wouldn't want to spend too much on something that seems simple I guess. Thanks in advance

>> No.10350057

>>10350003
Maybe you could use fabric like a bedsheet? Or a fabric with a visible thread like a muslin or something? I would have suggested shredding the ends to threads, but desu adding a tassels would probably look better. That's a tough one chief.

>> No.10350063

>>10350000
I hope you regain your confidence, anon. It'd be a shame to stop enjoying your hobby because of other people

>> No.10350066

>>10350003
>big ropes are somehow an American thing

Why are Euros like this?

>> No.10350076

didn't wanna post in crossplay because it's not really crossplay.
Anyone have any tips for genderbending a female char design to male when no such genderbending exists even in fan art? going from a sort of gothy school girl to male. can post pics if anyone is interested!

>> No.10350078

>>10350003
Look at home decor stuff, there are big ropes like that for curtains

>> No.10350092

>>10350066

>big ropes are an American thing despite these obviously traditional Japanese characters wearing what are almost certainly obis just enlarged for an exaggerated character design by what are almost certainly Japanese character artists.

Euros man

>> No.10350100
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10350100

alright lemme ask y'all's advice; I'm going to a protomen show in a few days and I'm trying to put a cutman-inspired outfit together (he's my fave, don't laugh)
So far I'm thinking red head scarf plus silver flexible ribbon for the blades, white tights, red shoes (dk what style, depends on what cheap shoes I find), and red (possibly pleather) pleated skirt. The top's gotta be white but I'm at a loss at what style it should be. Vest? Tank top? Poncho? What do you guys think?

I'm also considering a sort of egl dress coat meant to evoke Iceman but this is in Florida and I don't even like Iceman that much

>> No.10350112

>>10350100
>red
he’s not orange ...?

>> No.10350228

>>10350076
I'm glad you asked here, I agree that it's not really a crossplay thing. You have to approach it from a character design standpoint. Take note of the identifying features and color palette from the original design and be sure to incorporate or translate them to the male version.
For example, if you were going to make a male sailor moon, her odangos and curled bangs are mandatory. Aside from dressing her in the male school uniform, it would be important to add other little elements like a bunny keychain on the school bag or something.

Study from shows that already have genderbends like Adventure Time and Sanrio High School Boys (or whatever its called). Then, once you're comfortable draft a couple of simple designs for your character and start working!

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10350232

>>10350100
What you're describing sounds a lot like Rin Kagamine's outfit and she looks cute, so I'd imagine you would too. Looking at the Cutman, I think a sailor fuku would actually fit quite well.

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10350260

>>10350228
I'm looking to do this girl and wondering if there's even anything i'd have to change besides the skirt. In replacing the skirt for pants I'd cover up her socks/garters so i'm wondering how to make up for that. obv i would keep the nails, piercings, maybe change the choker, etc though.

>> No.10350262

>>10350100
I'd expect a longsleeve bodysuit for the top. I wouldn't do pleats on the skirt because his design isn't very detailed so a smooth skirt would be more true to the character - but at that point why not go all the way and do hot pants? Do a chunky sole on the shoes if you can find it.

>> No.10350267

>>10350260
maybe swap the studded garters for studded belts. you could still have colorful socks that peek out when you sit down, too.

>> No.10350277

>>10350267
i'll consider the belt, it just feels bland going from colorful/punky skirt+garter+socks combo to plain black(/navy blue??) slacks. Also not really sure how i want to approach her hair yet, though the sloped bangs are a total must

>> No.10350279

>>10350260
I don't have any advice to add but I wanted to say that a genderbent Mamimi is a really cool idea anon, she's one of my fave Shinymas girls and I'd be curious to see what you end up doing for her

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>>10350279
Thanks! She's not my #1 favorite but I think doing genderbent chiyoko would be tough and I wouldn't want to do crossplay chiyoko. I got the idea from a really good nico genderbend cosplay where the balance between feminine and masculine was perfect.

>> No.10350315

>>10350260
There's some good suggestions all around.
>studded belt with rings and chains on the side, maybe a bandana tied to the O-ring in the color of her garter.
>plaid shorts so that you can keep the garters, just make them more of a old-timey sock garters thing
>ripped plaid pants with a peekout patch of the colorful sock
>plaid pants, high raw hem on the legs, and socks in the color of the colorful sock
>plaid pants, shin length cuff on the pants, and colorful socks

Like I said in my first post, it's all up to your preference. I'd suggest drawing each idea out and switching some aspects just to see what jives with your vision

>> No.10350317

>>10350277
>Also not really sure how i want to approach her hair yet, though the sloped bangs are a total must
Different anon, but you could frame your face with the sloped bangs and two angled pieces in front and then roughly tease the back. Just use some gel to make some gentle spikes to add some meaning to the madness.

>> No.10350336

>>10350277
why would you not get plaid slacks? a solid color would really kill the punky vibes

>> No.10350345
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Wanted to do Dragunov, but I can't find a uniform coat that corresponds to this design. Looking at Russian/Soviet surplus hasn't landed me any coats that have the bottom pockets but no breast pockets. Any suggestions?

>> No.10350349

>>10350003
check luduscosplay on facebook and khiorii on deviantart
there's alternatives to plain rope like tubing and sewing your own tubing out of batting. you could probably just sew some tubes and fill with poly-fill if you want another option. but if you want something that actually looks like rope and not cloth like sasuske, maybe you could sew yarn on the edges to make it more rope-like. I wouldn't recommend using a beadsheet, i think that would get really heavy really quickly.

>> No.10350432

>>10350336
Do you have any example pics of male high schooler uniforms with plaid slacks? Curious to see what style I should go for there

>> No.10350453

>>10350345
Maybe the guys from the military thread can help you with it. They seem to know a lot about those things. >>10333031

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Any tips on how to securely attach velcro onto 6mm EVA foam? I've tried the adhesive stuff in the past and those have all ripped off after a couple of peels. I'm a little hesitant on glue because they will be in areas where they will most likely be in contact with sweat (bracers, thigh guards, and chest plate).

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Got more questions about cosplaying Fight Club Mako. Which of these patterns would be better to use as a base/ has anyone used these patterns? I am leaning towards the Bosozoku
https://cutsew.co/collections/cosplay-patterns/products/027-gakuran
https://cutsew.co/products/043-bosozoku
Second question is making a Jotaro style hat easy enough or should I just buy a hat off amazon or a captains hat and modify it?
Last question what are the clear plastic pieces used for the spikes on the wristband?

>> No.10351833

>>10351785
What kind of adhesive specifically, the kind it comes with? Use contact cement, it works and stays.

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Does anyone know where I'd find Waluigi shoes that aren't the cheap 10$ Christmas elf shoes? I'd want something that would actually feel nice to wear and not wear out fast.

>> No.10351841

>>10351833
Some velcro come with adhesive backing. It's pretty sturdy but it obviously wasn't made for constantly being pulled on and off.

I guess I'll just try out cement then and back it with fabric scraps so my sweat doesn't wear it down.

>> No.10351875

>>10351797
>>10351797
1) Bosozoku definitely. The Gakuran doesn't have the flare collar or the right fit for the jacket.
2) Factor the time, cost, and materials vs. buying premade.
3) I would guess that the plastic is premade in that shape. Maybe for ice cream or something? And if not, it's probably just sheets of clear plastic (like a folder) that has been cut and sealed into shape.

>> No.10351880

>>10351836
Make foam and fabric boot covers using a base of a comfortable shoe.

>> No.10351909

>>10351841
Once contact cement is dry, it's dry. No amount of sweat can soften the bond. The only thing that could break it would be pulling the velcro with excessive force.

>> No.10352115

>>10351875
I've never made a hat and I have until AX to make everything was just curious if anyone has made a similar hat from scratch or what they used as a base.

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>>10347023

How do I make round shapes such as shoulder pads out of foam?

>>10350066
>>10350092

Not him but America has an amazing variety of products and the stores are much larger. It's not that americans have a thing for big ropes, but that you can find most anything in America.

>> No.10352294

>>10352251
Get the foam hot with a heatgun and then shape it over a hard and round object while the foam is still soft. I use one of those big softballs. If you're looking for more complex angles then it helps to make darts or cut-ins into your patterns so you know where to pull/press after you heat the foam.

>> No.10352296

I'm about to embark on a journeu of teaching my BF how to sew his own costumes. I've been at it for several years but wouldn't consider myself beyond intermediate level in terms of sewing ability. Any good resources I can use to help him? Prticularly in choosing fabrics for appropriate uses because I usually just pick shit that looks and feela good but he doesn't really have the experience to know what will look and feel good.

>> No.10352371

>>10352115
I've mostly seen people use premade because the hair part is the most difficult and hats are so widely available that it seems redundant to make one. However, if it is a personal goal for you then damn it all and do it anyway. Just give yourself time to do the research and fuck up a few times before succeeding.

>> No.10352373

>>10352296
As a self-taught beginner myself, youtube videos. Make a playlist and sit with him to watch it and answer any additional questions he may have or give him an informal lil quiz. Practice the skills together as you watch. Probably start with a costume as a project and teach him skills based on necessity first, then continue spreading out as he gets comfortable.

>Prticularly in choosing fabrics for appropriate uses because I usually just pick shit that looks and feela good but he doesn't really have the experience to know what will look and feel good.
That is also my experience. I don't even quite understand all of the terminology yet, but there's a video for that too!

>> No.10352399

>>10352251
We live in a world where you can literally order anything you want online and get it shipped to whatever dark corner of Moldova you live in to make your own cosplay. There's no excuse.

>> No.10352733
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What's the best way to attach this knee pad to this pant thing? I want to try to avoid sewing just cause my machine struggles with that many layers. Right now I'm thinking either velcro or e6000. Thoughts/better ideas?

>> No.10352756

>>10352733
test e6000 vs. contact cement on test scraps.

>> No.10352779

>>10352733
rubber cement glue

>> No.10352812

>>10352756
>>10352779
Thanks I'll test barge first

>> No.10352973

Is it easy to get into making simple leather bits for costumes? What's the skill level like, what kind of tools would I need and how expensive are they?

>> No.10353200

>>10352973
What do you mean by simple leather bits? It sounds like you know nothing, which means what you think might be simple may well not be at all

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Only tangentially related to my costume, but I'm planning on cosplaying a character who is a musician later this year, and I want to bring my instrument with me to the con and play for people. What songs would people want to hear in the hall of a con? I'd prefer anime stuff, but I'd be cool with whatever as long it's recognizable
I already have a small list of songs I plan on doing, but I want to make sure that I have a decent roster that people will enjoy.
>pic somewhat related

>> No.10353764

>>10353761
Probably music from whatever your character is in? pieces that he plays?? how hard is that to decide. if you cosplay a musician, play what he plays.

>> No.10353765

>>10353764
For reference, I'm going as Kass from Breath of the Wild, and I've already got his song ready, as well as a few other zelda songs. I was hoping to have a wide selection of songs so I don't annoy people by playing the same things over and over again.

>> No.10353882

>>10353200
Just like belts or straps or the like. Perhaps shoulder pads, knee pads, etc.

>> No.10354475

It's my first time making an actual armour cosplay and I found this local store.
https://foamshop.com/product/evacell20/

Is this a decent foam for making armour pieces compared to the stuff from truenorthcosplay?
Vancouverfriends, where do you get your EVA foam?

>> No.10354559

Is there anyway to remove fabric glue from fabric? I used iron-on fabric glue on some pieces of an old costume that I wanted to fix, but the glue passed through the fabric and now everything is stained.

I still have enough fabric to remake all of it but, since it's already ruined, I thought about asking if there's some way to fix this.

Thank you

>> No.10354590

>>10354559
Can you apply heat to melt or chip it off? Use alcohol or acetone?

>> No.10354628
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Can somebody help me find the light blue fabric with white sakuras and the dusty grey blue fabric? I'm considering embroidery for the white floral patterns or sewing on white patches if I can find them.

>> No.10354640

>>10354628
maybe you can screen print the pattern or get custom fabric printed if you can draw the design yourself

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Hey /cgl/. I'm thinking of making a Space Marine outfit based on a pepakura template I found and using foam. The issue I'm running into is the cosplay would require me to walk on stilts. While that in itself isnt an issue, it would make the outfit disproportionate in the arms/hands.

The solution I'm thinking of is making an arm extension using a foam insert where my hand will be in the forearm with a gripping hand made from a modified pic related. Anyone have one that can verify if something like this would work?

>> No.10354651

>>10354628
you're better off either screen printing or doing stencil work even. the pattern on that outfit isn't all over anyway.

>> No.10354654

>>10354628
Take light blue fabric, make your pattern, then take a diluted mix of water and bleach to fade up to where the colors change by hang dipping it.

Let it dry and once the color has fully faded, take a light grey fabric dye and once again hang dip it to where you want the color change to be

>> No.10354687

>>10354654
lol she's not asking how to dye a gradient, learn to read.

>> No.10354749
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10354749

>>10347023
>Bought a semi-long blonde wig to do a cloud ff7 cosplay
>Start losing hope after actually seeing his character design and how much the materials would cost to craft it, let alone time (in uni)
>previously did an attack on am titan cosplay where I made 3Dmg and am getting tired of overambitious cosplays
>thinking about just buying a cosplay from Taobao and cosplaying tamaki from host club
Should I do it? Should I end my suffering and just buy a costume?

>> No.10354752

>>10354749
You should pick a costume that makes you happy. If buying a costume will do that for you then yes. If moving the date that you wear Cloud until you can afford it and have the time to work on it will make you happy then do that.

>> No.10354785
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10354785

What would be the best way to make Merlin's staff from scratch? I don't know where to start and could i make it completely out of eva foam or are there other materials which would be better to use?

>> No.10354819

>>10354785
Foam will be good for the big brown part on top but way too bendy for the main body. I'd cut the shape of the long handle part out of plywood, sand it round, and use dowels or PVC pipes for the bits that are very straight. Also consider making it come apart in places like the narrower bit in the middle of the handle and where the hooked part meets the torch looking part, for ease of transport.

>> No.10355003
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10355003

any good eye makeup tips for ppl with hooded eyes?

I only have a very basic understanding of makeup so try to keep it simple

>> No.10355110

>>10354654
Thanks for the suggestion! I didn't think about dyeing fabrics and will need poi a ters. Do you know of any reliable brands for dyes?

>> No.10355123
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10355123

Hello everyone, I'm currently trying to figure out how to create the "tiara" for the pictured character. I have never seen anything like it in IRL or in any historical paintings so I'm not sure I can use any historical or modern patterns to replicate it.

I am also trying to figure out how to get the "deathly pale" skin she has without looking like a clown. I know of long term skin whitening but have heard negative things about it, especially from Asian brands. I'm not sure this belongs on the makeup board since "deathly pale" skin seems more costumey...

>> No.10355124

>>10355110
Pointers

>> No.10355243

Any way to avoid thinner EVA foam (<2mm) from curling when applying Plastidip and paint? Anything that has hanging portions I have to keep separate and paint them on a flat surface before pasting them onto the main part otherwise they'll end up shriveling due to the weight of the primer and paint drying.

>> No.10355285 [DELETED] 

>>1035512
Worbla looks like the perfect material for that. It'd be easy to shape it on a foam head but be aware that you'll need to protect the foam somehow like by wrapping it in tin foil or something before applying heat otherwise it'll burn and melt away.

>> No.10355315
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10355315

>>10347023
Help with this wig? I'm stuck on the widows peak part and the multiple colored hair part. Not sure if I should get a green or white base wig. If I got a green base wig then the brown roots might not look good, right?

>> No.10355399

>>10355123
You're not going to get much paler than your base skin color but you can get foundation a couple shades down if you're not already the palest shade. You'll probably have to apply it over your neck, shoulders and chest too. For the tiara, you can create the pattern with the duct tape method (get someone to help you) and make it out of something semi-rigid so it'll wrap around your head without warping or hanging in a weird way. Alternatively, you can make it out of vinyl fabric and spirit gum it to your forehead, which you probably will have to do with the choker and the top of the arm piece anyway.

>> No.10355400

>>10355315
White is the safer option but you'll have more work to do. For the widow's peak, I'd get a lacefront that already has that widow's peak, otherwise you'll need to do a lot of ventilating on top of dyeing. Arda Wigs has a few styles with widow's peaks.

>> No.10355401

>>10355110
nayrt but it'll depend on the fiber of your fabric. Dharma Trading co has a ton of different dyes and the customer service is very helpful so you can ask them.

>> No.10355450
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10355450

Good wig for Ritsuka Fujimaru? Also anyone know any good fate command seal temporary tattoos or such or am I better off just doing it myself

>> No.10355581

>>10355450
Looks simple enough to draw on yourself but I believe there are temporary tattoo sheets that you can print on with a normal printer if you'd prefer that. For the wig, it seems generic enough that most wig stores would have something suitable.

>> No.10355600

>>10355315
https://www.amazon.com/GLXQIJ-Synthetic-Resistant-Halloween-Cosplay/dp/B07Y8G74GT/ref=sr_1_38?keywords=green+rooted+wig&qid=1583952541&sr=8-38
what about a rooted wig like link related? this one's on amazon but I found it after a two minute search so I'm sure you could get something cheaper

>> No.10355669

>>10354475
I buy mine on cosplayshop.be . One of the important factors is the density of the foam. The one I use is 100kg/m3.

I looked at the one you linked but I'm not sure what "density 1.8lb" refers to. I'm not familiarized with American units. It's says it's high density so I guess it's good enough. If it's a local shop buy a small sample and sand it to see how it reacts.

>> No.10355672

>>10354646
I imagine you mean something like this: https://youtu.be/GKDE8E0Q0BA

>> No.10355878

>>10355399
This is a good option, but I'd like to suggest using worbla or foam (or a sandwich of both) before covering with vinyl.

>> No.10355882

>>10355315
You could get a green wig with a widow's peak and sharpie dye the roots

>> No.10356173

>>10355400
>>10355882
I think that's what I'll go with since I can't find an existing widows peak wig with the right color. Any better options than sharpie dye for the roots? I don't want them to blend in with the green color.
>>10355600
I looked around, those generally don't have the right hairline or roots color placement, but thanks for the suggestion.

>> No.10356240

>>10356173
If you cut out the section of the wig you want to be brown, dye both parts separately and then stitch them back together, you can get more vivid colors than with sharpies, but you'll probably a) have a visible seam and b) make it smaller so I wouldn't really recommend it. Sharpie dye seems like the best option apart from getting a green lace front and ventilating brown hair into a widow's peak.

>> No.10356283

>>10356240
this seems harder than just replacing some of the wefts...

>> No.10356324

>>10356283
Replacing wefts only works on the part that are wefts, here the brown part is on the hairline so you can't just add wefts, you'd have to ventilate each brown fiber individually.

>> No.10356361

>>10356173
>I don't want them to blend in with the green color
Wouldn't that make them more believable?

>> No.10356362

>>10356240
Is cutting out a section possible with the lacefront? If OP dies the front section, isn't the lace susceptible to being dyed dark too?

>> No.10356365

>>10356173
>Any better options than sharpie dye for the roots?
You don't have to take a sharpie directly to the fibers. The popular method is to water down dye in a spray bottle and add a bit of I think vinegar or rubbing alcohol then applying it to the fibers and brushing through to give it a natural fade. I'd suggest looking up a video for that first if you're interested. Otherwise, the only thing I can think of is Arda's wax dye creams. They're not permanent to my knowledge but you can use them to add a spot of color to a section of hair (like for Death the Kid from Soul Eater or Kaminari from BNHA)

>> No.10356447

>>10356362
You're right, I didn't even think about that.

>> No.10356615
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10356615

Hey, so if I wanna make a loose, layered, kinda weathered looking black robe for a costume, should I go to Etsy and destroy my wallet, learn to sew since maybe a robe wouldn't be super hard, or just use my 3d printer to make a set of armor/jewelry/brooch pieces to hold a bunch of black cloth together in a robe shape around me?

>> No.10356728

Can someone possibly recommend some decent online shops to buy from? Maybe something a bit similar to Miccostumes or (yeah, I know) Bodyline? I'm in need of something last minute, but not too last minute, and unfortunately just don't have the time to start something from scratch. Any help is appreciated.

>> No.10356730

>>10356728
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk_-oSpRp3Q

>> No.10356731

>>10356615
It would be more cost, time, and frustration effective to buy the robe and then sew or iron on the embellishments. Check out WonderUnder, it's an adhesive that's made for attaching one fabric to another. If you tuck the edges in before putting the trim on, it should hid it quite nicely.

>to hold a bunch of black cloth together in a robe shape around me?
I won't discourage you from doing that, but it will be much more frustrating to keep on your body in the shape that you want it than to buy a simple robe off of amazon/party city/etc.

>> No.10356749

>>10356731
Hmm, noted, thank you very much

>> No.10356795

>>10356749
Best of luck!

>> No.10357572

>>10355003
You're gonna have to be more specific than that. What makeup style are you going for? Is there a specific product you want help with?

>> No.10358013

I want to start on my first cosplay made from scratch, which is Soundwave from the Transformers. Since this is my first I don't really know where to start, can anyone give me some basics or suggestions on how to start this off. Thanks in advance!

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>>10358013
Sorry guys, forgot pic related.

>> No.10358028

>>10358015
These are the general steps:
1: Pick a character (Done)
2: Do research.
> Acquire photos from several angles of your target character.
> take a look at what other people have done
> Watch youtube videos, do some google searches about 'how to start cosplays' and each step following (ie. where to buy wigs, how to use eva foam, etc, etc.)
> identify each part of the costume, including tools, materials, undergarments, etc.
3: Budget
> set a budget, identify when you need the costume done, and establish a timeline to get each task done
> buy shit you need
4: Execution
> do it
> profit????

In so many words, when in doubt, google and check youtube first.

>> No.10358058

>>10358013
I wouldn’t do a full transformer as my first cosplay if I were you. I’m a relatively seasoned cosplayer and making a costume of that scale still a daunting task. If you’re dead set on making a transformers cosplay, I suggest looking up twmjintbw’s (aka uberscosplay) old posts on an archive site like warosu.

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10358065

Is there some way to have a clear view of Ghost's tattoo? Some model perphaps?

>> No.10358067

>>10355315
Same anon here, I found a wig on amazon that has a widow peak hairline but it’s not a lace front. I think it’ll actually be a lot more easier ( and cheaper) with this wig since I’d have to worry about the lace dying with a lace front.

>>10358013
>>10358015
I’ve seen a lot of transformer costumes made for Halloween. Most people make them off of cardboard it seems. Cardboard is cheap and easy to work with, only downside is it’s not very durable.

>> No.10358070

>>10358028
>>10358058
>>10358067
Thanks for the advice guys! This will be some good stuff to help me make this cosplay work. The problem I've really been having is whether to use cardboard or EVA foam. I'd prefer the foam since I want to use this for multiple conventions in the next few years. Is eva foam beginner friendly to use, or will it need some prior practice to make things out of?

>> No.10358081
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10358081

Aspiring Mako cosplayer here I found a lot of good images and a good pattern for the coat but, I have some questions on the spikes.
What would be best to make them out of and how would I secure them to the coat? I have never used eva foam before would that be good? What thickness would I need and what would be the best way to cut the shape out of the foam?

>> No.10358105

>>10358081
Your best bet is to use foam unless you’re ok with using vinyl (it’ll look more like a stuffed toy than a real spike). For the large ones, you can get the premade foam cones for floral use, just be sure to cover it with worbla since floral foam is porous as fuck. The little ones can be made with 2 or 3 mm foam or foam clay if you have the sculpting skill.
To attach it, i would suggest cutting small holes into the bottom of each spike and putting one half of a sew in snap on the spike and the other half on the jacket. This allows for ease of transport and cleaning (just take the spikes off if you need to wash the jacket).

>> No.10358118

>>10354785
I think pink insulation foam might be better than eva foam for the organic shapes (the wood-like curvy thing), because you can sand and carve pink insulation foam more. Then for the other parts eva foam + pipes, clay for the really small details. for the spikes and cage-like thing you could use wire then wrap the wire in lightweight clay.

>>10355123
make a pattern for the tiara with paper. For the thin part i would most likely use worbla

>>10358070
don't use cardboard for this cosplay like another anon suggested, it will look terrible. Since you have never cosplayed before prepare to spend a lot of time redoing stuff because your first attempt might not always look good. Since it is a rather large & daunting costume i would focus on just the helmet first and perfecting that before moving on to the rest, this will make the whole thing a lot more manageable. eva foam is pretty beginner friendly, but you might have to practice a little bit for getting clean cuts and used to the material

>>10358105
tnt cosplay supplies and i think other stores actually sell eva foam spikes these days, i think those would be more durable than floral foam, and faster/nicer than making your own.

>> No.10358134

>>10358118
I checked and they would be good for the wrist spikes but, they aren't big enough for the shoulder spikes

>> No.10358558

Bought one of those fake silicone/latex dude chest thingies for crossplaying and I absolutely LOVE it... but it's slightly the wrong color. i want to exchange it for one that's closer to my skintone but in case they don't take returns is there any way to safely lighten it a little, like leaving it out in the sun?

>> No.10358561
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10358561

New to cosplay and prop/armor making. Trying to finish making a batman armor out of eva. Getting hung up on paints. I went too hard on the weathering for the parts actually painted so theyll be repainted.

Whats a good metallic black paint a kin to the N7 armor in mass effect?

>> No.10358564

>>10358558
It’s expensive but putting foundation over it and setting it with powder works.

>> No.10358593

>>10358564
different anon, but would body paint work the same?

>> No.10358594
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>tfw you’re waiting for a con to be cancelled by Coronavirus before crunching on a cosplay

>> No.10358597

>>10358561
Rub n Buff

>> No.10358864

>>10358558
Leaving it in the sun will make it darker/more orange, not lighter, my elf ears got that way after a bit. I painted them with acrylics but I'm not sure that would look good on your chest. There are techniques to paint latex and silicone prosthetics, you should figure out which one yours is made of and research specific products for that material, use "prosthetic" and/or "special effects" as search terms.
>>10358594
This isn't the feels thread

>> No.10359043

>>10348817
I've never had any boards like this make me feel any more self-conscious than I already was. I guess when I'm out at conventioins I'm always paranoid that something looks wrong or a part of my costume is falling a part, etc. However, I don't worry about being perfect because I always see my costumes (both each individual one and my costuming in general) as continually being tweaked and improved. I know my sewing/fabric work is hopeless so I need help/pre-bought stuff there, but my SFX makeup and prop making are damn good so I let that carry the costume. Also, DON'T COMPARE YOURSELF TO THE AWESOME STUFF YOU MIGHT SEE ONLINE! You know you shouldn't do that with your normal physical appearance, same rules apply here.

You said this is making you focus too much on how other people feel when they see it, but that has always been the most enjoyable part for me! I still feel good about my cosplay too, but I treat every convention like a performance for the people there. I've even selected costumes based on what I think others would be happy to see. Every time somebody asks for a picture I couldn't be happier, I feel like I'm a real Hollywood celebrity or something. Maybe my favourite moment from any convention was when a girl recognized my costume in from another convention about 4 months previous. For the most part, people don't notice/ don't care about the little rough mistakes, they just like seeing what cool stuff you did. When you see other people what do you notice and care about? Hopefully it tends to be positive.

So in summary: Do your best to realize it will never be "perfect", don't compare yourself to others, and just make the coolest thing you can and keep improving (cliche, I know). Also instead of letting other people's feelings ruin your fun, it should enchance it.

>> No.10359045

>>10358594
I'm in this exact position right now. I know this thing is killing people and I'm staying focused on people's safety but it's also getting damn inconvenient. Guess I just gotta work on it and save it for next time if things go belly up.

>> No.10359055

>>10349645
>>10349557
I also second this. I find that attaching stuff to/ slipping over canvas sneakers works well, especially high tops, since it's easier to stick stuff on with different methods. The soles are thin therefore less noticeable, and a pure black canvas shoe with black laces and the white rubber painted black (smooth rubber = easy to paint) makes for a great "hidden" base for your creation. You can even cut them up no problem. It really depends on what your shoes are supposed to look like though, but I'd rather take make a small appearance sacrifice since having your shoes fall apart will be a lot worse.

>> No.10359060

>>10350003
>>10350057
Yeah I've considered stuff like this as well and thought about the fabric idea too. Like twisting it may give it a corded look, and you could even wrap it around something (some kinda wire thing?) to make it less floppy. Seems tough without just finding actual rope though, I'm curious what ideas people have.

>> No.10359066

>>10359060
> and you could even wrap it around something (some kinda wire thing?)
A pool noodle??

>> No.10359067

>>10353765
Ragnar the Red
All seriousness, just play some memey songs, pop hits, old classics. It depends if you want to serenade the people or be more like a walking, talking, shitpost. As long as you aren't playing constantly and crazy loud I'm sure you won't be too annoying. It also depends what kind of con it is. There's a bit of a difference between an anime con and a comic con.

>> No.10359068

>>10359043
> Maybe my favourite moment from any convention was when a girl recognized my costume in from another convention about 4 months previous
That sounds incredible

>> No.10359070

>>10355450
I find eyeliner pencils and other makeup tools are handy to just freehand draw stuff like tattoos and markings.

>> No.10359076

>>10359068
It felt pretty good ngl. I love when people appreciate my costumes, but it also feels good to have your presence alone make someone smile (a bit pathetic, I know). I'm bursting at the seams with stories like that, like when little kids want to meet their favourite character. It makes my heart happy.

>> No.10359078

>>10359066
Maybe, you could even use just a strip of the foam so that it's firmer but not too big either. Seems like one of those things you'd have to try and see if it works.

>> No.10359095

>>10359076
Not pathetic at all. I feel the same way. This one middle schooler LOVED my Princess Tutu costume. She audibly gasped when I passed and told her mom how cool I looked. She took my picture, so I asked for one of her cosplay too. When she saw me walking around later, she smiled so big and waved to me. It made my heart so warm.

>> No.10359137
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I want to cosplay Mazinger Z, but not sure on how to measure body proportions (or where to start at all). This is the first cosplay I'm doing without help and don't need to do it perfectly but would like for it to at least look good. >Where do I start?
>What materials should I look into?
>How do I make everything flexible/comfortable enough for me to move around?
>Also, how realistic would it be to try to do another mecha/super robo/toku cosplay on top of that?
I'm planning on having it ready for halloween and/or next year for my local con.

>> No.10359384

>>10359137
>Where do I start?
See >>10358028

>>What materials should I look into?
EVA foam should be your primary material. Check out a beginner's guide to the rest of the tools and how to use them, but in short: respirator, primer, paint, sharp box cutter with spares and a sharpener, contact cement or barge, heat gun, and attachments like velcro. I recommend checking out Kamui Cosplay, Punished Props, Odin Makes, and Kinpatsu Cosplay.

>How do I make everything flexible/comfortable enough for me to move around?
That's kind of the name of the game. Cosplay is almost never comfortable. Especially with the type of costume you'll be wearing, you'll need a handler or to only put your helmet on for pictures. There's some other courtesy rules if you'd like to hear them.

>>Also, how realistic would it be to try to do another mecha/super robo/toku cosplay on top of that?
That's impossible at your skill level. If you really dedicate your time, you should be able to get it done by Halloween. Next year is a better flexible deadline.

>> No.10359418

>>10358864
>>10358564
Thanks so much!! Yeah, the seller said it would cost AS MUCH to return it as buying a new one so I'm stuck with it. I'll definitely try out the foundation idea for a temporary solution and look into other techniques.

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what kind of jacket is this/is there a good specific search term for this style? apologies if this is the wrong thread.

here's the item listing if it helps at all https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000268612673.html?gps-id=detail404&scm=1007.16891.96945.0&scm_id=1007.16891.96945.0&scm-url=1007.16891.96945.0&pvid=d3bc60ff-1bcc-4d7a-b44d-4a8c57449289

>> No.10359988

>>10359987
nevermind i'm fucking stupid, i think "hooded trench coat" may be the best option

>> No.10360148

Is there anyway to possibly save this cosplay sword. It's the first one I did and instead of using; 1. A dowel 2. Only 2 pieces of foam 3. A piece of foam large enough to cut the entire sword. I bought 9.8" squares of 9mm foam so I had to cute the blade on one square and the handle on the other. I also dont have a sander or dremel and have been using a set of sorta sharp knives to cut it all out and none of my 6 cuts (3 blade, 3 handle) came out the same exact size so I kinda cut off all the excess with above knives. I did use tacky glue to get it all to stick together but there are a lot of air bubbles that are visible on the sides (not that I care toooooo much about that) but as you can see I totally fucked the handle. I have sandpaper sheets but trying to sand this demon only really ripped my sandpaper sheets and didnt look like it was doing much. With cons being kinda cancelled in my area I have a lot more time to perfect the sword but I dont know if I should just start over or just buy a small hand sander and try to fix it (if possible). Thoughts /Cgl?

Imgur link of sword. (Can post more pics if necessary): http://imgur.com/a/iDEdQ95

>> No.10360164

>>10360148
Get a dremel, and use contact cement instead of tacky glue. Contact cement will not budge, the foam will rip before the cement does. You should also get a sharpener (ikea has one that's great) and sharpen your blade every 3-4 cuts, foam dulls blades like nobody's business.

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>>10347023

I want to make the grill part of a Kendo helmet. Preferably out of metal and with room for eyeglasses. Any suggestions or guides on how to go about it?

>> No.10360528
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I'm working on a cosplay of the Bubble Head Nurse from Silent Hill 2. To me, it looks like she's wearing a second face on top of her existing (possibly a mask, maybe just a weird growth) face - she has a baby- or doll-like face and then right underneath it there's a second bump which looks like her normal chin to me.
I'm currently thinking of constructing her head like this: I'd build the core of the side "wings" of her head from pieces of foam, get a cheap blank mask and modify it to sit higher than intended, exposing my real chin underneath, and finally top it all off with fabric.
The problem is that I suck at sewing and getting the fabric to fit onto this complicated structure would require way more sewing skills than I have. What do?

>> No.10360553

>>10360528
I would personally make it out of a stretch pleather and soft upholstery foam, the shape doesn't seem too complicated. Use a wig head padded to size with newsprint and painter's tape, pattern it out of paper adding darts at the top of the head to get the round shape, then cut out of the foam and cover it with the fabric.

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Forgive my extremely retarded question but I've never sewn a stitch in my life before. What pattern would I search for for this skirt? Is it just a simple circle skirt? Ignore the apron with the blue embroidery she's wearing on top of it, I'm just focusing on the skirt for now.

>> No.10360594

>>10360558
It's a pleated rectangle skirt in a thin cotton to avoid bulk at the waistband. You can see the pleats, and the trim at the bottom confirms that the hem is straight, not curved like a circle skirt.

>> No.10360766

never done any sort of eva foam work before, but I want to get into it. I was thinking maybe Link's gauntlet from BOTW might be a good place to start, since I can sew most of the rest of the costume. Anyone have a better reccomendation? Love me some MonHun, hoping to build up to Legiana armor

>> No.10360768

>>10360446
buy a kendo helmet? Cut out the grill?

>> No.10361008

>>10360446
Cheapest and easiest way would be EVA foam. Simple craft foam would probably work as well but might need some additional reinforcement. If you're dead set on using metal, you'll have to use glue to join the rods together unless you have access to welding equipment. I'd recommend going to your local hobby store and asking for thin metal rods or really thick wire, you should be able to bend that with simple metalworking tools, i.e. a couple of pliers and some heat.

>> No.10361060

>>10355123
For the tiara, does it need to be identical to that one? there're other versions:
https://gelbooru.com/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=5068123
https://gelbooru.com/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=4528600

>> No.10361180

>>10360766
Link's bracers are a good place to start imo since it'll teach you the barebones of armor making and doesn't require a lot of materials so it won't be expensive if you mess up and need to start over. You could also try making Cloud's pauldron, which is a more complicated shape but is an easy intro into making really curved pieces.

>>10361060
>there are different versions
>posts images of the same tiara
what

>> No.10361209

>>10361060
anon these are fan artists...

>> No.10361398

I'm looking for good ftm crossplay silicone chests that are less than $200. Anyone have ones they could recommend?

>> No.10361597

>>10361398
All the ones I've seen have come from Taobao. Don't know how to work the site myself, but check out the thread or Aliexpress.

>> No.10361735
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Long time normie, first time cosplayer from the old thread here. I'm almost done with my Carlos RE3remake costume, just need to sew some pouches on and wait for the gyms to open up again so I can lose 10 more pounds. How am I supposed to get my hair like this? Are there hair products that you guys and girls use, or do I have to use some sort of straightening iron thing? I was born with curly latin hair. Pic semi related, outfit progress.

>> No.10361796

>>10361735
Straightening iron, patience, a little hair spray.

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Can you paint bodysuits? I'm thinking about doing a plug suit Asuka cosplay and I don't want to just go the route of buying a shitty aliexpress suit but sewing a whole bodysuit would also be above my skill level so I'm considering buying a dance bodysuit like pic related in red and painting the details onto it. I've never painted a stretchy synthetic fabric before though so I have no idea how well the paint would take to the fabric.

>> No.10361888

>>10361861
You should get a bodysuit and sew pieces to it instead of paint.

>> No.10362037

>>10361861
Paint doesn't stretch, so it will crack when the fabric does and look horrible. Your best bet aside from sewing the pieces to it would be to use heat transfer vinyl with the same type of stretch (amount of stretch and direction(s) of stretch) as the bodysuit. Honestly, you'd be better off just finding a better quality suit if you're looking for something cheap and easy.

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>>10361861
You can paint bodysuits, you just have to stretch the fabric while painting it so the paint covers everything evenly. See pic related.

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>>10362044
Dumping this tutorial on making a skin-colored muscle suit, hope it helps.

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>>10362045

>> No.10362047
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>>10362046

>> No.10362066

>>10362044
Not the anon, but any specific type of paint? I typically hear people say that you should mix fabric medium

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>>10361060
I'm not sure what your trying to say, although I do have a guess that it's about what version of the tiara I'm going to make. The original tiara (with the black dangling teardrop) and the alternate tiara (with the sky blue dangling teardrop) are drawn differently. They sit differently on the head and the original one seems to be larger. So, to be clear I'm asking about how I should construct the Original tiara.

>> No.10362268

>>10362247
you should probably use thermoplast for this right? you'll be able to mold it to fit around your head.

>> No.10362286

>>10362268
I'm not entirely sure if by thermoplast you mean worbla, thibra, or something else entirely? I've ordered a small swatch of worbla black arts to see how well that goes.

>> No.10362294

>>10362066
According to the dragon lady, she used Jaquard brand lumiere and neopaque fabric paints, both of which list nylon and other synthetic fabrics as being suitable bases.
>http://www.breannacooke.com/tag/fabric-paint/

>> No.10362308

>>10362286
These are all thermoplastics, I'm not sure what anon meant. Worbla black should work fine, be careful not to burn yourself while molding it. You'll probably have to do a lot of priming and sanding to get a shiny surface like the reference though, unless you decide to glue a shiny material on top of your worbla base.

>> No.10362407
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10362407

Hey gulls! A friend and I are planning on getting an animal crossing group/meetup/photoshoot together for CCE (assuming it doesn't get canceled). I have two questions:

1) Does anyone have any tips for running a meetup/photoshoot/group? As acnh just came out we're expecting a good amount of people to sign up. I've been to big but poorly run meetups in the past (Homestuck) and I don't want this group to end up that way.

2) Does anyone have any tips for humanizing such stylized non-human characters for those who may have never done such a thing before?

>> No.10362473

>>10362407
I think a good way to start would be looking at what you disliked from previous meetups and try to address them. I've never hosted myself, but here's some things I know from communicating with large groups / have seen others do successfully.
>Everyone should be able to receive important event related notifications asap.
>Only one or two people should be delivering news en masse to the group. Keep it small otherwise people can get confused.
>have one person with a megaphone so that you don't strain your voice and can get everyone's attention
>google sheets are a great way (with one or two editors and view-only access to everyone else) to keep who's cosplaying who straight
>you'll get a lot more people coming if you allow more than one person to cosplay a character. Also it's fun, but ultimately up to you. Imo I think it prevents disagreements as well.
>Have a schedule for photo ops (ie. 5 minutes per group of characters, 5 for a group of the same character, and 15 min group shot at the end) Keep it moving and stay consistent to your schedule.
>Have a plan for how to stage the group shots so that it's not 30 minutes of stumbling around
>have a plan for if less people arrive than you anticipate
>have a plan for if WAY more people arrive than you anticipate
>DO NOT BLOCK WALK OR DOORWAYS

>2) Does anyone have any tips for humanizing such stylized non-human characters for those who may have never done such a thing before?
Check out pokemon gajinkas/cosplays. It's mostly an excerise in character design, but look at what makes a successful gajinka and try to emulate those aspects in your design. You don't want the horror that is a 1:1 interpretation, you just need enough elements from the original design to be recognizable and distinct. Look at Isabelle cosplayers. Her hair looks like puffy pool noodles, but they have interpreted it as fluffy curly blonde hair with dog ears. And it makes sense without being a 1:1 recreation.

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>>10347023

Is there a name for this kind of fabric that you can see through but others can't?

>> No.10362863

>>10362852
Any fine mesh will do that as long as it's close enough to your face. Use stretch if you want to make something that hugs your head like that, non-stretch if you're putting it over a hole in a helmet or that kind of thing.

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How would you guys go about making the arms while keeping it looking like candy? I've thought about stuffed fabric but i don't think it'd look particularly good, so i'm stumped

>> No.10363017

>>10362941
Definitely a foam core, and maybe a brushed on silicone to get the candy look?

>> No.10363036

>>10362852
Trust the furries on this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0aV8OpWolY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnyv8OCLIAQ

>> No.10363042

>>10362941
I agree with >>10363017 that a foam core would be best for flexibility and shape. Then, you should cover it with a primer to cover up that porous surface. Then, paint and gloss with a little glitter.

>> No.10363195
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so i bought this fabric on a whim to do a Sakura and/or Hinoka from Fates. But in person it’s really got a shine that I don’t like for the looks. I love the fabric - it’s really nice quality - and I got a lot of it. Any suggestions of other characters?

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>>10354646
Addendum.

Just found a 3D model for a Powerfist

I think I can reverse engineer this to a smaller hand for the left hand

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10363513

does any on have any tutorials or tips for making a nier 2b cosplay ?

I'm gong yo be making a 2p cosplay snd i know 2b was popular a while back so does anyone have any thing from then ?

>> No.10363594

>>10363195
Sakura Kinomoto from Card Captor Sakura (the outfit she wears in the intro or her prince outfit). Otherwise, there's Alice or the Queen from Pandora Hearts. Madam Red from Black Butler.

>> No.10363595

>>10363513
You should do a couple of google and youtube searches first for the general stuff, because it would simply be redundant to try and fail to describe what videos and tutorials with pictures can do better. If you have a more specific question however, we can answer that.

>> No.10363807

>>10363195
Save it for lining

>> No.10363838

>>10363513
Are you intoxicated? Serious question, because your post is a mess and you sound like you've put no thought into your question and decision.

>> No.10363898

>>10363195
the scarlet witch(mainly her comic looks), ed from fma (his jacket is big and red ), carmen sandiego, leonnardo da vinchi formal dress (fate ), there are also some miku moudels that are primarily red

>> No.10364014

>>10363807
This is the only right answer.

>> No.10364015
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>>10347023
Does anyone happen to know what shoes this woman is wearing?

>> No.10364030

>>10364015
If you want to know the exact shoes, the seller is noemiah on etsy. If you mean the style, they're called slingbacks.

>> No.10364039

>>10364014
>>10363807
Different anon, but why?

>> No.10364049

>>10364039
Because fabric that shiny looks cheap, especially under harsh convention lighting. It also has a tendency to emphasize any flaws made while sewing. It will look like a Party City-tier costume.

>> No.10364064

I've always wanted to do cosplay but I was too fat to feel comfortable getting into a costume without being weird, I lost a lot of weight last year and with the quarantine going on I feel like I can have time to explore a new hobby
Does anyone have any suggestions for a newbie?
I'm a 6'2 guy

>> No.10364089

>>10364064
google "easy" cosplay or buy one

>> No.10364102

>>10364064

No, no, no. First you pick something you like. Then you look up tutorials on how it is done. Then you decide whether you can be arsed to commit the required effort or not. And then you check for what tools and materials you have available.

>> No.10364105

>>10364064
Find a few designs you like, and if you want we can help you pick one that's beginner friendly

>> No.10364195

I'm making a cosplay where several pieces will be hanging off my waist similar to a tasset. To achieve this I was planning on wearing a belt with velcro on the inner portion and then letting the pieces hang with velcro-tipped elastic.

What would be the best way to attach the velcro strips onto a belt? The belt material looks too thick for my sewing machine to handle, even if the belt is made of fabric. Glue doesn't seem like it would hold that long with the heat and wear of my body constantly rubbing against it.

>> No.10364290

Anyone used herbal cigarettes or other sorts of fake cigarettes for the sake of a photoshoot? Not a smoker and have no intention of starting but my character is a smoker. I know honeyrose is a popular brand because it looks "realistic" but I heard they burn fast which isn't great for photo purposes

>> No.10364305

What's the best way to repaint a prop? Should I paint over the existing paint or try to sand the precious paint off?

>> No.10364314

>>10364305
What is it made of?

>> No.10364341

>>10364049
Ah, okay. How do you pick a good shiny fabric? Since my last blunder, I'm afraid of any type of material with a shine, but at some point I know that satin will be the best fabric for a costume.

>> No.10364342

>>10364195
Change your sewing needle to a heavy duty one and replace it after that way the glue can't gum up your machine. Hand crank it if you need to.

>> No.10364411

>>10364290
Shoop in smoke and you can get away with fake cigarettes.

>> No.10364422

>>10359987
i remember when scp used to be cool

>> No.10364423

>>10361735
desu i'd just keep the curl, It's got a lot of volume too it just like Carlos' and so long as you use a brush to get the part and direction the right way you're going to be unmistakable

>> No.10364425

>>10364341
You'll probably never need anything shinier than cotton sateen unless you're making like, a boxing robe.

>> No.10364433

>>10364314
Eva foam

>> No.10364478

>>10364425
Thanks!

>> No.10364694

>>10364341
If you're dead set on using satin look into full bridal satin, otherwise cotten sateen has a nice sheen and is your best bet, and is easy to work with. Other fabrics with nice sheen are dupioni and peachskin

>> No.10364730

I've been at a convention near my local town these past couple of years and I was in awe of some peoples cosplays, so I want to begin making some myself.

But where do I even begin? I am clueless and spooked for it looking like shit, total amateur.
How do I make armour? Weapons? How do I paint them? What material do I use? etc etc.

For referance, I saw someone cosplaying as Jorge from Halo:Reach and it looked amazing.

>> No.10364743
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>>10364730
Firstly the most important thing about a cosplay is that you have fun making it and feel good wearing it regardless of what other people might think. However, I know that it can be stressful when you first start because no one wants to look bad.

My advice is to start simple. Pick a character/ costume you want to wear but could be made out of items you find that can be altered here and there. For example, my first cosplay was the homemade spider-man outfit from Spider-man: homecoming. Because the outfit is supposed to look like it was made from thrifted pieces and other homemade stuff there wasn't really any stress in making it look good, because the end result just looked right.

the stuff that took a lot of work was the mask, but even then that was still a lot of sewing and finding creative ways to make things that looked like they fit. Non-traditional crafting items will be a big part of cosplay creation, it's all about what you can find and make work. for example, my goggles for the mask were sink pipe connectors that i filed down and hot glued to a mask i sewed down the middle. For the front i used mesh from an old pair of swim trunks and then cut out some half-circle shapes from an old plastic binder.

when it comes to armor and weapons, especially something as impressive as Mjolnir armor, you'll be using a lot of EVA foam or molds, which are progressively more and more advanced. definitely start with EVA foam. You'll need to find a pattern for the armor or make it yourself and then cut it out of EVA foam. depending on the thickness you may or may not need to warp it with heat so it curves to the dimensions of your body.

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>>10364743
Thanks for the reply!
Is EVA Foam basically 'Foam Rubber'? Because If I try to search for EVA Foam in my country it either redirects to that or becomes ludicrously expensive. Same material which is used in mattresses?

>> No.10364747

>>10364745
Here's a link to a crafts store in the states that sells the EVA foam I mean
https://www.joann.com/cosplay-by-yaya-han-eva-foam-sheet-24in-x-40in-x-2mm/16793614.html

usually the foam you will use will be between 2-10mm thick, of course it can be thicker but that depends on what you are making.

>> No.10364748

>>10364747
Thanks, not really in the states but still appreciate it!

>> No.10364761

>>10364745
EVA foam is denser than this, more like yoga mats or those puzzle piece floor mats they have in gyms and daycares

>> No.10364764

>>10364761
Oh, thanks.
They sell some 'Puzzle piece floor mats' at a local hardware store.

4x 61 x 61 x 1,2 cm for $/€15

>> No.10364841
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10364841

I'm a 5'4 male but I want to cosplay a canonically tall character is that okay? IO don't want to look weird or anything and I've only previously done short characters.

>> No.10364842

>>10364841
if your body has good proportions it shouldn't look weird. But if say, you have short legs and a long torso then it'll definitely be apparent.

>> No.10364844

>>10364842
Nah my legs are the tallest part about me my body is the shortest.

>> No.10364866

>>10364841
Just make sure to communicate this if you ever want to join a group shooting.

As a photographer I’ve run into this issue far too often.

>> No.10364884

>>10364866
i rarely ever do professional photos most are just random pictures with cosplayers I like. I have no friends to take pictures with anyways.

>> No.10364914

>>10364694
Thank you!

>> No.10364916

>>10364730
Do your research first. There's so much information made by experienced people out there that you're doing yourself a disservice by not looking into it. Youtube is an especially great resource. There's even "How To Cosplay" playlists that cover a variety of beginner topics. If you'd like to have it compiled in an easy to find place for you, experienced cosplayers like KamuiCosplay and Kinpatsu Cosplay sell books based on the subject for like $5-15. I believe Kamui is having a sale right now too.

>> No.10364918

>>10364730
I echo what >>10364743 was saying. Break down a big project into smaller chunks. No one is saying that you need to make everything by scratch in order to be a real cosplayer. A great way to start the hobby is by buying a premade costume and focusing your attention on one or two details (like styling the wig yourself of making a prop). Altering existing clothing (whether thrifted or store-bought) is a great way to learn how to sew. The moral is that you don't have to do everything 100% by yourself. Remember that you're a beginner and your projects should reflect that. So don't pick Doom Guy for your first handcrafted piece.

>> No.10364919

>>10364764
Just an FYI, EVA has no texture on it like floor mats do. This isn't much of an issue but be aware that you will need to sand down the textured part of the floor mat to get a smooth surface.

>> No.10364920

>>10364841
Who gives a shit? If you're going to have fun then do it. If everyone only did characters they looked like, the range would be so limited. Cosplay is about expression and transformation, not replication.

>> No.10364925

>>10364920
Yeah your right anon!

>> No.10364946

>>10364925
Go out and be great, anon!!

>> No.10364970

>>10364841
You should go for it. I've seen short women cosplay buff men before, so why can't you cosplay Kamina?

>> No.10365005
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10365005

i'm pretty new to cosplay, and new to makeup in general as i don't really wear it at all in daily life, so i honestly don't know much about it. i guess i know the basics (mascara, eyeliner, concealer and foundation) but its pretty low level knowledge.

do you have any tips for doing makeup that looks good in photos? and tips on making your eyes pop in a way that doesnt look weird and crusty like pic related... never been a fan of the white eyeshadow in the corners/undereye look :/ but that seems to be a majority of all the tutorials i can find online. i am getting circle lenses though.

oh shit one last thing. do you think i should just go with my natural brows? theyre kinda thick and arched which looks good (to me) lmfao but i worry it might look jarring when im dressed as an anime girl.

>> No.10365008

>>10365005
specific product reccomendations would be cool, too. sorry for asking such a newbie question.. i wanna look good though!

>> No.10365015

>>10365005
Knowing what kind of characters you like to cosplay would be really helpful.

In general, you'll want to be more heavy-handed with makeup in pictures than irl since you need heavy makeup for it to show up on camera (which is why Kardashian makeup looks great in pictures but jarring in real life). Circle lenses and false eyelashes will help your eyes pop without your eyes looking crusty.
Here are some basic tutorials to help you get started:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnaxtsQL3zs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hl5KPlXvKs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4ReitxiMWg

You also shouldn't limit yourself to cosplay makeup tutorials and also branch out to try and find some makeup channels with looks that you like or looks that could easily be adapted for a cosplay like this tutorial:
https://youtu.be/A-dNZofpHVs

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>>10365015
oh hell yeah, thank you for the tutorials + info, this is almost exactly what i had in mind! pic related are the characters im planning on doing (madotsuki, ayanami rei, and neferpitou) so i'm going for more of a youthful/cute look but not too over the top, as opposed to a more mature look for an older character.

i think falsies really would be a good idea, especially for madotsuki since i'd probably be posing with my eyes closed for pics.

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hey does anyone know to make the side skirt thinks stay puffy ?

>> No.10365297

>>10365286
A hidden internal structure like the ones in these posts:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd5jqOjB6RL/
https://istoria-n.tumblr.com/post/123609095563/open-front-hoop-skirt-tutorial

They just need to be modified so that the front and back are both open instead of just the front.

>> No.10365325

Going to try and make a wig out of "flames". Found a cool way to make the flames i think i can avoid screwing up, but what's the best way to construct it/stick the flames together in a way that will actually stay on my head? should i just buy a base wig, or work on it on top of a wig head and attach it to a headband, or what?

>> No.10365327

>>10365017
I am not the best with makeup by any means, but I want to say that the best thing, too, is practice your looks a ton! do a makeup test, and if you aren't happy with it, tweak it, and try it again. Best of luck! I bet you'll look great!!

>> No.10365338

I'm going to be making EVA foam armor for the first time and I want to know what adhesive is best to use. I've heard contact cement is the way to go. Any recomended brands, like weldwood?

>> No.10365373
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>>10365338
Most people (myself included) use barge.

>> No.10365378

>>10365325
First you'll have to tell us what the character is and how you plan on doing it.

>> No.10365383

>>10361735
unrelated but you're very handsome, grats

>> No.10365423
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>>10365297
Easier said than done, getting the shape in these tutorials relies on keeping the tension of different parts in balance, which would be entirely thrown off by also having an open back.
It's a little bit complex since the shape is so gravity-defying, but I would do these with 3 things: modified pocket hoops (green), pads to push the pocket hoops outwards (pink), and a mix of boning and interfacing to create the 'wings' (blue).
Pocket hoops are used in 18th century clothing to create bumps on either side of the hips, but your reference has a much smoother slope at the hips, so you'll need to make the upper bones of the hoops shorter so they jut out less. Using plastic boning is tempting since it's cheaper but use steel or reed, plastic will collapse and look like shit.
Now, pocket hoops on their own will sit with the inner portion directly against your legs, which isn't what's happening in your reference, so adding pads under them will push them outwards. These are just small pillows stuffed with batting and/or fabric scraps and attached to your waist. You may want to tack them to the inner section of the pocket hoops to keep everything in place.
Then, the 'wings'. You don't want them to fall limply beyond the pocket hoops, so they'll have to be stiffened pretty strongly. Boning along the edge is a good start, but the middle will sag if it's not also interfaced. You may have to experiment with how stiff you need it to be, keep in mind that the weight of the fashion fabric and the ruffles will change this. You may even have to make it fully rigid.
Lastly, you don't want any of this to show, so I would sandwich all of these structural parts between the fashion fabric and the lining. Since you have a jacket on top that covers the waistband, it may be possible to have the fabric parts slip over the structure like pillowcases and attach on to the waistband, to help in transporting and storing the costume.

>> No.10365562
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10365562

I'd like to put together a Min Min outfit. Most of it I've got a good idea on how to make or buy, but the top green armor piece I don't even know how to get started with. Any ideas?

>> No.10365563
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>>10365562
It's also got this back cinch that seems tough to create

>> No.10365570

>>10365286
>>10365423
As someone who has made an open hoop skirt, the balance is actually a lot better when the back is open as well, since it's much lighter and won't swing to the front, causing it to close. For the blue lines in that pic, I would recommend, if possible, to have boning and wire continuous at the top center points. This creates tension in the skirt to stay open and will provide more support. On the downside, it will also add a little more bulk at the top, so whatever ends up looking best. If you make enough support at these center points then you won't need pocket hoops.
For the softness, I would recommend sandwiching some ruffled petticoat netting and tulle under the top layer. Interfacing will be too stiff. Let me know if you have any additional questions or need me to draw stuff out!

>> No.10365598

I want to make a prop with stuff I got at home, which is foam and aquaplast.
However, I'm sure that I'm doing something wrong in applying the aquaplast. I could not find any tutorial in a quick google search, can anyone give me any pointers?
Thank you

>> No.10365601

>>10365563
>>10365562
For the parts of the vest that are padded I’d suggest thick quilting batting for the front, I used it for something similar and it was nice for a rounded, padded look. The back’s 3D parts you could use EVA foam covered in fabric since those are less puffy and round looking.

>> No.10365603

>>10365601
What are your thoughts on the outside material? It looks kind of plasticy to me, but it's probably easier to just find green fabric.

>> No.10365604

>>10365603
Stretch vinyl or spandex

>> No.10365606

>>10365604
Very helpful, thanks

>> No.10365718
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10365718

So I need to find a way to take polarized lenses like these to make them light up just enough to glow inside a helmet, but not enough to make my eyes visible.

Any suggestions?

>> No.10365729

>>10365718
glowsticks

>> No.10365733

>>10365729
Ehh, glowsticks might work, but they only last 10-15 minutes and I'd have to constantly replace them. Thats not ideal or cost effective

>> No.10365738

>>10365718
If you do LED lights or tea lights pointing outwards (you may need some sort of diffusing sheet if the light is too strong) then it shouldn’t light your face. The reflective light will likely be too low to be visible on the other side. Mirrored lenses will be even less visible on the opposite side.

>> No.10365778

>>10365378
the character is a humanized calcifer from howl's moving castle. the flames will potentially be made by reshaping cutouts of plastic dividers (i forget the specific name for them, sorry) using heat; I've tested it and it makes the material sturdier and more rigid. I was going to glue them together to form one solid piece, but I've never done something like this before, so it might be a way shittier idea than I'm currently realizing.

>> No.10365781

Do you think just straight up asking my parents for money for makeup would be awkward? I'm a dude, btw.

>> No.10365782

>>10365781
This site is 18+

>> No.10365783

>>10365782
...good point.
I might just be retarded.

>> No.10365786

>>10347023
*coughs*

>> No.10365820

>>10365778
Assuming you're trying to blend them into a wig, use a needle or toothpick to poke holes at the bottom when it's still hot. Then once cold, sew the flames into the lace tracks in the wig. Your idea is to blend the two seamlessly. Alternatively if you feel like the flames will be too big to withstand the weight, then poke them through the spaces between the wefts and attach them to a headband or something like that underneath using whatever adhesive sticks.

>> No.10365875
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10365875

Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong thread, but I have some "things" and I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion for characters I could use them to cosplay as since they currently gathering metaphorical dust.

I have:
*A purple fabric mermaid tail, kinda a violet purple
*A pair of fairy wings (pic attached)
*A navy and baby blue set of cats ears with big fluffy tail

>> No.10365887

>>10365875
Honestly those seem more suited for a Ren Faire than cosplay. How'd you end up with them originally? If you really never use them it might be better to exchange them for something you'll get more use out of at a convention swap meet.

>> No.10365889

>>10365786
COOF COOF

>> No.10365932

>>10365887
I bought them cos they're pretty, but if they happen to suit a particular character as well then why not?

>> No.10365933

>>10347023
Helping with coofs

>> No.10366125

>>10365875
Typically you choose a character and then make the wings according to the design but if you don't care, then just google "fairy anime character" or "cat anime character" and pick one you like.

>> No.10366273

>>10365338
>>10365373

Enjoy your poison.

>> No.10366275

Any tips for adding depth to black armour when painting it?

>> No.10366306
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>>10365932
The shape of the wings reminds me of those sexy gothic fairy statues that were popular in the 2000s more than anything. You could maybe work them into a Legend of Zelda Navi cosplay if you put together a blue outfit and have a little "Hey listen!" sign.

>> No.10366307

>>10366273
You know you're not supposed to eat it right

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>>10365383

>> No.10366333

>>10366306
Cheers, thank you! I'd forgotten those things existed.

>> No.10366366

>>10365383
agreed. 10/10

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10366406

any ideas on how to tackle the scales/3D aspects of this dress? every version I’ve seen looks clunky and weird.

>> No.10366413

>>10366406
>>10366366
>>10366307
>>10366306
>>10366273
>>10365889
>>10365875
>>10365786
>>10365783
ACOOF

ACOOF COOF

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10366429

I'm layering armor pieces of 5mm foam on top of a 5mm base. Should I cement the pieces together and then heat form them or vice versa

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10366431

>>10366406
I did this dress a few years ago with sewn separate fabric scales but there was a tutorial someone made a while back using cut out scales from hard clear plastic from binders. Might not be totally comfortable but you can head mold and paint them without worrying about frayed edges.

>> No.10366443

>>10365820
Thank you so much!

>> No.10366453

>>10366406
You could use a solid non-shiny or little shiny base color for each scale, then add a organza overlay, sew the scallops in rows. It'd be a bitch and a half to to do all of those rows on top of the dress though. Otherwise you could airbrush a piece of fabric with the colors and scallop outlines and then use an organza overlay.

On a side note, I love her outfits in the game.

>> No.10366454

>>10366429
Cement pieces together first. Matching the heat formed pieces afterwards seems like unnecessary work.

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>>10347023
Hey this isn't my home board sorry if I'm fucking up this seems like the right thread. Can anyone tell me what the long piece of fabric is called that goes over this person's shoulders with the emblem. I'm going to a ren fair for the first time in the fall and I really want to be a knight I know how to see but want to look up more of these things for inspiration.

>> No.10366518

>>10366429
It's going to be really hard to heat form a multi layered piece. But it'll be harder to match the pieces together after individually heat forming then. If the only reason you wanted those layers was for those lines, you could have made then with a dremmel or a soldering iron onto a single layer.

>> No.10366655

>>10366454
>>10366518
thanks for the input

I actually have enough 10mm foam to make another chest piece so once I get my hands on a dremel I'll go ahead and try using that to carve out the details instead. I never would have thought to try that so thanks anon!

>> No.10366916

>>10363248
Can you link me to the powerfist 3d model?

>> No.10366936

>>10366515
tabard?

>> No.10366939

anyone know a reliable site where I can purchase a replica weapon? specifically a replica western revolver? I've seen a few of these sites but they're all pretty sketchy and out of date. the only site I trust, Historical Emporium, has a very limited selection.

>> No.10366942

>>10359384
I'm late on this but thank you anon! I'll start on that. What are the courtesy rules you speak of?

>> No.10367094

prime and then heat form foam or vice versa?

>> No.10367120

>>10367094
Form first, then prime. Going over foam with your heat gun will close some of the pores in the surface, making it smoother and less absorbant, so it'll save you work and materials.

>> No.10367135

>>10350003
See this as an absolute last resort but; curtain ropes look somewhat similar too?

>> No.10367174

>>10367120
got it, thanks anon

also how many coats of cement is good to use? i put three on yesterday but would two work fine?

>> No.10367232

>>10366453
>>10366431
thank you!
with the organza suggestion - and i think im just reading it like an idiot - the individual scales would be colored and then a single color for the organza sheen or vice versa?

>> No.10367258

>>10367174
I don't know what primer you're using so I can't say.

>> No.10367297

>>10366942
>If you cannot or have limited movement and visibility, you need a handler. A handler is someone who can safely guide you and help you take your costume on/off for bathroom use and etc. Make sure to thank them for their time with lunch or something.
>Do NOT go into crowded areas with a big obtrusive costume. Your costume will get destroyed from people bumping into you or you will hurt someone else. This includes crowded hallways, artist alley, vendor's hall. The best place to wear a costume like this is for outside meetups and big open spaces like the center hall an hour or two after opening once the crowd has settled. People tend to gather in one spot for picture taking so that's where you want to be!
>When crafting your outfit, have attachments in mind! You don't want your costume to be one wear and then having to cut yourself out.

>> No.10367301

>>10367232
>the individual scales would be colored and then a single color for the organza sheen
Yeah, that was the idea. Probably a shimmery light blue or white I guess?

>> No.10367349

>>10367174
>cement
Are you using contact cement as primer? Why would you do that?

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