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Time for a new help thread. Old thread: >>10021835
What are you stuck on?

>> No.10047494

>>10047111
if you wanna make a large pony tail like this,you should start with a foam base to get the general shape that you want and from there you can "coat" the foam with wig fibers to give the illusion that you have a whole ponytail under the first layer of "hair"

>> No.10047497

>>10047491
My clear coat faded some paint underneath on a piece made of plastic. Has this happened to anyone else? How can I prevent this from happening.

The two paints (the main color and the clear coat) were both of the same brand and it faded both glossy and matte finishes.

>> No.10047525

i bought a cheap wig and the top of the wig is kind of pointy? how can i fix it so its not as pointy.

>> No.10047526

>>10047525
Heat it up and press it down
With a blow drier, steamer etc

>> No.10047551

>>10047494
How would it attach, do you think? I wonder if I glue the foam base around the short base wig ponytail, and THEN coated it in the fibers from there. But...if anything were to happen with it detaching, it’d be a mess to reposition the base wig fibers without taking the whole ponytail off and re-flying. Eventually I imagine that would become ugly.
I don’t think a regular alligator clip would be strong enough.

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>>10047551
Ah, I just saw the last thread’s reply. I did a regular ponytail wig once before and the sew-in clips worked even with my shirt hair, but the wig was still hell to wear all day. Maybe with this one being up high and not low it won’t hurt as much?

And actually, I take back my last comment. Maybe I could make the ponytail with the foam base, attach it, and have a separate strip of fiber-coated felt to wrap around where they attach. That would cover the ugliness. I just don’t understand her hair lol.

>> No.10047558

>>10047551
Look at Cowbuttcrunchies' tutorials, Regan is a master of wigs

>> No.10047659
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10047659

What materials should I use to make Tokoyami's head? I want to avoid using feathers and furs since I want to keep it stylistic. I'm considering using EVA foam for the base.

Also, how should I construct the head? I've cosplayed object head characters in the past so I have a good idea on how to make the head but it feels like I should treat it as if I'm making a fursuit (and I have no experience with that). If it helps, I want the beak to be movable.

>> No.10047797

>>10047659
You can find an eva foam head pattern for tokoyami on etsy, it was quite useful. You can use some rivets to make a movable jaw?

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10047870

can someone please help me figure out how to do this monstrosity of a wig

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10047871

>>10047491
What can I use for make up (pic related)? Never done anything similar. My skin color is like coffee milk but a bit lighter I think.

>> No.10047880

>>10047870
Lacefront, tie the back up and sew on extra wefts to hide the seams. The bun... maybe do foam core?

>> No.10047889
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10047889

The chest piece/glove here have some padding that I'm not sure how to approach. My instinct is EVA foam, but will it look too flat?

>> No.10047892

>>10047889
Maybe carve the pieces out of the green foam that’s at Joanns (idk what it’s called officially) and then cover with stretch fabric? Looks like a life jacket. I think they are foam with neoprene or something but you don’t have to go that hard obviously

>> No.10047899

>>10047892
That green foam is called floral foam, and that's a terrible idea. The first time someone bumps into him that foam will dent like a motherfucker.

>> No.10047906

>>10047899
No the flexible kind by all the batting and pillows and stuff. Not that styrofoam. It’s green.

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10047967

Is there any place that sells a good Chrom or is it better that I just make one from scratch?

>> No.10047975

>>10047497
Sounds like the coat under the clear coat hadn't fully set/cured yet. If this is spray paint, the outside humidity/temperature are big factors in how long it takes paint to cure. Above 70% and it's just not going to happen. Even though the can may say 30-45 minutes between changing colors, you may want to wait overnight.

>>10047889
Since the belt over the chest doesn't push into it, I'm thinking it's more armor than padding? I'd look at using some form of thermoplastic and covering with a stretch fabric.

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10048358

White Diamond anon here from the last thread, I just had a thought. I was thinking of adding LEDs to the inside of her cape (sandwiched between two layers of fabric) and using clear pieces over some of the stars in order to give some brightness to her outfit.

My questions are:

- What type of LEDs should I use?
- Can I use clear vinyl for the stars or is there a more suitable material?
-

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>>10047491
I wanna cosplay a character that cheated but lost anyways.Any ideas?

>> No.10048391

>>10047892
Oh, I think you're thinking of upholstery foam? That should be firm enough.

>>10047975
I like your idea as well. If it's just armor it makes thinks easier.

Thanks for the input

>> No.10048455

>>10047871
Ben Nye, Snazaroo, or any other type of face paint. Use a very light gray to contour and bring life back into your face.

>> No.10048456

>>10047871
>>10048455
The homestuck community will have really good references on these, but any colored facepaint tutorial will be helpful.

>> No.10048476

>>10047870
This wig certainly is a beast. I think Arda's Chibi Classic in Salmon (which is on sale for $20 rn) would be a good place to start. I know you don't need ponytails, but the pulled back look + bangs is definitely going to help with your style. Here's how I would do it:
>bunt cut half of the bangs
>Brush back the other half of the bangs to blend in with the rest of the hair like you would to your own head when making a ponytail
>Undo the Chibi's ponytails and pull them to the back to create that low bun look. Secure with hairspray and flower clip. There will be extra hair to chop that off, making sure to blend the hair. When doing this, try to make that seam on the back of chibi's head look natural and less tightly pulled ponytail.
>Using the leftover hair from the ponytails or additional wefts, wrap the hair around a foam core flat block
>Swirl the end pieces around the visible parts of the foam block to disguise it, ensuring to keep a natural look.
>Insert the hair chopsticks and additional accessories.
I hope that helped. Good fucking luck, dude. That looks really hard.

>> No.10048477

>>10047906
It's floral foam and it 100% dents with the slightest touch.

>> No.10048479

>>10047967
Sounds like you'd have to see it for yourself to determine that, friendo.

>> No.10048491

>>10048477
Please stop being retarded, I’ve used it before to make Totoko’s idol fish head from Osomatsusan. It’s NOT floral foam.

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10048514

>>10048491
It's just upholstery foam.

>>10048477
Anon, did you try to use floral foam in place of upholstery foam? Please show us the results if you did. This I have to see.

>> No.10048594

>>10047906
upholstery foam/mattress foam, but yeah you should use eva foam for this.

>>10048358
I would use basic fairy lights and then use two layers of black sheer curtain fabric

>> No.10048639

I am slowly starting to work on my first cosplay, I am already average at makeup and know where to find good wigs and color contacts.

But I want to start with a bought cosplay instead of making it, So I can get the feel of it before I invest creating one because I have almost 0 experience with it.

So any tips for a noob like me?

>> No.10048669

>>10048639
I love how you can write 3 lines without even remotely indicating what you're looking for.

>> No.10048673

>>10048639
Idk if you want to buy a costume go ahead, what do you want us to tell you? Just look at reviews and double check the sizing

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10048716

>>10048639
>So any tips for a noob like me?
Don't buy from Milanoope.

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10048729

>>10047659

If you want the beak to be moveable, what you do is have the top part of the beak be stationary but have a separate, smaller 'lower jaw' piece that you fit into place on your chin, such that when your mouth is closed the beak is closed and when you open your mouth to talk the beak downs the same.

I didn't make pic related, but this is one I saw at a con earlier this year. Maybe it will give you some ideas.

It looks like what they did was use smoothed down hair for most of the bird head, transitioning to feathers at the back for effect.

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10048761

>>10047797
>>10048729
Thank you, anons! I'll keep that in mind. I like the ideas for the beak. And would paperclay be a good choice for the beak or should I stick with foam?

>It looks like what they did was use smoothed down hair for most of the bird head, transitioning to feathers at the back for effect.
I was thinking about doing that but with stylized feathers, like pic related (not mine and I can't find a completed pic of it). Not sure if I'll go with that yet because I don't want the head to look busy.

>> No.10048817

>>10048669
My special talent!

Let me explain more to make more sense of myself! I am looking for some tips and tricks where to look at when buying cosplay and what stores are recommend and what stores should I avoid. Are there common mistakes new cosplayers fall into that I could avoud?

Hopefully this explains a little bit more haha

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10048856

>>10047491
is it racist/blackface if i get a tan to cosplay tanned anime girls like pic related?
is tanning racist

>> No.10048861

>>10048856
Nah it's fine as long as you can reach that color naturally. Also be careful not to get skin cancer

>> No.10048869

>>10048761
I would use stylized spikes without the feather indentations or markings, seems the best to maintain the anime look

>> No.10048878

>>10048639
>>10048817
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk_-oSpRp3Q

>> No.10048977
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10048977

Hey guys,
So I'm currently helping my boyfriend building a Gang Orca cosplay, especially he want me to build a jaw that can be opened just like in the picture with some Red LEDs on the eyes.
I can totally do the LEDs but I have no clue how should I do this moving jaw, I was wondering if servomotors would be enough to make it move or if i could use straps to attach on my bf's head in order to open the jaw when he opens his.

Do you have any ideas or tips to give me to do this ? Thanks !

>> No.10049072

Has anyone built a Yu-Gi-Oh duel disk before? I'm building one for a friend but not quite sure how to go about it. I was planning to do something with cardboard for the weight, but I'm not sure if it'll be sturdy enough. Anyone else have suggestions or experience?

>> No.10049156

>>10049072
Legit would just get a pepakura file and make it out of the pvc sheets they sell at hobby stores. Idk how thick they sell them at though. Maybe beveled and sanded eva foam is better? Anything but cardboard.

>> No.10049178

>>10049156
>>10049072

PVC sheet would work. I would look into PVC sheet + EVA foam for the details on top, seems like the best combination IMO.

just please, do NOT use cardboard. straight foam will not be stable enough for the wing part, so you need some sort of stabilizing material under it (like a PVC sheet)

>> No.10049187

>>10048817
>>10048639

you're above me with good wigs and color contacts, and I make my own stuff lole.

What you're asking for is very generic to the point of being useless. Different stores have different quality of cosplay, as in a single store can have a good X character but a shit Y character. You need to look for specific designs/models.

If you actually want to get into making cosplay, I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend you start with modifying existing clothing to suit your need. Go to Goodwill or any thrift store with an open mind (ie. I went looking for either a large, cheap leather jacket for Ryuji from P5 or a pin striped suit for Shuicihi from Drv3. Found no jackets, but found a suit so I did Saihara). A huge amount of characters can be done by just modifying existing clothing, adding new things, etc. Look at tons of concept art to see what you are going to need.

Also, bought cosplays will not help you teach how to make cosplays. I guarantee you that. The way they make them is completely different and they use equipment that a beginner does not need/have/can afford. Additionally, the fabric is generally shit (like the shit you see on Party City costumes because, lo and behold, it's not high quality), unless you want to shell out big bucks. They rarely fit well. Just... no.

>> No.10049192

>>10049187
>They rarely fit well
I have plenty of casual cosplaying friends who buy online and it just works because they're flatt or plain below average with little curves. If you're busty or big, or have an ass- there's when you have problems.

>> No.10049479

>>10049192
In this case you'll probably want to get a larger size to fit your bust/ass and take in the parts that are too big. If you're not confident doing it yourself find a seamstress in your area that does alterations.

>> No.10049895

Preferred brand of sturdy, non control-top skin tone dance tights for a leotard cosplay?

>> No.10050991

>>10049156
>>10049178
Alrighty, avoiding cardboard! Thanks for the tips, I've only really built masks before so actual props are a new thing for me. Look slike I can get some PVC sheets pretty cheap around me, so I'll dig up a pepakura file and design it through that. Thanks for the tips!

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In what color should I a buy a wig for pic related?
Black or some kind of very dark purple?
what do you gulls think is safest/best bet?

if it matters, my skin is more golden than cool toned btw.

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>>10051471
I'd actually think maybe a deep navy color would look best and even contrast against your skin tone, making it appear darker as well.

>> No.10051669
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10051669

Sorry if this is a dumb question but these shoes are perfect for a cosplay I'm working on the only problem is they don't come in white, so I was planning painting them white.

I was wondering if the glitter texture on the shoes would cause a problem, and if so, is it possible to remove the glitter texture before painting somehow?

>> No.10051685

>>10051669
I've used a nail file on glitter before. But its a bitch. Sandpaper maybe.

>> No.10051699
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10051699

>>10051669
Lol are those... Ralph and russo knockoffs

>> No.10051755

>>10051471
>for pic related?
I'd use black or an extremely dark purple. Your best bet is black though. And I don;t think navy will look good with a golden skintone...

>> No.10051795

4chan, newfag here. I wanna go to a local Japan theme festival and want to cosplay. Never cosplayed before so looking for ideas for something simple and easy. I’m male and very fit, thinner build. Ty

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>>10051795
Luffy from one piece is pretty hard to fuck up.

>> No.10051893

>>10051471
Black, or a very dark plum
>>10051669
You could put a layer of glue to fill in the texture but it seems risky. Maybe acetone to unglue the glitter?

>> No.10051895

>>10051669
Could one of these be a suitable replacement?
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Arrival-Awesome-Pink-Silk-Metal-Stiletto-High-Heel-Shoes-Women-Fancy-Metal-Branch-Decoration-Thin/32801779363.html
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Summer-Elegant-Pumps-Sweet-Sexy-Thin-Heeled-Female-High-Heels-Shoes-Pointed-Silk-Dress-Metal/32794275940.html
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/D-Henlu-2017-New-Women-Pointed-Toe-Pumps-Silk-Thin-Heel-Metal-Chain-Shallow-High-Heel/32817659428.html
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/HZXINLIVE-Wedding-Shoes-Bride-Elegant-High-Heels-Shoes-Woman-Metal-Leaves-Brand-Satin-Heels-Stiletto-Pumps/32879976318.html
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/EOEODOIT-Women-Fashion-Sexy-Metal-Heel-Shoes-Stiletto-High-Heel-Pumps-Pointed-Toe-Satin-Party-Wedding/32941775967.html
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Arrival-Awesome-Pink-Silk-Metal-Stiletto-High-Heel-Shoes-Women-Fancy-Metal-Branch-Decoration-Thin/32859093454.html

>> No.10051911
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10051911

Anyone know where I might find a high quality coat to use for Aoi from GitS SAC?

>> No.10052312

What is the best for cosplay: having a makeup that look good irl, or something that look good on pictures?

( I can't look good in hd photos with my skin and other stuffs). A girl without meiku asked me why I wear so much makeup ( for cosplaying jojo, I'm more lighthanded for other cosplay universe ) I just said to her that I have a moon face ( I do have one). Another one said she didn't like my makeup and hers look better irl than on picture . I have a lot of fun doing my face but I need to know what other anon think about this subject.

>> No.10052331

>>10052312
>What is the best for cosplay: having a makeup that look good irl, or something that look good on pictures?

Depends what you're doing. Going to a comic-con -> makeup that looks better IRL. Only photoshooting -> makeup that looks better in pics. Learn Photoshop and any good makeup irl can get good in pictures too.

>> No.10052779

>>10048455
>>10048456
Thanks for the tips. I've managed to get a hold of a white pan-cake, is it good for this?
Unfortunately, I couldn't find the products you suggested locally and the con is next weekend.

thanks for helping

>> No.10052889
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10052889

>>10048856
>is tanning racist

What? If you're not wearing blackface and can tan, are you a racist?

>> No.10053122

>>10048856
wtf
no, it's not racist to cosplay black/tanned characters

>> No.10053236

>>10052331
Thank you ! I look good on potatoes camera at least

>> No.10053434

>>10048977
You'll want the fursuit community for this
>https://www.deviantart.com/spiritofthewild/art/Foaming-a-Head-with-Moving-Jaw-106662819
Try search terms like "fursuit moving jaw" or "fursuit articulated jaw"

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10053696

Crossplaying her, but as a dude I really have no idea what the little blue thing is in her hair. Doesn't quite look like a metallic clip or something.

Stupid question, I know, but can anyone help me out?

>> No.10053711

>>10053696
looks like a barrette of some sort. Or, two barrettes.

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Does anyone have any recommendations for characters that have oiran-style hair? I really want to make something intricate as a headpiece but the only one I've found is Sheryl's oiran figurine and her outfit is gross and crotch-baring.

>> No.10053918

>>10053860
I think Yuuko from xxxHolic/Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle has a few outfits where she wears her hair like this

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10053951

>>10053860
>>10053918
pic is almost exactly the same shape of hair

>> No.10053953

>>10053860
Orochi from fire emblem

>> No.10054028
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10054028

Is there any possible way to do this jello skeleton effect? Right now my only idea is to forget about the skeleton part and just do blue LEDs and call it a day.

>> No.10054077

>>10054028
I don't know of a way to convincingly fake it but if it was possible it would be awesome.

>> No.10054082

>>10054028
>>10054077
You could paint it in trompe-l'oeil but it would only work from one specific angle

>> No.10054198
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How do I make something similar to the the sleeves and pant legs? What this style is called would also help so I can look it up.

>> No.10054207

>>10054198
Puffed and slashed is what it’s called, also looking up lanskenekt (probably spelled that wrong) historical renactors should give you everything you need.

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10054211

>>10054198
The keyword that will help you search is landsknecht or "slashed trousers"
Luckily there are tons of historical resources, and the larp thread here can probably provide specific ones that are better than others.


I asked this in the last thread too, but it died before any replies. I'm making the Lumu armor from MHW and wanted tips on patterning or making the neck ruff so that it could have the best 'heart' type shape.

>> No.10054953

>>10054211
I'm seeing two half-circle-shaped tubes (made of fur, filled with stuffing), cut at an angle at the ends to fit together into the V-shaped heart.

>> No.10055125
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I'm looking to make John Marston's Red Dead 2 outfit and I'm able to find, alter, or make almost all of it except for the vest. I was able to find out that it's the same vest as Robert Redford in Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, but that hasn't given me much extra info.
Is there anywhere I can get a brown leather string-tie vest with shawl lapels or am I gonna have to get it custom made?

>> No.10055495

>>10055125
what's your budget? this one looks decently accurate but it's expensive since it's real leather: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mens-Kobler-Hand-Tooled-Leather-Vest-Western-Style-Brown-XXL/323590620441

>> No.10056040

>>10055495
My budget could potentially fit it, but at that price, only if it was a perfect no-extra-work version of it.
I guess if it doesn't require tooling or anything fancy, I just need to try making one myself.
Thank you for your find!

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>>10054028
It would be 2d, but maybe you could make use of an infinity mirror effect?

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10057698

Does anyone know what type of tutorial I can use to get the ring of light around this sword? I’ve seen people selling glasses with LEDs (probably made out of acrylic) at cons but I’m not sure if they have an official name.

>> No.10058370

>>10057698
That would be laser-cut acrylic

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10058988

What is this thing called and where can I find one?

>> No.10058990

I have a con coming up super soon (MAG on the 3rd) and my cosplay could use some colored contacts. Problem is I have 20/20 vision and never needed contacts, so not only would I need to get the information needed to get contacts to begin with, but I'd also need to find a trustworthy/reliable site that could make them in time.
Is it even worth the effort or should I just forego that bit?

>> No.10058991

>>10058988
It’s a ruffled shirt, or a jabot.

>> No.10058997

>>10058990
Honeycolor, PinkyParadise, and Uniqso are pretty reliable sites that sell plano (ie no prescription) contacts. However, contacts are a small enough detail that they're among the last things you should feel obligated to add to your cosplay -- especially if you have dark eyes (at that point, it's a crapshoot on whether or not the contacts will show up against your irises - half of mine are barely visible from a few feet away unless you know that I'm wearing them).

If you end up ordering from one of those sites, some of them don't require a prescription, so you'd be able to just order 0.00 contacts and have them shipped immediately. I'd also recommend meeting with an optometrist on how to practice putting in and caring for contacts.
>for reference, the first time I got contacts (for prescription), it took me nearly two hours in the optometrist's office to practice getting them in and taking them out, and that was *with* professional guidance

>> No.10058999

>>10058990
IIRC most colored contacts are not prescription, in fact it's harder to get prescription ones. You do need to get am eye exam (for ocular size)

>> No.10059109

>>10058997
My rule of thumb is: if the character has normal colored eyes, don't even bother. No one gives that much of a shit and contacts can become an impediment to the flow of a con day to the untrained eye. On the other side of the coin, if they're important to the character but very abnormal (ie. Mina from BNHA), wear with caution and for limited amounts of time.

>> No.10059314

My one step buttonhole foot on my Brother isn't feeding properly. It's creating a glob of thread on the underside of the fabric. I'm using tear away interfacing. My steps are:

1. Put buttonhole foot on
2. switch to buttonhole stitch
3. pull down and back the buttonhole lever
4. begin the stitch

It's either creating a glob of thread (by not pulling the fabric forward) or it's making the left side of the buttonhole perfect and the right one way too spaced out.

I fiddled with it for 3 hours yesterday and the stupid piece of shit just isn't working. Watched some videos online, they don't help. They don't specify tension, width, or length which I think is the problem.

>> No.10059428

>>10059314
Which model Brother is it specifically? I've had a couple of types of Brothers in the past and each type has its own """quirks""" when it comes to buttonholes

>> No.10059475

>>10058370
Thank you! I’ll see if I can get some results with those keywords.

>> No.10059599

>>10059428
I got the ST531HD. It's annoying as shit when I want nice results because it doesn't work right half the time

>> No.10059628

>>10058997
>>10059109
>>10058999
Noted.
The character in question has wine-red eyes, so I'm debating if it's important enough to go through all the effort or if I should just forego it since it's not a regular eye color but it's also subdued enough to not be a defining trait

>> No.10059634

Here’s a reallt weird question. I just printed a breastplate on my 3D printer out of PLA but I forgot to add in some beveled edges and a few details. What should I use to build ontop of the print to make these? I’ve been thinking apoxie sculpt or foam + thermoplastic.

>> No.10059635

Here’s a reallt weird question. I just printed a breastplate on my 3D printer out of PLA but I forgot to add in some beveled edges and a few details. What should I use to build ontop of the print to make these? I’ve been thinking apoxie sculpt or foam + thermoplastic.

>> No.10059650

>>10059599
Yeah, Brother machines with lots of stitches have a nasty birdnesting problem. In my experience they struggle to feed thicker fabrics through properly (I've had that trouble with something as light as cotton drill, so when I say thicker I mean thicker than a single layer of poplin or some shit). The best advice I can give is
>Clean the bobbin case of lint like you've got OCD
>Clean your feed dogs out, and potentially oil them to
>Use really thin thread, if you're happy to splash out go for the proper silk buttonhole thread like Gutermann make
>Stick to a lower speed so go slow so you can help it through with your hands
>For thicker fabrics, press the shit out of the surface you want the buttonhole on first, just to get them softer rand flatter
>For tension, double check it's still good by straight-stitching with the buttonhole foot on first, the extra downwards push it puts on fabric doesn't help, you want it as close to perfect as possible, too tight helps the birdnesting, to loose and the satin stitching comes out puffy and weird
Beyond that it's a crapshoot for those machines

>> No.10059744

>>10059628
I'd skip the contacts and edit the photos if it's important to you
>>10059635
You can glue foam onto PLA with the right type of glue, but it may slightly melt the PLA so be careful. I'm afraid the thermoplastic won't stick though. The apoxie sculpt might stick based on the amazon product description but I haven't used it so I can't confirm.

>> No.10059857

>>10059650
Thanks for the advice

I've been trying to make buttonholes for a drawstring on a hoodie and just gave up and got an eyelet kit. The fabric did seem like it would be iffy with it, though. Guess I'll cross that buttonhole bridge when I get to it.

>> No.10060185
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10060185

currently preparing to make a cosplay for pic related, what have you guys found to be the best way to make armor?

leaning towards EVA foam, but i've always hated the texture (might use plastidip like someone on youtube did)

>> No.10060204

>>10059634
thermoplastic works, eva foam bevels, anything honestly. You can glue it on with superglue

>>10060185
theres a lot of ways to make armor, none of them are perfect and none of them can be decided for you, as many people personally make a choice on what they prefer or like to work with. Try it out.

>> No.10060246

>>10060204
is it more about achieving a certain look when choosing material or just about preference?

if it's the former i'll just look into more reference images/tutorials of diff methods

>> No.10060285
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10060285

>>10047491
Hey do you guys have any idea, how hard it would be to make a full body suit for a Kamen rider, asking for a friend

>> No.10060321

>>10060246
NAYRT, but preference and cost. Thermoplastics lend themselves better to weird shapes, but they're also costly and take more time to finish (coating, sanding, etc), and it's easier to fuck up the look of worbla armor if you're new to it.

>> No.10060371

>>10060285
Would be better with a reference pic but generally bodysuits are higher difficulty, I assume you're a beginner at sewing?

>> No.10061477
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10061477

>>10053860
Daru Dayu from Show By Rock, but her kimono is kinda similar to that Sheryl so idk if you’ll like it.

How would a wig anon make this ear-like pieces of hair? My ideas were:
1) use the same method I use to make ahoge and gel the shit out of them while they’re fastened into the shape I want and wait overnight
2) sew those Christmas ribbons with the wire piping on the edges on the wig netting and then coat them in the hairs
But the real problem is I don’t want it to look flat and weird from too many angles. Should I make them more like tubes than flat...? Or does anyone know a character with similar ear hair chunks I can borrow inspiration from?

>> No.10061485

>>10061477
Tease the inner section of hair and layer unteased hair on top.

>> No.10061486

>>10061485
Will that hold with how long they are?

>> No.10061586

>>10061486
Nayrt but it depends on the fiber and adhesive. If you don't think that will be enough, you can make a structure to go under. Get floral wire, twice the length from one end of one "bunny ear" to the other over the top of the head and make a loop, you can cover where the ends meet with tape to avoid scratches. Thread it through the wig so it's under the net at the top of the head and comes out on either side at the base of the bunny ears. Make the shape of each bunny ear in foam with a hollow part to put the wire loops in. Paint them in a color close to the wig's, then glue a layer of wig fibers over them. Put them over the wire and secure in place, I would glue them to the wire and then roughly sew them to the wig net. Cover with hair from the wig, you can glue a first layer tightly and then stick a second layer in place with got2be so it looks more natural. The wire will allow you to better control the position of the bunny ears. I'd look at Cowbutt Crunchies' tutorials for more details on covering foam with wig fibers.

>> No.10061725
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10061725

Planning to make Jeanne and I am always struggling with fabric choices for my cosplay.

Anyone have any recommendations for a fabric that would work for her? Anything that has a nice swoosh to it that isn't too flimsy?

>> No.10061793
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10061793

Ugh I don't know how to properly say that but I have a very dumb question. First of all, not to bait or anything, I'm just really confused.
So I want to cosplay Conqueror Karma but here is the problem: I'm kinda pale for her? I'm not white as well but I'm Asian and as an Asian I do have a thing for a pale skin. I actually can as an Asian catch a very dark tan, almost close to Karma's skin color but I do not want to suffer the next three years trying to peel that off.
So will it be okay if I use bronzer/a bit darker foundation than my usual one to get my actually possible tone? I don't plan to overdo it to the tone that will never be possible for my race but I'm not sure if it will be okay. I mean, I just don't want to offend anyone but at the same time I want to get as close to the original as possible.
Also Conqueror Karma shares skinline with Conqueror Varus and Varus is a character with a white skin as a default but in this skin his skin (god that sounds confusing) is actually dark-grey but Karma is always like Indian and here she is still like chocolate-brown? Probably I can paint myself gray like Varus? It's not accurate but it's, well, not blackfacing?

>> No.10061843

>>10060185

You absolutely want to use foam. The texture problem is easy to solve, once you know the trick.

Foam is easy to work with, and something like Gran's armor is really easy to make with it because its largely thin sheets with some shaping and detailing. Working with stiffer materials like plastic or metal will only mean much more work for you that are likely to be less comfortable to wear and maybe even looking less good because they are more difficult.

The tricks to know are to pattern everything with cardstock or cardboard first. For your purposes, 2-4 mm foam sheets (which you can buy in big rolls on amazon for cheap) will make for a good base and you can layer on thinner craft foam as needed to achieve depth and layering for detail. Then you fill in cracks and gaps with caulk, and use a heat gun to seal the outside.

Next step after that is to put on a coating of mod podge to further seal it, and make a slightly harder outer layer that is more damage resistant. Let that dry and do it again.

THEN you spray it with plasti-dip. The end result is a very nice, smooth finish that will look great when you spray it all with silver spraypaint. After you spray everything silver, you'll want to use a small paintbrush and some model paint of a dark metallic color like jet exhaust to add some darkness to inside edges and details so that the distinct shapes *pop* and it all doesn't run together as one silver blob. Then you make a "wash" out of some cheap dark grey paint mixed with a lot of water, and brush that on lightly to the whole thing. This will congregate in nooks and crannies and create a weathering effect.

For the "leather" bits, you can actually still use foam, but doing the same as above but then taking a crushed up ball of tinfoil and rolling it around on top to create a creaky leathery texture. Paint the leather section dark brown, and then layer on lighter browns. I've also had some success with using leather repair "paint".

>> No.10061847

>>10061843

Other advice includes:

NEVER make a glove or gauntlet from scratch. Hands are complicated, and its easy to gimp yourself by making a 'gauntlet' that has less functionality than an oven mitt. Always buy an existing glove with some stiffness to it (motorcycle or sports gloves are good places to start) and add foam on top to achieve the desired aesthetics, while letting the glove carry the whole "being a glove" part of it.

Watch at least twice as many foam armor tutorials than you think you need. there are always more tricks and tips that people more experienced than you will have figured out.

Always make sure that, at the end of the day, your costume either leaves you with access to pants pockets or has some kind of pouch or something on it that conveniently gives you access to your phone or wallet. this is just a quality of life thing, but I find it helps IMMENSELY on con day and its easy to forget about it until the day of. Likewise, a neat thing you can get is a bottle of stuff called 'anyglove' which you spread on the fingers of your gloves and lets you use a touchscreen even while wearing them. Very handy, having to take off your gloves any time you want to use your phone is a pain.

>> No.10061848

>>10061847

Oh, and I forgot to mention: don't use EVA Mat foam for this project. Its a good construction material overall, but its much too thick for your specific project. Its great for something like Halo or Mass effect armor, but in your case it would not make for a good profile.

>> No.10061875

>>10061586
Thanks a lot anon!. I think I found the tutorial you were thinking of when you recommended me look for one. When you (and by extension, her) say foam, do you mean craft foam? I’m wondering if felt is any better. It would be easier to attach the wire to anyway since I could just sew around it rather than make two “sleeves” of foam.

>> No.10061972

>>10061486
If you use the teasing, hairspray (got2b freeze spray), and hairdryer method that is used in most cosplay spiked wig styling, then yes it absolutely will, especially since it doesn't have to go against gravity, but feel free to add a structure for extra security.

>> No.10061973

>>10061793
Don't go darker than you can naturally achieve with the sun and you'll be fine.

>> No.10062818

>>10061848
christ man, thank you so much. i've tried to make armor before but it never really turned out right, this gives me a lot of steps that i ended up not knowing about completely.

i was just kind of dwindling on the idea before, but i definitely want to make it now. thank you again!

>> No.10062851

>>10048977
Daddy yes.

>>10049072
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZvll7D6oWY

Funny this popped up on my recommended a few days ago. Has the blueprint and everything.

>>10061725
Cotton Sateen is always a good starting point.

>> No.10062918
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10062918

I'm planning on cosplaying Clover from 999 / Zero Escape next year and I'm not sure what to do for her wig. I know Five Wits used to have a wig for her but they don't sell it anymore. Any suggestions?

>> No.10062989

So I got a Vayne wig from coscraft which is a long straight lace front wig. The wig is great but the wignet is pretty long on the sides so my ears are completely covered but they need to be visible. Should I cut a slit in the wignet to fit my ears through or would that be a bad idea?

>> No.10063447
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10063447

>get a foam sword for a cosplay
>realize I have to put it in checked bag when flying
>realize I have no bags that can fit it
The fuck do I do?

>> No.10063452

>>10062989
wignet? do you mean the lace? you're supposed to trim that down until it's just barely visible

>> No.10063465

>>10062918
I'm a wigless lolita so I can't really offer any advice, but I just wanted to pop in and say that I'm glad someone else on this board plays the Zero Escape series. They're so good. Merry Christmas you beautiful cosplayer

>> No.10063475
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10063475

>>10062918
buy a red base wig, two (or more, depending on how chunky you want them) ponytail clips, and a package of pink wefts. sew the wefts in all over the wig and clips. it'll be pricey (probably about $30 for the base wig, $10-$15 for each ponytail clip, $8-10 for a pack of wefts) but it's a fairly complex wig

>> No.10063477

>>10063475
>>10062918
Arda's Chibi with thick ponytail clips would be better. They'll want to utilize chibi's ponytail look in the back and then just flare out the clip in ponytails. It certainly isn't an easy or quick style.

>> No.10063482

>>10063452
No, I mean the actual wignet/wigcap. I'm sorry I don't know the correct name. But I mean the thing you see when you turn your wig inside out.

>> No.10063485

>>10063482
are there clips in the back? you can clip them together so the wig fits your head better

>> No.10063487

What's the easiest way to re-dye lace trim without having to tear it off? I have a black dress and the lace has faded out to a weird dark green color, but it can't really be removed without tearing apart the entire bodice. What's my best bet to redye it? I was going to try just using India ink and layering foil under the lace and letting it dry, then rinsing the whole thing in dye lock solution? The rest of the dress is colorfast and made of synthetic material whole the lace itself is cotton.

>> No.10063492

Sorry guys, newbie here.
So there's a con that's happening pretty soon that I want to cosplay for.
I'm honestly not too big into anime itself and videogames as a hobby has pretty much ceased since start of college year.
A bunch of friends are going and since the very idea of me cosplaying scares the shit out of me, I find I have to do it.
I used to be into anime and have seen some old school ones, so I know I've the capability to get back into it if I want and I've seen JoJos bizarre up to part 4 and been reading Goblin Slayer since today (loving it), but I've yet to actually pick a character to go as.
I was thinking of doing Goblin Slayer to be honest but I don't know if that'll come off bad on my part. The novel itself has literal rape scenes which, I know, sets the environment really well but also is still a really graphic rape scene and I'm afraid if anyone investigates I'll be branded as "that guy who's into that stuff".

Should I go as Goblin Slayer so? Or should I just pick a random JoJos character instead and play safe?

>> No.10063497

>>10063447
Pay $100 FedEx. I did this for a sword I bought and it's unfortunate but all the weight will be from the box and paper they wrap it with itself.

>> No.10063502

>>10063447
most airlines will let you check in odd-sized without extra charge (if you have paid for a checked bag that is)

>>10063487
if the lace is cotton you should be able to safely dye it with a natural fabrics dye bath/machine dye

>>10063492
goblin slayer is popular enough i guess, seen numerous people making cosplays from it

>> No.10063517

>>10063492
GS is one of the biggest anime in the West this season, so unless your friends are sjw's (I mean you're going to college and these people do exist, so I have to just check) I don't think anyone will care. For context, SAO had a rape scene this season, and it's about as normalfag of a show as you can get for both Nip and Western audiences.
GS armour itself is quite complex, especially if it's your first time. Try a JoJo one instead, they're more stylised but generally easier and more recocgnisable (especially if it's an anime covered character). I had good success with a Hol Horse+Emperor a while back; remember that JoJo cosplay doesn't always have to be a Jostar

>> No.10063917
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10063917

Hey all I'm wanting to cosplay Moody Blues from Part 5 of Jojo. However I have no clue where to start. MB doesn't have armor-like pieces and it looks kind of fleshy and wet which reminds me of latex but I have no clue how latex would work for full body. Any ideas welcome!

>> No.10064889

>>10063465
Thank you! You have good taste in games. I'm also a wigless lolita who happens to cosplay on the side. Hope you had a good Christmas too!
>>10063475
>>10063477
Thank you both for your help! I've never sewn in wefts before but there's a first time for everything. Glad I was already budgeting at least $50 for the wig.

>> No.10064942

>>10064889
I'm glad we could be of help. You don't necessarily need to sew them in, though I don't want to discourage you from doing so if you wish. You can hot glue them in just fine. Just be careful not to glue the wig to the wig head!

>> No.10064989
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10064989

What shoes would be best for a Deku cosplay? Tried to find pic related but no luck

>> No.10065001

>>10064989
just get any chunky red high tops man, theyre not that hard to find

>> No.10065100

>>10064989
What >>10065001 said but if you don’t mind waiting a likely very long time, I remember a /fa/g found pretty accurate-looking red normie shoes on Wish because he wanted some like Deku’s. Not much help I know but it’s there

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10065496

Does anyone have any recommendations on how I could attach these o-rings together?

I've tried tying them together with thread, but so far 3 of the connections have broken. There wont be a ton of tension pulling on them, but obviously I don't want to risk them breaking apart while I'm wearing the costume.

I just tied the thread in a regular double knot. Should I try a different method of tying? Or maybe use stronger thread? Is there a better idea that I'm not thinking of?

>> No.10066319
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10066319

Pic related

Okay so I’m working on a madoka Kaname cosplay (definitely not done, I need to top stitch the trim on the petal part of the skirt, make the other sleeve and attach them both, finish the top of the bodice, put on the ribbon and buttons, and probably some other stuff) any advice on how I could make it better would be super appreciated, but my main question is where I can get shoes like hers, I will post a pic of the shoes I need in reply to this post. Or how I can make her shoes

I’m a pretty new cosplayer, only sewed one cosplay before this one, so I’m sorry if it’s not that great.

>> No.10066320
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10066320

>>10066319
Here’s a ref with the shoes

>> No.10066324

>>10066319
For a beginner, this looks awesome so far! The bodice/skirt balance is really nice&flattering on you; in the original design the bodice is kinda long and could easily look off, but you made it look perfect.

The only advice i'd give is making the skirt more "mushroom" shaped with a slighlty tighter row of bottom frills, and giving it more poof.
As for the shoes, you can easily get a pair on ebay. Good luck with your cosplay!

>> No.10066344

>>10066320
Look for ballroom dancing shoes and add the ribbon? It also looks like a popular model of lolita shoes so you can look into that

>> No.10066347

>>10066319
if you type in, Madoka Shoes, on aliexpress, they stock them! For a first timer your sewing and construction looks great, keep up the good work.

>> No.10066387

>>10065496
Are you able to get black jumprings and connect the O-rings very closely together?

>> No.10066488

>>10066320
You could either buy some short red heels and add similar colored ribbon/make some depending on shoe fabric
Or buy a pair off ebay (around $25-50 depending on seller, go for one with good ratings) Just type in Madoka shoes and a ton pop up

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10066542

I'm trying to make the helmet of pic related. This is the first big foam design that I've worked on so I'm taking it slow (I've only worked on small accessories like buckles and leg/arm guards prior). I've tried using some basic helmet templates and working from there but nothing gives me the desired shape as I want the helmet to rest low on my head while everything else has resulted in a rather large and unsightly dome shape. I've resorted to trying to free-form the design but it's proving to be a lot more difficult than I was hoping for, especially for a first-timer. Do you guys have any tips, general or specific, because I feel like I'm running into a wall when it comes to this thing. I'd imagine the shape is similar to one of those elongated bicycle helmet without the padding so it rests lower on my head with the bill sitting right above eyebrow-level, only problem is that that padding is what helps hold the helmet into place otherwise the elongated shape should just slide off of the head. The con I'm planning on wearing it is several months away so I'm not in a complete rush but I'm tired of burning money and time on tape and poster boards prototypes that all seem to have the same issues.

>> No.10066699

>>10066542
As you said, it looks like an elongated bike helmet. I'd use a bike helmet as the base and build up foam panels to get the desired end product.

>> No.10066706

>>10063492
The real question here is if you should cosplay in the first place. Cosplay isn't the most comfortable stuff to wear especially if you plan on making an entire armor suit. It's a pain to transfer and put on and generally may not increase you enjoyment if attention isn't your goal. Cosplaying is not a necessity for attending conventions. Many people don't. What cosplay WILL do for you is work as an icebreaker for people and it causes people to start conversations with you.

Also your first costume is gonna suck no matter how hard you try. You won't be happy with it and the Goblin Slayer armor is NOT beginner friendly. Buying a JoJo cosplay is a MUCH safer option, but still make sure you can pull it off well or you'll just get ignored.

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10067103

i've been lurking here for a long time and i would love to know how you get started at all. I don't have any friends who are into cosplaying or convention-going. Hell, practically none of my friends even watch anime and the few times i've let my powerlevel slip, i've just been made fun of. Whenever i see people talking going to convetions, it always seems like they're going with people they know from other places. From what i can understand of what i've seen, most countries have local communities, but i don't know where to find these, is it just facebook or are there places (clubs, stores, etc.) where you can meet people that are interested in the same stuff? Same with making outfits in general, it all seems kind of overwhelming at first glance and i know practically nothing, so i'd really appreciate any feedback on the first few steps on even getting into the entire scene at all

>> No.10067156

>>10067103
> the few times i've let my powerlevel slip, i've just been made fun of.
I hope it wasn't serious teasing. I wouldn't be able to stay friends like that. I hope you make some new ones.

>it always seems like they're going with people they know from other places
It's kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy. You go to a convention with a friend (could be into anime or not, I went to my first con with a close family member who's also a weeb), make friends, and then return with friends to the next con.

>Same with making outfits in general
Pick a character and commission or buy a costume for your first time. It's very fun and rewarding to make your own props and costumes, but it might not be possible for your first try and that's okay. Use that inspiration to fuel a better costume next time.

I promise you're worrying way too much about this.

>> No.10067201

>>10067103
Had a kind of similar experience when getting into cosplay. I'm deeply normcore (don't watch anime, mostly cartoons/comics/vidya) and so are most of my friends. I started cosplaying because I like making stuff, so that's the main thrust of what I share if my normie friends ask about what I'm doing (ex, "sewing a dress right now" or "working on the pattern for a coat" or "building some armor" etc)

Seconding what the other anon says about just going to a con and meeting people.
>go to a gathering for media you're interested in, mingle and make conversation with the people there
>wait in line for a panel, chat with the people around you
>if you head offsite for lunch and end up in a crowded restaurant with other congoers, ask if you can take a seat at someone's table and then have some light conversation
Other ways to meet people:
>comic book stores usually hold TTRPG gaming nights
>check the Facebook page for a local con, mention that you've never been to one before and would like to meet people / hang out with some new folks for an hour or two -- posts like that pop up on my local page sometimes and there's /always/ 3+ affirmative replies
>if your area has community cosplay gatherings/meetups (usually advertised on Facebook), those are a much more casual-energy and lower-pressure place to meet people

Expect that you'll probably develop a second circle of friends around conventions and cosplaying. My normie group of friends (who I'm closer to) are people I would never consider taking to a con. My cosplaying friends are very different in maturity/energy/life priorities, but they're good company for cons (and honestly I couldn't hang out with them as often as I do with my normie friends).

>> No.10067206

what thickness is best for making a hat with eva foam? I was going to make a gyro zeppeli hat and thought about making it out of cardboard and putting a layer of eva foam on top but if I can I'd like to make it with just the eva foam, I just don't want to deal with it being super floppy.

>> No.10067243

>>10067206
Never use cardboard. Ive never made a hat before but I would take two circles of fake leather/canvas/twill/whatever fabric, sew together and turn inside out, and feed a big wire loop against the circumference before sewing it shut.

>> No.10067549

>>10067103
First and foremost is that neither cosplay nor conventions are cheap. The bigger the con the bigger the price tag as well. It would help if you told us what major city is close to you. It's not personally identifying and people could direct you to local cons/meetups/groups.

There is a friend finder thread if you prefer people who have a 4chan style of humor, but I really wouldn't recommend it. I've tried it and didn't end up being friends with anyone I met through it. Facebook is a much safer option, but still be careful out there!

As far as cosplay is concerned, the biggest thing first timers do that gets them turned off is they try to make something way beyond their skill level. For your first con, I'd suggesting buying a costume rather than making and seeing if it's your scene.

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I'm so madly in love with this girl. Shes so cute and perfect.

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Can someone ITT recreate the universe so theres some way we could meet and fall madly in love with each other and be happy forever?

>> No.10067572 [DELETED] 

>>10067568
>>10067565
I'm in a state of bliss whenever I see this girl. I just had to profess my love.

>> No.10067582 [DELETED] 

>>10067568
>>10067565
And then I realize nobody will ever feel this way about me
And then I realize life is misery

If this is the help thread then HELP me from not jumping in front of a train

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>>10047491
What are some decent stores online to buy solid color fabrics from?

I've been terribly frustrated for a few months off and on trying to get the perfect color for this LWA coat. Joann, amazon, etsy, ebay, everything I order comes in either too bright, too faded, or in some way doesn't match what I'm looking for. Its VERY frustrating, although its probably my fault for being autistic trying to get it 100% perfect.

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i can't decide if i want the base of the belt and harness to be leather or more of a military canvas. also the sorta oatmeal inlays on the belt. i know the plating will be metal but the rest is sorta up in the air. help me dudes.

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>>10067565
>>10067568
>>10067572
>>10067582
Anon seek help, what the fuck

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how do i do her claws?

>> No.10067729

>>10067615
If you've already got all of those fabrics on hand and they're not 100% polyester, have you thought about dyeing them? I think a combination of taupe and pearl grey RIT (depending on which red you're starting with) will let you tweak towards the color precisely, do swatch tests. It's at least more controllable than buying offline.

>> No.10067743

>>10067717
I would do thin cardboard (like from a cereal box) reinforced on the inside with something light like model magic. If you're feeling fancy you could reinforce them with fiberglass and resin instead.

>> No.10067942

>>10067549
I live pretty close to copenhagen, so i'm guessing that's where it goes down. Conveniently, i live near the 2 major cons, so that's a plus. And what money is concerned, it isn't a big problem, my day to day is pretty much just working, studying and working out, and my hobbies are incredibly cheap, so i have a lot of money in excess. Also, the cosplay i had in mind to begin with would be a very simple, mainly just makeup and hair.
And as far as the be careful thing, i'm a pretty big guy, so i wouldn't be concerned in the regard, but i appreciate it anyways :p
>>10067201
Ah, interesting, i didn't actually think about checking the facebook page for the cons themselves
>>10067156
>I promise you're worrying way too much about this.
yeah, probably, it just seems like a lot more complex when you don't know anyone that can show you the basics

>> No.10068000

>>10066387
sounds like a good idea! ill give it a try

>> No.10068051

Okay so I've recently acquired a japanese wooden mask and I want to rig straps to the back so I can wear it. Problem is that 1) it weighs about 2 pounds and 2) I would have no idea how to rig the straps.
Any ideas?

>> No.10068078

>>10066319
iron everything, especially that bias tape around the skirt!!! this is pretty good work for a beginner

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I dyed a jumpsuit slightly darker and I don't love how the zippers now stand out (they're painted to match the original jumpsuit color). Would it be an enormous pain in the ass to change out the sliders (or even just the zipper pulls) for more metallic ones? I don't have any experience with replacing/fixing zippers but these don't seem too complicated.

>> No.10068219

>>10067942
>it just seems like a lot more complex when you don't know anyone that can show you the basics
I understand. Explore your convention's website. They'll have first timer guides and some explanation videos of the in's and out's of the convention scene. And if you can't find any, head to youtube. The advice is the same regardless of convention (except the weather obvi)

>> No.10068698

>>10066387
>>10068000
it worked out pretty well. thanks for the suggestion!

>> No.10068852 [DELETED] 

>>10047491
HELP HELP HELP

how do I get a little girl friend

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Alright, can you dye polyester fabric easily?
I want to buy a hex fabric in light blue but haven't had much luck after looking for a few hours and spending the day in local fabric places.
I found this one that comes in plain white and figure I can probably just dye it
https://www.cosplayfabricsinternational.com/collections/yaya-han-collection/products/yaya-han-collection-scuba-hex

Does anyone have any experience with this? I will probably just buy a yard and test it but I figured someone here might know off the top of their head.

>> No.10068957 [DELETED] 

>>10068852
U go to the dwarf convention

>> No.10068983

Planning to cosplay Shirou Muramasa sometime next May. A complete cosplay noob, at least in terms of making my own cosplay, but perfectly willing to learn. Is there any starting pointers on what you guys would recommend?

I assume the wig is quite easily doable from just buying online.

I think the shinguards could be made of EVA foam made of two flexing parts, with the armor piece on his thigh as well.

A little unsure how to make the pocket holster part, or how to attach it to the pants, but assuming I would just stitch it on.

For the cape, I think it should be essentially two layers, but unsure which are the proper material/fabrics I should use to get a high quality cape. Maybe cotton with a satin lining?

In some of his reference pictures, he has neon-blue magic circuits designs all arounnd his chest area, debated on getting some neon-blue EL tape and seeing if I could loop a power inverter and make a frame design to mimic the effect. Not sure how the tape would fare if I'm walking about around con and attend panels. I feel like if I slightly twisted my body the wrong way, all the EL tape would come loose or something.

>> No.10069050

>>10068983
It would be a lot easier to help you if you posted a reference image

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>>10068907
It looks like someone already tried this with promising results

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>>10069050
Sorry, I linked an image, but it didn't go through.

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So I made a large, round, hello kitty like mascot head. It's huge, extending past my shoulders, and totally hollow inside. I followed a tutorial on how to make the head and it looks great, but it's totally hollow inside. This means it flops around on my neck and gives me a headache. What's the best way to hold it in place? I was thinking a helmet or headgear, but my head doesn't touch or come in contact with the rest of the head in any way. Pic is a crudely drawn example.

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>>10066319
Update on my madoka cosplay, I made the skirt poofier, finished the edges of the skirt and the bodice and attached everything together, all I have left is the ribbon, buttons, and lace that goes around the top hem (plus of course the accessories and I’m going to make the bows that go on the sides of the dress), and I found the shoes that I’m going to get, thanks so much for the help!

>> No.10069183

>>10069180
The skirt looks much better and the sleeves are really cute!! You're doing an awesome job

>> No.10069220

I want to style a wig like Yang Xiao Long's hair (but somewhat shorter). Do I curl before or after I cut layers into a straight wig? I'm thinking of doing this because that style looks like curled layers to me but everyone uses a wavy wig which doesn't look right.

Also, Epic Cosplay vs Arda wigs? They both have Princess Pink shades but Arda is slightly more expensive with apparently coarser fibres

>> No.10069226

>>10069176
Construction helmet with a block of foam or some pool noodle or something glued in as a spacer between the helmet and head. You can find cheap helmets at home improvement stores, they're cheap and they've got multiple adjustment points that keep them stationary on your head.

>>10069073
I think the white layer is a haori, not a cape; I see a sleeve and a himo. A thing you could do for the lining is to buy a cheap satin kimono bathrobe and cut it up for fabric. An accurate fabric choice for the outside would be any crepe finish fabric (to imitate chirimen) or something like dupioni or shantung (to imitate tsumugi).

Blue retroreflective tape would be a low-tech option for magic circuits, it'd at least be shiny enough under flash photography.

>>10069180
It looks really nice, anon! If you starch the skirt ruffles before you wear it they'll look even fluffier and more stylized.

>> No.10069373

>>10069220
>Epic Cosplay vs Arda
Epic:
>cheaper
>long styles prone to tangling, but as frequently as regular long wigs do

Arda:
>long styles tangle and rat very easily due to fiber coarseness
>beautiful fiber mixes (more "realistic" looks than most wig manufacturers that use a single flat color per wig)
>shorter styles have excellent volume
>slightly more comfortable for larger heads

>> No.10069549

>>10069055
Oh wow guess I should have googled harder, thanks friendo.

>> No.10069666

>>10067632
leather will probably look cleaner and is easier to sew, but canvas would look more realistic. he's a superhero, so it's more to do with flair than just usage.

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Need some advice on the painting of this when I finish priming and sanding it, particularly the grip portion. I've heard a few things I can do, which ranges from spray painting it with plastidip and making little diagonal cuts to make a textured grip look, to dry painting it black, to painting it black with a bit of fine sand to give it a texture. Anyone have experience and can give me some advice?

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Kars cosplay from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
Need to figure out how I should mount the horns, If I should add more jewelry to add more color.

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>>10070215
Yes, definitely add jewelry. If anything, you can go off his ASB version for details. The gold accents would also add interest, because the grey ones aren't very exciting.

I would also recommend styling your wig more.

The best detail, of course, would be to get swole.

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I need to make 'wings' like these for a convention coming up in April. I have experience sewing but not with crafting or making props. I have no idea how to go about making the gold part, any help will be nice.

>> No.10070366

>>10070224
Since these have really curvy organic shapes, I think I might do them out of pink foam insulation, you can carve and sand it to get nice soft-looking curves. To make a smooth surface for painting you can finish the foam with brushed-on layers of clear epoxy (Envirotex Lite is sold at Michaels and is cheap if you coupon it; buy disposable brushes for this 'cause epoxy ruins them) or layers paper mache + gesso.

>> No.10070610

How would I go about coloring pleather material? I presume fabric dye wouldn't work, is there some kind of paint I should use?

>> No.10070630

>>10069220
epic is significantly better for long wigs because their fibers are smooth and can be untangled extremely easily. arda has more realistic color mixes but the one long arda wig i got was a total fucking nightmare to work with. it shed so much that i had to buy extra wefts to sew in. within a week it was so tangled that the bottom strands were permanently fried after i tried to comb it and i had to chop a full 2 inches off

>> No.10070631

Tbh this website confuses me. Some threads have people discussing their interests when other threads make me think I’m on lolcow lmao

>> No.10070634 [DELETED] 

I can’t help but question the purpose of this. Are threads meant to talk about cosplay or to talk shit about cosplayer’s?

>> No.10070664 [DELETED] 

>>10070631
>>10070634
lurk more dumbass

>> No.10070665

what does cof mean

>> No.10070675
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How would I go attaching shoulder pads to a shirt like Jonathans? Would I use straps? Velcro possibly?

>> No.10070676

>>10070665
Wrong thread for this, but it's Closet of Frills.

>> No.10070732

>>10070366
Thank you! And how would I go about attaching them to myself?

>> No.10070741 [DELETED] 

>>10070634
Which thread were you posted in?

>> No.10070742
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tl;dr, how to fill in a gap between horns and skin?
Made a set of horns for this character, but there's a slight gap between the edges of the horns and my forehead (I didn't curve the bases enough). How do I fill in the gap? Build up layers of liquid latex while resting the horns on my face until they fit uniformly? Stuff tissue paper and spirit gum into the gap, and do liquid latex over that? Use scar wax?

>>10070215
Look up Homestuck horn tutorials for ideas on how to mount the horns.
Personal preference - if you scroll down to the bottom third of this post ("attaching the horns"), she has a decent method. You can replace the plastic with foam, cardboard, or other strong but firm material:
>http://yaexrae.tumblr.com/post/11997998469/semi-realistic-troll-horn-tutorial

Other recommendations -- are you planning on contouring your body when wearing this out? You have a decent figure already but also great potential for losing all definition under bright lights or camera flashes.
Seconding the other anon's suggestion to add the jewelry, too, particularly the earrings and tiara.

>>10070675
Straps and elastic. Look up how to attach shoulder pauldrons and armor tutorials (there are some informative stormtrooper tuts out there).

>> No.10070746

>>10070675
If you use Velcro, make sure to sew it down to the fabric side to ensure that it doesn't peel off. And contact cement on the foam.

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How would I add this character’s face to a plush without using embroidery? I’m not confident with a satin stitch and I don’t like how felt looks for details. I can’t think of any other method, haha.

>> No.10070808

>>10068173
I repaint mine with nail polish to match better. Much easier

>> No.10070816

I had a costume that was mine but I lost it. I mean, I lost the idea of it, the idea I had for it. What would you suggest? I am neither old nor young, neither short nor tall, and my gender is inconsequential, meaning the simplest of costumes can make it inconsequential. I have a beard if that helps, and I like learning new languages and traveling. What would you suggest? Everyone here seems so comfortable in their other skins.

>> No.10070818

>>10070802
fabric paint

>> No.10070879 [DELETED] 

>>10070664
The namecalling is uncalled for. I was going to contribute to this thread and ask a cosplay question but you know what? This website is horrible. Every time I come on here me or someone I know is being trolled. Goodbye.

>> No.10070880

>>10070741
I’d rather not say because I want to stay anon. But it was apart of this category.

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>>10070879
and please stay gone, shoo, shoo fly

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>>10070879
ur welcome

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Does anyone have recommendations on where to buy katanas for cosplay? I've tried looking up things like "imitation katana", "prop katana", etc. but have only found katanas that have steel blades and the con I'm attending doesn't allow steel blades at all, dull or not.

>> No.10071024

>>10071014
Try "plastic katana"?

>> No.10071093

>>10070880
That was an obvious mockery, anon. Keep up. You wouldn't have complained if you or someone you knew had been posted.

>> No.10071097

>>10071093
*hadn't

>> No.10071192

>>10069876
So, weird concept, but diamond-embossed scrapbooking paper? You can use Mod Podge to laminate it on and stiffen it.

>>10070732
I'd have to see the rest of the character design to make a recommendation. Generally you make some kind of clover-leaf/U/H-shape out of wire, with the free ends embedded + glued into the foam as far as you can get them and then backpack or bra style straps attached to the loops to hold it against your back. Look up "wing harness tutorial" for ideas, there's lots of methods depending on what style of clothing you're covering it with.

>>10070610
You can tint vinyl it with iDye Poly, depending on how much of a color change you need (I've seen someone do pale yellow -> canary yellow, for example). Really prewash the hell out of it with a degreasing soap like dishwashing detergent before you try.

>>10071014
Check AliExpress. A lot of the ones on eBay/Amazon are too small.
Alternatively, if there's a particular design you're trying to copy and you'll need to customize or paint it, it might be easier to work with wood than plastic, in which case, "wooden iaito".

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hey /cgl/, this is my first post here. im relatively new to cosplay (ive done ness and a tv head cosplay) so i was wondering how difficult something like this would be. a group of friends and i wanna do our loadouts from tf2 and this is mine. anyone have any advice for the pants and shotgun? is there anything here that looks like itll be a fuckin pain to deal with and that i should focus on? i have about 5 months until fanime so time isnt an issue. thanks for reading

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I want to invest more time into sewing so that I can up the quality of my costuming.

What pattern makers do (You) prefer? Are there any good repositories of "open source" patterns online? Is it hard to modify a pattern to change the proportions of a garment?

Also as someone with limited workspace, are there any decently robust sewing machines with a small form factor(or a viable alternative to a tabletop machine, though I know the answer is probably no)?

>> No.10071374

>>10071250
The hardest pieces will be the gun and hair.

>Shoes
He seems to be wearing a knockoff of Black Adidas superstars, but you could honestly find any cheap black shoe and paint on two white lines.

>Pants
You could easily find a pair of pants to cut to shin length and stuff into a pair of long socks.

>Accessories
Dirty up some gauze for the hands, find some knee pads to paint gray or paint some thick foam and attach with black elastic. I can't see what's going on with that upper right leg thing, but I'd imagine it's the same process.

>Hair
The hairstyle is called a pompadour, look for resources from characters with a similar look like Space Dandy. If you're planning on wearing a wig (which I do recommend, because that style will not sit well for pictures or at all really), you'll want a black lacefront wtih sideburns. However, if that's running the tab up too much for a simple costume, just google a "pompadour wig" like that of Elvis. This one from Amazon should do the job: https://www.amazon.com/Smiffys-42099-Danny-Wig-Black/dp/B00BBLCNM0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1546634977&sr=8-2&keywords=pompadour+wig#customerReviews

>Gun and holster
I'll leave that to someone else, I'm not proficient with those crafts. Though, I imagine it'll be out of eva foam. Adam Savage has done a couple videos on modifying Nerf guns to look realistic and for the price it's a good alternative. There's a plethora of videos like that on youtube.

Much luck! I hope you enjoy your first cosplay

>> No.10071438

>>10071250
>>10071374
The scattergun can be done stupid easily with PVC pipe and foam. If you're lucky then craft stores might still have battery powered christmas lights on clearance and there's a few LED varieties that mimic the traditional filament bulbs.

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I'm trying to find a wig for pic related but I cannot seem to find a one that wouldn't require massive restyling.

I've never messed with wigs before with cosplays (very, very new to this in general) so I'd prefer to just buy something pre-made even if its just "close enough".

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>>10071460
https://www.arda-wigs.com/collections/classic-short-wigs/products/jett-classic?variant=2466736341004

>> No.10071559

>>10048861
DA, but I hate this argument because I can go a few shades darker if I waste days in the sun and fuck up my skin, but why do that when I could do an mild artificial tan to reach the same range with half the effort and 0% chance of cancer? Wtf.

>> No.10071579

>>10071014
I bought a foam Katana at a con (the blade is a piece of foam sandwiched between metallic film).

Googling "foam katana" gave some results.

>> No.10071605

>>10071250
Your biggest challenge is the gun. However as people said above it can be done with PVC pipes and foam for details. I dont know what is strapped to the back but probably can be crafted out of foam too. Since TF2 is quite popular, you might found templates for the gun online

>> No.10071619

>>10071559
they’re saying it’s fine to darken your skin with makeup as long as it’s a shade you could theoretically reach naturally

>> No.10072024

>>10071460
You're never going to get a wig out of the box that looks exactly like you need it. Yes, some wigs will require less styling than others, but if you want a good end product then you're gonna have to do some styling.

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Need a bit of help here. So I'm plannig to cosplay for the first time in my life this December and have no idea where to begin. Pic related is me (176cm, 50kg). Any anime characters you recommend I cosplay for my build? I don't mind putting on or losing a few pounds.
Crossplaying as a boyish female is fine with me as well (sounds hard af tho).

>> No.10072486

>>10072483
There's a thread specifically for this, you'll have to post more than just your body though: >>9988392

>> No.10072489

>>10072486
Shoud've lurk more. Thank m8.

>> No.10072934

>>10047491
Cleaning the glue on fake eyelashes. Please help

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Well as a lovely anon pointed out there is an actual help thread. Which I clearly skimmed over.
Anyways I have quite a simple question. Despite the answer eluding me.
Which of the two should I do? Pandoras Actor from Overlord (left) or Corpus Crewman (right).
I only have enough resources and time for one this year and I just cant make a decision.

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Well as a lovely anon pointed out there is an actual help thread. Which I clearly skimmed over.
Anyways I have quite a simple question. Despite the answer eluding me.
Which of the two should I do? Pandoras Actor from Overlord (left) or Corpus Crewman (right).
I only have enough resources and time for one this year and I just cant make a decision.
Now I do wonder if I made a blunder and posted this question yet again in the wrong place.

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Well as a lovely anon pointed out there is an actual help thread. Which I clearly skimmed over.
Anyways I have quite a simple question. Despite the answer eluding me.
Which of the two should I do? Pandoras Actor from Overlord (right) or Corpus Crewman (left).
I only have enough resources and time for one this year and I just cant make a decision.
Now I do wonder if I made a blunder and posted this in the wrong place again.

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>>10047491
im retarded an have never even sewed a hole in a shirt before, but i would love to take a shot at jax for my first cosplay, what material would i even want to use? how annoying would it be to hand sew everything? for pattern making would i just go off a "hooded cloak" pattern and fuck with it from there?

>> No.10073020

>>10073011
this seems way too ambitious for someone who has never even made repairs or touch-ups, or as you said "sewn a hole in a shirt"

start small, get scrap fabric from a thrift store to have plenty of trial and error pieces to experiment what works best for you, but it will look like shit if you try and sew this without repetition of practicing basic sewing skills first.

>> No.10073035

>>10047967
"good" is a relative term.
There's probably about 10 or so dropshipping or AliExpress stores that either sell a common cosplay or make one from a common pattern, but as with pretty much all bought cosplays, the materials are not going to be good and it will not 100% fit you like a commissioned one will, though it'll be about 25%-30% of what a commission would run you.

Just go search on AliExpress or the number of EZCosplay/etc stores until you find one that works. They'll pretty much all be good enough to wear and have fun in at a convention, but none of them will really be that spectacular.

It makes sense to make one yourself if you already have the tools and the skills, but if you're starting from no experience, sometimes it's better to just drop the $100-150 or so on an AliExpress cosplay and focus on other skills like prop making, wig styling, makeup, etc so you're not overwhelmed with all these tools and skills you need to pick up at the start.

>> No.10073038

>>10071024
>>10071192
>>10071579
Thanks for your help anons! I was able to find a foam one that's incredibly similar to the design I'm going for.

>> No.10073039 [DELETED] 

1. Can I make chocolate milk by sticking coco pops and milk into blender?
2. Why are all women worthless whores?

>> No.10073042

>>10054028
People in the past have done cosplays where the armor/clothes sit in front of them and they hide their real body. Look up the invisible man cosplay that went around a few months ago. You could do something similar and use the cape to hide where your body really is

>> No.10073049

(Oops I posted this in the QTDDTOT thread but I think it's a little more relevant here?)

So I'm currently in the planning stages for a cosplay for later this year that'll take quite a bit of learning along the way. I'm fairly stuck with one specific part though.

It's a bit hard to explain, but I basically need a hula hoop to be floating around my waist. The support doesn't have to be completely invisible, but I'm still not sure how to go about it, and still make it light, sturdy, and subtle.
I'm also only wearing a bodysuit, so there aren't a lot of places to hide support pieces. Any advice at all is super appreciated, for materials, or building ideas.

>> No.10073089

>>10073049
Can you post a reference image? My first instinct is to hang it with fishing line from the shoulders, with some tethers to the waist to keep it at a consistent distance from the body.

>> No.10073169

>>10072489
nayrt, but kudos for at least posting in a help thread and not just making a whole new thread which is what usually happens.

>> No.10073197

>>10073089

Unfortunately I don't have a picture since I'm still working on customizing the design!

Hmmm, fishing line with some waist tethers seems like a really good idea though!! I'm gonna test that out a bit and see if it works for my purposes.

>> No.10073310

>>10072968
Left would be more impressive.

>> No.10073312

>>10073011
Contrary to the other anon, I think some parts of it are definitely doable as starter pieces, since Jax has a lot of loose, baggier items that don't require close tailoring (and if you keep your expectations reasonable that it might not be god-tier on the first try).
>tunic can be patterned with newspaper
>balloon/harem pants patterns exist online
>half-circle/full-circle cape
He also looks battle-worn, so you can hand-paint the designs on the cape and pants without worrying about crispness.

Things that will take more finagling and learning other skills:
>draping the shape of the hood so it sits right
>creating the electronics for the face(?)
>foamcraft for the silver emblem at the belt
>whatever the hair thing is -- you might need to create a special mount to keep it attached to your head and at that angle

Hand-sewing anything is always possible, but if you have minimal practice in sewing before, I second the other anon that you need to practice basic stitches before fucking up on a bigger piece. For someone with moderate cosplay and handsewing experience, the amount of fabric here looks like the sewing would take at least a month or two itself; for you, expect the full build time to take even longer (allow yourself at least four months, assuming that you'll be trying to replicate this as accurately as possible)

>> No.10073324

>>10072934
soak in warm water then peel off. brush with a clean spoolie. You really couldn't have googled this?

>> No.10073330

>>10073011
I agree with >>10073312. It's fantastic that you're ambitious and willing to plunge forward, but definitely do your research first. Hand sewing that whole beast would take a lifetime to finish. Consider using hem tape instead. It's an iron-on adhesive that you sandwich between fabric to give you clean looking lines. Before heading to your fabric store, consider pillaging your linen closet for an old set of sheets (even fitted is fine if you cut off the ends). A trial piece is definitely going to give you a good idea of how much fabric you'll need, what alterations you'll need to make, and how to improve for your final piece. I definitely wouldn't consider this a cheap or beginner friendly costume, but chase your dreams anon. Go slow, be patient, bounce back from every failure, and dedicate yourself to learning. The learning curve is slow and steep, but you'll get it.

>> No.10073332

Does anyone know how to get vomit out of a wig? I threw up at a con (I know right?)

>> No.10073334

Oh and does anyone know of good tutorials to do Chell from Portal? And I’m pondering on the gun, the weighted companion cube, and the cake that was a lie

>> No.10073335 [DELETED] 

>>10071093
. I’ll have you know that I have been posted about here multiple times. And on lolcow. I have been posted about on the net idol thread. So don’t you DARE say that I was mocking people. You people are horrible. Wolves in sheep’s clothing it yiu ask me. You look nice but then you just go and be an ass to me. How about you guys stay the fuck away if all of you are just gonna encourage me to leave. Coming from a person with depression let me say that can damage a person. Hopefully you all learn someday. This website is garbage in itself for allowing this bullshit.

>> No.10073337 [DELETED] 

>>10070885
>>10070885
That picture was very triggering by the way. I’ve has suicidal thoughts in the past and death threats are not ok. Have fun being reported

>> No.10073341 [DELETED] 

>>10073335
Jesus Christ, anon. Read the fucking post before going apeshit. I didn't say YOU were mocking someone. I was mocking you for being so predictable.

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>>10073337

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>>10073337
alright, gotta stop taking this bait but it's too entertaining

>> No.10073352 [DELETED] 

>>10073349
I’m not crying. I’m just appalled that you all would encourage suicide

>> No.10073354 [DELETED] 

>>10073341
Still pretty immature behavior if you ask me.

>> No.10073358 [DELETED] 

>>10073343
And one day someone is probably going to commit suicide because of you all. Hopefully that would be an eye opener for you. Suicide is not a god damn joke.

>> No.10073361 [DELETED] 

My name is Lizzie and you need to not tell my sister to kill herself again or you'll have to deal with me

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>> No.10073379 [DELETED] 

>>10073365
I’m serious. I will report this entire thread if I have to. I did it once for another thread I can do it again

>> No.10073381 [DELETED] 

How would you like it if people constantly cyberbullied you?

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>>10073379

>> No.10073393 [DELETED] 

>>10073388
You are aware that you look very immature right now. What if this person actually died? You could be sent to jail. I’d think before you post just saying

>> No.10073395 [DELETED] 

>>10073388
This really isn’t funny I agree with the anons. You’re taking it a bit too far.

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People like you.

>> No.10073412 [DELETED] 

>>10073379
>>10073381
>>10073393
>>10073395
Too much samefagging, blergh

>> No.10073413 [DELETED] 

>>10073337
Hi! As someone who has been repeatedly hospitalized for having plans of suicide, if that image is really so triggering, my advice to you is to literally stop going on 4chan and stay away from social media like instagram/facebook. If that's something that's going to seriously trigger you and make you consider suicide, I'm basically begging you to get off forums and social media. Not even being shitty. I have weird triggers and have had to avoid social media/4chan/etc entirely for long periods. You can't go around policing the spaces, though. If you are so unwell, take a step back.

>> No.10073416 [DELETED] 

Did you believe Wreck It Ralph 2 was real and think there are only happy positive people on the Internet, anon? Wow

>> No.10073418 [DELETED] 

>>10073413
nah she should totally report it

>> No.10073482
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Etiquette question: Going to a con in a new area and I'm reaching out to some photographers. Should I be following them when I message them, or will people see it as a slight if I'm not already subscribed to their feed?

>> No.10073513 [DELETED] 

>>10073413
Thank you. At least youre understanding. But they really shouldn’t be posting that. It could hurt another person

>> No.10073516 [DELETED] 

>>1007341
1. Haven’t seen the movie

2. Like I said. Most people online are complete assholes who need a life

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Is it possible to modify an existing pair of jeans so that they can have this flair at the bottom?

I want it to look as similar to the picture as possible, but I'm willing to make some compromises so that I don't have to make an entirely new pair of pants. I cant figure out a way to do it so that there wont be any unfinished edges.

I am a pretty big noob at sewing, but I have sewn a few patterns before, and I own a sewing machine.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

>> No.10073671

>>10073661
Yep!

1) cut the front slit
2) iron interfacing on the side flaps so that they hold their shape instead of just dropping down. This will also make the fabric stiffer/thicker for the studs.
3) Attach bias tape/seam binding to the edges
4) attach studs.

>> No.10073811

>>10073482
Nah. It's a good thing you're thinking of etiquette beforehand, but the photographer is only going to care if you speak to them like a human being, pay well, and hold up your end of the bargain. Do be sure to view their portfolio before asking for them to work for you though. You should be familiar with their style of work before approaching.

>> No.10073869 [DELETED] 

>>10073335
hi sakura hana

>> No.10073883

Jesus FUCKING christ get OUT of the help thread if you're not here to talk shop.

>>10073332
Synthetic wigs are generally modacrylic, which is tough as shit and resistant to most cleaning chemicals. Dish soap + Oxyclean/hydrogen peroxide + hot water + couple hours of soaking will remove most things.

>> No.10073890

where do i buy epaulets?

>> No.10073898

>>10073890
You're in luck anon, they're in fashion now and places that sell trim/rhinestones/studs etc have started stocking them. Google or check eBay. If you mean the stripey-ribbon military kind and not the glitzy costume kind, Amazon, include the rank you're looking for in the search terms.

>> No.10073902

Has anyone commissioned any jackets to be made?

I know there are people out there on the wide internet who make cosplay attire but I'm mostly wondering if anyone had any recommendations.

>> No.10074069

>>10073883
How about you get out. I came here for advice on a Chell cosplay and you completely disregarded it

>> No.10074076

>>10073890

I needed epaulets of unusual size and color added onto a costume coat of mine. I took the spare material I had down to a dry cleaners that did alternations and paid the lady there a reasonable price to make them and sew them on. They are a pretty easy sewing project if you know what you are doing, I just don't know what I am doing.

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Dyed a garment with Rit - initially with powder then added a second shade with liquid. Didn't really like how the color developed so I did one of these in the washing machine and it doesn't seem to have done anything.

Should I try using two boxes? I'd rather not drop another $10 on something that isn't effective. Maybe bleach? I'd try the stovetop method but the garment is pretty bulky and I don't have a big enough pot for it. Usually I use my sink for dyeing but the instructions don't say anything about that.

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I want to cosplay more revealing characters as a male, but I'm worried my parents will be very judgemental or disapproving of my hobby.
I'm not sure how to handle something like this without any risky decisions.

>> No.10074182

>>10074174
Revealing as in loincloth costumes or revealing as in skimpy feminine costumes? No judgement, but I'm just asking to shape my answer

>> No.10074185

>>10074182
I was thinking something like Fugo or Gerudo Vai link.

>> No.10074368

>>10074069
Way to be an entitled fuck. Go check the cosplay.com forums or DeviantArt, those were active tutorial sources when Portal was popular.

>>10074170
RIT and Jacquard's color removers are both sodium hydrosulfite (lye), which requires either high temperatures or a long time to process. For normal laundry processes sans 200F+ temperatures and manual agitation, bleach will work better.

>> No.10074470

If I use a plain white dress as a base for a cosplay and change it heavily, am I still eligable for masqurades and other contests if I add a bunch of other things to it and everything is homemade aside from the base?

>> No.10074480

>>10074470
Most masqs will have guidelines for these things or list a percentage, like, "60% of this costume must be selfmade". If you have enough to offset the dress, then it should be fine.

>> No.10074507

>>10074368
Still don’t understand why you’re being so rude to me.

>> No.10074532

>>10074507
nayrt but you assumed ops response to now deleted drama was targeted at you and then bitched because they only answered ONE of your questions

>> No.10074615

>>10074532
The thread? No I never said that. Look. I’m having a bad week ok? I got sick and in a lot of physical and emotional pain. I should’ve just vented to someone close but instead I held it all in and ended up lashing out. I’m sorry. But what was said to me is making me question myself and maybe I would be better off in another universe. Idk. I got told this website was bad just... desu. I hate myself more than you’re hatred for me combined lmao.

>> No.10074629

>>10074615
>I hate myself more than you’re hatred for me combined
As is tradition on 4chan

>> No.10074650

>>10074615
lol you think any of us care enough about you to hate a random anonymous dumbass? get over yourself. nothing about you stands out remotely enough to make you more than a passing irritation

>> No.10074746

>>10074185
I don't think you'll have much of an issue with Fugo. They might question why you're not wearing a shirt underneath a suit jacket, but I think a simple explanation of "it's for a costume, that's how the character wears it" will be an answer enough for them to write it off as silly hijinks. If you're nervous about a more feminine linked character like Gerudo link, breach the topic with them using a "safe" character like Aladdin. He is also mostly topless and wearing harem pants. And at the end of the day, if you're still too nervous, just don't change into Link's top and headress until you get to the con. Overall though, I think you have nothing to worry about. I thought my parents would make fun of me for my hobby too (albeit I'm a female), but they actually showed genuine curiosity even though they didn't quite understand. I hope the same goes for you. Remember that a lot of beef cake male characters in media wear hardly any clothes ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

>> No.10074748

>>10074615
It's unfortunate that you're going through that, but the internet isn't a receptacle for your emotional outrage. You can't cry out that you're being mistreated when you're being disrespectful to someone who wasn't even talking to you. Remember that everything you type here is done anonymously. We aren't in you're everyday life to know when you're having a bad day or week. Your words represent themselves without explanation.

>> No.10074762

>>10073671
man it was so tedious attaching the bias tape around the inside corners, but i finally got it and it worked out pretty well! thanks a ton for the help!

>> No.10074811

>>10074748
You’re really nice and I appreciate it. Yeeeeeaaaaaaahhh I’m a pretty talentless cosplayer. I figured I’d wait a bit to do Chell but I really wanna do Ladybug but I can’t find a good pattern.

>> No.10074812

>>10074629
Bit too broad. More of the whole internet

>> No.10074886

Cosplay is some thing that has always interested me. But since me being new to the whole scene, Is there a lot of backlash for people who are darker skinned? Me being a brownish tan complexion. Would I get a ton of hate for not being the same skin color as the character?

>> No.10074897

>>10074886
it varies wildly based on social circle. most circles don’t care, some circles are of the opinion that no one should cosplay characters they don’t look like, and some circles are SUPER into darker cosplayers, especially of white/asian characters

>> No.10075030

>>10074886
I've been cosplaying for about seven years now, so of course this is just my experience, but it's kind of complicated. Being in North America is definitely going to give you an easier time, I hear that in Europe & Asia they're a bit more critical of you trying to match the skin colour of the character.
Blatant hate, you're probably not going to get. You will likely hear people calling you the "brown" or "black" version of characters. Like "Hey, I love your brown Zero Two cosplay!" instead of just recognizing you as the character. You'll also probably hear people exclusively suggesting similarly toned characters for you to cosplay. Occasionally, you'll get rude people who'll leave comments about how the skin colour looks weird or bad. But I'd be surprised if you got harassed in the current community.

You do have to go into it knowing, though, that no matter how hard you work, and how quality your cosplays are, you probably won't end up with the same success of someone who's white or asian. It's just not likely. I can count on one hand the number of dark-skinned cosplayers I'd consider "cosfamous" (and they're all female, and lean more towards provocative content). But if you're in it for fun, that probably won't matter to you.

Basically, of course it varies from place to place, but I wouldn't expect hate. Your experience will probably be different than that of someone fair-skinned though.

>> No.10075075

>>10075030
You serious m8, no one would ever say “I love your black Zero Two!”. They just say Zero Two. Even normies without a drop of SJW in them know not to mention to black people that they are black.

>> No.10075117 [DELETED] 

>>10075030
>Occasionally, you'll get rude people who'll leave comments about how the skin colour looks weird or bad
Because it does. It doesnt matter if your hair is naturally frizzy, dark and curly, people are completely justified in saying you fucked up when you go out and cosplay rapunzel. It's the exact same with skin color and race. Sometimes, features you have due to your race make you not viable for a character but that doesn't mean criticism is less justified.

>> No.10075160

>>10075117
This is so fucking wrong I don’t even know where to start.

>> No.10075162

>>10075075
>>10075075
Dude really? Are you a dark-skinned cosplayer? Because I literally am, and I only wrote that post based on things that have literally happened to me. I’ve never heard it online, but I’ve had COUNTLESS people talk to me at cons be like “omg i love your brown [insert character here]”, so it’s weird that you act like it wouldn’t happen. Though it’s probably an even mix of fair & dark skinned people who say it, not just white people.

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>>10075075
>no one would ever say “I love your black Zero Two!”
>be black cosplayer
>mfw people do say this

>> No.10075251

>>10075162
>>10075171
Wow you guys are the real racists for pointing out people's racism.

>> No.10075282

>>10075162
Based on your literallies I’m inclined to believe you were embellishing a bit.

>> No.10075287

>>10075282
Huh. That was the opposite effect I was trying to have.

>> No.10075291

I bought a cheap $20 6-hoop hoop skirt, and it's the kind that has a drawstring to secure. I can't seem to securely tie it so that it won't slip off my waist and drag along the ground. What sort of knot am I supposed to use?

>> No.10075434

I posted in the last thread but I'm still struggling. I have a foam head that's after 2 ft tall and round, and totally hollow inside. When it is on my shoulders, it wobbles.
Per CGL's suggestion I grabbed a helmet, but because of the season cannot find a pool noodle, and not sure how to attach a pool noodle to foam/a helmet.
The head extends at least a foot above my head, so I have to fill the gap between the helmet with something. Normal upholstery foam seems like it would be expensive and hot. I thought maybe styrofoam- but how connect it to the helmet/head? Then I thought maybe something like a back brace that extends into the head to keep it from falling forward but I'm struggling on execution. Pls send help.

>> No.10075470 [DELETED] 

>>10075160
Nigger. You will always look out of place because OBJECTIVELY you are.

No matter how much you delude yourself.

>> No.10075479

>>10075470
What a disgusting human being you are. I truly cannot believe people like you still exist in 2019.

>> No.10075482 [DELETED] 

>>10075479
I try to say something as nicely as possible. You cant comprehend it, your cognitive dissonance is too strong, youget offended so now I dont care.

Lynch yourself any day, monkey.

>> No.10075497 [DELETED] 

>>10075479
What are you going to do when you see a 7ft guy cosplaying as a middle earth dwarf?
What are you going to do when you see a midget cosplaying a space marine?
>oh my gosh, what a fantastic cosplay that I cannot criticize based on innate traits this persom has!
>God forbid I OPPRESS them by pointing out that they dont look right... no no, I wouldn't want to be RACIST against midgets

You have no integrity. You've lost the ability to use the thing inside your head therefore it has atrophied. You're as thoughtful as an animal and worth just as much. You're an animal. You're a dog. You're certainly not human.

>> No.10075516

>>10075497
Cosplay is a fucking hobby. People do it for fun, and because they enjoy it. If I saw those people, honest to god, the only thing I'm looking at (and possibly judging) is the costume. Not the person wearing it. Because it's a fucking hobby. I don't know why this is so serious to you.

>> No.10075520

>>10075516
I care about what's true. You care about projecting good virtue to others.

No, you absolutely wouldn't look at someone butchering a cosplay and go "oh yeah, that looks good". If you truly lack this ability to judge then you are simply no better than an animal. A dog looks at a cosplay and makes no judgements as to whether it's good or bad and that's what you aspire to be.

>> No.10075524

>>10075520
Of course I judge cosplay, that's what I said. But its the COSTUME. The craftsmanship, the quality of the work put into it. Anyone can wear a garment, so what point is it to judge the person. If it's well-made, no matter what they look like, the only thing I'm going to do is congratulate them.

Damn, you're really trying to get a rise out of me.

>> No.10075527

>>10075524
You just sound completely delusional.

How can q big burly man cosplay as a tiny anime girl AND IT NOT BE A JOKE? Nobody is stupid enough to actually do that because INNATE CHARACTERISTICS MATTER.

There is a thread up right now on this board where people are asking for advice for what characters they suit. I guess you believe everyone in this thread is just stupid and cannot comprehend why this thread would even exist? This is literally what you want me to believe?

>> No.10075537

>>10075527
No, you really are a horrid person obsessed with negativity. Everyone is fucking different. Personally, I try to find characters I suit best, but every few costumes, I'll step outside my comfort zone and do something super different for me. I enjoy both equally. I don't judge people who want to physically look like a character any more than I judge people who don't care. Because they're doing what's fun for them. What the fuck is wrong with you? Why are you so bent on policing others' hobbies?

>> No.10075559

>>10075251
That's fucking stupid
for one its not racist to point out somebodies color
and two, they aren't even being racist about their statements. Neither of which is racist. You're just being an idiot.

>> No.10075566

What's the best place to get a costume commissioned? Is there anyone you guys could reccomend or is it just searching on etsy for people?

>> No.10075615

>>10075434
So I see this is a productive thread and all, but I solved my own problem, I used pipe insulation which is a bit like a pool noodle.

>> No.10075637

>>10075566
Insta my friend. Insta.

>> No.10075639

Ok so I’m making a ladybug cosplay. Does anyone know about how I can make little feet parts I can sew onto the legs?

>> No.10075827

>>10075637
>>10075566
And twitter.

>> No.10075828

>>10075639
Trace a shoe or watch "boot cover" tutorials on youtube

>> No.10075889

>>10075615
I'm glad it worked out, anon! You should post in the progress thread, I'm curious to see what it looks like.

>> No.10076140

>>10075828
Thanks! This’ll be my first time doing this so I’m nervous

>> No.10076141

>>10075889
Where’s the progress thread??

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Hi guys. I have an almost nonexistent knowledge of sewing and whatnot, but I want to put together a cosplay for AX this year. I want to go as Sanageyama from Kill la Kill as a group with some friends. His outfit is pretty simple and I can more or less experiment with foam to figure out the tricky bits with one exception...for the coat.

I know there's some reproductions of it online but they all look kind of cheap and inaccurate. This lead me to wondering if anyone knew good go-to shops or anything for cosplays with long coats barring making the whole thing from scratch which I definitely can't pull off. Looked around on Amazon but didn't find much.

>> No.10076456
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What should I do to get the effect of his arm? Red rubber bands?

>> No.10076522

>>10076301
Are you looking for a coat to build off from to get the finished product or are you looking for cosplay shops to buy a finished coat from? Tbh anon, in either case, I'd say just go for a commission.

>> No.10076523

>>10076456
The weight of that alone would ensure that you'd never be able to lift your arms. Upholstery foam and an airbrush perhaps?

>> No.10076553

>>10076522
Looking for a basic white long coat that fits the look that I can build onto. I can more or less handle adding foam and snipping away bits that don't fit, but I couldn't full on fabricate the coat from the ground up.

>> No.10076667

What's the best way to glue EVA foam to wood, and insulation foam to wood?

>> No.10076731

>>10076301
I don't think you're going to be able to find anything off-the-rack that will have the correct amount of standing collar and flare for you to modify from. Modifications to make the eBay repro one less shitty would be pretty involved (removing the lining, adding gores + suppressing the waist to get the flare, taking in the sleeves).
Do you have any friends who sew? McCalls pattern M7374 is about the shape you need with only minor adjustments to the lapels, might be easier to find a commissioner if you can save them drafting work.

>>10076456
You've got two problems: you need to add volume, and you need to make the flayed texture. I would look up tutorials for muscle suit padding to get the shapes and tutorials for exposed muscle sfx makeup makeup to see how to create the illusion of that texture using paint. You're gonna be using acrylic/fabric paint instead of makeup but the colors and strategies will be the same.

>>10076667
Barge Cement. It's toxic as shit, don't use it indoors.

>> No.10076966 [DELETED] 

Probably a silly question but what archetype of character typically fits someone with a big nose?

>> No.10077186

>>10076966
A haughty "better than you" character like queen bee or rich girl. The type that are known to say "ohohoho". Don't base a cosplay on your nose shape though, anon. That's stupid.

>> No.10077191

>>10076301
You can find some premade cosplays for sanageyama from chinese sellers, which would be easy and quite cheap. Want to go to the extra miles you can replace or add onto the costume yourself (like adding your own shoulderpads, getting the wig nicely styled, add the weapon yourself etc)!
http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20190111152903&SearchText=Sanageyama+

>> No.10077192

>>10076456
Upholstery foam fake arm (look up muscle suit tutorials) then add the muscle texture with 3d paint or hotglue lines

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>>10047491
Where do you guys buy contacts? I need green ones, preferably a bright, noticeable, but somewhat realistic color.
Pic related is my normal eye

>> No.10077317

>>10077306
I've ordered from PinkyParadise for like 5 years and I've never had any issues. Really great selection, especially prescription. Their free shipping is SUPER unreliable though so I usually choose to pay :/

>> No.10077318

>>10077306
Honey color, pinky paradise, uniqso

>> No.10077321

>>10077317
>>10077318
Thanks, I'll look into these. I'm going to the eye doctor soon to get fitted for contacts so I'll find the right colors in the meantime.

>> No.10077336

>>10047491
What are some ways to really up your craftsmanship in terms of sewing? I can put garments together but I kind of suck right now in terms of cleanness and finishing pieces nicely.

>> No.10077360

>>10077336
- Press your seams
- look up actual sewing techniques, don't be tempted to use shortcuts (e.g making sure you aren't using a long seam length on curves, doing separate seams on corners rather than just dropping the needle and rotating the fabric, remembering to trim all your threads)
- use interfacing where you need it, ditto hem weights etc.
- learn different seam finishes
- don't be scared to line garments
- trim your seam allowances; you will never see a commercial garment with more than 3/8" unless it's designed to have alterations made to it, like a formal gown or wedding dress.

>> No.10077367

>>10077360
>trim your seam allowances; you will never see a commercial garment with more than 3/8"
1/2 in. here. It really depends on what they're doing. Like sleeve cuffs and collars which need less for sharp corners. I've made clothing with half inch seam allowances and it's not something of super importance while still making the garment look nice as long as they're pressed open or have some kind of finish like surging or specialty seams (french/flat felled ect)

>> No.10077371

>>10077317
What does the [yearly] and (3 months) mean on Pinkyparadise? Is that how often they're restocked? Or do I have to purchase them on some sort of recurring plan thing?

>> No.10077375

>>10076456

What I would experiment with, having never done that particular sort of project before, is this:

You use a very soft, flexible foam to form the bulk of the muscle, basically just padding. You then layer, on top of that, strands of twine held in place with some kind of glue or rubber cement. More than one layer, all going the same direction, to give the 'fiber' aesthetic of the muscle.

I would then spray the whole thing with plastidip. This should 'smooth out' the texture of the twine and fill in little gaps, turning the twine into a textured surface.

An advantage here is that you can do this same thing to make the 'hanging' muscle strands that on his arms and stuff, and then affix one end onto the muscle sleeves.

I would test this on a small patch, a single 'muscle group' for lack of a better term, and make sure that the resulting shape and texture is something you are happy with.

If you like how it looks, for painting purposes: you want to start with a very dark red as a base that covers everything, and then layer on a brighter red that covers MOST of the strands but doesn't fill in all of the little gaps. Then you lightly brush on a pinkish color onto the very outermost parts of the surface as a highlight. This should give is a sufficiently fleshy appearance.

Hope that helps!

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I want to do joker again since he's relevant again, but my cheap spandex gloves tore last time.

I've been looking for a wool or p/leather replacement and I've only found "wine red" aka purple and 80 dollar name brand high fashion leather gloves.

I own like ten pairs of leather/pleather gloves and they cost me like nothing all black or brown. I can find wool gloves in every color except bright red.

I want basically a cheap pair of women's or men's tight fitting gloves that will look the part and not fall apart in a single con. I still have other things to buy for him and other cosplay to work on, so I'd like to avoid buying Gucci or whatever for this.

I can fit into most ladies gloves that have stretch to them.

Any ideas?

>> No.10077378

>>10077376
I have looked on Amazon, eBay and AliExpress. If there's somewhere better I don't know about let me know please

>> No.10077380

>>10077376

If you can find what you want, but not in the right color, can you dye it or paint it the shade of red you want instead? That seems like it should work, though obviously you wouldn't do this to an expensive pair.

Side note: Anyglove is an application you can put on the fingertips of your gloves so you can still use phone touchscreens without having to take your gloves off every time. Generally just very useful as a quality of life thing for costumes with gloves. It does turn the fingertips black, but its generally worth the trade IMO.

>> No.10077382

>>10077380
I have never heard of anyglove I'm gonna check that shit out rn.

Also, I considered bleaching this pair I got that was advertised as red but was really a purpleish red but I figured I'd just ruin them and have no gloves. My gf likes the color so I just gave them to her.

It's insanely hard to find decent priced light leather gloves, but white wool should be decent to find. I'll give it a shot.

>> No.10077383

>>10077371
That's how long the contacts last for! The year ones are great and so convenient, I usually go for those. Plus, they're thicker and therefore easier to put in for beginners.

>> No.10077393

>>10077383
Oh, awesome! I found some on honeycolor which I think look better to me with the vibrance I'm looking for, but they're also yearly!

>> No.10077434

>>10077393
I will warn you, another big reason I go for PP over honeycolour or uniqso is that they have tons of pictures of people actually wearing them irl, in different lighting. The images the companies use t advertise them usually look nothing like the actual product, so I'd be careful if they look really vibrant on honeycolour without a lot of actual customer photos.

>> No.10077435

>>10077434
I was having trouble with that, but the one I'm looking at has a customer photo that looks great and a lot of reviews which make it sound like just the right color I need

>> No.10077439

>>10077435
Then I'm wishing you all the best! :)

>> No.10077441

>>10077439
Thank you! I have high hopes for this cosplay.

>> No.10077558

>>10077375
Twine has too many loose strands. Decorative coording or trim would be a better fit, but only with one that isn't too tightly wound.

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I've never done any sewing before. I want to make the shirt pictured and it's looking like I'll have to modify a pattern. Would https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m7637 work for a starting point? It seems to have roughly the general form and collar shape I want, unless there's something else you guys would recommend. Thoughts on fabric choice?

>> No.10077900

>>10077805
It looks like a long sleeve shirt with a standing collar. The pattern you linked is for a puffer / bomber jacket which is too heavy, too thick, and too textured for the garment you're going for. I'd suggest using this one instead: I'd suggest using this pattern instead: https://www.simplicity.com/simplicity-storefront-catalog/patterns/men/simplicity-pattern-8705-mens-pantsshorts-and-knit-pullover-top/. You'll need to add interfacing sandwiched between the layers of the collar fabric to get it to stay upright and uphold the weight of the buttons / grommets or whatever. Based on other knights' undershirts I've seen, I'd suggest pure cotton. It's breathable and looks the part. If the collar isn't tall enough for you, that's where I'd suggest altering the pattern.

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I'm working on Ryoma as my first cosplay for AX. I got two questions. First is what kind of wig do I need to get his hair right? Second is should I make the scarf static to get that wind blowing effect. His scarf is never down and resting.

>> No.10077938

>>10077918
Use wire or wire ribbon to keep the scarf up and poseable. For the wig, any thick chin to shoulder length wig will do. It'll just require some styling. If that section of hair towards his chin is a side burn, you'll need an entirely different wig though. Or just separate attachable sideburns.

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I'm working on a Danny Phantom cosplay for PAX this year. Does anyone know how I might be able to work out the D on his chest? The best ideas I can think of is an iron-on design, which in my opinion would look cheap, or some sort of fabric insignia sewn on, but I'm not sure about how that might turn out.
I'm also having some trouble with his belt. It would be easiest to just purchase something like this https://www.amazon.com/Syuer-Elastic-Trimmer-Stretch-Waistband/dp/B01MYSALFD/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_sims?ie=UTF8&th=1 to wear over the costume, but I don't like how the clasp differs from the source material. Should I also look into making a belt? And how would I do that and still maintain a good level of quality? I could perhaps just buy the belt linked, remove the clasp and sew the whole thing together into a stretchy "loop."
To someone more experienced with sewing than me: pls help.

>> No.10078532

>>10078031
Do you have a sewing machine?

>> No.10078691

>>10078532
Yep! I've also got tools for stitching leather if that's another option

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I'm putting together a Peter B Parker outfit, for lazy con days when I don't want to wear something more complex. The mismatched shoes are a fun part of the look, but the problem is that Converses have low soles and boots have real thick ones, so I end up limping (or at least walking uncomfortably) from the imbalance.
How can I counter this? Make a 'platform' for the sneaker? buy some thrift-store boots and chop up the soles 'til they're thinner? Do they make work/hiking-style boots with thin soles?

>> No.10079182

>>10078691
Sew the symbol separately, turn it out, then top stitch it to the chest of the body suit. Make sure to give a good press. I'd suggest just using a stretchy matching fabric and making a simple tall loop with it. You can attach it straight to the suit or add a hook & eye on the back. Or velcro. World's your oyster my dude.

>> No.10079183

>>10078958
Platform converse exist, but you could easily stuff the converse with an insole or batting to give you the lift. You could hack up a pair of boots, but that'd require lifting the foot padding and somehow scraping out the thick rubber without damaging the exterior or removing the sole entirely (which will be mighty difficult), shaving it, and reapplying it with the hope that it'll stay. Imo opt for the 2nd solution.

>> No.10079908

What are the cons worth travelling to in the US? I'm a cosplayer from Canada, mostly into anime and video games, and definitely want something cosplay-heavy.

>> No.10079952

>>10079908
As far as videogame and nerd culture stuff, PAX and ComicCon are the big ones. We've got 3 PAX cons in the US: East, South and West. East is held in Boston, South in San Antonio TX and West is in LA I believe. ComicCon is in San Diego but I think there's smaller ComicCon spinoffs in places like NYC.

>> No.10080100

Thanks for the advice! The pattern you linked looks like it would work, but should I be concerned about it saying it's sized for stretch fabrics only? Also, are there any specifics I should be aware of for interfacing the collar?

>> No.10080564

>>10079182
*The tall loop being the waistband. I guess I omitted the word when I wrote this post, sorry.

>> No.10080710

>>10079183
Oh, insoles! Good idea, thanks.

>> No.10080783

>>10080564
Some of the people I talked to seem to think just front-stitching the D symbol to the shirt would cause wrinkles and ripples around it because of how fabric like that tends to act. Do you think that'd be an issue? Or would things more or less work out if I kept it all flat and controlled

>> No.10080789

>>10080783
If you have already sewed and turned out the D before top stitching, then it should be fine, but do a test run on some scrap fabric, just to be sure. Stretchy fabric is notoriously hard to use and can pucker without the right care. On your scrap fabric, try using a bunch of different weights and lengths to see how it acts. Use a zigzag stitch. Try sewing it while stretching the fabric and then not doing it. You can change the tools you use such as a stretch needle and a walking foot. Or you could add interfacing to the edges to insure that it doesn't pucker. If you don't mind using a quick and dirty method, you could sew the D then adhere it to the costume with hem tape or double sided interfacing.

Also don't forget to trim your seam allowances after sewing so that you get crisp points when you turn it out.

>> No.10080795

>>10080710
Godspeed, anon.

>> No.10081172

>>10047491
What is the best con for someone with zero experience in cosplaying?

>> No.10081252

>>10081172
Something small and local. Check out what you have in your area.

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>>10047491
Hello dearest anons of the /cgl/ comunity, I would like to ask you if anyone has some tips on how to make masks/this particular mask which I need for my cosplay; also the gauntlets/blade parts of said gauntlets especially since I have yet to think a way to make em so they aren't flimsy and won't spin around/be loose while they are ither extended or retracted along the arm.
I don't have any experience with making masks/working foam/other materials to make things like armor or masks so I would like to ask if anyone had any idea on how to make em or how to make this particular one (as well as things like visibility, breething room, extra parts and the sort)
I'll wait for a rapid response from the gentle anons around here and feel free to ask questions reguarding my person or the cosplay itself

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Which wig would work best for this style? I was thinking of getting an arda wig since it guarantees good quality, but they have so many styles and colours to choose from, I get lost.

>> No.10082188

>>10082159
>>10082159
You'll need a 40in wig with bangs (can be shown as side swept or down, it'll work either way). When spiking, just make sure to thin out the excess hair to keep it light and able to defy gravity. Here's three options at three different price points.

Arda: https://www.arda-wigs.com/collections/classic-extra-long-wigs/products/venus-classic in light blonde
EpicCosplay (2nd runner up to Arda): https://www.epiccosplay.com/persephone-40-rich-butterscotch-blonde-straight-long-cosplay-wig.html in Rich Butterscotch Blonde
MapofBeauty on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/MapofBeauty-Costume-Straight-Cosplay-Blonde/dp/B00GPHK430?th=1 in Yellow

Do best girl Panty some justice.

>> No.10083369

>>10080789
What type of fabric do you think would be the best for this? I'd imagine something relatively heavy, but I'm not sure what exactly.
And what about the belt? Is the one I linked in the original question a good idea? Should I sew it together or deal with the clasp?
Thanks for the help, by the way. I'm a bit out of my element with sewing

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Never been to a con before. How far ahead in advance am I supposed to book a hotel room for a con? Tried to book for Ohayocon in December, but no rooms (understandably). Then I tried to find rooms for Colossalcon, no rooms at all. Then I looked for rooms for Matsuricon thinking SURELY a con that's eight months away will have some hotel rooms available, but it doesn't look like it. Am I just fucked for going to any cons in Ohio this year, or would it still be worth it to get an Airbnb or something?

>> No.10083971

>>10083702
Colossalcon is literally 15 mins from my house, my sister works there. We have a load of hotels and resorts in this area. Just look around and you'll probably be able to find something within 15-20 mins of the resort.

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