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Old thread
Please post cosplay questions here instead of making a new thread for them.
>Jfash questions?
>Specific topics
Kimono/traditional Japanese clothing
Makeup/skin care/hair
Artist alley
Suggestions/what should I cosplay
Self post
>Regional threads

>> No.10451990

Unanswered questions from last thread:
(Last anon, if you meant glueing the lace to your head, I like Ghost Bond as a budget option and if you have the coin, Telesys 5)

>> No.10452180

I don't have tattoos myself, but my sister uses MAC face and body and some random concealer. theoretically any high coverage foundation would work, but the MAC product is designed for body use and comes in bigger bottles because of that. if it's something you need to do a often maybe take that into consideration. keep in mind that your face shade may not be the same as your body shade. i found a video using similar products to the ones mentioned above. https://youtu.be/c1ElV3hrEgQ

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How would I go about adding armor to a zentai suit? My current thought was to craft the neon bits in foam and hot glue/velcro them on but would it be better to put it underneath? Any good resources for working with zentai?

>> No.10453160

A knit and hot glue would be a diaster. Does it actually have to be attached to the zentai or would wearing it over it be fine? Because you're much better off doing the second

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How would I go about putting the armor over top? My orginal plan was to get an all black zentai but I still dont know the easiest way to attach the armor

>> No.10453278 [DELETED] 

NTA but you would basically make an understructure like a bulletproof vest, attach the armor pieces to that, and pull it on over your head and fasten it on the sides with velcro.

>> No.10453286

This tutorial should be helpful to you. I'd suggest watching the whole thing just to get an understanding of how the bodysuit is adjusted for attachment. Do not use hotglue though, it'll pop off as soon as you stretch the fabric to get inside or move, making you very sad. Velcro would be a better option since it can stretch with the fabric if sewn in. Also, if you put the foam underneath it will not give you the defined shape you want because fabric doesn't suction cup to you even if its skintight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NovgPB4UAXU&t=117s

>> No.10453287

That would work if you want to do a muscle suit underneath but based on OP's pictures, they would need to put it on top.

>> No.10453294

incorrect. you need understructure so the armor on top doesn't shift. the understructure keeps the suit from moving with your body which allows you to attach velcro to the areas the armor needs to go.

>> No.10453432

What's the best way to make shades/glasses for cosplay? Is it worth it at all or is it best to buy them already made? Need to make very specific glasses so let's say I can't exactly buy the model, how can I make the prop?

>> No.10453472

It's probably easier to buy when you can. What kind of glasses are you trying to make? Or what specific character?

>> No.10453515

I interpreted your first post as op making the "bulletproof" vest, attaching armor to it, then zentai suit. I see you mean vest, suit, then armor. In which case I agree with you.

>> No.10453939

Are there any good bloomers I can buy on amazon for an Alice costume?

>> No.10454067
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hey /cgl/ im a 6'2" average/muscular built guy who is looking to get into magical girl cosplay. Is this something that i can have hopes of pulling off? I'm not very versed in cosplay so any help would be appreciated thanks.

>> No.10454090

Anything is possible, but understandably you will have to take more steps if your aim is to look like a petite young pretty girl. If you just want to cosplay well without obscuring your maleness while in feminine cosplay, then that's another and easier route to take. Magical Girl Ore might be a perfect spot for you to start. The crossdressing thread should have a lot more resources and the ability to answer questions better for you.

>> No.10454239 [DELETED] 

Literally just type “bloomers” into amazon, pick a pic you like, and read the reviews.

>> No.10454514

Is it okay to ask for help here on finding the best looking/best quality version of a cosplay outfit online?

>> No.10454768

Thank you for asking before posting. The idea of threads like these is to point you in the right direction, not to do the work for you. So, if you are deciding between a few options and have already looked at reviews,then feel free to ask. If your question was "where to buy cosplay" then google could answer it more thoroughly and quickly than any of us could or would care to.

>> No.10455094

Okay thank you, basically I'm somebody who's ordered from AliExpress before (only once) and while I was relatively happy with what I got, it's the usual nylon kinda deal. So I ended up finding two that I liked most but I just don't have an eye for things at all.
Here's the AliExpress one I found, with a video and a lot of reviews:
And then there's site one from CosplayShopper (don't know much about it) with a couple reviews:

On first glance to me it looks like the latter might be of better quality but I really can't tell and I don't want to regret it since importing isn't cheap and I'm unable to use Amazon either (I also didn't like the selections they had on it.)
My worry with CosplayShopper though is that there aren't many reviews and they're all very generic ones at that. I also have tried looking for opinions on CosplayShopper on this board but I was unable to.
Thank you in advance, anon.

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Hello, I asked this before but I left still confused, any ideas about how I should/could go about making these pants in a timely fashion?

>> No.10456800 [DELETED] 

The quickest way to make these is to make them leggings and paint the stars on.

>> No.10456814

>paint the stars on.
better idea is iron ons.

>> No.10456861

Sorry to get back to you so late, busy work week. My bid is for the Aliexpress link. Neither site discloses what material is used to make the jackets, but they look extremely similar. I think the CosplayShopper photo is just taken with different lighting. The fabric doesn't show any signs of being better quality or anything. I wouldn't be surprised if they came from the same factory desu. Also, the CosplayShopper website seems sus as fuck and since there aren't many reviews if any out there, I'd say go with Ali.

>> No.10456962

Alright, thanks Anons

>> No.10457252
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Whee would be the best place too look for a white jacket and a white peaked cap like this?

>> No.10457786
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I'm so enamored by fabric cosplays that aren't the manufactured stuff. But I don't know how to find the materials. This Zoro crossplay from sammyscosplay really makes me want to find the material to make my own as a man who sees male zoro cosplays just buying the silk manufactured clothes

>> No.10457796

I'm not the best with fabrics and you should definitely wait to hear the opinion of someone better at choosing them than I am before making the leap to purchase anything, but my initial reaction is that you'll want a natural fiber fabric like linen or muslin maybe? Something with a visible weave. It looks like the cosplayer used a decorative stitch to make it look rustic too. Either way, I hope you find the fabric you're looking for and pull of the cosplay!

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Hey, thanks for the reply anon. The only thing that's putting me off is how wrinkly the front of the AliExpress one looks, I've never seen a jacket looking that wrinkled up.
Also I do think these are actually different, because you can tell the logo on the front is very different when you inspect them closely.
Though I will agree that CosplayShopper looks rather sus and the reviews seem rather poor:
I hope you'll get back to me still if you see this. To be honest I think the Ali one might be my best and only option since I can't find any other site for this specific outfit.

>> No.10458286

Just reporting back to say I decided to roll with the Ali one. I guess the wrinkles aren't that bad.

>> No.10458307

If CosplayShopper had better reviews, I'd be more confident suggesting it to you but Ali looks like the best way to go even if it may be slightly lower quality. Honestly I didn't even notice the difference until you pointed it out, but good eye! I think you made the best choice with your available options.

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Yeah, thank you anon. Have seen a bad in depth review of somebody who ordered from CS and it matches up with the written ones. The only other place I found with a similar one was CosplayWho but it didn't ship to my country.
I'm just glad this is cotton+polyester instead of nylon, I'm looking forward to wearing it casually. This is one of the review pics and it ain't half bad.

>> No.10458670

What's the most comfortable materials for me to line the inside of a heavy coat with? Money isn't an issue so don't say polyester because wearing synthetics directly against my skin all day at a summer con sounds like a nightmare

>> No.10458729
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Design tips for these swords? I want to make them light up so my idea is: led light strip plugged into a portable battery that I hide in the handle or strap to my arm. These look really thin so I'm stuck on what the material should be. Does semi transparent acrylic sheeting from the hardware store work/ exist? What can I use as the core to keep it rigid?

>> No.10458820

Anon, look into "flat lightsabers"

>> No.10458844
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does anyone have some good tutorials for extreme wig styling? I'm considering cosplaying madara but I'm not sure how to handle the wig. I was also wondering if going more natural instead of trying to do really defined spikes would look ok

>> No.10458873

Did some wig spiking for the first time a while back (Sin from Guilty Gear) with some good results in my opinion, here are the two tutorials I found the most helpful:
And here's a timelapse that could very specifically help with your character:

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>> No.10458920

What the fuck

>> No.10459045

Looks great! I'm glad it worked out for you.

>> No.10459056
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I'm having a really hard time finding this very specific shade of lipstick (liquid or normal) for this character that's not
>very dark
>very light
I've looked at brands like nyx, mac, etc but from reviews and everything they all seem dark or opaque. The rest is all in America and the shipping is ridiculous.
What should I do? Any suggestions? English isn't my first language so I might not be searching well.

It's more like a yellowish green than a blue one. Like lime.

Europe btw.

>> No.10459118

You can mix eyeshadow with lip gloss and then apply. Or straight up creme shadow.

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Anyone have fabric recommendations for the white material of her outfit. My first thought is some sort of vinyl/pleather but I'm not a huge fan of working with it and not sure if it would fit nicely.

I'd make sure the eyeshadow is safe to use on the lips before doing that!

>> No.10459159

cotton sateen

>> No.10459161

I thought about that, but how do I know it's safe to use?

>> No.10459180

...all eye makeup is safe for lips.

>> No.10459282
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In a pinch you could try one of those crayon lipstick tutorials (just make sure you get nontoxic crayons). I had pretty good success making some a while back, but I had to experiment with the oil component to find one with good spread and coverage.

>> No.10459291

What are those Mecha girl cosplays with the follow-me eyes called? I've been trying to find videos of them on YouTube for ages to show a friend and have had no luck.
Normally they're dressed in Japanese apparel but their mask are robotic and have solid eyes that glow in the center and do the follow-me optical illusion.

>> No.10459294

Not necessarily and it's also not true the other way around. To anon I recommend purchasing bulk lip-safe pigment and using that

>> No.10459329

Thanks! that last video should help a lot

>> No.10459334

yes it is moron.

>> No.10459340

Chromium oxide green is eye safe but not lip safe

>> No.10459347

nice googling, but the eye also has the same makeup requirements as lips due to it having a mucous membrane.

>> No.10459349

Actually the main reason people think you can't use makeup products on different areas of the face is because you shouldn't use them on both out of the same container since there's a chance of bacterial contamination. the ingredients have little to do with it unless they are natural irritants like mint or flavorings.

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>want to make pic related
>but I'm fucking awful at sewing
>consider buying it because cons being cancelled for the last several months killed all my motivation to work on cosplay stuff anyway
>look up nier in all the standard sites
>all 2b
>one place has another character in his outfit listed but not him for some reason
>but then I have to work with women's sizes
Are you destined to get shit when you buy cosplay? Should I stop being lazy and make it myself?

>> No.10459416

Based Xenoposter.

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>> No.10459466

Seconding cotton sateen. You need to stiffen it to get it to hold that kind of shape though, or create an underlying armature

>> No.10459510

>I'd make sure the eyeshadow is safe to use on the lips before doing that!
Yes, very true! I would hope I wouldn't need to say that for OP to know, but you're right that it couldn't hurt to include that I suppose.

I was going to recommend this too but feared causing a stir. I'm glad you said so. It seems the other anons are already arguing about my suggestion though so mission failed lads.

>> No.10459819

Goddamn gulls y'all got me bamboozled, I don't know what to do.
Right now it's only for a photoshoot, but I might need it for longer wear in the future.
For now I guess I'll keep looking hardcore for lipsticks/liquid lipsticks and also looking for some eyeshadows, cream shadows, pigment, etc from places with good rep and no bootleg rando ones lol

Who would know a lip color would be such a tricky part...

>> No.10459834

Thanks for the answer, just replying to see if someone with stronger fabric knowledge can give me their insight as well

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How do you keep a skirt or robe full and flared out like in this pic?

I'm trying to sew something similar but I can't imagine how its keeping its shape like that when standing still.

>> No.10459952

A petticoat

>> No.10460078

Yep you can see she’s wearing a petticoat like >>10459952
is saying but also put some interfacing on the fabric which should be a moderate weight, not too heavy or light

>> No.10460198
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What shoes are these? I'm looking for something that matches the rubber soles/outsoles in particular; I can modify the fabric upper.

Are these a type of ripple sole trail runners? Where can I find these thicker ripples that ride up the outsole? Sorry for the low res.

>> No.10460351

Addendum: Thankfully voluminous skirts have been worn for hundreds of years so depending on your final desired drape and shape, you have additional options such as spray starch, hoop skirts, and horsehair braid. I would look at pictures of garments using these techniques because some of them may not be the effect you're looking for. You also have a LOT of options when it comes to petticoat materials so definitely do some research into each one. I don't know if you're making the costume shown in your photo or not so I can't recommend a specific material, but if you're gonna have bare legs under your skirt like the picture I would strongly advise against hard tulle because it will scratch up your legs and feel awful and itchy

>> No.10461125

JFC I cannot for the life of me attach elastic to swimwear.
I'm trying to sew on 1/4 inch braided elastic and this shit keeps slipping around everywhere when I try to sew it down and ends up looking like a crackhead sewed it. Am I using the wrong elastic? I just bought this crap from my local fabric store. How the hell do you guys do it? I watched loads of videos of people doing it so effortlessly, and every time I try running through my machine, either the band will drift off the needle path, or the fabric below will slip out from under it.

>> No.10461139

Have you tried hand-basting it into place first? I know it's a pain but it will really be worth it

>> No.10461197

Good idea, but question is how do I maintain a slight stretch with a hand baste as you neex for attatching elastic?

>> No.10461201

you're supposed to pin it. that way it will stretch without any issue while you sew but won't move around.

>> No.10461550

Definitely some sort of rough cotton or linen, but broadcloth could be weathered enough to work. One of the hardest parts of sewing cosplays is picking the right fabric for the specific use-case (ie. converting a 2D look into the real world). I would highly recommend going to a store and just looking at all the varieties; you definitely want to feel it and see if it's rough enough for your purpose.

>> No.10461705
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So I want to do a Splatoon cosplay, and of course my favorite weapon is the N-Zap 85. I bought one for like $5 and I'm planning on taking all the electronics out of it to make it easier to carry around. What are the odds I wouldn't be allowed to bring it into an American con setting?

>> No.10461721

This wildly depends on the state, county, and city that the con is in and the con itself. California for example has pretty strict laws about gun props. Could you be more specific?

>> No.10461799

All cons post their prop rules and guidelines in advance, and many will still have their rules from last yet posted somewhere on the web.

Regardless of wear you go I would highly recommend painting the tip orange or putting a removable piece on the end of the barrel that is painted orange.

If you wanted to go the extra mile you could place an effect on the end of the barrel that looks like the gun is in the middle of splatting ink, though this would make it harder to carry around.

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Where can I find CHEAP 4-way stretch fabric?Specifically breathable. I wanna make a Spider-Man suit,(got screwed out of a lot of money from quarantine despair/blind frusturation to get more money)

>> No.10462394

Buying local from non-chain stores is usually your best bet.

>> No.10462421

because I obviously hate myself and like suffering I'd like to cosplay a character with purple skin.
any recommended paint brands to slap on your face?
also, any general tips for first timers?
(apart from the obvious 'don't smear your fucking shit everywhere')

>> No.10462725

Nah, pinning it in place is impossible. The elastic is to thick so pins just bubble it and shift it around. I more or less ended up using this anons suggestion:
I basted it at 8 equally spaced points and just plucked out the basting thread when I finished. Took a little longer but it definitely paid off so I'll say thanks to that anon.

>> No.10462757

ebay is normally where i get the cheapest

>> No.10462760

NTA but you sound like you don't know how to sew.

>> No.10462797
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I am not a cosplayer of any kind. I did LARP 2 weeks ago and I quite enjoyed it actually. Maybe I will think of a more appropriate costume next time.
This post however is about halloween. I have never been on this board. I want to cosplay pic related. I have the hair for it and I bought the tie as a joke. I like wearing long-sleeved shirts on daily basis so I think I will pull this off. Now my question is suit. Do you think I need to get suit the same color as the tie or it could be any bright color as long as I have other accessories to compliment that I'm Yoshikage Kira.
I don't feel confident enough in wearing a purple suit.

>> No.10462810

>I don't feel confident enough in wearing a purple suit.
Well work on that because confidence is a key trait of Kira.

>> No.10462820
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I've been thinking about cosplaying Lobo (left of pic related), but I really don't feel like putting on so much white body paint. Do you guys think it'd be a good idea to take a cue from Deadpool 2's Domino (right of pic related), or no?

>> No.10462862
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I'm feeling really fucking stupid, but what's the name of the tie in pic related? It's like a butterfly knot on black ribbon, except used in the place of a tie. I tried Googling "knit tie" but nothing relevant came up. It looks like it *might* be a string tie but the design isn't the same.

Kira's outfit is very distinct and the color of the suit and shirt are THE most defining aspects of his outfit. If you see someone turned around across the con in a light purple suit, you can basically bet it's a Kira cosplayer. Very iconic. I wouldn't try to pick alternative colors. Cosplay at it's core is about having enough confidence to wear weird shit out in public, a full suit in a slightly wacky color doesn't start to scratch the surface of it.

>> No.10462881

If you're dark skinned go as inverted lobo, if not then save money on body paint spray. More effecient than hand doing it. Or make a muscle suit and paint your face

>> No.10462893
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anyone know where to buy an actual good quality jap sailor seifuku?
like not trash tier aliexpress shit
pls link

I mean NOT like pic related, but good quality lmao

>> No.10462899

Where would you suggest me to start looking for a suit? Are there cheap options or am I really going to look for a legit suit that costs good money?

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New to haikyuu fandom, not new to cosplay. I’m trying to find the right color wig for Yamaguchi and I’ve seen people using black, brown, green or neon green wig for him. I’m searching for something similar to the stage actor used so a brown/green color? It’s such a simple cosplay and I don’t want to fuck it up...

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Try looking up a Homestuck body paint tutorial, near the end of their fandom surge they had pretty solid skills.
Cliff notes:
>use a professional theater makeup brand like Ben Nye or Snazzaroo
>make sure you prime your skin before adding color
>especially make sure you seal your paint (there's both spray sealant and transparent powder)
>you'll want to do some light contouring afterwards so you look more "realistic" and less flat
>if you need anything more than your face+neck to change color, look up an armsocks tutorial (pic related)--this will give you a more even color and you won't be that asshole smearing paint on anything you touch

>> No.10462966

>I don't feel confident enough in wearing a purple suit.
Wearing purple suits isn't abnormal. I'm sure if you stood around near a church on Sunday morning, you'd blend in. What's the worst assumption a random stranger could make about you? "Haha look at this nicely dressed man". You're 100% overthinking this. In fact, I just saw a tiktok of a guy who's going to wear Kira's suit to a wedding if that tells you how normal it is.

>> No.10462967

> but I really don't feel like putting on so much white body paint.
If yo use armsocks, you won't have to apply it anywhere other than your face, neck, and possibly chest if you can't find a pair of stockings without a seam.

>> No.10462968

Different anon, but thrift stores, online, or try to find a natural fiber suit that you can try dyeing.

>> No.10462969

Get a brown wig. If you can find one with a green colorblend that you feel confident in, then get it. If not, then you could try doing the sharpie/copic technique to do a top layer tone over. Or just get comfortable with the brown.

>> No.10462970

>>10462960 Everything this anon suggested is absolutely on point. To further emphasize, you cannot skip the prime and sealing stages. The are essential to making sure everyone in a mile radius of you doesn't want to beat your ass for getting paint on their clothes. You can still hear the screams of ancient homestucks today shouting to seal your fucking paint.

Also like the other anon said, contouring is especially important for your face because the paint will cover your brows and any definition in your face. However, don't use regular colored bronzer or highlight, you should use eye shadow colors that compliment the body paint shade. There's plenty of tutorials online.

>> No.10462998

Look on cosplay wig sites, Arda, Epic Cosplay, and Assist Cosplay are pretty good and have a bunch of colors. Dyeing a white wig or tinting a wig would be good options too like another anon mentioned.

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What would be the easiest way to make something that looks like wax but isn't? Like, as close as possible without being wax because it would be too heavy and breakable.

Pic related.

>> No.10463079

Probably translucent worbla.

>> No.10463105

I would try silicone sealant. It's flexible, strong, and you can draw the wax drips easily with a caulking gun.

>> No.10463308

That sounds like it could work, thank you!

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Yahoo Auctions Japan (セーラー服) tag on cosplay category. Most are used so you get the best results when selecting used

Mercari (harder to pinpoint with the mass spam items)

Fril (uniforms there go fast unless they are expensive)

seifuku-doncky (Overpriced but good for full sets of summer and winter)

seifuku dot com on rakuten and official website (reusetop on yahoo auctions) They post products there for a day or so then remove them and post on their yahoo auctions page, I recommend buying on their auction instead of paying the normal prices because they often have many undisclosed stains and such

seifuku ichiba

Store order for brand new

Conomi store
セーラー服 tombow on rakuten search
セーラー服 kanko on rakuten search

>> No.10463753

Is it cringy to do a humanized version of something non-human? There's a certain evil AI I would like to cosplay

>> No.10463763

I'd suggest foam clay too. It's sculptable and light weight.

Not at all. Humanized cosplays are extremely common.

>> No.10464076

We just had a thread not too long ago about people cosplaying famous hotel carpets, anon. There is no limit to creativity.

>> No.10464209

What are some good places to order fabric and other materials online?

>> No.10464220

Etsy has been surprisingly good in my experiences. Just need to check the reviews and see what people say.

>> No.10464231

Depends on where you live, and what fabric you're looking for. If it's the US I ike sy fabrics and fabric.com because they're both super affordable and consistent. I've bought from some really random and sketchy looking sites too and have never had issues

>> No.10464719
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I want to cosplay as Di(eg)o. What’s a cost-effective way to do his helmet? I really don’t want to shell out for a real riding helmet seeing as I don’t ride horses.

>> No.10464875

Can you be more specific? Like what country you're located in, what materials you're looking for, etc? I don't like using shitty materials in my costumes so my favorite places to buy are Tandy Leather, Dharma Trading (for silk), and Mood Fabrics.

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Does anyone have vector of these I can download?

>> No.10464898
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Look up "JK cos" on taobao, it should get you some results. There has been an influx of high quality seifuku on taobao lately for some reason. Don't expect japan made quality tho.
>pic related

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I've had this wig from Lucaille which is a Dead Master wig from BRS which is very close to the color that you're looking for, problem is, it's already been phased out. Try looking for a Dead Master wig that's a same shade (or maybe find the same one in a 2nd hand market) instead and just trim the side burns (the back is already short) rather than dyeing an entire wig, less work that way.

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>buy pants
>buy star studs/rivet (if pink isn't available buy silver)
>paint it pink
>attach to pants

>> No.10464943

dumb af

>> No.10465017

Why not just make a stencil and use 3 layers of fabric paint?

So dumb question of my own. If I order something that is clearly from asia and take the time to measure myself to match up with their sizing chart, is it still wise to go 2 sizes up?

>> No.10465030

You can buy all of the vectors here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/664916422/all-14-casual-ralph-breaks-the-internet?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=ralph+breaks+the+internet+svg&ref=sr_gallery-1-3

Or Individually from the same seller for about a dollar each: https://www.etsy.com/listing/664907316/casual-bell-ralph-breaks-the-internet?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=ralph+breaks+the+internet+svg&ref=sr_gallery-1-23

>> No.10465033

> If I order something that is clearly from asia and take the time to measure myself to match up with their sizing chart, is it still wise to go 2 sizes up?
Depends on the fit of the garment. I'd suggest reading the reviews to see if it has stretch, runs small or large and then pour over the sizing chart. Any garment you wear needs about 1-2 inches of room for movement. NEVER round down, always round up. For example, if you're a 36 bust and the size M is a 35 bust, go for the large even if its a 38 bust.

>> No.10465035

>Why not make a stencil and use three layers of fabric paint
That’s a lotta stars, Anon. I don’t really want to be painting a shitload of stars on the front and back of the pants for like 8 hours.

>> No.10465067

The cleanest and most durable method would be to use iron on vinyl transfer paper. You could use the same method for the cuffs and hat(?). If you're really concerned about durability, you could even baste and satin stitch the edges to ensure they'll last a decade. A cricut would make cutting faster, but you could definitely do it without.

>> No.10465092

Do you want a way that takes a little bit of time and looks good or a fast way that makes it look like shit? I gave that suggestion because you can apply the same to the arm bands as well. Its not as time consuming as you'd think anyway, especially if you hang it outside on a hot day.

>> No.10465099

actually stencils are a lot of work especially on stretch fabric.

>> No.10465282

What's so hard about putting it on a flat surface while you paint? Obviously putting something on the inside so it doesn't bleed through. I've used fabric paint on stretchy nylon with a combination of masking tape and stencils with no problems.

Anyway if you want to be maximum lazy I guess you can just get a star shaped hole puncher and wear pink material underneath. I saw a 1 inch star shaped hole puncher on Etsy that could be used.

>> No.10465299

I’ve thought about that, I’ve just never done that before, so I don’t really know what I’m doing with it. I’ve got the hat already, probably gonna order another soon in different colors from an Etsy seller who makes them. The armbands seem small enough to just paint.

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>> No.10465451

People have already given good suggestions. Why are you so butthurt.

>> No.10465575

>I don’t really want to be painting a shitload of stars on the front and back of the pants for like 8 hours.
Why the hell are you cosplaying if you aren't willing to put the work in?

>> No.10465643

Seconding that iron on stretch vinyl is the best way to go and it will give you the cleanest results

>> No.10465646

why are you so set on this. painting on stars is a waste of time and will look like trash compared to better methods.

>> No.10465692
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Let me preface this by saying I have never made a bra before and I'm also a guy.

I'm trying to make pic related for my girlfriend. A bikini top that's secured at the front with a square knot.
Image is from this tutorial video I found to make this top;
Seemed pretty straightforward, only thing is the girl in the video has relatively average bust and the top sits nicely on her.
My girlfriend has J cups. Even after adjusting for her cup size, it simply doesn't sit nicely on her. It's like trying to wrap a sheet of fabric around a ball; wrinkles and folds every which way and it just looks ridiculous. There is very little coverage at the square knot, naturally since the breast portions of the top are being pinched off at the middle.

I really am clueless as to what I'm doing here, I've hacked at this for over a week straight and have nothing to show for it. Do I have to create bra cups? Do I need to integrate underwire? Am I even able to secure the front with just a square knot?
I'm at the point that I'm willing to spend money on a premade pattern that has been proven to work on large cup sizes.

>> No.10465697

all of these questions make it obvious you have no clue what you're doing. this also sounds like bait.

>> No.10465701
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>I'm trying to make pic related for my girlfriend.
Wholesome. Try adding bust darts (armpit to apex or "waist" to apex, but I'd suggest the first option). It's a simple solution that should remove that extra bunched up fabric from trying to shape the curved surface.

>There is very little coverage at the square knot
>Am I even able to secure the front with just a square knot?
That sounds more like a problem with the design than what you are trying to do. Perhaps adjusting the front shape to something like pic related would be more flattering for your girlfriend? If she has a bra, sports bra, bathing suit, or any type of top that you can copy for your pattern, that might make it easier on you to find something that suits her best. Also, that knot is definitely going to come undone with just a little bit of movement. God forbid your girlfriend decides to jog a few steps in it, she'll be free tiddy in the wind. I'd suggest securing the knot permanently with hand stitches like you would do for a bow and then adding a bra closure to the back section.

> I've hacked at this for over a week straight
Take a deep breath. You're doing this for a great reason and sometimes ironing out the wrinkles takes longer than you expect. Don't be so harsh on yourself. She's going to love it.

>Do I have to create bra cups? Do I need to integrate underwire?
The cups and underwire would fix support issues but not necessarily a fit issue if that makes sense? Like adding cups or a wire isn't going to make the fabric stop bunching up if that's the problem, but they will support the biddies.

>> No.10465708

ntayrt, but when I first started sewing, I didn't know that certain projects or skills were beyond my capability at the time. It was hard to make sense of what information would be useful to my project and what wouldn't. Things didn't start clicking until after I thoroughly fucked up my project and had to start over. Doesn't sound like bait to me, but yes someone who doesn't know what they're doing anymore and needs help -- which is the point of this thread.

>> No.10465711

>all of these questions make it obvious you have no clue what you're doing
What do you think help threads are for?

>> No.10465712

>all of these questions make it obvious you have no clue what you're doing.
>I really am clueless as to what I'm doing here
Are you seriously that dense?

>> No.10465746

I don't know how I am baiting? And yes, to reiterate I do not know what I'm doing at all.

Thanks for the insightful post.
The darts are actually a pretty good idea and I might try this on my test piece, it's sort of what I was thinking when talking about making cups. The minor issue is that I'm using a plaid pattern (it's a swimwear fabric), so I'm a little concerned if I start darting it, the pattern might look janky/frankensteined if that makes sense?

I will try to make another test iteration with what you depicted. I have been trying to copy measurements off her bathing suit top, but that one has underwire, cups, the works on it. So it's a little difficult to pattern off that and translate it to a flat breast piece. I definitely will secure the knot with thread though, I had the same concern about it coming undone.

I don't think support is necessarily an issue, the top straps are adjustable (based on how far she pulls them), which in inself creates a lift. I just thought I needed cups and underwire to stiffen and contour her shape better.

Also thanks for the words of encouragement. This project has gotten me frustrated to say the least, but I don't want to give up on it.

>> No.10465916

it's a help thread question, and detailed too. are you schizophrenic?

The biggest issue you have is that you are inexperienced with alterations, which are actually much trickier to do than you'd think. Any time there's unusual geometry on the person's body (ie. someone is overweight, or is bustier than average as you said) the pattern must be changed around.

I recommend you just sit down with you girlfriend, and start pinning the fabric at various points. See what works and what doesn't. Look up some standard alterations (notably darts) that people do to adjust bras for different breast sizes, and try imitating them in how the fabric folds.

Sewing is basically fabric origami. It's a lot of trial and error.

>> No.10465967
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How would I go with adding the green to a Jolyne wig? would I take another colored wig, take the front, and sew it into the main wig that has the buns etc? and how much wefts should I get to add the braids?

>> No.10466128

Not that Anon but related question: How does one go about making a Jason Todd wig? Do I just get a black wig and sew in a white extension for his Lazarus Pit streak?

>> No.10466129

Is there a way I can conveniently cut out multiple stars at the same time by hand?

>> No.10466141

if you’re planning on buying from area you can get a small pack of lime green wefts for the front like you say. Not sure who else sells wefts so you’ll have to do the research on that.

Stack them up and cut them, the number you can stack depends on the material and type of scissors you use. You could also stack and use a rotary cutter / xacto knife. Or buy a Cricut machine.

>> No.10466212

Have you checked out this site or a similar one yet? There are whole websites and blogs dedicated specifically to making bras, corsets, and other lingerie

>> No.10466254

This >>10466141 or perhaps a paper guillotine. They have some at places at FedEx if you don't have one at home.

>> No.10466273

What are everyone's predictions for when we'll have normal cons again? State what country you live in too because some places have everything more under control than others.
I'm American and I predict we will still be wearing masks in January

>> No.10466275

This question is quickly going to derail the thread. Also it doesn't pertain to helping you build a costume. Please make a separate thread to ask it.

>> No.10466290

Bumping this

>> No.10466325
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I want to cosplay Claude this year but idk where to start like in regards to sewing does any have an idea of what I should do?

>> No.10466332

What are your sewing skills and equipment?

>> No.10466335

I have no skills as this is the first time I’m doing something like this but I have access to a sewing machine

>> No.10466338

Please don't attempt this as your first cosplay. Pick something simpler.

>> No.10466344
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thank you for all the suggestions! I tried to look for a brown wig but i’m not totally convinced. In the end I think I’ll buy one of these two from Assist since they’re so cheap atm. I think the green 13 would be good for the black/green style i’m looking for! what do you think?

>> No.10466350

>I have no skills as this is the first time I’m doing something like this
Oh boy.
You should listen to >>10466338
And pick something easier. A lot easier.
But to entertain your question; you have to break down a costume into all its seperate components. After that you havr to figure out how to make each piece. Read the sticky, there's a cosplay resource center on how to make different types of things.
No one is going to spoonfeed you a step by step procedure on how to make a costume, especially something this involved.

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Yeah I went as him pre time skip last year with a premade but if that’s the case I’ll just try my backup this should be super simple

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> I’ll just try my backup this should be super simple
That outfit still seems way too much for a beginner, what with the precise detailing and the crisp pressed seams.
If you've never sewn at all you need to pick a character that doesn't take much to be recognizable and requires only simple sewing. For example, someone like Monkey D Luffy requires sewing a basic vest and maybe pants but you can get away with modifying jeans, so you only have to focus on getting one piece right; another example is something like Kiki's Delivery Service, where the necessary sewing is a bow and a very simple dress. If you really want to struggle with sewing a jacket as your first project, at least pick one of the simpler, one-color school uniform types.

>> No.10466373

Difficult, but it all can be done. Understandably you want to make something you're motivated to make, so if you have your heart set on it, have at it.
Keep in mind you will have to do A LOT of trial and error to get things right especially for your first time. My first costume was a stormcloak guard, took me several months to complete it and there are still things I could have done differently now that I know better.
My best advice would be to start looking up how to make clothes from scratch; pants, shirts, etc. The way I learned was to take clothes that fit me nicely and designed patterns based on those dimensions. Loads of tutorials out there, you just have to approach it all piece by piece. Trial and error ad nauseam until you get something that looks halfway decent. It will probably look like shit, but if this is really what you want to do, take it as a learning experience. I'm fully of the opinion of diving into the deep end first, it's the best way to learn.

>> No.10466392

I would try making it out of Eva foam, then wrapping it in fabric

>> No.10466396

If my first cosplay is just like, a super cute but basic Jessie from Pokemon, are people just gonna laugh and call me a costhot? I really wanna get into the convention scene and meeting new people but I don’t want people just thinking I’m here to whore myself out idk

>> No.10466444

If it’s cartoon/manga accurate it should be fine, if you make it more sexualized for no reason then people will call you a costhot, also because of the nature of Jessie being a character that originated from the anime there are bound to be people who think you’re a cartoon-only fan and won’t like that but you should just ignore them, their opinion doesn’t really matter if you’re comfortable and happy with the effort you put in

>> No.10466553

So I’ve found a generic dome pattern that looks like it could work, but I’m worried about screwing up the brim. Any advise on that?

>> No.10466604

my bad

>> No.10466611

I would test out some shapes with paper, use thick foam and sand/round the edges. If you want it to be flexible you could maybe add some wire? Have you looked to see what other ppl usually do for the hat? I think you might also want some way to secure the hat to your wig since the foam would be light. Maybe some simple alligator clips on the inside of the hat would work

>> No.10466619

I was actually just going to use my natural hair since it’s a similar length and cut and is blonde, but I might just go without the helmet entirely if I can’t find a good way to do it, assuming I do other things properly like the distinctive top, some facial makeup, and maybe claws ripping out of one of the gloves, people will probably still know who I’m supposed to be. I looked around to see what other people were doing for it but couldn’t really find anything useful.

>> No.10466871
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Hey guys Europoor Anon here, so I want to cosplay as Eustass Kidd from One Piece.
I mostly search for wigs on Aliexpress but I don't know which one to choose. I would use a lacefront since I heard they are better for this type of hairstyle and easier to style.
I don't wanna use high end stuff from america because shipments will be costy as fuck, so ither european shops/aliexpress/amazon or whatever you got will be just fine, or if you have any other sudjestion just tell me.
I will leave a pic of my boy and his glorious hair.
Take care you /cgl/ads.

>> No.10467242

Lacefronts are really good for blending in the front of the hairline (ie. a swept back style will look WAY cleaner), but in this case the goggles should cover up the hairline pretty solidly so you could probably swing a cheaper wig. Just my 2 cents

>> No.10467546

Has anyone bought from EZCosplay? Look like they have some cosplay that I need at an okay price. I know that they are Chinese resellers so the quality will be okay at best but the costume I need is not too complicated and I can do some tailoring on my own.
How is the sizing with EZCosplay? Too small? Just right?

>> No.10467553

Just wondering if there are any cosplays out there that used human hair or real animal hair? And I don't mean using their natural hair, I mean wigs. It's something I'm weighing the pros and cons of for a specific costume and I am curious to see photos of other people who have tried it

>> No.10467567

The way I've been designing clothes and costumes up until this project was just creating patterns based off of clothes that already fit. Which has worked for me very well up until now. So you're right, I have never altered clothing. I will try to dart as the previous anon had suggested and see how it goes.
I haven't seen this before, but if altering doesn't go well for me I might just spend the money and defer to this. Thanks!

>> No.10467589

In particular I would check out these three blogs; they're the blogs of retailers so they are trying to sell you supplies/patterns/their books but if you weed out those posts there is still a LOT of information about making bras in these

>> No.10468301

How would I go about dying a white polyester puffer vest?

>> No.10468310

Use a dye made for polyester like iDye Poly. You need to keep the water boiling while the garment is dyeing, so get a stockpot big enough to hold the vest.

>> No.10468393

I just realized I also can’t find a sweater this color for cheap, should I just get a white one and dye it the right color?

>> No.10468485

If you do this, you need to be certain about the fiber content. Dyes for synthetic fibers and for natural fibers are not interchangeable. I strongly, strongly, recommend you get a sweater made entirely of one type of fiber such as 100% acrylic or 100% cotton. If you purchase a blend, even if it's a blend of two naturals or two synthetics, the fibers won't absorb the dye evenly and you'll get a patchy result. If it's a blend of synthetic and natural, it'll just be worse. Personally I'd get a cotton sweater. I own a few and they are much much much more comfortable and cool than acrylic. But I also know this is a costume and you'll probably only wear it a few times and acrylic is cheaper and easier to find

>> No.10469024

Alright, thanks for the advice. Do you have any tips for doing the diagonal stripe pattern? I have no sewing experience, but it seems to me that getting satin gold ribbon and sewing it on might be the cleanest and nicest-looking way to go about it. I’m just not sure how to line up the ribbon at the right angle.

>> No.10469041

Different anon, but it's decorative gold stitching or ribbon. You could either do a thin, tight satin stitch with gold thread or use thin gold ribbon. Lining the seams up correctly is honestly just patience, pins (or temporary spray adhesive or wonder under) and practice.

>> No.10469071

Thanks Anon, I appreciate it

>> No.10469103

Best of luck, anon.

>> No.10469116
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Anyone have any idea what kind of foot this is? It came with a machine inherited from a quilter friend. Singer, maybe a little vintage? No teeth on the bottom and feels really smooth so it might be a Teflon foot? but I’ve never seen anything like it and am coming up dry on the googles. Pls halp

>> No.10469588

You might've already searched for this, but is there a number printed on the foot somewhere? I've heard that you can look up a foot's function by the number.

>> No.10469624

After a lot of time and effort, I've finally made a bigass cosplay 40+ pound, and while it's not too unconfortable, I'm not sure If I can operate in a con safely without help, heat and water wise.

Problem, I've done it in a cave and have very few cosplay contact. Not sure what con I will be able to bring it, too.

Would it be considered normal to look for someone to help me, with me being totally ok to be the next day in a closet cosplay and ready to return the favor ?

If yes, where could I find people for such arrangement ?

>> No.10469654

unfortunately this is called having friends

>> No.10469661

Damn. So I have to drag friends not into cosplay deep in the eye of madness ?
That will be a though sell.

>> No.10469731

It's normal to have a handler, but typically your friends are the ones who do it for you. That doesn't mean you shouldn't compensate them, but it just cuts the awkwardness since you're spending so much time with them. If you posted a job listing on the subreddit, facebook group, or twitter hashtag of the convention you're looking to attend I'm sure you'll find some takers. Especially if you offer meals or a badge as compensation.

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Got sent here from a post I made, ill put it here:

Been trying to find a good quality vest akin to the one the Sniper in TF2 wears but cant seem to find anything, ive been told its a 'winter vest' but none of them seemed to have the right sized collars or just look even slightly similar.

I did manage to find a picture of one I think fits what I was looking for though (pic related)

If anyone can give me any names to google or shop links I'd appreciate it

>ps I'll specify it doesnt need to have a little bullet holder like the snipers

>> No.10469968

This one is clearly homemade, lrn2sew newfag

>> No.10469978

Winter vest sounds totally off course. Try leather hunting vest.

Obviously. Go be unhelpful somewhere else.

>> No.10471048
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Gonna try and keep myself sane these coming these months and try and work on a cosplay. Any advice on building this helmet? I've looked up tutorials but just not getting it. I'm pretty sure I can figure the rest of the suit out but the helmet is giving me issues

>> No.10471057 [DELETED] 

How can I find a gf?

>> No.10471118

I heard the guys on /r9k/ are very knowledgeable about that kind of thing, I’d recommend asking there.

>> No.10471303

If you watched tutorials I think you just need to go for it and be willing to mess up and redo things! It might start to click as you start working on it

>> No.10471498

Well the tutorials don't really allow for Toku designs. I have an 80 dollar helmet that I don't wanna ruin. I just don't know how to paint it.

I've heard clay and you can mold around the helmet but I don't know what clay to use.

>> No.10471800
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So I've never before done cosplay, but I want to paint a 3D printed prop. I've never done painting like this before (not miniatures, not cosplay, not in any other capacity).

Pic related is the prop (the skull).

The idea was sanding the 3d print to be smoother (and for color to stick), then priming it with spray paint and then painting it by hand with a brush.

Any good sources for tutorials on painting props/weathering them/adding texture?
I heard you should add a coat of clear spray paint between your color layers and the weathering color, is that true? What would you search for to get good tutorial? "paint 3d print" is too vague.

>> No.10471803

Punished Props Academy on youtube has a bunch of tutorials for painting/weathering props.
As for the clear spray paint, you might be thinking of a sealant like Mr. Super Clear. It would protect your color layer in case you wanted to wipe off the weathering and try again. It's mostly used for things with complicated color patterns, where you wouldn't want to risk messing up the color layer. For a simple bone skull it's probably unnecessary.

>> No.10471840

Thanks a lot, will check those out.

>> No.10471878

Where do people usually purchase their wigs?
I've only worked with foam armor before so this is the first time looking for one. What I'm looking for is fairly basic but I still don't want to purchase some dried out colored hay.

>> No.10471930

>I have an 80 dollar helmet that I don't wanna ruin
Try making one out of foam. That should allow you comfort and to easily add the necessary details you need. Punished Props has a video on his Mandalorian helemet which uses techniques that will be very helpful to your process. Use your helmet to make a pattern by covering it in saran wrap, then scotch tape and marking seam lines. Carefully cut away and transfer to paper, true up the lines, and then wham bam you have a pattern for your foam.

>> No.10471931

Google and youtube are your friends. There are so many easy to find resources out there. This thread is best used for helping you decide between a few wigs and other guiding questions that you can't easily find online.

>> No.10472040

If you are worried about ruining a helmet you have, don't use it and just create a foam base. But to answer your question you can use foam clay to sculpt. It would be easier to help you if you can post a photo of your helmet so far! As for paint we need to know what material it is before giving advice on how to paint it

>> No.10472086
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this is what it looks like, untouched

>> No.10472095

different anon, but definitely don't try to paint that. It's not worth battling with the material for. It'd be much easier to use it for a foam pattern like the other anons were saying

>> No.10472115

got it, I will definitely look into it

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I fucked up my wig's bangs by chopping it with a dull scissors straight across years ago.
It's supposed to be V / M shaped.
Is there any way to salvage this wig? Should I try to salvage the bangs by cutting it more or using the hairs on the top of the head to cover it and cutting those?
(I know it looks gnarly, it's being washed right now)

Really didn't want to throw out the entire wig because I fucked up the bangs.

Do you want to do it yourself or are you ok with buying it premade? I would learn how to navigate and buy on taobao, they have amazing jojo cosplay stuff for cheap prices (but remember the shipping afterwards).

>> No.10472294

I think your only real option is to remove the wefts that make up the bangs and replace them with new, longer, wefts. You can probably safely harvest a weft or part of a weft from the back of wig. Your other option of course is to try and find a color match but that would likely require you to purchase a new wig (I haven't seen a lot of synthetic hair being sold in weft form, especially in unnatural colors, outside of places aimed at cosplayers like Arda and Epic) which defeats your original purpose

>> No.10472299

>removing and placing wefts
oh god
alright, I guess there's a first time for everything

>> No.10472300

I would recommend using a small pair of scissors like those little ones shaped like birds. Make sure you're cutting the threads holding the weft onto the cap and not the actual threads holding the weft together

>> No.10472808

I think I’ve decided on making the sweater myself, just going to get a white one and dye it the right color, and I got some ribbon to sew on for the lines. Never sewn anything before but I’m sure someone I know can help, between my dad, mom, grandma, girlfriend, and best friend.

>> No.10473087

Trying to up my prop game. How do you guys paint/seal? I've read about the multitude of primers (ie. Mod Podge/Plastidip) and various top coats, what do you guys recc?
I've used Plastidip before and found it to be "ok"; the end result wasn't nearly as smooth as I would have wanted it to be, with a bunch of "granules" (which might have been because I didn't warm the can up beforehand).

>> No.10473255

Don't skip warming and shaking the can. How many coats are you doing? My plastidip things are always very smooth after 2-3 even coats. Make sure you are spraying from the right distance too

>> No.10473277
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I made a thread post but figured this may be a better place for me to ask.

I am looking to make an SST Mobile Infantry costume. Does anyone have any good ideas on where to buy some? I have contacted Real Clothes and Golden Armor. I didn't like the armor kit. Am I being too picky? I did buy the helmet from Golden Armor however.

Anyway, I am rambling. Any ideas or someone pointing me in the right place would be nice.

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I hope this is useful to you, I own a few books about making and styling wigs for theater and film so I screencapped this segment that has advice about removing wefts

>> No.10473841

Is there a cheaper alternative to using a heat gun to mold foam for armor and helmets?

>> No.10473855

A hairdryer, time, and a lot of patience.

>> No.10473861

Also if you're looking for a cheap heat gun, wait until Joann's has a really good deal. They sell some with their new cosplay line. (That's assuming you're US ofc)

>> No.10473927

What's the ideal distance? I've heard varying numbers all over the place. I've done ~2 coats before, but I'm very sure it was fucky because the nozzle was dirty and the can wasn't warmed properly. Have you tried alternatives? What are your thoughts on Mod Podge?

>> No.10474506

I haven't been able to get non-streaky results with midge podge personally, but if you prefer something you can paint on you should check out flexbond or flexipaint. As for spray distance I say about 8 inches works for me, but I've heard 6 inches as well, you should just do a couple different tests. I also usually do 3 layers. What is the weather like for you? That could also negatively impact the smoothness of your plastidip. After you're done spraying wipe the nozzle with a wet paper towel to make sure plastidip doesn't partially seal the nozzle

>> No.10475459
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I'm looking to make some flapping dragon wings to cosplay pic related, and I have a couple of ideas. My first idea is a puppet cable (like the ones they use in those shoulder puppets) with the wings attached to it. My other idea is to take the mouth mechanism out of one of those singing trout things, and attach one wing to each end of the mouth, so it flaps automatically and I don't have to manually work it.
Which do you guys think would work better, and if a puppet cable would work best, where can I buy one?

>> No.10475485
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I want to cosplay angel dust but I've need of a brand of gogo boots that won't fall apart. I'm willing to spend over 100$ easily if the boots stay good but not say 400$. Can anyone vouch for a good brand of gogo boots? Im open to alternatives, minus pulling a stocking/sock over a pair of regular heels.

>> No.10475507

Have you considered purchasing an actual pair of vintage go go boots? You can find some for sale on Etsy or ebay and if they're the wrong color Angelus leather paint is amazing and won't let you down. Pleaser/funtasma makes go go boots too but I can't vouch for their quality. I do own a pair of funtasma boots I bought for a costume and they're okay but I only wore them twice for photos, never all day around a con or anything

>> No.10475577

Just make boot covers, they will.be way cheaper, look great, and actually reach the height that's pictured. You won't be able to find a boot that goes that far up your thigh. If you can't sew comission someone to make them with your budget

>> No.10475621

Ok thank you. I've used pleaser before but they tore apart at a con before. Getting an old pair sounds like a good idea.

>> No.10475979
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This is gonna sound dumb and broad but I'v never cosplayed before and I kinda wanna do some. How costly is it in general?
What's some good tips for beginners?
That kinda stuff.

>> No.10476010

Depends. Typically more complicated costumes (armor, unique designs, anime-logic clothing, or more pieces) will cost more to make or buy. Sometimes buying a costume is cheaper, sometimes making it is cheaper. My first costume (outfit, shoes, lashes, wig, and prop) totaled $80 and my second, which I made myself, was like $40-60 but was a bitch and a half to make because I had no clue what I was doing and had none of the necessary tools yet.

A good way to figure out where your desired cosplay falls in that range is to do a costume breakdown (breakdown).
>Find reference pictures that you can use for a front and back view of your character. If your character is wearing layers, it can be helpful to see a reference with a layer or two off (ie, takes off jacket or something), but it's not required.
>Next draw an arrow and label each piece of the costume starting from top to bottom, inside to outside. So, for pic related you would start with her hat, wig, earrings, purple lipstick, and dress.
>Next, identify if you need to make, buy, or commission any of these pieces. (If you're making them, start listing the tools/materials you will need to do so and again identify if you need to buy anything)
>Finally, give a rough estimate of each piece of the costume to find a rough budget. Doing some research (like how much the outfit will cost) will help.

I could go on and on, but honestly the best thing I can offer you aside from this breakdown is to point you to youtube. There is amazing, specific, free content about how to plan a costume, where to buy wigs/costumes, and how to plan costumes that will be very helpful to you.

>> No.10476095

What aspects of cosplay are you most interested in? Are you interested in making costumes? Or do you prefer to buy them? Are you mainly interested in sewing, or amor costumes?

My advice is buy a sewing machine (or borrow one from a relative/friend) and dont even start with a cosplay. First try making a pillow case, then purchase a simple sewing pattern and learn how to read and use that, looking up any techniques in the pattern you are unfamiliar with. There are clothing patterns geared towards beginners, so try to use one of those. You would probably be looking at a minimum $300 investment for a sewing machine, one pattern, notions (thread, scissors, etc) and some fabric to get started with those steps.

>> No.10476110

Im not sure really, Iv never done sewing before. I guess I just wanna try it out and have fun? Is that a stupid response?

>> No.10476111 [DELETED] 

The tears just keep coming

>> No.10476119

Nope not a stupid response at all! that's exactly how I got started, my dad showed me the basics with his antique machine, and I enjoyed it enough to buy my own. That's why I recommend borrowing one if you can, make sure you like it before investing the money. Since it looks like you're a jojo fan a Lisa Lisa, Remi, or SuieQ could all be good characters to start with

>> No.10476125

I wasn't sure if Jojo was the best option since they have such intricate designs... Also this might be stupid as well but is there a discord for this board or maybe this kinda community?

>> No.10476230
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What styling products can I use for styling my wig without making it crunchy? I personally need a more realistic fluffy style, not a deep fried crunchy cartoony one.
I'm tired of washing and brushing my wig in its soft silky goodness only to make it dry and crunchy after styling

>how costly
depends on a lot of things like
>your country/region
>how much work you want to put in
>how complex is the character/cosplay
>how perfect do you want to be
Some people make gold out of hard work and cheap thrift materials.
Some people (even "professionals") invest all the money and it still turns out to be shit falling apart.
Some cheapskate and make it all shit, some invest wisely and do it beautifully.

>good tips for beginners
I'd say
>don't be afraid to trial and error
>practice makes perfect
>there are guides, but there is no one size fits all advice in general
>see what parts of cosplay you like the most and explore it (wigs, makeup/bodyart/sfx, props, sewing, armor, all-rounder, etc)

If you're that scared of sewing or can't get to a sewing machine
>buying premade cosplays (wisely) and learning to modify them your own way
>buying regular clothes and items and modifying them into your cosplay
>start with wearing a good wig and learning how to style and cut it, doing your makeup/sfx
You're probably going to want a sewing machine on your own naturally.

Most of all
>do this for yourself and your fav character.
>if it's not enjoyable it's really not worth it. don't sacrifice yourself and have fun, fucking nerd.

>> No.10476232

Learn to sew. That's my #1 tip. Imo if you aren't willing to learn how to sew you shouldn't cosplay
Tease/backcomb or crimp lower layers of your wig that won't be visible from the outside. You may want to install extra wefts to do this. If the style allows it, you can also use what's called a hair rat

>> No.10476256
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Any recommendations on who/where to commission a set of spartan armor? I dont have the resources to mold or 3d print anything myself and im too impatient to learn enough to actually make it look good. I saw some stuff on etsy but I don't trust how low the prices are.

>> No.10476266
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A lot of jojo designs are complex, but those above 3 aren't too bad

>> No.10476328

The best tip imo is to leave the outer external visible layer of hair in each section alone. The problem I see that too many newbies rat nest their entire wig and then comb through it which gives off that deep fried effect. It can work for seriously cartoony styles, but when you want to look polished I find it's best to leave a layer of hair unteased to smooth over the rat nest.

>What styling products can I use for styling my wig without making it crunchy?
Hard to say without being in the room with you, but it can be a combination of what you're using and how you're using it. When applying hairspray, apply it from a distance in sweeping layers rather than directly to the scalp. Then gently brush through and dry it with a hair dryer. If you're using gel, genuinely use a pea size or smaller and use in small areas if the style permits. Typically even crazy spiked wigs are only gelled at the very tips.

Hope that helps.

>> No.10476336

Facebook commission groups, Twitter and Instagram tags. You should look through the commissioner's work and determine if their style/skillset is right for you.

>I saw some stuff on etsy but I don't trust how low the prices are.
Make sure you really read the title and description. Some sellers are listing the file to print and not the actual item which is why the prices can be very low. Otherwise, just check the reviews and determine for yourself.

>> No.10476435

What's the best way to go about creating striped socks? I need a dark blue/light blue stripe pattern, but Sock Dreams doesn't have the colors I'm looking for and can't seem to find them anywhere else.

I'm thinking of getting some light blue socks, stuffing them and taping the lighter stripes, and using a marker to color on the darker blue. Is there a better way to go about it?

>> No.10476437

Get some that are striped navy/white and dye over them with blue synthetic dye

>> No.10476585
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Hey, I'm a beginner cosplayer and want to cosplay the Great Saiyaman. However, I'm having trouble figuring out how to make the tunic and the helmet. Do you guys have any advice? The cape doesn't seem too hard to make since I just need to clip it onto the tunic and I need like a body suit for under the tunic. But mainly the tunic and helmet are what's got me.

>> No.10476706
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>buying premade cosplays (wisely) and learning to modify them your own way

2 Things:
- Is buying premade cosplay ok or do people generally think its lame or w/e.
- How do I go about choosing 'wisely' for that sort of thing?

>> No.10476754

For the helmet, check out Punished Props on Youtube, specifically his Mandalorian helmet tutorial. As for the tunic, that's tough. It looks like finding the right fabric to create those thick pleats while draping will be very important. But otherwise, I'm not sure if there really is a pattern besides just a very big rectangle connected to another very big rectange w/ big snaps at the shoulders. Maybe looking at a historical greecian/roman pattern would help? McCalls should have one.

>> No.10476755

Different anon, but:
>- Is buying premade cosplay ok or do people generally think its lame or w/e.
Absolutely. A vast majority of beginners start out by buying premade cosplays or premade clothing and altering it. Especially in today's age where cosplay is very readily available on places like Amazon, it's totally acceptable. Never try to pass it off as your own handiwork or try to enter a contest though, that's wrong. That being said, being able to make your own is such a rewarding experience and anyone who does it should be appreciated for their efforts.

>> No.10476767

i find buying pre-made and making modifications is a good gateway to actual crafting/sewing. some people also find that they aren't interested in it and just stay casual cosplayers.

>> No.10476935

>caring about what people think
>when the current state of cosplay is fucked anyway
>over a hobby about dress-up
As long as you're not killing anyone anon, fuck that elitism

>choosing wisely
As in research very well. Look out for scams. Read reviews, zoom in pictures, compare products, compare prices, where is that cosplay coming from, is the material durable and worth the price, etcetera.
Don't fall for scam reseller popular cosplay pages that resell crappy things 10 times what they're worth (and sometimes end up never sending it).
A lot of times people buy from taobao for 5$, claim it as theirs and sell it on their kawaii shop for 50$ plus shipping.

>> No.10476939

Well I guess it would hard to pin down specifics but Im not exactly sure what materials are good quality in terms of cosplay. The rest I think I can manage though!

>> No.10476945

thanks a bunch kind anons!
now at least i know where to go to dig deeper.
idk how i didn't think of checking out homestuck tutorials even though remembering the people complaining about them is what led me to ask here in the first place lol.

is there a specific priming and sealing product you can recommend/have had good experiences with?

>> No.10476946
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On scale of 1-10, how hard does this look to make for a beginner? (Ignore body proportions..)

>> No.10476958

to get it to cling like that, you'd have to either get a really really good fit or sew with jersey knit fabric, both of which can be reasonably difficult

>> No.10476966

I've heard Ben Nye sealant mentioned a lot. Some people use that in combination with with baby powder for wet-dry seal.

>> No.10476972

sewing with jersey knit is very easy
Medium weight, doesn’t fray easily, can even do it by hand

>> No.10477289

Doesn't look too bad to me, you will want to get an eyelet pressing tool. I think the neckline is what will give a beginner the most trouble, but just look up a video on how to get sharp triangles/corners with sewing. You'll most likely want to have some interfacing in that area too, which will help keep it's shape and keep the snaps from warping the fabric. Would recommend using stretch fabric, I don't think it's hard to work with, especially if you have a serger. If not just make sure to watch some tutorials on how to work with it and use a proper stretch stitch. My last tip would be take your time with lining up the stripes on the seams, if you can line em up it will look really good. All in all I think this is a very doable beginner cosplay, as long as you're willing to put-in a little extra work on the neckline

>> No.10477336

Different anon, but remember that this is a beginner. Knowing to work with different needles, stitches, fabrics, and lengths is an advanced beginner stage. Not to mention that this garment is very fitted which is very difficult for a beginner to get right. It's not impossible, but I think your experience is what is making it easy.

>> No.10477377
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I am planning on cosplaying from The Love Witch, this girl here in this particular outfit. I’ve decided to order from Arda wigs and I’m planning on straightening and styling the wig regardless of which I choose.
I was debating Grace but she seems to short, the other option in the colour range I think would suit best is a Luthein it has that face framing bang thing going on. Any advice on which would be better for her? Luthier or Grace?

I wish Orororo came in the shade I needed.
Thank you very much in advance.

>> No.10477410


i can't help with any of it, just wanted to pop in and say i love her style and now i have a show rec, thanks anon.

>> No.10477418

Grace does seem a little short. I vote Luthien.

>> No.10477534
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Where can I find a place that sell's these style of pleated deliquent pants for under $200? I did an asston of googling and the best I could find was a seller on rakuten for around $150 (which still seems crazy expensive). And unless I'm mistaken I just saw a post saying they no longer ship overseas as of June. I'd really appreciate any help on this.

>> No.10477581

Fair enough, in that case I think this will be a bit challenging, but still a doable cosplay! You'll have to do some research, get some tools, and possibly redo things but if you're willing to put that work in you should go for it anon

>> No.10477743

Try looking for yankee style clothes or a Metal Bat cosplay on Taobao. The Taobao thread can help you more.

>> No.10477748
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Anyone know if acrylic paint would work on an umbrella? I don't need to cover the whole thing, I'm just doing the spiral like pic related.

>> No.10477803

Thanks, I'll give the faq in the thread a look over.

>> No.10477974

Not sure if this goes in this thread or the sewing one, but..
Would 2 way stretch pleather with machine stretch in the other direction function similarly to 4 way stretch pleather? I'm using it to cover the bottom of a EVA witch hat so I don't think it needs too much stretch, but I'm still a bit worried regardless.
Thanks in advance!

>> No.10478032

>Not sure if this goes in this thread or the sewing one, but..
Either if it's cosplay related, just the sewing one if its casual. Or you can lie, I'm not your mom.

I'm confused by your question. If you are asking if 2 way stretch pleather will stretch in 4 ways then no. That's kind of in its name not to. If you're asking if it can stretch at all in the non-stretch direction on the 2 way then the answer if very little. Even non-stretch has some minor, but it's more like an inch vs. stretch fabric stretching to like 3-4 inches. There is also some stretch on the bias (diagonally) naturally in any fabric. So a two way stretch going up and down could stretch that way, diagonally, but not left to right.

>> No.10478037
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Are there any decent fabric stores online besides fabric.com that have a fairly wide selection of patterns? Trying to find something similar to the plaid pattern in this image but I'm having a hard time with the major retailers I know about.

>> No.10478050

It would work but acrylics not the best choise for such a big plain ornaments, all brushstrokes will be visible. If you have time I'd recommend you recover an umbrella by spiral painted fabric. To gain that fabric you can use batik painting or just place custom order for some poly printing companies.

>> No.10478055

Maybe a vinyl transfer? Or vinyl fabric attached with WonderUnder?

>> No.10478116

Putting vinyl transfer on an umbrella sounds difficult, I feel like you probably can't iron/heat-up most umbrellas. Personally I think paint or sewing a spiral would be the best solutions

>> No.10478383

Anyone know any places where I could commission a full face costume mask in the UK.

>> No.10478456

Check Facebook commission groups, twitter hastags, and instagram. On facebook, you can put out an ISO but you might have to do a little more heavy lifting for the other two sites to find someone in your area.

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is there some kind of heat transfer something-or-other that can be used to add shiny/glittery areas to cotton fabric, kind of like you see on some "sequin" fabrics? ideally if it is clear, but I can color match to the cotton otherwise.

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Is there some kind of heat transfer something-or-other that can be used to add shiny sections to cotton fabric, kind of like what you see on some "sequin" fabrics? Ideally if it's clear, but if not I can always color match to the fabric I'm using.

>> No.10478625

Yeah, I’ve seen clear HTV but it was from a German or European site, but I’m a burger so I didn’t save it sorry desu. HTV comes in lots of colors and is sold by plenty of sites, just look for glossy and not matte.

>> No.10478674

Thanks anon! I thought that might be what I was looking for but I've never worked with heat transfer vinyl before so I wasn't sure

>> No.10478722
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Need help figuring out which wig looks closest to Blair's hair. I like the look of the more pastel pinkish purple, but I also want to be accurate. If anyone has any input I'd appreciate some help

>> No.10478729
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You could get away with either one. In the anime it's closer to the top wig for sure but the manga seem to be more like the bottom wig.

>> No.10478776

Thanks anon! I'll probably end up going with the top wig since it is closer to the anime

>> No.10478836

Along with this, I don’t want her skirt shape coming out too flat, so I was wondering if using duck canvas or buckram would be enough to keep it flared. Or would it be better to make a mini hoop skirt to go underneath?

>> No.10478867

No, it needs more structural support than just a stiff fabric. A hoop skirt could work, or something similar to a pancake tutu could be hidden under the skirt.

>> No.10479061
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Where can I find a harness like this?

>> No.10479154

How close to finished do you guys usually make your mockups? For example I have a shirt mock up right now that doesn't have the lining attached but I can tell it's going to fit well (after taking the hem alloance into account). So can I just stop now? Or should I finish the whole thing? I'm in intermediate sewer (I think) and have attached linings before a lot, but I'm embarrassed to say have only made mock ups a few times now, so I'm just not sure where the stopping point should be. Thx!

>> No.10479155

Depends on preference. Some people make the entire mockup for practice. Some people make half mockups test and solve any challenges that pop up ahead of time. Some people use their fully made mockups as lining for their final garment. When you feel like the mockup has served its purpose for you, then its done.

>> No.10479161

Depends on why I'm making it. If it's for for, I go until the fit seems ok. If it involves a completely new technique and I don't want to fuck up my expensive fabric, I generally use the first garment as a test to troubleshoot any issues I might run into.

>> No.10479175

Don't know about where to find, but it's super easy to make one yourself with nylon straps. I recently made one for another cosplay.

>> No.10479552
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I have short male hair and I want my tiktok videos to go crossplaying, but I've never even done cosplay.
Wanna make Konata references, but I get the need for an ahoge at least. So...
Is it really necessary a wig to get an ahoge, or can I do it other way?
If it is necessary a wig, how much do cosplay wig cost? And what's the right sentence to search cosplay wigs online?

>> No.10479574

>short male hair
so what help do you need? i am assuming your hair is atleast chin length since short men always seem to have longer hair.

>> No.10479616

Imo, wigs will always look better than using your natural hair for cosplay especially on camera. Just go on eBay or Amazon and search up “blue cosplay wig” as a start

>> No.10479649
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I'm fairly new to working with craft materials, but I'm wondering what the best way to go about making a pair of skates look like this (red body with a green outer piece).

My idea was to use some kind of plastic-like material to cover the the skates with red material (rather than paint the skate itself so I can still re-use them after), and then another piece of material for the green to wrap around the top of it.

Any recommendations? I hear things like EVA foam or Wonderflex, but I'd like to make sure the best way to go about doing it, especially since it'll be going around an ankle. Maybe something more pliable like a rubber material?

>> No.10479762

It's 99.99% always necessary to use a wig when cosplaying. Human hair is oily, prone to laying flat, and frizz. Wigs are not. The can hold cartoony shapes and styles pretty much forever.

> And what's the right sentence to search cosplay wigs online?
>go to youtube
>where to buy cosplay wigs
>first video by Sachi

>> No.10479763

>My idea was to use some kind of plastic-like material to cover the the skates with red material
Make a boot cover using stretchy fabric. There's plenty of tutorials online. You can make the green part a separate piece or sew it straight to the red fabric. If you need it to be padded, you can add batting or eva foam. Add a zipper or velcro in the back so you can get in and out.

>> No.10480264

Thanks gulls. Sounds like I'm good to stop at this point then. I'll make a complete mockup for stuff that's complicated and/or uses really expensive fabric

>> No.10480601
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I've been brainstorming a Goku cosplay. I wanna either do a tunic shirt for his blue shirt or something like pic related. Is there any sleeveless gi/tunic looking sewing patterns?

>> No.10480638

I found this that looks like a decent pattern. Just don't sew on the sleeves and hem the armholes. https://roundearth.stores.yahoo.net/gipattern.html

>> No.10480640

Are you looking to make a leather, elastic, or fabric harness? Leather and elastic are easy to find on Taobao.

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Does anyone have any helmet templates for foam helmets? All I can find are ones that cost money or free ones that have dead links

>> No.10480947

There's a couple of different options, check them out.

>> No.10481070

Seconding the other anon on making a boot cover. You could make the green part out of foam and cover it with worbla or fabric, depending on your preference, and have it attach to the boot cover with magnets or Velcro.

>> No.10481216

How could I make it more tight fitted?

>> No.10481237

1. Make a sample
2. Using pins, pin the sample to fit closely to your body. Make sure you do it on both sides
3. Cut off excess fabric and use the sample to make a new pattern
4. Use new pattern to make the final product.

>> No.10481469

>>10473087 me again.
So, I sealed with plastidip and started painting it.

For some reason, there's a ton of grain on the prop, as if I'm painting over sand or something like that. Does anyone know what the cause could be? I'm using acrylics and am painting with a brush. There's some streaks which is because I'm a noob at props, but the grain thing is confusing. I've been adding coats hoping it'll help but it's not really covering it up. I might just resort to sanding parts down, knowing the root cause would be really helpful though

>> No.10481523

How did you apply the plastidip? Thin coats? Did you do it outside? Was there wind?

>> No.10481586

It could be dust/pollen/ash if you let it dry outside. If you live in a windy area there's a good chance that is what it is

>> No.10481653

In my experience with PlastiDip it can give smooth results, but it's hard to use. Use it too close, too cold or the nozzle clogged and it will leave drops on the surface that will give a grainy look when dry.
Every time I use it the result is better but damn it takes time to get the hang of it.

>> No.10481713

Hey anon, the armor vest shouldn't be too hard to make on your own, theres a tutorial on yt if you have the time and materials

>> No.10481826

Oh, shit, I did it outside and it was fairly windy, about a week ago. It definitely could've been that or plastidip being applied shittily like >>10481653. I read online afterwards that it should be really thick but I was worried about it dripping so the coats were thin (but 3 of them).

>> No.10481993

Is ezcosplay a good site to buy cosplays from

>> No.10482127

short answer no.
long answer
Rarely those kind of cosplay sites are good to buy from. What they do is buy the cheapest product from cheap chinese sellers in bulk and resell it for 100000 times worth their price.
Sometimes they steal random pictures and send you another product.
Some of them are actually chinese sellers selling internationally and some of them are actually transparent where they get their stuff from and offer reasonable prices for people who can't be assed to buy directly from chinese sellers themselves, but it's rare.

If you're going to get something cheap at least get it for its worth directly from taobao or whatever the fuck with a shopping service. Don't be a dumb cunt enabling these "businesses" to go on.

>> No.10482130

sort of a strange question, but does anyone have a good idea of how quick taobao cosplay shops are to jump on making outfits for a new game?

genshin impact finally became available to everyone on the 28th and i'm in love with it. really want to start planning some cosplays from it, but i'm shit on making my own, and i've had good experience with buying from taobao.

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>> No.10482279

This is a cosplay board not a Halloween costume board. Just go buy a vampire costume on amazon or something

>> No.10482298

This thread is for specific costume related questions. Personally I don't mind if you ask about a Halloween costume, but we will not spoonfeed you. If you need help deciding which website to go with or figuring out search terms or wanting resources on how to make or find historically accurate clothing, then sure. But if you're expecting a link to Spirit Halloween because you're lazy then fuck off.

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What is this circled part called?
I want to get one to attach my paddle bag to my sports bag's shoulder strap instead of having it on its own flimsy shoulder strap.

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Sorry that it's not cosplay related but it's related to my paddling costume and this seems like the closest there is to a tailoring board and I don't know who else would know about this type of stuff.
Might go to an irl tailor shop and ask about it, if nobody on the interweb can help. Here's another pic of a similar "buckle" (is that the right word for it?) that would also work perfectly.
Also, does anyone know where to buy single small plastic parts online without having to buy a whole 10-20 pieces pack and pay 10-50€ for it? I tried a local crafts store but they only had regular buckles and those clamp/carabiner-y thing and those double loops for adjusting the length.

Thanks in advance =^_^=

>> No.10482520

https://www.plastic-buckle.com/pzdx6306p-quick-attach-sternum-strap-adjuster.aspx this looks like it's the same thing. i can't confirm this is the "real" name of them but it's a good enough search term if you're just wanting to buy one online.

>> No.10482570

Oh shit that would have been incredibly helpful for the harness I made a couple months ago. I didn't know stuff like that existed so I made a hand sewn sliding shit.

>> No.10482906
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Trying to design a kimono in MD, more of a sewing question.
I want the collars to close at the collarbone but the dress just wont close. Is the front supposed to cross-over the midline? What about the back?

>> No.10482907
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Here's the pattern, It's strange the back/front don't reach the midline (or maybe I'm wrong)

>> No.10482908

Your measurements might be too small, it looks really tight.

Nice to see a MD bro for once.

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Other than Spirit, where else can I find an astronaut helmet? They’re sold out online and I won’t be able to check in store for a couple of days.

>> No.10482925

Do you happen to know some good resources to buy masks, helmets and such ? So far I juste know etsy.com

>> No.10482997

I have a problem with an item I purchased on eBay from a seller in Japan. Ordered the item back in April, got shipping confirmation but no tracking number. Still hasn't arrived as of October. I've been in contact with the seller and apparently their account has been restricted by eBay due to COVID and international sales (?). They said they can't give me a refund due to their restrictions but they will ship the item again. The express shipping they want to use costs $20 but they'll only charge me $10. The item is worth $50 and I originally paid $30, so I'd still come out good. Just wanted some opinions on if this is normal or if I should pursue a refund through PayPal instead. The seller had 100% rating before COVID so they seem trustworthy.

I've purchased from overseas sellers plenty and haven't ever run into this issue. My other packages from the UK, Korea, and Japan have come in just fine despite COVID.

>> No.10483179

Keep checking. I've been seeing people recently be able to pick them up. If not, I believe Amazon sells them too. Maybe a local Halloween store if you're lucky.

>> No.10483180

That's a pretty broad question. There's thousands of masks, helmets, and etc. sellers out there. You'd have to do some google searching to narrow down the type, price, and region you're looking for before we can help you.

>> No.10483195

You should try to work something out with the seller and/or PayPal if you’ve waited this long. All of the items I’ve ordered from japan in the past 6 months have never taken longer than 1.5-2 months to get to me.

>> No.10483219

They're claiming they are unable to offer a refund because of restrictions to their account. I sell on ebay myself and have never come across that. Also, many sellers in Korea and Japan are still active so idk why their account is in trouble.

I think at this point my only option is to just go through PayPal (if they honor up to 6 months).

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Anyone have any experience commissioning inflatable pieces?

I wanna be one of these guys without being stuck in a foam igloo and sweating to death

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My favorite wig shop Airily has decided to stop shipping overseas! ;(
Any suggestions on what I could do??? Is there a really good Japanese shopping service I could use!?
Please help.

>> No.10484187

What's the best way to attach cheesecloth to fabric? The skeleton warrior must march.

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So I have a general idea for construction and rigging, but how the fuck do I see
The front would be too far away from my face for kamen rider eye slits, and that black fabric people use for masks would be too noticable

>> No.10484479
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Doing Mad Mew Mew for Halloween.
1 Any wig suggestions? All the madoka wigs seem just a bit short in the ponytails for this
2 Giant bell ponytails?
3 Is this a circle skirt? I can't quite tell

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here's another picture, because you can't tell shit from those sprites wrt skirt shape

>> No.10485349

Hem tape/ heat n bond. Reinforcing with some stitching would be ideal.

>> No.10485350

>1 Any wig suggestions? All the madoka wigs seem just a bit short
It sounds like you're looking for prestyled wigs, is that correct? It's helpful to specify because otherwise you're going to receive only base-wig suggestions.
>2 Giant bell ponytails?
Check out tutorials for Marinette Dupain Cheng's/Ladybug's hair because she has the exact same bell style. Essentially you'll be using a foam core.
>3 Is this a circle skirt? I can't quite tell
Looks like it to me too.

>> No.10485450

I'm sorry I don't have any suggestions for commissioning. But making your own actually looks pretty easy and cheap.

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>> No.10485971
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what are these types of tops with a small kind-of turtleneck and deep cutouts in the shoulder area called? kinda bad pic but its what i'm going for.

>> No.10485979

Halter neck crop top

>> No.10485986


>> No.10486578
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I want to make my own ryuga cosplay. So far I have a sleeveless compression shirt,a jacket(tho its not white)and boots,id just have to buy tight leather/animal material pants.
I want to make the head ornament myself;how should I ,and with what materials?
>also is it possible to copy the hair-style with the red stripe with dye,no wig,just real hair

>> No.10488129

EVA foam, worbla, primer, and paint or vinyl.

>> No.10488130

>>also is it possible to copy the hair-style with the red stripe with dye,no wig,just real hair
Always wear a wig for cosplay. Natural human hair gets oily, flat, and can't keep a shape like a wig can. Your costume won't come across as well without the white color either, so two birds one stone it. Just buy a white wig and use a sharpie/copic/acrylic dye method.

>> No.10488300

bleach your hair white and colour in some red with a professional haircut

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Any guesses on what this fabric might be? It's a suit skirt, and I think it might be crepe but I'm not sure, since the crepe I've worked with in the past was a lot more light weight than this

>> No.10488345

That's a horrible idea. You can't even bleach your hair white, it goes light blonde.

>> No.10488346

Have you tried burn test?

>> No.10488439
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Any good tutorials on the Mario bros caps? Been trying to find a good one for a Wario cosplay but somehow theres almost no good mario cap tutorials despite his popularity atleast as far as i've found. Also wondering if theres any good sewing tutorials for overalls or just good overalls I can get online.

>> No.10488494

I know it's 100% polyester from the garment tag. Will burn test help me figure out the weave not just the fiber? I have some extra fabric from what I hemmed that I could burn

>> No.10488558

Oh so there was a garment tag! I thought you just had no data on what the makeup of the fabric was. Mm, I'm not too knowledgeable about fabric weaves so I'm gonna leave that for someone else to solve. I'm glad you were at least able to figure out the fiber though

>> No.10488559

Overalls can be pretty simple. It's just a bunch of squares and rectangles. The pants might be a little more challenging for a beginner. I'd suggest picking up a pattern for them desu. As for the hat, I'm not sure. Maybe check out any Cappy tutorials?

>> No.10488564 [DELETED] 

black poly doublle knit, or maybe a ponte knit. hard to tell from this photo.

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Some fabric for a halloween costume I ordered online just got here and it’s nothing like the picture... I was wondering if it would be possible to dye polyester velvet? I tried looking it up and most people say it’s very difficult to dye polyester fabrics but I can’t seem to find a clear cut answer. I wanted to be sure before I send it back. What do you think?

>> No.10488665

Thanks guys, the ponte knit I'm seeing online looks really similar to the skirt, so there's a good chance it's that!

>> No.10488760

You need to make a clear decision about whether to send it back or not. You won't be able to if the dye doesn't come out to your liking. If you're willing to trying dyeing, use a synthetic dye. It is difficult to dye polyester, but not impossible.

>> No.10488770

is there a good free or low-cost digitizing embroidery software?
all I can find are >$400 or subscription-based

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You need to find the old tripfag Decade. He's on twitter as TheNextDecade now.
A bit autismo, but he's the only English speaking toku cosplayer who isn't a complete cunt.
Maybe message him for help? He makes people pay for personalized help, but he gives out free shit too. He's also active on youtube, He just put out a free helmet pattern for EVA foam.

>> No.10489347

at this point I might try to do it myself first before having to deal with that mess, thanks anyways I'll keep it in mind

>> No.10489350

also the fact he might charge me money for asking for help

>> No.10489975

Which is better to get flexbond from, cosplaysupplies or cosplayshop or amazon?

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What would be a reasonable approach to putting together a good looking costume of this character?

How I see it -

Difficult details:
Mask - Requires a custom mold obviously, no gas mask looks like this. Additionally, an iconic detail is that the eyes should be glowing blue. I would want a soft blue glow, not a super bright one. It doesn't seem difficult to install a controllable brightness cyan/blue LED within the helmet.

Chest - The uniform/coat of this character may require some moderate to heavy work, installing the silver details as well as getting the general seam details and the bulkiness of the upper chest right. May need to find a surplus police or military uniform in black to modify. Not sure what to do about the upper uniform.

Cheap details - - -
Boots - Jack boots. Easy enough to acquire at a surplus store.

Pants - Olive green with one silver stripe along the side of each leg. OD green pants with some kind of durable high visibility silver paint or tape should be easy enough.

Torso belt/tool belt - There are many "tactical" belts that look like this, shouldn't be difficult to acquire suitable belts/props.

Gloves - Self-explanatory.

Also, I'm not sure how hard this would be to implement and if it can *comfortably*, but another iconic detail is their voice or vocoder as its known. How could I implement a voice changer into the mask that would sound at least somewhat similar to this?

Another iconic thing is the ambient "Overwatch" voices. I'm thinking it would be easy enough to conceal a speaker in the form of a radio on the chest or around the back of the helmet powered by a small computer like a Raspberry Pi that would randomly play .wav files of the Overwatch voice as seen here:

>> No.10491125

>Mask - Requires a custom mold obviously
That's a route you can definitely take, but not the only one. You could create a base mask with EVA and then use foam clay to add the smooth swoops. Or make it out of paper mache and airdry clay. And then of course there's your suggestion which would still require a clay positive and watertight box for a silicone mold. Not sure what would be the best casting agent would be though. I'd recommend checking out KamuiCosplay's tutorials on masks. She uses tons of different techniques for fleshing out masks and props that could be beneficial for you to watch. In specific, check out her Demonic Briggitte hammer. She uses a material I don't remember the name of which diffuses light. You might have to choose between the light up effect and the ability to see though.

Mandolroian tutorials. His underarmor bodysuit has a lot of similar odd bulkiness and design features. One creator I saw layered pieces of foam and batting underneath fabric. Also yes, starting off with a premade base will be helpful to your cause.

>with some kind of durable high visibility silver paint or tape should be easy enough.
You could use fabric medium mixed with reflective paint, but honestly I'd recommend just sewing on slips of reflective fabric. Paint is prone to creasing, especially in high crease areas like pants. Tape isn't a bad idea, but it's not a pretty one either. Just my humble onion.

> I'm thinking it would be easy enough to conceal a speaker in the form of a radio
Check out PunishedProp's on Youtube. He has one project where he upgrades a PipBoy kit and one fo the methods he uses is installing a veeeery tiny bluetooth speaker that connects to his phone to play audio. You might find something helpful for your vocoder thing as well, who knows.

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Hey there, so i'm trying to get the shirt from this guy down, i've looked around for longsleeve, orange and white striped shirts that look perfect except the only thing throwing me off is the collar, are there any shirts with this same collar? Or any other approaches to getting close to it?

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link shit to get his look

>> No.10491262

You want a diaper change too with that spoon feeding?

>> No.10491413

It's unlikely that you're going to find his exact sweater. I know that because the design is simple you'd think that it'd be widely available, but unfortunately that's rarely the case. I'd suggest finding a solid orange and then adding the white stripes to it. If you have no or limited sewing experience, just some wonder under should do. Try "pullover polo sweater"

>> No.10491452

If you find a sweater with a collar, to get it to stay popped up you could try spraying it with startch. If that doesn't work though you'll have to do some modifying and add some interfacing

>> No.10492674

The directions for a 3D printed prop kit I ordered asks for fiberglass rods to reinforce the connecting areas but could I use PVC pipes instead without an issue? The pieces would be around 2-3 inches long so I don't think it would have a problem with bending like longer pieces of PVC piping does.

>> No.10492709

Making a top with nonstretch fabric and long sleeves. I want the sleeves to fit as well/tightly as possible but still have range of motion. Would it better to cut the sleeves on the bias? Do I need to alter my sleeve pattern if I do that? (Make it smaller maybe?) Thanks!

>> No.10493653

You don't need to alter your sleeve pattern at all, you would just position it at a 45 degree angle on your fabric. I'm not super familiar with fabric grain, but I don't think you would need to cut it on the bias for more range of motion. I think you would just want to make sure that the design of your sleeve and the armseye have enough room for you. Cutting it on the bias is best for really curved areas like necklines and such. I wonder if you might create an unnatural curvature at the armseye if you cut it on the bias. I'd suggest doing some more research tho

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