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Last thread: >>8946434

> Cosplay Masterpost: http://pastebin.com/ekZP1fhg
- Tutorials and links that can help with Homestuck cosplays. Refer to it if you need help. Any contributions welcome.

> Crunchy Cosplay List: http://i.imgur.com/QRRWqRn.jpg
- A list of suggested Homestuck cosplayers to follow and check out, as they have great cosplays and some also have good tutorials on their blogs.

To discuss:
> The comic has now ended. What are some fond memories you have had while cosplaying Homestuck? Will you still continue to cosplay from it?
> When did you start doing Homestuck cosplays?

>> No.8974974 [DELETED] 

I wore signless and my girlfriend wore psiioniic last year very briefly. We still have little to no idea what we're doing for Ota this year, so we might wear them again, or try and improve them (read: improve mine because hers is really nice)

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>Fond memories
I had a fantastic local fan group who organized multiple dances per year for years. I skipped my high school's ones and got my awkward adolescent groove on as Roxy or Kanaya instead. Way more fun, and way more people that I liked being around, than I would have had at school at the time.

>First HS cosplay

My first one was in 2012 and it was my very first time dressed as a popular character. Before Karkat here, I'd done exclusively minor obscurities--the change in attention I received was kind of overwhelming but also really, really fun.

>> No.8975330

Why do I even open these threads anymore........

>> No.8975364

Because its sad and funny to watch non-homestucks struggle and often refuse our tutorials

>> No.8975568

I went and looked and their top tier recommendations are so.. impractical and very much not cost effective.
Sure, you can use the best of the best all you want! Sleep in it too! But if you're doing this shit all the time, and on a budget, Mehron does a pretty good job. Heck, ben nye can be mixed together to make specific colours (lookin at you, steven universe fandom).

>> No.8975830

Because frankly a lot of cosplayers refuse help from "gross Homestucks", and it's funny to watch them fail at something so easy.

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gonna dump some stuff from my stash. if anyone has any requests like last thread i wouldn't mind helping a brother out

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excuse the filename on this one

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>> No.8976630

That's pretty funny. Any other (intentionally) bad and hilarious Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff cosplays?

>> No.8976642

I love that Condy's horns.

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yo dumpanon here i think i got like two more

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actually i might have more than i originally anticipated, shit

>> No.8976750

This ones my favourite holy shit

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i couldn't find any more in my folder so here's an ashley as compensation

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Alright, so in the name of throwback I decided to give all the original listnames a retrospective! Starting with (then) damaramegido, a God-Tier on the original list.

She had nuked her blog so I had to go to google instead. Welp.

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Hanyaan cosplayed the Handmaid once...

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...But most will remember them as a Makara. Did the first GT-Gamzee, if I remember correctly? Was also really cool about the HSCG threads.

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Shooshstab is the only guy in God-Tier. His blog is also nuked, and the only cosplays I can find him in are the variations on Jack. Which are admittedly pretty dang awesome.

If I remember correctly, there were a few anons who had a case for him being a bit of a douche, but I really wouldn't know.

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Yaexrae was and remains god-tier on the list, and is the only one alongside CBC and JJ to still remain on it in their original positions (unless there are some massive URL-changes I am yet completely oblivious of).

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Another thing Yaexrae has done is fem!promstuck!Eridan.

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A bit hard to believe that this is the same Cowbuttcrunchies as those who would place second in Arda's iron-wig three years later. (Or I guess that's just Gothichamlet, but anyway.)

Craftmanship was and remains solid, though.

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Vintage-Aerith; another god-tier. She did a fair bit of collabs with Mostflogged and Ceriene, and also had a pretty neato beta-kids group.

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You might also remember V-A as the Redglare of the Otakon 2012 24-troll group.

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Moving onto mid-tier we have Mostflogged! Once upon a time she wasn't Roxy-Kanaya exclusive, but did a few Serkets as well.

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The AU that pissed off Rachel.

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Who remembers Hemostuck? Looking at her output and quality I'm actually surprised Ceriene was never on God-tier.

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Here are some horns that I made a while ago for my friend. I like the base of how it's made, the paper mache on wire made it very strong but light, and held on to my head well even when I was dancing. But it's not good enough yet, and I know you folks will be able to easily tell me why.

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With guest appearance by list-nonamer Mohawkdandy who made the most useful horn tutorial I've read so far.

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Katspaw (featuring Ceriene). Dropped off from the tumblr Homestuck cosplay scene pretty quickly.

Size and shape looks alright, but the texture isn't working and the paint is too bright and unnatural (though that's mostly a matter of personal opinion). Not sure if there's a lot you can do with them right now, sanding papier maché can have some varied results. Maybe try using some sort of gesso or lightweight clay.

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Gentlemanlyspam, better known as Periodicallypapaya these days. We've all seen their Kanaya, so have some Jake!

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In 2013, mid-tier Virulentmalapropisms (imagine that I can spell that without looking twice at this point) cosplayed fancy-dreamer Roxy!

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I think they were still wet in that picture, but also they aren't painted, the paper used is colored Tissue paper that you stuff gift bags with. And sanding, huh. Wish I would have found this board before, it would've helped a lot

>> No.8977576

what's with her body in this picture? those arms look unsettling

>> No.8977599
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Murtunacaptor, whom you'll probably know as a Derse boy or a Sollux and pretty much nothing else. They did do a first! of God Tier Dirk, though.

Do you've any pictures of your cosplay?
And I do think that they're small enough that you can add a layer for texture without worrying. A pro of painting is also that you can get completely clean lines OR really nice gradients, so I'd do that as well. They're not bad, but detail is what makes you stand out.

Unfortunate angle, I'm pretty sure.

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Friendleaderp is probably better known as Knightarcana by most of you.

I'll be completely honest and say that I mix Knightarcana and Murtunacaptor up more than I probably should... They've very similar profiles and both of them cosplayed Sollux and Prospit boys. Oops. Knightarcana was part of Vintage-Aeriths beta group, and you might also recognize them as John from the age-old "A Bucket Full of Homestuck" panel.

Not sure who the Karkat is, sadly.

The struggle of finding a good grey seems so far away.

>> No.8977622

that's vantasticmess isn't it?

>> No.8977631
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Another nuked tumblr; Lapinis cosplays can seemingly only be found on their DeviantArt. Their Feferi is still the sidebar image of Homestuckcosplayhelp, but you've probably seen a lot of their cosplays dumped here without a name attached.

It probably is! I didn't recognize their face in the photo, but considering that they're pals with Knightarcana it's the obvious choice.

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Correction: they just changed their tumblr to Lirlys.

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I'm pretty sure Galaxeys was a cosplayer I suggested to remove when I first went through the list; they only cosplayed Homestuck for about a year before moving on to fresher ground.

Featuring Shooshstab!

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Another Galaxeys.

>> No.8977647

out of curiosity why do good cosplayers nuke their blogs? drama? even if i stopped cosplaying i would probably just leave it alone rather then nuke it.

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Here's a cosplayer that seems rather unfairly forgotten! Alyssaties, mid-tier.

>> No.8977651

from what i've seen it's usually because of drama (heaven) or spotlight anxiety (cifera)

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A lot of the "nuked" blogs are just URL-changes where the owner didn't bother to leave any threads by which to follow them. I'd be surprised if Shooshstab has left tumblr and cosplay entirely, but like with Cifera's old blog there's just no way to find them from their old URL. So I guess for a fair few of them it's more from lack of effort in preserving their traces rather than an active effort to get rid of them.

Same reason I had a hard time realizing that Periodicallypapaya was on the original list, or that "Friendleaderp" hadn't actually killed their blog.

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(One more Alyssaties, because dang what nice, clean Homestuck cosplays they've got!)

>> No.8977661
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Remember when JJ cosplayed John?

>> No.8977663

You get people sending you messages all hours of the day, reblogging old shit you don't want to see, commenting on things. It's super easy to just hit one button and delete the whole issue in one go. I understand it, but as someone who loves to go back and look at cosplayers, I still wish people wouldnt.

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I am potentially sorry for bringing this one to the surface, JJ, but in all fairness it IS still on your blog.

>> No.8977678

Shooshstab didn't leave tumblr it was just a url change to something One Piece-related, I think. I could probably find the new url if I dig a bit

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Cancerously would've never made it onto the list today, but as far as "blogs worth following if you're into Homestuck cosplay" goes it was still a pretty neat tumblr.

>> No.8977694

Quit using what you're using, it's awful. Use paperclay or Model Magic and make sure to sand a lot, both are lightweight and sturdy. The shape, as already mentioned, is lovely and I like how sharp the tips are. If you use a better material I can see you making nice horns. Is there a reason you put them on a wire though? Unless your friend is just wearing them for fun with no wig I don't really see why you can't use the screw method. A visible wire or headband doesn't look good.

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Vantasticmess, featuring Vintage-Aerith, Knightarcana, and (the only one of the frequent quartet not on the list) Skwinky.

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Thevvioletprince (or just Violetprince). It's really funny going into people's my-cosplay tags, in chronological order, and the majority of them start off with Homestuck.

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Jadeb0t as (big surprise) Jadebot. Another name I remember going through and another cosplayer whose skill really holds up.

(And bonus for bot-cosplayer anon)

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Catw1ngs, making the total number of times I've seen Kanaya's green dress cosplayed two.

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I'm the eridan. I never found decent pictures of myself from this, and I regret that.

And I used wire because I had two days and absolutely no idea what I was doing. Eridan slicked hair mostly covered the wires up though.

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Ineloquentformalities, who later went on to participate in Iron Wig.

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More nuked blogs: relissoawesome. They seem to be mostly about illustrations these days. Instead, have some Hokaidoplanet.

Man, going through these old listnames is WILD.

>> No.8977772


I still think these are some of the best wings anyone's done. SOOOO clean, so nicely shaped

>> No.8977777
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Dersedreamer with bonus Shooshstab!

I agree, they're right up there with Dei-sandvich and that one dead GT-Vriska I can't remember the URL of.

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Onto prettytier, where we've got Gomugomugodhead (featuring Dersedreamer's John and Leesers as Rose).

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Another person who I really don't think would've even been considered for the list today (Gardengnostic). Going through people's cosplay blogs like this, the good photos really is what sets people apart. If your cosplay is great but there's no photos of it, who online even cares?

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Spectagoggles seems to have donated their URL to someone else, and I can't be bothered to look for it.

Anyway, have another contestor in the Fancy Dreamer Roxy division of "Who Did it Better?" provided by Blackbanshee. If nothing else, they did it before our previous contestants.

>> No.8977818
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And then there's also this, which might be one of my favourite things ever.

>> No.8977824

Found another one. It was a good day.
I can attest to that. If you don't have a good camera, become friends with the millions of people where who do.

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You guys all remember Harshwhimsical, right?

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I could use more cosplayers who have like, Equius or Tavros as their main costume, as opposed to all these hundereds of Daves and Karkats. Eventually it just turns into a mush. In Lindzars defense, all the things I could find by them are clean and well-shot. They're another person who nuked their blog, but their DeviantArt is still up so there's that.

I'm assuming you haven't cosplayed much before? It looks pretty decent as far as early cosplay attempts goes, but there's definitely room for improvement. I'd make the symbol wider, as well as more vibrant, and get a proper wig and better horns. Ampora horns are really easy to mess up, but you don't gotta get them ~perfect~ to work. at least thicken them out (especially at the base).

>> No.8977848

Lindzar's Dave was always super overrated imo but their Karkat was great.

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I was surprised to see that Godtier-rose still kept their URL, especially with all the drama. Weren't they eventually moved to shit-tier?

Bonus Missjadeharley.

In general it's reallllly hard to stand out as either of them. It's a really basic design and there's only so much you can do until it comes down to headcanon face preferences. That and good photos (again). Especially if you don't have a trait that separate you from the mass of generic Karkat/Dave cosplayers (such as, say, a particularly big nose, being clearly non-white, being very masculine).

>> No.8977878

Alright so I managed to find Zillywhoooores new blog, but not any cosplay. So I guess that's all for now.

What did we learn from that? Jack fucking squat, probably.

Though I have to say that, on the topic of notes now and then... Most of the 2012-2013 cosplays didn't have more notes on average. It seems like a post that BLEW UP would gain truly ridiculous amounts of notes, but on average, a photoset would still be on the same level as most HS-cosplayers seem to be on today. It's just harder to break through and get the ~omg canon Karkat~ thing because again, we've seen so many more Karkats at this point. Just looking decent isn't going to cut it.

IMO that's a good thing, because Homestuck cosplay in general is getting better in terms of quality. With that said... I don't really think we're as creative on a whole these days when it comes to how cosplay is presented. It's more documentary (front shot, pose, bust, maybe a closeup) and less badass angles, non-representative but more kinda artsy stuff. I don't know, I might be entirely wrong but that's just my impression right off the bat. On the other hand it's not completely dead either; my favourite example of this is still Mitsuki-aizawa.

Anyway, later!

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just kind popping in here with a quick question: is now a bad time to get more involved in the homestuck cosplay community? i've been cosplaying it since 2011, but was always too shy to try to get more out there. i've got a lot of plans and i'm more involved in the series than i've ever been, i'm just not sure if it's worth it considering how much homestuck has died out.

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*i'm more into the series than i've ever been
whoops, what is words

>> No.8977899

man i didnt even know about the list in 2013. my definition of good cosplay was based on what i saw in my local com which was actually fairly large but no one was list. in fact the only person in my com to ever be on the list was me now that i think about it...and that was well after the com broke up.
its still just about as popular as anything else right now id say. homestuck's death has been very slow comparatively

>> No.8977903

What matters is your passion for it. If you are still very into it, then by all means. People still cosplay from it. And if all else, there are always new targets that people will point fingers at. Right now it'd be Undertale or Steven Universe. The spotlight has been off of Homestuck for a while.

>> No.8977906

i don't mean to say you're a tad late, but this is like riding up to fight in the War of 1812 in 1965.

>> No.8977921


shut up chickenstrips.

>> No.8977926

In retrospect, it's hard to believe this was the best Sufferer around for a while.

>> No.8977932

What was the drama with godtier-rose?

>> No.8977938

Actually, that was just me being tired and mixing her and Heaven/Potato-rose up. I'm sure Godtier-rose is fine though, lol.

>> No.8977939

potato rose is godtier-rose

>> No.8977942

Shit, really? I'm a dumb tonight. I'll get back to this when the sun is not literally rising. Meanwhile, a recap by someone who's better at keeping up with drama would be appreciated.

>> No.8978043

It was in fact my first time. I'll take all of these things into consideration and post the resulting photoshoots that happen at anime midwest

>> No.8978058

can we get a chronology of all of the shit tiers now?
i want to reminisce

>> No.8978299

I kind of want a visual guide to Shit Tier... including why theyre there. similar to The List.

>> No.8979575

isnt that toradoki on the right

>> No.8979600

I don't know, is that a question

>> No.8980226

toradoki was her nsfw blog iirc

>> No.8980234

Wasn't that part of the drama? That she was something like sixteen and had a nsfw blog? Someone refresh my memory.

>> No.8980239

she might have taken underaged lingerie shots, not completely sure on that though

>> No.8980324

I would pay actual money to find out what became of urchin-tier.

>> No.8980393

What's her tumblr now? Wasn't it Kanayastuck for a while or something like that?

>> No.8982217

She deleted, as far as i know. No idea what the new url is.

>> No.8982638

The only thing I have to say to that is that Acne Dave is surprisingly chill.

>> No.8983512

why did anyone in this thread ever think it was okay to pick on them for having acne though?
just wondering
it's kind of stupid and fucked up to pick on someone with a skin condition that's not easily treatable at that level of severity

>> No.8983537

You must be 18 or older to use 4chan.

>> No.8983542

sounds like you're the one who needs to grow up my friend

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Sounds like you need to buy some Clearasil.

>> No.8983586

Hey, let me guess, you have no idea who Acne Dave is. Because if you did, you'd remember that everyone in HSG was disgusted with them because of their gross mouth licking/spitting/fake blood dribbling in gifs. She got an easy nickname because her face also happened to be completely covered in acne with zero makeup, and "that one Dave who spits up zombie blood in gifs" is a mouthful.

>> No.8984105

since weird, old, shitty homestuck cosplay things from the day seem to stick in my mind...

I was recently reminded of that one cosplayer who had her wig sitting oddly in every picture, and it basically made her look like megamind. If i remember right she cosplayed at least porrim, and maybe roxy? Does anyone have a picture saved?

>> No.8984204

I know exactly who you're talking about but never saved her pics. It was a Russian cosplayer, right?

>> No.8986197

I think so? I know at the time everyone was posting Mars Attacks pictures, and that she did it for multiple cosplays.

>> No.8986266

Are there any currently relevant Homestuck cosplayers?

>> No.8986276

There's an entire list full of them.

>> No.8986285

most of them are all on instagram now but theres a few good ones

>> No.8986309

Don't know about the list but here are some of the new ones I've seen around

Crowmunist - I think they're doing new cosplays soon but I'm not even sure why I'm putting crow here, everyone knows crow.

Kidbunni - He's an excellent prop maker and great at what he does but his face and wigs are a little weird.. Wish he posted more tutorials and fixed his wigs up a bit but usually guys aren't all that great with makeup or wigs. It's unfortunate but whatever he's really good regardless.

Actualsharkboi - I don't see them on my dashboard often but when I do I'm not disappointed. Their Kanaya is really pretty and I enjoy their sewing skills. They do a lot of weird original character and AU type things but

Karkatinq - Really young and a huge attention seeker and overall a dick but I can't deny that she does really good makeup. Eh, nothing else is good though Seriously...so annoying. Any time she gets a compliment she basically yells "rape" and "pedophilia" and has her followers harrass people over it. I had followed her for a week before I realized how awful she was. Anyways, just a looker and not good at anything else.

Ectobiologist - Only reason I'm saying ectobiologist is because they have a really great Dave. It's pretty accurate roleplaying wise as well as face wise. They style their wig which is rare. (Reason I said roleplaying wise is because I found them through an ask blog, the blog had some in character/good casting but most were awful and cringey besides the main kids.) It's a shame though that they only cosplay god tier, they've remade it 4 times already and went through various improvements in the past few years.

Lunarlipstick - Again, mostly a looker, really good at makeup for the most part.

Merfaed - Haven't seen much from her but I very much like the way she does her makeup. Her sewing skills are adequate but shes cute.

Most of the people now are just pretty faces which is disappointing but what can you do lol

>> No.8986388

>so annoying
>can't even tolerate them for a week

this is a stunning endorsement right here

This is why the list exists.

>> No.8986402

Karkating would absolutely be shit tier if that was still around. Couldn't stand them for even a minute. I didn't find a cosplay link for lunarlipstick, ectobiologist is pretty unremarkable, and merfaed and actualsharkboi both seem attention whorey.

Here's to hoping Acen, Colossal, and AX bring in some fresh blood or at least some new material.

>> No.8986418

"*PLEASE* if you unfollow me, drop me an ask on anon and explain why! thank you!"

leaves blog immediately

>> No.8986446

the list is in the first post?? its right there.

>> No.8986596

Well, everyone knows that the list is in the OP.

But what this post presupposes is, maybe it didn't.

>> No.8986681

I hope >>8986309 sent her a message explaining they unfollowed because she's fucking insufferable.

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Anon why did you even follow Karkatinq to begin with? It's just another pretty face who doesn't know when to put down the eyeshadow and only takes selfies.

Also Actualsharkboi is. Okay. I don't know, I'm still not over how shit their Kanaya wig (or in general all the stylistic choices on their Kanaya cosplay). I like their bloodswap, though.

>> No.8986889

I could never get over all the red on Karkat. That is a good way for him to get killed

>> No.8986919


Crowmunist isn't doing any new cosplays, just reposts old ones to keep her follower count up for her shitty fashion sponsorships

>> No.8986928

And using it to promo her instagram.

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>> No.8986937

oh my god you're right

>> No.8987029

But is it salt if its true

>> No.8987152
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>first page of crowmunist's blog has posts about new cosplays
Did you even look, vendetta-chan?

>> No.8987166

>remaking horns for an already existing cosplay

we have very different definitions as what constitutes "new"

>> No.8987173

Should also add that it seems like most of her cosplay content in general seems to be comission. Her horns look great but if she's not gonna wear them herself then who cares, really.

>> No.8987179

Maybe I'm a bit salty, yeah, but she's hardly a relevant Homestuck cosplayer. Try chemicalinhale in that case.

When did she cosplay a Serket?

>> No.8987292

Katsucon last year

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I can't think of any Feferi cosplayer who've used thin framed glasses? It looks alright, but the tiara is shit and the glasses also look pretty cheap. I'd like to see something a bit more professional looking.

>> No.8987737

nah, everything we can see in this is bad. those fins look like garbage, and her shop job on her hands is lazy.

>> No.8987805

Anon was asking for relevant cosplayers, not cosplayers who make some new horns once a year. Crowmunist hasn't made any new cosplayers in almost all of 2015 (both HS and non HS) so she's not worth watching if you want new content. NGL I get sick of the constant re-re-reblogging she does but I still follow her for the occasional fashion post.

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the list counts six but we've been through this witchhunt before

incoming tag dump before another tryhard turns the thread into mspa generally crow

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>> No.8987865

That is some seriously weird color editing choices.

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Holy shit this cosplayer could be Heaven's twin

>> No.8988527

Pretty neat, this one.

>> No.8988620

Anyone know how you get effects like this on a picture? Obviously it's Photoshop but what's the workflow?

>> No.8988676

>Add effect with a transparent bg to new layer. Set to overlay
>Add color effect below it, set to overlay, color, multiply, whatever looks good

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>Gold boots instead of the orange shoes
>The hood

>> No.8989177

I might just be blind but what's wrong with the hood?

>> No.8989245

Maybe it's just a personal thing but it finishes halfway on the collar as opposed to the hem meeting at the center.

>> No.8989419

that is one big warhammer johns got there

>> No.8989424

How the fuck do I get a jaw like his?

>> No.8989458

Visiting after a long time away from this general. Does CBC still visit these threads to whiteknight themselves at any slightest sign of critique?

>> No.8989485

Yep. Hhhhammy even admitted to lurking last thread.

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What color scheme do you guys prefer for Derse kids? I'm gonna be making a dreamer Rose (don't worry, none of that fancy shit) and since the perfect Derse colors seem to be impossible to find, I thought I'd compile what I've commonly seen among the fandom and just shoot out a post.

just for reference:
1) not accurate at all but looks pleasant
2) ugly as fuck but slightly more accurate (?)
3) i just found this and thought it was a viable option, it kind of looks like spyro the goddamn dragon but whatever
alternatively: what are you asking this for? go dye some fabric and be as canon as possible

Anyway, thanks. Sorry if this is a completely retarded question.

>> No.8989509

Slow your roll, vendetta-chan. Most of the old list people aren't making new cosplays so they barely get posted here anymore. There's no need to start drama over nothing.

>> No.8989512

I don't really like any of these. I feel like I've seen cosplays that are right between 1 and 2 but for the life of me can't remember where.

>> No.8989518

Really? Damn, most of the ones I've seen have been 1. I mean, it looks alright but the complete disregard for accuracy fucks me over.

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I agree that all of these are "off" in some way... try going for a darker version of #2. Dumping a few examples that aren't bright pink or eggplant purple.

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>> No.8989531

i like 1 but yeah its not as accurate. sometimes looking good>being accurate tho
pretty sure almost everyone whos someone in hs cosplay lurks here.
the vendetta is strong....

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And one example of what colors not to pick.

>> No.8990033

Part of the issue with #2 is that it's on Eridan, who've got a shitload of issues of his own when it comes to purples/pinks. Especially with that off-model purple fringe.

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>> No.8990280

more like cringe amirite

>> No.8990691

>yfw that's an ex tiername

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I thought after homestuck ended I'd be free from this candy corn hell but looking at all these cosplays really makes me want to start working on all the homestuck cosplays I've been wanting to do since 2013

the ride never ends

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>> No.8991585

you know what, i've seen this picture hundreds of times and honestly they would've looked so much better if they were nepeta and equius respectively. i'm mad now, that'd be so cute.

>> No.8991626

Why is it posted to often anyway? I feel like I've seen it a half dozen times.

>> No.8991649

Vendetta or selfpost, one of the two. Based on the between-poses face the sollux is making, probably vendetta.

>> No.8991654

Why did these threads always attract so much vendetta anyway? It's not like most BNFs from the list were full of drama or even rude. I was always hoping for juicy gossip when people started shitposting, but nobody ever delivered.

>> No.8991665

Because we have a literal list of people we think are good cosplayers and because we watch that list very close and because "being drama free" was for a long time a main criteria of it so people always took their shit here instead.

>> No.8991681

I'm still convinced some people were assrashed that so and so got on the list but they didn't. So they'd nitpick some bnf's cosplay to death as proof that they didn't weren't all that great.

>> No.8991805

Jealousy plays a huge part in it imo. >>8991681 has it right that some posters feel entitled to a spot because they think they're better than or on the same level as a cosplayer who's already made it. So they try to tear that cosplayer down to make themselves feel better. Plus, it's easy to samefag criticism until it looks like a group of people want to start shit when in reality it's just one person or maybe two.

>> No.8992538

maybe we aren't all posters

maybe we're just one poster
with like personality dis-associative disorder

maybe we're just three gnomes in a trench coat?

>> No.8993300

I, for one, am both Crunchkin and Urchinkin.

>> No.8993531

reading this gave me cancer

>> No.8993550

Excuse me, you need to take down this post and check yourself. I am the original urchinkin and these are my PERSONAL pronouns (urchi/urchir). This post not only triggered my erasure issues and caused me to have a panic attack, but you are basically appropriating my urchinnian identity.

Stop the appropriation of cosplaykin identities, spread this like wildfire!!

>> No.8993734

I never understand what people are jealous of. A random list of best cosplayers of a dying fandom that is voted on by like 10 people? Please

>> No.8993737

>spread this like wildfire
Excuse you. My friend lives in Fort McMurray in Alberta, and this is really insensitive

>> No.8993749

Jealous of the spotlight on tumblr usually. It always boils down to somebody being assmad that someone else gets a lot of notes or followers and they think that the cosplayer doesn't deserve it or that they should get the same amount of attention. Imo that's why saccharinesylph and snowchildhero got so much hate.

>> No.8993760

>Fort McMurray in Alberta
Excuse you, the acceptable name is Albert/Alberta, sop assuming the gender of a province PROVINCES CAN'T SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.

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Hey, I'm this anon and I found pic-related fabric on my search and was wondering if this was close enough? I appreciate the feedback, also. I'm just indecisive as all hell.

>> No.8993866

Anon, you do know that photos of fabric rarely match what they look like IRL. Get a swatch and then decide how it looks outside of a stock photo.

>> No.8993965

im on the list and im usually only get a few hundred notes on my cosplay if that. my posts dont get over 1k too often.

>> No.8993970

you have to take into consideration that a few hundred is more than a lot of people that frequent here have seen in their life though, not that I'm jelly personally, just sayin'

>> No.8994270


your average cosplayer gets about 40 notes tops on a cosplay, depending on number followers, and if any big names follow them.

getting more than 100 notes is nice. getting more than 300 notes is fucking impressive. Past that point, it takes a post really blowing up by accident, being amazing, or just, being shared by the right people at the right time.

The best time to post cosplay is around 4-8pm, it seems. A lot of younger cosplayers and fans are online right after school, so it's Prime Reblogging Time.

>> No.8994360

Not a listname but I've a pretty solid average on just around 100. I've had a few posts blow up and get 400-600 notes.

>> No.8994477

It used to be a lot easier to get hundreds or even thousands of notes on tumblr, but not only has the fandom fallen off but the entire platform has been going down the shitter lately. Maybe it's just me but it seems like people are leaving the website all together (probably because they're sick of the SJW bullshit)

>> No.8994542

I average about 100-200 notes on a serious HS cosplay post. Cosplay is just not nearly as popular as fan art, and for the reasons mentioned above, HS stuff just doesn't much attention period. It was definitely easier to get more attention in 2013.

Anything over 1k for me has been either completely luck or successfully predicting exactly what kind of post would make it big and when. My top cosplay post has around 42k notes.

Tumblr is fickle, and it's annoying, but there still isn't a better platform at the moment.

>> No.8994544

I think a big part of it is Homestuck's fall in popularity in general. Even huge fanartists I know don't get nearly the same numbers as they used to

>> No.8994566

Absolutely. Homestuck just doesn't bring the same kind of hype train it used to. It's old news, the fandom's been cut in half by years of inactivity on the comic's part, and the fans that are still around seem heavily dissatisfied. I don't know a single person happy with the end of the comic. Homestuck isn't trendy or popular enough to make it worth cosplaying if all you want is attention when you could move onto Tumblr's latest hugbox series and triple your audience. Speaking of which, did you know at one point Acne Dave had 11k followers? Who else wants to an hero with me?

How do you predict that kind of thing? Do you have Rose's magic cue ball or do you make your own luck?

>> No.8994569

How does one become 'well known' in the mspa cosplay community?

>> No.8994572

It's mostly dumb luck, but what you have to do is make it more likely for those lucky things to happen. Post at peak times. Make sure your post isn't too long or doesn't have too many pictures. Be the first if you can. Make your posts relevant to the time, like a 4/13 relevant post for example. Pray that someone with 10k+ followers reblogs it at some point. That's all you can do.

>> No.8994575

On tumblr? Have a nice jawline.

>> No.8994620

MSPA cosplay isn't made up of just one "community." Someone who's hyper popular in your local comm could be relatively unknown in the instagram community. It boils down to two options though:

>Be hot and post a massive quantity of attractive selfies. Shoop or cosplay quality doesn't matter, just post as many characters or costumes as you can.

>Have high quality sewing skills and post impressive cosplays or a cosplay that catches public eye. Post photos all the time or get extremely lucky and get a breakthrough post.

>> No.8994629

>instagram community
instagram cosplayers are a joke, there's not a single cosplayer worth their salt that doesn't have a tumblr

>> No.8994661

also the ads are getting more intrusive. is their an ad blocker that filters tumblr ads yet?
i always wondered why fan art was so much more popular then cosplay. im sure theirs some psychological reason or w/e but its disappointing that cosplayers dont seem get the same recognition for the same amount of work. i feel like all the tumblr artists have 5+ figure follow counts and patrions now.

>> No.8994683

Drawings are just more popular of an artform. Unfortunately it's really just that simple. Cosplay is pretty niche.

>> No.8994689

xkit blocks them.

>> No.8994821

Adblock Plus blocks them just fine on my end.

>> No.8995966


Honestly, as a homestuck cosplayer, artist, and photographer... I have no fucking idea what they want anymore.

You guys keep sharing that same goddamn male aradia picture and it was my least favourite of the two sets in 2012 - look at his fucking leg, what is it doing. I don't even have to post the picture, you should KNOW which one i mean.

Some of my art has 500-1000+ notes, but I posted a full colour picture w background last month and it got 50 notes. The bane of my existence is a fully coloured 3 piece johndave set- it got 3 notes. At this point i just try not to look at numbers on my own shit.

>> No.8995971

honestly, the only way to get anywhere is to have someone popular reblog your post. i had cc cosplay reblog a picture of my rose cosplay and it hit 200 notes in two days. it doesn't matter what kind of skill you put into it, what matters is who sees it, basically.

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to add to that, i made really memey sprite edits for homestuck when i was younger, and they have... well, pic related is the note count of one of them. basically effort means shit in both and people just want goddamn memes/pretty things which holds true even today because i see the same old shit going around. it's really sad, honestly.

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>people just want goddamn memes/pretty things which holds true even today because i see the same old shit going around. it's really sad, honestly.

Yeah it is really sad, I've always thought about making an art/cosplay blog to hopefully make some friends and participate in fandoms but I really don't want to get obsessed with how many notes/followers I have and be overwhelmed by the pressure of having to pump out new quality content quickly
The thing with tumblr is that it is a fan site, if you don't draw fanart/pander/combine a popular thing with another popular thing etc.. it's going to be really hard to get noticed.

>> No.8996682

Old bnf here. Tumblr is a fading platform in my opinion but here's a few tips I've picked up:

>Post at the right time of the day/week. Evenings are best, as is the summer. Avoid "obvious" dead times like during exams or tv air times.

>Don't post a shitty "draft" of your cosplay or art first. Tumblr likes to reblog the first thing your followers see, so if you post a hall photo and then a beautiful edited picture the next day, expect to get mad when the hall photo gets more notes. I've seen a hall picture get notes into the thousands, while the finished set gets a fraction of that. The same thing goes for drafts of fanart.

>Use all five of the "searchable" tags, especially when tagging the character's name.

>> No.8996742


there's your problem, bro, nobody in this far off futuretime of 2016 cares about milquetoast johndave of all things

>> No.8996775

5 searchable tags? you mean the fact tumblr only included the first 5 tags in searches? i thought they fixed that years ago?

>> No.8996814

As far as I can tell it's still in place but who knows with tumblr.

>> No.8997130

posted the pic about 3 years ago when that hype train was still pretty real ):

>> No.8997180

/tagged/ only counts first five, /search/ counts all instances of the search term both in the tags and in the body of the post.

>> No.8997236

why was she so mad about this again

>> No.8997237

lapirins blog is still up, i've seen her post about her homestuck cosplays not too recently

>> No.8997405

Because they had Hussie as Hugh Heffner and she lost her mind over how "offensive" it was, despite the fact that Hussie is a character in the comic.

>> No.8998289
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Crowmunist's new Dave cosplay.

>> No.8998308

literally just looks like a butch lesbian indie singer's promo photo
not a canon outfit, barely styled wig

>> No.8998312

>not even bothering to stop out the incredibly obvious photog

>> No.8998318

It's casualstuck, it's not supposed to be a canon outfit. Personally I love character appropriate casual designs, I wish we saw more of them but casual to most people just means a wig plus whatever random shit they have in their closet

>> No.8998322

i honestly have no fucking clue how you can get more casual than the canon basic outfit designs. what's the need for it? why not just wear what's already there? casual to most people means random shit people find in their closet because that's what casual is outside of what's already canon. 'casualstuck' makes no sense.

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>> No.8998332

I wouldn't mind seeing more "casual appropriate" (non-canon, designed) outfits but like. That's a meetup thing. To switch it up. I would like people who WEAR "casualstuck" to put effort into it, I don't want more people wearing it.

If they'd like, four or five different designs and presented it like a fashion shoot it could work, but this is just a meetup recolour of their standard flavour Dave (I looked at the photo and didn't realize it was a new photo for like half a minute).

Not to be too hard on Crowmunist. It's not BAD, it's just that in context it's really obvious they're just trying to stay relevant in the fandom.

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>> No.8998336

I dunno, maybe someone's already cosplayed the basic outfits or they just want something different. It's not hard to imagine the kids in casual clothes that amount to more than just a beanie and a flannel shirt. To me it's not a whole lot different than humanstuck or any kind of beach themed outfit

>> No.8998338

Off canon outfits are fine but they still look lazy without the right wig and makeup. Maybe I'm misremembering but I feel like Crowmunist usually wears a better wig than this for Dave.

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>> No.8998342

I'm actually kind of surprised so many people think that's a wig. That looks like Crowmunist's actual hair to me.

>> No.8998349

At this point I'm genuinely curious. What did she do to make so many people dislike her? If there's drama, I've never heard anything about it.

>> No.8998359

I've got no drama with her, I just think this cosplay looks lazy as hell, tier name or not.

>> No.8998386

I think the general feeling is that Crowmunist was initially brought up in these threads because she was doing some pretty dang impressive stuff, like her Davesprite and Meulin. Like alright, her kids were still clean, which was nice, and she had good photos. When she then was added to the list it was because she started doing more cosplay help and we were exciting to see what else she was going to put out. And then we just ended up with dozens of super uninteresting (albeit clean) solo beta kids shoots. It's also pretty obvious to anyone who's been following Crowmunist for a while that she's more interested in being a pretty face with a blog and a sponsorship than a cosplayer. This, combined with the fact that she's pretty obviously lurking in the threads because whenever we would discuss removing her from the list there would be a suddenly new content! Clean and sharp and not particularly interesting solo photos of the beta kids! I don't know, she's obviously not obligated to please this gang of shitheads, but I wouldn't be surprised if people feel 1) a tad cheated or 2) like she's been using the fandom to get a ladder to a different type of "fame", kind of like Spectredeflector did.

I've no idea of her actual relationship with Homestuck cosplay, but I personally just don't feel much passion from what she does.

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I mean I'm not sure it looks BAD but it's not a wig.

>> No.8998499

>people feel a tad cheated
I've read this a few times and something about it really rubs me the wrong way. Not directed at you specifically, but how entitled does a person have to be to feel personally jilted by what a cosplayer does or does not produce? It's like anons who used to get assmad when CBC threw out a new AU and they'd whine about how they should be cosplaying something else.

Tbh it reminds me of that art comic about cake. I guess for the most part I see cosplay and think "oh look, dessert" instead of "this fucker made a bundt when I wanted a pavlova."

>> No.8998593

Complexity was never a requirement for pretty tier though, it was basic cosplays or a low variety of them with clean execution and nice photography. Idk why anyone's peeved that crowmunist's cosplays are simple when they've always been simple.

>> No.8998669

you're aware you can post selfies and still cosplay right. the presence of one doesn't preclude the other. the day she becomes a transfagging sponsorbot who cosplays male characters with piercings and drag makeup is the day the spectredeflector comparison is valid but until then all the rage about her getting free shit just reads like jelly resentment

>> No.8998681

I'm not seeing this being cheated bit, but 2) is on point from what I understand.

>> No.8998691

I think the difference is that Crowmunist seems to be much more calculating about it. It seems pretty obvious that she followed the threads and was careful to do the right thing to get promoted to listname, while CBC just really like Homestuck cosplay + a bunch of other shit. I'm not saying I agree with that kind of attitude because again, she doesn't owe us jack. It doesn't even have to be the case, and we're all just overanalyzing.

Probably because she clearly had a lot of potential and was brought up as candidates for mid tier a few times. And even then, most pretty tiers do more interesting photos by way of concept and/or including other people. She's also the only one on the list who cosplays ONLY humans (save for Kidbunni).

Of course, but it is a list of "who to follow" if you're into Homestuck cosplay. Not "aesthetic bloggers who occasionally post casual Homestuck cosplays to stay relevant in the fandom". Oops, my bias is showing, but yeah.

>> No.8998744

>I think the difference is that Crowmunist seems to be much more calculating about it

This is in line with a lot of what >>8998386
said too. I admit that I get buttmad when I see people using cosplay as a tool for easyfame, and Crowmunist has been toeing that line for a while now. The tipping point for me was when she took an old, year-ish old progress photo of her Aradia horns, re-posted the same photo, and then claimed it was from some recent progress. It's like she's trying to stretch her notoriety out by re-hashing old photos or taking new photos of old cosplays, which seems really disingenuous.

>> No.8998855

I think you guys are giving her too much credit as far as being calculating. Crowmunist got that shirt like over a year ago and immediately posted, "Finally got this shirt! Can't wait to do a Dave cosplay in it." This cosplay obviously wasn't meant to be something new or exciting. It was just a small and easy idea she had a while ago. She probably wasn't thinking, "Oh, man. It's been x days since I last posted something. Gotta pull shit out of my ass to keep the Tumblr fame growing."

>> No.8998912

I agree calculating is the wrong word here, but she doesn't seem interested in producing any cosplay that requires effort. Pulling five new photosets out of her ass for the same old Dave cosplay isn't a mastermind scheme, but it's an easy way to pander. Most people who aren't interested in creating new cosplay stop posting it all together, so the juxtaposition between her lack of new costumes and her continuing re-posting of old ones seems like it's being done more for her followers than anything. It's like if someone stopped drawing for a fandom but kept re-posting their old art for months. It's weird.

>> No.8998952
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Hey people!
Im new here, first time posting here ;3

Check out mine grimdark Rose cosplay, and some rosemary, favorite OTP!

Also, can i link my fanpage here, or its not allowed?

>> No.8998955

I wouldn't do it, anon. In general it's bad form to selfpost here for attention or post your friends, unless you're looking for feedback.

You guys look pretty good, but your Kanaya needs a wig really bad.

>> No.8998960

Looks neat, though I'd like a full body picture. Also, you'll want to go darker with the body paint, regular troll grey don't really do it for grimdark.

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>being this delusional

>> No.8999096

Show me two examples of good cosplayers who are only on Instagram and don't have a tumblr or a Facebook page. Hard mode: cifera isn't one of them.

>> No.8999236

>I wonder if Hussie learned his lesson about multitasking, and figured out that he should focus on a single project at a time in order to prevent massive delays and a decline in quality. I wonder if he'll begin throwing in rando side projects that will inevitably delay the kickstarter game and/or epilogue, the same way he killed the comic with its constant pauses.
>Of course he fucking will

Let's get that salt container back out, HSG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxHnKT_2u64

>> No.8999653

i like how he put "wheres the rest of it?" in there
sums up the ending pretty well. but honestly idk if anyone really cares at this point. it would be cool if they used this to interact with the cosplay community, but it could easily devolve into featuring whoever the most popular cosplayers are instead of the best.

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I am looking for feedback :3 But I wont post links here, if you want to you can find me :>

Its not a wig, its her hair, that why it looks so bad ;-;
thanks! Thats better one, i guess

>> No.9000078

please get a better rose wig. those bangs look like shit

>> No.9000080

Yeah, if you want to do grimdark you need to go waaay darker on the paint.

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This cosplay is now officially old as fuck but what do ya'll think?

I got some full body shots but unfortunately the photographer never got back to me

>> No.9000728

if you ever rewear it i think the costume could do better with a lot more wear and tear stuff. the ruler looks way too clean. other than that the construction is really nice -- cute!

>> No.9000745

The artist actually seemed to fix up the stick- it was really fucked up when I had it for the costume
my only regret is not actually putting a sharpened can bit on it but I couldn't because I didn't want to be pulled by the con staff so I just used a felt tip instead

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Sperocor has REALLY stepped up their game the last few months. Hidemyerror has seemed pretty inactive when it comes to Homestuck, same goes for Purpledragoncaptor. Also I think this is the first Homestuck cosplay the Calliope in this pic did and I'm hoping they keep on it because all their non-Homestuck shit looks gr8.

>> No.9002817

I'm following them, and while I agree they've gotten better I still think they're just not there in terms of quality. Their cosplays are still messy and unflattering a lot of the time. They did a troll Dirk which was just incredibly boring (which goes doubly for Hidemyerrors troll Roxy which, while cleaner, could just as well have been generic fantroll #21759).

I don't know. If we go by it as a "pretty cool to follow" then yeah, but they don't line up with the quality of the other names.

That's a kickass photo, though.

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Forgot image.

>> No.9002851

Maybe you just picked a bad example photo but I would not consider this an indication of stepping up their game, considering their cosplays were never bad to start with. Like the other anon said, they've still got a long way to go to iron out their craftsmanship details. Like:

>Seriously mismatched armsock/facepaint green
>That one side of the cape that's covered in unfinished edge threads.
>Smudgy makeup and the bald cap isn't pulled down tightly

We should still keep an eye on them because active HS cosplayers are such a rarity these days, but let's not jump the gun here.

>> No.9002884

I think that goes for the whole group they cosplay with. A lot of their homestuck cosplays seem to be hit or miss. Especially smackaroney and imaginmatrix, which are the other two staple cosplayers in that group. A lot of improvement is needed, but I think they all have potential

>> No.9002886

Anon, I am seriously questioning your taste if you think that broadcloth, puckered Calliope capelet is anywhere close to good.

>> No.9002942

I mean selfposts generally have shit taste anyway so....

>> No.9003020

Wig needs work (Maybe redo the shirt as well, the paint doesn't bad but it's just okay) but you're a damn cutie so once you get those things on-point you're set

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>caliborn's cape is literally just 6 yards of fabric straight off the bolt and knotted around his neck

>> No.9003575

Yo hey Sperocor here; my friend linked me to this thread! I don't use 4chan much so I'm not??? Sure how to prove it's me but yeah I mostly wanted to say thanks for all your criticism. I already knew about the armsocks and makeup not matching, and the baldcap being super imperfect, and yeah the unhemmed Caliborn cape was straight up laziness on my part, I just wanted some cool draping shots and figured the selvage wouldn't be SUPER noticable but apparently I was wrong :p

But yeah I appreciate the feedback and if you have anything else to say as far as what I can improve on I'm always looking to learn. I know I'm far from great at this rn but hey it's fun so w/e.

>> No.9003596

maybe tell your friend to stop trying to be such a hype man

>> No.9003615

Glad to see you taking the criticism positively! Keep it up, and I'm sure we'll see some great things from you soon!

>> No.9004359


I find it's easier to stretch and glue the baldcap and trim it as you go. It helps prevent that bubbling on the side. Most baldcaps come wayyy too large to start with.

>> No.9004364

You really need to work on making your costumes look good on you. This is the reason your Tavrisprite and your Caliborn are the ones that work the best on you; they're not even a little reliant on you looking good in them. Your body type and facial structure are hardly common in the scene, so you already have an uphill battle by not looking like a bishie by default.

>> No.9004493

Definitely try making your next cosplay super clean and see how it works out! You've got some good basics already so I'd be interested in what kind of craftsmanship you can achieve.

Also tell whatever friend who posted you here to calm down - cgl generally doesn't take well to promotion and whiteknighting.

>> No.9004634

Hey cgl, I've been out of the fandom for a while but I'm thinking of doing a last hurrah. The problem is I haven't greyed up in years and I'm having trouble getting my eye shadow to apply smoothly on top of my Snaz. I don't remember if it was always like this and I was just okay with it or if I've lost my touch, but is there a certain brand of eyeshadow or an application method I should be using?

>> No.9005322

I tend to apply the stuff with my fingers by dotting it on bit by bit. Also keeps my make-up brushes clean of snazz dust clogging it up.

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i think thats my ex bf

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Try and get some sort of cream/lid primer. I know a lot of people use NYX jumbo pencils for primer, and they have one in grey, so maybe try that?

OT but i feel complete whenever i see that image. Also my condolences.

>> No.9007105

You could always start off by not using a cheapo base product. IME eyeshadow applies better on top of water base than grease base but that's on Kryolan.

>> No.9009538

Oh no.

>> No.9009952

Still waiting.

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>> No.9010937

im seeing my friends and mutuals on here

crossing my fingers i dont get mentioned lmao

>> No.9011022

alright...? whoever you are, you probably aren't that special. don't get your hopes up.

>> No.9011027

Still want to see this

The only pretty thing about Actualsharkbois kanaya is the skirt.
>that lump of a wig
>that cardboard bow
>that choice of shirt

Are you new

>> No.9011440

not really
i lurk on the cosplay boards but i guess this is my first time posting

>> No.9011450

>It's been days/weeks and nobody has commented on my photos!
>Time to drop a not-subtle TEE HEE I WAS POSTED to hopefully get people to talk about me :D
>"I hope I don't get mentionedddd WONK WONK"

Now I kind of want to know which one up there is you.

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I keep seeing "omg improvement" posts that are. Not particularly indicative of any improvement, shall we say.

But this one might be the lamest one so far.

>> No.9011491

this entire thread is the reason I do my best to not have photos taken of my shitty hamsteak cosplay

>> No.9011497

>lizard eye contacts
>shitty beard
I'll give them a little credit for lining their cloak and not leaving the edges raw, which is more than most Sufferer cosplayers do, but...

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I was just thinking she looks like a drag queen.

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First time I've seen a GT Rufioh, I'm pretty sure.

>> No.9011534


Reminds me of cod tier.

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what are those horns oh my god

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>> No.9011934

Those are some sad, sad horns.

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Also, no lipstick?

>> No.9012649

It's CCC. So. Y'know.

Also, pic related is apparently from WLF? Looks surprisingly high quality and not closet-y.

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>anon fails to deliver

>> No.9012708

Wow I would never have recognized her outside of her super staged and shooped selfies.

>> No.9013123

I mean, it still is, there's a shit ton of snoop on her face and head and anywhere that's grey

>> No.9013124


Actually I'm ok with "a shit ton of snoop"

>> No.9013185

What indeed.

>> No.9013189

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