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>>9509054

Send help. Ask questions, ect. ect.

>> No.9524476

If I have very short hair should I still try to use a wig cap? I've only wore a wig once before and I didn't, but I wanna know if there's negative effects on the wig, because my hair is too short to really pin to the cap or wig itself.

>> No.9524477

Reposting my question >>9521102

>> No.9524488
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Newcosplayfag here. I think I've finally found the perfect character to cosplay.
I think the hardest part will be the helmet, but I'm a beginner so I don't know. I'll be spending all my free time on it when I can but I'm not sure how or what I need to do.

Where do I begin?

Ill add more pics for reference, the character is Duke aka 'Lark'. He's a 'new' character from DCs Rebirth line-up. A way better version of all Robins.

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>>9524488
(Reference)

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>>9524489
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buying fabric for a Tiffany Aching cosplay.

5 yds should be enough for a dress right?

>> No.9524549

>>9524476
You might need to clip it down with some snap clips or add some gel around your hairline/temples to give it something better to grip to.

>> No.9524612

>>9524488
a lot of batman cosplay tends to be made using EVA foam so you can start there.
just do a search on EVA foam fabrication or even batman suit building tutorials.

since this is a new character, theres a pretty high chance that armor templates for cosplay purposes havent been made yet so youre gonna have to learn how to make patterns yourself.

>> No.9524661

>>9524532
as long as you're under 7'6" and don't make any mistakes with the patterns, yes.

>> No.9524896

I finished painting my armor piece. The lines are mostly good, but there are a few that ended up going a bit over the tape. Could I just use a black sharpie or something to clean it up, since the paint I'm trying to match it a matte black?

>> No.9524899

What's a good glue for attaching pleather (boot cover parts) to suede (boots)?

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>>9524612
>EVA Foam
From what I see this will only work for my Bracers, helmet, and maybe the boots + chest symbol.

Lark's suit seems to be more like a fitted biker suit than Batman's plated outfits. Lark suit is closer to something like The Guardian's from Arrow or Mr Terrific.

>> No.9525027

>>9524924
Then you sew it from vinyl or whatever nice fabrics you can find at the fabric store. You specified the helmet was the biggest problem, which is why they were just saying EVA foam.

>> No.9525060

>>9525027
Oh, ok. I'm sorry for being so much of the newfag.

>> No.9525100

>>9524896
>Could I just use a black sharpie or something to clean it up, since the paint I'm trying to match it a matte black?

if the sharpie matches the paint, I dont see why not.

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Is there even a wig that would look like this or do you think this is the one instance when I'm better off with hair dye and a gallon of hair gel?

>> No.9525139

>>9525121
you know you can style wigs, right? youre not stuck with the hair style they come in.

unless you have super thick hair and can easily pull off a pompadour-esque hair, then go for it and use your own hair.

>> No.9525251

>>9525027
>>9524612
I think I want to use pleather, are there any tutorials or guides. I'm genuinely a conplete newfag when it comes to cosplay, but I learn fast and anything will stick so long as it's explained to me.

Also is there anything else I can use for the helmet? I don't think I can get that polished glossy biker helmet look with it.

>> No.9525342

If a guy just wants to get a lot of attention without being an ultra autist with his 300 hour/4000$ iron man suit or whatever, would going in as a meme help?

Instead of me spending another hundred on wigs and clothes I think I just want to do a feels or a pepe cosplay.

feels would literally just be the feels guy mask and a tfwnogf based shirt.

>> No.9525359

>>9525251
>I think I want to use pleather, are there any tutorials or guides

what kind of guides are you looking for? sewing guides? working with pleather can be applied to generally all sewing guides. the only thing thats different is the type of equipment you use (i.e. needles)

>I don't think I can get that polished glossy biker helmet look with it.
why do you say that? you can achieve a glossy look with EVA foam. hell, you can get a glossy look with just about every material, it just depends on how you finish the piece. (glossy top coat is a thing you know)
it might be easier to achieve a glossy look easier when using different materials but dont think that you HAVE to use a specific material to make something look like a certain type of material.
ive seen cosplayers use craft foam and make it look like real leather.

but I guess to answer your question, you can sculpt the helmet out of clay, make a mold and cast it in resin.
or cardstock+fiberglass+bondo is also another popular method for helmet making.
or you can make it out of sintra which is basically just plastic, like what PVC pipes are made of but just in sheet form.

>> No.9525375

>>9525342
yeah works fine. I saw a dude just sewing two blue towels to each other and a frame to make towelie and it was a hit at cons

>>9524896
sharpie will reflect compared to matte black, try to clean it up with a nail art brush or similar small size

>> No.9525377

>>9520770 im still not really sure how to go about this. I mean, I have a vague idea?

>> No.9525431

>>9525342
>don't want to be an autist
>cosplay these memes in 2017
If you want to get attention with a meme cosplay, better to go with something very current and also be among the first.

>> No.9525441

>>9525431

pepe and wojak is pretty much timeless.

And they dont require weeks/months of autism and hundreds/thousands of dollars and if you're a guy they probably will ignore you anyway over some half assed thot.

>> No.9525468

>>9525441
Just don't even go to the con with that shit ass attitude

>> No.9525474

>>9525468

t. mad fag who spent 200$ on his military gear and got ignored cause its the most generic shit ever

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>>9525474
nice try bud but I've never even cosplayed, you just sound like an /r9k/ style faggot

>> No.9525498

>>9525342
Don't cosplay old memes associated with /pol/ and /r9k/ if you want positive attention, most people will be repulsed. They'll think you're an embarrassing autist at best and alt-right at worst.

>> No.9525529

So I'm going to AX in July and I'm putting together a bloodborne cosplay for it. I already have the base clothes for it and the hat is easy, all I need is a wide brimmed hat that I can fold into a tricorn, swords not incredibly comblex, basically a silver basted sword. My hardest challenge so far is footwear, I'm trying to find a pair of knee/thigh high boots in my size, checked a few thrift stores in my area and so far ground nothing (did randomly find a flcl plush though, that was nice), my problems the size, I'm a guy and a size 13 so finding boots like the is a bit tricky, I was wondering if cgl had any tips for finding boots to use? Another thing is I have a leather coat but it needs some light modifications (moving some buttons around, adding an extra buttonhole, and shortening the sleeves), I don't feel even remotely competent in my sewing ability for leather so I'm considering taking it to a tailor the have the alterations done, do you guys have any experience with this? Is it frowned upon?

>> No.9525589

>>9525377
you can put some tape over your face where the mask lies and draw out the shape.
or do the same but on one of those styrofoam heads.

>> No.9525593

>>9525359
Yes, some sewing guides would be nice. I need to know what to look for when making the jacket and pants. Like what measurements I should use to make it more form fitting and how I would make it more mobile and easy to move in. Also tutorials for boots.

My mother is good at sewing, but I can only visit her on the weekends as my family lives in another state. She also only really sewes stuff if she's motivated and likes what she's sewing. I may be able to persuade her.

I didn't know that about EVA, I just went with what I saw in most pics and vids.

On a side note, would it look better or worse if I bought a motorcycle helmet and modified that instead of starting from scratch?

>> No.9525595

>>9525589
I always wonder about the heads and mannequins. Do you have to get one in your size or are there only standard ones and you have to adjust?

>> No.9525602

>>9525595
>are there only standard ones and you have to adjust?

pretty much this.
I use a generic mannequin head for some stuff and its about an inch or so smaller than my head so i just adjust accordingly.
You can always make your own head though if you want something exactly your head size.
all it really takes is some duct tape and something to fill the head with like the stuff you put in pillows.
theres tutorials online for stuff like this.

>> No.9525611

>>9524445
Summer time=more lewder cosplays
It's too hot to be non-lewd desu.

>> No.9525654

>>9525494

>cgl
>never even cosplayed
>lurks anyway

oh look it's a creeper from r9k.

>> No.9525666

>>9525593
For the helmet, look up Evil Ted Smith. he has a free helmet pattern you can use as a base, and a youtube video showing exactly how to build it. And he also has videos on priming and painting, and it will get the exact look you want, and a be a lot cheaper and easier than modifying an existing helmet.

>> No.9525669

>>9525595
Female foam heads for wigs are often much smaller than the average head. The male foam heads though are generally a good place to start from to get a more human fitting form.

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>>9525498

at worst the normies will think you're cosplaying as a mime.

>> No.9525691

>>9525342
Just be one of those T-rex suit guys.

>> No.9525700

>>9525593
>On a side note, would it look better or worse if I bought a motorcycle helmet and modified that instead of starting from scratch?

personally I think they look pretty bad. mainly because of the bulkiness of motorcycle helmets.

batman helmets are more form fitting to your face so youre gonna have to modify the shit out of that motorcycle helmet to actually make it look good so it just gets to the point where youre just better off making the helmet from scratch.

as for the sewing stuff. if you want something form fitting, look up body suit tutorials

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I'm trying to recreate this outfit and can't really wrap my head on how to make the sleeves. I have a bunch of netting for it, but I'm having a hard time figuring out the structure as it doesn't really look like a traditional puffed sleeve. I'm only at an intermediate level in sewing so my knowledge on alternatives is limited even with the help of google.

>> No.9525819

>>9525474
Cosplay where you do nothing but wear clothes from your closet and a shitty mask are terrible. They're low effort, overdone, and you're going to get posted in bad cosplay/cringe threads on /cgl/.

If you can't put in the effort to make a cosplay or even put one together with chinese stuff, then don't cosplay at all. Wearing casual clothes or anime/comic/etc merch is fine and respectable. Trying to get as much attention for as little effort as possible is despicable. In and out of the cosplay community attention whoring is generally exclusive to terrible people.


Also, why did you mention military gear? Nowhere in your quote chain did anyone mention that. $200 for cosplay is pretty reasonable, too. That's like half the cost of a game console and a game, so it's nothing if cosplay is your hobby. And lots of people cosplay as a hobby, making things all year for lots of cons rather than suddenly deciding they're going to a con and making something in a week.

>> No.9525820

>>9525786
It kinda looks like the sleeves terminate in wide strips of fabric that are tied in a bow behind her back, rather than having little puffy trims at the top.

>> No.9525822

>>9525700
>>9525666
Looked it up and I think I'd be able to easily build something with it, but it seems to be flimsy and bulky. What would I do about the black video? Also what would you need to use for a glossy polished finish?

>> No.9525823

>>9525820
I can kinda see what you mean, I'll keep it in mind while I play around with it. Thanks!

>> No.9525829

>>9525342
>4000$ iron man suit
Lol no iron man suit is going to cost anywhere near 4 grand.

Anyway, to answer your question, why not just make a costume for a character you like that's:
1. Visually impressive but not overly difficult to make
2. Not cosplayed very often, if at all

Trust me when I say there are a ton of cool-looking characters that can be done with rudimentary EVA foam fabrication knowledge. I think you'd have a lot more fun this way than just doing some meme cosplay, and you'd still get attention too.

>> No.9525837

>>9525829
Why would you give a genuine answer to someone who says they just want attention and calls people interested and devoted to a hobby autists?

>> No.9525841

>>9525819

>REEE IF U DONT COSPLAY ON THE LEVEL OF THE PEOPLE ON THE PRO-LEVEL MASQUERADE DONT EVEN BOTHER REEEEE

like 90% of all cosplayers in a con spent maybe 30 bucks on their shit with barely any effort.

>> No.9525844

>>9525822
>but it seems to be flimsy and bulky
>flimsy
you do know people have made entire iron man suits out of eva foam, right?
eva foam is pretty durable. especially since they are mainly used as fatigue floor mats for workshops.

>bulky
you can buy EVA foam in different thicknesses

>What would I do about the black video?
I dont know what video you are talking about

>Also what would you need to use for a glossy polished finish?
glossy clear coat

If you really dont want to use EVA foam, use sintra or learn how to do resin casting.
people mainly suggest EVA foam for beginners because its relatively easy to work with and easy to get a hold of and its cheaper.
but if you have money to spend, by all means go with the much more expensive methods.

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>>9525837
I kinda just glossed over that part, but after seeing >>9525441 I realize I probably just shouldn't have replied at all.

>> No.9525847

>>9525841
People spend a lot more than 30 dollars. Even the tools to make a small Eva foam chest plate cost me around 150-200 dollars. It's not a cheap hobby at all. If you're expecting to walk in and get attention for wearing a cheap shirt and paper mask you're beyond delusional

>> No.9525853

>>9525847

we're not talking about intermediate-pro masquerades pal, look at the general con-goers youd be lucky to see more than 15% of the costume actually worked on at home.

>> No.9525864

>>9525847
how do you spend that much on just a small chest piece?

ive built an entire boba fett armor set well under $100 using eva foam.

>> No.9525866

>>9525864
>Even the tools to make a small Eva foam chest plate cost me around 150-200 dollars.

Tools cost money if you're just getting started. That's what anon was talking about.

>> No.9525872

>>9525864
EVA definitely has some significant startup cost. Gotta have a decent utility knife+blades, heat gun, contact cement, cutting mat, sand paper, the foam itself, possibly a dremel. It's pretty cheap to work with once you have everything though, especially if you know where to get more EVA at a low price.

>> No.9525876

>>9525864
Blade, Dremel, sealant, cement, heat gun, paint all cost quite a bit.
The actual Eva foam, webbing, and buckles only cost 30 dollars total

>> No.9525891

>>9525853
it's literally more expensive if you buy pre-made shit instead of sewing it yourself

and if you're doing some complex EVA foam armor you can't just go to walmart and tell them to give you a premade suit of armor for $5

>> No.9525901

>>9525891
In the long run I won't argue, but the start up costs of getting the equipment and redoing things when you fuck up make the first one really expensive

>> No.9525947

>>9525844
Fml, I meant black visor. I hate autocorrect.

>> No.9525999

>>9525947
Just buy a plastic visor and dye it black. There are tons of tutorials on how to do this on YouTube. If you can't find a visor that'd work, make it yourself by using PETG plastic and vacuuforming (again there are tutorials for this on YouTube).

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I used a silver paint sharpie to fix some lines and afterwards realized it didn't completely match. I ended up trying to play it off like it was discoloration on some parts of the armor, but I have a feeling it might just look like a bad paint job at this point. Any tips? Should I keep it like this or put a new coat over to cover this up? I thought it might possibly be salvageable since in canon the armor is supposed to be shitty.

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Hello seagulls,

I want to make the "armor" parts of a plugsuit for my Kaworu Nagisa cosplay myself. I bought EVA foam and all that stuff, but I worry about how to do the neck part ... I don't want any "seams" to show were the parts some together, but I can't imagine how that could work by still being flexible. Can anyone give some advice?

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Hey /cgl/ (photographers in particular) -

How can I ask a photographer about tipping without coming off rude? This is west coast, where cosplay photogs don't charge as often, if at all.
>ridiculously fast turnaround time - a dozen images ready the DAY AFTER
>awesome direction and efficient use of setting/time
>good overall quality - normally I don't like more than two or three photos out of a set, but a LOT of these shots are great
He's never mentioned money - neither on his page/information or brought it up in person; I'm pretty sure he does photography/conventions as a hobby. Should I just offer to buy him lunch the next time I run into him?

I've only brought up tipping to a photographer once in the past, and she very quickly affirmed that she was only in it for personal enjoyment and didn't want to monetize her hobby. We fell out of contact after that, and while most of that is probably because she stopped doing cosplay photography, I was always "what-if" on if some small part of that may have been because of my question (and a double bummer because she was another photographer whose work I *loved*).

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So I want to cosplay this version of Miku but I'm unsure on how to do the shorts and belt. I imagined I could sew white fabric inside of regular black pants/shorts then roll them up. As for the belt I don't know how to attach one without a buckle, I was thinking of removing the belt loops of the pants and sewing in the belt for a clean look. Any tips?

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>>9524445
So guys, is there an actual name for the kind of coat Riggs is wearing? Is it army surplus, or can you just pick it up anywhere?

>> No.9526741

>>9526582
>what if I'm responsible
You aren't

>But but
She made her own conscious decision to leave, if someone asking her if she wants some money causes her to leave then that's her problem.

>> No.9526750

How bad would it be if I show up to an anime convention in a comic book character sostume?

>> No.9526800

>>9526750
people do it all the time, and as long as its not deadpool you'll even maintain most peoples' respect

>> No.9526803

>>9526582
Unless they're hosting a paid session, why would you give them money? Photogs are congoers too, their hobby is just taking pictures instead of dressing up. If you try to give them money when they aren't selling a service you'll make them uncomfortable. It's like if someone tried to tip you because they really liked your costume.

>> No.9526806

>>9526659
no belt

get well fitted black shorts
remove beltloops from black shorts
sew on wide strips of white fabric around the waistline

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Any input? Done two cosplays thus far.

>> No.9526832

Best way to frost acrylic to diffuse leds? I think i'm going to do an experiment with wet/dry sanding and acetone/alcohol to see what turns out best.
That close celled packaging material also seems to be a nice diffuse layer between acrylic top and led strip.

>> No.9526835

>>9526821
this is the lowest tier of bait

are you even trying anon. Do you know where you are? How dare you disrespect our overlord Boner Robin like this

>> No.9526850

>>9526800
Are you sure? I don't want to get insulted by waifus, Lolita, and weebs.

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Need help figuring out how to do the boots

>> No.9526866

>>9526855
Those are shoes with long socks.

>> No.9526900

>>9526821
You're already perfect, I'm amazed at how you have the ability to be multiple people at once.

>> No.9526954

>>9526669
I believe those are field jackets.

>> No.9526970

>>9526832
well they do sell a spray to get that frosted look but yeah, if you want to go the super cheap route, sanding should work.

>> No.9526992

>>9526832
>>9526970
I would sand and then try to drybrush/splash acrylic clearcoat if it's not frosty enough.

>> No.9527001

>>9526992
if hes gonna use clearcoat as a finisher, might as well just get the frosted glass spray since the stuff is fairly cheap anyways

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Does anyone here know a good EUROPEAN webshop with thick cosplay wigs that are perfect for spiking? I need to style it like pic related.

>> No.9527027

What is the lightest way to protect pink insulation foam while still making it dent/scratch proof? I've read that a lot of people use Plastidip but I've used it for other things in the past and I don't remember it being sturdy enough to prevent dents.

>> No.9527034

>>9527021
Very few wigs ever have enough volume to do that sort of style. Your best bet would be to buy a wig and wefts (or two wigs and take one part), and combine them into one thick wig.

>> No.9527046

>>9527021
>>9527034
A couple Arda wigs would be able to do something like that out of the box, but unfortunately they're not European.

>> No.9527048

>>9527027
plastidip is just a spray on rubber used so you can paint on certain materials where primer doesnt work because its lack of flexibility or it ends up soaking through foam.
plastidip isnt really used to protect things since its not meant for that.

I think wood glue might work for you.

>> No.9527048,1 [INTERNAL] 

Does anyone know where I can get one of those schoolgirl double-breasted winter coats? Not the shitty low-quality aliexpress cosplay ones, but one that I could actually wear?

>> No.9527054

>>9527027
This video may be helpful
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDwQg6CX25A
If you don't feel like bothering with resin, wood glue will provide some protection on it's own.

>> No.9527058

>>9527021
Try Coscraft, but like the other Anon said, you're not going to be able to get that style with one wig alone so you'll need wefts or you'll need to combine wigs.

>> No.9527101

>>9527048
>>9527054
Anon said they were using pink insulation foam, and not EVA foam though.

>> No.9527108

>>9527101
>Anon said they were using pink insulation foam

uhhh yeah, i know. which is why me and that >>9527054 anon suggested wood glue.
I dont understand what youre trying to get at.

its a cheaper alternative to resin and will still generally give the same results which is what that other anon was looking for: something that will protect the pink insulation foam.

>> No.9527109

>>9526970
>>9527001
I heard about this frosted glass spray, but I have no idea where to get it or what I should look for. Automotive stores or home depot?

>>9527021
Coscraft's saiyan is very voluminous (note, it's male head size so quite wide)

>> No.9527218

>>9527034
>>9527058
>>9527109
Thanks a lot for the advice anons. Guess I'll go with coscraft then and buy their matching wefts as well.

>>9527046
Yeah, an Arda wig would've been ideal but sadly they're past my budget due to high custom fees. That's why I was hoping to find a european store that carries wigs of similar quality.

>> No.9527241

>>9527101
That method should work with both EVA and insulation foam. The title even mentions polystyrene, the material pink insulation foam is made of.

>> No.9527325

What's the best way to attach eva foam to a morphsuit that will stay attached? I heard Velcro.

>> No.9527326

I'm having trouble strapping my armor.
In the source material, it has a chest plate that is held up by only 1 strap going across the back just under the pecs. This doesn't seem to give it any actual grip, and it keeps wiggling and slipping down. Does it matter if I break from the source material and add extra straps so that it actually stays on me? how do people normally do this?
I can't put something like velcro on the clothes underneath because I may want to wear them without the chest piece.

My best guess at this point would be to instead do a cross on the back over my shoulders. That would keep it from falling down, but it wouldn't match the source.

>> No.9527344

>>9527326
4chan is an image board, you can post images you know.
it would be pretty helpful if you posted a picture of your source.

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>>9527326
>>9527344
This is what it looks like in the source. Nothing above that one strap. My gut reaction now is telling me to say fuck it and do 2 straps that cross across the back to make sure it doesn't come loose or fall off

>> No.9527363

>>9527351
well, how often do you plan on taking the armor off? does that character take off its armor a lot?


if you really want to stick with the exact looks, then just use velcro to hold it down on the top side.
I dont think anyone will really care if theres an extra strap for support if you just want to do it that way.

>> No.9527384

>>9527054
This looks great. Thanks for the tips to both(?) of you!

>> No.9527394

>>9527101
That method is for polystyrene, or at least the guy mentions it working.

>> No.9527420

>>9527325
Don't use velcro on any spandex or spandex nylon fabrics. The hooks tear into it and create pilling and rips.

>> No.9527424

>>9527420
What's the best way then?

>> No.9527425

>>9527420
I read somewhere to put the hooks part on the suit and the fuzzy part on the foam. Will that work?

What about fabritac or contact cement?

>> No.9527466

So a friend of mine gave me a foot of thibra to mess around with on one of my props. This is my first time using any sort of thermalplastic type sheets.
Its kinda hard to work with though since its stretches pretty easily and i found myself accidentally stretching it a little too much just to get it to wrap around corners. Though, one thing that kinda annoys me is how easily it can pick up imperfections in the foam. I can see how this might be helpful if you have tiny details that you need to bring out though.

Now my question is does worbla act like this too? is the stuff thick enough so that it hides small imperfections like seams?
Im thinking of using some type of thermalplastic for my next armor build.

>> No.9527508

>>9526954
Thanks man! Now to google and bother /k/ to see if they can provide more info.

>> No.9527515

>>9527425
>hooks on the suit and fuzzy on the foam
If you're using velcro on knits, reverse that. Hooks on the foam, fuzzy on the suit. Think about it - you'll fold the suit up in storage, or parts of it will fold over itself when you're putting it on, or so on - and then the hooks are snagging on the spandex because they're inevitably rubbing up on the fabric. I've used velcro to attach things to spandex before, and *always always always* fuzzy on the spandex, hooks on whatever separate object is getting put on.

That said, >>9527325, I do like velcro for attaching things. Big clothing snaps also work well.

>> No.9527517

>>9527515
Okay. Makes sense.

I was thinking about fabritacing the velco to the suit and then sewing it after. Will that be enough to keep it on?

>> No.9527579

>>9527517
I've never used Fabri-tac before so can't attest to that, but it seems like if you lay the glue down so you'll avoid punching through it with your needle, you'll be fine! I've been alright simply holding the velcro in place with a few pins and zig-zagging around the edges.

And - just realized I got kinda intense about hooks and spandex up there; I'd had some /bad times/ of my own with hooks snagging on spandex before figuring it out. Hope it goes better for you!

>> No.9527583

>>9527579

Alright. Cool.Thanks!

>> No.9527596

>>9527466
I worked with both worbla and thibra. If you're looking for an ultra smooth finish I recommend thibra, and it's also easy to mould small details like clay, but worbla is much sturdier and easier to work with, and doesn't pick up imperfections as easily. Worbla also sticks better to foam and other things, and thibra picks up lots of air bubbles.
If you still want to use your bit of thibra, make sure you don't heat it too much and heat it in portions, also don't try to mould it too much, one or two times forming it is ideal. The more you try to form it the worse it gets with fingerprints and stretching.
Worbla needs a ton more refining and primer to make it smooth.

>> No.9527830

>>9527596
thanks for the input. I heard black worbla doesnt need as much prep work compared to regular worbla.

but yeah, i like being able to "sculpt" small details with thibra but just using it to wrap around armor pieces with some complex curves is a pain. I found heating it up a bit and using a bit of water to get rid of fingerprints helps a bit.

>> No.9527839

>>9524477
Do a sexy genderbent version. I like bear men, but I don't know what other people may consider to be sexy.

>> No.9527867

Thinking of getting back into cosplay, and looking for ideas. I really love cute idol/magical girl cosplays, and would like to go in that direction. Complication...I'm a fatty-chan. My proportions aren't the same as the characters I'd want to cosplay. And I know "cosplay is for everyone" and blah blah blah (alternatively "don't cosplay if you're fat" and blah blah blah) and although I know my cosplay will look much better on a healthy body, I still want to have fun and cosplay on my way to a healthy body, if that makes sense. So I'm looking for cosplays with designs that would work on a larger body. I know it's going to be obvious anyway that I'm fat, but instead of picking whatever and pretending I'm not fat, I'd like to pick a design that at least can work with my size, and do a proper job of it. Any ideas?

>> No.9527928

>>9527466
Thibra is best used for sculpting details. It can be used to wrap edges, but it is much softer than Finest Art, Black Art and Mesh Art, so it doesn't work as well in that regard.

Quick breakdown of Worbla stuff for you:

Finest Art (brown stuff): the standard and it is the cheaper than Black and Mesh. It has the same activation point as Black and Mesh, but does require a little more post work to get a nice finish. Very user friendly.
Black Art: Very similar to Finest, but can tear easier when stretched too far. Has a smoother finish, so less post work needed.
Mesh Art: Really strong. Most durable of all Worbla products. Doesn't curve as well, and tends to have sharper corners, and needs a lot more finishing, but this will never break or dent.
FlameRed: Mostly the same as Black, but has a slight flame resistance to it. Only really needed for stage work to meet industry standards if there is a chance it will be near an open flame. Not for general cosplay purposes.

Then there are the clear ones, TranspArt, Crystal Art, and Deco Art, but those are more for decorative purposes.

>> No.9527931

>>9527867
cosplay whatever you want as long as its made to fit you and it looks nice.
the main problem with cosplayfatties is that they almost never make their costume fit which makes them look like slobs.

>> No.9527933

>>9527839
>sexy genderbent version
tumblr get out.

>> No.9527935

>>9527928
>>9527466
No matter what type you end up using, the best way to finish your piece before painting is to use Flexbond. PlastiDip is also a good alternative, but only for pieces that are meant to be very rigid and that will not be bent ever,
Kamui did a video on priming EVA foam (https://youtu.be/ROZlkW96hFI) and her results are pretty much the same as you would get with using them on Worbla products.

>> No.9527961

>>9524896
Sharpie isn't matte and has a purple-tinted shine to it. You should use the same matte black paint you're trying to match or a very similar one.

>> No.9528093

>>9527935
That's bull, just use gesso or whatever primer you got on hands for worbla and thibra. That stuff doesn't bend so why bother using a flexible primer on it. Also generic paint doesnt bend either unless you have special paint or spray it on in light layers.

>> No.9528176

>>9528093
i was gonna comment and say about the same thing. flexbond is nice but kinda "overkill" for worbla and thibra.
plus, the stuff can pretty much only be bought online and its pretty damn expensive compared to just buying gesso.

>> No.9528268
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9528268

I want to buy this vibrator that someone posted in one of the Lolita Generals, but I have no idea which shopping service to use, I have only used taoboring.
Has someone bought anything from China that was not taobao?
>http://www.zalo.com.cn/product_1.html

>> No.9528297

>>9528093
>>9528176
Okay then. Enjoy your cracked armor every time you take a step or move an arm, or try to pack it up for a con.

>> No.9528350

>>9528297
different anon but ive used worbla/gesso for years on my armor and never had it crack on me from movement. ive even had shin and boot armor made in worbla/gesso and not once did it crack from the 2 days of wearing it.

im sorry you've had bad luck with it though.

>> No.9528388
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9528388

I'm seriously struggling to find a shirt like pic related that: has a color, is white, and with puffed sleeves. Anyone know where I can get it relatively quickly

>> No.9528555

anyone know where to get glasses for a Kobayashi cosplay? couldnt find any side framed glasses on zenni or eyebuy

>> No.9528697

Reminder to everyone to include reference images with your questions whenever possible. IF YOU THINK AN IMAGE COULD HELP EVEN SLIGHTLY, INCLUDE AN IMAGE.

>> No.9528698

>>9528555
I think they're supposed to be stylized metal-frame glasses. See 0:46-0:51 here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbqtnPgwM0Y

>> No.9528706

I'm looking for a character to cosplay that has brown skin, since it'll be easier to pull off.

Are there any well known brown anime/video game characters that don't look too "over the top"? I'm going for more of
a casual look.

I was thinking of doing casual-genderbend Pharah.

And yes I know about Archer from Fate but that didn't work out for me.

>> No.9528713

>>9528706
Hayama from Food Wars is easy-ish and cool.

>> No.9528727
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9528727

>>9528706
You should cosplay someone from Michiko to Hatchin

>> No.9528738

>>9528713
That's a good idea.

Although I'm not sure if I'll be able to pull the ponytail off with a wig, they always make me look awkward.

Anyone else with shorter hair?

>> No.9528754

>>9528738
This is really more of a suggestion thread question.

What's-his-face from Blood Battlefront Blockade I guess.

>> No.9529003

What would be the proper term for a small handbag that goes over the shoulder and rests at the hip?

>> No.9529048
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9529048

Where do you guys buy your fabrics?

I've been using a local supplier for years now and I can't help but think there's better options for both pricing and quality.

>> No.9529051

>>9529048
Post your location..

>> No.9529060

>>9529051
Vancouver area, BC

>> No.9529128

>>9529003
Crossbody bag.

>> No.9529450

>>9529048
mostly the la fashion district, sometimes joanns, rarely hobby lobby.

>> No.9529610

Does anyone know what you can use for the inside of sunglasses?

I bought a pair of empty frames since they needed to be shaped, but now I'm at a bit of a loss as to what I can use for the actual shade part.

>> No.9529634

When I'm working with a long wig, should I be using hairspray or a spraybottle of water or something when brushing and styling?

I don't know if it's static or what but I can't even move my head with it on without it sperging out and the strands going everywhere. This is also causing it to lose a lot of hair since I have to work out so many knots and tangles.

>> No.9529643

>>9529634
I use dryer sheets to stop static while brushing/working with long wigs. I even carry some in my purse at cons for quick touch ups on the go.

>> No.9529646

>>9525864
He's bullshitting and overexaggerating, or he got scammed. Those tools dont cost that much. The most its going to cost you to build a suit is time. 100-200 Is not a lot of money if you have a job and it costs less than that to build a suit.

The highest priced items being a $10 glue gun, some heat gun, and.. That's it. Sanding is better when done by hand instead of an automatic sander.

>> No.9529648

>>9529646
Knives and whatnot cost a bit, but you're still not gonna be spending more than $50-60 on tools and then less than $10 on supplies because foam is cheap as fuck.

>> No.9529650

>>9529648
Exactly, not sure what that anon was talking about. I just picked up a bunch of new supplies today and some extra stuff like a model head and it only cost me ~$50

>> No.9529737

>>9529646
>highest priced item being a $10 glue gun
at least put some effort into trolling anon

>> No.9529756

>>9529737
Yeah, you need to at least have a $4000 gold-plated glue gun otherwise that shit isn't gonna work at all.

>> No.9529757

>>9529756
no, but heat guns cost at least $20 and dremels cost at least $40
a cheap $10 glue gun is far from the most expensive part of working with eva

>> No.9529762

>>9529643
I tried some rubbing it with some dryer sheets and it seemed to help a bit, but neither those or lightly spraying it seemed to help 100%. I guess I just have to do my best when getting ready and accept that it will inevitably become messy over the course of the day.

>> No.9529770

Holy FUCK, is finding womens' shoes in larger mens' sizes impossible?

I'm trying to find some cheapo generic mary janes. I'm a male size 11.5, which is like 13.5 womens', and none of the listings on Amazon go over size 11 womens'.

>> No.9529783

>>9529770
Very few stores sell women's shoes over size 10, because very few women have feet over size 10. Try looking around specialty sites like Long Tall Sally, or sites that cater to crossdressers.

>> No.9529788

>>9529783
Why can't you fags have bigger feet so that this isn't a problem?

I'll probably just end up wearing a pair of girly loafers I have since the character's shoes vary between generic slip-ons and mary janes anyways.

>> No.9529791

>>9528268
It's literally just a generic pink vibrator that they've given a thematic name to, it's nothing special and it might not even be safe to insert.

>> No.9529795

>>9529770
check eBay and AliExpress, you'll have to use advanced search to sort through all the smaller sizes but they're out there

>> No.9529800

>>9529788
I'm sorry you have big feet, anon. Godspeed

>> No.9529819

>>9529788
Maybe try custom sizing from an tai na on Taobao?

>> No.9529954
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9529954

>>9529610
you can buy some thin acrylic sheets and cut them to size. or if you want to be super cheap about it, buy some of those plastic dividers used for notebooks and such.

>> No.9530098
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9530098

>>9528706
Phichit from Yuri on Ice. His training outfit is annoyingly easy.

>> No.9530103

>>9529757
>Dremel cost at least 40
Lol, no. What do you even need a Dremel for? Sanding? You can do that by hand.

>> No.9530141

So, I hate doing cosplay without makeup. This year is the first year im planning on showing more skin, wearing what's basically a tube top. Is it a terrible idea to put makeup ok the exposed shoulders and cleavage? Im ultra pale and worried my regular skin tone won't photograph well under con lighting.

>> No.9530188

I have a bodysuit pattern that I'm having a problem on. Basically, when I sew the mockup together the leg seams twist around the leg instead of laying straight up and down the leg. How do I fix this?

>> No.9530260

>>9530141
Pale skin is actually really cute.

>> No.9530332

I want to try some light makeup (just to make my skin look a bit nicer) but I don't want to actually ho and try on foundation in a store. If I only want something simple for a day or two can I just get one of those kits with multiple shades of powder foundation? If so, is there a specific variety/brand I should get?

>> No.9530358

>>9530332
Just go to a makeup store and ask for a sample.

If you're a male just say your girl/wife wanted you to puck it up because she's at work.

Stop being a chump.

>> No.9530364

>>9527351
>>9527363
I agree with this anon's advice, but rather than velcro personally I think snaps would do the trick with the added advantage of being a bit more discreet.

>> No.9530366

>>9530332
>but I don't want to actually ho and try on foundation in a store

why not? scared?
most beauty stores encourages you to try before you buy. unless youre shopping at a place without a beauty concierge.

>> No.9530367

>>9526582
see if they have a Ko-Fi and give them a coffee, but if you do like they're photography maybe schedule a shoot with them and set a cost?

>> No.9530394

>>9528706
Sokka from Avatar TLA; genderbent Korra (of Legend of Korra)

>> No.9530419

>>9530364
I decided to go with the extra straps up top. I don't think something that minor will get people to bitch at me about inaccuracy, and it's probably the most secure way to hold it with the materials I have right now.

>> No.9530423

>>9530419
>I don't think something that minor will get people to bitch at me about inaccuracy

unless youre doing a cosplay photoshoot, yeah, nobody is really going to give a shit.
hell, probably people wont even notice the change anyways.

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9530432

/pol/ here, pls don't ban me. I wanted to ask this to the females of pol but I'm more likely to get replies from traps and larpers there. I can't stop everyone from replying, but please only females reply. And pls be honest. Remember this is IN AN IDEAL WORLD, ie scenario of your dreams. Thank you

http://www.strawpoll.me/13266170

>> No.9530433
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9530433

My boyfriend and I have a couple singlets that look and feel great, but they'd be way better if we could take the crotch out. They weren't cheap, and I don't want to just cut a couple holes.

I'd like to do a rolled hem + binding around the cut. I'm not sure what materials/settings to use.

If I could get pointed to a guide I'd appreciate it.

>> No.9530454

>>9530366
>why not? scared?
Yes. I also don't want to leave the house just to go to a cosmetics specialty store because I'm a pussy ass bitch (and because I really don't care THAT much to begin with). I just wanted to know if there was something stupidly easy I could do that would be an improvement to not doing anything.

>> No.9530468

>>9530432
Sorry anon, can't answer this, I'm not asexual but I don't care for relationships either. Good luck.

>> No.9530481

>>9530454
if you dont care that much then just buy whatever cheap makeup kit you can find online. they should be good enough to whatever youre trying to achieve.
im sure youre not doing photoshoots anyways.

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9530486

>>9530432
>I'm more likely to get replies from traps and larpers there

that's more likely here than there

>> No.9530534

>>9530481
That's the thing, I don't care if it's professional quality for photoshoots or whatever, I just want to look a little nicer if it doesn't take much effort.

>> No.9530559

>>9530141
You don't need as much makeup on your shoulders and chest as you would use on your face, but it does help to lightly blend it down to the exposed areas, to make it look more natural. A light bronzer in a shade matching the rest of your makeup should do the trick.

>>9530188
Is it Yaya's pattern? This seems to be a common issue people are having with that, and from what I can tell, it's the way the pattern tells you to cut the pieces out. Try cutting the legs out of the fabric at a different angle.

>>9530332
It is really hard to suggest a brand, when all makeup is made differently. Some people can react really badly to some brands, and some have no problems at all. Like what the others said, it is best just to go to a makeup store/counter and ask for advice and samples. Tell them that there will be bright lights and pictures being taken, so they know it's not just every day wear, but something that needs to photograph well.
And please do not do >>9530481 this. If you have no experience with makeup at all, buying cheap shit without trying it first could really damage your skin.

>> No.9530624

>>9530559
>If you have no experience with makeup at all, buying cheap shit without trying it first could really damage your skin.

eh not really unless if you have a ton of skin problems. not everyone is a fragile baby.
we're not talking about mexican dollar store makeup if thats what youre thinking.

>> No.9530641

>>9530559
Part of why I want to try some light makeup is because my skin is already really shitty and damages/breaks out easily.

I wanted to know if there's something I can just slap on to help my complexion be a bit more consistent without having to go to a good cosmetics place and make the clerks/myself uncomfortable since I'm an awkward big dude who easily shakes/sweats when anxious and dresses in low fashion.

I don't care about full pro-quality makeup because I enjoy casually walking around in costume and minimizing the things I have to worry about. And I'm poor as fuck.

>> No.9530658

>>9530641
The number one thing you really need to do before using any makeup is moisturize. Almost all makeup you put on will be absorbed right into your skin and look dry and cakey if you don't moisturize properly.
If all you really want is to not look sweaty and red in photos, then the absolute minimum would be moisturizer, a light foundation, and maybe some bronzer. The thing to remember though, is that putting foundation all over your face will make your face look rather flat.

If you really want some good tips, check out Wayne Goss's youtube channel. I wouldn't recommend his products exactly, as they are rather pricey, but he still gives good, beginner friendly advice, and it applies to both males and females. A good start would be https://youtu.be/F3lQnPFTwic

>> No.9530666

>>9530641
>without having to go to a good cosmetics place and make the clerks/myself uncomfortable since I'm an awkward big dude who easily shakes/sweats when anxious and dresses in low fashion.

Get over yourself. You are not going to make anyone who works retail uncomfortable by asking for help with the products they sell. No one cares that you are male and asking about makeup. Hell, the current Sephora ads have more guys than girls on them. Makeup salespeoples job is to help people find makeup that works for them. They do not give a shit what your gender is.

>> No.9530673

>>9530641
honestly, just dont bother with makeup.
nobody is gonna fucking care if youre wearing makeup or not if youre just casually cosplaying.
you said youre not doing any sort of photoshoot so its pointless. chances are people wont even take pictures of you anyways.

>> No.9530683

>>9530673
>chances are people wont even take pictures of you anyways.
But they do, and that's why I've become more self-conscious about trying to look a little better without being too high-maintenance.

>> No.9530714
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9530714

What would be a good way to make a black mage full face mask?

>> No.9530718

>>9530559
It's the Jalies Ballet Unitard pattern but I think it might have a similar problem to the Yaya pattern. Is there a certain angle I should be cutting out the legs?

>> No.9530761

>>9530714
Balaclava

>> No.9530774
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9530774

>>9525359
I took your advice senpai, I bought some foam and I'm working on a template.

I'm going to sound really stupid for a second, but I followed someone's template based off one of the evil Ted vids someone linked here. It's slightly smaller than I need it to be. I'm currently using paper to make a prototype before I wade my time and materials on my foam. So if it's too small with paper, the thickness of the foam will make it worse.

Should I just upscale the template by like ~10%? Or is will that screw up the template?

I feel like I'm over thinking this.

>> No.9530807
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9530807

I'm kinda stumped on what would look best for Aigis's feet. I know some people wore heels or wrapped some white and gray fabric around a pair shoes but that doesn't really feel right.

>> No.9530819

>>9530774
Scale it up and test it on paper. Patterning should be your most careful step so you don't waste materials down the road. Even people who sew need to test their patterns on cheap fabric before making the real thing. Measure twice cut once

>> No.9530825
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9530825

>>9530714
Make a head sock from very thin black spandex, don't worry your face won't show. Attached yellow dome lights. You might be able to find something simple and cheap at the dollar store or else where. I got mine at Daiso if you're lucky enough to have a store nearby.

>> No.9530876

>>9530807
>doesn't really feel right.
Look at those stumps, it's never going to feel right lol.
Only other option is to make thiccer legs and disproportionate feet stubs.

>> No.9530883

>>9530825
Is this your costume? I'd like to ask what you did to make the hat if you did.

>> No.9530885

>>9530714
Another thing i forgot to add to the post, Anyone got tips for making the pants in the image?

>> No.9531000

>>9530774
>Should I just upscale the template by like ~10%? Or is will that screw up the template?

any image editing program should have an upscaler, even microsoft Paint. so as long as you use something like that, you should be fine.
dont try to calculate it yourself.

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>>9524445
How do you do custom patches?

>> No.9531021

>>9531013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KkltvMWTdQ
is a pretty good tutorial. been planning on doing the same using this method.

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9531038

what's the best way to seal expanding foam?
the prop i'm making is very large, and while i've seen tutorials that suggest doing a coat of papier mache before priming and painting, i was wondering if there's any other options?

i kinda don't wanna deal with glue and strips of paper if there's a better method, even if it's more costly or specialized

pic related

>> No.9531050

>>9531038
>even if it's more costly or specialized
wrap it in worbla

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>>9530825
>Got big sheets of plastic canvas for the brim. >Follow a regular witch hat tutorial but make the brim slightly conical
>Prevent brim from going too floppy by duct taping some thick wire around the outer edge.
>Cone is just cereal box cardboard
>Cover all with felt or another fabric. If you're using something that isn't thick already then cover the rim with a layer of felt because the seams might show otherwise

Only thing I might do different is get some spray glue and try to get the fabric on the underside of the brim to stick to the structure without puffing out.

>> No.9531084

>>9529954
I would have never thought about doing this, thank you!

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>>9530883
>>9530825 (You)
>Got big sheets of plastic canvas for the brim. >Follow a regular witch hat tutorial but make the brim slightly conical
>Prevent brim from going too floppy by duct taping some thick wire around the outer edge.
>Cone is just cereal box cardboard
>Cover all with felt or another fabric. If you're using something that isn't thick already then cover the rim with a layer of felt because the seams might show otherwise

Only thing I might do different is get some spray glue and try to get the fabric on the underside of the brim to stick to the structure without puffing out.

>> No.9531098

>>9531038
Keep in mind the weight of the piece. What >>9531050 suggested will protect the prop, but it will also make it substantially heavier.

>> No.9531463
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9531463

Does anyone know where to buy shoes nr 4?

>> No.9531477
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9531477

Does anyone know a good material and pattern to make captaian amelia pattern

>> No.9531567
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9531567

Wasn't sure where to ask help for this one but..
I'm fairly new to lolita fashion and found this while looking for non-lolita clothes on taobao and fell in love. But isn't this a replica of AP's Crystal dream carnival? I really like the color but it seems this isn't a straight copy of the original skirt so it's not the same. I'd buy the authentic version but i don't like the more toned shade of blue on it.
Should i just give up with this, or buy it and wear it still knowing replicas are frowned upon? I want to support the original brand but i just like this color more and doubt i'd buy the authentic one

>> No.9531601

>>9531567
Don't buy a replica. I speak from experience. It's cheap, nasty, and doesn't shape right when you wear it. It'll be a mess to coordinate, especially since you're new and don't have a good feel for the silhouette yet. And then when you eventually grow out of it, you'll be embarrassed as hell you ever bought it and wore it. You'll hide it in the back of your closet, be terrified to post it on sales comms should people know that you once bought a replica. Then, when you finally try to get rid of it, find nobody wants to pay $10 for it. Much less $25 including shipping. You shamefully hang it in the closet next to your real brand for a while, and then relegate it to the back of a drawer. Then finally, you load it off to a younger cousin or weeb friend as a gift, or put it in the donation bin, or sell it to a thrift store for $2.

>TL;DR
Don't do it man. Just don't do it.

>> No.9531850
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9531850

New cosplayer here, I'm looking to get Goro Akechis hoodie for his Dancing All Night skin custom printed. Can anyone please suggest service to do so? Thank you for any and all replies.

>> No.9531865
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9531865

>>9530819
>>9531000
I've reached a snag in my design.

So in the source material the helmet covers his chin or at least the front of it. I've built the foam model with an open face and I'm unsure of what to do about the chin right now. I'm concerned that when I paint and gloss it that it won'ttake too kind to bending as it slides on my head.

Should I build it separate and use magnets? Or is this a non issue?

I plan on using the wood paint + primer method anon linked by evil Ted I think.

>> No.9531875
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9531875

Somewhat new cosplayer here. I've done a movie accurate Tusken Raider as my first costume and I'm now designing a costume of Man-Thing from Marvel Comics.

I've been looking at others for inspiration and I like whatever material the skin of pic related is made out of, but I have no idea what it is and the cosplayer is inactive.

Any ideas on what the material is?

>> No.9531885

Where could I find a good plastic helmet to use as a base to build costume heads onto? I like that much better than making heads out of solid foam but I'm not sure where to get them. The couple costumes I've made using plastic bases I found the bases at a yard sale.

>> No.9531905

>>9531850
You could probably do that yourself with fabric paint and freezer paper for stencils. It would be way cheaper.

>> No.9531910

>>9531865
>I'm concerned that when I paint and gloss it that it won'ttake too kind to bending as it slides on my head.

it depends what youre priming the EVA foam with. if youre using something like plastidip, it will allow paint to bend without much damage. you will get wrinkles at most but practically no paint chipping.

>Should I build it separate and use magnets?
you can if you want to.

>I plan on using the wood paint + primer method anon linked by evil Ted I think.
why wood paint? I havent watched all of evil teds videos but I dont recall him ever suggesting wood paint to paint a prop. honestly, ive never even heard anyone use wood paint for props.
just use acrylic paint.

>>9531875
i checked out other pictures of that costume of his and it looks like its mostly made out of liquid latex which was probably painted over a body suit to give it that shiny/organic look and then some fake plants and straw you can get at hobby stores.

>> No.9531931

>>9531905
I know other ways but I'm willing to pay for better quality against me actually doing it myself. If I can't find a place I will resort to having to do it myself. Thank you for the advice on the freezer paper though.

>> No.9531969
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>>9531910
I'm going for this more hardened armor look. >>9527054 it's not evil Ted and yea I'm using plastidip.

Did I do good senpai???

>> No.9531986

>>9531885
You already used some before, right? Is there any brand name printed on them? Do you have a picture you can show us?

>>9531969
NAYRT but it looks pretty big. How does it look when you wear it?

>> No.9531996

>>9531986
I have a pretty large head(about 25in. Circumference), but it's slightly loose. I'm looking at getting some cushions for the inside that will make it fit better, feel more comfortable, and look more like a piece of equipment.

Far right : Too large 111% of the original size

Far left: Original template at 100% tight nice fit, but it wouldn't work with chinplate

Middle: 102% size. I calculated it to be about 2/3 in. larger giving just enough room for a chinplate.

>> No.9532065

>>9526850
I wear weeb shit to comic cons and no one gives a shit so

>> No.9532085

Has anyone tried freezer paper painting/stenciling? I know it was mentioned a few posts back, but I wanted personal experiences/results/tips. I'm having to paint a pretty complicated design and that's my only resort besides custom printing or fucking transfer papers.

>> No.9532094

>>9531969
oh, so you mean you were gonna use wood GLUE and not wood PAINT? im still kinda confused about that one.

if its wood glue, just a warning, that stuff cracks pretty easily.
that other anon recommended wood glue for that other anon because they were using pink insulation foam which is stiff and wont bend.
EVA foam is super flexible so using wood glue on it is kinda dangerous. especially if you have areas that might end up bending a lot.

i was gonna comment on the helmet looking big but you mentioned you have a pretty big head so other than that, looks pretty good. keep it up!

>> No.9532142
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9532142

Ahhh help please! Pic related, thank god its not that bad since I put newspaper up but there's still sharpie ink on some spots even after cleaning. What can I use that's easier? Magic eraser? Stronger alcohol? I used 70%.

>> No.9532150

>>9532142
....What on earth did you do?!?!?!
>>9532094
Yeah glue, I read up on a few sites when I saw it as well. Some people use straight glue and others nix it with water for better application. 3 layers and it makes for a good foundation for plasti dip while closing up holes. It also makes it more sturdy.

>> No.9532151

>>9532142
>>9532150
Nevermind I that's not even your shower pic.

Use bleach, let it soak.

>> No.9532179
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9532179

What are some good youtube channels around propmaking/cosplay making just to have in the background while working on something?

>> No.9532192

>>9531986

It was just blank white plastic in two pieces that when put together fit perfectly over my head. No brand names at all. I was lucky to find it, it made a good base for a helmet.

>> No.9532228

>>9532179
punished props extra
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChVIG6jUlmkTEJczRr2srmg/
mainly for their recorded live stream stuff because they are like an hour long.

and I guess if this counts, I have old seasons of Face Off playing as well.
theres some streaming sites that have old episodes. I think even dailymotion has them if youre good a searching. of course the quality isnt good but that wont really matter if its just for background noise and the occasional glance at the screen.

>> No.9532258
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9532258

Alright /cgl/, google isn't helping me for once. Shitty diagram for visuals since it's hard holding all the parts up for pictures.
I am working with 0,5 cm/0.2 inch EVA foam for a costume (red solid). I need to attach PVC pipe to it so the pipe stands up vertically (blue), the PVC enters into the EVA at the bottom of the costume. I can add two points of anchoring (yellow). Now, since the foam is fairly thin and the pipe fairly heavy, is there any way of adding some support (purple question marks for where I think it would need support the most) without the foam buckling like the red dashed line?
Or am I going to have to suck it up and remake the pipe out of lighter material?

>> No.9532279

>>9532258
what exactly are you trying to make? got a reference picture?

>> No.9532356

>>9532258
you should use thicker (1cm) or add extra layers of 5mm at your questionmarks, all the way up to the curve of the foam.

>>9532142
stronger (96-98%) alcohol will work, bleach does not!

>> No.9532382
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9532382

What would be the cheapest way for me to make a Orisa helmet but with more of a metal look?

>> No.9532392
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9532392

>>9532279
Pascal from Nier, specifically talking about this exhaust pipe in the back.
>>9532356
I'm hoping that will work, since I do have some foam left over for now.

I'd feel bad wasting my already bought PVC pipe, heh.

>> No.9532510

is there a 'download pinterest boards' tool which also takes the captions?

>>9532142
this looks like something out of bioshock

>> No.9532538

>>9532382
you can use any material you want. achieving a metal look is determined by your painting skills and how you finish the piece off.

>> No.9532541

>>9532382
There are metallic looking paints you can use. As long as you have a harder surface on the outside, you could just grab a can of "metal" spray paint for furniture and use that.

>> No.9532595

>>9532392
Those yellow straps supporting the pipe in the pic can be used in your costume to actually help support the pipe.

>> No.9532616
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9532616

Does anyone know any good tutorials or techniques on how to make clothes bloody? It's for a yandere chan cosplay.

>> No.9532620

>>9532616
actual bloodstains aren't going to be so vibrant, you can look up things like silent hill cosplays for ideas on how to do it

if you want it to be vibrant and you don't care if it will wash out, you can just splash that shit with acryllic paint

>> No.9532623

>>9532179
Who is that girl in your image? Google search is just giving me cartoons

>> No.9532626

>>9532623
Min-Min from ARMS.

>> No.9532628

>>9532616
theres a ton of fake blood recipes out there if you google it. if youre going to make it, make sure you make the blood dark because using bright red blood will end up looking pink when its dried over a white outfit.

>> No.9532632
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>>9532620
A few weeks ago i made a last minute shiity custome for a school event and I used red spraypaint to make it bloody. My friends told me the blood looked really good do I was thinking of doing the same with my yandere chan cosplay. Do you think it's a good idea to use the same method or should I try another one?

>> No.9532636

>>9532632
That doesn't look anything like the blood spatter on yandere-chan. I agree with >>9532620, try splatter-painting with acrylic paint.

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9532661

>>9532632
that doesnt read as blood at all. to me, it looks more like someone doing a bad job trying to achieve a red-white gradient

look at pictures of blood splatters to get an idea of how to make it look good. seems like most of the time people just go overboard with the splatters so you end up looking like a jackson pollock painting instead of someone thats hurt badly or just finished brutally murdering someone.

>> No.9532713

Is anyone having trouble viewing coords on Tumblr mobile? The little safe search button is gone, so I cant view anything. It sucks that the lolita fashion tag is under nsfw...

>> No.9532802
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9532802

Tips on makeup for a dark goatee? Mascara? anything I can buy from amazon?

>> No.9532809
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9532809

>>9532094
Here's 3 layers of wood glue.

It's still very flexible and I've tried putting it on any taking it off multiple times to test it before plasti dipping it.

I was contemplating another layer of glue, but I'm not sure what it would add to it. All of my holes are filled now and each layer I add doesn't seem to make it any more stiff. It may make it worse by adding another layer.

>> No.9532906

>>9532802
If you have the genes to grow a goatee, then just grow one and dye it with beard dye. They sell the dye at grocery stores & drugstores. If you can't grow one, you can get a fake goatee from a costume store and use spirit gum to glue it to your face.

>> No.9533123
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9533123

>>9532094
S-senpai please help. The paint keeps grouping into gloops and drops. I messed up and now it's not good. :(

>> No.9533140

>>9533123
looks like you used spray paint. Did you keep it far enough back from what you were painting? If you hold the can too close it has a bad habit of spraying too much and dripping. Try spraying from the distance it says on the can, and using multiple lighter coats instead of one coat to cover the whole thing

>> No.9533152

>>9533140
So I can still fix it?!?!

Also, will there be a problem with me using Mod-podge for a gloss finish or should I not bother with it?

>> No.9533163

>>9532713
You have to turn safe search off in your phone settings, not in the app now.

>> No.9533166
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9533166

How does /cgl/ feel like Obscure cosplay that can also border on closet cosplay? Can it only be pulled off in a group?

>> No.9533204

>>9533123
Did you sand down the bumps in the wood glue?

>> No.9533208

>>9533166
Pretty much. Especially if no one has unique hair. You can do whatever you want for cosplay but not getting recognized is usually depressing

>> No.9533242

>>9533204
...no. >.<

Ive failed you senpai.

>> No.9533257

>>9533242
Well no wonder it looks like garbage.

>> No.9533266

>>9533257
Well fuck me I guess.

Maybe if you gave better instructions it wouldn't be so garbage. You aren't a good sensei.

>> No.9533280

>>9533266
Sorry about that anon, but you still have a chance to fix the helmet. Underneath the wonky texture it's actually looking pretty good. Just sand it down and repaint it.

>> No.9533283

>>9533163
Thanks, ive been looking for it in the app all day, didn't know it was in my phone settings, haha

>> No.9533287

>>9533123
jesus christ, what kind of spray paint are you using? cheese spray?

ive never seen spray paint drip down like that. how close are you spraying? youre suppose to spray in a sweeping motion and build it up layer by layer. youre not suppose to try and cover it all in one go.

>> No.9533304

>>9533280
Sunset Yellow. I was impatient and did a bangup job.
>>9533280
I'll be sure to do that tomorrow, the paint isn't drying fast enough to sand it tonight. Thank you senpai.

>> No.9533319

>>9533287
what does this post even accomplish? You didn't tell him anything new I didn't already, and you're not constructive in the slightest.
Fuck off to the bad cosplay thread if you just want to be a salty bitch

>> No.9533323

>>9533319
>salty bitch

sounds like youre the salty one since youre the one getting mad for him for some reason.he obviously didnt care since he replied to me.

fuck off to tumblr. you sound like the kind of person that belongs there.

>> No.9533327

>>9533323
Nayrt but this is the help thread and you can definitely help someone without being an asshole. Chill.

>> No.9533495

Need a wig last minute for breath of the wild Link, any recommendations???

>> No.9533516

I've always, always wanted to cosplay Ciel Phantomhive, but it seems like you need a very specific body type and face to be able to pull him off without looking cringey. Since his outfits are basically ouji, would someone who has hips, but is otherwise slim and flat be able to pull off his outfits?

>> No.9533525

>>9533516
> but it seems like you need a very specific body type and face to be able to pull him off without looking cringey

nobody has big, anime eyes.
its only cringy if your wig and outfit looks like shit.
stop worrying so much about your body type anon.

>> No.9533527

>>9533495
How last minute? How long is enough for shipping?

I would say arda or EBay with rush ship, or perhaps another cosplay wig site

>> No.9533533

>>9533495
>>9533527
oh sorry i forgot to mention im looking for something on epic cosplay since i live in SoCal so with the free shipping itd come in two days for me. needed for AX which is why its last minute

>> No.9533772

>>9533533
>get any medium length wig with thick layers
>cut bangs to be messy
>????
>profit

>> No.9533775
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9533775

I was wondering if anyone could recommend me some alternative body paints?
I cosplayed Ryuko last year and used the same technique as Quantum Destiny - painting my neck.
Except the issue I ran into was that the water-based body paint I used was clearly too light and didn't match the garment part.
I'm going to be wearing the same costume in a months time- but I'd like to improve on this part of the costume.
Pic related is my neck.

>> No.9533783

>>9533775
Why not just eschew 100% accuracy in favor of making an actual collar which would look nicer?

>> No.9533805

>>9533533
>epic cosplay
just do a warehouse pickup if you live close by.
I do it all the time.

>> No.9533847

>>9532085
Yup! I did for a very simple design and it turned out okay. I was doing Terra from Teen Titans, and even with a very simple design, I had problems with the paint spreading to parts I didn't want it to be. I think if I had been extremely careful with ironing down the freezer paper I might have been able to prevent it, but I just painted over the mistakes with black paint (same color as my shirt).

>> No.9533860

>>9533775
What brand of paint did you use? Different brands have different kinds of colors.

>> No.9533865

>>9533775
im seconding what >>9533783 said. why not just extend whatever fabric you used on the body suit to your neck? or just back that section out of spandex.

way better than having to mess around with body paint.

>> No.9533876

>>9533860
It was snazaroo. It was my first time using body paint so I wasn't sure what the outcome would be.

>>9533865
That is true, but I really like the way I can make it more screen accurate by having it go all the way up to below my chin. I did think about making a turtle neck when I constructed the top but I decided that skin-tight feel on Quantum-Destiny's version was another reason why hers was such a strong cosplay.

>> No.9533881

>>9533876
Snaz has shitty black and white. Try Wolfe FX, Diamond FX, Mehron Paradise, Kryolan Aquacolor, or literally any professional body paint.

>> No.9533893

>>9533876
i looked up how she did her cosplay and it says she used liquid latex instead of just using body paint on her skin.

>> No.9533901
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9533901

>want to make a WoW druid-death knight hybrid

How easy/feasable is it to attach fake plants to a sleeveless tunic/hoodie(will cut hood off)??

Basically I want one shoulder with a bush of leaves like cenarion, and have the torso full of either vines/bark or wilting shrubbery(if they sell fake dying plants that is).

Basically he'll be sleeveless with one shoulder armor torn off to show decay or damage or whatever, while wearing gothic death knight leather pants/boots and a replica runeblade or greataxe and undead make up.

>> No.9533930

>>9533901
you can make a really small shoulder piece for the fake plants to sit on and just bunch enough up to hide it.
or just use some really strong adhesive like e6000

>> No.9534147

>>9533287
>>9533280
Guys, I've got a problem. Due to me using a cheap glue it's not sanding. The paint has a sort of rubberlike finish. It's not really coning off, at best its peeling. I've used both a fine and coarse grit. The coarse one managed to rip off a gloop that went down to the bottom layer of glue, but it ripped the sandblock (not using that again as it may do even more damage to the foam) and then the fine one isn't havimy much of an affect. At best it's made the paint Matte.

>> No.9534150

>>9534147
You don't have to take it all off, just enough to get a clean surface. Sand it Down until it looks good and repaint from there, even if there's paint left

>> No.9534165
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>>9534150
That's going to be a problem.

This can either be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you look at it.

So one thing led to another, remember that gloop that came off along with a lot of the glue layers? Well I kinda managed to peel off the layer of plasti dip and paint like it was plastic wrap on a present.

The good news is that I may be able to fix the wood glue? Bad news is that I just lost some hours of my life as some of the glue came off. Specifically on the top right ear.

>> No.9534183

>>9533901
>>9533930


yeah shoulders look ok.

im probably getting a nature decorated dress as a base and probably just sewing some premade tree bark thingies you can get from a gardening/furniture store as well as fake shrubbery around it.

dunno how to add thick vines though, maybe ill just tie them a bit around the legs and my left arm i guess.

>> No.9534222

>>9534165
At this point just take the loss as a learning experience. Plastidip isn't spraypaint and spraypaint isn't brushable paint and they all need some time to learn how to use them.
I won't say "oh you were impatient with your paint coats so it looked bad" since I don't know exactly how you plastidipped/painted, but yeah: if your base isn't already looking essentially like an unpainted perfect (in your eyes) version then you need to refine it more.
From this picture I noticed your glue base is very bumpy so yes, refine that until it's not bumpy, then on to plastidip.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIUbG4f2tMw is a good video for the process of plastidip application (and even spray paint application really) so if your plastidip looks like the emblem after you're done, you've got it.

It's a setback, but take it in your stride. You've got a good first step and you're willing to learn. Keep it up.

>> No.9534248
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How should I go about doing the armor for Dawnblade Riven? Trying to stay away from worbla for this project, or at least not use it for the whole thing since I wanna try and look into cheaper alternatives.

>> No.9534254

>>9534248
I would definitely use foam, but the patterns for these pieces are exceptionally hard to make, so goodluck. I guess you can carve the shapes out of styrofoam and then make the patterns on it, primarily for the shoulders.
Was considering to do this cosplay myself but not playing league anymore.

>> No.9534266

>>9534254
I was thinking of foam but I wanted something that felt more sturdy. I've normally used thinner craft foam with worbla, so how well can thicker craft foam hold its shape on its own? What thickness would you recommended?

>> No.9534333

Is there a way to do Johnny Joestar's spinning nails?

Perhaps something that can be taken on and off a finger?

>> No.9534376

>>9534333
fake nails glued to some kind of rotating axis???

>> No.9534395
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9534395

>>9534376
That could work, but I feel it could get rather annoying and catch onto the rest of the cosplay often.

My best idea is some sort of plastic piece i can slide on and off my finger with blue rings like in pic related.

>> No.9534410

Is there anywhere I can find some sort of photo reference of what different-sized clothes look like on the same body type? Something like a size S/M girl shown wearing XS, S, M, L and XL sweatshirt/T-shirt so I can see how they hang. It seems like such an obvious idea to help with online shopping for items with standard cuts like T-shirts, but I Googled it and nothing came up except some stuff showing the same dress on different-sized women (which is the opposite of what I was looking for).

For lolita I always used to just use my measurements, but I'm buying a lot more baggy/oversized stuff for other jfash now and it's hard since the line between "cutely oversized" and "frumpy and ill-fitting" is a really fine one. Other jfash are much harder to sell second-hand so mistakes can be costly. I was thinking of going into a shop with a tape measure and photographing myself in a bunch of different sizes and making a note of what size they are flat, but I don't want to bother if it's been done before.

>> No.9534413
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9534413

>>9534367
Any help?

>> No.9534414

>>9534413
A charity shop, probably.

>> No.9534449
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I want to cosplay Oracle Futaba. I already have a general idea of how I'm going to make the goggles, but I want to implement an Arduino controlled lighting effect on her top since her outfit glows in the game. I know that I'd hide the circuitry in one of the cargo pants pocket, but that's all I know.

So tl;dr I'm trying to find a matte skin tight material that won't shrink after I sew my RGB strips in. Thanks!

>> No.9534452

>>9534410
Yeah I'd just find a garment you like the fit of, record the measurements, and use that as a base for the rest of your shopping.

>> No.9534453

>>9534449
maybe look at tron suit tutorials to get an idea on some fabric to use.

>> No.9534556

>>9534222
So I just found out what a big problem was. The wood glue I was using was bad. Originally I was using Gorrila Wood Glue, something was telling me not to get it. However, today I went back and got Elmer's Wood Glue Max and already it's made a huge difference.

I used an exacto knife to shave off the larger pieces of gloop. Then sanded it vigorously to make as smooth and even surface as possible. Then I applied about 5 layers on the ear that I was talking about earlier. I also applied 2 thin layers or so of the Elmer's Glue to further even out the glue.

Long story short it has a better finish on it by default and it's not sticking together. It dries MUCH faster leaving no time for it to get all drippy. So I'm going to sand it again after this layer dries to get it ready for the Plexi-dip.

>> No.9534592

>>9534395
Well you could just put something sticky on the axis so you can take them off your fingers

Or rings, which is simple and makes sense.

>> No.9534718

>>9534449
The Yaya line at Joanns has a really good matte spandex. Just make sure to wait until the sales like up so it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

>> No.9534728

>>9534592
Do you think sections of clear aquarium tubing with about a 1" interior diameter would be good for rings? The blue would just be painted on.

>> No.9534729

>>9534556
Here we go, just finished sanding and got it as smooth as I could. Applying Plexi now.

>> No.9534731
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>>9534729

>> No.9534733

>>9534728
That would be really big, the rings in the panel look really narrow. You could get some high gauge wire and use blue sharpie on it to make it metallic blue or something.

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>>9534731
Is this light enough?

>> No.9534751

>>9534733
The wire seems like a great idea.

I think I'll do that, but with Floral Wire instead since I know I have some somewhere.

Thanks, anon.

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9534754

Best way to wash a costume with an ironed-on pattern?

Should I just hand-wash it in cold and hang it to dry?

>> No.9534763

>>9534718
>>9534453
These are fantastic ideas! Thank you!!

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6 layers, so far so good?

>> No.9534811

>>9534799
6 layers of plastidip? why so much?
you dont really have to lay it on THAT thick.
the main point of plastidip is so that paint has something to stick on so building up a thick layer is pretty pointless.

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>>9534811
OH, well it doesn't hurt to have extra does it?

On layer 4 of Golden Sun

So far what I've learned is:
Make your base layer as perfect as possible, try to fill any holes before beginning my glue layer.

Use Elmer's glue in light thin layers so it won't group up and form drops.

Sand glue as perfect as possible

Light layers of spray paint and plasti dip

If I had the time to go back to start it would look a little better. Specifically if I could start from the glue part, that's where I failed.

>> No.9534868

>>9534857
>OH, well it doesn't hurt to have extra does it?
well no, it doesnt hurt. its just kind of a waste, especially if you plan on using the stuff on other parts of your cosplay.
ive known people who have used entire cans of the stuff just on a small chest piece.

anyways, this is your first prop, right? mistakes are bound to happen.
the first time I did resin casting for big prop pieces, i literally lost weeks of progress because of tiny things i made mistakes on like not venting the mold properly and stuff.
pretty much lost hundreds of dollars just trying to get things right.

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>>9534857
Layer 5
Final layer???

Should I use some mod podge for a gloss finish? Sand it?

>> No.9534872

>>9534868
Yea first timer, this is actually the only prop I think I need to paint. The Bracers are actually covered with a fabric and the boots need fabric as well I assume.

I need to find some way to get a visor though sensei.

>> No.9534877

>>9534871
again, why the thick layers? you should only be layering it enough so that the paint is on even.
I can already see paint building up and its starting to look lumpy.
You probably could have just stopped at 2 coats.

>> No.9534895

>>9531463
They're from Syrup (syrup-tokyo). I don't see them on the site anymore, you might have to scour secondhand.

>> No.9534898

>>9534877
Errr, trust me what you're seeing is from the glue layer it's just more visible on this layer due to the gloss. I sprayed light layers from 12" (it recommends 10-16") away back and forth. I had to put the extra layers because the first 3 really didn't cover the plexi-dip. I had to use the last to layers to focus on the thinner areas as there were some parts with visibly less paint than others.

It's not that thick, all the layers were extremely thin and I waited between coats. I was hoping layer 5 would cover some of the defects and it did. If I didn't screw the glue it would not look like this.

>> No.9534902

>>9531567
I've seen CDC replicas in person and you are not going to get the same colour you see online. It's going to be faded, muted, and dull. The fabric is going to be stiff and wrinkle. Look at the lace, it's so wonky.
The real deal is actually quite nice in person, with gold stencilling on the print, and a layer of lining with tulle to shape the skirt. The night-sky navy of the AP piece really makes it pop; it's such a rich and beautiful colour.

Replicas are regrets, the real deal is worth every penny.

>> No.9535038

I'm looking for green pigment to tint my transparent resin casts with.

I tried food dye (thought it wouldn't work since it's water based) and acrylic paint.
The food dye pretty much had no effect (i only used two drops because the mix was quite tinted, but the result was nearly clear). And the acrylic paint became too opaque to even let led light shine through.

>> No.9535238

>>9534857
>>9534871
Ideally you want to finish a piece with a sandable material so you can get an even surface, then spray paint it, then spray on clear acryllic if you want gloss. Although your piece is far from terrible for a first attempt, mistakes were made.

>> No.9535277

>>9535038
did you even bother to search up "resin pigments"?

>> No.9535310

>>9533881
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll check those out too!

>>9533893
Thanks, I ended up looking up liquid latex too and came across Smiffy's. Does anyone have experience with Smiffy's liquid latex? I'm in the UK for buying btw.

I'm weighing up between PAX or liquid latex at the minute. I'm leaning more towards latex because PAX is apparently a bastard to come off.

Thanks for all the help btw.

>> No.9535366

>>9534751
Okay, so I tested it out, and it works fairly well. Though the floral wire I have on hand is a dark green, so I'll have to go out and get some in a bright shade of blue. Using a blue sharpie on the floral wire I have just makes the wire become a purple-black color.

>> No.9535412

>>9535310
I personally prefer PAX because I'm slightly allergic to latex and I've found PAX to have a smoother application overall (less fussy to get a clean finish and I don't totally ruin a brush). Taking it off /does/ require at least a half-hour in the shower under hot water, but it can be a meditative experience.
>Soap up the entire surface and let hot water run over it while you do the rest of your shower routine
>Peel and ball off the PAX bit by bit

It can help to have a base moisturizer layer (I like aloe vera as a primer under PAX), and I've heard that dandruff shampoo actually helps remove it pretty well - though I haven't tried it yet.

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Looking for a necklace very authentically similar to the one from the movie can anyone help?

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>>9535238
Every time I try to do something I end up making things worse...

>> No.9535641

>>9535573
looks like you used too much paint

>> No.9535735

>>9535482
These are extremely easy to find. Just google "pirates of the caribbean necklace"

>> No.9535756

>>9535573
Something in this picture went on wayyy too thick.

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>>9535756
The Glue layer.

I'm just going to call it quits, this is the best it's going to get without me starting back from square one and I don't have the time to do that. I'll take my loss and learn from this whole ordeal.

Ive pot on some gloss and I'm waiting for it to settle.

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What material would look the closest to those metal-like lines all over her clothes?
In Kaneko and Soejima's renditions of Maya they also appear black rather than shades of grey.

>> No.9535854

>>9535850
I'm sure you know this, but those are supposed to be one side of a zipper. You're going to be using fabric instead of something like foam to make those?

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>>9535854
I mean these. I don't think they're directly connected to any zipper?
And I can't really see fabric working as well as any other material, so I was wondering if something like EVA foam would work fine and keep the same appearance.

>> No.9535894

I'm sure I could ask this in the lolita general but how do you "repoof" a lolita petticoat?

>> No.9535913

>>9535866
OH yeah, just get the right thickness of foam. Then get a glossy black or semi-gloss metallic silver paint. I'd say the silver matches her color scheme better though.

>> No.9535915

>>9535866
>I don't think they're directly connected to any zipper?

not that anon but yeah, they arent connected to anything. it pretty much falls under the "dont question japanese artist" category.

honestly, I can see it working with EVA foam.
kaneko and soejima uses slightly different color schemes (i.e. kaneko has her super pale).
so you can probably just meet in the middle and make them dark grey.
I like kenekos style for the games but for cosplay sake, i like soejimas style.

>> No.9535924

>>9535913
>>9535915
Thank you guys! Dark gray spray it is then.

>> No.9536051

>>9535924
Don't spray paint foam.

Save yourself some mess and contact some good metallic vinyl over foam them cut them into neat little squares. It'll be more durable and will looked better than painted foam

>> No.9536053

>>9536051
This is also better because you have squares near your armpits where there will be a lot of rubbing back and forth while you walk. Paint runs the risk of flaking off or rubbing onto the fabric.

>> No.9536282

>>9536053
>Paint runs the risk of flaking off or rubbing onto the fabric.

though I agree with the vinyl over foam method, this wont happen if you prep your foam correctly.
even just the simple plastidip on eva foam wont flake or rub off onto fabric.

>> No.9536439

>>9536282
You say this but there's a lot that can go wrong after 5-6 hours of walking around a con.

>> No.9536893

>>9536439
ive worn full armor sets with EVA foam and fabric for entire weekends at AX and wondercon and never had it chip or rubbed off.
yes, its true that lots can go wrong but that can apply to anything. so its not like vinyl over foam is any more safer.

>> No.9538453

>>9530098
>encouraging even more Yuri on Ice
You are part of the problem.

>> No.9539272

Need help in creating a Doctor Doom cosplay. I know how to make the helmet, but I have no clue about how to proceed with the other armours for the arms and legs and the metal shoes. Can anyone please help me.

Attached is the picture of the doom I am trying to make, also, would really love to have some clean and proper reference pics. Thanks.

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>>9539272
idk why the image wasn't uploaded from the mobile, but this is the doom I am trying to make

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>>9539272
>>9539275
That looks like genuine plate armor over maille over gambeson.
What kind of time frame were you planning to make this on?

>> No.9539500

I want to make attack on titan cloak.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrhmp32mt9I

anybody has the pattern from cosmode 54? or any way to make the link work in the desc?

>> No.9540249

>>9539272
>>9539275
I know there are some pepakura files from Marvel vs Capcom 3 floating around because I used to have them on an old computer.
Or you could use some Iron Man armor foam files and make your armor that way.

>> No.9541539

>>9539369
The con is on 12 November, so I was planning to complete it by October

>> No.9541543

>>9540249
Can you, like point me towards where I can find the pep files ?
I've been frantically searching for pep files but could only find one for the helmet.

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Yo spree picky got me fucked trying to make me pay $30 for this skirt. Does anyone know where I can find it cheaper? I specifically want it because it has an elastic waist band and the size goes up to 3xl (this is very important because I have a tiny waist but a big ass so....)
pls help a broke booty lady out?

>> No.9543606
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>>9541539
You may be fucked, if you want to make at all decent armor. You really cannot simplify armor if you don't want it looking like shit. So many of the parts are linked and reliant on one another.
With Doom specifically, you're fucked because of how reliant his design is on the gauntlets. Just look to google and see how bad the non-steel gauntlet versions are.

Gauntlets are hard.

How abhorred is the 2005 movie among comic fans?
The design is recognizable and dramatically simpler.

>> No.9544513

>>9543606
shit....
I was really planning to go for the classic doom, by modifying the Iron Man build in general, you know, use the arms and legs from the ironman, make a basic armor underneath the cloth which will cover it.

Also, I would really avoid the movie version, people apparently hate it like anything

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