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Looks like its time for another cosplay HELP thread. Old one here: >>9996169

Post problems you are having. And, for the love of god, someone post solutions or advice too.
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>>10021835

Kicking things off with a personal problem:

I'm trying to dye some visor material (clear PETG plastic) dark using idye poly. I'm using the same method as a youtube tutorial about the same, and as far as I can tell I am following their instructions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGUf1VpvICI

But my dye is way, waaaaaaay too intense and comes out really uneven and splotchy. Pic related. In the video they leave the material in the solution for seven minutes before rinsing and repeating, but my first test piece that I dunked for 10 seconds came out solid goddamn black like it was a piece of cardboard, no light getting through it at all.

The pic related happened after I tried dumping out half the solution and dilluting it with more water to try and salvage the batch. Despite boiling the newly added water and stirring and letting things cool again, I just end up with all of these instantaneous black spots all over it rather than the dye being applied at all evenly, all after a 5 second dunk.

What the hell is going on, and how do I dye this plastic so its makes a usable visor? If I wanted it to look like I just lightly spray-painted it, I could have done that without ruining an old pot.
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What would be the best way to make Ibaraki's head markings? I was thinking about craft foam but I remember seeing someone using some type of paper that looks good as well but I can't tell what exact material they used.

The only issue I have with craft foam is how thick it could be, looking at other pictures the markings look flat.
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Can anyone recommend any good place that sells elf ears? I want to cosplay link from breath of the wild but i'm not sure where to start looking
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I wanna do a Shygal cosplay but IDK how to get her jacket/hoodie. It's too specific to just buy a red hoodie, but no one on Etsy is selling one either. How do I fix this? Pic related, used as reference.
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Literally none of these questions have been answered wtf
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>>10022457
You'd have to be pretty thicc anon.
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>>10022457
what is a commission.
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>>10022979
Not to brag, but I'm proud of my legs ;3
Anyway, how do I get the coat?
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>>10022457
I was going to tell you where I bought mine but you type so fucking annoying that I decided not to. Fuck off with your stupid ass emojis.
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>>10023060
No please!! I need help!
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>>10023067
why are you so fucking annoying lol. are you 12?
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What's that gel everyone's always recommending for creating scars? It needs to go on the face if that matters at all.
Thank you!
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>>10023082
liquid latex? scar wax? neither of those are gels per se but look into them
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>>10022451
These are well made
https://www.aradanicostumes.com/collections/elf-ears

>>10021850
Why not just spray paint it? They sell smoke/clear black sprays
https://www.amazon.com/Polycarbonate-PS-31-Smoke-Spray-Tamiya/dp/B0000WS08M
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Hey, Long story short, the cosplay site sent out my Spider-Man faceshell really late, Anybody know where to get an ok last minute Spider-Man eye lense?
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>>10023088
why not just get some thin white tulle from joanns
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>>10023090
Nice fabric, but I’m looking for eye lenses so I can replace them with the better faceshell in 8 days
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>>10023095
>>10023090
I’ll buy this, cut it up, spray paint the lense black, tape it to my suit and overlay the fabric
Thanks
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>>10023100
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Hi all, new to this particular thread so sorry if this is common knowledge.

I've been wanting to get into cosplay so have been looking into colored contacts. Went to the doctor to get my eyes measured and ask about colored contacts & get contact training (have never worn contacts before)...but damn. Apparently I have large pupils so the colored area encroaches into my eyesight and makes it incredibly uncomfortable, giving me blurry vision around the edges.

Does anyone else have this problem? I've read that the clear area for contacts is standard and not changeable so I'm pretty sad, thinking I should just forgo contacts unless there is an alternative brand with a wider center area or something. I really like the effect contacts add to a cosplay but would rather not suffer through such discomfort.
The sample contacts I got were doctor-approved, of course, (pretty sure it was acuvue) though I'm not sure if cosplay-use/asian ones would be much different in this respect.
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>>10023118
Do you should really just stick to the colored ones that you can get out your optometrist, there really not all that bad either.
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>>10023085
>https://www.amazon.com/Polycarbonate-PS-31-Smoke-Spray-Tamiya/dp/B0000WS08M

How is visibility through that? I might do that next time.

I did finally get the dye thing working, by the way. Its not perfect, but its good enough. The trick is, it seems, that adding the color intensifier is just a no-go. Thats the shit that kept turning into black splotches. Without the color intensifier packet, it worked normally.
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>>10023118
Some types of circle lens have a lot of gradient to fade them into your natural eye color, so if seeing the color on your lens bugs you, you could try those. I think it's normal to be able to see it, depending on the lighting, since your pupil will expand and contract...
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How do you keep your masks and helmets with lenses from fogging up? I don't want to have to take it off every couple minutes or go blind.
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I'm currently working on a Leper cosplay from Darkest Dungeon, but I have run into an issue, how do I make the hooded cape/poncho/cloak thing that he wears? I would appreciate any help, thanks in advance.
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>>10023165
If there's room you can install a small battery or usb powered fan. Most stormtroopers do that.
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>>10023170
it looks like a nun's habit
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>>10023165
Anti fog spray
I use it on my swim goggles, and I introduced it to my friend who cosplays Spider-Man who was having the same problem and he was shook. It’s cheap.
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>>10021835
Need help over here. Got invited to a halloween dress-up party. Never been on one before, don't have much money for any good costume. All i have is casual wear, but i also have picrelated. It got me thinkng, what characters who used it are the most easy one to cosplay? I was thinking just to wear my formal wear and say that I am a mafia member or something, but it seems kinda generic. Any advice or ideas?
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>>10023179

TF2 scout is easy. Red tshirt, cap, get some gauze and wrap your hands in it. Shorts with tall socks. If you can find cheap costume dogtags, those. If you have a computer headset with microphone, that. Single-strap manpurse on your back optional.
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>>10023185
Yeah, he was the first who comes in my mind too, but my bat is much bigger. Like i can't even swing it with one hand, so cast that idea aside, but maybe I shouldn't have. Thanks, anon
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Not 100% cosplay related, but there’s nowhere else to ask. Are cgl meet ups worth going to if you’re too young to drink?
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Should I pre-buy my wigs for Araragi and 9S, or should I just buy some high quality wigs and attempt to style them?

Also, as a dude, how the fuck do I do basic ass makeup for cosplay.
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>>10024051
well do you have experience cutting wigs?
>yes
style them yourself
>no
pre bought
also YouTube is a thing
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>>10023039
Post legs
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About to start working on this, would a circle or rectangle skirt pattern work better? I'm using a mildly stretchy poplin.
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>>10024100
rectangle
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>>10024068
I mean, since you asked...
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>>10024123
>>10024068
I'm not very good at pictures..
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>>10024123
yeah, not going to work.
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>>10024134
I think it will. I can still work on my thicc-ness in the meantime anyway.
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>>10024148
You need to shave also, looks nasty. and desu your legs are too manly.
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>>10024149
It's cold outside and I mostly wear jeans, okay? I've been meaning to make a sslon trip but I haven't yet
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>>10024149
>>10024154
*salon
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>>10024123
Jfc cut your toe nails. And shave.
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>>10023070
Judging by the legs posted, I'd say a 12 year old boy.
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>>10024167
No, but ok.
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>>10023132
The thing is that the ones I got from the optometrist are exactly the ones that are giving me blurry vision around the edges :( Though I agree that the color is not bad at all.

>>10023154
Thanks, I'll look into that. And oh, then is the blurring/being able to see the edges normal then??
Actually I was specifically told by the doctor that I have large pupils--not just that my pupils were particularly expanded at the moment, and when I tried the contacts on it was in a well-lit area, so I think it would only be worse in a darker setting. I just can't imagine having blurry eyesight for an entire day (or even a few hours).
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can anyone recommend me a printer that can take thicker cardstock for pepakura uses?

ive been trying to use my current canon printer but it seems like it has a hard time printing on cardstock, even when trying to adjust the settings.

I heard top loading printers can solve this problem but i want to be 100% sure on this before getting a new printer.

also, sorry if this isnt exactly the right place to ask but i felt its the closest place since i plan on using this for cosplay sake. i know theres an actual papercraft board but that board seems really dead.
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>>10024556
I'd suggest some kind of inkjet printer. I have an epson I'm pretty happy with, tho I don't often use thick paper so I couldn't tell you how it does with that.
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>>10022385
cardstock?
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>>10024051
You could try buying a cheap wig from an FB group or on sale (thank you after-halloween sales!) and to practice styling on then move up to a real wig
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>>10024064
the only way that they're going to get experience is by cutting a wig though
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When cosplaying a character in uniform (e.g. Ghostbuster, Judge) what are your thoughts on wearing a badge with your own name as compared to cosplaying one of the specific characters?
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>>10024809
I typically like to keep with the character's name. That's who you're dressing up as, not Greg. ya know?
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Anyone know where I can find some tutorials on modifying or creating shoes?
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I remember a while back there was a Sakizou dropbox or something that had all the pieces organized by book, does anyone have a link to that? or a link to a good pile of the art in one place? i feel like i'm always playing hide and seek trying to find some pieces of their art.
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>>10025361
Youtube or google
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>>10024809
Where is this from? I want to buy the bird badge
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>>10024809
I think its perfectly fine. People do it all the time with ghostbusters since people like to pretend they are part of the group and not necessarily trying to cosplay as someone like Venkman.

im sure the same can be done with Judges, though ive never seen it done before.
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>>10023230
/cgl/ meetups are cringe incarnate. You're better off checking social media for local meetup groups. You'll get more regular interaction with less shitty people. The big problem is ANY 4chan meetup tends to have crossboarding /b/tards who don't know how to behave in the presence of real people.
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>>10023152
Spray is iffy. too much it gets hard to see out of, not enough and it just looks purple
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Quick Arda + Black Friday question: Is it worth it to wait for BF sales? I just need one pricey lacefront from Arda, but don't want to risk it becoming out of stock.

>>10023152
NAYRT, but how did the texture of your dye on top of the plastic turn out, and is the plastic *itself* dyed? I tried plastic with iDye Poly once (can't remember if I ended up throwing in the color intensifier packet, which may have also affected things) and the color just "sat" on top of the plastic - it was like a soft residue that could get scraped off with a fingernail.

I ended up using the Krylon "sea glass" frosted spray paint. The effect wasn't consistent, but I needed a mottled, uneven look.
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What would be a good Travis Touchdown wig? I'm leaning towards a Marty, even though the Rufio already has the faux-hawk look the bangs look a little sus for what I'd be going for.
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>>10027039
faux hawks are really and truly not that hard to style, get the lacefront
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>>10027114
Makes sense. It was more of a case of sticker-shock since I'm a noob who buys $15 wigs from ebay or Halloween stores.
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>>10026905
from my experience wigs don’t sell out until maybe 2nd or 3rd day, depends on their stock
i would say if you’re concerned make the purchase few hours it goes up
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What is the more iconic/easier to make weapon for Archer from Fate? This will be my first prop made, and I got 2 weeks and limited supplies (no heat gun) The upcoming con forbids bows from being strung, which is a huge demerit for it. Here are my thoughts on it:

Swords:
Easier to make, harder to paint, no heat gun needed

Bow:
Harder to make, easier to paint, heat gun needed (IMO). Not strung is lame af

Any thoughts on it? I'm currently charting out a stencil for the swords but some opinions would b neat.
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>>10027595
Swords seem to be the clear winner if you don't have the supplies needed to do the bow how you'd like and you're not going to be fully pleased with the results no matter what because you'd prefer the bow to be strung.

I don't really know Fate but I've seen more pictures of Archer with his swords than a bow, so I think you're fine from the recognition front.
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So Ash cuts off his right hand and replaces it with the chainsaw - I found out that Bruce Campbell is left-handed, so he still had his dominant hand free.
Since I'm right-handed, do you think I could get away with doing the chainsaw on the left instead for convenience? or will everyone just say "wrong hand, screwhead"
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>>10027916
how badly do you need to use your dominant hand?
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>>10027916
This would be achievable with a hollow chainsaw prop that had a place to grip inside. Spend most of your con day with the chainsaw prop on, slip it off to do whatever you need to do.

>>10027246
Thanks for the input; I should just bite the bullet and go for the purchase.
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I'm going to a con next week and am in need of a wig for pic related by Thursday of next week, though the sooner the better.
What sites would be able to get my wig to me in time? I don't mind paying a bit extra for fast shipping as long as the wig is decent quality.
Amazon is really a last resort.

I think Epic will be at the con and I'm doing this guy on Saturday, so I could probably just head over to them on Friday, hope to God they have something that fits and do some horrifically last minute styling, but I would like to avoid that path and just get something in via mail.
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Is there any other way to color fur besides airbrushing or using sharpie? I've been told not to use sharpie from a friend who is a furry but I dont own an airbrush to shade some fur.
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>>10028395
you can use Idye poly and other synthetic fabric dyes at low heat, don't go over 60c or your fur will melt. Get a shade of color that's close to the one you want, but always lighter than the one you want and you should be able to get your tint that way quite easily with synthetic fabric dyes.
You can also use dry brushing and comb the fur regularily while youre brushing, but it may be painstakingly timeconsuming if you want to do a large piece and it may always feel rough.

>>10027595
Swords always win in a bow vs swords argument, theyre easier to make and people like them more
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>>10021835
I'm a 6'2" male, where in the world do I find gakuran that fit me?
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>>10028388
You already know your answer, anon. It's either epic or Amazon. The in person approach sounds like a good idea too if you find yourself without options. You could also look for Halloween or wig stores in your area.
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>>10028411
A gakuran is pretty easy to jury-rig from a blazer, if you're desperate.

Take a blazer from goodwill that fits, unfold the lapels, and make a new collar that looks like the gakuran collar (not too difficult IMO). Add gold buttons to it and buttonholes, and you're set. Shouldn't take more than 2 days (sporadic) sewing IMO, and that's if you're a novice.
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>>10028576
I ended up going with Epic with 2 - 4 day shipping
Wish me luck anon
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Which circle lenses is she wearing? Looking for these exact ones
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>>10028411
Commission one
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>>10028590
ganbatte, anon-kun!
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How do I apply large scale tattoos that wont flake off in half an hour?
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>>10029477
you gotta start off with a good body paint and you gotta make sure it's set and sealed properly. that means reapplying the sealer every couple of hours.

bodypaint & tats are kinda tough, esp if they're not on the arms.
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Chest armor patterning and piecing together. I can work with foam for any other armor bit for most projects but?? Chest pieces always look flat and ...bad when I get them out. Does anyone have advice on making more complex shapes with such a large piece ?
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This is a really strange question, but whenever I put a wig on, I always feel like there's too much fiber on top of my head, making my head look like a balloon. I've tried doing my hair under my wig cap a different way so it lays flatter, but it doesn't change how bulky it looks.
Is there any way to just thin out the top of a wig or am I better off shopping around for different wigs?
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>>10029484
Any good body paint you can recommend? I’m going as Rob Lucci for AnimeNYC. This will be my 1st body paint cosplay too. And anything about claws and wig advice would be ideal and I’d appreciate it. I already have long hair but I know the character has way more hair than I do.
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>>10029722
Could you post a picture? It'd be helpful to see what the problem might be.
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>>10030049
Look for resources within the homestuck community. They've tried every method for horns, claws, bodypaint, and a mixture of all three imaginable
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>>10029797
How are you wearing your hair underneath the wig cap? Is your hair thick or thin? What texture is it? How long is your hair? Where is the cowlick sitting when you put the wig on?


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How can I make these pants? I made a first version using regular straight shorts that were too big for me, but of course they came out just looking like normal straight shorts.
How can I make them, uh, more puffy, I guess?
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>>10030141
harem pant pattern might work
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>>10029722
Kamui has some helpful chest armor patterns.

>>10030141
You could stuff it with fiberfill pillows or use quilt batting under your fabric to make it more poofy than just harem pants.
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>>10030064
Heres what I'm working on at the moment, in the past I've also made Xander from fire emblem fates and sandalphon from granblue fantasy. Both ending up pretty underwhelming (and very flat looking)in the methods I'd used at the time
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Hey, I'm a total noob at sewing, and I need some advice for picking a fabric. Whats a material that is relatively heavy weight, can get wet, doesn't stretch much, but can still breathe a bit?
Preferably something machine washable too, but it's not necessary.
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>>10030463
It'd be easier to help if we had an idea of what you wanted to make with it
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>>10030464
I'm trying to make a practical cloak for a renaissance festival.
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>>10030463
>>10030466
canvas, (heavy) cotton, wool
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>>10030466
A ren-type cloak would traditionally be made of a thick, felted wool. Melton, serge, boiled wool, that sort of thing. Obviously, you're probably not going to want to be spending actual, full-wool money on it, but a poly or poly-blend melton would be ideal for that. It's quite heavy, drapes nicely, warm and easily available.
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How do I get a cute cosplay bf?
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>>10030071
I have medium thickness straight hair that goes just past my shoulders. I part my hair into 6 sections (3 on each side of my head), braid them, and pin them in a crossed pattern similar to pic related.
My hair lays pretty flat against my head that way and any bulk is on the sides, but that doesn't stop my wigs from looking bulkier on top.
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How should I approach Ahiru's tutu? Should I use circular metal wire to lift up a petticoat? And if so, which shape and thickness would be best? Or should I layer 2? Or just get a really fluffy one? I've also seen some cosplayers approach it as lining at the bottom of her dress. I'm so overwhelmed with options. Give me your guidance, /cgl/.

Here's the tutu/petticoats I've found so far:
>https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JG9HVNN/?coliid=I2IC9P3LPNPK6U&colid=1PUPUTUNNJ03&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1&psc=1

>https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KSE8JWY/?coliid=IREMIG121P4F6&colid=1PUPUTUNNJ03&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

>https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01194ZT4C/?coliid=I2BK0LKRAL42IT&colid=1PUPUTUNNJ03&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

>https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Womens-Skirt-Fluffy-Chiffon-Pettiskirts-Tulle-Skirt-Party-Dance-Tutu-Skirt-Women-Lolita-Petticoat-Womens-Dusty/32873902674.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.1.68d75fd8Kfdcrb&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_1_10065_10068_10130_10890_10547_319_10546_317_10548_10545_10696_453_10084_454_10083_10618_10920_10921_10307_537_536_328_10059_10884_10887_100031_321_322_10103,searchweb201603_1,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=741d1c65-f9c4-45f5-8501-5b44dbc6e923-0&algo_pvid=741d1c65-f9c4-45f5-8501-5b44dbc6e923
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>>10030451
That's helpful to see, but I meant a picture of your failed armor pieces ^^;
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>>10030934
My only thought is to try braiding them a different way like at the nape of your neck and sides of your head in small buns or just by focusing the braids there maybe? Watch some video tutorials for ideas. Otherwise, try using 2 wig caps (1 netted and 1 stocking material). Or check out the wig itself to make sure that it's sitting properly on your head. That's a toughie anon.
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>>10031556
Your best bet is to build a base like the ones found on plate tutus and then have the pink part as a tulle ruffle. They essentially layers of tulle that point upwards at your body like an upside down petticoat (but much stiffer of course).

Pic related is the underside of a plate tutu.

>>10031562
I guess redistributing my hair at the nape of my neck would help. This is something that's stumped me for a while. Thanks for your help anon!
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>>10031574
Oh I totally forgot to say thank you for answering so swiftly. I was clouded by my fear. I appreciate the help.
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>>10031574
You could buy a practice tutu (I believe discount dance sells them) and build on top of that. Then you wouldn't have to build the platter tutu. They have specialized techniques to make them and you'd probably have to do quite a bit of research.
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>>10031574
A normal petticoat won't give you the plate shape she has. You'll get more of a soft A-line shape like the bottom middle pic in your original post and pic related. The Grace Karen one you linked won't work at all. (I wear one for vintage and your dress would need to be about knee length).

I definitely suggest buying a practice tutu and altering it like >>10031596 suggested instead of sewing your own if you're a beginner.
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>>10031596
>>10031609
Thank you for the feedback. I was foolish to think it would be that easy. I'll take a look into the practice tutus or maybe I'll just bite the bullet and learn how to sew a tutu after all. Thankfully I left myself enough time to figure it out.
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>>10031623
Ngl anon, a tutu isn't an easy project to tackle even for people who have experience sewing. Props to you for being willing to put in the effort to learn. I believe in you!
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I need a simple white mask with just 2 holes for the eyes (big holes if possible) and some belts to make it adapt on my head
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>>10031660
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=white+mask
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New to cosplay. I have half a year and would like to make as much of pic related on my own as I can. I imagine I would need to commission his weapon and helmet, but for his armor what do you guys recommend as far as materials and methodology go? I'd appreciate any useful tutorials and such you could point my way.
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I'm working on the Sunless Set from Dark Souls 3 and I have been stuck on the Sunless Veil for a few months now. I feel like it has more structure than just a plain fabric veil, and I swear there's a name for this style of helmet, but I can't for the life of me find anything and draping it over a wig head and going from there did not work out. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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>>10031970
And here is just the veil, you can sort of see that there's a base of some kind there.
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Can you guys help me choose a wig for a Caesar Zeppeli cosplay?
I can't seem to visualize what his wig would look like unstyled to buy the correct one.
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I'm thinking of cosplaying Wonderland Ruby from Love Live! Sunshine!! and want to make it myself. This stock photo has this style of apron with a high back neck, lace up detail and a clip-on giant waist bow, but I was thinking of a halter neck strap and natural waist ties. Would following the stock photo be better?
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I've never styled a wig beyond cutting bangs before and I need advice on the best technique to use. I've got an Arda Chibi and I need the pigtails to each be one big curl. I was thinking I could wrap them around some foam rollers and set it with heat from a hairdryer but the fibers are thicker than I expected so I'm not sure how well this will work.
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So how would I even go about doing this wig? I've never done anything that long or messy. Also he has these pieces attached to his face (I'll post a picture where it's more clear) and I was wondering what the best material & attachment method would be for that. For the shirt would It be best to try to find something that is already padded like that and modify it & add LEDs or am I better off making it from scratch (no clue how to go about it if that's the case)
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>>10032461
Here's a better look at the stuff on his face
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>>10031953
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=costume+armor

>>10032077
Make the dress first and then make an apron based on how you want and see if you like how it fits. Tbh I don't like how the apron in the stock photo looks in the back and I think the most aesthetically pleasing way for you to make her apron is if you made it like an underbust jsk (but obviously adjust the front to be as high/low as you want).

>>10032264
Try using Sparkle Pipsi's drill curl tutorial. The roller + heat setting tutorial works well for smaller curls, but if you try to do one big curl like that, the fibers will be too thick/heavy to hold that shape.

http://sparklepipsi.com/tutorials/SparklePipsi_DrillCurlTutorial.pdf
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What can I do to add more black to this dress? I originally just wanted to add a black shawl on top of it, but with the high neckline and bodice details that feels like it'd clash too much. I was thinking of adding a black veil but I also want to darken the main body of the dress itself somehow, preferrably with accessoires.
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>>10032666
For context, I'm cosplaying Princess Luna.
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>>10032669
My recommendation would be to dip-dye the bottom of the skirt purple/black, but it sounds like you're asking after accessories because you want to keep the dress wearable in a non-cosplay context?
>black chiffon/tulle overskirt with a fancy belt/tie
>pinning black beaded/gemstone brooches to the bodice
>black tights/black opera-length gloves
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>>10032673
To be honest I'm mostly just scared to ruin the dress because it's so pretty, lol. I really like the overskirt and gloves idea! Time to go tulle shopping.
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So I'm trying to find good shops for midievil/wedding stuff. Only reputable shops I've been finding are like Rivendale Bridal and Armstreet.

Can anyone point me another direction? I'm set on making my dress, but I want more costume ideas for my fiance and men's wear is... Limited.

Idk if this would be better in the LARP thread or here.
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>>10032898
Larp thread would give you more specific resources, my friend.
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>>10031983
Here's what's important in a base wig for spiked styling:
>The fibers are sewn in one direction (front to back and down) which will show the netting if you try to lift it up to style is like in the picture. As such, the wig you need will be sewn differently to hide those nets.
>Shoot for a longer wig (chin to shoulder) because you can always cut it shorter

I recommend Arda's jaguar classic
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>>10031658
Thank you, the encouragement really helps! I'll try my best!
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>>10032898
I would look more towards fantasy film and video game influences rather than genuine historical fashion. Unless your bf is really into that stuff, fancy Medieval menswear is just not going to look cool or be comfortable for him to wear
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I got these leather tall boots for a red dead redemption cosplay. They fit really loose when I got them initially, but i've been working on shrinking them and breaking them in for a while so they fit a lot better around the leg. However i'm still trying to get rid of this crease down the front and back. any tips on how to get rid of it?
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>>10033239
Just lay them down with the toes pointing up and leave something heavy on the calves, some hardback books or something like that
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>>10033057
It's what he wants, thankfully! We're going with a medieval/fantasy theme so we can both put ideas in the wedding, vrs a traditional/modern wedding that centers the bride.
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Does coscraft ever has sales?
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Could someone possibly draw out a pattern for 9s's coat? I just can't wrap my head around it, even using a double breasted coat pattern as a reference.
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>>10034139
You really have to think about it in a certain way. First of all, think of it as two coats patched together along the chest. The top half is a DB, shawl collared coat (grey). The bottom half is a faux-db panel coat (purple.
For the top half, it's fairly straightforward; DB coat, shawl collar with a high roll line. The top section should end around 2/3 of the way down the arm hole, which makes for a convenient front-pitch for the sleeve. The roll line should stop a little bit above the bottom, maybe 1/2"? Some sort of snap or hook/eye closure would be useful for it. There are plenty of patterns you could use as a base, I've seen other seagulls saying they started from Vogue's 8346.
The lower half is a bit fiddly. Four panels, which are only attached up a bit below the waist- below that they hang free of each other. The front panel would match up to the front side of the top, only there won't be any DB overlapping for the panels. You'll want either a hidden zipper on the (wearer's) front right, or hooks/eyes. For those little X stitches, the best way to do it would be to put eyelets on the panels and thread some thick thread or leather strips through them, so they can be taken off/put on when you open/close the coat front.
Lining would be done like a normal coat- make she shell, make the lining, attach them together at the top and front (so the hidden zipper just pokes out), then turn up the hems of each and handstitch together at the bottoms.
It's a weird thing to convey, and I've done my best, but I'm sure something's not come across so just let me know what I've mangled.
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>>10033881
No but if you're looking for coscraft wigs, cosplayclues now has a termination sale with 35% off. They also ship internationally so maybe that's an option for you. They stock only coscraft wigs.
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I know it's a long show but perhaps someone has Mowky's video tutorial on tails? I can't find it on youtube anymore and her tails are the best. I looked through her store and she isn't selling a tutorial video or e-book either.
Or if anyone has any kind of tutorial for tails that bounce like her and look natural that would help too.
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>>10034303
Omg thanks anon. As long as it is in EU anything is fine.
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Pattern/template/tutorial for hooded capelet in pic related? Haven't had any luck finding one on google. Would prefer to not have to buy a pattern
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>>10034496
Just drape it. You really don't need a pattern for things like this.
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Ordered a shiny metallic zentai suit and I can barely see anything through the mask. What are some good solutions so I don't need someone to chaperone me the entire time?
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First timer here so I'm sure this is a dumb question, but is it necessary to wash clothes before wearing, after dying spots onto them? A few of my practice runs turned out poorly and I'm low of time, so I was thinking of just skipping it, but I wasn't sure if there would be any sort of residue that needs to be washed out before wearing. Using Rit dye by the way.
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>>10034829
I've always washed my fabrics after dyeing so I can't 100% accurately answer your question, but I suggest that you do. You never know what the spots may rub off on/stain and it might be your skin or someone else's costume.
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Don't know if this is the right thread, but I'm looking for more ideas similar to the following:

Virgin killer sweater
Neko keyhole set
Striped socks and underwear
That odd bandage looking bikini

Looking for things that in the same category as that, but drew a blank after that
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>>10034865
maid costume
school girl costume
just watch some hentai, you'll get the gist
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Hello /cgl/,

Any recommendations of something I can use to make the quills for this guy? Something springy, light, at least somewhat durable and receptive to paint.
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>>10034896
EVA foam would be your best bet, I think. It fits all those specifications.
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>>10034865
micro bikini
heart keyhole on asss
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>>10034921
Thanks I'll check out the keyhole

>>10034870
Thought of those, getting school girl uniform, but it'll be more wholesome although maybe zettai ryouki type thing.
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>>10034856
In that case, what can I do to ensure quality through the wash? Just spray it with Rit's Colorstay dye fixative?
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>>10027916
my bf made a hollow chainsaw prop using the harley quinn one that spirit halloween was selling. he painted it the right colors, cut into the inside of the prop and installed a small grip. make your life a whole lot easier. happy building!
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>>10034865
Was trying to find the right word to describe this, and drew blanks.

I'm guess I'm looking for the anime / manga tropes that have the cute, ecchi or lewd potential rather than something character specific
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>>10034896
This >>10034915. There's even techniques to give the foam texture associated more with quills. I'd suggest looking into Kamui's negrigante armor from Monster Hunter. It's full of tons and tons of spikes which would be a perfect guideline for this costume.
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I'm looking to cosplay Blue Rose from Tiger and Bunny.
I've got everything but the thorns figured out. What kind of foam/method would you guys suggest in construction and attachment?
I was thinking either EVA or spray foam and magnets. Or maybe the Ahri tail method.
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I really like the background characters in the Sand Planet music video, and I'm looking to cosplay one of them! I have a good idea for how I want to make a mask with see-through fabric to cover the inside of the eye-holes, but I'm stumped on the jacket.
Where can I find a hooded jacket similar in style to the ones they wear? (Since there are so many, I'm not looking to emulate an exact jacket, but I do want one that looks similar enough.) I can modify it with fabric of my own to get details down, but I'm looking for a good starting material.
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I need some makeup advice.
I've got quite the handrubbingmerchant.jpg nose, what can I do to make it look less bad?
I've tried a lot of contouring but it doesn't help and yes I know the light in this picture doesn't help either lole
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>>10035422
But you literally have a normal looking nose. Your bridge is even nicely swooped and your nostrils aren't huge. Morseso on the side of average. Contouring is the only other option, just try to practice different methods of application, color, patterning, or etc. Imo, i think that it's just a spot you're insecure about and your brain is blowing it out of proportion.
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>>10035422
I see what you mean, the shadow in pic is pretty nasty.
From my experience contouring can mostly accent your features but not hide them.
But if this is something that you're really insecure about, most health insurances cover plastic surgery if you're under 21. At least they do where I live.
I've gotten a nose-job myself and it's pretty risk free, so maybe it's something to look into? Sorry for the lack of make-up advise but I've never heard anyone talk about nose makeup stuff before.
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>>10035017
the eve spiners method sounds better to be honest
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>>10021835
What are these two things called?
A giant-ass leather belt buckle under two belts and a... kilt?
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>>10024100
Circle, then you'll get that nice poof
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>>10035422
Fix those lips first girl jfc
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>>10034217
Late response, but thank you so so so much. I would die for you, anon. I really appreciate this.
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>>10035777

A girdle and a skirt. You might from that 'apron' is also appropriate for the kilt thing.

But the belt thing is totally a girdle.
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>>10035614
I forgot about Evelynn's lashers. Thank you for reminding me. I can use/modify tutorials for those.
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>>10027942
I cosplayed a one-armed character (also missing their right hand) earlier this year and was a little surprised at how obnoxious it was to not have my dominant hand for anything from checking my phone to getting a drink of water.
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>>10034987
Yeah, that's what I'm planning to do - I got a Spirit chainsaw and everything. Should be pretty easy to take off but I'd wager if it was on my left hand I could further minimize the need to remove it.

I guess my reasoning is that the chainsaw's not symmetrical - the ripcord and the handle are on the left for easy access with the remaining hand - and that would affect the build.
I suppose if someone's enough of a prick to tell me I'm wrong I can always just tell them I'm mirror Ash: https://youtu.be/vorNd01E4ak?t=107
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How do I get the collar of a trench coat to stay upright?
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>>10036446
Spray starch
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>>10036446
Interfacing
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I am very new to cosplay (this is my first one) and I'm working on a cosplay for a con I have been invited to. Pic related is what I would like to replicate, and I've bought almost everything I need already. I would really appreciate a little help from you more knowledgeable cosplayers

-what blood is best to use for cosplays you intend to reuse a few times? I want it to last and not attract any creepy crawlies into my house so I know the corn syrup ones are a no-go.
-how should I go about increasing my height? I am 6'1-6'2 and I have some thick work boots that should boost me up to 6'4, but if at all possible I'd like to go higher. Any recommendations? Maybe something I can put under my feet inside the shoes
-how to conceal or otherwise hide belly, I am very slightly overweight and I know if I can just wrap it in with something it will be much better
many thanks for any answers you might have
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>>10036479
>I know the corn syrup ones are a no-go.
Every recipe I know has some variation of sugar (whether cocoa powder, koolaid, or food coloring). Maybe food coloring, water, and corn starch? Either you're gonna have to buy a bottle of fx blood or do some at home tests
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>>10036479
>how to conceal or otherwise hide belly
Spanx in the mesh short variety or skin-tight athletic shorts like bikers wear.
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What' a good website to get a petticoat for plus sizes? My friend uses one for a lot of Love Live and I wanted to get them a new one.
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>>10036633
>>10036632
many thanks lads
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>>10036770
most petticoats have a wide range of size variety when it comes to their stretch, but if they're really that big of a landwhale they can get something custom from MeLikesTea. If ur in the US Malco Mode can a variety of plus sizes as well.
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Could I pull off golden age Guts if I'm not that buff (yet). I'm It looks like a pretty good entry level armor cosplay.
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Very stupid question, but I received a long (~1m) light pink wig and idk who to do with it. Suggestions?
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>>10037064
Google pink hair anime girls. You'll have miles of suggestions. Or go to the "Haven't seen this in a while" thread for suggestions specific to your body type





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