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Previous thread saging >>9494186

It should be pretty self explanatory by this point, so fire away.
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FW ink wig dyeing question... I’m trying to achieve a warm brown color- dark brown with a red tint (see pic related). I’m thinking with the white wig I have, dye it a light red/red purple (by not letting the pigment dry all the way), rinse and dry completely. Then dye over that with a dark brown. Or the opposite way- dye the white wig brown first, then go over with the red to tint it. Or I could nix the layering idea altogether and just mix a brown, red and purple, but I'm afraid that won't look as natural as it could. Which one of these ideas would work better do you think? Or something else entirely?
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>>9509062
Going from a white wig to that shade all the way through is going to be too much work and with the money you spend on all the ink you'll need, especially if you're using a longer or fuller wig, so you may as well buy another wig.

FW ink dying is usually better for gradients, hilights, and tinting, not really changing the shade of the wig to something entirely different. Pic related was only at 2 bottles before brushing it out and adding more.
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>>9509093
Thanks anon I didn't know that. Saved me from spending a lot of money unnecessarily. What would be better for that then? I've seen Sharpie and even fabric dye being used.
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Do you guys happen to know a good place for custom bodysuit patterns?

I want to do a D.va skin from Heroes of the Storm and I do have Photoshop but I'm having trouble designing the template myself.

I've contacted gunhead and the pattern runs at $70 for what I want which seems to be the best option right and their patterns are really nice. I just wanted to see if there were any others.

I have props down so that's easy just want and its almost the exact same suit just a custom color.

Sorry if it has been asked before and I missed it.
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Starting on my head for cosplay.

Cutting with EVA foam for the first time and having a tough time cutting the shapes.

Some of the sides have parts that are unfortunately beveled while cutting the shapes out.

If that happens, is it still salvageable or am I better off starting over with a new sheet of foam?
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>>9509562
The cosplay is for Rowley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

The head is the only part that's gonna be made with EVA foam
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>>9509562
learn to cut straight and keep your blade sharp either by having a knife sharpener with you or multiple blades.
i know it might sound like im insulting you but im not. you get bevels in your cuts if youre twisting the knife and/or your wrist when cutting.
try cutting slower if you arent already.

>is it still salvageable
it probably isnt. chances are youre gonna be left with huge gaps or your pieces wont align correctly.
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>>9509562
A way I use to avoid this is to cut slightly larger than I need and use my Dremel to get down to the lines and even everything out.
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I've got a fairly large hat that can't fit on my head even a little bit, and I'm trying to figure out how to attach it to my head. There's nothing inside the hat for anything to attach to, so I was thinking I could tape jaw clips to the underside and hope for the best.

Anybody have any other ideas? I'd be glad to hear them
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>>9509885
Maybe try lining the inside with a shitton of felt until it can sit on your head properly?
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>>9509562
try to cut up against a metal ruler/guide, it'll help keep the blade straight and at the right angle
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These eyebrows have been the bane of my existence since the day I was born (and this is already threaded)

How do I make it resemble that of someone who's not muslim?

I was thinking of having the the stylist pluck out random parts from the denses area of my eyebrows(centre) and maybe a bit of waxing as well, that day it would look less dense/intensely black while still retaining its arch and shape.

I don't really want to have it shaven/cut short as itll just end up looking short and stubby which is even worse.
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>>9509890
If the design is at a curve, just curve the ruler as well?
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>>9509906
honestly, I think you should be more concerned about your wig than your eyebrows.
why is the wig curled with terry has straight hair?
and it might just be your camera washing out the colors but why the white blonde hair?
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>>9510007
I can't tell if this was being sarcastic or not but yeah, most thin metal ones (the ones with the cork on the back especially) bend no problem, or, you know, that's literally what french curves are for
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I'm pale like a translucent cave fish and I've been looking at Capezio dance tights. There are several shades of nude/skin tone and there's something called "ballet pink". In my experience with other brands, even the lightest shade of nude looks like a really bad fake tan on me, but I'm not sure if "ballet pink" resembles a human skin tone, even one as pale as mine. It's really difficult to tell the true colour just from pictures and there are no physical stores in my country. Any tips from fellow moon-chans on which shade would work best?
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>>9510098

The lighting was really strong it's a lot more blonde than it seems.

I got it with a bit of a curl cause I thought a flat haired wig would be too... flat for vidya game hair.

anyway lets stick to the eyebrows.
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>>9510142
Yeah I've been wondering this same thing anon. I'm away from home at the moment but in a couple weeks I'll be back in town and gonna check at a local dance shop that I know has them in stock. Most colour guides show it as something like pic related, so hopefully it's not too bad?

Failing that I should be able to get recommended a better match in store and can report back if you're still looking by then!
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>>9510212
That would be great anon, thanks!
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>>9510202
DESU, the curls looks pretty bad and looks nothing like his hair style. unless ive missed your other posts in previous threads and youre doing a genderbent terry. because it looks very feminine.

(pic related) though this guy could have styled it a bit more cleaner, the wig being straight looks far more accurate.
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>>9510225

thats too short/flat you can see the niggas sideburns showin up, it doesnt feel video gamey enough at least imo.

but yeah lets stick to these paki eyebrows, I HATE THEM!!
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Does anybody have any more advice about making masquerade as enjoyable as the contestants as it is for the audience? Specially in case of backspace organization.
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>>9510254
Not sure if this is relevant to your con but the main reason I refuse to enter masquerades here is that it takes up a good several hour chunk of convention prime time (Saturday afternoon/evening). Contestants are not allowed to leave whatsoever and that really kills it for me even though I really want to try entering.
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>>9510249
If people are pointing out the wig instead of your eyebrows, then the eyebrows aren't the problem. That wig is absolute shit and completely unstyled. Fix that and then worry about your brows.
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Is there a name for this sort of high-low shape? Are there any tutorials to make this?
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how reliable are the cutting mats you get at craft stores?
I'm worried that if I use one instead of a thick cutting board, the drywall knife I use for cutting foam will rip straight through
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>>9510493
Thank you so so much!!
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>>9510511
i have an alvin cutting mat and been using it for like 5 years now. its pretty worn out but still perfectly functional. mostly been using xacto knifes and box cutters.
not my mat in the picture but it pretty much looks like that.

if you find yourself cutting through a cutting mat, youre using WAAAAY too much force. especially for only cutting foam.
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Dumb questions, but... I'll ask 'em anyway. This seems like a simple enough outfit to do, though my main concern is how to get the stars onto a shirt. I'd probably just start with a plain white shirt first of course, but it'd be a matter of the stars.

Would fabric paint be the best choice? I don't have the steadiest hands. Or should I find (or somehow make) the patterns of the stars and then use iron on transfer paper? The thing is the stars basically take up the entire shirt and I don't know if there's paper big enough (or if I'd have to segment it). It seems to wrap around to the sides (probably a bit to the back too) as well. Should I cut corners and just try to fit it all onto the front side of the shirt (even if the stars have to be smaller) so I don't have to worry about the sides or the back? What should I do?
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>>9510598
The design is made up of a lot of straight lines, so you could try using masking tape to block out the stars.
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>>9510598
>Or should I find (or somehow make) the patterns of the stars

are you serious? they are just stars. just make a pattern in illustrator (pirate it if you dont have it) or use something free like inkscape.

then just print it out on multiple sheets of paper since its a big design and then use the whole thing like a stencil for fabric paint application.

or do the same thing but with transfer paper.
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Decided to do a horrifically last minute decision to cosplay for the first time, just doing a really simple Lucoa cosplay, leaving for the con in 2 days.

How can I attach the horns to the hat?
Glue the horns to a headband, stick the headband through cut out holes on the side of the hat? Would gluing the horns to the hat directly be a no no? Horns are ghetto, lightweight floral foam.
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How does metallic paint look on EVA foam as armor?
I'm thinking about using this "Weathered Steel" paint for a piece, but I have no idea if the little metallic flakes and sparkles will look weird when it's finished.
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>>9510738
This is what a test strip looks like
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Has anyone here ever bought one of those pre-made cosplay clothing only to just use it as a pattern so you can use better material?

kinda debating if i should just do this to speed up the process of my outfit instead of trying to find an existing pattern and then altering it to fit my needs.

assuming the clothes fit me perfectly, i can just take it apart and just trace it onto my desired fabric and just go from there, right?
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>>9510740
not to sound rude but arent you already answering your own question since youre doing a test strip?

assuming youre the same anon.
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>>9509889
I dont think I can, as it's already been made, but thank you!
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>>9509054
Having trouble finding some long black gloves (shorter than elbow lengeth) that look leather-like for cheap, is it a lost cause?
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>>9510249
All he needs is a slightly longer or fuller wig on the sides. There's plenty of Bogard cosoplayers that haven't needed to do the curl thing.

Your wig is the problem. End of story. The curls look bad and combined with the hilights makes it look like a late 90s middle aged yoga mom who watches way too many daytime talk shows and is desperately trying to cling to her youth. It doesn't help that you can see the rubber banded parts through the hat mesh (there's opaque Fatal Fury hats on Ebay for 15$ or less), and it even looks like the ponytail is way too short. Just get a new wig. CosplayDNA or Laurawu_123 on Ebay, or Lucaille all sell decent quality but inexpensive wigs. I'd recommend CosplayDNA for shipping speed and wig fullness, though.

Even with the camera lighting, the paleness of it greatly contrasts with your eyebrows, making them stand out more. Terry's brows are just as dark and thick, they're just hidden by the shadow of his hat bill and his yellow-blonde hair and medium-light skin make them stand out less.

You keep asking for help, and we're happy to help you, but please stop waving aside suggestions just because we're not focusing on what you think is the problem. If experienced people are saying that something else is the problem, you should probably listen.

If you hate your brows so much for personal reasons, you could have posted in the makeup general to ask about them, but for this cosplay they're fine. If you really dislike them, just buy a pair of tweezers.

>>9510928
Have you tried searching "lame" and "wetlook"? If you can't find any that end below the elbows, there's tons of opera length lame gloves that you could just cut to your desired length and hem. Lame (lamay) is essentially spandex with a shiny, rubbery coating so it looks either like faux leather without the veins, or non-oiled latex depending on the coating.
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I want to paint a big snake on a pleated skirt, should I do it before pleating (but then the different parts will not line up) or after (but then as soon as I walk it will become visible that there's no paint on the inside of the pleats) ? Pic related
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What kind of fabric would be optimal for a jacket like this? I'm working on a jacket for an original character that's similar to this.
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>>9511003
I'd paint it before pleating, because like you're saying the pleats won't stay closed while you're walking or sitting.
The pleats on your drawing look narrow enough for it to work.
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>>9510632
If they are very lightweight you can just hotglue it to the hat. If not then glue them to the hat anyway and glue some metal wire in a bow like a headband to the inside of the hat, or use the headband method like you said.

>>9510738
>>9510740
Looks good, you can always drybrush it with some darker grey/black to achieve a more natural less sparkly look


>>9510928
try tags like wetlook, leatherette or pleater

>>9511103
Sport jackets like these are usually made with nylon fabric, or some type of non-fold polyester synthetic (most cheap fabrics are this)
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Anyone know of a good pattern for this type of skirt?

I can't find any patterns in stores that could help and the only ones I find online are for babies or dolls.
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>>9511168
These two tutorials both have fugly end results but they show how to make that kind of skirt. You on't need a pattern, just math out the pleats.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=58682.0

https://campclem.com/2012/04/24/free-tutorial-fast-simple-adorable-peek-a-boo-pleat-skirt/
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I'm looking at cheap burando that needs some love and there's an OP that I think would look better if it were redyed. It otherwise seems like its in reasonable condition, just faded to a sort of navy/gray. The whole thing is black, although there is lace that looks like its probably a different material than the main fabric. Does anyone have tricks for uniformly dyeing a garment black?
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Does anyone have any advice for making your hair just a few shades lighter? I have a cosplay in mind that I can easily style my own hair for, but I just need it to be a bit lighter. I've heard that applying a very small amount of talcum powder can have that desired effect. Anybody with experience with this know if that's true, or if there's an even better way?
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>>9511332
The best thing to do would be to get a wig. Wigs are easy to keep in a certain style and will look better throughout the course of a long day, with the exception of a few specific styles.

If you really don't want to use a wig, you can look into temporary solutions like spray in color or hair chalk. These are highly likely to come off on your clothes or other people, and they generally don't look like normal hair.

You can also look into permanent solutions, aka dyeing your hair. To get a shade lighter than your own hair color, you need to bleach your hair. This is not something that will wash out, and in order to get rid of it you'll have to dye your hair back to your original color or wait for it to grow out.

Please get a wig. It will look best and be the easiest way to solve your problem.
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>>9511332
Post pics of you and the character. Using your own hare can be appropriate in some situations (live-action characters, characters with very short hair, etc.) but it can be hard to judge without pictures to compare.

As >>9511337 said, getting a wig is most likely the best choice, but you can use hydrogen peroxide to subtly lighten your hair without bleaching it.
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Can anyone suggest lolita brand who make shoes from natural leather?
I know that Lief used to make them, but their latest models are made from PU leather whatever that is.
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>>9511376
Its pretty rare for lolita brands to have leather accessories like shoes or bags.
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Could anyone recommend a lavender shoe that isn't super cutesy sweet please? All I can find are tea parties, and I'm hoping for something more mature. Thank you!
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>>9511003
Do it after, but use triangle pleats and paint two different snakes with the pleats folded in either direction so it changes depending on what angle people look at it.
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>>9511376
Jane Marple do I think but their shoes are like $400 new.

Les Bourdons do as well but they're owned by Choke so YMMV on customer service.
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I want to cosplay as nakamura but can't grow my hair out. What's a good base wig to use?
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>>9511577
This tutorial http://www.warpaintandunicorns.com/2014/07/fake-buzz-cut-hair-faux-fur-dying.html?m=1 may be useful.

If you want a more realistic look, you could wear a bald cap and stipple on a hair texture a la pic related, or even buzz your own hair, dye it if necessary, and wear a cut-up wig over the rest of your scalp.
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>>9511577
You should probably go for a lacefront wig. You can find a medium-length wavy black lacefront pretty easily on eBay.
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I'm doing a Pucci cosplay and can't seem to find any good pictures of Jotaro and Weather Report's profiles for some cds like the image, does anyone happen to have some saved or something like it?
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Are Axes Femme skirts all made of the same size? I noticed in their tag the size is max 70 cm, usually they don't stretch more than 70?I have a 70-71 cm waist and it would fit too snug because I need 3-4 cm more to be comfortable.
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What type of hat would this be closest to? I'm having a hard time finding something to work off of for it.
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>>9510142
I've tried ballet pink from other brands, they look skin toned in pictures but in person it's much more peachy. Maybe if you are pale with a very pink undertone, but I'd doubt it
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>>9511345
Hydrogen peroxide is bleach, anon
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>>9511823
Hair is usually bleached with a combination of hydrogen peroxide and ammonia. Hydrogen peroxide by itself is a bleaching agent, but not generally what people refer to as "bleach."
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Hey gulls. I'm looking for a style/thread that was maybe posted a few months back now. It had lots of LED lights and looked kind of cyberpunk, but I can't remember what people were calling it.

Something tells me it was up around the time of the 'death of harajuku' thread, which was the end of February, but I could be wrong and I can't find it mentioned in there, and searching the archive just brings up cosplay stuff
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>>9510937

eurofag here, I won't have enough time so ill just improvise on this one and straighten em up and cut off the unnecessary parts (so I don't have to tie the sides and tuck it under the hat).

the flourescent lighting is super strong tho and it's def not nearly as light as the pic shows esp in regular(warm) lighting but I can try to make it a bit more blonde with dyes.

thanks for the input.
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does someone know of a pattern for this character?? i can't find one and con is coming up soon.
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>>9512011
sorry she's remu sanjou
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I've always wanted to go to ComiCon and this year I've got the chance to got to it. I also plan on going to Anime Weekend Atlanta.

However I can't find a costume and I'm sure it's too late to build one. I'm not sure who to go as for them. I'm tall (6'4") and well built. Above average in the muscles dept. The character I cosplay as needs to have a helmet or mask for reasons.

Anyone able to kick me in the right direction?
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There was a cosplay thread recently and a video montage was posted.
Typical angled shots of different cosplayers with music playing but it was minimal cringe and actually pretty damn cute and made a lot of people happy. It was like, cosplay music video done right.
Anyone know which video I'm talking about?? I can't find it anywhere.
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>>9512283
deathstroke
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>>9512283
Which ComicCon? Do you have any crafting skills you could apply? *Any* ideas or characters you like?
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>>9512322
San Diego, the main Comic-Con. The only one normies know.

I am good with arts and crafts. I've made some pepakura, but a suit is going to take months isn't it? Also needs new materials I'm not used to working with.
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>>9512322
(2/2)
I'm pretty knowledgeable and like too many characters to list, if be better off listing the ones I don't.

I cant think of anyone with helmets or masks that aren't overdone. Deathstroke is a good bet, but there's thousands of him every con. I wanted to get something original or lesser known.
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>>9512335
Look in the archives, there have been many threads dedicated to masked characters.

Maybe a Hotline Miami cosplay? They're rather easy and original.
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>>9512343
Sorry this isn't my native board.
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>>9512011
What do you mean by pattern? The fabric pattern? Sewing pattern? Because if it's a sewing pattern, it looks simple enough you don't need anything character-specific. Just look up something like a collared nightgown/maxi dress and add sleeves.
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>>9512343
Hotline Miami is too edgy and lazy.
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Does anyone have a tutorial to make a half sphere out of craft foam? Super dumb question, but my mind is drawing a blank.
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How important is the base curve on contact lenses? If my prescription ones are 8.4 will I fuck up my eyes wearing 8.6?
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>>9512535
You should be fine. I have had eye doctors prescribe me an 8.4 for years because that was my BC and then proceed to prescribe me and 8.6 when I requested contacts that lasted longer (monthlies vs biweeklies). When I asked they said a .2 variation over the BC tends to be okay but that if it moves around too much to come in and try something else.
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>>9512541
Thanks so much!
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>>9512393
>I don't have enough time to make a cosplay
>ok here's one that will be easy to make but accurate
>no that's too lazy
HLM is still just popular enough that seeing Jackets is still cool, and the basic costume has a ton of room for customization and accessorizing to make it better.
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Almost finished putting my armor together, but the last center piece didn't fit . I guess the pattern I made didn't account for the thick foam.

At this point I just have to shape pieces until I get one that fits, right?
Not really sure what else I can do about it except take it slowly. The good news seems to be that the last piece will fit under this and so any bump edges will be hidden. There's a lot more room for error than other pieces
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I have hideous violin hips and have never tried shapewear. Does anyone have any recommendations on where to start? I think the ones used for crossplay might be too big.
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How to start Monsoon cosplay? I am a scrub who is just getting into cosplay for reals and I would take any and all help I can get for this thing.
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>>9511764
I think they usually have at least 2 sizes. Or at least they did in their store.
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>>9512876
Forgot pic when it matters
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>>9512868
I haven't found that shapewear helps my violin hips helps that much. I just pop my hip when posing and they're basically not noticable, even on skin tight costumes.
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>>9512876
look at foam fabrication tutorials, pattern making tutorials, sewing tutorials. painting tutorials.

once you got that down then you can probably start doing a monsoon cosplay.

good luck!
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>>9512614
You're right, I am being a fag.
Thanks for the suggestion anon-sama.
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ive had a few circle lenses, can anyone please tell me the purpose of the black rim?

>it enlarges the eyes

uh if it's both 15.00mm in diameter how does it enlarge better?

>gives that dolly look or whatever

the black rim means you have less vibrant/color showing so how does that help?

If you just want a vibrant and strong color then wouldn't rimless be superior?

enlargening effect should not matter at all if the diameter is the same right?
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>>9513130
uhh most circle lenses are 15 mm but "give effect of 16.2"
This part with black rim, pictures etc is outside your actual iris, so it seems that your iris is bigger than it actually is...

And yeah, black rim does cover your natural eye color, so it may not seem really enlarging. Thats why color circle lenses looks best and are usually worn by people with dark black or brown eyes. This way bright color covers their dark iris, black rim gives the effect that this is their natural bigger iris => looks cute and dolly.

Bright eyes x Circle lenses mostly looks just creepy, not cute, but of course there are exceptions.
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>>9513201

As a person who has a bit darker than usual eyes (needa read comments and watch videos to make sure the stuff is radiant enough) ive always been jealous of lighter eyed people who can just buy whatever the fuck they want.

Currently love my bambi queens and vassen super fairies, but the super pinky series has me underwhelmed.

So the black rim isn't necessarily such a big disadvantage for me then? thanks for giving me a different perspective.
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>>9513310
Seems like it's not really possible to have too dark eyes. Better to be dark than have little bits of bright blue poking out underneath your lenses
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I'm making a sword out of rigid pvc foam board, but because it's ~65-70 inches long I'm going to make it in three parts lengthwise.

What should I do to fuse the pieces together? wire/metal rods and glue? Once it's fused I'm going to laminate it with acryllic gesso, which should slightly help with the structure and eliminate any seams after a few rounds of coating and sanding.
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What is a good place to get natural looking clip-in bangs?
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>>9513570
Nowhere, clip in bangs always look like shit, just go get bangs
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>>9513559
What thickness of PVC board are you using? Are you layering pieces of PVC board or just using one layer?
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>>9513570
I'm not sure if it's the same everywhere as it is here but try local hair salons, especially those geared more towards black women or who do a lot of extensions. Often you can find some decent human hair ones in lots of colours and can match it to yourself in person rather than risking some mismatched bad quality ones online
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>>9513559
Acrylic gesso alone generally won't eliminate the seams enough, trust me. You'll need a bit some sort of filler as well before gessoing (cheap wood filler's usually fine in my experience)
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Anyone have any tutorials for spiky fanned-out ponytails like this? All I can find are either "fluffing up" regular ponytails (like Yoko) or thicker, stiffer spikes.
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>>9512447
look at the top of a baseball cap. see how it's made up of those little curved triangles? copy that sort of pattern
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>>9512299
have you already tried the archive anon? if it was a youtube link, searching for youtube.com mentions probably won't take long

>>9511918
uchuu kei maybe?

>>9511764
I find most of their stuff is fully shirred and fits pretty loosely, even when their sizing says otherwise. But then again I'm pretty tiny myself so I can't tell how much is my own bias. I'd measure my own pieces from them but unfortunately most aren't with me at the moment
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>>9513605
It's 1/2 inch thick. I know it's a pain, but it was the best thing I could reliably work with given my tools and experience.

Now I'm thinking it might be best to drill holes in the ends and connect them by gluing in fairly long dowel rods. It should give a good amount of leverage to prevent the seams from becoming breaking points.

>>9513621
Will I at least be able to seal the surface to a gloss with acryllic? If not, I'll probably just end up getting some bondo or whatever anyways since I could use that to both fuse and finish it.
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>>9513696
be careful when using bondo though. make sure your sword is pretty damn sturdy because bondo can crack pretty easily when bent.
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>>9513703
Might just use an epoxy or something to fill seams then because I could see it snapping if it gets too rigid.
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>>9513641
>uchuu kei maybe?
Thanks for the reply, but nope - I'm into uchuu kei, but this was more sci-fi/raver than fairy kei, and the reaction was much better here
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>>9513696
You should use superglue with PVC foamboard. It melts and chemically welds two pieces of PVC foamboard together. I use Loctite professional liquid glue.

The dowels are a good idea. Superglue works well, but considering you're gluing edge-to-edge and it's gonna be fairly heavy, the extra support is needed.
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Is putting together McCree's chest piece armor and robotic arm too daunting of a task for an absolute beginner to do by NYCC? I have no actual skills as far as cosplay is concerned but am willing to learn.
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>>9513788
If you start now, you should have some good time for some mockups and messups. The design isn't too bad either, so I say go for it and really time manage yourself. Also, even if it doesn't work out, that's still more experience that you have than when you started!
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Anybody know where to buy good quality fake flowers? The craft store near me only has shiny plastic ones.
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>>9513794
Thanks! Seeing it that way gave me more motivation.
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>>9513802
I dont shop for flowers but ive seen some pretty good ones at Hobby Lobby. I think they are made out of some type of fabric material so they look realistic rather than just plastic looking.
so check to see if you have one of those stores near you.
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>>9512011
Nevermind!! I've figured to use iron on transfers but now I'm stuck on her hair pieces that attach to the clouds.
I've tried wiring and hair glue, twisting the hair around it or taping the wire and gluing the hair to it but it's not stable and falls over? I'm not sure what I could to do stablize it so it stands upright...
>>9513570
I think I've seen some at Sally's Beauty.
>>9512377
The fabric pattern! Ive got it down already, but thanks though.
>>9509906
Look up a reputable salon in your area and just ask them for a cleanup, inquire about thinning the hairs though, usually I just brush and cut mine.
>>9509562
I've had a few of those and just filled it with caulking after attaching the pieces and it's been fine.
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>>9513802
There are a few good taobao shops for them in the store spreadsheet! Just added a bunch of them into an order I'm making rn
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>>9513832
What are you making the clouds out of?

If they're cutouts made of a light material, high gauge wire should work if you attach it UNDER the crown of your wig. Make a "halo" of wire, attach however many wires you need, and loop them and glue the hair where they loop up.
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How lonh does it take spoonflower to make the fabric you ordered? Also are there any good spoonflower coupons out right now?
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This is probably something /diy/ could answer better but I figured I may as well ask here. Any suggestions for making a plaster helmet stronger? While sanding it down I've come to realize this thing will probably be super fragile at a con. I'm used to working with foam and decided to try something new this year. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

I'm partly tempted just to make a pattern out of what I have now and redo it all in craft foam so that it will be more light weight and durable.
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>>9513905
It will be super fragile and there's not much you can do when the foundation is made of powdered rocks and bandaids.
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>>9513911
That's sorta heart breaking, but its good I heard it from someone else too. I've been working on this on and off for a few weeks now and its only when I'm at the sanding phase does this dawn on me.
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>>9513915
different anon but yeah, you were pretty much doomed from the start to think a wearable plaster helmet would work. not sure why you thought it would work in the first place since plaster is pretty heavy and crumbly as is.

youve gotten that far though so you can actually use the sculpt and make a silicon mold out of it.
but yeah, you can recreate it out of foam.
personally, I would go with the fiberglass resin route for a helmet like that.
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>>9513935
I was borrowing some ideas from someone else who was making a similar helmet and thats the material they used. The results were pretty damn nice. I was just curious if anyone ever used plaster for any cosplay stuff and reinforced it with something else.

I've tried fiberglass before and didn't like the amount of cost and time to the results I got with my abilities. I feel more at home with foam so I'll try to see what I can do with that. Thanks for the input.
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>>9513861
Thanks! That helps a whole lot, although I'm unsure how to wire things so they don't slip, I'll sew the halo after wrapping in in fabric maybe?
I was going to make them out of soft fabric and stuff it with either batting or just cotton, but I could make them out of craft foam too, it just wouldn't look as cloud like?
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>>9513905
>>9513915
>>9513948
Look at the bright side: Now you got a 3D model of the helmet, all that's left is to wrap it in tinfoil, then duct tape, trace and cut, and you've got yourself some nice and fast patterns to transfer into the craft foam, just like Bill does. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEa4GwcWJpw
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>>9513967
Yeah I actually learned all of my stuff from Evilted. Not sure who came first but youtube guides are fucking godly for information.
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Where can I order a wig that will come in 15 days? I'm in Canada btw.
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whats a good and fast shipping place to buy fabric from? looking for faux/pleather but unfortunately the hobby stores around me dont sell the colors I need. they mainly only had white, black and brown.
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Size 32/33 here, are these the best value for some purple jeans?
I do have some white jeans I could dye purple but I don't know if Rit is the best for that and I've never dyed jeans before.
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>>9514128
arda canada
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>>9513905
I mean if you dont mind spending a bit extra you could always go all out and use this version to make a mould and cast it again out of something really nice and sturdy/professional, that way all your work on this one hasnt gone to waste and it ends up looking even nicer
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>>9514135
I've ordered from fabric.com, they're pretty fast. I placed my last order on a Thursday and it arrived Monday. Though if you want an uncommon fabric like pleather in an odd color, you may be better off finding where you can buy it before considering shipping time.
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Is it okay for a skinny/skinnyfat to cosplay a muscular character? Or should they stick to a similar bodytype?
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>>9514608
You absolutely can cosplay outside your body type. Just be aware that people will make fun of you. If you're thick skinned enough to handle that, then go for it.
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>>9514608
You could always just, ya know, hit the gym and make gains. It's really not that hard.
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>>9514615
I actually just hit up my friend's dad to do exactly that but NYCC is only in four months? Just about. So not much gains will be made.
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>>9514620
You can make a shitton of gains in 4 months. I've made massive gains in 2.

You're skinny so your primary focus needs to be your diet. You're going to need to eat a lot and never skip a meal. This is key and I can't stress how much it will make the difference between being making gains and losing them.
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>>9514664
Yeah, turns out, eating is also what I do least. So, I will definitely have to eat more. Thanks anon!
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>>9514255
Alright! Arda seems that fastest and reliable but gonna be 110 from them though omg. Was also thinking shipping from China from a different seller I usually buy from, but it's 11-15 days if there's no delay. Itd be DHL, anyone have experience with them from China to Canada?
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>>9514482
yeah i took a look at the site but didnt find what i was looking for.
probably just gonna end up just buying white faux leather and just painting it.
I came across this brand called Angelus leather paint and it seems like they are local so ill give them a go.
I think it might actually be cheaper to just paint the color I need instead of looking for one thats similar.
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Help on finding a white shirt like Cirno's? I can't find any that both have the color and the puffy sleeves
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Any idea how to make sleeves like this? I'm trying to do a historic rapunzel costume with these shape sleeves but I can't figure it out my pleats just lie flat and don't puff out and stand up
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dropped pic sorry
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Can anyone help? I couldn't find an answer on google. I'm have sewn some darts in pleather pants, but it keeps creating a bubble on the point of the dart. I tried tightening it and lengthening it but it didn't do anything. And I'm afraid to iron it too in case I screw it up.
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>>9514994
Can you post a pic?
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>>9514993
Stuffing! Sleeves like this are generally filled with stuffing or small cushions to hold them up.
Source: I restore old costumes
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>>9515027
Oh the puffy things attached to the stays? Makes sense. Whats the pattern like though? I'm just a bit stuck.
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>>9515030
No no, separate cushions inside the sleeves. Think of them as little balloon or bubble skirts, with the space between the two layers of fabric filled with stuffing.
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>>9515043
So I'm thinking of making a closer fitting sleeve out of muslin, making a C shape pad (like a mini bum roll) and sewing it to the base sleeve, then having the pleated layer over it, sewn in the shoulder and then the little cuff. Would that work?
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>>9514949
Get some dye, make sure it's a cotton blend.
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So after looking over my cosplay interests, and learning some basic sewing skills, I've decided to take a crack at Micaiah here. Any tips for succeeding at this/stuff to look for? Such as

>Good material
>Areas that will be tricky
>How to find patterns
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i washed my karate gi 2 months ago and just left it in the hanger unused

theres no reason to wash it again right? i mean it should still be clean and odor free?

>hurr why not smell it yourself
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Sorry about the picture for ants. There's not that many reference pictures of her.

Any ideas on how to make Harvest Goddess' two upper skirts to flare out?
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>>9515183
I would suggest checking out the FAQ on the sticky and using Google, and cosplay.com most of these are easily answered already. It's a two piece bottom spliced with gradient painted leggings with flats inside. A cotton polyester blend is probably best for the red top and spandex for the black gloves and interfaced cotton for the white pieces, ect.
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Has anyone made the dress shirt from this pattern and have any pictures of their product? Im afraid it's not accurate for my cosplay, will post another example.
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>>9515252
Not me, but was hoping for it to have this effect, and if so not I'm not sure how to go about modifying it to look like this.
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>>9515187
>hurr why not smell it yourself

not sure why you have that as a green text. what other answer are you looking for?
its not like any of us knows what it smells like or what it looks like.
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>>9514608

skinny, average and especially skinnyfat people should never cosplay as someone fit, cover that shit up. They can cosplay as skinny or average sized people.

Muscular people should never cosplay as someone slender/petite. They can cosplay as either muscular people or average sized people to a certain extent.

Lean-athletic built people can cosplay as average sized people and up to a certain extent, skinny or muscular people.

Fat people should just not cosplay at all.
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>>9515295
I wear I've seen this exact same post before, is it a copy pasta now
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>>9515296

its about as copypasta as

>not using a wig is a sign of lazy, shitty cosplaying, unless you're legit bald and the guys also bald.
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>>9515304
So that's a yes.
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Didn't see an active wig thread so I thought I'd start here: I'm trying to style / cut down a long bob wig into Megumin's style but have never done it before. Asked a few friends and got really mixed responses as to methods, some say just cut, whereas others have suggested thinning and slowly bringing length down. Any ideas on how best to do this, particularly the shorter back?
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>>9515332
im guessing the ones who say just cut it have more experience in styling wigs and are much more confident with their cuts.

I dont wear wigs that often since most of the characters i cosplay generally have their hair covered up but when I did style a wig, i just took my sweet ass time and trimmed it down slowly.
I felt doing that lowered my chances of fucking up majorly.
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whats the difference between the wigcap that looks like pantyhose and the one that is a bit more loose and made by visibly thicker strings?
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>>9515169
I'm talking about the style of the sleeves
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>>9515332
If you don't already have a wig, you could probably do it much easier by getting a short bob and putting in extensions. But if you already have it, I don't see why you couldn't just cut the back short and then layer it.
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What can I use for filling/sculpting on styrene foam that isn't too brittle when dried?
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How do I make the shirt? I have a blank black tee.
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>>9515759
Maybe its just me but I feel like some kinda turtleneck compression shirt with the sleeves cut off would be more accurate than just a normal t-shirt.
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>>9515357
Mostly preference, though some of the colored nylon caps can be more useful if your wig is thinner and you want to hide the gaps with a matching color.
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>>9515192
horsehair braid, my dude

there are a bunch of tutorials online about how to use it!
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Wig question: should the front of the wig cap bit be inline with my natural scalp. I feel like I keep wearing it too far back to make the bangs the right length instead of cutting them.
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>>9515827
As long as it's comfortable and looks right, it doesn't matter. But I would recommend learning how to cut bangs, it isn't too hard with a bit of practice.
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>>9515776

Thanks! I'll make a few mock ups and test it out.
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>>9515759
>>9515762
Sounds like a good idea, take your measurements and cut out the patterns from something like vinyl and sew them on. Or silkscreen them on as prints if you're hardcore.
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>>9509054
I have no idea how to go about looking for gas masks, I pray someone here has an obsession with them. Have you ever seen a model close to these ones, from splatoon?
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>>9515875
you can get them on ebay from like russia n shit for real cheap
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>>9515836
Yeah I'm just super worried about ruining my wig.
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>>9515878
>>9515875
Be careful with the old Russian GP-5s; some had asbestos in the air filter and nasty heavy metals that are undoubtedly floating around inside.
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>>9515762
>>9515851
I already have a black tank top. I need help on the pattern. Something I can do at home and simple.
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Does anyone have tips on how to navigate a convention with a big armour cosplay with spikes? I don't want to be stabbing people or anything. It will also include a big armoured skirt (ballgown tier) so anyone have tips I could use, it would be helpful.

Pic not related, but it does have a level of spikyness I may achieve.
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I am planning to do a Futaba Sakura cosplay and does anyone know where to find these style of boots in larger sizes(12+)?
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>>9515978
All you can do is have a friend follow you around as a handler. Also don't expect to be able to go into any dealers rooms or tight areas. Anything this bulky should be reserved for main hall photos
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>>9515993
Search for Demonia brand on Amazon. Demonia, the parent company Pleaser, and all its offshoots cater to drag and CD so they usually go up to 12 or 13 men's for their unisex shoes, and 11-12 womens for their heels.

You could also try searching "plus size" on Aliexpress, Amazon, or Ebay for Asian sellers that carry larger sizes, but a lot of times "plus size" in comparison to Asian sizes maxes out at women's sz11.
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>>9515945
Thanks, I'll try asbestos I can to avoid those
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>>9515978
just walk around slowly. people will generally avoid you rather than you having to avoid them but it will also be good to have someone walk with you all the time as well.
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I bought a jacket for a cosplay because the design of it was exactly what i was looking for but the inside lining of the jacket is this fuzzy, wool lining.

i dont want to keep this shit on because its just gonna make my cosplay unnecessarily hot. whats the safest way of removing it?
im never really gonna have the inside exposed since my jacket will be zipped up the majority of the time. Can i just cut it out? and do I have to replace it with some other lightweight lining or is that unnecessary?
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>>9515978
Do the Chad Stride. Lower level betas do not matter.
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>>9516244
If you're shit out of time and don't really care about appearance, you can cut the lining out. Bear in mind that the shell of the jacket may "collapse" a bit afterwards since a layer of support will be gone.
If you have more time and care a little more for integrity of the garment, get out a seam ripper to neatly remove the lining and re-sew any shell seams. If you have a lot of time and care for looks, I would save the lining pieces and use them as a pattern to remake them in a lighter fabric and sew that back to the jacket.
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>>9515960
The problem is that a shirt that isn't really tight, like a compression shirt, will not look right for this costume. You need something that can cling to you and emphasize your musculature. A normal tank top will not do this.
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Can I safely put my dresses in the dryer on a low setting? We recently found out we have bed bugs so we've started waging war. Also can my petticoats go in the dryer? Is there another way to guarantee that I don't have demons living in my clothes?
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>>9516420
its for AX so i still have time if i need to sew stuff if i need to.
the jacket is originally meant for winter so it kinda feels like theres another layer under the wool lining.
but anyways, thanks for the advice. im probably just gonna cut the bottom of the jacket to take a peek of whats in the middle, that way i dont ruin the whole thing.
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>>9516501
The inside's going to be ugly since those seams were not meant to be exposed. Chances are lint will rub off on you quickly and the inner side of the shell will pill if you remove the lining and not replace it with anything.
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>>9516491
Diatomaceous earth everything. Check the labels on your dresses for dryer instructions. Low heat isn't going to kill all of the bed bugs, unfortunately. You may have to either take them to the professionals or just burn the pettis and start over.
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>>9516559
>Chances are lint will rub off on you quickly

its a pleather jacket so there wont be lint? or am i missing something here?

anyways, i just said fuck it and cut some of the fuzzy part away from the jacket. looks like theres a layer of some type of polyester lining. it looks like it still pretty much holds it shape too when worn.
the only difference is that it doesnt firmly hug my body anymore but its doesnt look saggy.
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>>9516124
i don't know if i should laugh or be angry at this fucking pun
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How hard is holo fabric to work with? I assume fairly difficult since it's pretty much sheets of plastic but I'm 99% sure Potamos's manga design is supposed to be holo.

>inb4 someone links anime Potamos
The designs are significantly different and I find the anime one hideous so I'd prefer to try the manga version.
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So I'm looking to start prop commissions (mainly as a creative outlet, but also some cash), but I'm not sure how to go about it. My issue is that I've built 4 props and have since lost the pictures of them and had to throw them out for space issues. The first 2 were iffy but I learned, and the other 2 were probably sellable in hind-sight.

How would I go about marketing myself without a (provable) portfolio, or should I? Besides like local cosplay FB groups what are some ways to advertize?
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>>9515332
Trim it and keep trying it on till it suits.
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>>9517083
>trying to market yourself without a product to show off

uhh wut?

your best bet is to just make stuff for your cosplay friends. assuming you have some. because nobody is going to hire some literally who that has none of their work to show off for their props.

or find whatever is popular right now and start building props for that series so you can build up a portfolio.
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Where can I get fabric with a similar pattern to pic related?
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>>9515445
Yes? Literally, just buy a white blouse and dye it light pink.
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I don't know where to ask, I'll do it here.
I'm going to babby's first anime convention, but I don't have anyone to go with, nor do I know what to expect. What should I do to make sure I have fun?
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>>9517432

if youre not fat or extremely ugly then wear a relatively decent costume, youll have an easy time getting along and have fun when people want to take pics with you.

if youre fat/ugly/no or bad costume i suggest you not go at all unless you want crushing depression
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>>9517441
Explain
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>>9517429
They are looking for a white shirt, anon. Not pink.
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>>9517454
No cosplay + no friends = you're by yourself and people are going to ignore you
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For guy's makeup, do I really need anything other than foundation, light blush, and mascara/eyeliner?
I'm trying to not look like a fag, but people seem to really get mad when cosplayers skip on makeup
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>>9515183
Top looks a hella lot like Sakura from Naruto's dress thing. I'm sure you can find a pattern of that to use as a base.

>>9517039
Depends. It comes in different weights/thicknesses, the thicker it is the harder it is to work with. You'll want a very strong needle for the thick kind (Imagine those plastic purses and bags) but the thinner kind like pic related should be pretty easy. Use clips instead of pins since any hole made in the vinyl is permanent and use a roller or teflon foot to made sure the vinyl doesn't stick. If you don't have either, I've ghettoed it out with masking tape stuck under a regular sewing foot and it sewed perfectly. Or course, always sew some test pieces and get a feel for the material and see what works for you before ruining anything important.

>>9517419
If you're really desperate for a close match, get black fabric and draw in the lines yourself or spoonflower it.

>>9517565
Blush isn't really necessary for men but you probably want to use concealer unless your skin is already near perfect, fill in or pluck your eyebrows and contour/highlight.
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>>9517565
>but people seem to really get mad when cosplayers skip on makeup

people get mad at cosplay no matter what.
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>>9517581
Literally every single person has told me something different
The last person told me contour and concealer were too advanced for a guy and to just do foundation + blush

What even is the answer?
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>>9517592

Nothing "too advanced for a guy" just too advanced for a makeup newbie. Tbh do what you're comfortable with and google proper makeup tutorials for men instead of relying on randoms. Look at what male cosplayers are doing with their faces too but don't look up cosplay specific tutorials, 99% of it is ftm or asian makeup.

Most of these tutorials say pretty much the same thing and are for a really natural look:
https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Makeup-Men-Tutorial-38342972#photo-38342985
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=korIOEPGPPs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3jXye0Qlak
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>>9517609
I would say guys and makeup newbies are pretty interchangeable. Most guys have never touched makeup in their life, and it only makes it harder when pretty much every guide you can find is either for trannies, drag queens, or crossplay
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>>9517387
Late reply, but thanks for the input. I figured it would be something like that, but didn't know if there was some hidden market for desperate cosplayers that would takes risks like that.

I don't have any current cosplaying friends is the issue, and am too poor to do anything extravagant for portfolios. Might just do something simple and cheap just to have anything, thanks for the input.
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What is the type of plastic people put over wire when making ahoges? I need to make a couple in parts of the wig and will probably clip them on, do you think that'd be balanced enough?
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So I need to get a red and black wig for an upcoming outfit. Thing is, I know shit all about wigs. Would it be better to get like a red one and dye parts black, or just look around for a premade two toned one?

>pic vaguely related
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>>9517419
It's literally on Spoonflower if you search for Persona there.
>https://www.spoonflower.com/shop?type=fabric&view=designs&shop=fabric&t=persona
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>>9517791
It would probably be easier, cleaner looking, and with less chance of ruining your wig, if you got a base wig in whatever color is the most prominent, and sewed in wefts of the other color.
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>>9517740
clear packing tape
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>>9518079
Didn't even know that was a thing, but I'll definitely give it a go.

How do wefts stand up to being spiked and styled? From the one tutorial video I saw, they seem rather thin. Don't know if I'd have to bunch them up or double them over when I sew them in.
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Opinions on best clay to work with for medium sized accents? I've heard the best things about apoxy sculpt but haven't gotten the chance to work with it. I like paperclay the most so far but it's incredibly heavy.
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>>9518258
apoxy sculpt dries pretty light. but then again, i always felt paperclay is light as well when dried but you say otherwise. so...

anyways, the durability of apoxy sculpt is nice and has a pretty good sculpt time before it cures.
the stuff is pretty pricey so i find it best to use tinfoil as a base shape of whatever youre making and then cover it with apoxy sculpt. that way you kinda get more out of the tub and youre not really wasting a lot of the stuff just for filler in the middle. plus, it helps lighten it up as well.

that same method could be used with paperclay as well. that way its not just a solid chunk of the stuff.
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Cosplaying Gunvolt and i'm not sure how to go about his bracer/arm things? any ideas i'm a little stumped
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>>9517592
Make-up is a very individual thing. I've never felt the need to use concealer, but for lots of people that's an essential part of their routine. The best way to figure it out is to try out what you're planning and see if you like how it looks.
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I'm trying to find replacement ear pads for a pair of AKG K845BT headphones.

I specifically need red ones. As of now I have a pair from Brainwavez. (The HM5 ones)

But I feel like they're too big for cosplaying Futaba Sakura.

Honestly, with the Brainwaves earpads, they look like those earpads that autistic people will wear to cancel out excess noise, especially on my tiny ass head.

I found a store that sells the correct sized ones on ebay, but they're sold out of the red. (probably for the exact reason that I am trying to get them) I did message the vendor to see when they'd get the red ones back in stock.

Does anyone have any other suggestions for how to replicate Futaba's earphones (without shelling out $700+ for the Persona V Special edition)
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Should I bother with light up letters? I'm already using star shaped string lights for the stars. Would the name be too much?
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Got babbys very first cosplay coming up- going to do 3d2y Zoro (more or less as pictured, but with the bandanna on head since I'm not devoted enough for dye or a wig at the moment). Most everything is squared away since it's a relatively simple put together to go with my friend's Perona. She is a habitual cosplayer however with many years of experience so I don't want to be TOO far removed quality wise.

Anyways to the ask- so I have an idea for securing the sword/scabbards (since they must be peace bound). A leather flap essentially, attached to my belt via loops with snaps so it can be removed/attached on the fly. Measured to fit under the haramaki, and have two separate but stable anchor points. I haven't gotten the measurements yet but probably ~6" or less wide, maybe a bit taller depending on where the haramaki will sit in relation to my belt. From the two anchor points, each would have three lengths of fishing line; long, mid, and short. These would then get attached to the swords- probably via zip-tie to keep them from sliding around two swords with one long and one short, the third double mid to keep the varying angles for the swords as they hang.

My reasoning for the flap is to lower the anchor points of the lines to near the bottom of the haramaki so that the top lines won't be pulling out and either creating a unsightly bulge, or making it slide up my body unintentionally. The fishing line being a time/effort compromise based on the fact that in reality Zoro's swords have no logical sense to their attachment, they just float there however makes the scene look cool. Plus the fishing line is 15lb so it should be fairly safe in securing and not snapping if I get jostled or whatever.

Is there any glaring flaws with this plan logistically or particular concern on how it would appear?
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I'm at a loss about what to do for Makoto's chest piece. I don't think that just Eva foam will be flexible enough but I don't think just fabric will have the armor effect she has going on. Looking for better suggestions
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i have translucent pressed powder.

if i wanna hide my sideburns with the gluestick method would i get better results with a beige or porcelain powder?

i mean i am putting foundation on top so ehh maybe not.
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>>9518722
If it were me, I'd use a matte pleather or stretch vinyl with interfacing of some sort behind it. If you have the time/money/proclivities you could use real leather, but I don't feel like that's necessary when it is easy to fake.
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>>9518422
depends on your budget.
go with either EVA foam, worbla, or sculpting/resin casting.

eva foam will be the easiest/cheapest to deal with.
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Hi guys first timer here.
So I'm wanting to do my first cosplay and wanted to do Kris from Fire Emblem. His top is what I feel is going to be one of the hardest part and would love advice from you guys. All advice is welcome!
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>>9518722
> I don't think that just Eva foam will be flexible enough
what do you mean? you can literally take a flat piece of eva foam and bend it into a taco shape with ease. people make full body armor suits, both male and female, all the time.
I think youre mistaking EVA foam with other foams like styrofoam.
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Not exactly help related, but I'm feeling bored and charitable. someone give me a small cosplay accessory with dimensions to 3D model and I'll make/upload it for you

>>951872 I'd try color corrector and concealer rather than powder.
>>9518594
Sure. If anything, just use reflective material and they'll look like they're lit up
>>9517565
>Anonymous 06/12/17(Mon)19:42:09 No.951
translucent powder (control complexion and absorb sweat) like Rimmel Stay Matte and probably some color corrector like coral for your 5o'clock shadow.
>>9516491
Ugh I'm so sorry anon. Just beat a BB infestation and it was awful.
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>>9518754
i was planning on EVA foam i should have been specific i mean about the weird shape they have towards the top
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>>9518775
i dont understand what you mean.
the part of the bracer towards the elbow or the wrist?

just look up a general bracer pattern and modify it.maybe stuff from world of warcraft since their armor tends to be pretty bulky.

the part towards the elbow is bulkier so youre gonna have to layer some EVA foam up and then just cut it down to its shape.
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>>9518722
>>9518775
I wouldn't use EVA. It's not going to look right.
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>>9518541
A pair of your preferred size + fabric/leather paint
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>>9518792
the part towards the elbow, i think i'm just gonna go for what you said and hope for the best
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>>9518722
some strong interfacing, possibly some plastic boning, and leather, or strong vinyl.
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>>9518594
You can go for it, but in most normal daytime lighting, it won't look noticeably lit up. Others will only notice it in very low light.
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>>9518837
Thanks. I also ordered a pair of BT770 ear pads that are red. They look like they're the same dimension, maybe save 5mm here and there.
If that doesn't work, I'm ordering white ones for the AKG K845BT's and painting them.
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Does anyone have any good tutorials on weathering/distressing or antiquating fabric realistically? I'm going to be displaying Val from Outlast 2 and while I have the dress construction down, I've never done anything with distressing before.
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So I'm sure this has been asked before, but how would I go about extracting a 3d model from a video game (armor, weapon, accessories, etc), re-scaling the dimensions of said model, then using that 3d model in something like Pepakura to make patterns?

I have read up on various methods on how to extract 3d models from video games. From what I'm understanding, you'd need to convert them into something recognizable like a .obj file. How would I go about re-scaling said 3d model so that it matches real to life dimensions (for example; scaling a helmet so that it would fit your head irl).

I could just free hand everything I suppose, but I would like to get some exposure to 3d modeling.
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>>9519068
well if you can manage to get the 3d model into pepakura, that program actually has a scaling tool so you can make your prop fit on your head.

you just have to measure your head (height and width) and input those numbers into pepakura. though youre gonna have to mess with the numbers a bit to compensate on the thickness of the material youre using, etc.
that part is gonna rely on trial and error.

when i was into the whole halo craze, it took me like 4 tries to get a spartan helmet to fit correctly.
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Never worked on hair, and first time doing a wig, so i'll ask:
1. The wig I have now is very poofy, will straightening help flatten it, or should I do a combination of flattening and something like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyRxURKL_Xs .
2. I've seen the fabric softener treatment for wigs, if I plan to cut, should I do this before or after?
I'm looking at tutorials and learning as I go, but any help with these immediate questions would be immensely helpful!
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>>9519083
I managed to find a .obj file of a model I was looking for. I do see now what you're talking about, seems much easier than the methods I was trying to come up with (transferring it to solidworks/autocad, then pepakura).

I'll have to play around with it, but if all my prototyping just goes to wasted paper, then I don't mind if I have to go through a few iterations.
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general question for straight women.

Do you guys find it hot when a guy i with even a mildly okay body is wearing a tight fitting suit like Spider man?


Like I find almost all non-fat women hot when they wear something like Gwen Stacy spider man but I don't know if it's true for women...
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>>9519114
This is a cosplay help thread, not a "hot or not" thread. Take that shit to the "ask the opposite gender" threads on /adv/.
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Working on a gonk droid for my friend that is going to be super simple but I am stuck with proportions as her legs are 97cm tall but she is 158 cm tall and I have no idea how to portion the legs now. Any ideas on how I can fix this? I included my base design as the picture.
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>>9509054
Anyone has the sauce of this t-shirt?
Found it at a Japanese fashion blog, but no details
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My cosplay finally came in the mail and it fits perfectly, however I've noticed the puffy shoulders (a lot like pic related) make me look incredibly manly. I have broad shoulders and wide hips but the extra poof almost makes my shoulders look wider than my hips. I'm wondering if there is a way to "de-poof" the shoulders. I have a little experience with sewing but not enough to know how to go about this. I just want them flat, is this possible?

I'm also thinking adding a petti might help even myself out but now I'm just making myself wider and wider to compensate for my dudeshoulders. Please help.
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>>9519110
Create your size, and then make it 10% bigger (the option is in pepakura). Then you should pretty much have the idea. Of course keep attention to the limits of the model, the scaling goes off the hitbox of the entire model (see pic). So the width is generally not even close to your head diameter.

When you import the model it will ask you what the front is, pay attention to this aswell.

>>9519088
if the wefts have added small fibers to the root of the weft meant to tease/add volume, then wash with hot water, this should flatten it out by itself. (make sure your fibers are heat resistant). Straightening helps, but you cannot flatten the roots very well with it.
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Any tips on airbrushing a bodysuit?
I'm not making any crazy designs, just lightly spraying for a weathered look. I've already purchased some Dye-Na-Flow colors and AirFix.
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Any tips/tricks for braiding hair? I'm just learning how to do it for a costume and it's hard to get even locks or clean braids.
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>>9519779
Are you braiding your own hair? Basically just practice. Having "dirty" hair (not freshly washed) will help, but otherwise you just need to practice over and over again.
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>>9519249
So you want to turn puff sleeve into regular sleeve? Yeah, you can just take it in. Don't forget to leave space for the seams.
>https://sewguide.com/puffy-sleeves/
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>>9519785
I'm braiding a wig so it's a bit easier than doing it to myself. Should I spray the locks or anything before braiding it so it sticks better?
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>>9519810
Ahh, I see. I'd try to spray it first with water to see if you can get the fibers to stick to each other. Then I'd try something like spray in conditioner, then try hairspray or gel if water doesn't work.
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I can't find an online shop for traditional Japanese uniforms, does anyone know a good dealer?
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>>9519844
Thanks. It's my first time doing any real styling, basically all I've done before is really basic cutting and layering.

I'm gonna have to tease the bangs on this wig too, so that's gonna be fun.
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>>9519852
Hey, the good thing about styling is its relatively painless to start again. Just give yourself plenty of time to experiment and get it exactly right.
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Hi gulls. I've been away from here for a good while and am just getting back into it. Can anyone please recommend me any resources for getting seifuku shoes or the common name of this style? I know of Cosmates, but any other places that you would recommend? Thanks.
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>>9519860
Aren't they just fancy loafers?
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>>9510142
I did ballet all through middle school and high school, and I can tell you that ballet tights are a very light pink, but still VERY pink. they don't look at all like a human skin tone
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>>9519535
You'll always get a gradient, so if you want a sharp edge tape it down with masking tape. Also helps if you put the bodysuit on a dummy or mannequin instead of painting it as is. Make sure you don't have any folds that would make awkward effects.
If you never airbrushed before: try it out on paper first (duh) and practice with the dual action + how close you're holding it to the surface.
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>>9518700
Am I asking the wrong question, or not providing the right information for a response?
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>>9519980
confusingly worded wall of text

can you draw a picture or be more clear?
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>>9519985
That's fair, hope this helps.
Basically the entire thing aside from the lines & swords is meant to be able to rest under the haramaki, since the three swords will wind up at fairly sharp external angles in order to be stacked up as such (otherwise I would just go directly on the belt).

The top of the straps would be sewn to the flap, as with the fixed loop they'd thread through. As a luxury goal if I can manage the intent would be another snap set to allow the whole thing to wrap around the swords for inactive storage convenience.
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>>9519796
Thanks anon!
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>>9520035
I feel like that would pull down really hard on one side unless you had the belt suspended on your shoulders. Your hips alone will only support so much weight before it starts slipping off.
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in your experience, how alive or dead are 3 day cons on a sunday?

i mean, everyones tired from the fri and sat afterparties and some people got work on monday so even regular nightlife is dead.

just wondering if its worth staying that extra day.
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>>9520119
Staying the night after the con closes is pretty pointless, besides people that have to stay for other reasons it will be completely dead and probably kill you inside to see everything so empty.
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>>9520135

thanks.

ill ask the hostel if i can leave the suitcase for 4 extra hours maybe i can pay a fiver.

ill just take the 6pm to 10pm bus home then. ill miss the closing ceremony but whatevs.
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>>9520119
Very dead. If you're there, you're there for some extra time to check out of hotels, and maybe get some deals on stuff in the artist alley and dealers room. There's still people there, just not as many because people are going home.
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>>9520090
True, but that's true pretty much regardless of solution with three swords all on one side. I suppose I could maybe investigate a simpleish counterweight on the reverse side of the belt- like divers use.
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>>9519860
They're just penny loafers. Look on eBay.
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>>9520233
The best way would be to have some kind of sling under the robe but over your underclothes that loops over the opposite shoulder. Then have a hole under the sash with a hook hanging out on the sword side.

If done right it will be concealed and give the appearance that they're hanging almost weightlessly at your hip, while not pulling down on your clothes or being a bitch to carry.
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>>9519330
Perfect, thank you for the wig advice anon.
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>>9509186
came across this site a few weeks ago: stretchy.org
didn't really go beyond the main page but if you're comfortable with drafting the pattern yourself it might be worth a look
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>>9520273
So kind of like a sword messenger bag?
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Are there any online places other than Sock Dreams that sells plain tights in a multitude of colors?
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Can anyone recommend some shops that sell jabots?
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>>9513625
normie tier response here probably but no one's answered you so: tie hair up, separate out a small section, tease the shit out of it at the base by back-combing, hairspray to hold, then gel on end to form & hold a pointed tip, repeat with next section and so on

>>9513802
search silk flowers on ebay

>>9514994
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>>9515187
yep it's fine

>>9515254
is standard long sleeve yoked dress shirt with the long sleeves cut off. finish the edges so they don't ravel if you go that route. alternatively: cap sleeve

>>9515445
>puffed sleeve button down blouse
>classic french puffed sleeve
>leg of mutton "short sleeve"
give those a try

>>9520546
foottraffic.com
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i just got my wig today and this is basically the first time wearing one for cosplay.
how should I prep this up for styling? Do I need to wash the wig first? or should I just comb it down and then just start cutting?

its a medium length wig that I need to cut down somewhat short and spiky.
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>>9520648
Tbh I never washed any of my wigs before styling, and watching a lot of wig videos works a lot on how to start cutting a wig properly.
Spiky works well by taking a pinch of hair and adding tacky glue to the tips, pressing it together.
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How do I go about making his mask? I have a shitton of craft foam but I don't know if I might need something better, and I'm mostly unsure how to pattern the pieces out.
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>>9520345
Yes.
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Allright, so I'm going beastmode for some other reasons, but would like to do some ironic cosplay of besto girl Cure Twinkle afterwards. So how should I go? shaved? unshaved? depilated? full bear? I don't have any problems wearing makeup or contact lenses, either.
So what do you think would be the best combo for maximum lulz?
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>>9520546
welovecolors.com
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Yo where the fuck can a fatty like me find some decent pastel goth-esque clothing? I wanna do something low-key and casual when I'm not dying in my actual cosplay.
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>>9520648
Wigs should come clean, you only need to wash them if you think they need it.

You can go crazy. Cut it, but remember less is more so start with smaller amounts. Cutting too little is fine but cutting too much will ruin the wig.

For most styling you just need a comb, blowdryer, and hairspray. Since wig fibers are plastic they will soften under heat and can be forced into a new shape. Hairspray helps keep more dramatic shapes in place and can be used in place of, during, or after heating.

For spiking you'll want hair glue. G2B is universally accepted for the job. In extreme cases where hair glue won't work you can use clear-dry, washable school glue.

If you follow these guidelines a wig can be restored at any point with hot tap water, a hair dryer on low, and gentle combing.

Comb > Brush. Wide-tooth. Anti-static is helpful but optional if your wig is dry. Curling irons and straighteners will melt the wig.

Have fun and rest easy knowing anything can be fixed as long as you don't take too much hair off or melt it.
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>>9521144
did you try making it?
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I'm doing a Sheik cosplay, dunno what to do for the upper torso layers. Blue long sleeve + actual chains, or fish net-esque shirt over top of long sleeve?
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>>9521281
The official design seems to use textured leather for the bottom layer/bodysuit, not mail. It's a pretty hard look to achieve without breaking up the pattern and sewing it yourself. I'd say fishnetting over a rough material shirt would look best.
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>>9520778
Thanks for the advice!
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>>9517429
Where is this from?
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>>9520615
Take a look on Etsy. There's a lot of old-timey accessories on there.
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Throwing together a Tingle cosplay since I decided to attend AX at the last minute but my work schedule is packed.

I have a green zentai with an open-faced cowl, and a conical piece of green foam core, but the suit is too tight to just place it on my head. The fabric store near my house sells the same color of stretch fabric so I can add more if I need to. Should I try to sew it onto the top, or would there be a better way? Also, any advice on attaching the ears in a way that'll prevent them from flopping around is appreciated.

Side question, what's a good way to prevent or lessen pit stains, keeping in mind that I'll probably be moving/raising my arms a lot.
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Didn't see a Taobao thread, or maybe I'm just blind. But could someone probably spoonfeed me some advice/help?

I've never placed a Taobao order before, but I've been saving up and wanting to place somewhat of a decent sized order. A lot of what I'm looking at are very small items (headbands, clips, fake flowers, jewelry, accessories, those sort of things), but they're all from a very wide range of shops. I'm worried one or two small items from 20+ stores are gonna kill me with shipping costs. Is that the case? And if so, could anyone reccommend me a good service or agent?

Thanks so much!
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want to start piecing together a cosplay of Yennefer from Witcher (the third one is what I'm focussing on), and I'm not sure which wig is best - in-game her hair looks to be in large, fairly loose waves, but most of the promotional art/renders show some pretty tight waves.
I'm thinking it's either something like Arda's Vivien or Glinda, but am really unsure which is more accurate - the former seems too straight and the latter has really large curls. anyone done this before? what wig did you use? what wig should I go for? pic very related, sorry for the shitty resizes
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>>9522096
I think Grace fits pretty well. It's a bit long, but adding more curls higher up would pull it to around the shoulders.
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>>9522179
hmm, that does look better, but I've never heat treated a wig beyond awkwardly ironing a non heat resistant wig's curls out. do Arda's wigs hold curls well and are they easy to deal with?
I suppose I could also hack it shorter, but I'd rather not - this shit will be a nightmare to pay for because Europe, I better get as much wig as I can out of it
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>>9522202
Shouldn't have any problem applying or holding curls. You can just put in plastic rollers and go over them a few times with a blowdryer on lower settings.
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>>9521266
Nah, but I'm already putting so much time into my actual cosplays (Deku's mom and Rose Quartz because again, fatty) that I don't have the time to make anything else. I don't mind simple modifications to help resize/tailor but I would vastly prefer something printed that's already halfway decent.
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Does anyone happen to know do the red part of pic related with EVA foam? Is it even possible?
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>>9522418
Make a bunch of rounded cylinders and glue them together.
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>>9522418
that looks like a kong dog toy lmao
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Anybody have any tips on making clip-on ponytails look less... ugly and sad looking? If it helps, I'm styling a wig for Kirari Moroboshi's summer SSR outfit.
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>>9522418
you make cylinders and round off the edges and then stack them together. kinda like how it is in my picture. of course you gotta make them equal sizes.
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>>9521688
If I were you I'd replace the whole hood. From seeing zentai suits online I do suppose that the zipper goes pretty far up over the back of the head. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Rip the seam around the zipper and then cut off the hood where you yourself think it would be acceptable to have a horizontal seam. Split the hood across the middle (as seen in your pic) and modify that pattern to fit your cone. While you're doing this, experiment with ear-"pockets" so the ears will be forced to be on the same spot of the hood all the while. Furthermore, since the hood goes under his chin either way I'd have the cone and ears on a headband which is tied or has an elastic under the chin as well.

When reattaching the zipper you need patience. Call me crazy and a coward, but I'd hand stitch it while having the whole contraption on a wig head. With all the trying on and making sure the cone, ears opening and all that jazz fits you're pretty much gonna have a perfect/very specific fit. Messing that up by not getting the correct stretch through the machine would make me commit seppuku. The horizontal seam around the neck will be 100% safe though!

Good luck. I both love and hate spandex.
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>>9522515
pisara wigs (on facebook) has a cool tutorial on ponytails

>>9522418
heat strips of eva foam and press out the middle so it gets nicely round, then glue the ends to make circles and stack them together on a core.
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I'm planning on doing a Tohru cosplay and while I'm not concerned with the horns or wings, I'm not sure what is the best way to go about making the tail. I want it to curve up rather than hang like a dead animal and drag on the floor. I'm not sure if I should make it out of foam and cover it with fabric or if I should use fabric and stuffing and use a heavy duty wire for the spine. I think going the softer route would be better for walking around in a con but I also don't feel like it would be very sturdy.
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anyone have any experience with spirit gum or know much about it?
im doing a partial armor piece out of foam for my jaw and I need a way for it to stick.

im trying to avoid straps so nothing will be visible but i guess if this doesnt work then ill probably have no choice
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Had a jacket come in for a costume, and the sleeves are too big and long. I've never taken in sleeves on a jacket with shoulder pads, and the sleeves have zippers on the end so just hemming it would be a pain in the ass. How would I go about adjusting this? Just taking the padding out and adjusting as normal?
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>>9522742
Either fully stuffed or fully foam is going to be too heavy.

What you're going to need to do is use high gauge wire to make a conical wire frame like a crinoline. Braided wire spine to ensure it doesn't flop, with rings attached to the spine at regular intervals. Link the rings on the outside with more wire so that the frame is sturdy.

Find a comfortable way to attach it to your body. If you're making it accurately sized, this may mean suspending it over your shoulders under the dress. Either way, you'll probably end up looping it around your waist or attaching it to a belt.

Now use two layers of fabric for the outside, with minimal amount of poly-fil between so that the wire skeleton doesn't show through. You can either make a "sock" that pulls over the wire, or make the top and bottom separately with loops to attach so it can easily be dismantled.

It SHOULD stay up and be pretty light using this method, and also be flexible (to an extent).
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>>9522583
ah I was hoping I could avoid stubbing the wig, but thank you!
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Does anyone know what to use for the eyes of this mask? want to be able to see out of it relatively well but dont want people to be able to see in. Does anything like this exist?
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>>9523052
cont.
plastics preferably, not wanting to use fabric
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>>9523053
look up master chief visor tutorials to maybe get some ideas on how to do colored see through plastic.
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Hi! I'm looking to make Dva's palanquin/chinese new year skin. For the skirt part, I'll probably use chinese brocade but I'm stumped on the top part. What kind of material should I be using for it? Should I also use chinese brocade?
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What to search for/where to look for plain spandex shorts with no logos or anything? Men or womens' shouldn't matter, but I've been searching amazon and can't find just plain black spats.
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>>9522792
Spirit gum will stick things to your face, but it all depends on how long you'll be wearing the piece and how heavy it is. Also, you may have a reaction to the glue. I suggest getting some now and testing it out. Even if it doesn't work for that piece, it will probably come in handy for something else in the future.

>>9523254
The skin is based on Korean hanbok, look into what fabric is used for those.

>>9523382
Try looking on Google Shopping or eBay.
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Mad Max fanboy here.

What boots would be best for a military-themed wastelander? Jack-boots or regular lace-up boots?

Keep in mind either pair would be distressed black leather and my skinny pants tucked into the boots regardless.

Also looking for ebay or etsy links for various accessories, like old V8 car emblems, rusty metal bits, etc.
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>>9522850
Cool thank you. I've never done anything like this before in cosplay (minimally in sculpture classes) so I will give it a shot as a maquette first so I don't waste too much material figuring this out haha.
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>>9524445

New Thread
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>>9521102
All body hair except shaved legs, and full beard dyed red.
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>>9523905
No problem. Make sure to drop in with progress so I know how it goes!
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>>9523783
Timbs dunked in motor oil.

But honestly lace up boots or whatever looks closest to a mechanic's work boots. Still dunked in motor oil. If you were in a dieselpunk wasteland you wouldn't be wearing military attire, but whatever you could get your hands on that gets the job done. Military themeing kinda clashes with the whole rag-tag look of dieselpunk, imo.
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>>9524660
Yeah, I was leaning to the lace-up boots. The jack boots look to formal, plus I think they look to Nazi-Chic anyway.
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>>9524660
I think you're misusing dieselpunk here. Mad Max wasteland worlds may all run on diesel, but the style is not dieselpunk, which definitely includes formalwear and uniforms.




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