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Old one is saging >>9619600
Lolita and j-fashion questions should go in their appropriate threads
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>>9640619
What's the best way to go about making a wig for a character with a partially shaved head? Splice a wig and a bald cap and meticulously punch hair into the bald cap to resemble stubble? I'm not committed enough to actually shave my head
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>>9642591
What character?
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What would be a good (rigid) fabric to imitate skin? I need it for some reverse appliques that are meant to be holes in a shirt since I think it would look better than actually showing my chest.

I'm not sure if I want to use lycra or spandex since I don't know what the base material will be yet, which is why I'm asking about non-elastics.
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>>9642717
The absolute best would be silicone. You could create some extremely realistic skin with it, especially if you painted it afterwards. It's durable and you can choose how much stretch you want depending on the formulation. However, it's expensive and I don't know if you can run it through your sewing machine
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I'm going to be making pic related for my next costume, and I was wondering if anyone had any advice in what to use as a sturdy base? My initial idea was to just attach everything onto a spandex glove but then I thought that might be too flimsy? Any ideas?
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I've been trying to adjust to this idea for a while now and I'm struggling a bit. I'm planning on giving some stuff out to random people while I'm in cosplay.

Now, you as a con attendee would rather just say hello and receive a gift, or play a game earning a gift but also having the chance to lose the game and get a lame prize?
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>>9642892
Probably just receive a gift. A majority of congoers are tired and cranky so walking around asking people to play your game might not go so well. You don't have to give something to EVERYONE you meet, maybe only people who recognize your costume or respond to you in character? A game is a neat idea for a meet up though!
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Can someone help me find a pair of boots for BotW Link? There's a custom pair just like his on Etsy, but I really don't wanna spend 300 bucks. The issue is that it has this weird front flap with a cut in it and I want to use real leather for authenticity. Thanks seagulls!
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>>9642958
>suthenticity and leather
>not 300 bucks
that's gonna be real hard dude. real leather shoes are like 100-200 bucks, but you're looking for a custom made high top boot.

I think 300 is the best you're gonna get unless you make it yourself or get something other than leather
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>>9642965
Fair point! The person has really good reviews so I might just shell out for it. Thanks anon.
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So I made the helmet and gloves before I made the jacket for my costume. The yellows are 2 completely different hues, one is bright yellow the other is a darker golden sunset. It's pretty obvious when looked at.

How fucked am I?
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>>9642989
I'm not sure what material you're using, but it is possible to dye, paint, or otherwise change the color to match?
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>>9642719
Silicone is probably outside the scope of my costume, I was looking for recommendations for a regular fabric. It just needs to look passable (not necessarily convincing) and hold the shirt together. I was thinking peach/beige vinyl, maybe khaki?
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>>9643191
The con starts today, so I'm honestly not sure what options will work. Originally I was going to rebuild the helm and paint over the gloves, but I ran out of time due to RL issues.
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>>9643228
post pics to assess the damage

depending on how much time you have, you can try and grab a better color spraypaint or a corrective color and do one layer on the helmet+gloves so that it blends closer to what you need

really your biggest issue is time purely because of how long it takes paint to dry, though worst case scenario if it's a weekend con you could just wait a day for finishing touches and cosplay tomorrow (unless you have travel time preventing you from doing work on it before leaving)
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If I dye this red, will the pattern go away too? Fabric is chiffon.

I need pants with this silhouette for a Halloween costume, but I can't find any that are just plain red.
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>>9643277
Or this one? This is polyester.
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>>9643277
It won't. The dye will just blend into the pattern, so you'll have darker splotches.
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>>9642881

I made a Mccree robot arm for a friend, and my advice is to make it in two parts: the vambrace that goes up to the wrist, and a glove.

I used as a base for mine a Motorcycle glove. Find one with patches segmented along the fingers and with rigid knuckles. This gives you platforms to build on that are already lined up with how fingers work.

Try and get something as close to your color base as possible, the stretchy neoprene material of the glove just absorbed paint without changing color. Be advised.
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>>9643292
aww that blows. Guess I'll have to keep looking for a plain one. Thanks!
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>>9643280
those pants would be easy enough to make, find a pattern
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>>9643307
If it's the same person, they've been spamming /fa/ looking for plain red harem pants for a while
I think if they could make then they would have already
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>>9643247
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>>9643362
I don't know if it's just the lighting in your pictures but it doesn't seem that bad. I doubt anyone will care too much about the difference.

Certainly not worth dealing with or panicking over now, maybe something to try and adjust after the con if you plan on using that costume again in the future.
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What would be the easiest way to make a ballgown Cinderella wig? Buying a longer wig and pulling the hair back to make the bun then curling the front bangs.. or buying a short wig and buying a clip in bun?
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Whats the best way to diffuse the light from a LED strip if you dont have a huge amount of room between the LED and the covering plastic? Trying to avoid it looking like a dotted line.
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>>9643277
"Red harem pants" brings up a tons of results of plain red on Amazon, anon.
And as >>9643307 said, it would be very easy to make these, even for a beginner sewer.
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>>9643482
Buy a short wig and clip in a bun (and bangs if necessary) Otherwise the wefts of the wig will become visible
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>>9643502
I always use the fine closed cell package plastic. Apparently its called EPE foam.
It also helps to put your leds at a 90 degree angle if you can. And sand your plastic so it gets a frosted look.
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Casual Cosplayer, Have done mostly done bought costumes such as 'Tobi' and 'Trafalgar Law'(Clothes and props bought, Most work was usually in getting the hair and beard right and all of Trafs Tattoo's). There was a TF2 Medic cosplay from years back that most parts where I still got the 'Working Medigun' (High powered flashlight mounted on a broken slingshot and a large PVC pipe with a red filter)

Currently working on doing a Shygal for Halloween at the college, AKA Crossplaying and currently I am curious how I should go about getting it made.

Currently I am looking at the Zentai suit, But was wondering if I should make/buy a fake bust to measure with first before I put in my order. Any other tips or places I can find what I need would be helpful for this costume
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>>9643307
I don't have the time / money to buy fabric and make pants from scratch so it's why I'm looking around.

>>9643322
That's a bit of an overstatement, I just made one post in a w2c thread yesterday and replied to the replies
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whats the best way to put ribbon through fabric like this? thanks in advance!
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Halloweens coming up and I'm looking to go as Corey Taylor (in pic related outfit). I'm new to shopping for masks, so how can I tell if it's shitty or not?

https://m.aliexpress.com/s/item/32830990197.html?spm=a2g0n.search-cache.0.0.694f1247A9fACk#autostay

Looking to potentially pick up this one. Anyone else done a Corey Taylor cosplay?
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>>9644005
it's like putting elastic or a drawstring into pants
measure it all out, use your preferred method of making cuts, then put a safety pin on the ribbon's end and weave it through the exterior and lining.
if it's a single fabric piece then you don't need the safety pin.
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Hello! I'm working on an Oracle cosplay from Persona 5 and I would like to know if you guys happen to know about any EL wire tips. Seeing the suit, is green a better option than yellow...?
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>>9644079
Blue or an aqua color if possible would be best based on the official illustrations. Don't know much about EL wires though so I can't help you there. Presumably you're gonna want some electrical tape to mask segments and thread the wire around the costume to minimize battery nodes.
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Contemplating cosplaying Supernova. But as a minor character in arguably one of the less funny episodes, will she be recognizable?
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>>9642892
>>9642902
I don't know, I've never felt too tired to play a free game to get free stuff. As for the chance of getting a lame prize, do you mean something that is considered garbage? I don't get it.

But the thought of getting something cool that no one else will have is appealing.
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>>9642892
I'd rather just get it for taking a pic with someone
I thought about doing it with my next cosplay, making a bunch of little charms or props and giving them out to people who ask for pics, but playing a game doesn't sound too fun for a small prize
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>>9644312
Maybe do Unity instead? Supernova will still be recognizable if you do it well according the design
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Doing Sub Zero/Scorpion from Mortal Kombat II/III
how would I go about it?
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>>9644477
this cosplay has been done a zillion times.. have you even tried google? You need to ask specific questions here, specifically about certain problems you run into, not 'hey how do i cosplay'
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>>9644495
alright, eat shit just a simple question.
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>>9644502
He's right though, what even is your question?
It's a pretty straightforward cosplay that has lots of readily available patterns and pre mades available
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>>9644502
I wish you goodluck with your costume if you start with an attitude like that
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>>9644477
If you're trying for Halloween, it's too late to make it yourself or commission it. It may even be too late to buy one off AliExpress unless you pay a lot for expedited shipping. Your best bet might be to go to a costume store and see if they have what you need.
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>>9644502
"How do I make this costume" is not a simple question. A simple question would be along the lines of "what material would you guys recommend for this part of the costume".

You can't ask such a broad question and expect anyone to answer it or even be willing to approach it. Just off the top of my head, Scorpion's outfit has elements that would need to be made from cloth, foam, and leather (or vinyl) if you want accuracy. You need to do sewing, sculpting, painting, etc and those things can't just be easily summed up in one answer.

Look at the costume, break it down, and think of how to make the individual parts. Don't expect people to spoonfeed you a step-by-step tutorial of how to make an entire costume.
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I plan on cosplaying this outfit with this weapon, and I'm totally lost as to where to start. I kind of want to make the weapon first, and I want to make it really glow using LEDs. Anyway, I'm completely without a paddle. What suggestions do you have?
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>>9644598
If you have no experience then i can tell you immediately that this costume is way out of your skill level. Save yourself the disappointment and start with something simpler first.
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I'm willing to take my time and retry as needed. I have some experience at least with props, just none using any effects like LEDs. I'm really eager to do this costume, even if just as practice.
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>>9644606
in that case making an engraved pattern like that a lasercutter or engraver/cnc on plexiglass with leds illuminating from below or from the spine of the sword would be your best bet. You *could* engrave it by hand using a dremel but you'd need to be very careful about it.
3D print is also an option but commissioning the model and getting it printed is probably outside your range.
Third option might be worblas transpart and a soldering iron.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA_gMW_ZGko
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>>9644598
Insulation foam core for the blade sealed and painted black

Bore hole partway into core, insert wopd dowel for support + basis for handle

Run EL wires or LED strips down the core, should be big enough to embed battery boxes in

Make a "sleeve" out of transparent blue acryllic sheets, transpart, or whatever other clear craft plastic you can find

Engrave inside of the plastic with a traditional razor knife, or dremel if you have one

Attach sleeve to blade with plugs at the top and where it meets the crossguard

Crossguard/handle/hilt would either be sculped from a modelling epoxy or made of EVA foam
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>>9644661
What type of insulation foam do you recommend? Do you mean to put LEDs between the foam core and the acrylic shell?
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>>9644613

Also, thank you so much for the help. It means a lot.
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I'm going to nycc as Rorschach, how's my cosplay look? (The patterns on the mask change when you breath)
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>>9644726
Here's the character. (Ow oof I'm sideways)
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>>9644699
The standard pink sheets you can get at the hardware store. You'll need saws (preferably a band saw but you can cut it by hand too) and a power sander to shape it efficiently. Insulation foam is good for rigid structures. Once you shape it, you have to seal it with some kind of rubber like plastidip and then paint it.

Google LED strips and EL wires to see what I'm talking about. They're strips of LED nodes or fiber optic wires that can be cut to whatever length you want and are powered by 2 x AA batteries. You'll basically tape/glue them along the sides of the foam core and rig a switch near the handle. Probably need 2 or 4 strips total to get the proper luminescence.
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>>9644801
Also don't sand any kind of polymer foam indoors without proper ventilation or a respirator unless you want to die. Plastic particulate matter in your lungs is not good.
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>>9644726
You've got the right idea, but there's a lot of work that you could do as well.

Starting from the top- consider wearing a tight face guard like a nurse mask but maybe a plastic version? Not sure what exactly, but something to help your nose flatten to your face and look more like the character.

Next, you need a real trench coat for sure. Doesn't have to be leather, but should be light brown. the collar is the most important bit here. The striped pants are important too and easy enough to order.

As for smaller details, White scarf, purple gloves, and wear a white dress shirt under the jacket.

This will push your cosplay from "ah he is recognisable as rorshach nice cosplay" to "oh damn thats a good rorshach, awesome dude". As it is, 4/10. It's a little boring and lacks most of the on-model elements of the character. It is passable now but I think for less than 100 dollars you could make all the changes I mentioned. Pants for under 20, nice trenchy for 60, goodwill scarf and shirt for 6 or 7, and then get some cheapo gloves for the rest. Good luck mate.

Generally speaking you want to be as close as possible. Get every detail right that you reasonably can.
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Anyone have advice for constructing 9S's coat? I am SO STUMPED on how to make the panels in particular, like how they separate at the bottom? Ideally I'd like to make it lined, which is why the construction is puzzling me.

If anyone can provide some pointers or maybe a commercial pattern that looks decently close to the reference (I've looked all over but haven't found much) I would greatly appreciate it!
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>>9642591
Making this old marxist motherfucker, any tips on making the head mask, particularly on ways to make a good sunken black eyesocket look that's aesthetically nice/blocks some view from the outside but also possible to see through reasonalby well.
I tried it out with what I thought would be pretty solid foam board idea rather than something that would fall apart but it's mostly ended up as a mild mess, going to do plan B for now.

However, still really curious if anyone can offer any tips for large head props.

Also mildly curious if there's any way to make neck/hands or any other body part look /smaller/ in comparison to the rest of you, but still be properly cosplaying the character on those parts.
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>>9644889
Seems to be running like this
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Originally I was going with a more standard circle cape for Kazuma, but looking at his design it looks a lot closer to just a straight semi-circle. However my previous experiments have shown that semicircles don't seem to hang all that well.How much further does it look like I should cut it back?
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>>9644889
I've tried my absolute best to come up with a coherent explanation, but I'm sure it's lacking, so if some things aren't clear, I apologise;
Essentially, you've got a double breasted coat, with a decorative panel at the centre (blue) shawl collar and a gunflap (that bit on the shoulder, pink on the diagram), and cuffed sleeves (top right pic). The sleeves are straight forward, nothing to add. Bear in mind that it's a masculine cut coat (i.e. it's meant to be closed left over right).
The bottom pic shows how the middle panel could be done- starting with a regular DB coat pattern, you would cut out a panel from the bottom front, on each side. The rest of the coat would be done as normal, except you'd want to have the closure be hidden, snaps would work for that. You would then make the front-centre panel (blue on the diagram) as a separate part, which would be attached to the coat front with buttons.
The gunflap could be made separately and topstitched to the coat before attaching the sleeves, but after making the main 'body' (front, sides, back and collar). The idea would be to attach it at the shoulders and armscye, but to leave it free at the middle (top left pic), so it can be lapped over the middle panel, and fastened to it underneath the collar (with a snap?).
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if I bought a wig from arda in pale blonde and its making my skin look redder, does anyone know what undertones/which of their blondes wouldn’t have that effect? I’m pretty mixed up on how undertones work when i buy blonde wigs.
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>>9645105
Either: get the swatch wheel or color correction makeup
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>>9645105
Couldn't you try and use a cooler undertone/foundation to reduce the contrast?
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These decorative holes, what are they called called and how do I do it?

The look reminds me a bit of lace so I considered adding lace as a trim but I feel that wouldn't look right? Hand sewing the edges like a button hole would be do able but extremely tedious. I could use fray check a round the raw edges but that often looks ugly. Any other suggestions?

The character on the left is Lailah from Tales of Zesteria and the right is Idolm@ster cinderella girls starlight stage.

>>9643749
Zentai suits aren't usually gender specific so i think it will be fine without knowing the bust size first. Since the boobs aren't going to be seen it would be easiest to get a padded bra and stuff it.

>>9644312
If you do it well, people will probably still take interest because it's a cool design. You could get a rick and or morty doll to choke as a prop to help make it more recognizable.

>>9645026
It's hard to tell not seeing it on you. Try it on and make a small mark to mirror where the edge of his is falling on him to where it is on you and then cut the line curve based on that.
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>>9644801
For the LEDs, how would you create the diffused effect? If a string of LEDs is just pressed up to the acrylic, even one that's heavily sanded, it'd just show each little light. Wouldn't it?
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So I'll be making a vinyl bodysuit soon but in my past experience it didn't have as good of a fit as I wanted and I want it to fit perfectly to my body without any wrinkles or folds. Based on this image, what did I do wrong? Is it too tight horizontally or what?
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>>9645426
EL wire is diffused on itself..

>>9645436
Only real spandex with stretch will make it foldless but it will also be very tight, non-breathable and uncomfortable, let alone trying to get into the suit at first. I would recommend lycra or some sorts instead.
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>>9645426
If you use LEDs, cover them with a strip of acryllic with frosted clearcoat. As other anon said, EL wires this shouldn't be a problem.
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I need a wig with short sides and back, but I have no idea how to search it on ebay/ ali. Maybe if I put down character names, but I don't know any characters other than marco who is blonde on top instead of having only dark brown hair.
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>>9642967
Or you could buy plain brown leather boots and then add the flap. Idk what size you are but womens boots are much cheaper than mens boots, for like 50 tot 70 bucks you're set.
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>>9645448
The thing is that I've seen people achieve the look I'm going for with 4-way stretch vinyl, I just don't know how to do it myself.
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Also, is stretch PVC the same as stretch vinyl? If not, what are the differences?
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>>9645480
You're looking for an undercut wig or a buzzcut wig. Can't link the post but this is from pisara wigs on facebook (dumb spam filter)
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>>9645384
You could use a hot knife or laser cut the fabric! If you're in the USA you might have a local do space with a laser cutter you can use.
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>>9645471
Frosted clearcoat, like a frosted glass finish spray? Or something else?
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>>9645498
PVC and vinyl are literally just two different short names for the same material: polyvinyl chloride.
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Anyone who has used Sintra or the equivalent by other names: have you had any issues with it softening in the sun? I was going to use it to make some props, but they go on my head and are black and I'll be wearing it at a very outdoor summer con (Colossalcon).

I'm just worried that between the color and being in direct sunlight anytime I'm outdoors they'll get hot enough to soften and start to lose shape. Can anyone help assuage my fears or should I consider other materials?

At least I know better than to use hot glue building them...
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>>9645041
>>9644967
God bless you both, I wish I could properly exprrss my gratitude. This helps so much, thank you thank you!
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Anyone know how I could find/make a neck/face mask with a zipper along the mouth like this one? a plain mask would be simple enough to make, but it's the zipper that stumps me.
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>>9645609
Sintra holds up a lot better than worbla, but if you're afraid of it softening, choose a slightly thicker sheet. Use superglue (cyanoacrylate) to glue sintra! It's incredibly strong bonding.

>>9645853
You can check out Tokyo ghoul masks, theyre made the same way you can probably pick up a cheap one online.
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>>9642591
this is only semi on-topic but it clearly didn't warrant it's own thread. is it 'inappropriate' to cosplay an unofficial design from commissioned fanart?
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>>9645945
It's done all the time, but don't expect every contest to accept your cosplay, most contests require official art/design. Big example are the Zach fischer designs. Loads of big cosplayers do it.
Personally i'm not a big fan of it, unless the design is similar to the official art.
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>>9645853

If you can make the mask itself you already have the sewing skills do do this. Make the mask in two separate pieces. The front and lining. Lining doesn't have to be for the whole mask, just the part that's going to be over your mouth.

Put the front of your mask on, Mark out the size of your mouth in a thick line with a fabric pen or tailor's chalk. Measure that line with a tape measure.

Buy a teeth zip with the closest measurement to that size. One the right colour and with teeth big enough to be visible. Anything that isn't a concealed zip should do.

Cut the mouth line you marked out earlier to the zip's measurement. Sew in the zip on the mask's reverse side like you would any other zip. Sew the lining over the top of it so that the zipper's teeth don't catch on your mouth or skin.
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>>9645609
If you already have a piece, I'd recommend letting it sit in the sun as a tester
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I'm making a cosplay of pic related, I need help with the blue fabric for the skirt, i will have to paint it because i don't think i will be able to find a fabric with that pattern anywhere.
My friends usually paint their fabrics with paint and brush but it looks like shit.
Do you have any tips? would it look better with spay paint and a template?
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>>9646114
Please don't spray paint fabric, it will only end in misery for you. I've barely painted fabric, but the best thing by far that I've found is to use a template and a sponge to dab normal fabric paint on. The foam wedges that are meant for makeup are perfect, and you can find pretty much the same thing in the craft section that are probably a lot cheaper. Just keep dabbing on light layers until you're satisfied with the coverage.

Honestly, nobody will notice if you don't have the pattern on Yuugi's skirt. But I totally understand wanting to go 100% with it, there are too many half-assed 2hus out there.
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>>9646072
thanks, I'm generally utter shit at sewing but if that's what it comes to then there's no time like the present for learning
>>9645931
I had considered altering one of those, considering the only ones I could find were those and various types of gimp mask
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Sorry for the low quality pic but I'm gonna cosplay Ann's Dancing Star Night outfit and I was wondering how I can get the star design onto regular red sweatpants?
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Ok, how do I make an armor similar to pic related using only cardboard and some ropes? Any paddings needed? And where can I find a pole this long to make my prop dagger-axe?
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I want to make a [spoiler]Halloween[/spoiler] costume of this, but I'm really stumped on what I should do for the mask.
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>>9646243
bonus pic
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>>9646150

Iron on vinyl cut into the shapes you need.
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>>9646243
ask the fursuit thread dumb crossboarder
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>>9645960
not that anon, but is it like a standard practice to not allow unofficial designs in contests? At my local con I go to every year, not only do they allow non-canon designs, but the best in show the last two years went to unofficial gijinka versions of non-human characters. Although, based on what cgl has said this costume contest might just be a huge shitshow and not the standard..
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>>9646259
masqs and cosplay contests usually are popularity contests and are based on who knows more of the judges
honestly, every time I've gone, best in show goes to one of the friends of the judges or someone they're doing a group cosplay with and I've stopped entering since
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>>9646259
That would be a disgrace in my opinion, but there are plenty of cons who allow them in less-official contests, and also fantasy cons who prefer original designs.
Least I would see is a 'cosplay' winner who doesn't commit to the official design and the difficulties/solutions that come with it than some fan design where everything is made properly suitable for the human body. A gijinka dress is far easier to make than a pokemon suit in the right proportions for example.
Anyway this might start a rant so lets keep on helping people instead.

>>9646243
>>9646244
>>9646254
fursuit thread is dead atm, will probably be a new one soon. Depending on your skill, do you want to make it yourself or buy one? You can find wolf masks online. Attached is a wolf mask i made myself with chicken wire, paper mache and some short pile fur ages ago. Definitely doable for a beginner.
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>>9645436
you should be able to achieve that with 4 way stretch vinyl, i'm not 100% sure where you went wrong but I'd say that its probably loose instead of tight. you really just need to make a few mockups with cheaper fabric until it looks right. http://www.nyunyucosplay.com/?page_id=1265 might help
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>>9645598
Frosted acryllic spraypaint on a clear plastic strip that runs the length of the LED strip. The frosted finish will diffuse tbe light from the LEDs.

However, EL wires are probably a much better choice for this project. The inscriptions on the BB version of the MLGS are less like inscriptions than swirls of light, so you could try and arrange the wires in a similar pattern. The wires would be especially bright, and the light they emit would naturally diffuse throughout the shell over the blade core.
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Does anyone have good sources for buying high quality faux leather? alternatively does anyone have sources for buying real leather and tips for working with it. it's something i've been interested in but I don't really want to drop 100+ dollars on material I can't do anything with
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>>9645532
>>9645384
I also need to make decorative holes, but on a polyester/spandex top. I don't have access to a workshop with a laser cutter. Cutting them with a razor or scissors will obviously "work", but result in jagged edges and frayed threads. I'm pretty sure a hot knife or soldering iron would result in melting or burning the fabric.

Anyone else have tips or tricks for this?
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>>9645026
yours is definitely not the right shape, yours probably would look like this
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New to cosplay, but I have about half a year to make a costume in time for a con. Thinking of doing pic related, especially since I may be able to find a basis for the mask and chest during this Halloween season. Any tips on approaching the costume, such as what materials to make the cloak out of? I'm worried about overheating. I sweat/get hot easily, but I feel like this costume could potentially be somewhat comfortable if done correctly. Are there certain fabrics I could use to make this way more bearable to wear? I figured I would just wear a tanktop and shorts underneath, the bare minimum that I would be allowed to walk around in without getting in trouble.
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>>9644005
For a similar costume I made a series of buttonholes in the white fabric to keep the holes from fraying, and threaded the ribbon through them.

>>9645384
If you can't use a hot knife, what I've done before is interface the last inch or two of fabric (however much you need), trace the shape onto the interfacing on the back side, then cut out the holes with embroidery scissors/exacto knife. As long as the fabric isn't silk or something that's incredibly prone to fraying, the interfacing is enough to keep the edges looking neat and tidy.

>>9645609
I've carried around a thermoplastic shield at Otakon with no problems, but when I accidentally let the same shield sit in the sun for four hours it did start to warp. As long as you're just walking outside/doing a photoshoot and not sunbathing, it should be fine.
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>>9646114
You could possibly find kimono or yukata fabric with a similar design! A brocade might work, too. Fabric painting is really difficult to get to look nice, especially on such a big area.
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>>9646622
Sadly I only have a few weeks to finish it, so I don't have that option.
I will try >>9646139 's method on some leftover fabrics I have arround to do some testing.
Thanks for the tips everyone!
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>>9646251
Thank you!
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>>9646439
Can't you use fray-check or another similar fray stopping liquid?
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>>9646447
It's not really a circle cape at all, is it? I was just planning on widening the angle but you're probably right on that it sweeps back a bit.
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>>9646563
hi do you have any experience with sewing or modeling with EVA foam?

if not please step back and re-evaluate what you're asking because ainz is a ridiculous cosplay even for someone skilled at those things
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>>9646831
I have some experience with sewing, but not with modeling foam. What makes his design so ridiculous? At least at first glance he doesn't seem all that bad.
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Halloween is coming up
I know you people are probably familiar with your anime skirts and weaboo dresses. Im hoping you have knowledge of normal stuff too

Anyways I want to do old man logan for halloween
Me
>5'8 (pretty sure wolverine is supposed to be short anyways)
>/fit/. i'm not a skinny fag or fat ass so I won't look bad
>i don't look like a nerd and I can grow a beard really easy (i plan to just grow the side burns)
>my hair is thick so I think i can get the hair down

I have a good jacket to wear with a fur collar. I have boots and jeans too. Thinking of just wearing a regular shirt, but a collared flannel underneath the jacket is not a bad idea.
I also plan to get a touch of gray hair dye too.

Any suggestions?
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>>9646843
lol fuck off if you're gonna be a cunt at the start of your post asking for our help
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>>9646843
so this is your first time on /cgl/ and you start out acting like an ass before asking the same people you insulted to help you? Back to /tv/ with you or wherever you came from.
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>>9646843
Yup here is one. Take some scissors and stab it in your eyes. Pour salt in the wounds
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I want to be a destiny hunter for halloween, but I'm worried I will just end up looking like I'm wearing lacrosse pads and a sheet

oh man, I want to do this but I'm so worried about how off the rails it might go
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>>9646843
You honestly need to work on your people skills. You say you are /fit/, make sure those fucking supplements and excess hormones aren't turning you into an insufferable dickhead
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I'm super new to all of this so please forgive my ignorance.

I am absolutely in love with the Jenny Mini from milky-ange. I need this dress in my life asap. The petti they reccomend is just as cute but the price kills me it's $115 USD. So I'm looking for other options for cream colored petties coats with a lace trim (So it it peak as shown). Is there some god send site where you guys buy yours?

Maybe I'm dumb but whenever I look for them they are all cheap af, look scratchy or like it will collapse with the weight of the fabric.
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>>9646790
Its a circle cape.. Just more of a fat moon shape than a actual perfect circle

>>9646834
Big, glow, massive shoulders, proportions, fabric project, ribs, a ridiculous shaped staff, do i need to go on?

>>9646917
If you can get a helm and/or weapon looking just right people usually ignore the rest of your outfit which can be simple.
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>>9646947
Something else you can do is buy a good petticoat and a good underskirt to wear on top of it (and under the dress). Does that make sense? It adds a layer for you to wear but it's probably your best shot. Don't spend $100+ on a petticoat, it's not worth it.
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Hey. i need help with my cosplay. i am going to be Magnus the red, and i can do the costuming, but i am only 5' 7". how do i make myself taller
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>>9647306
Without spending money on stilts of course.
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>>9647308
Taller shoes/boots, be sure to wear some AA orange socks as it will give you a couple nano meters up.
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>>9646947
There are at least 2 lolita help threads up currently why do you ha e to come try to take over the cosplay help thread too?
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>>9647312
got any ideas on how to fill the remaining 11-13 inches?
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>>9647306
Shoe lifts can help, but you're not gonna make yourself that much taller. Just rock your short cosplay
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>>9647317
Angling in photographs. That's it. It may come as a surprise, but you can't magically make yourself taller for the weekend.
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>>9647317

Look into the platform boots used for giant robot cosplay. Warhammer loves big stompy boots, so they wont look too out of place.
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I am very new to cosplaying (never done one before) what cosplay would I do well in?
Any guides or tips for a first cosplay?
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>>9647447
Just cosplay whatever you like bro, if you don't even know the character you're dressed up as, where is the fun?
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>>9647452
I'm asking for ideas because I want to look like the character a bit to not end up in cringe cosplay threads
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>>9647454
you have to be a special kind of retarded to end up in cringe threads, just cosplay whatever you want and own the look

notice how things like ironic crossdressers don't get posted in cringe threads, it's typically people with terrible costumes who are blissfully unaware of how bad they are
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>>9647455
Ok I decided

I want to cosplay pic related but absolutely don't know where to start, this would be my first cosplay.
Any help would be appreciated for how to make the head (and how to see with it) and where to find the clothes. Thanks in advance!
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>>9647455
Not true, the bad cosplay threads are usually just cosplayers starting out
I was unfortunate enough to get posted because an anonymous asked to take my pic
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>>9647570
Bad cosplay threads are full of elitists and salty people, don't take it too seriously
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>>9647564
For the clothes just go to a thrift store or Walmart. For the head make a tube out of plastic canvas that you can find in craft stores near the yarn and embroidery section. Round off the top with a cheap bowl or a foam half-dome. Cover the whole thing in thin black spandex stretched tight so it looks smooth. This will take some sewing. Paint or glue the eye shape on AFTER the fabric is stretched or it will get fucked up.
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>>9647229
I was going to just paint a nerf gun or something. in the second game the guns look more like guns, but in the first game they all looked like nerfs
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Any tips for first time crossplayers?
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>>9647650
Give yourself buffer room for mistakes.
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>>9647650
there is a general for that
>>9570491
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How to smooth out rough/jagged edges on thick EVA foam? Can I just kinda smooth them out when they're hot?
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>>9647313
>Take over
lmfao

It's a maid outfit for an anime con. Why do you have to be so rude.
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>>9647833
Because it gets really old to have lolitas with their own threads, but also popping into whatever cosplay threads they feel like to talk about lolita
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>>9647712
use sharper knives, dremel edges
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>>9647835
>lolita
Anon. Milky-ange is a maid dress brand. Stop getting triggered over nothing.
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>>9647835
They had valid contributions. Some cosplayers are also lolitas (and vice versa) fyi.
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>>9647837
I don't have a dremel but I discovered through experimenting that I can hand sand it, wipe it with a wet cloth, and the edges smooth out when heat sealed.

Thank you for the basic bitch advice, though.
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>>9647671
Not that guy, but I also have no experience in crossplaying, or cosplay in general.
From what I gathered in the thread, they don't seem interested in repeating the same basic stuff to every newcomer, so I thought you guys could offer some basic pointers. At least know where I can find information
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>>9646843
>How entitled can I sound in one post.
Must hurt your fragile little ego to know nobody here will help you because you're a shit bag yeah?
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>>9647870
How hardcore do you want to crossplay? What specifics do you need help with?
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>>9647844
then lolitas shouldn't mind if I go into the coord thread and start asking for cosplay help right?
since they're cosplayers tot, they should mind?
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>>9647870
the reason they don't want to repeat themselves is they have a shitload of guides that people like you don't read
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>>9647886
Well, I wanna know how far I could go. I wanna look somewhat passable; doesn't have to fool everyone, but I don't want to look like a drag queen. I know some women can have a real butter face but look fine with makeup, so I guess it's possible?
I do have very square shoulders though, but at the same, I have pretty slim limbs. Pretty sure in general I just need to shave properly and have some solid makeup, while wearing a cosplay that will cover my body shape
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>>9647870
I didn't mean to be rude, but you've got a lot of guides there, read the OP
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>>9647889
>>9647894
... Uh. They do have a link.
I'm just blind, I don't mind reading guides. I don't expect anonymous people to know enough about me to be able to spoonfeed me all I need
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>>9646790
sorry for the absolute shite drawing, but perhaps something like this? it may just be a bigger semi circle though
try cutting shapes out of paper and folding them to see what looks right
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>>9647313
That's not lolita you idiot
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>>9647313
newfag detected
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>>9647900
Yeah cause it doesn't really have corners it seems like that's spot on. I might also go looking for other views from the show.
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Is there a Mask thread?

I'm wanting a decent round plastic mask for the sheen of it. But I don't know how to get it done.
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>>9648136
Uh picture? I don't understand what this means.
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I'm doing the Huntress form DBD for halloween, what would be a good source for her bunny mask? I don't want one of those shitty plastic bunny masks what cost forty fucking dollars and can't stand up to shit.

Any suggestions on most accurate bunny masks?
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>>9648159

I'm just wanting to know ways to make good masks without it feeling like Grade 5 arts and crafts with using foam and shiny piece of paper.
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How do you make a human mascot head similar to pic related? I don't care so much for the different depths and dimensions, i.e. I don't care about creating the nose structure or complex face topography. I am aiming to create a round, smooth face with just the anime eyes and a mouth (but very cartoony, so that it's not creepy like those kigurumi masks).

I want to know what materials are good to use to construct the base, what fabric(?) is used for the outside, how it's held together, and how to go about seeing while wearing it.

I couldn't find a good tutorial anywhere. pls and ty give knowledge
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Bit of a weird one, but this board is the place to ask.
Anybody know a good paint to paint this pvc plastic / vinyl? Needs to be able to deflate / inflate. The paint needs to be as close to skin color as possible, so matte tan.
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>>9648273
another pic
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So I'm trying to make both of these but I'm more concerned about Callie (left). I'm using a stretchy holographic fabric so I'm not too certain on how to go about the neckline. I'm looking at how some people make bunny suits but I'm just worried about it not being able to stay up and hold that sweetheart neckline shape. would lining with just a dark interfacing work Or would I need some sort of boning, and if boning, how much and where?
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>>9645026
if it's coming out with too much ruffle you're going to have to ditch the circle cape idea and find a different shape. Maybe something more like this?
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>>9648273
>>9648276
mix some acrylic with latex, use flexipaint or a textile paint medium/textile paint. Depending on how much it deflates it might always chip no matter what kind of paint you use.
Might also try textile spraypaint if you can find it in the right color


>>9648218
google for kigurumi masks. You can make it with upholstery foam and a beachball patter, then use 4way stretch lycra/spandex to cover it.

>>9648136
buy a base from any random craft store or online

>>9648285
it'll be fine if you shape it that way aswell.
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>>9648288
Interesting. I have enough material for multiple tries, so maybe I'll give that one a shot too.
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>>9648293
To the first thing, would something like this work? It's not going to deflate smaller than it is, like a balloon, but more like going slack like a costume without a person inside it. People say this is used for stuff like catsuits and vinyl costumes
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000994BSE/ref=psdc_15709961_t1_B00G6IT3K8
It is tan and matte so it fills color requirements
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>>9648312
if it's flexible/doesnt crack it'll work
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Anyone have ideas on how to get this look without having to sew?
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>>9648451
>>9648450
>>9648420
>>9648402
Frank the rabbit from Donnie Darko, now shut up
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>>9648446
>without having to sew
You'll have to get really good at bodypainting
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How do you choose the best color dye? I need a light blue, but none of the Rit Dyes I see look correct. Do they always end up the same color that is on the packaging? Or is it like nail polish where sometimes the color is different?

Help me gulls! I have never dyed anything before.
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>>9648446
hotglue everything! Anon it'll be great trust me

>>9648562
Use less dye and a white base fabric and you'll have light blue (royal blue). Start with tiny bits first and add more dye if you think it's too light.
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I need some help with Kaban-chan's hat. It's like a cross between a pith helmet and a sunhat, so I'm having trouble finding one that looks similar enough to modify.

Am I just shit at searching or will I have to make it?
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I want to cosplay grown up Mayoi Hachikuji. Does anyone know what kind of term I could search for a backpack with this shape and color?
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>>9648645
That looks like a hiking back pack. They're pretty pricey but they do come in a variety of colors. Maybe you'll luck out.
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>>9648610
Are you thinking something like a bucket hat?
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pls anons can you help me translating this? especially the options/material/measurements
i'm italian and i don't understand a thing welp
(https://world.taobao.com/item/549892229397.htm?spm=a312a.7728556.2014080708.6.566a9095tddZpF)

(also how to delete a post? sry i'm new to 4chan)
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>>9648648
Yeah, it's more like a pith helmet plus a bucket hat. I suppose I could get a bucket hat and use something to give it more of a dome and support the brim.
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>>9648740
Lucky for you this is an imageboard
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>>9648610
It's...a safari hat. Pretty easy to deduce considering the source material desu
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>>9648481
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>>9648446

Finding anything leather with vertical quilting is proving impossible. I think I may need to compromise.
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>>9648446
pay someone else to sew it for you
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>>9648740
What's Google translate?
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>>9648562
If you go to the RIT site they have all sorts of color combinations in their library for you. Also, adding more water and less dye will dilute colors as a general rule, but check and see if there are any combos you can do to get the color you need with proper ratios.

You'll want to do swatch tests with different ratios before you dye the entire fabric, too
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>>9648842
Safari hats are pith helmets, which don't have a soft brim. Kaban's hat has a soft brim like a bucket hat but bucket hats usually have a flat top instead of a dome.
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These are basically the perfect boots for me. Right height, right shape, right color, sober enough. But the image search only shows pinterest boards.
Could you help me find a similar model for sale please ?
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I need to simulate skin with fabric. It doesn't have to be perfect and I don't want to do something complex like casting and dying silicone.

I ordered some beige upholstry vinyl but it's not even close to my skintone. Is there a better material to use? Should I paint (or even apply makeup to) the vinyl to try and get it to look right?

The "simulated" skin is needed for inset appliques on a shirt with holes that normally would show bare skin, but I want don't have the tone/muscles on my chest to pull it off and want the build to be sturdier anyways.
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Three parts.
>Would Ruiner even be worth doing if I couldn't do an LED helmet, and just make one out of foam?
>How would I add foam to an airside P90 and make the details look flush?
>Anyone seen a leather jacket with a similar collar that's not $100+?
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>>9649873
nobody knows this character here (i guess) so couldn't tell if you needed a led helm or not
You can add foam with e6000 or contact cement, sand up the contact points on the plastic a bit so it grabs better
For the jacket you just gotta look around more i guess. Maybe thrifting?
It's a fairly common design for female jackets this time around, not too sure for males.
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>>9649801
A safari hat is most certainly not the same as a pith helmet. The shape is completely different and very much like Kaban's. Nobody is going to care that it has a stiff brim, it's not like they're going to be fondling the hat.
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>>9650032
My worry is that the cutout holes will look unsightly with the thick/stiff brim, but I suppose there's ghetto solutions to that with cutting underneath and folding the excess fabric over the edge.

Ultimately I'll either settle on a hat like in your pic (which is technically a pith helmet) or something like https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071ZKLWGX that has a wire brim to keep its shape.
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>>9649815
Have you tried looking for men's pirate boots?
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>>9650060
>>9649815
Not them, but men's pirate boots that aren't halloween junk are actually kinda pricey. But if anon is willing to pay 60-90USD you can definitely find some by looking up medieval or pirate boots.
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>>9650074
Could always just buy some cheap rain boots and glue on faux leather patterns. They'd look perfectly fine even if they're ghetto as fuck underneath.
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Trying to do the Shepard's Journal from Atlantis. Everything else I am able to do, but what kind of material should I use for the brown part? Leather? Suede? Something else? I want it to look weathered.

Also what works best for gluing said material to wood?
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>>9650137
I imagine its supposed to be leather, so you could use leather or pleather. Weathering is something you'll have to do after you put the thing together. Why would you make it out of wood, that's going to be heavy.
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What is the best approach to temporarily changing my hair color by a small degree?

I have the correct hair length, volume, and texture for a character, but I need to go a few shades redder. I do not want to use bleach, and would like the color to be temporary. My options appear to be tinted mousse, or utilizing a semi-permanent dye without pre-bleaching.

My natural color is the top block, and I'd like to go to the bottom block, or perhaps a shade or two redder, even. The costume will be a vibrant blue, so I should gain some additional appearance-of-red by contrast.
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>>9650271
Wig always looks better, don't bother using your own hair.
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>>9650153
Thanks. I am more woodworker/metalworker than cosplayer. I have a small leightweight plywood piece that i plan to use as the core of the covers. The plan is to cover that with the fabric, then bind the edges in distressed aluminum. I have the aluminum and wood all ready, just need some fabric and wasnt sure the best options. It would be a tiny bit weighty, but it currently weighs about the same as the 4th Harry Potter book for reference, so not too bad.
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>>9650276
Not worth purchasing a wig for a Halloween costume. For the length required, a not-terrible-quality wig looks like it would run me at least $40. I own several wigs and use them for cons, but I'm looking to do something easier and cheaper for Halloween.
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>>9650281
If you have a Tandy Leather by you, they sell real leather in a variety of colors for pretty reasonable prices (I think they also sell book binding kits). If not, anything that looks like leather will be fine, although fake leather may not stretch as well around corners. You can weather it by distressing it with sandpaper and dry brushing it with leather paint
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>>9650300
Just use spray-in temporary dye or mousse if quality isn't too big of a concern. Silly to contradict yourself saying you really care about the detail but don't want to spend much perfecting it.
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Can anybody give me some suggestions for a Batfink costume?

>pic related
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>>9650321
I absolutely hate the crunchiness of the mousse (I've used it once before), and all the results I've seen for spray-in dye look like... well, someone with too much hair spray. I was curious if there were any alternatives at that skill-level that I hadn't heard of.

In any case, it looks like Hair Chalk may be my best alternative. I'll check back once there's a Halloween thread/sticky (as there has been in past years).
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>>9650326
sew a bodysuit, make a mouse head like the fursuiters do, red boots and gloves.
I would suggest against doing the specific body form with the weird corny shoulders and just get a robin-like bodysuit, but if you want to you can use more upholstery foam to make the body iconic like that
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>>9650271
>>9650334
As you've got rather light hair, semi-permanent dye should work fine enough without bleaching first. The basic red ones aren't that expensive either.

You can wash out the colour immediately with an anti-dandruff shampoo iirc, so that shouldn't be an issue either.
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>>9650338
Thanks, I'll give that a shot.

How about the wings?
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>>9650350
Ohhh, what I was worried about was it (not) washing back out, but I'll try a spot-test and wash with the anti-dandruff and see how that goes.

Thanks!
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I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask, but does anyone happen to know who the Beatrice (the far left girl) is? I like the construction and fabric choices of her dress and would like to see more pictures of her.
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Where do I keep stuff I need to carry? I can't wear a back pack because of shoulder armor and cape, to much shit for just pockets. No one to help me hold shit. Shit like fanny packs and leg bags don't go with my cosplay. What do I do?
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>>9650584
Maybe one of these? Not sure how much stuff you need to carry and how big it is, but these fit with medieval type cosplays, are cheap and can fit a lot.

Just keep your money etc in a pocket.
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>>9650060
>>9650074
My problem with "pirate boots" is that generally the folded part at the top is wayyy too large for my liking.

>>9649815 pic related has the fold size i'm looking for.
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Hey, I know I'm late to the party, but I'm wondering about A2's mannequin like joint lines on shouldsrs, stomach and legs.

Is it best to incorporate those into the clothes, like a strangely cut top and color the tights - or would it be better to draw them on with makeup?
For the ones on the stomach area I don't really see another way.

Also, the left leg seems darker (more burnt?) towards the bottom, but only in the model, not the concept art - I also don't think I've seen other cosplayers pay attention to that detail...
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>>9650825
Forgot my pic
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>>9650825
>>9650830
A2 is a damaged android so technically most marks are part of her 'skin' showing the robot structure underneath. Bodypaint/makeup would be most accurate in this situation. I believe only the top is not part of her 'skin' the rest is damaged robot surface.

>>9650352
Wings you can make with spandex or other type of fabric spanned over a metal wire structure
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>>9650352
>>9650834
For the wings I might actually suggest EVA foam, just because it'll give them a bit of bend, which may be useful given the size of them (for going through doorways, going past people, etc)
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I'm thinking of trying cosplaying for the first time as this chubby fuck. Honestly I was just thinking of hitting the local goodwill, but I have no idea how I would do the hat without it looking like a cheap prop like in the picture? I kind of want it to look like real clothing that a person would wear.
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Not sure if this is the right place to ask but how would I go about finding someone to comission a cosplay from?

I really want to cosplay an alternate version of a character but the costume I have in mind is way beyond my skill level, so I was thinking of comissioning someone for it but I have no idea where to look or how to find someone who would be a good fit for my project.
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>>9650982
You should look into some cosplay groups around your area, most of them have members that make commissions or have tips/list of who you could ask.
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>>9650927
Maybe try finding a solid green hat in the right shape and just adding on the yellow part? I'm not familiar with the character, but from the looks of the photo I would try to go with heavyweight material with some texture to it, unlike the flat cheap cotton used in that costume. Lack of texture and distressing is usually what makes things look cheap and Halloweeny imo.

Searching for "green army hat" on amazon turned up a lot of hats that would work well.
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I know this is more Lolita related but my question is more construction based than coord based...

My girlfriend got me this parasol for Christmas, but it doesn’t match any of my outfits, so I want to bleach the fabric white. What’s the best way to do this without destroying the fabric?
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>>9651176
I think it'll be easier to dye it black than bleach it, bleach could ruin it.
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>>9651176
wowww thats straight up hideous. dye it black, bleaching it will just turn the black spots orange
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>>9651176
Thirding, don't bleach it, dye it.
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Black it is!

The handle/tips are this light, bare wood. Should I paint those black as well or leave them be?

I know this is a lot of work vs simply getting a new one, but I still want to use something she gave me.
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What are button magnets good for? I bought some at the craft store because I was planning on using magnets for a project and they're really cheap, but then I figured out they were cheap because they have really shitty attraction.

Ended up using neodymium disks and now I have a bunch of button magnets and no idea what to use them for.
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>>9648285
You're probably going to want to take the bunny suit route to make sure the sweet heart neckline can hold up on its own. Google search bunny suit tutorial and it'll talk about the layers such as the fashion fabric and its interfacing, middle boning lining, and inner lining fabric for comfort. That's how I would do it at least. I use thick zipties for cheap boning and it works pretty well
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>>9651176
Is... is that spray painted??
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>>9650991
I live in the sticks in a state that seems to have a very small cosplay community so this isn't an option unfortunately. (or maybe I'm just really bad at finding cosplay groups somehow?)
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>>9650137
Use KamuiCosplay's tutorial.
>https://youtu.be/dob9Ec3lr04
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Hey /cgl/! It's my first time posting here and I've been very interested in cosplaying for a while now thanks to my gf. I've been thinking of cosplaying Porco Rosso but been having a hard time looking for good clothes for the pilot costume (pic related).

I also believe that Marco doesn't wear an overall but trousers and some sort of jacket. Could you guys help me find a good shirt for this. I know the trousers are khaki like pilots from that time used to wear. And what boots should I use? They're not military boots.

I'll add more pics of Marco to help you guys. Thanks for help beforehand!
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This definitely isn't urgent or anything, I just want to learn a new skill. Lots of love live costume have these gold trim scallop parts, and I'm wondering how that sort of thing can be achieved. Maybe some sort of combination of sewing it on and singing designs so it doesnt fray, but how would you get it to look clean? Actually any guides to gold trims would be super helpful.
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>>9651663
*singeing, I guess. I rarely have to use that word lol
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>>9651609
goddamn i love her videos, atleast she's still a reasonable popular cosplayer that makes cool shit.

>>9651663
I suppose you can get lucky at a sewing/embroidery/lace/tape store, or you could lasercut the designs, that would make it accurate and singe it instantly too.
I suppose you can look into manual stamp-cut machines too, but you would have to make your own metal stamp
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I want to cosplay Deal from Va-11-hall-a
The clothes and lenses are easy, I'm just looking for some newbie tips on the wig and white/silver face. I'll probably need bodypaint for that and draw some black lines on it, but I've never used bodypaint before. Where do I start?
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Two questions:

The spandex I bought for this cosplay is a little too light. What type of dye would I use to dye it slightly darker green, and would the effect be solid and not patchy?

And: I have used ben nye creme colours on my face before to great success. Would I be able to use it on my arms and hands or is there any reason that would be inadvisable?
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Hey gulls, I'm looking for a cheap sailor moon cosplay that doesn't look like trash. Any recommendations? I'm not sure if I trust ProCosplay desu
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Gonna start working on Suneater soon. What are some options for his chest piece/pouches? Never done anything like that before.
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>>9649849

If you don't mind it being slightly see through, look into skintone stretch mesh, like what they use in dance and figure skating costumes. It evens and flattens out what skin you see, but because it's partially see through it doesn't have to be an exact match to your skin tone
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>>9651663
Soldering iron on heavy satin in a well ventilated area.
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>>9651810
You can't dye spandex unless you use an airbrush since typical fabric dyes are meant to cook to dye (cotton etc works). Please request swatches before you make a final purchase.

>>9651814
you see these pouches a lot for military belts but i don't think youre going to find them in that color, so you'll have to make it yourself out of canvas or similar
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>>9651714

I'd recommend Ben Nye creme colours. You apply with a sponge, set with translucent powder, and finish with makeup sealing spray. In my experience it stays on really well. I would do the black lines with liquid eyeliner.

It may also be valuable to get a light grey colour for some contouring because your face will look totally flat with pure white.

I'd probably look up cosplays of that robot from Undertale for some inspiration. Metatron?
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>>9651823
Definitely invest in some grey, even a tiny bit applied in obvious places makes you look way better
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>>9651822

I've been googling around and supposedly dye specifically for synthetic fabric exists, eg https://www.lincraft.com.au/idye-poly-dye-14g-green - but it doesn't work on spandex?

Too late to request a swatch, can't apply advice in the past.
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>>9651814
MHA Related, i'm starting to get pieces together for a Fatgum cosplay and don't know how i should move forward with the shoes and knee guards. Was going to go by some sports supplies stores to look for the knee guards but dont know what i should use for the little nubs
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>>9651814
Could try something like this
http://www.thefoamcave.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-utility-belt
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>>9651827
I haven't heard of anyone succesfully using any type of fabric dye for spandex, but maybe you can find it
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>>9651827
Looked up the instructions for iDye Poly, this will not work with spandex. For full-poly fabrics you'll need to mix the fabric in the water over a high-heat, and the heat will ruin the spandex. At best it'll 'set' and lose most all of its elasticity.
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>>9651827
The question of dying spandex/lycra is a common question here and it is generally agreed that there is no feasible way of doing it at home. Polyester fibers essentially have their color baked into their composition (encased in the plastic polymers) and thus are incredibly difficult to recolor. It's not like natural fibers such as cotton or wool where the dye is soaked into the fibers and can easily be dissolved or modified.

You will be much better off buying another batch of spandex, preferably after ordering swatches to match the colors correctly.
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>>9651714
Cream (Mehron’s clown white, Ben Nye’s Crème Color) is tradition theater "grease paint", where it comes in a cream or mouse consistency and is tacky to the touch unless you set it with powder. Its good for situations where you might come in contact with water or when you anticipate sweating a lot. It is highly likely to transfer onto clothes, skin or wigs.

Cake (Snazaroo, Wolfe FX, TAG, Diamond FX, Kryolan Aquacolor) is activated with water or some other liquid. It is probably the most easy to use but will run or smear if it comes in contact with water. Setting spray and powder can somewhat prevent this. It is very good for achieving small details.

Liquid (ProAiir, Kryolan Aquacolor Liquid) is, well, liquid. It can cover large areas more easily, and can be formulated with alcohol instead of water for longer lasting paint.

All of these can be applied with brushes or sponges. Practice before the day of your event. This look will look best with contouring, so make sure you get both black and white and perhaps a grey to make your face look three dimensional. Snazaroo is by far the cheapest paint listed. You can find it at Walmart, Michael’s and on Amazon. Next is probably Wolfe, which you can also find on Amazon. Most of the others you can find in theater supply stores, or on sillyfarm or jestpaints.
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>>9651908
>>9651917
>>9652002

Thanks for the advice.

I'm thinking I might just go lighter on the body paint than I was planning to and create the greater contrast between clothes/skin
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More a con question but let's ask it : would people recognize characters from lesser known 2000's anime ? Like Saikano.
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I need help on choosing a fabric for the costume(pic related) and advices on how to actually sew it
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What type of jacket is this called? Is it a windbreaker or is it called something else? Windbreakers give me something a little too slim fitting and this jacket has some "poof" to it
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>>9652465
cotton or linnen for the white/light parts, suede or fake leather for the brown/orangy belts, same type for the dark green, but i think some kind of stretchy thicker fabric will also be nice. Would choose something stretchy for the white parts on the leggings. I do think that if you have trouble choosing the fabric type then maybe this much sew cosplay is too big for you
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Is there a (significant) difference in formula between Elmer's Glue-All and their "school glue"?
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>>9652520
It is my first time sewing something such as this(I usually sew big stuffed toys)

Do you have any tips on sewing them?
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>>9652500
Varsity jacket
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Where can one find EVA foam in a small town? Do I got to order it?
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>>9652636
What country? Go to a craft store or retail store and check the general crafts/office supplies section. Or you can use those puzzle piece floor mats/yoga mats.
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How would I go about making these puppies? The piping around the wrist I figure I can use thick rope and wrap fabric around it and tack it on the opening of the glove. For the two bumps, what would I do here? Sew some small ellipsoids with some stuffing and tack them in from inside?
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>>9653425
Also, I need to figure out how to make the brown part of the boots. I plan to make the gold buckles out of eva foam (coat it in plastidip then paint it metallic gold), for the brown part I'm thinking suede leather. The material isn't necessarily important, but mainly what I'm wondering is if there is a way to make the opening of the boot have a rolled in appearance like that? I'm thinking if I use some thicker leather or vinyl with some thick backing, pin roll it once, then it should just naturally stay rolled looking. But to tack in place, could I get away with just using contact cement or e6000? Or will I need to use stitching to tack it in place?
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>>9653436
Fuck, forgot to post the image
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>>9646220
you could use a base layer underneath, even something like posterboard if you're going super-budget. clue each square on separately with just a tiny bit of downward overlap (meaning start from the bottom).

for the pole, 100% go to home depot and buy pvc pipe. they cut to the length you need, you pay per foot. they have multiple diameters.
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I am looking to start my 3rd ever cosplay. My first two had minimal sewing and no dying. Overall, I was very happy with the results so I'm looking to go a bit more complex (nothing crazy yet) I don't really have any interest in sculpting so I'm choosing my cosplays with that in mind.

I was at NYCC yesterday and was inspired by some very good JoJos. I am hoping to do Gyro Zeppeli and would love to know if you anticipate any struggles I'll have or have any tips for me.

My current plan is to find a purple turtleneck, cut the V into the neck, sew a trim over the top of the neck and into the V so there are no cut edges showing, and cut the sleeves short, either hemming or trimming the ends.

I intend to cut the removed sleeves into the vertical and horizontal straps on the front. I was thinking of only attaching them at the very ends and at the points where they overlap.

Does it sound like I'm on the right track?
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>>9653575
I forgot to include a reference picture.

I am not worrying about the hat just yet, but it seems to be a matter of buying the right hat, measuring, marking, and cutting carefully. The green circles are meant to be shallow domes so I was thinking about painting and cutting ping pong balls. Maybe 1/3 of a ball for each so they aren't too tall.
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Trying to make pic related but I'm having trouble with patterning armor. I'm not very artsy so I've been trying to look for generic plate armor patterns that I can just edit to make them look more like Griffith's but I can't really find everything. Please tell me I'm not going to have to make all of my patterns from scratch.
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I'd like to make this into a foam helmet, I have the pepakura file and im wondering if it would be better to make it out of paper and then just use resin and bondo to shape it and then cast a resin one or something but i dont want to spend too much money on casting materials i dont already have. Any advice on making helmets?
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>>9647447
if you want to know what characters suit you for your face and you are interested in "matching" your character, I would only suggest going for younger characters and no one who has very angular feminine features or rugged, square features, since your face and jaw have softer lines.

one example is Edward Elric.
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> have the urge to make new cosplay
> no cons I can go to any time soon
>have no particular cosplay I want to make

how do I end this torture?
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>>9653584
>being serious about your hobbies
>worried about spending too much
Eva foam would be the cheapest. Look up pepakura files to eva foam templates or something along those lines. You can make your pepakura files into templates for eva foam and construct it that way. Be aware though its gonna require quite a bit of experimentation to scale everything properly to accomodate for foam thickness and the size of your head.
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>>9653641
Appreciate it
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>>9653425
The rope might work but as someone who has made a lot of sailor moon gloves, stuffing it packed with polyester batting works just as well. Also use spandex. Also fuck yeah Billy Hatcher.

For the boots you'll have to fuck around a bit with your materials a bit and see what looks good. I don't really see it as rolled though, just stuffed or something.
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>>9653649
Good tip on the batting material, I think I have some extra laying around. I figured to use some 4 way stretch fabric. Same material I'll be using for the pants. Any ideas for the 2 bumps?
I think for the boots I'm just gonna hem it since I need to clean up the edge anyway. Though it still begs the question; can I get away with just using contact cement/e6000/shoe goo to achieve a seamless hem?
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how would you go about sending a large costume prop that's a little too oddly-shaped to fit the size requirements of a checked bag?
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>>9652542
Pick the right needle sizes and tensions for the right fabrics. Follow your machine's manual. Make mock-ups; it's fine to make 2-3 muslins before you make the final product. Break the costume into individual garment parts. Utilize snaps, Velcro, elastic as ways to discreetly hold parts together that otherwise don't make sense in real-world physics. Do not be afraid to google or look for videos when you're stuck.
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>>9652460
Yes.

It's just not going to have the same reception as cosplaying an anime/series of NOW, but you may be surprised by how many people might recognize an older cosplay especially if you attend a larger con.

I'd recognize Saikano as long as you have the cybernetic parts coming out of your arm.
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>>9651663
Look for someone like LaserGuidedCommissions on Facebook. Laser-cutting the fabric and trim may be the optimal way to go.
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>>9651321
Use them on the fridge
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>>9653840
Plan it better next time and do an oversize check
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>>9653683
Test it on your fabric first to see if it will leak through or warp it in any way. If it works then go for it.
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>>9653637
Make specific accessories or props just for fun. They could give you a starting point for a costume if you decide to go to a con, and if not then you got some cosplay making experience and a cool replica sitting around.
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>>9652536
Why the fuck are you using Elmer's glue to glue together a cosplay? Use E6000 or some shit
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>>9654315
People use Elmer's school glue to seal Eva foam sometimes
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any know how to make a mask out of a deer skull? every search online is some bullshit etsy mask made of paper mache.
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>>9654357
sorry to pop your bubble but paper mache is the way to go
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>>9654357
>using an actual deer skull
sounds like it'd be heavy and pretty unsanitary
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>>9654357
Make a mask out of a deer skull? Pretty straightforward.
1. Acquire deer skull
2. Cut out bottom of cranium with a dremel/small rotary saw
3. Pad inside with foam

Make a deer skull mask? Pick one.
A. Paper mache
B. Plaster over a base mask/helmet with foam supports for general shape
C. Bondo over papercraft
D. Sculpt outward shell out of clay, make a resin cast, cast resin and pad with foam
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>>9654357
an actual deer skull won't be that big anon, unless you're like 3 feet tall it won't cover your whole face
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Quiick question; what type of knot is this? Would it just be easier to sew the peices together and make a faux knot?
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Does anyone have good recommendations for a Sailor Mercury wig? Arda has some short wigs with great shape but not the right color, or okay shape and color but on backorder. Epic cosplay has an alright option but it'd require a lot of cutting to give it the right shape and I'm not great with scissors. I'm new to cosplaying so if anyone has other good wig sites or has a recommendation for Mercury it'd be very appreciated. :)
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>>9654730
Just make a long oval shape for the two sides. Make the cape snap together and make a loop of fabric that velcros over that and holds the two loops down like a napkin ring if that makes sense. Most costume bows and knots look better if you don't treat them like a real knot.
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Hi everyone, I'm going to be making a shy bomb girl cosplay and I was wondering if any of you got tips on making the bomb mask, the fuse and key on the back

(I have already asked some people but I thought I might aswell ask here since I saw this post)
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>>9654315
Was gonna maybe use it as a budget sealer for EVA foam before plastidipping but I ended up buying a big bottle of Modge Podge because I needed foam brushes anyways
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>>9654730
I'd just make a faux knot like on decorative bows, and have the cape flaps velcro together under the middle loop.
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>>9654872
Mask: paper mache, plaster, or EVA foam heat molded over a dome

Fuse: EVA foam cyllinder with twine for the fuse

Key: EVA foam

C'mon, it's not rocket surgery.
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In need of advice on pic related:

How could i make/alter a pattern for the backless shirt/the sleeves, and how would i keep the shirt in place/the puffed sleeves well... puffed?
Thanks in advance!
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>>9654872
>>9655122
A couple of things to add to those suggestions is that you may want to cut holes in the mask and put a sheet of mesh or otherwise see through white fabric for the mouth and eyes so you can not be blind.

And for the fuse you could also buy some actual rope and find a way to stablize it into the shape you want with wire or glue or something.

>>9655351
Not sure how to help with the rest since is suck with patterning but I followed this tutorial http://feliciadark.tumblr.com/post/135106465335/puff-sleeve-101 for a dress I made last year and it worked wonderfully, the crinoline is stiff so you can even reshape the puff a little bit and it will stay in place. The fact that there's two puffs in her sleeves might be a little tricky but I imagine you can basically just use the pattern twice to get the desired effect.
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How would you improvise and make the boots for Kirito from Sword Art Online? I was thinking black rainboots, but what could I do? Thank you.
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>>9655376
Make a boot cover over whatever shoes and glue Eva foam to it
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What wig should I use for this shithead? I was thinking of using EpicCosplay's Aphrodite in Purple Fusion, sewing some wefts in for the longer strands, and spraying the fuck out of it.
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>>9655122

its my first time making my own cosplay, i dont know shit (like i kinda know bits from looking at beginner videos but i dont know what size EVA foam to use or if i should use worbla on top and i dont want my mask to look rough like its a elementary school art project)
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>>9655366

would using hot glue do for the rope? and thank you for your suggestions
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i also wanted to post my main second cosplay that I'm going to try and make which is a Mermaid Espeon. I'm going to try and make the silicone tail myself by using this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWWC-hz4JyU&t=1s (because i cant be asked to do the other one which is more expensive plus im scared to pay someone to make my tail)

The thing i mainly need advice on is how to make the shells on the tail and crown as well as the starfish on the chest. I would also like to get advice on the cuffs and the the necklace thing she wears around her neck.

(by the way, this is my first time making a cosplay)
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>>9654357
Dude, just use do the paper mache. Making one from an actual skull would be nigh impossible, it would crack and fracture from trying to hollow it out
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>>9655514

For the thickness of that key you should be able to use thin EVA foam. It's called craft foam usually and it's very cheap and easy to work with. I make my patterns out of cardboard and then trace them onto the foam. One thing I would recommend is a scalpel or a craft knife to cut out your pieces rather than scissors for a smooth edge.

If you don't use Worbla you should add something to stabilise the EVA foam like carboard sandwiched between two pieces of craft foam. Or you can get thicker EVA foam but the edges would need to be sanded to keep them smooth. Worbla's quite tricky to work with for beginners and it's expensive but there are lots of tutorials online. Plus you'll need a heat gun to shape it properly.

If expense isn't an issue then Worbla would probably be easiest for the mask. Place a piece over something curved that's the same size as your face and heat it until it's shaped, then cut off the excess.

For the rope, I'd get a piece of rope or thick cord and use a doll needle to poke a hole through the centre, then thread garden wire through the hole to make it keep its shape. I'd make the base that sits on the top of the head out of cardboard and foam with a hole through the centre to glue the rope into.
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>>9655525

That's a crazy complicated cosplay for your first one, anon. Good luck! Liquid resin and moulds would probably look best and starfishes/clamshells wouldn't be hard to come by. You can paint them once they're dry and it'd be easier than trying to shape them yourself.

Cuffs are fairly easy. Mark the pattern out onto stretch fabric and sew together with a zigzag stitch either by machine or hand. You'll also need a trim that stretches otherwise the stitches will pop when you put them on your wrists.

The necklace will be difficult since the latticework will make it very fragile and it still needs to be flexible enough to shape round your neck. I don't have any skill in jewellery making so I'd probably use sealed and painted craft foam for the band and craft foam wedged between Worbla for the pendant, and try to make it look metallic with detailing when I painted it.
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Where could I find a wig to match this style? I've used the shops listed in the sticky and the only wig I found was out of my price range.
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>>9655950
You aren't going to get away with a budget wig for that style, close hairlines can only be achieved with lace fronts.

Check Arda or Epic Cosplay if you live in the US. Check Aliexpress as a last resort.
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>Look into crafting something
>Use EVA foam/crafting foam
>Have never heard of it, look it up
>See it's either tile pieces or yoga mats?
>Really? Okay...
>See actual crafting EVA foam
>Oh that would work much better
>November 2nd delivery date

Okay, What the fuck can I use and where can I get it in a small canadian resort town!? I have no clue what this is
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So I bought this 3d printed resin bow as 2 separate limbs and Id like to find a way to connect and disconnect them for easy travel. Ive considered drilling in a screw and just twist them together but the handle part is really thin and im worried about the weight of the limbs breaking the resin handle. Would you guys have any good recommendations on a way to attach the limbs at the center without it being permenant?
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Looking to make a costume of pic related, but I've never done a full body costume like that before. Looked at some fursuit guides and it seems difficult/expensive. Any tips for a complete newbie?
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>>9655519
I'm not really sure if it would work but if you already have hot glue it might be worth a try since you can get way more rope than you need for pretty cheap and you'll have extra to use if it doesnt work out
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I want to spray some of this on a vinyl/plastic costume

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000PKZ26W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Does it need some kind of primer before spraying on? Or should I just clean thoroughly?
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>>9656389
Just use the tile pieces, they're cheap as fuck and you're going to be cutting it anyways so who cares what shape they start as. It's all the same material.

Also you will need:
-razor knives
-a heat gun
-dremel (optional)
-either a glue gun or barge contact cement (not rubber cement)
-silicone sealant (optional)
-water-based adhesive sealant
-plastidip (optional but highly recommended)
-and spraypaints
to work with EVA foam. A large project from patterning to painting will take several weeks at least.
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>>9656425
magnets
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>>9656503
First tip: it is indeed going to be difficult/expensive to make a mascot costume.
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Is it generally better to use wig tape or a liquid adhesive for lace front wigs?
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How do I gitgud at wigs?

Seriously, every time I've bought one it's ended up as a frizzy mess and I end up giving up on wearing it(and by extension doing the cosplay). I don't have as much trouble styling my own hair, but for some reason wigs just mess me up. I really want to do cosplays with them, but I feel like I'm cursed to tangle every wig I come in contact with. Does anyone have any really simple tips/tutorials for this?
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>>9656956
First off, what manufacturer are you buying from? What style/length? What specific model? How are you trying to style it?

I think a lot of tricks with wigs--especially long, flowy ones--mostly go unspoken and everyone has to figure them out on their own. I'm assuming you're dealing with a long wig (shoulder length or longer), since those are the ones that have trouble with frizzing. The sad truth is that the nature of the fibers is going to make them tangle and frizz unless they're held together, and that means flowy-ness is really hard to maintain.

Number one most important piece of advice: get a good anti-static comb.

Next, something I learned after heavily dealing with a long wig is that giving them a bath with fabric softener helps a LOT. To the point where the next time I get a long wig I'll probably bathe it immediately before any styling. Fill your sink or a small tub with warm water and dump in a cup of fabric softener, swirl your wig around inside, and then rinse it off once it's thoroughly soaked. Squeeze out water and hang it to air dry. This will make it tangle less in addition to making the fibers much softer. I've also heard rubbing dryer sheets on a wig can help with tangling if the issue is static electricity. If it's not, they won't do much besides make your wig smell nice.

Heat treatment is your friend if you're using a wig you know is heat resistant. Frizzes can be removed by spraying the fibers with water and slowly going around the wig with a straightening iron. Polyester fibers are plastic, so the heat will cause them to soften, straighten, and then harden back straight. Same deal with curling irons, the wig will hold heat-treated styles pretty much permanently unless you straighten it again. Styling with a blow-dryer on a high heat setting with produce similar results with fibers maintaining their shape even being put through storage.

Don't be afraid to use lots of hairspray or styling gel since it rinses easy out of wig fibers.
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I would like to cosplay as Ozen from Made in Abyss. I can everything else but the main issue being her hair. Not sure about how to go about that. I can do wig styling but I have no clue about wig stitching.
Any suggestions about how I can tackle her hairstyle?
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>>9656978
I've bought from Arda several times, and the few I attempted were fairly simple(just straight wigs with styled/shaped bangs) but they just dissolved into a pile of frizz for me.

Thank you for the tips though!! I'll definitely keep those in mind, I had no idea about the fabric softener thing. This is very helpful!
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>>9657445
No problem, I had the same issue where I was trying to style a long wig (~18") for the first time and the only helpful answer I got was basically just "braid it and undo for pictures". I wasn't satisfied with that since it's a pain and I wanted to wear that cosplay around casually. Unfortunately, tangling and frizzing will happen no matter what you do, but there's a lot of "secrets" to delaying it so you can wear your wig loose as long as possible without taking it off to detangle.

>>9657197
Thinking about this one, I'm no expert on wigs but there's a few things I can break down. You'll probably have to learn to sew or at least glue wefts since even the base has different colors. Start with a short, black wig, transplant a semi-circle cutout of white in the front for the "highlight". Similar process for the back, transplant shorter white wefts along yhe neckline. The two white feathery bits will probably be best achieved through glueing wefts or fur to shaped EVA foam, hair gluing them down, and attaching them to the wig with magnets. Gonna be a clusterfuck to get it working together well.
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>>9656642

Alright, But what about the thinner more flexible stuff?
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Where can I buy a good quality Madoka Magica uniform?
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>>9657835
Same thing, you just have to keep in mind that thinner EVA foam will shrink more when being heatformed.

>>9657857
Aliexpress?
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>>9657835
>>9657991
Oh, you meant thinner foam. You can buy sheets of it at craft stores, it's sometimes called craft foam or crazy foam. People also use worbla for thin pieces, but that can be expensive and has to be ordered online.
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Does anyone have a good tutorial for doing fairy wings?
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>>9657991
Any specific sellers you or anyone else can recommend? Don't want to order something and get Milanoo'd
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Wanna cosplay as this sexy beast.
Problem is, I've never done armor before.

Should I approach the local steampunk community for help...?
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>>9658196
http://cowbuttcrunchies.tumblr.com/post/96920207732/god-tier-wings-tutorial

http://www.firefly-path.net/?p=898
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>>9658844
Does your local steampunk community actually make their own costumes? You're gonna be doing a lot of leatherworking and a bit of EVA foamcraft for the helmet and mechanical bits. Probably need some things like an actual metal tank, rubber tubing, and EL wire or tape for his helmet.

Things you can start on now would be thrifting for the clothes (or at least bases, gonna need a black trenchcoat and some really nice vintage slacks), and maybe sculpt his whistle from standard polymer clay.
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>>9659419
thanks for the advice, brother
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does any one have a link to a good tutorial for removable boot covers?
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>>9659719
here's your tutorial: *unzips velcro*
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>>9653425
So does anyone have any suggestions how to make the bumps on the gloves? I'm pretty stumped. I thought about getting 3d printed pieces but getting that outsourced from 3DHub costs an arm and a leg
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Need help with coloring my beard,
Want to do a character who has a lightbrown hair.
my beard is black.
Needs to be temporairly. Thinking of facepaint.
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>>9660338
I've tried facepaint for coloring my eyebrows before. Doesn't work very well, but I attest that to how cheap the facepaint was.
Try Ben Nye Creme Color. Never tried it, but looks like it would do the trick pretty well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG5o6h0TO_c
You might have some luck dry brushing on temporary hair dye as well.
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I need help with finding an LED solution to Wallace's, well, LED looking thing.

I'm looking for a single diode setup with either no wires or minimal easily concealable wiring.
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>>9660372
Smallest setup is cr2032 battery with 3v diode (or any other tiny hearing device battery thats 3v)
You can also solder skincolored wires from the diode to the battery and hide the battery in your neck or something.
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>>9660179
Glue foam pieces to the inside of the gloves???

It's not rocket surgery fampire.
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>>9660544
Fug. That probably would have been easier than what I spent last night doing (I made 4 ellipsoid "plushies" then hand sewed it in to holes I cut out of the glove).
I'll have to try tonight to see if the foam pieces will work better.
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What's that black thing Roadhog's wearing with the strap buckle?
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>>9660910
I want to say it's a bulletproof vest, but it looks kinda like a life preserver.
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>>9660917
This is the kind of vest that'd be good for it. I just need one that's wider for the tire shoulder pad.
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>>9660929
Or should I just buy a life preserver and paint it black? I don't know how the others did theirs.
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>>9660947
You'll want to be careful with the paint you use if you go that route. Since life preservers are inflatable it could lead to paint straight up cracking since the vest is kind of malleable.

I'd say try to find a black one but you could probably use latex paint or something if you do need to paint?
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Hi guys! I want to cosplay ladybug and I've noticed that the best way to do her mask is to use facepaint/body paint. Unfortunately my eyebrows are too thick.
I saw in an unrelated tutorial once that you can cover them with some fx materials? But I don't know how or where to start looking for this, and none of the tutorials I saw on YouTube for doing the ladybug mask covered this either. I can't simply use gluestick on them because they're just that thick.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you!
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>>9660968
Okay. Gotta find out how to make the tire. Some of these life vests are expensive.
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>>9659637
No prob, I was thinking about doing Bondrewd and I have a buddy who's working on the cosplay right now. It's a great design, so I hope you can manage to get it built. Armor isn't too hard, it'll just require a good amount of practice through trial and error. Luckily EVA foam is cheap as fuck and you can get leather coats for pennies at Goodwill/thrift shops so you'll have a lot of room to experiment on a budget.

>>9660650
Sewing plush doodads on top would look a bit more accurate, but putting foam underneath would be 100x easier and look totally passable since nobody's going to cross-reference your Billy Hatcher cosplay against official art in the middle of a con. It's one of those characters that fans will be ecstatic to see regardless of tiny details.

>>9660910
It looks like a VERY specific design of fishing vest since those look like pouches, but you're probably best off doing a black life preserver if you can't sew since I doubt you'll be able to find a spot-on match at a reasonable price. For the tire and most of his armor it's just EVA foam. You can score into thicker pieces of foam to get the tread texture.
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Anyone know where i can get an Akira Kurusu from Persona 5 wig or something similar before the 27th? i'm in the UK and bad at shopping.

Already bought one from Ebay but I doubt it will arrive in time.
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>>9661838
1. In the futire don't buy wigs from eBay or other third party wig sellers unless you know what you're getting into, the quality will be questionable

2. Message the seller and ask if you can pay more for expedited shipping unless it already shipped

I don't know what wig stores are EU-based because I'm US and have only ordered from Arda, Epic cosplay, and China through Aliexpress.
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>>9661853
Thanks a bunch, i'm semi-new to cosplay also looking through the thread it seems the sticky has a bunch of stores too, thanks again.
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>>9661637
Okay. Anybody know what to do about the tattoo? There's a temporary tattoo but it's $37.
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>>9661637
Found some patches on Etsy. Should I get them sewn on or just glue them on?
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I trying to power a strip of LEDs that will run inside a 1 inch PVC pipe.
The LED strip uses 5V 1A USB port to power it.
I was originally running just an external battery from a external battery (for phones) but it doesn't fit inside the pipe, so Im shopping for a better solution. Would just a simple AA battery with an adapter be best? Or some other solution?

It for a foam weapon prop
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>>9661984

Buy tattoo transfer paper and print out the tattoo to make your own.
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>>9662037
What about coloring?
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I'm looking to draw a straight, solid stripe up the sides of a zentai/morph suit, but am unsure what material and dyes mix together. I'd imagine cotton-lycra dyes well, but does it in practice? Any tips for actually applying it (wear the suit during, etc)?
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>>9662037
I meant to say what kind is the best? Do they print in color is what I meant to say.




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