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Old thread hit bump limit. >>9730099

Ask your cosplay related questions here. Try Google first.
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If I were to make acrylic wash out of black paint and water, what ratio should I use? 50/50? Or more water than paint?
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Wanna put together a JC Denton costune for Halloween. Most of it seems pretty straight forward, but I can think of a few problems:
1. His eyes are supposed to be solid blue and glowing behind his glasses. Obviously there's no way to perfectly replicate that irl. Should I just skip that and hope no one looks too closely? Or drop $200 on blue scleras that would still leave my pupil visible? I could use lights as well. I remember once when I was little, one of my friends had a costume where she was a ghoul and she had these little lights she wore like a pair glasses behind her mask that gave her the appearance of glowing eyes. I have no idea what this apparatus is called though
2. The bioelectric circuits on his hands; using makeup seems like a bad idea since it would be so easy for it to rub off on my hands, and something glued to my hand would pucker
3. I'm female, but JC wears body armor. Can I get away without binding if I pad out the lower portions of the armor? I'm 32D and I have fucked up ribs and spine and binding is extremely painful for me (even regular bras cause me a lot of pain)
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would you rather put on a costume part which is not the correct one or not wear it at all?
i'm doing a pubg cosplay and i have no similar pans to the game's one and since it could drain a rather large part of the costume's budget i don't know what to do.
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any ideas on how i would go about making this cosplay? one idea i had was attaching wire to a wig cap and shaping it into the wings.
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>>9768759
I measure it out by putting the water in my mouth and spitting it into the paint until I get the right amount. Sounds dumb, but works.
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>>9769513
you should undress up to your panties and the panties should be rather tiny
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>>9769357
If you’re doing a PUBG cosplay, you need a pan. Unless you’re entering a comp with it, no ones going to care if it’s not a 100% replica of the game. Anyone who does is probably a screeching artist anyway
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Can someone recommend me a pattern similar to McCalls 4546 or Simplicity 5386 that is not $40 or impossible to find? Need to make a long, Matrix-style men's coat. I remember buying Simplicity 5386 for only a few dollars back in like 2013 but I guess they don't make it anymore
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Is there a particular algorithm to joanns pattern sales or is there no way to predict them?
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>>9770130
You can usually expect a sale on each brand at least every two months. Some more frequently.
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>>9769775
Its just a modified priest cassock
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Can someone recommend a pattern please and thank you?
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What's a good fabric to use for bodysuit mockups/a good place to get it? If you want to use something that's gonna be kinda cheaper than what you'd use in the end, I guess. I've read a bunch of tutorials online and can't seem to get an answer for this. I always feel super lost when I have to make a 'muslin' out of something that isn't muslin
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>>9769513
Zentai suit
half mask for the eyes that attaches separately to the front of a full head headdress, wings that attach to the back of the headdress.
How you're going to mimic the seamless shape however is rather beyond me.
I'd probably have separate detachable pieces of heavy fabric (fleece maybe?) that looks like the 'fur' moths have to cover the ugly parts of the headdress and connect with the outline of the wings, which I imagine as more of a casa satin or crepe backed satin.
I haven't done much for my own cosplays, so don't think I actually know what I'm talking about.
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How would you guys go about adding some designs to a wig? Not looking to dye to wig, just to add in specific designs like Earth chan or Jasdevi. Temporary hair spray, hair chalk, spray or acrylic paint, markers, badly cut out pieces of paper, those plastic sheets people use for Houseki No Kuni cosplay, and strategically placed wefts are all options I could think of.

The hair spray and paint seem temporary and easy, but make the wig look like a ratty crunchy mess. Marker and the hair chalk seem a bit time consuming and I've only seen marker used, plus I don't know if it'll be temporary in case you want to reuse the wig.
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>>9768759

more water than paint. Think of the paint as a dye in the water. 75/25 water to paint.

You can always go back with a heavier hand later but it's harder to undo heavy paint.
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>>9771402
Just go to the bargain bin section of your fabric store and get something that feels the same as your actual fabric. Make sure it has roughly the same weight and the same kind of stretch and it should work.
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>>9771679
Joanns generally doesn't have good spandex, or at least if it does, it probably won't end up in the bargain bin.
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>>9768759
Well how dark are you trying to go?
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It's my first time sewing wefts into wigs. What type of thread should I use? I'll be sewing in two long parts!
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>>9769775
>Simplicity 5386
http://www.simplicity.com/simplicity-pattern-ea538601-premium-print-on-demand-mens-and-teens-duster/EA538601.html#q=duster&start=3
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This is a dumb question, but exactly "how dark" is Pishposh Wigs' dark brown? I had originally ordered a wig from them in black brown, but they emailed me to let me know that they are not getting that color anymore, and offered me the same wig in dark brown or a full refund. I've looked at their website photos, but I'm hoping someone could post a "non-studio" lighting photo (especially since the last time I ordered a wig, the actual color was completely different)
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>>9772904
Oh wow anon, I wasn't able to find this. Thank you so much
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>>9772856
You could honestly just do these with clip-ins that you've braided
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>>9772931
In the very worst case, you can go a little lighter than you think you need and dye the wig with synthetic fabric dye. I did this three Halloweens ago with an Arda Stevie since it didn't come in the color I wanted; I took it from rose pink to a deep crimson. Just make sure you thoroughly wash the wig before wearing it to wash out the excess dye
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it may sound unusual, but i have complete alopecia and i'd like to make use of it in my next cosplay.
any suggestion? am male, teen
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>>9773274
I can't think of any characters without eyebrows at the moment, but there are at minimum three bald male characters in dragon ball: Roshi, Krillin, Tenshinhan
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>>9773274
neo as he's waking up
also there are eyebrow wigs available
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>>9773274
Might be a bit obvious, but Voldemort.
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Anyone know how I would go about making the skirt? I'm mainly asking about the shape, the rest is doable for me.
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>>9768736
Vaguely related

How do you guys display your old badges?
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>>9773662
Make an underlying structure like a hoopskirt. If you drape, make sure to draft on the structure. It won't move like a skirt but it will have the shape.
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whenever i do coloured eyebrows, the glue ends up... er?? flaky? or too thick? i dont know what im doing wrong. i put foundation/concealer overtop then powder but it still looks like garb.
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>>9770189
actually! i figured it out pretty much. although their collars confuse me.
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>>9769337
paint neon blue pupils on inside of cheap sunglasses so they show through, only use for photos?
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Thinking of cosplaying this for a con.

Tanaka from the Persona series.

Just wondering what kind of hairstyle and style of menswear is that. It’s too relaxed to be a tuxedo. The hair obviously needs to be a wig since my hair isn’t long enough to style this way.

Also bringing a small table (if that shit is even allowed at cons) or like one of those bed trays and put stupid shit on it for me to “sell”.
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>>9774736
Not to deter you, but his design is very nondescript and you will just look like a guy in a suit. Pic related.

Tanaka is wearing a suit jacket. As for hair, it's a side part. If you are going for a wig, look for a short front lace wig ($$$) since the hairline is exposed.

Flyers advertising some in-game goods *might* make you more recognizable and are easier props to carry around than a table.
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>>9774736
>>9774782
Another thing you could do to be more recognizable is carry a speaker or something that's playing his theme music
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Looking to make a spider-like mask for a con.
Having a lot of trouble with the eyes, since I need them to be bulbous so my glasses fit under it.
A quick google search says worbla transpart is the way to go. Is this something I'll be able to tint black and still see through?
Completely new to this sort of thing, please help!
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>>9775317
Why not just use those plastic ornament orbs from Hobby lobby? They come in a lot of sizes and are already in two pieces which you can put in to the mask. That way you dont have to try and make perfect half spheres. To color them you can sand them a bit to give a texture then go over it with some translucent paint so it has a tint that you can still see through.

https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Painting-Surfaces/Plastic/Clear-Ball-Ornament---2-1/2%22/p/20932

A paint i recommend is the brand Vitrail. Its a stained glass type paint so it gives a nice color while allowing light through it. Looking through tinted lenses is always going to limit your eyesight a bit but this is the best way i can think of.
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I'm working on a sword prop that has a relatively flat blade (>1/4in, <1/2in). I know the hilt and crossguard will most likely be made of a wooden dowel and foam. However, I'm hung up on what to use for the blade. The lower half above the crossguard is heavily ornamented and the actual blade component will "slot in", so stability isn't an issue. Main thing is deciding what material to use. Insulation foam is probably impractical since it's so thin. I'm thinking of using balsa or another soft craft wood, since it should be decently strong once sealed/plastidipped and I don't plan on actually using it for mock swordplay. Any thoughts/advice?
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>>9769606
Anon, don't put paint in your mouth.
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>>9769606
Y'know, they invented a tool for that a few hundred years ago called a pipette.
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>>9775384
That's
Actually a pretty good idea. Thanks!
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>>9773274
Saitama, Hanzo (HxH), Caillou, Elmer Fudd, Sans, Toad. I can't think of more

On other stuff, how can I make a portable giant hammer prop? I'm currently planning pic related.
I was thinking I could separate the head and reassemble it using the white thing in the middle but I don't think it would work. Also, I can't think of other ways to do it.
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>>9771620
You could splice a blue and a green wig, though it wouldn't look exactly like it does in that art. I'd go for that or wefts, it'll look better than painting the wig.
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I’m trying to make a fake goatee for pic related. I was thinking of taking some hair off of another wig and using double sided tape but I was wondering if there was a better/easier way
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This may be better suited for the stupid questions thread but what's the best way to go about making Taokaka's mask? I'm thinking some kind of papier mache with some kind of red film over the eye holes but I've never actually done papier mache.
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Need help brainstorming cosplays to make with a sister that we can do together. Any ideas? Doesn't need to be sibling related.
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>>9775816
Buy a fake goatee online

>>9775818
Paper mache is really easy, elementary students do it in class. just try it, flour, water, newspaper.
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How do you wipe your ass while wearing a corset? It's very difficult without being able to curl forward.
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>>9775818
paper mache isn't hard to do but it will be heavier than other techniques except clay
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>>9774531
I think a regular collar pattern should work, but make the collar stand wider than usual, so it sits higher up the neck. you might need to widen the collar itself too
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>>9776208
What other techniques? Please enlighten me, kind anon.
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I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. I sew two pieces of fabric shaped like the ear on the right, but when I turn it right side out it becomes the one on the left and looks absolutely disgusting. How do I pattern the ear out so it looks right? Am I sewing it wrong?
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>>9776390
Don't curve up so much. Clip your curves. After you stuff them, then you can use embroidery thread to make them pop a little. Look at some plushies for inspiration.
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>>9776268
you could probably make it out of heated and shaped EVA foam, you could make it out of paper mache, you could make it out of clay, you could make a paper mache/clay version and cast a resin or plastic version out of it.

out of them, the EVA mask would be the lightest probably, but the least resistant.
the clay would be the heaviest
paper mache would be heavier than eva, but manageable
casting would be only slightly heavier than foam, and would be way more durable, but it's also much more difficult to create a positive, make a mold, and cast one piece than it is to shape whatever you want.

really, it's up to you, paper mache is fine, eva foam seems like it'd be fine, and if you're experienced with things like casting or 3d printing, plastic would be a fine option.
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How to go about doing the helmet? I know how to make it red, but i have no idea what to do for the shape.
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>>9775490
I have done exactly what you're describing in the past and balsa wood would work just fine.
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>>9774274
I was thinking something like a hoop skirt but I wasn't sure, thank you!
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Kind of feel like a poser with a question about bought cosplay...

>ordered Dec 20th, Jan 27 delivery estimate
> contact Miccostumes Jan 30
>So so sorry, we will get that package to you March 1
> wake up to this email with April estimate

Is this typical? Shady? Should I just cancel??
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>>9777197
It's something I have run into before with these Chinese stores. Even ordering 3 to 4 months ahead of time you will barely get it before you need it. You can try to fight them on it or submit a dispute in PayPal to start off. I don't know what the timeline for a dispute or charge back in PayPal is but they may push it back far enough you wouldn't be able to cancel or get a refund later.
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>>9777197
With lunar new year coming up, I'd cancel.
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>>9776390
Use a thicker fabric like fleece or add iron-on interfacing to help it keep its shape.
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>>9776901
Acrylic globe + dremel. Google deadmau5 head tutorial to get an idea. You can dye it with a light layer of red that will keep the transparency
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>>9777403
Do not use a Dremel/rotary tool on acylic. That's a good way for it to shatter and crack. Use a band saw. I made a deadmau5 head one year and learned this the hard way
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>>9777556
Pretty sturdy, even more so when it's been primed and painted to a smooth finish. At room temperature worbla is a lot like other hard plastics.
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Does anyone know where I can find a dress like this?
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>>9777828
you can probaly find one in the lolita BST. it seems a very lolita shape
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>>9777828
Looks like twee fashion !
Like something you could find on depop or modcloth
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>>9777840
What's BST? Here's another dress like it.
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>>9777912
BST stands for buy sell trade
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>>9777828
it's more vintage than lolita. I would search through vintage shops or get a vintage pattern and make it yourself if you can sew
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So I'm planning on cosplaying Sombra's Tulum skin but I am not sure what to do for the stripes on the shorts. Any ideas?
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>>9778444
you could paint or sew on bias tape maybe?
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Does anyone here have experience with Anangel or Angelaicos wigs? How are they? I'm looking for something affordable that isn't crap.
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what should i do for his belt? is there anywhere I could find a metal utility belt?
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>>9778901
Just use craft foam (5mm should be a good thickness) and paint it to look metallic. Some velcro across the back could allow you to take it on and off.
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There's no Fanime or general stupid questions thread so I hope this is ok here.

I haven't been to Fanime in a minute, if I'm just there to cosplay is there any reason to buy a badge?
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Was this worth 60$? Last time I asked it was as the thread died and someone thought it was bait so I am somewhat nervous.

Additionally, which sites should I commission props off of?
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>>9779149
It looks well-crafted to me, but I've never commissioned a prop so I have no idea how pricing goes for that.
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>>9779149
I too was wondering where I can go to commission a prop. There's a light up sword (NOT a lightsaber) I need that I believe is beyond my skill level
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>>9779149
It's got a fair amount of detail so I would say yes. When you add up the cost of materials and time spent (I would think 3-5 hours) $60 seems like a fair price.
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>>9779421
Thank you. Do you know if I could cut the trigger off and replace it with an articulated one?
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>>9779442
I am the previous poster; it is a solid block of wood, so I'm nervous about breaking the whole thing. I was also thinking about repainting the blue part, irl it looks sort of spotty.
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anyone know what the best way is to make the skirt part without turning it too droopy? I was thinking of a boning construction with some interfacing, but I'm not sure if that would be too heavy or how to even attach it to the waist. anyone ideas?
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How can i keep this cape from falling the entire time? It barely even looks like its attached to anything and i highly doubt the crown that i will make will be strong enough to hold that & still fit on my head?


Im assuming the "cape" would be heavy enough to pull the wig off my head.
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>>9779478
the only think I could think of is attaching a chin strap or something, but the fabric would really need to match your skin and you might want to adjust your makeup to it
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>>9775818
Paper mache is 10x cheaper than any method I could think of for masks and it can hold up for a long time. Its what I used for Totokaka years ago.. its better if you sand it down a bit to make it smooth though.. but since itll be black itll be much harder to notice how unsmooth it is.

You can use the cheap method: flour, water, newspaper / printer paper (stronger) & something to make the shape (a balloon?)

If you don't layer it right it could break easy but if you put enough layers the mask can hold up consecutive wears & drops. Also i think you should go for a red fabric rather than a film so its easier for you to breathe but thats just me.
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>>9779473

construct it like a pancake tutu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL3aSBDJdwI
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>>9779500
thanks, I'll take a look into it
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What material would be best suited for making a prop sword blade with a fairly low thickness (<1/2 in)?

I'm looking at something like balsa or luan board since I don't know if I can get thin enough sheets of insulation foam or if it would resist cracking as much as sealed wood.

Pic related is the sword, the blade will likely be around 3-3.5 feet long and slot into the ornate bit above the crossguard for stability, since it'll be too thin to run a pine dowel through.
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>>9779478
Fishing line attached between the top of the cloak and the chest/shoulders?
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>>9779478
Attach it to the crown, attach crown to wig, sew extra wig clips into the wig maybe?
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>>9779579
Nayrt but that still seems like too much weight on the wig. From experience, attaching anything heavy to your wig is a diaster no matter how much you try to secure it
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I'm going to be cosplaying Griffith soon, and I intend to attach the cape with magnets. I wanted to know what kind of fabric and cape lining would not look out of place in the middle ages but would also be light enough to be supported by magnets?
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>>9779609
thin cotton?
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i'm making a prop guitar for a cosplay (roughly based off pic attached, but VERY roughly since i don't know fuck about guitars and don't care if i forget to carefully illustrate some copper-gelded string tuning defenestration appendage or w/e the fuck)

i'm making it out of posterboard with cardboard sandwiched inbetween (posterboard is $7 for a package of four, cardboard is free) and strips of craft foam around the sides to hide the edges. however, i want a shellaque-y glossy look that makes it look at least SOMEWHAT plausible. should i layer something over the whole thing or just spray-paint and literally shellaque it?
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Anyone have tips or tricks to wearing a medium-long wig loose to avoid having it devolve into a tangled mess?
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>>9780616
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=185958
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>>9780093
I'm new here. so forgive me if my newfag is showing.
I don't have a reverse explorer on hand right now. But I could dig up some reference photos if you need them.
I've made a few prop guitars for smashing in music videos.
Cut out a shape from plywood and double it down on the back to give it the right thickens. Hardware stores will even CNC it in to shape for you for a few dollars, or free if you ask real nice. Put some fret wire on the neck to make it look legit. Regular wire will do if it's not going to be inspected.
Glue some knobs to it. I have tuners and pickup covers laying around and I could re-salvage them off the smashed prop guitar.
Than paint it with acrylic lacquer, than a few coats of clear coat and a polish.
Pretty sure a non guitar player couldn't tell a difference.
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>>9780616
try to avoid playing with and rearranging it unecessarily, especially if wearing gloves and bring some cheapo kids detangler spray with you (finger comb, don't brush/comb while on you). Bringing a ribbon, not hairtie, to tie it lightly on your way there or during downtime & meals can be handy too
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>>9779478
subtly attaching it across the back center of your shoulders should help alleviate some of the head weight without being too noticeable
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>>9779442
definitely not it it's solid wood, no (or at least not if you have to ask)
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>>9777828
>>9777912
those have two entirely different styles anon
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>>9780616

Don't move your head unnecessarily, look around with your whole shoulders when possible. Basically disturb the wig as little as possible whenever you can help it. Treat it like a delicate hat instead of real hair. In transit keep it in a loose braid.

Iron it on an ironing board with a clothes iron to straighten it and remove frizz after every wear. My longest straight wig is down to my waist and is an Arda and *all* of the notorious Arda frizz dissolves when I do this.
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>>9777197
honestly I've had some shady enough dealings and broken promises from miccostumes that I'd definitely cancel if I were you
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>>9775816
crepe hair

>>9774369
have you tried a different glue yet? Yours might just not be the right type/quality for this
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>>9780632
yeah i was thinking about covering it in plywood! especially since i'm keeping the lightning jag shape. would it be exceptionally hard to cut without a jigsaw, though?
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Looking for tutorials and any advice on drafting a pattern for Miki's loose socks (pic related). I have a land elastic band for the top and another smaller band to make the bottom of the sock "hug" the shoe, but I'm having trouble figuring out a good shape for the socks and running out of time.

Also, if another has a tutorial for a fur collar like she has, that'd also be a huge help. Thanks in advance!
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>>9780791
have you tried looking at legwarmer patterns? those just look like regular legwarmers
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>>9780801
oh geez my dumb weeaboo ass didn't even think to search "leg warmers" instead of loose socks lol thanks anon
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How would you go about cosplaying a character with rollerblades if the con you go to bans roller skates? I was thinking about cosplaying a Rapid 99 member, but given that the roller skates are the defining feature of all jet set radio characters I'm not really sure how to go about it since the con I go to has a no skates rule
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>>9781535
You'll just have to get rid of that part and wear color coordinated shoes.
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>>9781579
>>9781535
I was thinking some colorful high basketball shoes to simulate the style of the rollerblade shoe without actual blades
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>>9781585
I was thinking about using some high-tops and maybe using those strap-on skates like pic related, but the only roller blade style ones look really dorky
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>>9775816
I've seen some people use eyelash glue to adhere stuff to their face. If you plan on trimming the wig, I'd recommend using the trimmings so the goatee matches the wig color. Good luck anon! Kaito is one of my favs from DRV3!
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>>9775816
you could try spirit gum, just make sure you don't have a reaction to it
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>>9775868
souseiseki and suiseiseki, Tsukasa and Kagami Hiiragi from Lucky Star
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>>9781594
Problem is staff will still bitch if you’re wearing wheels. The strap ons aren’t that stable for skating anyway
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>>9775868
Rem and Ram from rezero, Tate and Liza Pokemon, Mami and Bebe, peach and daisy, panty and stocking, Zelda and sheik, Mia and Maya from Phoenix Wright
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>>9780771
Depends on the thickness but not really hard just takes a lot longer the than using a power tool, I used to cut my plywood with a luthiers bow saw when my parents considered me too young to use power tools.
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>>9781594
Maybe replace the ball baring in the skate wheels and fix them in place.
Or just lock them in place with wood or metal
That way they look like rollerblades but function like regular shoes.
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>>9769357
Idk what a large part of a budget is to you but
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-JOHN-WAYNE-BLACK-8-CAST-IRON-SKILLET-FRY-PAN-PRE-SEASONED/273060244836?hash=item3f93a8ad64:g:e9oAAOSws~pZ4qw7
Is only like 25$.
and you can always use it as a pan when you're done playing with it.
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How should I make this skirt? I was originally going to construct it similar to a ribbon candy tutu, but they’re kind of just fabric tubes lmao. Should I go with a ruffly look or stick to a more accurate fabric tube thing?
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>>9781824
Looks like an upscaled giant elizabethan neck ruff to me, which would be a fun challenge. It really depends on how you want to interpret it, and how comfortable you are with either option. Are you going for 100% true to art/figure or the "realistic" version?
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>>9781824
I would go for felt and go accurate shape
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>>9781806
I'm pretty sure you can't bring that into a con
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>>9782280
then make a cast of it in something lighter
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anyone have a guide for patterning domes to make from eva foam?
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Want to try making a Spiderman suit from scratch. Does anyone have a sewing pattern to skin tight outfits?
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>>9782403
It's a goddamn dome.. But sure, visit evil ted he has an entire video on making an eva foam dome.
Correction: he has two
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06fbA_gBJV8

>>9782481
There are several spiderman diy sites out there, and you can look for morphsuit patterns.
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Working on an Edgeworth cosplay. I already have a magenta suit jacket and dress pants, and I doubt getting a black waistcoat will be too difficult but I'm just wondering how would I go about buying/making the frilly Jabot/Cravat hybrid thing around his neck
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What would be a good fabric to use for Pidge's top? I'm looking to make it feel pretty comfy, as I imagine it does in the show.
I considered using fleece, but it's just too warm. I don't want to be sweating every time I put it on.
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>>9782534
You should be able to find it in a victorian themed (web)store, maybe even a store focused for ouji
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>>9782624
Do you have any suggestions? Preferably ones that ship to Canada...
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Looking for advice to make a m79 grenade luancher. I figure i could buy a stock and pvc pipe to make start but i do want it to open for pics. Any ideas?
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>>9782534
Cravat patterns are generally just a long rectangle which gets gathered around the neck as you tie it. The only difference with this is that it has layered rectangles at the end that sticks out. You would need to starch/stiffen the fabric to get it to sit like that but it isn't a difficult pattern.
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Any suggestions on how to fill in the gaps of a plastic piece. I've 3D printed arm bands segments, but there are gaps between the connected parts.
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>>9782814
A brush on epoxy like xtc 3d
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>>9782814
bondo (polyester body filler) make a little bit and smear it in the seams with your fingers (with gloves). My go-to for 3d print filling

>>9782741
No idea I never shop there haha. Goodluck

>>9782779
Drill a hole and put in a bolt? Just like the actual thing. Be aware that almost no public event will ever permit a prop like this. So don't bother unless you really need it for pictures in private space.
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Is it possible to make a bodysuit in a way that it doesn't squish down your boobs? A lot of anime and comic bodysuits cup the characters' boobs, but I've never found a pattern for something like that.
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>>9782925
add curving in the bust seams and add bra padding
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>>9782929
you'll have to add seams on the front though to make this work, just like with normal bodice patterns
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>>9782582
go for sweatshirt fabric. the one that's smooth on the outside and fleecelike on the inside
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>>9782931
Yea i figured, seams on the front would look pretty weird though.
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>>9782938
It might be possible to blind-stitch in bra padding, and possibly find a way to pre-stretch the suit so it doesn't press down as hard.
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>>9782925
The only time I've seen this happen was the Major's suit in the new Ghost in the Shell movie and that's because it was a silicone suit cast specifically to fit ScarJo
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>>9782901
Ok thanks
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>tfw no wig thread
What's a good wig for Ann that isn't from Arda? I've used their base+pigtails for Rise from P4 but it's just really bulky and started slipping no matter how many pins I used.
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Never styled a wig before, is 8 hours enough to do a passable wig for pic related? Also how would I do that little widow's peak looking thing in the front circled in red? Cut the front of the bangs super short, turn them into spikes and find a way to make them stick to my head?

Also pls give me general tips on how to even do this, I have hairspray, spiking glue, a hair dryer, thinning shears & normal hair shears.

Pls help Katsu is so close.
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>>9784811
custom ventilate a lacefront if you REALLY wanna sell the widows peak
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If I dunk a black wig into a really concentrated blue dye, will the wig get a slight blue sheen? Obviously it will still be black, but will it appear slightly blue when the light hits it? The wig I want only comes in black so I can't get a blue wig and dye it black to achieve the same effect.


>>9781824
One Taobao-shop has that costume for sale, they seem to have made the skirt just by coating tubes of foam with the right colored fabric or something. Maybe do something similar? It looks pretty accurate.
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3-c.w4002-3807795714.70.5b117448Lo4bMW&id=544053230372
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Could I use this holster as a substitute for the one that the character I seek to cosplay wears, or is the color off too badly? I am having trouble finding a white leather belt holster, so I was considering simply using this, but I don't want it to look like shit.
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>>9784931
It’s gonna bleed dye everywhere if you don’t wash it out. I doubt it would work though
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>>9784975
you can also use this holster as template and make it from foam, that way you kan give it a leather look. (by ironing it with aluminum foil on top of it.)
and paint it white. should not take a lot of time
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>>9784976
I'd dye it normally, washing excess off afterwards etc., (me using the word 'dunk' probably gave the idea of just leaving the color be).
I figured it probably won't work even if the dye is really concentrated... A part of me wants to try just for the hell of it anyway.
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Anyone have any tips/tricks for making a spear or staff? Good diameter of pvc to slide into another pipe? I've always used PVC connector pieces lazily and don't want to continue to do it in the future
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>>9785060
Implied it,but mainly need help with ways to make it able to come apart for travel
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>>9784975
That holster looks like it's meant for IWB carry. It might be easier just to buy some leather and whit paint or dye and make the holster and belt.
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>>9785014
So I would buy the holster and the foam, trace each side of the holster on the foam, cut it out then iron with foil on it, then paint it white?

>>9785146
What would I need to do that? I don't have any tools for leatherwork nor any experience so I don't know how difficult it would be.
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>>9785231
Just look at how the holster is constructed in photos, get some sheets of 1-2mm foam, and make your own holster fitted for your prop.

If you use plastidip and matte paint on EVA foam, it will come out with a leather-like finish.
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>>9785252
Ahh, I see. Thank you. What sort of paint should I use? I have matte black plastidip from 40k miniatures as well as some modeling paints. Would those work?
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>>9785231
If you wanted to do actual leatherwork you could probably get away with thin 2mm tooling leather, since you wouldn't actually need to carry any weight with it. Plus you'd probably be able to stitch leather that thin with a sewing machine, meaning you'd need less tools. At most you would need to buy some snaps and rivets for the retention strap., and probably a buckle if you tried to make the belt too.
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>>9785313
I bought a prop wooden painted gun to go into the holster. Is this too heavy? Would I need to go thicker than 2mm?
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>>9785357
Wood would be more than fine with thinner leather, I've used only slightly thicker leather for making holsters for real guns.
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>>9785376
Okay, fantastic. Thank you for the advice. I also love your gun.
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Any posing/posture tips or ideas for a skinnyfat person doing bikini/bare midriff cosplays to look less fat and more skinny? [spoiler]And is there a certain etiquette to follow when asking photogs to help out in that area during editing or is that a shameful thing to do?[/nospoilersoncgl]
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I made a pencil skirt out of the cosplay fabrics stretch leather fabric. It starts to ride up and wrinkle when I walk though. What could be causing this and what can I do about it? I know most women wear slips to prevent this with form fitting skirts but I can't really wear anything like this because it's pretty short.
I did have a silky textured stretch lining in it but the lining was causing a lot of issues and I just decided to remove it until I got some advice...
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I really like this character, but I don't want to do her a disservice. I'm not a pubescent girl at 5'8 and 155 lbs, but if I lose some weight would it look a little less weird? I guess I'm just not sure if it's worth trying now if I can't guarantee my weight in the future.

side note, as someone with little physical prop experience, is it worth trying to cast and create the little doodads on this costume, or will it probably look shit for a first try? I'm artsy but mostly with drawing and painting.
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>>9785231
Though you already had the holster.
The holster can always be used in future projects.
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>>9785953

anon you look good because you're you, if anyone has a problem with how you look, they can go fuck themselves
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>>9786069
are you thinking about resin for the small stuff? I've seen a few videos about how it works, and it seemed fairly easy to do, even for someone as clumsy as me. try to find pre-mixed resin, then you only have to squeeze the resin from the bottle into the mold.
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>>9786121
>anon tried asking for useful advice on posing
>feed them bullshit body-positivity
This is why no one likes SJW's

>>9785953
The main thing would be to avoid sucking in your stomach. That would just make it more obvious that it's an area you're concerned about. What may also help is to work on your posture. Keeping a long straight back will help to stop areas from bunching up and showing fat. It also would help to avoid poses with too much bending for the same reason.

And for the photogs, I'd imagine you could just say that you're a bit self-conscious about your mid-drift and were wondering if they could do anything to make sure it doesn't look bad. Knowing the kind of people who run around cons in far more revealing outfits, the odds are you don't look bad, but I'm sure the photogs would understand that people would want to look their best in a photo.
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>>9786123
Okay, that doesn't sound so bad. I'm thinking o f using it for the little decals on the front of the jacket and the small parts of the headgear, which I'll probably cobble together somehow. I was thinking of using LEDs and some EL wire for the little lights on the headgear, because I have some actual electronics experience.

I think the tricky bit will be making the blue trim on the cape: what to make it out of? and finding the best fabric for the blue underdress- It looks like pleats but they go all the way up although it's hard to tell in this pic.

I'm pretty confident about the rest. Wig'll be pretty easy, although i might wire it up so it stays up, and the shoes won't be bad either.
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Any idea how to do the rope? I can’t find rope big enough that isn’t $30 a yard and weights 10 kilos
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>>9785953
Practice in the mirror. Skinnyfat isn't a body shape so the poses that will suit you will depend on where your fat sits. In more general terms: Posture! Slouching creates belly pooch. A 3/4 angle is often more flattering than straight on but be careful if you have slight muffin top (can be hidden by strategic hand on the hip) or arm chub (looks worse from the side), transfer weight to one leg to "pop" your hip out and create more of a curve between hip and waist, a slight increase in your lower back arch smooths things out at the front, don't suck in but try tensing your abs a bit (kinda feels like pelvic floor exercises), heels make legs look good and create length - if you don't wear heels, raising very slightly up on to the balls of your feet/transferring your weight forwards tenses the muscles in your legs just a tiny bit to make them look more toned. Go for stretched out poses, think long/lean.
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>>9786444
you mean the trim on the panda top? you can use bias tape or make your own from cotton (that way you can match the small deco and trim in color). the light blue underdress would be easy to make from cotton, and it looks more like the pleats are just seams
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>>9787006
woops, the blue on the back do look like pleats indeed. front are plain seams, back pleats. I believe they are box pleats, so just google them and you should find some info on them
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>>9786898
use some light weight fabric strips (maybe even ribbon, just what you can find) and twist them into a rope. if it doesn't get big enough, you could use maybe tubes inside and twist the fabric around them. just make sure you finish the edges of the fabric first, so it doesn't fray
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>>9787006
>>9787009
Thanks anon, I think I'm gonna go for it, body be damned
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Does anyone know where I can find this type of jacket, or at least what it would be called? It doesn't seem to be too thick and looks like a normal warmup, but I haven't had much luck finding it.
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I'm a bit stumped with how to make Oscar. I'm thinking of making it essentially a gakuran top with a front flap + tails added to it, but I'm not sure if thats a good idea or not. If anyone has any tips or pattern suggestions that could work, I'd really appreciate it!

>>9787082
A running jacket perhaps? I'm not having luck finding an exact copy but there are patterns for one!
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>>9775776
Any guides you can point towards? Different anon, Sister is wanting to go as this as a second costume to our duo pair of Hat in Time characters and I am a complete novice to wigs.
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I'm looking for a specific tutorial where someone uses the cut off top of a bottle and a bottle cap to make a prop be able to screw together. Like they glue the bottle cap into one piece of a cut off pvc pole and the screwable part with tracks into the other end, then they're able to assemble and dissasemble the prop just like they're unscrewing a bottle of soda.

Does anyone have a link to this tutorial or has anyone tried it before? Does it work well?
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I'm really wanting to make this outfit, but I am an utter noob at clothing. Any ideas on a material to look for, I had thought leather might be the way, but honestly have no real idea where to start.
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>>9781535
wear platforms, paint the platform part black, and attach some thin donut-shaped pieces on each side to look like wheels?
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Doing a summer costume that involves a lot of layers. Every little bit that reduces heat or sweat helps.

Can anyone recommend a pair of brown gloves, preferably leather-ish looking, that is comfortable to wear in heat and humidity? Something that breaths/wont turn my hands into sweat.
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>>9771620
Here’s a tutorial for it I found quick on google. My only advice is to spray the heck out of it to make sure the strands don’t move out of place and fuck up the design. Maybe buy a cheap wig to experiment on and see how different paints look. You might be able to get the same result with stencil and dyeing but that sounds even more time consuming.
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is it against the rules or /soc/posting to post a picture of myself and ask if i have the right faceshape/features for a character? I just wanna make sure so i don't cause shit
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>>9786898
Maybe use giant yarn?
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>>9788226
There is not such thing as not having the right face for a character unless you're going for an ultra realistic competition cosplay and even then you should have the makeup shills to contour and make up for it
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>>9788243
Oh okay.. It's just my first serious cosplay and i'm freaking out a bit about it being good!
I don't really have any makeup skills or know how to contour but I'm trying to learn, but I don't really know what type of makeup I should go with for the character besides just a basic foundation to make my skin look smoother
>pic related
I am female by the way, so I guess maybe i'd need to do some male-ish makeup?
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>>9788101
I think your best bet is making a base suit from stretch fabric.

I'm not sure what your other skills are, but I wouldn't really reccommend making this outfit if it will be your first time making anything. unless you're really skilled in sculpting and what not.
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>>9788249
You'd want to do no-makeup makeup with some light masculine contouring
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i'm looking to do a kamina cosplay so i need to buy a blue wig soon and im not super familiar with buying wigs. Could anyone who's more seasoned in this sort of thing make any recommendations or advice?
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>>9788264
Alright thank you so much!
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>>9785060
Seconding, I need to make the spear in your pic and had a hell of a time with connectors getting loose rip

>>9785953
I'd only ask the photographer if I was already close to them, most are super chill about it but still, awkward. My golden rules- There is no such thing as too much arch and flex like your life depends on it.

>>9786069
>>9786444
If you can find some, friendly plastic is really nice for making little bits. Just dunk in hot water and press into a mold.

>>9786898
I've wrapped fabric around a foam tube for stuff that like before, also sewing tubes around some sort of filler then braiding/twisting them but that doesn't end up as flat.

>>9787885
Sorry for the image for ants but modifying a tailcoat pattern might be easier, pic related. You could take the collar part of the gakuran and change the front portion to have a side closure. This sounds silly but it also looks like a white bodysuit with a weird tailcoat/bolero since the gold lines connect.

>>9787983
Idk about temp hair spray but paint is most definitely not temporary. I've seen really nice earth-chan wigs that were light blue and copic markered green. The best looking methods generally are permanent though.

>>9788281
Can't go wrong with Arda and epiccosplay. If you don't want to spend as much, ebay/aliexpress/taobao are okay too but you have to be careful and make sure the seller + the reviews are good.
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>>9788296
thanks my dude
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does anyone know if uniqso is safe/good to buy from also if they have long delivery time?
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>>9788305
They're one of the most reputable sites so yes. Their FAQ has a table of delivery times but if you want to order anytime soon, CNY is still fucking with shipping. https://www.uniqso.com/pages/shipping-faq
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Does anybody know who I could commission in the United States to make me a really good Dragonball spiked wig. I’m legit about paying hundreds for a great wig.
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>>9788296
You're a god send anon! Thanks so much!
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Anyone know how to glue pink insulation foam to Eva foam? Hot glue is the simplest,but I'd prefer to find something better to use and contact cement melts the pink foam
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I'm putting together a cosplay of The Coon, but I'm a bit stuck on what to do for the little finger-claw things. I was looking at finger-claw rings but they're kind of expensive. Any ideas on an alternative?
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>>9787885
I was thinking of using a tailcoat pattern and modifying the front to make it zip up since buttons would be too bulky, and make the front flap thing a.... flap. I was thinking of putting snaps/snap tape around the edges of the flap so it stays down like it does in the manga/anime, but I'm also afraid it'll be bulky. Thank you so much for the help >>9788296
! You're a great help.
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>>9788764
This thread is about glueing insulation foam to insulation foam but it applies to EVA too.
http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=58895

>>9788837
If they don't need to be super durable, get yourself some rings. You can make the claws out of pretty much anything that'll hold it's shape then glue them together. Foam/worbla works really well for this

>>9788863
Same Anon, I'm glad to help! Maybe an invisible zipper down the side and tiny snaps along the top? That way it won't be bulky and you don't run the risk of bursting out of your top if you bend over too far or something lol
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>>9786021
Honestly I think a lining is your best choice. What material did you use to line it? As long as it's silky or even polyester I don't know what kind of trouble it'd cause.
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>>9768736
A friend and I want to make a historical cosplay. We are basically newfags at this stuff.
Does someone know where to get good rococo wigs?
pic related we want to try out Fredrick the great and Maria Theresia
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Gonna do my first cosplay and was gonna do Slapstick, mainly just trying to find a jacket similar to his that i could mod or any tips on what would work, any ideas would be appreciated thanks!
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How can I make the small, subtle gravure-like forms on the shoulder pads ?
Some puff paint and sanding ? (can I even sand it ?)
Also, should I use worbla for all my armor pieces ?
The question is for the shoulder and big pieces like the front and the tassets that I will weather a lot with cuts and "abyss" texture.
I already did an armor in full 5mm foam and it wasn't that great.
Now I have the option of either just use 12mm foam or use 2mm foam and cover each side with worbla.
How easy is it weather worbla with cuts and soldering iron ?
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Has anyone here worn sclera or mini sclera contacts? Can you tell me how they felt and how easy they were to get the hang of inserting and removing and just having them in? And any other advice if you have it.
I've never worn contacts but the cosplay I want to do requires them. I have about 4 months before the con to get used to them. I guess I start with normal size contacts first and build up to bigger ones? And get them properly measured and prescription of course.
If the sclera contacts sounds like a dumb idea I can just go for normal size costume lenses I guess
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What better cloth should i use for kongou's (kancolle) top? Will simple cotton (tetron) do or something better? Help please
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A friend and I were gonna do Adama and Eve from Nier Automata but he backed out. I was thinking that I could just do both myself. I'm just wondering before I even start this if it has a chance of looking good. I'm thinking of a doing a "split down the middle" with Adam as the left side and Eve as the right side. This would keep both of their defining features (tattoo and long glove.) this has just been pure drafting/imagination though. Any thoughts as to whether or not this can look decent?
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I started to work on the sleeves to my current cosplay that I've been holding off on. However, through some unusual witchcraft (And my ineptitude when it comes to sewing), I have sewed my sleeves on incorrectly, as shown in the picture. I don't think I should cut them off entirely because I'm not sure how it's going to affect the rest of the outfit (Which looks just fine and fits my form well). It will have shoulder guards so I'm not sure if that's going to mask it, but at the same time, I don't want to leave it there in case of a malfunction. Should I cut the sleeves off entirely and try again, make a new garment altogether or try to salvage this? Anything would be helpful, thank you so much in advance!
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Does anyone know where I can buy heels at least vaguely similar to this? If not, is there a simple way I can modify a cheap pair to have these specific strappy bits?
I've never done shoe customization before but the options for this character's footwear from cosplay sellers are all kinda shit looking to me and anything I found on Amazon or eBay is nowhere close or is too expensive.
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>>9789109
It was silky.
From what I'm reading elsewhere it sounds like I may have made the skirt too tight on my hips. Going to make it a little bigger and try again.
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How would one go about making a skirt stay horizontal like this without all the extra fluff of a tutu? I'm thinking some kind of supports hidden in the ruffles but not sure how I'd incorporate it.

>>9791238
You can get platform sandals like these: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2017-Summer-Sweet-Women-High-Heel-Flip-Flops-Slippers-Wedge-Platform-Beach-Home-Flat-Slipper-Female/32791326127.html

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2017-Summer-Woman-Shoes-Platform-bath-slippers-Wedge-Beach-Flip-Flops-High-Heel-Slippers-For-Women/32806657588.html

Cut the original straps off, find some really strong glue and add all the straps yourself.
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So what is the best way to make the fabric "feathers" on this cape? I have the cape already on just some cheap walmart fabric and about 3 more yards of said fabric.
Should I just kind of wing it? I want the edges to look rough of course but don't really want them to unravel on me.
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>>9790913
If you just seam rip them, it shouldn't affect the rest of your outfit; then you can just resew them on correctly (...I sew on sleeves backwards more often than I'd like to admit). The only issue you might have is, depending on what type of fabric, you might get puncture holes from the needle (but if they're going to get covered up anyways, it shouldn't be a big deal).
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>>9791263
Hard netting, horsehair braid, and magic. You could also try corset boning; the plastic kind would probably be strong enough for support, but flexible enough so you could squeeze through crowds and doors. It would be pretty easy to add structure to the white layer (netting, braid, and/or bone) and just have the black layer on top if it's not too heavy
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I've never made wings before, but I'm trying to make these wings from LL! White Day set. I've read through a few tutorials, my main problem right now is figuring out how many feathers I need to buy. Would 500 feathers (200 fluffy chicken feathers, 200 rooster feathers, 100 goose feathers) be enough?
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Not sure whether to ask here or in the stupid questions thread but if I'm getting stringiness/pulling apart after gluing together EVA foam armor seams with contact cement, is it likely that I'm letting it dry too much/not enough, or is something maybe up with my glue itself? Or some other newbie mistake?
I usually apply a fairly thick coat to both sides and let it sit for about 20 mins before pressing together.
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>>9790675
I'm gonna be honest anon while this sounds cool in theory, in execution it's gonna land you in the cringe thread, no matter how well you think you do it...
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>>9790485
Pic?
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>>9791263
Seconding hard netting and also considering hiding a hoop with spokes in it.
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>>9791521
I made wings maybe double that size and I used 500 fluffy feathers and 500 large goose feathers. You should be good.

>>9791543
Stringiness sounds like it's not dried enough, maybe try thinner coats?
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>>9791440
I'm no expert on this, but it seems like sturdy fabric such as denim or canvas would work? Denim probably more so as it doesn't seme to unravel quickly.
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>>9791561
Thank you! If you don't mind bother question, how did you disguise your wings on your cosplay (the part where it attaches to you)?
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>>9789985

If the armor is foam, one thing you can try is to make a pattern of the design you want 'etched' into the armor out of wire. Then you use a heat gun to soften the foam and press the wire into it, leaving an impression. You should be able to reuse the same pattern or two across the armor.

I dont know if a similar trick works for worbla.
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So, fresh out of Katsucon and Ive found that my big foam helmet turns me into an adult in a charlie brown cartoon. I can hear okay enough, but no one can understand me when I speak.

And
Y recommendations for a good voice amplifier/voice changer that doesnt require a headset for the mic? Its hard to tell a good one from a bad one by online pictures.
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>>9791561
thanks anon! Will try thinner and possibly longer drying times, I know small parts of it were still white and i've since discovered that's apparently a r soed flag in terms of not being dried enough to attach at full strength so that'd make a lot of sense
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>>9791545
Yeah that's about what I thought. :/ prob just gonna go for one of them then.
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>>9791812
My cosplay had a corset so it was pretty easy. I had a solid base the wings screwed into and all the straps and stuff went under. Also put an extra feather covered flap over the middle where the wings meet to help it blend in
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So i didnt get to actually play P5 until winter and then forgot about a con coming march 12 that i already have a ticket for.
Gonna get a plain white polo and sew the little chevron patches on, but it's too late to order anything from China and I can't seem to find these fucking pants anywhere.
Can someone point me in the right direction? Google and eBay gave me nearly nothing with "black red plaid pants"
Also the thrift stores will be pretty cleaned out due to the Presidents Day Sales
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Need help figuring out which sakizou I should do, slightly leaning towards the left since I want to get it done for AX and with the one on the right being a full gown, I'm not sure I would have time?
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>>9791958
Check facebook buy/sell/trade groups, I've seen some floating around.
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okay I'm very new to cosplay and just want some pointers on any improvements I could make. The headset I made myself but am currently working on a new one that lights up and stuff, I'll be making new sleeve pieces that will also light up.
So my question is what else could I do that would make it even better? I'm also new to 4chan so I'm hoping I'm asking this in the right thread. >_<
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What cosplay Ideas can I do with a suit that'd be quick and easy as have a convention on the weekend and have only just remembered I need a costume?
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>>9792903
You've got a good start. I'd get some good shoes to start. Otherwise, it's a pretty good crossplay.
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>>9791986
Which sakizou is the left one? It's super cute! I don't know how practical a giant gown would be in the crowds of AX and ngl the design of the right just looks like a frilly clusterfuck.

>>9792910
Suit version [insert character], literally any mafia anime, Psycho-pass, Joker Game, Spike Spiegel to name a few. Your chances of being recognized are pretty slim without props though.
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>>9792903
Footwear and posture go a long way! We can't see your face too well but working on makeup and basic contouring are some good next steps too
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>>9792967
Yes new shoes would be an excellent addition, I'll shop around
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>>9793109
oh yeah I'm kinda shy but this is my face, my sister taught me how to use makeup so I'm only as good as she is
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>>9793125
Bro, you really need to iron your shit.
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>>9793150
No need to be uncouth about it anon, but yes I'd agree I typically just shove my stuff in my bag.
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>>9793125
Agree with >>9793109. Contouring will help. Concealer will help with under eyes to brighten the area. Larger lips. It will feel weird but will look much better.
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>>9793226
If you think the word "shit" is uncouth, please leave. Also learn to position your wig correctly so your faces doesn't look like a fucking cave gobelin.
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>>9793125
You have some work to do but I think you look pretty cute. You could probably tailor in some darts for the top to look more feminine. Work on your foot posing, girls like to keep them close together or crossed over.

Makeup needs work but just keep trying! Look at really good non Asian traps out there
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>>9793250
I came here to get advice if your gonna be rude then don't even reply (╥﹏╥)

>>9793253
Thank you for both the compliment and the advice! I will take this information and make great use of it! (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و
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>>9792903
>>9793125
Do you have social media, anon? I love Miku, too
\(^~^ )/~* ~\( ^~^)/
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>>9793283
YES Miku is amazing! And YES also I have a twitter @TmanMiku ヾ(≧▽≦*)o
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>>9793261
>>9793283
>>9793289
Go back to Tumblr UwU
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>>9793291
I'm >>9793283 and guess what?
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>>9793283
I also has a snapchat also tmanmiku
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>>9790675
Don’t let this be you, anon.
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>>9793363
that's not that bad anon. it's a pretty good execution of the concept.
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>>9793366
Good execution or not, the concept itself just looks like ass.
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>>9793373
I take it you're the same person who posts people in the bad cosplay thread for being fat or having a hair out of place in a hall shot.
Fuck out of this thread and take it there if you want to post about that
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>>9793389
I've never been in the bad cosplay thread but ok. This isn't about nitpicks, an ugly outfit is an ugly outfit. This execution isn't bad but it still looks terrible because it's just a bad design. Sorry you got posted.
>>9790675
Might look a bit better since at least the colour schemes are cohesive but at the end of the day you're still walking around with half a shirt and that's gonna look stupid no matter what.
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>>9790675
just pick one
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>>9790675
Just do one on day 1 and one day 2
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Hey, so I have this invisible zipper (on the right in pic) that doesn't have any stopping mechanism on this end since I had to cut it short to fit the length of my fabric. I'd like to make it so it opens up because there's a stopper on the other end, which it currently does, it's just that the zipper comes entirely off and I have to manually reattach it stuffing the two chains inside. I'm wondering if there's any way I can feasibly DIY up a proper open end stopper like the one on the left in pic, where it can click in and zip up or you can take it out and unzip safely?

If there isn't anything, where would I be able to buy something like those stoppers so I can manually fix it in myself? Would a sewing/fabric store have it? Can I buy them online (been trying to search for them on amazon/ebay but idk what search terms to use to find this thing I'm looking for)?

Thanks for any help in advance.
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>>9793518
just sew some stitches on the end so the zipper can't slide off

easy peasy
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>>9793526
Yeah, but, I want it to be able to open up/close. Like pic related.
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Where do I find a snakeskin jacket like this? Ebay searches give a wide variety of jackets that either dont match or they do match but are mad expensive
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>>9793527
>>9793518
You have to have an actual zipper that opensto do this, you can't just make it with a normal zipper.
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>>9793518
>>9793527


>>9793711 is right. You needed an invisible separating zipper shortened from the top, not the bottom.
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I need some wig advice. I’d like to style a white wig to look like whipped cream to go with a cake dress I am making. Should I start with a wig that’s already piled on top of the head or should I do a white lace front wig and start from scratch? What products should I use to style it? Thank you in advance for any advice. I’ve never done much with wigs really so I’m grateful for the help.
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>>9793912 Get lace front, remove wefts where the biggest volume will be, make a base for your shape out of foam, paint foam white if it isn't already, put wefts back on and glue them down so it covers the foam. Cowbuttcrunchies have a lot of tutorials for big elaborate wigs, check their tumblr.
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So our local school is doing a play and I've been tasked to figure out what the hell you call thing thing that the woman in the picture is wearing. I know I've seen it before but I just need a name.
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>>9794070
It's a weird looking french hood
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I bought a coat online and it's a size or so too large, and now it's too late to exchange/return it. I'd try it myself but I don't have a sewing machine.

What kind of price range could I expect to have a piece of clothing fitted by a tailor? Any tips to finding a good/reasonable tailor in my area?
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>>9793847
>>9793711
Rip, I see. I was hoping there'd be some way to make it so it could just come off so I could connect them like two separate halves but i guess it's too late now.
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>>9793692
you're not going to find that for cheap
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>>9794127
So I could maybe use a french hood as a base to recreate it?
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>>9794423
A french hood rests on top of the hair and covers the whole back, that looks like it's just stuck in from the side. It reminds me more of those sunburst/halo crowns, pic related. Maybe attached to a toothed headband worn at an angle and a veil just under the outer ring. It's gonna be fragile as fuck if it's not metal though, not sure how suitable it is for a play. What's the costume budget and materials available?
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>>9794475
It's about average for a high school level production, not sure what all the materials we've got.
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Putting together a Chilchuck outfit.

So far, I have everything except for the Padded
Leather Gambeson with side-buckles, and the fingerless leather gloves.

I was considering taking a pair of cuffed leather gloves and cutting off the finger-tips myself, but I'm not sure about what to do for the Gambeson. Especially because all of the Gambesons I can find are far too large for me, being a ~31 chest.

I was also planning on going with a green knitted circle scarf.

Should be simple but because of how simple and undetailed it is, I feel like I need to be really careful with each piece.

Thanks for any help in advance.
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>>9794174
Coat/Jacket usual pricing:
Sleeves - ~25
Body: ~50
Shoulders: ~35

So a little over $100 at least for a full fitting.

Problem is, coats, especially suit coats, are a pain in the ass to alter. You basically have to make a completely new coat, so you need a fantastic tailor and it might cost you up to 250 or more just for an alteration to go down a size.
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>>9794765
I love that the artist drew these out and I was considering a dungeon meshi cosplay myself!
I always saw it as more of a quilted/padded material since he's 3 foot nothing and a leather piece that long would severely impair any squatting ability. Maybe this figure helps

>>9794486
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLjerxJ7qDQ Try adapting this tutorial to your needs ?




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