Post some progress pictures of your current projects! Things going smooth sailing or are you hitting bumps in the road? Feeling the crunch time for an upcoming con?
Getting back to working on my Gundam Unicorn costume after almost a year on the back burner due to work and various commissions and side projects. Feeling the pressure to get this done before a show I am guesting at in July. Lots of very talented costume makers at the show and I will feel like a total fool if I dont have something new and flashy to wear while I am standing next to them.
Goblin Slayer, my first full Cosplay
>>10159475>>10159631Wow these look great!
Not as crazy impressive as those other cosplays but I’m pretty proud of how the shawl is turning out for my Bloodborne Doll cosplay. I still have a decent amount of work but so far I’m really liking how it is turning out. Feeling the stress since ACEN is in a couple weeks. This is my first cosplay in like 5 years so not terrible for being out of practice. I really need to invest in a mannequin or dress form but lucky my cool dad is willing to help model lol
>>10160362That's some clean work, anon. You have every right to be proud.I'm in the same boat with the mannequin, but I literally have no space in my cardboard box sized room.
>>10159631I hate Goblin Slayer, but this looks real nice!
>>10159475That pressure can be a good thing but it can also be the thing that kills your motivation eventually. Be careful and mindful about it.That said, it looks good man. I like how the sintra works for you. I'm currently working on a medabot costume and chun-li but due to another project having priority, not much updates or a pic to share.
Working on an arduino based voice changer for a plague doctor cosplay. I still waiting for 4 more parts to complete it but so far everything is working as expected.
I'm taking on a really ambitious project, a wig completely from scratch. Still working on the cap pattern since it really needs to fit like a glove since it's gonna be full lace (the whole cap is going to be ventilated/hand-tied) with no stretch and the lace I'm planning on using for the cap is expensive and I need to make sure I got the pattern down before I drop a bunch of money on expensive material and damage it. Wish me luck gulls
Leon Kennedy from Resident Evil 2 remake. Just need his shoulder patches.
>>10162323The star on the back was a little bigger then I wanted, but I’m still pretty pleased with how it turned out.
>>10159475>>10159631>>10160362>>10162323>>10162327All of you anons are doing a fantastic job!!
>>10162295Sounds exciting, what's the character? Curious what motivated you to take on this endeavor
>>10162295Good luck! Superwigmaker's videos are really great about wig making. I know it sound stupid but if you have a lot of hair don't forget to mesure them tied on your head for the cap .
>>10162607It's a secret for now but it's a mix of a deep love for the franchise, a desire to do my first wig from scratch (previously I've only re-fronted commercially available wigs and once I made a yarn wig by machine but I don't count that one), improve my skills, and to have a good portfolio piece since I'm a production design major with a minor in costume design. Also because this character is not "cartoony" like an anime character and has short hair so for realism's sake I feel the need to go with the more time-consuming method of wig making>>10163327Yes I've watched a lot of his videos, they're a little hard to follow but he's like the only person out there explaining certain techniques like how to make a silk top. I also looked at hairsay514's blog where he explained how he ventilates in certain ways to get a nice natural looking hair direction (since his hairlines always look amazing). I still feel a little lost on cap construction desu since most full lace wigs have crown stretch and that's something I really don't want because of the way it looks... I bought a cheap full lace cap with no stretch from aliexpress to take it apart to copy the pattern as a starting point but I'm not sure it's gonna lay as flat on my head as I want. My head is actually shaved and I plan on wearing the wig with my hair shaved down to the skin so that's what I did before making the tracing of my head.
>>10162327wow did you use one of those programmable embroidery machines? Those are long tight flat stitches
Currently working on my own version of Wolverine, but I ran out of funds. I just the claws and helmet. Helmet pic incoming.
I've only filled it a little. Still need to get more filler/primer before I begin sanding it. Then I'll paint it and whatnot.
>>10164210looks pretty decent so far, but next time post pics without a filter pls
>>10164226Why? It's not what my Cosplay is going to look like. Lol. I was just displaying the claws.
>>10164212That's smooth as a baby's butt. Looks great, my dude
Sure, why not?Finished these up for my first cosplay a week or so ago. First time working with a bunch of different materials and techniques, but I'm really happy with how they turned out.Sorry about the mess.
>>10164426Those look amazing! What'd you make them out of? How did you do the finishing/painting?
First time trying to make a cosplay myself and gotta say, for a man who focuses on the usefulness and simplicity of his gear his helmet is complicated as shit. not sure if ill get it ready in time for anime north but well see how it goes.
>>10164433Thanks!Both are 3D printed. Found the models on Thingiverse by mrandyvalentine. I used normal PLA plastic for the blades, crossguards, and grips, then used ColorFabb Bronzefill for the pommels to help balance them a bit more. Both have a 6mm full tang steel core with 2mm carbon fiber rods supporting the blades on either side. I swung the shit out of these once the glue was fully set and everything held together well. I then used XTC-3D to smooth out most of the prints, then sanded and used glazing putty to help fill in the gaps. For the finish, I took inspiration from a tutorial form Punished Props Academy on using graphite powder for a convincing metal effect. The steel sword had multiple coats of gloss black, while the silver sword has the same number of coats in gloss white. It's not perfect, but it's the best I could do with rattle cans and this weird weather I've been having. Hit both with a buffing of graphite powder (wear a mask), varnished with a satin clear coat, then another graphite buff to help bring back some of the shine.Only downside with all of this is I'm worried these won't pass weapons check.
This is what I'm currently working on. I'm super stuck on how to make the green top part with the C ring. Any ideas on what I could search to figure it out?
>>10164486Probably the most accessible way would be to just use a piece of thick normal wire or coat hanger (with added caps of some sort to the end to prevent it from poking through, a little duct tape works). I’d approach it like a curved boning channel and just feed the wire through and enclose it in the lining.Depending on the fabric you’re using, you might be able to just interface the U to keep it in shape. For a woven / non stretch fabric it should be fine with just a little interfacing surrounding the opening. I’d also add boning to the sides of the top if you’re using non-stretch, otherwise it runs the risk of sagging.
>>10164486>>10164504Ah just saw the ring in the corner, I’m blind. It should still work the same as a curved boning channel. Add a little interfacing around the channel so the fabric doesn’t scrunch up too much around it.
>>10164505Yeah the other advise will still apply. Thank you so much for this. I'll post a progress pic when I finish the green part. Here's the white top
>>10159475Remind me again what material you use, Temjin. I forgot what it was.
>>10164914he uses sintra iirc
>>10164212What is the helmet made out of?
>>10164914Main material is 1mm pvc sintra sheets. The torso has some fiberglass inside it as well to help support the weight. The clear bits are diamond pattern acrylic. The waist and various other bits that need some flex will be made from EVA foam.Heres a little webm of some the lighting im working on.
>>10164884naryt but that's some clean work anon!
>>10165059It's 3D printed, so basically plastic. Haha. Very thick and durable. I love it.
>>10165171It looks great, is the rigid plastic comfortable? It looks like it fits the shape of your head/face perfectly
>>10165171did you print and design that?
>>10165088how much does this all cost you?like i don't have the time or money or pace for cosplay you guys are fucking talented
>>10165196It's comfortable now that I molded it to my head! Initially I couldn't get it all the way on because my head is so big. Haha. I used a blow-dryer on the inside and it worked out perfectly! >>10165197I actually bought this print off Etsy from villainouspropshop! Bought the wolverine helmet and my Red Hood helmet I already finished!
>>10165199The PVC is cheap. I get a 4x8 ft sheet for 15-30$ and Im using about 6 or 8 sheets for this costume. The acrylic I dont need nearly as much of so thats like $20 worth maybe. The electronics are running about 60$ right now since Im recycling as much as I can from leftovers of other projects. Maybe another $200 in paint plastidip. fiberglass, foam and various other odds and ends.
>>10165088Very impressive anon!
>>10165088Shame, we can't get sintra here in the UK.
>>10165283Try calling a few industrial plastic suppliers and asking for extruded pvc sheeting that is equivalent to something like sintra. Its used in industries like advertising for signage and there are generics out there. Sintra is just a particular brand name. I saw a guy on Evil Teds fb that was in the uk selling tons of it
>>10165283>>10165284Guy is Dave Dayman. His post was in the evil teds foam fanatics group yesterday. Hes got a bunch of 2 and 4mm so try dropping him a line
>>10164146Velcro patches I got from eBay. I just stick them to the back of the vest.
>>10163387I never heard of hairsay514, thank you ! Also if it doesn't bother you too much I would be interested to see a picture of that aliexpress full wig cap since in wondered the same thing.
>>10166599I don't have a way to take a photo of the cap I bought (my phone's lcd has been broken for a few months now), and I already took it apart, but this is the cap I boughthttps://www.aliexpress.com/item/32765424896.html?It has an adjustable strap in the back but I'm thinking I'm going to have to put some darts there instead since I don't want a strap because it likely would be visible and being a short wig it's important the nape fits properly
>>10159631Wow, how did you make the helmet?
>>10165283What >>10165284 says. It's often called Foamex/forex/PVC foamboard in the UK. Check >>10165287.Currently working on a gift for someone.
>>10166792Thank you for the link, I hope you can take a picture of your wig one day because I really want to see it ! How are you going to make the color match your scalp where the dart make the lace overlap ?
>>10169742I was planning on shelling out for expensive, film-grade lace and using it for the whole cap (yes I know how fragile it is, I'll just have to be very careful) to minimize the appearance of darts, hairsay514 had some lace comparisons on his blog http://hairsay514.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-question-of-lace.html(note: the links to hugo royer is broken because they're now doing business as thewigdepartment and they do sell the same laces still)I haven't decided exactly which lace I want to use yet (leaning towards vaniss lace, pic related), I was planning on ordering samples from Amid beauty and Atelier bassi since they sell sample packs and asking thewigdepartment if they would be willing to sell me lace samples (they're in the uk so shipping is gonna be steep but there's some other stuff I want from them anyways so I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask if I could pay for some small lace swatches) since I really want to see my options in person before I spend a lot of money (vaniss lace is $100/yd)
>>10168370pepakura + EVA foam...
Working on getting more of the lighting sorted out.
>>10164444>6mm full tang steel core with 2mm carbon fiber rods supporting the bladesAs the director of "consafety" at a smaller convention if that came up at all I'd pull you to the side and make sure it wasnt sharp or in danger of falling apart, I'd also make sure you knew the prop policies and from what I've seen here I'd let it goAs long as you werent a dick about it or honestly if you didn't just straight up tell anyone we'd never think twice about it
Going to be thermoforming the visor parts in the next few days using quite an old machine... the initial tests have gone okay but I'm still worried that I won't get it done for next weekend. Here's hoping though.
>>10159631Sweet, another GS!>>10164435I know, right?
>>10159475What's it made of? Foam?
Currently working on Guts for Fanime. It's my first cosplay that isn't meme shit.
>>10176208Here's my Dragonslayer. Con crunching like a fuckin bitch, wish me luck frens.
modeling and running some 3d prints... con's this weekend.... fuck.
>>10176210I love berserk, what's your Instagram?
>>10173066Nice Bondrewd anon, I’m crunching on him too, but its gonna be nowhere near as good as yours lol. What con are you going to?
Recently finished up the base stage of my Gunbuster head. Next step is fiberglassing it, and then bondo and sanding.
>>10159475>>10159631>>10164426>>10165088>>10181812These all look fucking awesome.
>>10171283Thank again for the link, you've probably seen it but hairsay514 made a blog post about heat forming wig lace : https://hairsay514.blogspot.com/, maybe if you do a mold of your scalp with the tape and cellophane then fill it with plaster you could make a custom heatable headform, it would spare you a few darts. I should look up where I can buy higher quality lace irl since it's made near my country. Do you have an idea wear your going to buy the hair ?
>>10182351OOooooo I am very interested in this. Can you share some more of how you are planning to tackle the gunbuster?
A super long time ago I posted about making nurse Joy hair loops by wrapping wefts around a shape and painting with wood glue and water
>>10182890I finished the wig finally and thought I'd share the resultsThe loops are very brittle and slightly shiny from the glue
>>10182368Yeah I've seen that post, but I'm honestly scared as shit to try that out on expensive lace even if in theory it should work because it's all synthetic fibers. I was planning on using European hair despite the cost, fragility, and difficulty of sourcing (still shopping around for a reputable place to buy it, most of these places require you message them if you wanna buy from them) since I'm white, the character is white, my natural hair texture is very fine, and I want to it to look natural, especially since this is a slicked-back hairstyle and a bad hairline would ruin it, and I feel the thicker strand size of Indian and Chinese hair will not look quite right on my hairline. If I really cannot find a good supplier of Euro hair I was planning on buying Vietnamese hair from Remy NY because they're extremely transparent about how they acquire and process their hair and it's honestly not that expensive and I'm not risking using non-remy hair for this because I don't want to end up with a big tangled mess. I need to make a goatee too and I'm probably using yak hair for that, I already made a prototype of that with these sort of "pseudo-darts" that should allow it to bend around my chin without actually sewing (since even clear thread would be far too visible on a facial hair piece)
>>10182905Understandable, I get scared too when I have to heat shape stuff, but if you ever want to do I have a small tip : if you heat up to much your lace, your better of waiting that the block cool down rather than pealing it of instantly (it often happend to me when I do fake flowers). Remy NY is a blessing, but if you want to get euro hair maybe you could try those hair selling website (like buyandsellhair), but the prices seem pretty high in America. If your going to do a goatee, what type of adhesive are you going to use ?>>10182895It look super nice !
>>10183181(sorry for the typos)
>>10183181Either Ghost Bond XL which I have and have used before on wigs (strong hold but I think I want something nicer) or drop a big chunk of money on Telesis 5 (which I have not used before but it's the real pro stuff). I was planning on hand-laying hairs around the edges of the goatee and the wig too and I really do not want those shedding. I have thought about buying hair from an individual rather than a company through something like hairsellon simply because euro hair is so damn hard to find. Another potential option would be to use euro hair around the hairline since the strand size is smaller and the more common east Asian or Indian hair on the rest of the wig because it's stronger, but I'm worried about color-matching. Also I know superwigmaker doesn't use a hackle but I kinda want one... Even if they are expensive.
>>10182849Sure. Its my first giant robot cosplay, so I'd actually appreciate a second opinion on the overall plan. First of all, the plan is to go big. I have 4 inch foam platforms that I will be walking around on as the feet, and as you might have noticed the head piece clearly isn't big enough to fit an actual head inside of like a helmet. The plan is to have the head of the gunbuster as a kind of giant ornament on top of my actual head, with my real head acting as the 'neck' of the gunbuster, seeing out through a veil of black fabric. Obviously the central eye of the head will have lights in it. For the rest of the costume, I will be wearing a dark grey set of summerweight (to reduce overheating) coveralls to act as the undersuit. I can then wear the individual armor pieces over the top of that. I plan to do something to add the 'lines' to the undersuit, but that might just be as simple as using a fabric pen or something, I doubt I will be able to really achieve the segmented look. For the arms and legs I plan on using sintra, heating it so that I can bend it into a tube shape and then capping the ends with a layer of foam and sanding the edges to make for a rounded edged. The upper arms and upper legs will likely just velcro directly to the undersuit. The forearms I actually plan on joining to the gloves to effectively turn the entire forearm piece into a kind of giant gauntlet, that way my hand 'anchors' the piece and keeps it from sliding around or getting misaligned, with a layer of soft foam around the inside of the elbow end to keep it from flapping around.
>>10183208I haven't decided yet how best to put on and anchor the lower legs, they might have to be in two pieces that velcro or magnet together around my leg.The crotch peice I plan on doing the front and sides out of sintra, but the piece that actually goes beneath my legs out of soft foam. The purpose of THAT decision being that I dont have a hard plastic ass, and I should be able to sit down in the costume. The chest armor I plan on being jointed to a kind of 'mantel' that I wear over my shoulders, which the shoulder pylons are also attached to. Because my head is the neck of the gunbuster, the front of the chest armor will have to come up to about chin level for me to not be giraffebuster. I plan to make the weightbearing parts of the mantel unit out of layers of EVA foam and strofoam blocks, but armor plates themselves could end up being sintra or foam. Depends how things turn out. The shoulder pylons will have to be at least partially removeable for transport. I'm thinking some kind of 'sliding down onto PVC pipe/dowels' thing and let gravity keep them in place. If I am in a position for those to fall off, I have probably already fallen down a flight of stairs anyway. For helping to distribute the weight of the mantel, and for quality of life, I have a backpack unit that acts as a water cooling device. I have used it successfully before with my Bondrewd costume, and for that costume I had a pair of wooden dowels on it so that I could slide a cover on top of it to make it look like his cartridge system. Those dowels are still there, so the way I see it I can wear the backpack unit and use those same dowels to help support the mantel, while also water-cooling this costume so that i can wear it in the summer and not have a meltdown. I plan on doing the Gunbuster with the cape to hide the cooling backpack, and increase my chances of being able to sit down in this thing. without destroying something.
>>10183208>>10183212How does that sound, as far as plans go? Any obvious flaws? Suggestions?
How important is heat setting fabric paints? I'm trying to make a backpack for a cosplay and I've painted it, but there's no real way for me to turn it inside out and iron it from the back as a ton of guides online say to do.I was thinking of either laying a cloth on top of the outside and ironing it like that, or throwing it into a dryer bag and then letting it run in the dry cycle for about 10 minutes.What do you guys think? There's not much info about this online that I could find.
>>10183218you might want to swap the coveralls for a bodysuit. Lycra is very breathable and more skin-tight, which will make it easier to keep the armour on the right spot. If you attach it to 'loose' fabric, it may move and shift more. It also tends to look 'neater'
>>10182895If they're brittle, maybe do two or three more layers of wefts? It won't add too much thickness but will make it a bit more sturdy.Plus hers do have a slight thickness to them. Otherwise they look great!
Made a new pair of slippers for my Caduceus. My old ones didn't really have any shape to them.
>>10183797That's really cute, I love pink cow dad
>>10183208I suggest you make most parts out of something cheap like cardboard or cardstock before making final parts. It will help you get a feel for how things will go together as well as give you a visual impression of how the scaling will look, which imo is the most important thing to focus on with mech costumes. This can save you alot of wasted material from having to do rebuilds.Do lots of testing and practice with your platforms. I use 8-10 inches wiht most of my suits and it takes getting used too. Last thing you want is a broken ankle due to a slip.I second the anon that suggested a lycra zentai suit. http://www.zentai-zentai.com/ and get one with a separate head sock with a face or eye aperture. Removable gloves and booties would be good too.Sintra inst the best for rounded shapes and it doesn't bond well to EVA unless your sandwiching it on flat surfaces. For a build like this with so many rounded parts i suggest you go full eva foam for the build - at least for the major sections.As for how to secure parts to your body or under suit use dense upholstery foam. This wont shift and it will be less trouble than velcroing directing to the suit.The setup you describe for the shoulder mounting is the same setup I used for my alteisen. They are on pvc plugs that drop onto mounts in the torso.
First of all, I want to thanks the anons in the /help threadAnyway, wip of Asgore from Undertale, only crown , shoulders And some gauntlet done, still has to colour them. Needs to be done by October...
Just posted this in the Dutch thread as well. Working very hard to finish this for next weekend. Oh boy. It's far from my usual satisfactory level/quality, but it's not for competing so I can (and had) to lower my standards due to time constraints.
>>10189852Please keep us updated anon! I love this!
Made myself a consistent reference for my next cos since I’m mixing refs and adding non-canon details. I’ll probably start out with the undergarments and making ribbon embroidery samplers.
>>10189852I feel stupid, what series/character?
>>10193355not the op but its from metabots
>>10193310I saw this on insta, I'm very excited to see this project unfold!
>>10193310Anon, this is gorgeous. If your drawing is already this detailed and beautiful, I imagine your cosplay will be tenfold too. Keep us updated!
>>10183751A presser cloth should work, but make sure that it's not textured like a rag, but clean like a linen
I'm just a hobby cosplayer, I do one costume a year and I think I've made two costumes total, the other ones were bought and modified, I'm slowly trying to do my own stuff. This is my first attempt at armor making, each new costume I try to challenge myself with something new. I'm building Fierce Deity Link, but a custom design because I wanted to include a few differences (like the shoulder armor, for example).Also managed to find a good alternative to plasti-dip. And cheaper, too! If you get the chance, buy a 1litre tub of bitumen rubber. It can be mixed with water up to 2 litres, waterproof and a smooth finish. All for $20AUD, Plasti-dip cans being $22 for 330g cans.
>>10189852>>10193355>>10193486Yep, it's Sumilidon from Medabots. A friend of mine (Who also used to post here regularly) did Metabee. We made it in time and people absolutely loved our cosplays.
>>10194765Those are beautiful anon(s)
>>10189852>>10194765Holy shit I'm in love, these are fantastic. Always wanted to do a Medabots cosplay but I know that's still a ways out of my skill level. You and your friend killed it though!Pic related is current WIP. Friend might be doing a Joker cosplay so he's enlisted me to build the mask since that's my forte. First time working with sintra so I'm a bit nervous about cutting and shaping it, but it should work out.
>>10195017Once I finish that though, it'll be full steam ahead on my project for this year. Working on a Redead, starting with the mask. Getting the right shape and dimensions on paper, then I'll move onto foam and whatnot after that.
Cosplaying Single Action Army from Girls Frontline. I just finished the spur leathers, and am starting on her belt-pouch and belts.
Gundam Unicorn is moving along swiftly now. Still need to finish the lower legs, ankles and add various details.
>>10202491This is so cool!
>>10202132Now I just need to finish the belt the pouch goes on, then draft the pattern for the jeans and gloves for the finished cosplay.
Got very hyped about Halo MCC coming to PC, so I decided to build an ODST. Only second time working with EVA foam. I thought I’d start like a month out just for fun and cause I’m hype, but I quickly realized it’s actually an appropriate prep time lol.
I’m a dumbass and forgot to actually post a progress pic.
Base coat of paint is on my staff. Staff itself is a pvc pipe covered in foam strips, crystal is 3D printed. Pretty happy with how the texture turned out.
>>10210267It looks really nice! Did you paint over the crystal or is it straight off the printer?
>>10210390I painted it! The original colour was just a pearlescent white. Here it is in all its shaded glory.
>>10210267All finished now.
The VERY early stages on my mark 1 ironman suit.First project, pls no bully.
>>10212630Is that a staff for Caduceus Clay from Critical Role? It looks amazing!
>>10213412Yep! I wanted to finally make his staff for a photoshoot last weekend, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Thank you!
>>10213385Why is your microwave so low?
What would be the best way to go on about making NVGs ? I guess 3d printing or just byuing a broken one ?
>>10217926ask in the help thread, not the WIP thread
>>10202491Managed to finish Unicorn in time for the event. It still needs alot of small details and changes to make it more accurate and easier to move in. Resigned thighs and biceps will be made and boosters and lighted section will be added to the ankle and back of the calves. He also needs his rifle and shield built Ill try and get all the changes done in time for AWA.
>>10212630I love this.
>>10159409I've had a lot of time to get things fixed up since the whole employment issue, but between commissions and family stuff, I'm only getting around to my projects.Firstly, I just finished sourcing and replacing the parts for my partners 1906 singer Sphinx sewing machine. He does a lot of historic and egl commission work, and doesn't trust his modern machine with silk. It's been a real project, but we finally not only got the parts replaced, but got extras now!having gone through my hoard of fabric, I've decided that I need to make it two more 1780s men's suits. Purple wool, and red wool. Hoping to have at least one of them finished up before a meat / tea party in october. Finally, I'm working on a wedding gift for some of our friends. Going through my mounds and mounds of linen scrap, and cutting out patches to make them a rainbow quilt. I still have 12- 14 other colors to measure and cut, but I'm hoping some of my friends have more colored scrap, of which I can use to make a better gradient.
>>10218961That is damn impressive! Mind if I ask you a question? Me and some friends are looking at doing some transformers cosplay and how do you go about doing arms on something like that where the shoulders are obviously farther apart than they would be on a human body?
>>10219562How are you even real?
>>10219562This is really cool, my grandma has an old singer I'd like to fix up some day
>>10219562How big are your patches?
>>102200883"x3", figuring roughly 2"x2" when stitched. Thinking 24 colors, meaning 48"x48" face, with a 2" border in either white or buff rounding it to a 50"x50" square.
Sorry, I don't know why the last picture was fucking sideways. Anyways, I'm building a bullshit spidy face shell atm.
Finished printing out my Goblin Slayer sword, moving onto the shield now
>>10221449nice! I'm considering getting a 3d printer, but I'm shit at code and programming. is it hard to learn?
>>10221506You don't need to code to 3D print. It's mostly modelling (if you're like me and 3D modelled it) and mechanical calibration of the printer
>>10219589The biceps are padded on the inside of the side that faces away form the body. The side towards the body is cut away. The padding keeps the bicep splayed outward which gives the illusion of wider shoulders
Making feathered tape to make the bust for Sansa Stark/Alayne Stone's season 5 mockingbird dress. 4/8 yards finished.Most of the feathers I got didn't have quite the right shape at the tips, so I've been using a nail scissor to carefully reshape them. I think I've entirely coated my apartment in feathery bits now.
>>10221554Diff anon but also trying to learn about 3d printing. What programs do you use to model and for slicing? I've mostly seen recommendations to start with Blender but everyone has really different opinions on slicing software. And this is a really dumb question but resources aren't really clear about this: the process goes like making 3d model --> slicing model --> printing .STL file, right?
>>10221606For 3D modelling hard surface use 3DS Max or Maya (My go to is Maya). You can get student versions of these indefinitely for all your cosplay needs, just don't use it for commercial purposes. Stay the fuck away from Blender, it's dogshit. It's 0% intuitive and it's only schtick is that it's free, but you can get Max or Maya student versions for free as well.For organic modelling, I use Zbrush. It's a hefty price tag ($895) but it's 100% worth it for detailing and organic stuff. Of course, you can just pirate it if you're just a hobbyist with no commercial intention. As for slicing, I use Netfabb for scaling my models and splitting them into pieces. it's also free for a student licence. For slicing and turning the .STLs to Gcode I use Cura. It's free. As for the pipeline for armour, it's typically Hard surface model (Maya) > Detailing (Zbrush) > Export to Netfabb to slice/scale > Export STL to Cura for slicing > Export Gcode onto USB/SD card to printer > PrintPic related, my Goblin Slayer Armour set that I modelling, printed and painted.
>>10221636This was really informative, thanks! I tried Blender and my only reaction was that it's awful and difficult to use. I'll definitely check out Maya since it's what my friends who do 3d modeling as a job use. (They don't do any 3d printing work which is why my post was full of dumb questions). Really appreciate your help, anon.
>>10221636>>10221554see this is the kind of stuff I need to learn about, cause I'm making my mask the back-assward way/
>>10159631This became popular for all the wrong reaso s and also fuck white fox for bastardizing the novel. Good stuff though, keep it up
>>10221506Not very hard, there's no coding or programming involved and there's a lot of in-depth resources. I don't know shit about anything and I was able to get my 3D printer up and running in an hour or so. Still working on getting the settings just right but if I can do it you probably can too. If you can follow instructions you're fine.>>10221606I use Fusion 360 to model, you can get a free 3 year student license. Fusion 360 is sketch-based which makes it great for mechanical stuff, precise measurements and that kind of thing. Zbrush is good for organic shapes. I use Cura to slice. The workflow is make an STL in Fusion/Zbrush/whatever, slice it in Cura which gives you a gcode file, then the printer reads the gcode and prints your thing.>>10221568Looks good, good luck with cleanup, feathers are a bitch! And keep mites out of your costume, they love feathers.>>10221733A fitted mask would be hard to make on a 3D printer so you might have the right idea anyway
alright, all patterned out, let's see if I don't cock this up.
>>10222941I cocked it up. it looks more like an alien than spiderman mask, and it''s wayy to fucking small.
>>10223427Did you account for the thickness of the foam on the pattern you made?
>>10223482nope. how does one do that? I ask cause i'm fairly inept.
>>10223427If you're making a shell for a Spiderman mask, why did you add on the back part? Almost all the shells I've see typically go as far as behind the ears. See pic for reference. Or are you trying to make something that's more akin to Iron Man? If that's the case you may want to consider making something that breaks into parts that you can piece together. Also if you want something that looks like more of the correct shape you should either make a cast of your head (a lazy duct tape one would be perfectly fine. You'll just need help doing it because doing it alone is damn near impossible. I know I've tried.) or a mannequin head that's relatively close to your own dimensions. This video is an example of what I'm talking about with the duct tape method https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eQFlmmtxKo. Not the best example, but you get the general idea. Looking at the second picture with the tape on it leads me to believe that either the eyes are incorrectly located or you literally have a thing that's more suitable for a female anime character than something realistically human. You definitely want to make sure all that stuff is right before you start any patterns.
>>10223515Add like half or 1/3rd of the thickness to the patterns edges. That depends on how many pieces you got. Experiment. Also pepakura has an upsizing feature.Repairing Gideon from last summer for my s/o. I used shitty spraypaint and a yoga mat for the first one and the paint smeared on everything, because i didn't know that basecoating, acrylics and varnish existed. Also heat sealed the whole thing with a blowtorch so it was crusty too. Ordered some eva foam and bought 8mm solid playmats. It works like a charm.Live and learn.
Progress update on my Goblin Slayer props. I got the sword sanded, gap filled and assembled. Both halves of the shield are sanded, filled and assembled as well. Tomorrow I can start making the shield whole.
>>10221636>Hard surface model (Maya) > Detailing (Zbrush) > Export to Netfabb to slice/scale > Export STL to Cura for slicing > Export Gcode onto USB/SD card to printer > Printand that's why I never learned 3D modeling past just modeling awkward faces and shit
Really impressed with the work of most people in this thread, you people truly are artists.
>>10231643Making humans/organics is pretty complex. If you wanna get started, begin with basic hard surface props. For making humans, not only do you have to learn software like Zbrush you have to also understand underlying anatomy of a human to sculpt.To get into 3D, start small, learn the basics/best practices and move up.
Gunbuster from earlier in the thread. It was sort of a rush job getting it ready in time for Otakon, even as a version 1, but people loved it. I think it looks like crap and needs improvement, but I always think that about my costumes. The feet did kind of self destruct, though. It seems that the contact cement I used was not enough to hold them together with all of the wear and tear. But until then it was a blast. Before I wear this again I would do some reinforcement of certain pieces, I'll have to totally redesign how I do the feet, and I would fill in gaps I didn't have time for before like the upper legs and upper arms (though I'll have to trim the flaps hanging down off the shoulders for anything about the upper arms to even be visible), and I'll want to fill in the middle of the chest piece a bit to make the neck not seem as long. Probably bring in the shoulders to keep them vertical.But aside from the feet thing, not a bad first run of the costume. Cooling vest was MVP again.
I'm working on Atris, and because I'm stupid, decided that all the line work needed to be satin stitched. It's coming out nicely at least. I never want to see another spiral again.
>>10221636Your work is amazing. Do you have any social media that I can follow?
>>10231775That is fucking metal! Bravo!
I've never posted on /cgl/ so forgive me.I've got about a month to make a drow ranger cosplay. Ive made 1 cosplay when I was 16 (Sasuke). So I was just wondering if I could have a few pointers. I've got access to all the good sewing shit through my mum, so I don't think I'll need more equipment.Read the sticky so a lot of my questions are answered, butJust mainly wondering how to make armour smooth so it doesnt turn out looking like paper mache.What should I do about the breast area if im not stacked? Just modify the design to fit flat?Also is a month too short too pump this out with daily dedication and no skill?
>>10232197You are actually looking for the 'help' thread, not the WIP thread, but I can see how that would be an easy mistake to make. I would say that, for a first time project, one month is very short to work with. I think you would have to limit yourself to only a few pieces that you think are the bare minimum for the costume (cloak and bow as your first stuff probably, and then whatever armor pieces you can manage from there. Focus on upper body and arms first, they make a stronger impression in a photo than legs generally do) and then add to it over time. Its doable, but for comparison I did >>10231775 in three months and towards the end I was scrambling for time. Making the armor smooth depends on what materials you use. Personally I would use EVA foam rather than paper mache. Look up tutorials on foam armor, followed by foam sealing. Sealing foam to look smooth involves a heat gun/hairdryer, layers of mod podge, plastidip spray, and then finally paint. Look up tutorials.In fact, thats a good starting point overall. Anything you want to do with this costume I can guarantee has tutorials available online that will show you the skills, materials, and practices involved. Google is your friend here. Another tip, especially because you are trying to save time, is to find anything that you can which you can use as a base instead of making it from scratch. The arm guards, for example, you can probably find sports equipment that fits you can covers the same area, and then glue layers of foam on top to make it look like what you want. That sort of thing. Good luck!
>>10232214Ohhh, good idea with the sports equipment as a base. If I can find some cheap rollerblading gear that basically sets me up for a sturdy costume.
Working on k/da ahri for a group for dcon. Hopefully I will have enough time to make my tail for this con
>>10232197>>10232221For the love of god don't listen to this >>10232214 guy. Just DYOR and stop listening to shits like him parroting the two youtube videos he saw about ""foamsmithing""
>>10232386Did you draft the patterns yourself? It looks really good!
>>10232809Thank you! I actually based it off of the tutorial from Anh Cosplay (listed as "Ahri KDA Pop Star | Cosplay Sewing Pattern" on etsy). i did have to heavily alter the shorts part of the jumper as some small altering on the bodice. The thigh highs I did pattern myself and the one that is done is attached onto dance tights so i dont have to pull them up all the time.
Ahri anon from above, I also finished Equestria Girls Twilight Sparkle, also for Dragon Con
>>10232386The back looks a bit weird but still pretty sweet
>>10232937yea, it was really difficult to fit on myself because of the trim i'm super unhappy with the top of the back, it does still need a hook and eye so it may be flopping funny. but i'll be covered up by the white bolero thing she wears
>>10232941Crisis averted (:
>>10232876Your work is so clean and well-fitted anon! Excellent job.
>>10232758Whats wrong with the advice he gave?
>>10164295because it's distracting and hard to see the actual quality of the claws
WIP Skeksis sculpt for a mask
I'm working on a historical piece, but I'm worried about cultural appropriation. I want to create a maiko/geisha version of sailor neptune, and I've done a ton of research to make sure everything right. Can I get some opinions or suggestions?
>>10237121Well it sounds like you've done your research. I don't know anything about kimonos so can't give any advice, but if you keep it historically accurate I don't see how you can go wrong
Got my tabard finished. I'm really happy with how symmetrical I managed to keep it
>>10237135It looks great anon! One small thing i might recommend is clipping the corners at the bottom a little better while its turned inside out, and then poking them sharp with a chopstick before pressing (unless they're supposed to be rounded, hard to tell).
>>10237161I'm just going to pretend they're supposed to be rounded... Seriously though I actually did clip them, guess I just didn't get it close enough. I can't get a chopstick in at this point but I may be able to wiggle things.
>>10237163https://youtu.be/XH8AdoGYcyMHere’s a small trick for your future projects that might help! It’s such a small detail though, the rest of your costume will make it a non-issue. Good luck on the rest, I’m excited to see your progress!
>>10237121You might want to join kimono research/discussion groups on Facebook and the like. We used to have kimono threads here, so maybe it's worth making a new one to spark discussion?
>>10237175That is incredibly cool, and so simple. Thank you for posting that! Wish I knew that before I made the tabard.
My Goblin Slayer sword is done painting and weathering. I'll be gluing back the grip together soon. Also ignore the fact that the sun completely fucked up the shape of my sword and shield. I managed to salvage what I could. I'm not reprinting this shit.
>>10237288What kind of filament are you using if the sun did that! I'm shocked.
>>10237305PLA. I think it's one of 2 problems. It was either the acetone from the Plastidip that reacted with the sun or I just left it in the sun for too long and the time melted it. Makes no sense since PLA melts at 180-200C and it was only 20-25C that day.
>>10237334That's super weird, I've never heard of either the sun or Plastidip melting PLA. The effect on the shield is kinda cool, it looks like the metal got dented from being hit, but the sword just looks weird. Personally I only use automotive primer on my prints, since I like to sand and prime a few times to get a really smooth surface.
>>10237383Yeah, while the the melting did admittedly give the shield character, it bent and fucked up the sword bad. While I did reshape it with the heat gun, the parts where plastic sank into the hollow areas was unfixable. A big shame and I don't have time to reprint, sand, paint and seal. I'll roll with it but lesson learned; don't leave PLA in the sun for too long.
>>10237399I left a pla print in the sun to dry and it got a little warped, but didn't melt. I'm so sorry this happened, that really sucks. It looks a little weird but not that bad, definitely still usable
I did all I could wiggling and squishing the corners since now that it was brought up, it was really bugging me. And with the rest of the costume being so simple, the tabard is the standout piece. The skirt hem isn't crooked, it's just sitting unevenly at the waist where I shoved it under the belt.The best part though, I actually remembered to put pockets in the skirt.Now I just need to attack it with an iron and work on my wig.
>>10162327And.....finished. The wig I will look for later.
>>10237383>>10237334Yeah acetone doesn't tend to affect PLA much. But reshaping it with a heatgun can definitely make those parts 'sink in'
>>10237121I'm not a specialist of geisha and maiko but I know that one hair accesories worn by maiko is a birakanzashi, it's a miniature fan placed horizontally with thin silver mirror like strips hanging from it, it represent " the mirror of the soul " so it could be intresting for sailor neptune. As for the cultural apropriation aspect, if you have a good face paint application and a great looking wig, so it don't look costumey, it should be okay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MlM7fdQ9rc could maybe gave you a bit of help for the hair decoration and wig
>>10233567He's asking anon to overspend on something which they could do on a dime, and also seeing advice anon's work: not even he takes his own advice to heart.Also using sports equipment as a base will jusst make everything bulky and unsightly.
>>10195020Moving full steam ahead on the Redead, with all of the materials gathered at this point. Mask is nearing completion, just have to paint and add a few details, then it's getting the body suit to look just right.
>>10181893Golden Kamuy cosplays and rifles turned out great. Got a picture with Ian sinclair who does the English voice for Sugimoto. friend decided to go as Ogata a week before hand but honestly his shit turned out better I need some actual jack boots.