Old thread on page 10. >>10183440
Wig recs for Dunban from Xenoblade?
>>10209282Arda’s Tauriel or Virginia. Epic Cosplay’s Nemesis
how do I find a long fake hair bunch for the cheapest possible price?
>>10209586How long do you need?
>>10209586What are you looking for, just straight-up fibers, wefts, extensions?
>>10209602>>10209594just straight up fibers and preferabily as long as possible, mininmum 2meters, but longer would be ideal
>>10209586Buy a cheap amazon wig and cut it
>>102096222 meters is very long, I found these that are 82 inches end to end, usually you'd fold them in the middle but you can make wefts that are the full length: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32799656174.html
>>10209622>>10209649More colors https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32911152199.html
>>10209650>>10209649thanks! just what I was looking for
What’s everyone’s preferred method for building a tinted visor? I’m trying to do one for ODST armor and I don’t know whether I should paint or dye it and/or if I should put a mirror finish on it?
I'm working on Nezuko from Kimetsu no Yaiba and I need help identifying what she's wearing so I can research proper patterning and fabric choices etc. Afaik she seems to be wearing a kimono with a long haori over it. She has an obi, an obiage and an obijime, but what I'm puzzled about is the rolled/bunched up hem of her kimono. Does it have a name? Is it something that's done in real life? I'd love to find photos of actual people wearing their kimono like that.
>>10209266Has anybody used monokote or ultracote on cosplay before? I’m curious about the outcome
Working on a really last minute punpun cosplay. The base is cardboard with craft foam and craft foam primer and a styrofoam top. Should I spray paint the whole thing or use acrylic paint? Or do I spray the base and use acrylic for the top? I'd need to find spray paint that works on styrofoam if I do.
>>10210338Not that I know of, but it's interesting!
>>10210368What primer are you using? I recommend testing it on scrap styrofoam first, styrofoam is tricky because a lot of paints will eat into it and ruin it.
Heya does anyone by chance know if theres a real world counterpart to this headset? mp7 from gfl
So, I want to cosplay Rem, but really insecure because her maid dress is ungodly short. I have boyshorts, but they don't seem to be appropriate for the costume. What underwear should I use to hide my panties?
>>10211234spats or the frilly/puffy underwear the priest from goblin slayer is wearing for example.
>>10211286I have no idea what anything is called desu
>>10211296Google is free
Anyone know how to get 2mm foam to maintain its form when priming it? The instant I start spraying plastidip it curls.
>>10212189Odd, did you heat seal the foam first? It sounds like the Plastidip is shrinking which pulls the foam into a roll. Can you add another layer of foam underneath to help it keep the shape?
>>10209266Can I paint pleather shoes with fabric paint or do I need leather paint?
So I have most of pic related patterned out and traced onto EVA foam, is it realistic to think I can get this done in 3 weeks? I probably have a collective of 80 - 100 free hours to work on it.I've never worked with EVA foam before or have made anything resembling armor so this is a new to me.
>>10212302I did heat seal the foam first. I might not have heat sealed it enough. I judged by checking if surface was smooth or not, but maybe I should have just blasted the foam on super high heat for longer. Although head sealing the foam would also curl it. I tried putting something underneath but it would still curl. I think I might have to use some double sided tape to keep it flat.I don't have much experience working with foam. The reason why I'm using 2mm foam is because I want a really thin profile, but it's giving me more trouble than it's worth. Has no one else experienced these warping issues at low thickness? What's the thinnest mm foam you all have used that didn't give any issues heat sealing and priming?
>>10212426Sure, 100 hours is a lot. Do you just have the armor left or do you also have to do the sewing parts?
>>10212317Get leather paint, fabric paint won't do
>>10212505Thanks!I do have to sew as well but I'm not too worried about those pieces.
Advice on starting to do commissions? I’m pretty good at modeling/prepping meshes for 3d printed props and have been told I should do commissions for it, how do I start to find customers/advertise my service??
Hello there I bought a white turtleneck and wanted to dye it the same navy blue as is on pic related. I have never dyed any garment before, does anyone know of the best and cheapest way to go about it?
>>10212839Firstly I'd advise you to put together a showcase if your best work which also displays your prices. Beyond that I'd say to post on social media and tag your work so it appears in people's searches. Working with commercial characters who are popular also makes it easier for people to see your work and then if their interested will see your prices. This is the easiest way I know of
not sure if this is the right thread, but I'll ask anyway:I've been wanting to cosplay vincent law from ergo proxy for a while now (like pic related) and I have the means to make 90% of it on my own. the only issue is the body/face paint... do any of you consider something like this to be blackface (I'm white, also like the guy in pic related) / do you think it would make other people feel uncomfortable?
>>10213578is "blackface iven that bad when done in the context of a cosplay? You aren't mocking anybody or looking down on anyone, you are just respecting the character by cosplaying as them.
>>10213597I suppose it's more about intent, yeah, but I've still seen white cosplayers get called out for darkening their skin to play certain characters (which I think is a valid criticism, to be clear. you should be able to cosplay a character of a different race without changing your skin color, that goes for everybody).my issue with vincent is that it's not really a racial thing? his proxy form is just a really dark grey/black, not black in the racial sense. the mask alone might be enough to avoid it being called blackface, but I guess it still worries me.I'm probably overthinking this, sorry for the blogposting
>>10213615it's literally not blackface. what in the fuck is wrong with you. it's a character, not a person you are making fun of.
>>10213597It just has a lot of historical baggage with it; just because you don’t intend for something to be mean spirited, doesn’t absolve an action of its greater context. Just cosplay the character as you are, it’s fine. >character is mr popo >wait, shit
>>10213635I tought the historical stuff was mainly dark black with big round red lips. Would just darkening your skin actually be that bad? It kinda feels ridiculous for a person to get upset just for someone painting their skin darker. Not that I have plans on cosplaying as a person of colour
>>10213578Nah, I don't think so. Imagine a white dude cosplaying Dark Link. It'd be weird if he didn't paint his skin dark.
>>10212839It's more about sewing than props but it still applies, I recommend watching a recent video from Morgan Donner about offering commissions>>10213073That turtleneck is black. But my advice, look at the tag that says what kind of fiber it is and get dye made for that fiber. Going from white to a dark color you may have to do it in two or more rounds.>>10213578I don't think it's blackface but people might still say it. Most people won't care though. If you're really scared make your facepaint more grey than black or another unnatural color like dark blue.>>10213597>>10213660I just think regardless of intent, if the thing you're doing is hurting and upsetting a lot (and I mean millions) of people who have a genuine reason to be hurt and upset by that kind of thing, even if you don't personally believe it to be bad, it's very disrespectful to all those people. It's just so easy to not do that. That's why I won't do it and I won't support cosplayers who do it. Anything beyond that is between you, your god, and concerned Twitter users.
Has anyone ever packed wings as checked baggage (flying from between Canada/US)? I'm wondering what the approximate cost would be if it's possible. If it's not possible or too expensive, is there a good way to make each wing separate into 2 pieces to reduce the size? I'm making them out of wire, felt, and real feathers so weight won't be an issue. The harness and wings will be detachable from each other and will look similar to the set pictured, each wing measuring about 50" L X 25" W.
I'm making this sword out of EVA and a base katana handle and I need to have the bottom blade be able to come off for travel purposes. I'm not sure what I would use that would also be stable? I've never made a collapsible prop before and I'm sure I'm over complicating it, but any advice is deeply appreciated.
I tried posting this in the BST thread and they suggested I try posting it here tooWTB a tingle hood. completely serious. I'm visiting a friend in a month and we were going to play wind waker together and use the tingle tuner, and I want to make it so whoever is taking a turn on the tuner has to wear the hood while they do it. don't need anything fancy, and honestly it being mildly shitty might kinda add to the humor. I was hoping I could just find something on ebay or etsy or some shit, but they only have full zentai suit costumes, and I don't want to swap that around with a friend. this is a pretty good example of what I'm looking for, just minus the twink link hair. if you want to make a few bucks for a shitty green hood with stuffed elf ears, then hmu
What kind of fabric should I be using for his outfit? A lot of ready-made cosplays I see look too stiff and I don't like it, so I wanted to make it myself. I want flowy fabric.
>>10213578You're not attempting to emulate a person of African descent or a dark skin color, so no.
>>10210328im not sure if this is helpful but asirpa from golden kamuy also wears a kimono with a rolled up hem. looking at how cosplayers have do it might be helpful
>>10214493I recommend commissioning it, find a local cosplay crafter who offers commissions and be sure to tell them about your short turnaround.
To the anon who replied me here: >>10200375I just want to say thank you for taking your time to answer, the costume is not bad for being a cheap one but at this point I've already decided to buy a proper lolita dress and modify it a bit for the best result. Might post some pictures here once I'm ready. Thanks again.
>>10214905I live in the middle of bumfuck nowhere. there's no "local" anything unfortunately. online is my only option
I'm cosplaying as Nedry from Jurassic Park, and I want to have the East Dock sign with me. As I don't want splinters or having to carry a 20+ wood plank, what's a decent wood substitute? I've tried looking up wood substitutes, but they're all for pillars or columns.
>>10215158Oops, forgot to post it. Also, where's a place to get the signage and the spinny bit?
>>10210006don’t know about making it look amazing but worst case you can just use window tint film
>>10215085By "local" I mean in your country/state so shipping is quicker, since your turnaround is pretty short.>>10215158I'd make it out of foam, it's light and you can create a wood grain with a hot knife/soldering iron.
I'm a somewhat muscular guy with a baby face, who are some good anime/vidya characters I could cosplay as that take advantage of my physique? Pic related is similar to my body.I like Jojo, but probably not that because I don't look manly enough for it. So far all I have is timeskip Eren Jaeger.
>>10215553Go to >>10205325 and fill out the sheet
>>10215553not all jojos are complete beefcakes. Giorno, Gappy/Part 8 Josuke, and a lot other side characters can work
>>10215553Watch more Jojo.
>>10215553It would help to know more about what you like. But Fire Emblem has a lot of characters that I think might suit you.
>>10215532ah, my mistake. I don't even know where I;d begin looking for something like that
I'm making a pretty large wizard hat out of felt, we're talking about almost big hat logan level of hat here. What would be your suggestions for reinforcing the rim so it doesn't droop like crazy?
>>10215678iron on interfacing for heavyweight fabric
>>10215678This is what buckram is for. There are different weights, for something that big you probably want the heaviest.
>>10212189>>10212453That’s VERY odd. I’ve used plastidip on craft foam and I still didn’t have these issues. If you’re using the spray can version, you could be using it too closely. Make sure there’s about a foot of distance between the nozzle and the foam. That’s the only issue I could think of. >>10213073Get an old pot from goodwill. Get about two packages of liquid black rit dye. Boil the recommended amount of water, and follow the instructions. >>10213578As a black woman, thank you for asking before doing it. IMO I think you’re okay since you’re not painting your skin a shade of brown. It’s black, like a void. Think of Dark Link cosplayers.
was thinking of doing a white blood cell cosplay for my next project but ive never used any sort of makeup before. anyone have any suggestions as to what kind i should purchase? I saw some white blood cell cosplay pictures from this years AX and the ones that decided to paint their faces, they all looked pretty bad. they all basically looked like heath ledger joker with that cracky paint job. I definitely want to avoid that if possible. also, sorry if this belongs in a makeup thread instead.
>>10215791A nice, even facepaint requires practice. There are quite a few types to choose from but most people I see use Mehron Paradise paints. I recommend finding a tutorial and following it.
How can I fray the sleeves so it looks more like the right without completely ruining it
I'm drawing a blank for her sword. It's pure lighting. People have suggested the clear worbla but the last time i tried to use it, it dudn't go too well.
>>10214833lightweight cotton twill or something similar. you need something with some amount of structure for the collar and hat
>>10215791i'm not kidding, you should look into clown makeup tutorials/professional grade clown makeup
>>10215801thanks, ill look into that. i guess i probably should specify that i probably need paint that would hold up in hot days since I live in california. so basically something that wouldnt easily get messed up from sweat.
>>10215820Make a shallow cut and pick at the threads with tweezers. Give it a shot on a similar separate fabric.
>>10215829You could cut tinted plexiglass
>>10215829You can try plexiglass coated with resin (Like this; https://youtu.be/pgHmjsoc1LA)
>>10215782What was the thickness of the craft foam you were using? Also I'm spraying 6 inches away and applying the plastidip as shown by KamuiCosplayhttps://youtu.be/WVcfaIGedtk?t=150
>>10215820I've found that a steel brush works really well to fray the edges of fabric. Undo the hem of the armhole, cut a jagged edge, and use the brush on that edge until you like the look of it.>>10215829Sculpt or 3D print a master and mold and cast it it clear resin?>>10216133Alcohol-based face paint is going to be water and sweat resistant. I believe it's also more expensive, harder to remove and worse for your skin, which is why most people use water-based options.
>>10215930Thank you! my biggest problem was that english is not my first language and fabrics don't seem to translate well in most engines
I want to get a wig for pic related, however when I search specifically a ready-made wig for him, it's only available in purple (because it's the color in the anime version). I need it in black.Should I buy that and dye it black, or should I buy a normal short black wig and cut it/style it myself?The problem with the latter is that I am not confident with my skills at ALL. I've ruined multiple wigs trying to cut them.
>>10216981Definitely buy a short black wig and cut it. I doubt it'll even need a style if you can find one the right length. desu, it doesn't really need much, if anything done to it to be styled. Just tousle with a hair dryer, pick some portions for the hair to be made into pointed tips and squish the ends together with a lil gel on your finger tips. You could even run your fingers through it with very little gel to keep it tousled. Hard to fuck up, you should be fine.
what are some good places to buy custom sized costumes from, i want to crossplay zero two but i dont trust anything from ali express
For those of you that have been to Katsu, do the other hotels near the con have convention discount blocks? Or is it just the Gaylord and you have to pay regular price elsewhere? >inb4 it's too early
Is there a name for the base of this type of hat? Its not quite a cop style hat which is what i made the mistake of getting before comparing it to the actual pic, thankfully it was just a shitty 5 dollar amazon one.
>>10217718Looks a lot like Japanese WWII officer caps, pic related
>>10217721>WWII officer cap>50+ dollary doos on Amazonfml i may just have to make it from scratch
>>10217725It's similar in structure but it's not the exact same, you don't need a high quality replica. Just look for an officer cap with the same seam down the front.
What would be the best way to go on about making NVGs ? I guess 3d printing or just byuing a broken one ?
>>10218291I think evike or another airsoft retailer would probably have replica NVGs, presumably with the proper mounting brackets for helmets and such.
I ran out of 4 mm EVA foam for a project that needs to be done ASAP, and I don’t have time to order more. Unfortunately though I only have 2 mm and 7 mm available to me locally.Would it be super dumb to contact cement 2 sheets of 2 mm foam together and treat that as a “4 mm” sheet? I can’t use the 7 mm because I need the armour to be thin and form-fitting, but 2 mm on its own is too weak. I just don’t know if that would work. Any thoughts?
Couple of questions, first, I have an Arda wig in fairy blonde that I want to use for Sypha, any recommendations on what shade of Rit/iDye to use to get the color? CowbuttCrunchies has their dye chart and I’m leaning towards iDye orange since I’ll have the yellow base, but should I attempt to add a touch of brown, or would that make it too dark? Her hair is that weird mix of not quite brown, blonde, or peach.Also, would transpa art be too heavy for a pretty big set of fairy wings? The ones I’m looking to make would be just about as tall as me (gonna make them smaller than exact scale would be) and they’re colored a rainbow gradient that looks kind of stained glass-ish, and I know transpa takes dye relatively well. Just don’t want to die carrying them on my back.
What are the go to youtube channels to watch if I want to learn about foamcrafting as a complete beginner?
>>10218614Punished Props, Zonbi's Workshop, and KamuiCosplay.
>>10218581>would transpa art be too heavy for a pretty big set of fairy wings?I can't speak to the heaviness, but I definitely know that cellophane and cardstock or wire would be lighter.
>>10218636Yeah, that’s what a majority of tutorials suggest but these are gonna have foam details and a couple different layers to them, I was hoping to avoid the wrinkling I’d get from cellophane which is why my mind went to transpa. I’ve just never worked with it so I don’t want to get in too deep!
>>10218713Perhaps plexiglass or vinyl would work better for your purposes?
Is this wig good quality? The image is from wig supplier.com, I've never bought a wig before and I noticed the wig thread was down.
>>10218774Based on the picture alone, it looks a little thin. I'm not sure if that's the weft track poking out over the top of the right side of the bang, but if it is then don't go for it. Not to mention that the styling is horrible.
>>10218781I was going to restyle it if that matters
>>10218784I agree with the other anon, you should go with a more reputable wig brand like Arda or Epic Cosplay. Plus it'll be difficult to restyle a wig that's that thin since there won't be a lot of fiber to work with.
Anyone knows a store that sells cosplay swimsuits? I want to cosplay pic related but all i find is her other ascension outfits
>>10218919The style looks fairly generic, you can probably find it in normie swimsuits
>>10218581I'd try with just the orange first and add brown if you think it necessary, do a test run on just a weft first to get the color mix right>>10218565If you have complex shapes to do with the foam, you should use the 2mm, do the outside of your armor with one layer and pattern an inner layer from it. It will make it stiffer without compromising the shape.
>>10218720Ahhh, I wonder if I can try the vinyl! And plexiglass didn’t even occur to me whoops. Thanks!>>10218948I’ll see how the orange looks, thank you!
>>10218919There's this one in Taobao https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.256.328d348eMzpwAQ&id=576235972570&ns=1&abbucket=18#detailIt's probably gonna roll to Aliexpress or Ebay eventually if you don't wanna order from Taobao. Also like >>10218945 said, you might be able to find that style in normie shops too.
>>10218781>>10218797Thanks anons I ended up going with an epic wig and it looks soooo much nicer
>>10219680Glad you avoided disaster, anon
Male here. I have no experience with cosplay, but I need to know how to do deku makeup. I have found a few tutorials, but I don't know what all I need to do it, and honestly I'd like to know how this person did it.
>>10219738Circle lenses, foundation, concealer, eyeshadow, eyeliner, false lashes, and lip tint. I suggest you learn how to do makeup as a general subject rather than focusing only on how to do makeup for Deku.
>>10218565I've used doubled up 2mm foam as 4mm foam before and had no issues. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that if you have a lot of extreme curves going on, bend the 2mm foam pieces *before* gluing them together.
where does someone get a mask like this.. would I have to try to make it myself, or like, is there a website or... I dont know.
>>10219738would recommend not using that pic as your makeup model if you don’t want to look like a girl. those are some serious lashes, don’t know why they did that because deku doesn’t have eyes like that at all...
>>10219772Research animegao kigurumi
How should I make a bodysuit of pic related?I want the black part to be matte while the white part somewhat thicker and shiny. But how do I achieve that?Get a black bodysuit and paint the white parts on top,get a black bodysuit and use heat transfer vinyl for the white parts,or sew a bodysuit out of two different fabrics? will that affect it's stretchyness?
Trying to do Ozymandias as an EVA foam dipshit beginner.Patterned pic related as a straight up rectangular bicep bracelet and cut it out using 5MM foam.I intended to do this with the rectangle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ5NhDV-YBM and forming it to shape with a heat gun.After doing what the above video does and before gluing/heat gunning it, trying to form the raw foam into shape doesn't make for a smooth circle, it juts out. Trying to cut a little triangle to remove the points doesn't seem to be working Please help this dumdum. Am I supposed to pattern this in a different way?I legitimately don't even know what to google to solve this. Getting super thick foam and just beveling it down would probably the the simplest solution, but I unfortunately don't have the time for that as I'm trying to get this done fast. >Doing ozy as a beginner in a rushYes I know.
>>10220148Consider using eva foam for the parts you want thicker
>>10220275Not bending it into bracelet form, but pic related is what I'm trying to prevent
>>10220148Paint or heat transfer vinyl is likely to crack and just generally look bad. Sewing two different fabrics together seems like the best solution but it's also difficult for the reason you said. Be ready to try several times before you get one you're happy with.
>>10220148>will that affect it's stretchyness?I agree with the other anon, two fabrics is your best best. Choosing the right fabrics here is crucial. You should make sure that both fabrics stretch in the same directions (both two way or both four way stretch) and at roughly the same length. Meaning, you should hold one side of the fabric against the start of a rule and measure out how far it stretches. Don't yank on the fabric, just gently pull them apart as your body naturally would. They need to be at least within half an inch of the same stretch or you're going to run into problems.
In case the guy with the Griffith Pep comes to post hereYou either make it out of paper, then apply resin and bodyfiller before you prime and paint it or you make it out of foam and apply wood glue before you prime and paint it.
Anyone know anybody good for doing commissions? I'd like to commission a Ghirahim outfit and I dont want to use a typical bodysuit, I'd like something that fits a lot tighter and doesnt stretch the diamond pattern.
Good wig to get a hairline like this? Guessing I'll need a lace front. Anything that doesn't charge out the arse for shipping to Australia is a bonus
>>10221096@disastertowncosplay on Instagram has a lot of experience with stretch fabric from making underwear and wrestling gear, ask if they're open for commissions?>>10221101I'm unfamiliar with Australian stores but a lace front is a must.
I'm pretty new to foam smithing and an going to attempt to make my first sword. Any suggestions on how to get a nice bevel on the edges of the sword? I unfortunately do not have a workshop, only small power tools like a dremel, though when using it I end up taking out huge chunks out of the foam every once in awhile. Is it just a matter of learning how to control the dremel better or is there another, better way to bevel?
>>10221281The important thing is to move your dremel in the direction it spins, if you try to go against the rotation it'll be very bumpy. The density of the foam also matters, higher density will rip less and take more detail. Kamui cosplay has a recent video with tips on detailing foam that might help you there.
>>10221281>another, better way to bevelI've not actually tried this but a hand plane or similar might work pretty well if you have access to one
Does anyone have tips for working with knits? I'm making a suit like pic related but I have no idea where to begin since I've never worked with knits before. More specific questions are:>would draping the pattern be better or flat drafting it?>When sewing it, should I sew it with a straight stitch (ofc using a ball point needle) and then serge the edges? I've read that only serging the seam isn't strong enough on its own but other sources say that only serging the seam is ok.
How do I ask an artist who only speaks Japanese if I can cosplay their design?
Ok so im literally going to be the only one in this thread doing this but ok. I'm not into anime, I like star wars, hopefully, someone can help me out considering im making a cosplay. I want my cosplay to feel in universe to the max. So as you can see here, i got this going on. I need a backpack i think, possibly not but still advice is nice. i already have the weapon and holster, i think small assecories is what it needs like necklaces, jewelry, etc.
>>10221720What exactly are you asking for advice on?
>>10221601I recommend starting with a commercial pattern and making mock-ups. If you have an actual serger, you can get away with only serging the seam, if you're using a regular machine you need to sew the seam. A regular straight stitch won't stretch though, so if you need your seam to stretch pick a stretch stitch (not zig-zag)
>>10221673be like hajimemashitekono dezain ga suki desuyoroshikereba dezain wo kosupure shite mo ii desuka? thats some really basic ass japanese but it should get the point across
>>10221912oh and obviously you should include a link to the one you want to cosplay otherwise it will make no sense
>https://camoeyes.com/Is this site legit? I think a gas station around me sells contacts, but I'm not sure - I haven't been in there in years.
>>10221905Thanks. And one more question, should I use a 3 thread or 4 thread stitch on my server? I’m assuming 4 thread would be more stable. I haven’t found a source that says what number of threads to use, only “use a serger!” >>10221912Nayrt but this is really helpful info. Thanks!
>>10221986If you have the manual for your machine it should say in there what stitch is used for what. On my machine the stretch stitch is the 4-thread one.