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i'm trying to make my own resin molds from silicone and i know that the casts are usually made out of clay; but i wanted to ask: can they be made out of EVA foam as well or will the silicone stick permanently/melt?
Trying to make a wig have anime spike hair. Not going to large and only need half of the wig with spikes. I found a guide on instructables but I'm open to any tips or secrets anyone has on this
>>10235530Equipment:>Got2b Freeze Spray (This is THE cosplay wig styling brand for a reason)>Hair gel, fabric glue, or Got2B Glued gel>Teasing brush or a similar natural bristle brush (plastic bristles will get caught or break through the wig's synthetic fibers)>Fine toothed comb w/ a long handle or any thin stick like a chopstick or whatever to separate hairs>hairdryer>alligator clips, barrettes, or anything you have available en masseSteps:1) Separate each spike into 3 horizontal layers: top, middle, and bottom2) Tease the middle layer. This will create your base for defying gravity. Create a dense rat nest at the root and then follow through but taper out to the tip of the strand of hair.2) Seal with a good layer of hairspray from all directions only on the middle layer3) Dry with hair dyer on a low or cool setting to avoid burning the synthetic fibers. I like to wiggle the nozzle of my dryer back and forth to avoid direct and constant heat.4) Gently brush on the top layer over the middle layer and smooth it out, gradually putting it into your desired shape. Use the hairspray and dryer method. Repeat with bottom layer.5) You may find that the tips of your spikes are longer than need be or seem to come apart rather than form the perfect spike. Cut away excess by trimming at a -45 degree angle and then apply a pea-sized amount of either hair gel, fabric glue, or Got2B Glued gel to your index and thumb finger. Twirl the tip between them and set with a quick blast of your hair dryer.6) Repeat until all spikes are completed.Here's a good visual tutorial on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsMfIVK8Vqk
>>10235560Thank you kind sir, you have saved my sorry ass this day
Any idea what to use for the cape and the sword?
>>10235626Sword: EVA foamcape: could be a lot of things, I think making the shapes out of felt and stitching them together might look nice
I'd like to make my skin-tone 2 or 3 shades lighter to achieve an almost translucent skin. What kind of make-up should I buy. Also, if anyone has a tutorial that could be useful, I'd be thankful.Thanks in advance!
>>10235910*sir or madam
Once I heat-seal EVA foam does it ever have to be heat-sealed again? I'm going to be working on and off on a full-body armor set for several months and I'm just worried if I have to seal it again since some of the adhesive will open up from heat and cause certain pieces of fall off or leave visible seams.
>>10235144I'm not sure but if you have the silicone already you could try a small test. I can't find anything online about foam and silicone either, sorry I can't be more help
>>10235865Your skin isn't going to look translucent just with lighter makeup
>>10236009i haven't bought it yet, wanted to make sure it was a route that i could take before spending the money but heck, seems only way to know is trying.thanks for trying, though; i appreciate it.
>>10235618Glad I could help! Best of luck with your project
Planning on going as Char Aznable from Mobile Suit Gundam in a Con coming up but I have zero experience with making costumes. The gloves and the black/gold parts, especially the helmet are my main worries. Any ideas? I wanna avoid spending a fortune on a cheap premade costume
>>10236073The gloves and gold tassel trims can be easily purchased, so don't worry about those. You can use fabric paint or heat transfer paper, or a vinyl transferable fabric to create the look. Consider commissioning the helmet or buying more elements of the costume so that you can put your focus into perfecting it. Worse comes to worse, you could buy a helmet in a similar shape, paint it, and then use foam clay or worbla to create the embossed design.
>>10236075Purchased, like just buy them off of Etsy or something? I’ve never worked with heat transfer stuff either, that’s the stuff with the iron on paper right? I’ll see if I can get a cheap commission on the helmet, but I might have to just buy a premade one. Thanks!
>>10236075Not him, but where can you go to find people who do prop commissions like that? is there a guide for this thread like the buyfag one anywhere?
>>10236076Not the same anon but when it comes to the helmet you can easily buy the it premade from several online store or purchase a 3D print file on Etsy or something and make one yourself.
What's the best stuff to make deco whip out of? Is it worth the cost of single pieces and enough materials for one phone case or would it just be cheaper to buy one?
>>10236076You can purchase the gloves easily off of Amazon (make sure to look for a men's or unisex size as brides use white gloves a lot). The tassel trims can be purchased from a variety of places like Amazon, Hobby Lobby, Joanns, historial/military clothing sites, etc. Make sure to use consistent reference photos though, because the tassels look very different in the second photo. If you're going by the second photo, the tassels would go beneath that flat pauldron-esque thingy (which you could again, make out of worbla or foam clay).>that’s the stuff with the iron on paper rightYup, pretty simple. You print out your design onto special paper, then use a cloth or towel in between your iron and smooth it on as the directions instruct. It won't give you top tier quality but it will give a simple and neat finish. Vinyl will look nicer but requires a steady hand or a circuit machine to cut out the design. I hear that some people take commissions on just recreating those designs and sending you the cutouts. Best of luck!
>>10236078There is no existing guide currently. Essentially you should visit FB Commission groups to take a look at different prop makers' catalogs and then get quotes from them on your project. Twitter and instagram are much more popular resources, but they don't have groups where you can look at a ton of commissioners at once, you'll just have to search through the "(cosplay/anime/prop/costume) commission" tags
>>10236082Not sure what it's made out of, but there appears to be plenty of listings for sale at $3-5. Seems worth it to me.
>>10236081>>10236084I’ll look into those, thanks so much for the tips. Looking forward to my first cosplay!
>>10236086Thank you. I'm surprised to hear about the guide, but the fb groups/tags is just what I was looking for
Posted in the last thread but didn't get any answers, so- someone helping me at a con with my lace front spilled Spirit Gum on my costume, does anyone know how to remove it without ruining the costume? the material is a Taffeta. we have tried Spirit gum remover, tide pens, shout wipes, rubbing alcohol and water, most made no difference whatsoeverAny help would be appreciated Thanks!
>>10236094why don't you just google instead of asking 4chan? You'll get a ton of hits in less than 1 second, whereas here you might get one answer in an hour and then nothing else for a whole thread? https://www.google.com/search?ei=riVJXeqVMuHY9AOH9JSgCw&q=how+to+get+spirit+gum+out+of+clothes&oq=how+to+Spirit+Gum&gs_l=psy-ab.1.5.0i7i30l10.12250.13367..17532...0.0..0.92.548.7......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0i13.XLyV-pffrks
>>10236098you'd think I'd be asking 4chan if i hadn't already tried google? if you looked at those results (like i did) its either a dead thread with no answers, how to remove it from the skin. saying "use the remover" which as I said above, did not work. I more or less wanted answers more directly from other cosplayers not "google it" sass
>>10236110There's too much of that shit. I always see genuinely retarded questions get ignored (or answered) then anons getting pissy like this at posts that have plenty of troubleshooting done already. To be fair, I think it's pretty obvious you're fucked though. You'd probably get better results emailing the spirit gum's manufacturer.
>>10235959You only have to re-seal it if you cut or sand it in a way that exposes unsealed parts of the foam, since sealing EVA foam is basically just melting the top layer of foam to close air cells.
>>10236032Do you have any tips for achieving that without makeup?
>>10236133You can't, your skin just has to be like that. Short of locking yourself in a dark room for months you're just not going to achieve that look.
Does sealing and priming foam mean the same thing? Am I supposed to do one before the other or only do one? I only know of heat sealing foam, what other products to seal or prime foam is good?
>>10235865You’re not going to have translucent skin as the other anon said but you can get a pale CC cream to lighten your tone a bit. Anything that leaves a white cast does the trick, most Japanese sunscreens do this too. Often the cast just makes you look a bit ashy and ill but if that’s what you’re after then it could work.
>>10236089Happy to help.>>10236091Now that you mention it, I am too. I suppose because commissioners open and close slots so often that it'd be hard to keep consistent links, but a simple how-to and etiquette guide would be helpful. Glad I could provide you with something useful.
>>10236238Dropped my pic, this one has a white cast which you could use as a base for any paler foundation.Don’t forget to blend at your neck!
>>10235865Can you post a picture of what you're trying to achieve? A comparison to your skin tone would be helpful too, but I won't press for personal photos
>>10236220No, sealing foam is essentially what this anon said: >>10236131>since sealing EVA foam is basically just melting the top layer of foam to close air cells.You are making the foam a smoother surface to work with. Priming is makes the foam a unified solid color to create a blank canvas and more firm liquid base to paint upon.
Any recommendations for a character with part of their face covered that's more interesting than a cowboy/bandit?
>>10236266Google "character with mask" and take a look at the images. That's a tall order you're asking.
>>10236098This is such a retarded answer. Learn to read the whole post instead of going with a knee jerk “jUsT gOoGlE iT” answer when op clearly stated that they tried a bunch of methods and none of them succeeded.
Soo, i'm planning on making a sculpt of a Skeksis from The Dark Crystal, and i've hit a roadblock, originally the plan was to use this (pic related) as the working stand and buff it out with paper and foil then sculpt the bust and cast it in plaster before using silicone/latex to make a mask,But is there a better way? is it possible to paint the latex directly onto the bust and then peel it off without losing the detail? i've not done this before and would appreciate any input
>>10236238Thank you, I'll look it up! I was thinking more of theatrical make-up like they use in movies, but this may be a good option.>>10236242It's for Nehelenia. I'm quite pale myself, with a pink undertone, but I wanted to look ghostly and ethereal, if that makes sense. Her skin-tone varies in reference pictures though, so if I can't do it there's no problem, I just wanted to give that extra-step.
I REALLY didn't want to make a sweater from scratch, and I REALLY didn't want to buy some designer expensive shit for a wear-once-or-twice cos.Any ideas where I could buy something as similar as to pic related as possible? Surprisingly google, amazon, ebay, and ali aren't helping me. It's either not the right color, not striped, etc.English is not my first language either, so maybe i'm missing some keywords/color names, suggestions for those are also appreciatedlocation is west europe (portugal)
>>10236364another pic for reference just in caseseriously, what is this color? are there specific names other than... pink?
>>10236088I mean is it worth buying a pre-made deco case by someone else, not is it worth buying pre-made Deco whip. The cases run around $30-$50
Repost cause I'm retardedAny tips/recommendations for creating the pattern on the shoulders? Lore wise they're stitched, but I think I would have an easier time of it using a fabric marker of some kind and drawing the design on. I have the perfect shirt, already extremely worn, it's 100% polyester. Seems like the edding 8040 laundry marker is my best bet for drawing black on polyester, anyone have experience with a similar project or edding products?
>>10236464You might just be better embroidering it. It looks fairly simple, and if you fuck up you can just cut the threads. It'll look way more polished, for the theme, and won't risk running with moisture.
>>10236464>>10236476http://www.molliemakes.com/home/library-embroidery-stitches/Here's an easy guide, you'll probably want to do some satin stitch circles for the dots.
>>10236339WIP to bump
Please help what would be the best chest binder to purchase for crossplay?Alternatively is there a nice sports bra you suggest that would be more comfortable that would do a good job?
>>10236356Nehelenia is my dream costume, holy smokes. Since you're already pale, rather than focusing on getting your skin tone lighter, I think you should focus on making it glowy and dewy. It'll bring out the existing color in your skin but also give you that goddess look. Here's some products for example: https://goop.com/beauty/makeup/glowy-makeup-look/
>>10236382For the cost of deco whip and accessories, I think it's definitely worth diy-ing. Depending on the cost of accessories and the blank phone case, it would only be around $15-20
>>10236500>Alternatively is there a nice sports bra you suggest that would be more comfortable that would do a good job?No. Nothing will do a better job than a binder. Bras are created to support, not erase the existence of tiddies completely.
>>10236500>>10236509There actually is one called "the magicotton bra" that trannies like to use since apparently it works as well as binders but is more breathable. I suspect they were ones with small cups however, there's no binder that'll make anything over a C cup invisible. They also use KT tape, which if you're small enough could even let you have a partially open chested cosplay, but you have to be careful to protect your skin. If crossplay is something you're really interested in they're going to have the best tips.
>>10236500just buy the best reviewed stuff on ali
>>10236082Do you mean the whipped cream like in pic related? That’s silicone like you’d find in a hardware store. There’s about a million decoden videos on youtube from best deco whip methods to mixing colors. That being said, it’s cheaper to just buy a case instead of buying materials to make one. In addition to the cost of materials, you also have to spend the time and energy to perfect your techniques. The cost of materials alone will probably be around the same as buying a premade case.
>>10236480>>10236476Thanks, I think you're right I'll give it a shot
>>10236505How great! I hope you can do it soon, she's such a great character and so beautiful! I really hope I can pull it off too! But the costume is quite challenging... Thanks for your advice, now I have a better idea of what to look for!
What’s the best source for medium quantities of non-textured Eva foam in the US at the moment? I need about one yard x four yards of untextured 4mm or 6mm
Does someone know how to get eva foam in Hamburg? Not keen on ordering online since that usually takes time and i want to get my stuff done for gamescom. thanks.
>>10236486Updated progress on bird boi
>>10237067Post this in the WIP thread
>>10237071my bad i goofed
Im trying to do Jojo's shoulder pads but I don't know where to start to get the "shell" shape, any tips?I was gonna use EVA foam but I don't have much experience with it
>>10237084There are plenty of tutorials for Eva paldrons, start with one of those and modify it to fit the shape
Does this thinner fabric look good or should I get a thicker serape?
>>10236691The costume and wig difficulty is exactly what's been keeping me from her. I hope everything goes well with you!
>>10236715Joann's now carries EVA foam.
>>10237130If I'm seeing that right you at the very least should get something that isn't transparent, besides it looking too delicate I think the whole point of those things is to block out the sun
I'm going to a medieval/Tolkien festival in 2 days.I want to do an elf Cosplay at least I have some good androgynous facial features, long straight hair and green eyes and I'm also tall 1,85m.help me.
>>10237233So what's your question?
I have a vintage shirt with about a million tiny rhinestones.It's over 10 years old and they're pretty much all falling off at the slightest touch.I've been gluing them back on with yellow contact glue one by one but it's getting tiresome and futile. I glue one, another one falls off.What do you recommend I do? Scraping them all off and inserting them back with proper rhinestone glue seems a bit aggressive. I'd rather not forcefully remove any.I realize this isn't directly cosplay related but /fa/ hardly has the expertise.
Could someone please tell me the name of the type of bag Kiki carries? I can't seem to find any bags made for cosplay nationally, and would like to purchase a similar looking one.
I need a makeup tutorial for men cosplaying male characters.All I can find is either advice for men who intend on cosplaying female characters, or women who intend on cosplaying male characters. Neither of these applies to me.
>>10237853what kind of makeup do you need then? if you have a male character who doesn't wear makeup then you probably don't need it either, otherwise there's certainly plenty of gender neutral tutorials for the effect you want
>>10237853Just look up basic tutorials.So like, how to apply foundation. How to define eyes in a natural-looking way. Maybe a natural-looking makeup tutorial. You basically want to even out your skin tone and make your eyes pop. It won't be that much makeup.
>>10237863> if you have a male character who doesn't wear makeup then you probably don't need it either,Different anon, but can't say I agree with that. It's the eqiuvalent of wearing a ballgown with flip flops. Your face is very important focal point to bring the whole costume together. Anime characters aren't going to have imperfections unless it's vital to the story, but humans do. Basic makeup is necessary to buff out those imperfections.
>>10237932i agree for the most part, but i think that's a little overkill if the dude can't even figure out where to begin looking. then again, everyone does have to start somewhere
>>10237959That's a fair point.
is there anything that works well for making a stencil that sticks to skin temporarily to get crisp lines for designs/tattoos that i am coloring in? particularly on my face.or even, would small pieces of a non fray fabric stick to skin with spirit gum?
Rec good tattoo covering creams, got a tattoo on my forearm I want to cover for cosplay.
>>10237853As the other anon said, you just really need to look at basic/natural makeup tutorials. Alex Faction on Youtube has some older videos where he does some natural makeup for men. The only difference with cosplay is learning how to make your face look like a different person, but if you're just starting out with little/no makeup experience, just do the basic stuff for now.
>>10237987Do you just need a stencil or are you sticking something to your face? I've used cheap plastic folders/dividers to make tattoo stencils. >>10238027Kat Von D has some stuff for tattoo coverage.
Anyone know how to make, or where to find a template for the cape/cloak hood this Rey from Galaxy's edge is wearing?
h-hipls help me pick one based on the color (and how it matches with my skintone)disregard texture, I'll modify any of them anyway for a final result
>>10238077i would say leftmost, but i don't really like pink on light skinned people in general. feels like double dipping.
>>10238077what are you choosing for? hard to tell what looks best for the cosplay as well as matches your skintone, but I think right or left look best with your tone.
>>10238092>she's never seen a man's legs before
>>10238097I was making a joke, but it was kind of rude so I don't really have any right to tell you to cool it. I honestly don't think that's a man though if that's the part that's making you uncomfortable.
>>10238077i keep seeing different colors with my eyes so here's another pic for reference, i dunnoI keep having a mental fight with the top color. Sometimes it looks like wine/burgundy, others it looks like plain RED, especially in low light, and that's what I fear, I don't want plain red. >>10238079ok, thanks! taken into consideration.and I don't know how light skin i am... I know for a fact I struggle a lot with foundations lol. pretty golden I think? like piss yellow? that gets orange-brown tan if I stay in the sun too long with no spf.that's all I know>>10238089many thanks! it's for doppio vinegar! the problem is he (and other characters from the series) has various color schemes in different media, so I think just about anything goes. That's what I like about it in a way, being able to play with it. But also gives way to being more indecisive.
>>10237863The basic idea is that highschool students don't have beards, but my five-o'-clock shadow tends to be pretty noticeable even after shaving, not to mention there's some red spots on my cheek I'd prefer not be there for photos. Apparently something called BB cream is useful?>>10237888>>10238033Awesome, thanks. If I run into any problems I'll be back here.
>>10238110i hope you didn't go shave because that anon was being a dick. anyway it doesn't really help these photos look like found footage, it's hard to tell what the colors would look like in normal lighting. not that i could take photos that look any better. still, the maroonish one looks best to me, i think you should decide more based on the colors in the rest of the outfit you pick instead of on your skin.
>>10238114BB cream is like a lighter foundation, good for the skin but not for coverage.What you need is color corrector/concealer. Honestly look at beard-covering tutorials for drag queens. They go very heavy with it, but the general idea is the same.>>10238117Don't you have anything better to do
>>10238116aw shucks, hah. nah don't worry about it, I'm insecure, but, really, shaving is a whole too hell of a task to do just for the sake of some rando on the internet. I think. (I just went out for a fri night and figured eh, might as well do a full pamper and shave.) I made the photos raw as possible because I don't wanna tamper with them and make the colors turn out exactly what they're not IRL. (I tend to do that a lot I think.)the rest of the outfit I'll pick will also be the same color, I think. Maybe? Damn, now that's another decision to add. The character either wears hot-pink pants (with the rest of the hot pink outfit) or purple pants in the media types... thanks anon, bless your heart.
What is the best place to sell your old cosplays nowadays? I'm talking pre-made costumes from Taobao, not self-made ones. I don't have a cosplay insta or facebook to sell them in, and I live in a small country so I'm gonna need to sell internationally.Ebay? Debob? Something else? I was thinking ebay since it's full of pre-made Chinese cosplays anyway, I'd be selling the same stuff but used and cheaper.
>>10238164Depop and Facebook buy sell groups
>>10238121Damn, I was really hoping to not have to go into that section of the internet. If it's the only way, though, so be it.
>>10238164I use Ebay but keep in mind: people who buy these cosplays are stingy as fuck. Expect to sell it for around $30-40 regardless of quality or what condition it's in. I don't mess with Facebook groups so I don't know if they're any better.
>>10238050Different anon, but Makeup Forever's Camouflage concealer
>>10238057I think it's just a long rectangle of fabric wrapped around her head a certain way. It doesn't appear to be stitched anywhere.
>>10237396get a new shirt because that one is ugly as sin
I need a cover for my neck and lower chin but the rest of my head is in a helmet. I imagine a full face balaclava will cause heat stroke and premature death, but a simple dust mask will slide right off. Is there an alternative or other simple solution? Thanks!
>>10238164I prefer depop. FB is full of minors who will try to lowball or beg for discounts and depop is just easier to use.
Looking at wigs for my Keanu cosplays and I keep going back and forth on whether to get a lacefront or not.He does have a slight widow's peak, but it might be something where I can just style the part and bangs to get close enough - I'm just not sure if the lacefront is worth the nearly-double price tag.Thoughts?
>>10238328If you give a shit about looking good in photos, go lacefront. Amazon has some affordable ones. If it's just for a gag or good times, then go for the cheaper one
>>10238303i get more lowball offers on Depop than i do Facebook... sigh
>>10238183>>10238193>>10238303Thanks gulls, I'm gonna try both Ebay and Depop
>>10237959Just a light foundation with a touch of brown eyeliner to make the eyes pop and a light contour to avoid looking flat in photos is a good start
>>10238328I do think it's worth springing for the lacefront in this case. The widow's peak looks about right for him, and you'll probably won't need to trim it much.
>>10238328could always buy the cheaper one and hand ventilate, for a widows peak that subtle it wouldn’t be too much work
>>10238243So you want to use like the bottom part of a balaclava or the top of a turtleneck, I think if you cut holes at the top to hook over your ears it won't slide down your face all day.
I've got a pair of white canvas shoes I want to turn pink. Is the easiest way acrylic paint mixed with acrylic fabric medium?
>>10238558>acrylicFuck no, do not ever use acrylic paint on anything that bends, it cracks really badly.Use fabric paint, leather paint is fine too.
Okay actually urgent question I have no fucking clue on, if I’m dressed as a passable girl do I use the men’s or the women’s restrooms
>>10238585what are the laws on your country? bring your ID with you and go on the restroom that is as the gender/sex that is marked on your ID. if anyone causes a ruckus, last case scenario you have your ID. that is the mentality I have. I know how you feel a lot.
>>10238585Depends on where you are.Most of the time, people don't care as long as you don't bother anyone.However women are the absolute shittiest when it comes to people who don't pass, so if you're feeling unsure, use the men's room.
>>10238585Men's, worst case scenario a pic of you at the urinal becomes a meme. Too many meddlesome people want to police who gets to use the ladies' room.
>>10238510>>10238538Good idea, thanks!
>>10238568So would Angelus leather paint and a sealant work?
>>10238646Yeah! I use stuff called Leather Studio but Angelus works just fine too
Got some glue on some fabric. I got most of it off, but there's still a dark outline of where it was. What can I use to take it off? It's 91% polyester, 9% elastane.
>>10238585If you're in the US, you're legally allowed to use either one. Doesn't really matter
>>10238763I honestly can't see it at all
>>10238812I can see it, it's a little ring where it looks like the fabric has been buffed down or filled in a little. I can't imagine ever being able to see it in person though.
>>10238765It matters which state you’re in
I want to cover a steel helmet with Worbla and cut out the Holes on the side of the helmet so i dont have to cut holes in the Metal, does anybody have an Idea how to do this?...
>>10238938Pic is the helmet, a 30€ replica
>>10238763What kind of glue? The fabric glue I have uses acetone to melt fabric, so your best bet is rubbing alcohol if yours is similar. Honestly though...it doesn't show that much. Sometimes I've discovered it is best to leave things like that alone rather than mess with them. It can make it worse when you rub on the fabric depending on the material.
>>10238812>>10238816It's a little bit more noticeable in person as it's darker and not the only spot on the costume. I blame my shitty lighting though.>>10238952I probably will leave it, and worse comes to worse, I'll redo it. It wasn't that hard or expensive to get it to where it is now anyways.
I painted a bought good quality paper-mache mask and made it into a mask (pic related). I can tie it around my head but the mask's nose is a bit smaller than mine so it makes it hard to breathe.Does anyone have any tips on how to help this? I already thought about putting a bit of evafoam on the inside of the nosetip so it'll sit a bit further away from my face.
>>10238991Is that a nostril hole on the right? I'm an autist for accuracy, but maybe bite the bullet and make two, breathing is pretty important.
>>10235141Anyone have a database with pictures of all the possible fe 3 houses outfits? Friends r all cosplaying from it and i wanna see all the outfits ;-;
>>10239004Are you looking for just the regular outfits they wear out of battle or also the class outfits? If it's the former each character has a gallery on the fire emblem wiki with their student uniforms and their regular outfits post timeskip but I don't think there's a gallery for the latter since there's 45 classes and almost as many playable characters.
>>10238994It's fan-art, as the only official pic that exists doesn't show her very clearly. My mask already has two nostrils but my nose gets pushed in by the bridge of the mask's nose.
>>10239023I'm a little retarded so I can't visualize it, but that's ok. From what I do understand though I feel like it would be better to have padding of some sort, I'm thinking like how glasses have those little pads so the frames don't dig into the bridge of your nose.
>>10238938Easy. Put a large enough piece of worbla over the metal helmet and use a heat gun to shape it. Heat > semi-cool > shape with hands > fully cool > repeat until satisfied
>>10239029No problem Anon, we're all a little retarded sometimes. But that does seem like a good idea! On both upper sides of the nosebridge.
>>10239037Glad I could help, I hope that makes it comfortable to wear.
>>10239013I’m looking for all the class+character combos ;-;
>>10239046Okay, I don't think there's any such gallery yet but I can try and figure out if I can easily upload pictures from my Switch and make one
I'm looking for a nice pair of brown walking heels suitable to be worn with classic lolita and toned down sweet. I had a pair by Cobb hill, but they don't make them any more. Any suggestions?
>>10239313Try asking a lolita thread. This thread is mostly for cosplay.
why is there even a Yosuke USA store if it doesn't ship to the USA? why is it even called that? am I being retarded? Am I missing something?
Is there a difference between cold enamel and resin, or is it the same thing?I can't find much info comparing and contrasting them online.
>>10239683cold enamel is epoxy resin, when people do resin crafts it's usually urethane resin. They have some differences in properties, Smooth-On's website has a lot of great info on everything molding and casting if you're interested.
>>10239744So for dimensional jewelry like pic related, would epoxy be better? I don't have access to a kiln for traditional enamel but would like to add it to my skillset.
>>10239749So this is painted over metal, right? In that case I think cold enamel is more appropriate, urethane resin is usually for casting pieces rather than application over another material
Anyone know where to find patterns for asymmetric jackets/other cyberpunk fashion or would I need to frankenstein one?
What sites are out there for printing custom-prints fabric? Any suggestions? I live in midfuck nowhere in the EU.
>>10239945Spoonflower has a factory printing fabric in Germany
Anyone know of any boot like the ones on this 3D Model? Don't worry about the metal-like bits on them, I'm going to make them out of EVA foam, just need a good base boot.https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/colonel-autumns-coat-with-variants-a4d92dffdcc343efb8576a9e2d58206e
I can't find a wig for Natori Sana like pic related, can you help me?
>>10239939Tough question. You would definitely need to find an indie pattern company or search through etsy. Otherwise, yes chop 'em up. /fa/ might be able to help you out. They specialize in cyberpunk / combat / streetwear styles.
>>10240125Prestyled or unstyled?
>>10240130Both are okay, thank u anon
>>10240125>>10240131EpicCosplay:NYX-Blonde Mix ($37.99) - Closer in color, but no hime cut>https://www.epiccosplay.com/collections/nyx/products/nyx-blonde-mix-long-straight-cosplay-wigL-Email Wigs:1) ($26.25) - Nice color, correctly length, would require bangs styling>https://www.wig-supplier.com/anime-hakata-tonkotsu-ramens-ling-xianming-cosplay-wigs-yelllow-long-straight.html2) ($28.75) - Requires minimal styling; just a quick snip at the bangs and shortening / straightening the bottom>https://www.wig-supplier.com/onmyoji-cosplay-wig-heat-resistant-cosplay-100cm-wig-long-curly-blonde-synthetic-hair.html3) ($17.50) - Nice color, a little more styling required>https://www.wig-supplier.com/90cm-long-himouto-umaruchan-doma-umaru-cosplay-wig-zy173-p-3823.html4) ($16.21) - unstyled>https://www.wig-supplier.com/80cm-long-straight-kantai-collection-shimakaze-cosplay-wig-p-3413.html
>>10240124They seem like generic steel-toed boots
>>10239939Don't waste your time searching - if you're skilled enough, modifying a coat or jacket pattern shouldn't be too hard.
I've never been to a con in a helmet and I can't see jack shit at my chest or lower. Am I going to kill a kid by running them over? I don't want to take the helmet off constantly to walk around.
>>10240362It would be best to have a handler with you, this is what people do when their costume is impractical. If not, you'll have to take off the helmet, or you risk hurting someone, probably yourself. I know it's a pain, I did a Firekeeper cosplay and I was completely blind with the mask on, but it's better than to fall and break something.
>>10240378I'm not sure the person I'm going with is going to want to babysit me the whole time. I'll take it off if I walk up the vendor areas I guess.Thanks for the advice anon! Any pictures of your Firekeeper?
I've tried the bodysuit pattern of kwik-sew 3052 and it doesn't fit.Everything sits fine exept at my breasts.What's the best way to adjust the pattern? Or should I use a different bodysuit pattern?
>>10240446No pattern is going to 100% fit your body as is, if it's only the boobs that cause you trouble it's probably the best fit you'll get without alterations. I couldn't tell what kind of alteration you need without seeing the piece though.
Not sure if this belongs here, but is there any good swap meets around the LA area? I have a bunch of extra weebshit and selling in person is fun but it'd be a waste of time if only tops 50 people show up and I won't be able to get rid of anything. Ik they have one at Anime California but 8pm-12am isn't very tempting+fees, and Fri/Sat sold out alread, going Thursday would be not worth
Im currently planning a harlequin costume, and im having trouble with how i should tackle the pattern for the better half of it.Its impossible to find the exact fabric i want.I thought about dye stamping one layer first; the colors, and then dye stamping over that layer with the black "background"Or getting black fabric and using a thick paint/dye that will rest on top of the fabric?I dont know i need suggestions!
>>10240446Is it too big or too small? If it's too big, you can just put it on inside-out, pin it until it fits, and sew those up.If it's too small, you'll have to start over and modify the pattern where needed.As the other anon said, no pattern is going to fit you perfectly, especially not a bodysuit.>>10240601Which fabric are you having issues with? It looks like you'd be able to find most of those fabrics with the right search criteria. The only issues I'm seeing are with the little gold bits on the blue part of the hat, and the brown/black stocking, but those are both easily modified.
the picture isnt my costume. its not the fabric itself im having issues with. Im wondering how i should transfer my pattern ON the fabric
>>10240626Can you post what you actually have in mind, then? Your descriptions are honestly not really helpful.
Does anyone have any other good character suggestions for this body type?I'm 6'4", 165 lbs. The same height as Doug Jones, who plays Abe Sapien and Pale Man, but he's 145 lbs.A character with martial art skills is a huge plus.
I'm looking at putting together a luxray gijinka, anyone have any suggestions for what I could use for yellow arm stripes? Other then just sewing some onto my shirt.
>>10240986If I was designing a gijinka of the Luxray line I would do an ancient Egyptian inspired style, since Shinx > sphinx, and I always saw their yellow arm bands as gold bracelets. But you could probably do something else with the bracelet idea, since you might get shunned for appropriation or whatever if you're going to a con.
>>10240777Please do Prince Nuada.
>>10240997Alright, I can dig on that, could look pretty awesome.
>>10240777If you have a pretty face you could do Alucard from Castlevania.
If i cosplay as Wayne from Wayne's World would I be laughed out of the convention? I'm going to my first convention and I really like this character, I've even got impressions down and everything.
>>10241016People cosplay stuff like that all the time, you'll be fine. Just try to be as accurate as possible with the actual costume so that people can easily recognize you and don't forget a good wig.
>>10240446Have you tried adding bust darts?
>>10240601>Its impossible to find the exact fabric i want.Why? These fabrics don't look particularly unique or hard to find.
>>10240644Agreed. I'm not even sure what part of the costume anon is intending on dye stamping and why that would be their first choice over finding the right or nearly right fabric(s). Or just dying each portion individually.
>>10240986Sewing the stripes only on the back of your arms and having a black top would be an interesting albiet straightforward way to approach it. Can you give us a better idea of what you already have planned for the costume so that we can fit it in better?>>10240997I second this idea tho
>>10241024>and don't forget a good wig.This is what really makes it.
Recommendations for sites to buy good premade costumes from?
>>10241145>>10240609>>10240449Forgot to mention; at my bust it's righter than the rest of my body. creating a weird shape at my upper body.I adding a few small bust darts and the shape looks less weird now. Still not perfect but I guess it's good enough.Thank you for the advice.
>>10241000That's one of my favorite picks too>>10241011Thanks. I'll look into what he's like. Never played Castlevania.
>>10241205Depends on what you need, but aliexpress and miccostumes are decent. I don't know if Bodyline's still around but they had some stuff.
>>10241205If you’re comfortable with it, definitely buy from Taobao instead of Aliexpress. A cosplay I bought was $300+ dollars from Aliexpress, but only $70 + $30 shipping from Taobao. The Aliexpress listing likely had stolen photos too, haha.
>>10241306For the quickest route: watch the anime, it's animated really well.
I have a convention in 20 days, and my friend "borrowed" my Ariel wig and returned it in really shitty condition. Is there a place I can find a good Ariel wig that can arrive in less than 20 days and under $60?
>>10241306this:>>10241548>watch the anime, it's animated really wellI was the one who suggested Alucard and yeah I meant the anime one.
>>102415631) Stlyed or unstyled2) Is the wig unfixable?
>>10241676I can style it, and there is no way to fix it. She brushed all the curls out and chopped up the bangs by "trimming" them.
I'm going to PAX in a little less than two weeks and I'm having difficulty figuring out what to do about Richter's coat from Castlevania SotN. I have everything else figured out well enough, but I'm unsure how to handle the coat. I'm a beginner and have no experience with sewing or tailoring but I'm willing to try it and this is going to be the first time I'm cosplaying. If that seems too hard for a beginner in the time frame, does anyone have any similar long dark haired characters I could go as? I'm not against crossplaying, assuming the outfit is simple enough. Thank you for any assistance.
>>10242007Oh that sucksArda and Epic Cosplay both ship quickly if you're down for styling it again.
>>10242007Jesus christ, that's horrible. My condolences. Try the store MapofBeauty on Amazon or Aliexpress. You can get it shipped through Amazon by tomorrow or in about a month through Ali. Their wigs are good quality for the price, are heat resistant, and can withstand some styling.https://www.amazon.com/MapofBeauty-Straight-Cosplay-Costume-Fashion/dp/B00GPHK6Z6/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1K82GTQ34R6C5&keywords=red%2Blong%2Bwig&qid=1566073354&s=gateway&sprefix=ps4%2Bcharger%2Caps%2C581&sr=8-4&th=1https://www.amazon.com/MapofBeauty-70cm-Curly-Costume-Cosplay/dp/B00K2QP7XW/ref=sr_1_8?crid=1K82GTQ34R6C5&keywords=red%2Blong%2Bwig&qid=1566073354&s=gateway&sprefix=ps4%2Bcharger%2Caps%2C581&sr=8-8&th=1
>>10242008Two weeks isn't much time to go off for an experienced seamstress. You should purchase a coat that you can easily alter or reconsider your character choice.
I only started cosplaying in the last year, so I'm still pretty new to the hobby, and mostly do either sewing or work with EVA foam, and I don't really know of other stuff to work with besides 3d printing and metal. The city I just moved to has a pretty nice makerspace, and I was considering getting a membership to. Are there any things besides the 3d printer there that would lively give me more options for making things for cosplay?
>>10242025You'd have to look at what the makerspace offers and decide for yourself. None of us know your goals
>>10242008A coatless version is always possible if you have everything else down, especially if you can justify it with the hot weather. If you have a sewing machine and a place to buy materials, it is possible to pump out a decent enough looking coat, you would just need a pattern to style it from because I doubt you'd be able to draft one on your own.Buying a coat and modifying it is probably your best bet, but if you do go with sewing, make sure to buy a pattern and cheap fabric with a similar weight/stretch to the fabric you want the final pattern to use as a testrun. If you have any cosplay friends irl I'd definitely consult them for advice; I'd give you my discord if this wasn't an anonymous forum but alas. Regardless, good luck anon.
>>10242008Look for a blue pirate coat on Amazon?
>>10242020>>10242021Thank you, seagulls! I was shaking when I got the destroyed one back and I haven't talked to her since.
>>10242028I guess the main question is "is there anything I am missing out on cosplay wise from only using EVA foam and sewing?".
>>10242236Keep it that way.
>>10242269If the makerspace has a vinyl cutter that has some cool applications, from cutting foam to iron on vinyl to sticker vinyl for stencils. My makerspace also has a digital embroidery machine which is cool
>>10235141Can I use body paint to make myself look dirty?
>>10242314Yes. Why is this a question
Help with gluing rhinestones needed.I bought appropriate rhinestone glue as opposed to using yellow contact glue like I've used before.So I glued dozens of rhinestones with this proper glue and let it dry for 2 whole days. Then I washed the shirt and they all came loose. The glue turned back to white from being transparent.What the hell is this? 2 days should be plenty of time for a drop of glue to dry. The fabric in question is cotton which should provide a good hold too.
>>10242314Most people use theater dusts but if you need more of a muddy look, then yeah body paint would be good.I'd recommend diluting it so you get a more uneven look.
>>10242343Did you hand wash it or machine wash?
Tips for making some HUGE faux jingle bells? It's for Mad Mew Mew from Undertale
does anyone have basic male contouring tutorials?was hoping for something subtle but a lot of what I get is either 14 year old girls doing those over the top crossplay makeups or drag queen tutorials.
Are bulletproof usually an issue bringing into cons? There is newer character in a game I play that wears one, but am worried about buying one and getting turned away by con staff
I feel extremely unconfident about how my face, which having a beard helps me with. I've been getting kore into cosplay, and wanted to go with some characters from series I like, who by and large don't have beards. Would it be weird for me to just dye my beard to the same color as my wig, or should I try to be less of a whiny bitch about my physical appearance and just shave it when I am cosplaying?
>>10242822As in bulletproof vests? Why would that be a problem? They're only concerned with stuff that can hurt people.>>10242827Just shave it, it'll grow back.You might feel better about your face if you're dressed up.
>>10242557Machine wash in 30 Celsius. It should hold.
Crossboarder fag here. Is there a seagull-approved sort of sewing 101 for cosplay? I'm a retard who can't even sew a button at the moment so even with the links in the sticky I don't really know what to look for or to start with.
>>10242944Next time try washing the piece inside a lingerie bag or a pillow case, or at least flip it inside out
>>10242983I actually did both, that's why I'm posting here.
>>10243004And you used gem tac? on clean fabric? If so I don't know why it didn't hold
>>10242960No, just look up basic tutorials online. If you’re at the level where you can’t even sew a button you’re really going to have to wait until you’re skilled enough to manage a cosplay. Sewing buttons is literally the easiest thing to do.
>>10242960Learn the basics. There are no "cosplay specific" sewing skills, only the basics and advancements of those techniques.
>>10242739Try modifying those giant fillable plastic ornaments like pic related.
>>10243052>>10243065I was more wondering if there was kind of a conventional progression order of basic things to learn. I don't want to make the mistake of skipping important steps if I go by random tutorials or something.
>>10243076>buy a sewing machine>sign up for a beginner sewing class at your local community center or craft store>tackle simple projects like tote bags and pillowcases before moving onto more difficult projects>create a realistic plan of where you want to be in a year's time with your sewing and learn skills to help you move towards that goal>start working with commercial clothes patterns and learn how to alter them>learn pattern making (flat drafting and draping)Being realistic with your progression is the key here. Can't give you anything more specific without knowing your goals.
>>10243086Breddy gud, thanks
>>10243086>>10243089Forgot to add that I guess one of my main goals would be to end up making halfway decent shirts and things like haori and similar. There's a bunch of characters I want to cosplay that wear these plus I have both a long torso and stupidly broad shoulders so finding shirts that fit me well is a total nightmare, so killing two birds with one stone.
>>10243092You'll just need to learn the basics of sewing and pattern alterations then. You don't need to learn patternmaking or any advanced techniques if all you're making is normal clothes.
>>10243095Sounds good, thanks again
>>10243096quit bumping the thread if all you're doing is saying thanks, you tard.
is it possible to solidly attach rhinestones to a swimsuit? i'm not worried about them staying on forever but I'd rather they didn't fall off in a water park
>>10243191You could try studded rhinestones, the kind that pierce fabric to get a hold and then add glue on top. Anything can happen with 4 way stretch fabric though
Does anyone have a preferred tutorial for horsehair braid? I found a few, but anyone's that worked out well for other people would be appreciated.
>>10243048>And you used gem tac? on clean fabric? If so I don't know why it didn't holdYup, gem tac on clean cotton. I guess it needs more than 48 hours to settle before washing but I'm still confused.
>>10243230Mimarin don't you fuckin' graduate from CHAM. CHAM is my life.
Trying to do a cosplay of Y'shtola from ff14, but I can't find any good lenses for the eyes, anyone got any suggestion? Even just some good websties would be appreciated, thanks!
Is it OK if I hide my badge under my costume or am I going to get shit on? I've never actually been to a con in cosplay, this is my first time, so I have no idea if there are actually people checking people for badges regularly
>>10243418I don't think you'll get kicked out for having it obscured, they just prefer when people have it visible because it's less work for them
I have a big head that's 24 1/2" around and the largest size of this hat is 24". Do you think that if I tilt it or stretch it or something I could make it fit on my head with a wig on? I don't want to look silly in a hat that's too smallhttps://amazon.com/gp/product/B00FAPXMYQ/
>>10243418I usually throw it in my bag, you only need to pull it out when they ask (like when entering the dealer room or whatever)
I want to make a cat skull mask for a costume, but I am... not a good sculptor. Are there any sculpting methods that are better for the sculpting inept? Or should I just cave and buy sorta pricey mask off Etsy?
I've made some rough EVA props in the past and I was wondering if anyone had advice for making a Punpun head.I figured I'll need a tall domed structure and I'll need to cover it in fabric. My trouble is finding a good way to have that "seamless" look for the neck/collar area. My idea was to have the helmet end a little below the chin and have the long fabric "sock" covering the head to extend into my shirt and into a collar type shape to hide my skin.Does anyone have other ideas/advice on what to do? And what sorta shape should his head be? A perfect cylinder would look wrong right?
>>10243702Not an expert on this, but maybe something like this that has tabs on your shoulders? You could add straps there for overall stability and have it cover your neck.IT probably won't be super comfy and hard to take off on the floor.
>>10235144You could always seal the Eva before making the mold
>>10243702If you extend the tube below your neck and add some under arm straps perhaps? The sock idea is also good but if you want it not to wrinkle or ride up you should secure it somehow
>>10243611Buy a blank mask (like the ones you find at the halloween stores) and use hot glue and whatever material works best for you (like cardboard, eva foam, paper, etc) to build up a base shape and then cover with paper maiche. Build up your layers, sand, and repeat until you have a desired shape, thickness, and and design. Be sure to use smaller pieces of paper to get coverage in tight corners.
Ive got 4 sheets of 1 cm thick eva armour that i need to stick together sort of like this. Contact glue would make it too stiff so im not sure what to use. any ideas?
>>10244872You can do like in the picture and use rivets/chicago screws
Are laminating pouches clear/transparent if they haven't been through a laminating machine? I want to add photos to my itabag but I don't want them to fade and laminating pouches seem to be the cheapest way to give them a little bit of UV protection. I don't want to actually laminate them though.
>>10236364>>10236366Did you deliberately pick two of the only pics of the sweater without the holes visible or what?
Anyone know where I can find a fabric similar to this? Apparently, both the real thing and cosplayers use "Aluminized Nylon", but I haven't been able to find anything of the sort online, aside from ripstop
>>10244964Yaya Han has a metallic spandex that looks like that.
Does anyone know if there's a coat pattern like the one in the picture? I'm thinking of sewing it by hand since I doubt frankensteining premade clothing would be a waste of money and coats.
>>10245204I probably should have mentioned this, but yes the coat has slits on the arms. I'm planning on cutting the slits out myself.
whats the best place to buy reasonably priced yukata's my buddy wants me to go as katsura to pair with his elizabeth, but ali express cosplays dont seem like there the right size for a really tall person and custom order katsura cosplays from other sites are overpriced for something so basic
>>10245204Just looks like a basic oversized coat