old thread: >>10274886>This thread is for questions pertaining to cosplay. DO NOT make your own thread for a single question.>If you have a jfashion related question, use: >>10295927>If you have a crossplay related question, visit here first for resources: >>10239756>If you have a sewing related question, use: >>10261594 >If you want people to give you character recommendations or if you would like to give others character recs, use: >>10280993 (see template first)
unanswered questions from the last thread:>>10278926>>10280192>>10281338>>10281440>>10282336>>10282925>>10284546>>10284590>>10284593>>10285679>>10286644>>10290036>>10295685>>10295793>>10297303>>10297697
>>10297821This question: >>>10282925 was mine. I decided to go with Simplicity's pattern.
>>10297821Holy shit thats a lot of unanswered questions. More than I've ever seen in previous threads
Would this hair require a lacefront?
>>10298101Yes. A lacefront will make the hairline and center part believable.
>>10297814Retard question incoming.I'm trying to do Cathy from AoD but I have no clue what to even type in to pull up that kind of suit that she wears. Im making an Issac Foster for a friend from scratch which is what the real effort is going to be put into, so I want to go kind of cheap for her, but the shitty amazon version is like, too shitty. If that makes sense. I already have the boots thank god. >tl;drWhat do I even type in to pull up something like what she wears? "Womens suit" pulls up a bunch of expensive stuff that isnt quite right.
>>10295685jacket-simplicity 8235 or another naval style jacketpants-harem/hammer pants
>>10298107tight blazer and a miniskirt, not a real suit
>>10298113Of course!Thank you
>>10298101 A lacefront is ideal, but if that's not an option for you, you could glue a false hairline and steam the center part into place. Just make sure to get a wig with a skin cap at the crest of the head.
>>10298113This but 'fitted blazer'. One without padding would be best
>>10297821>>10278926 I haven't seen a pattern that has all of these components, so you can either draft it yourself off of simple pattern blocks (a hood, circle skirt, and bodice) or you can frankenstein some commercial patterns. Let me know if you need help identifying the pieces of the outfit.
direct me to the makeup thread if need be. What's the best waterproof foundation/concealer for covering my tattoo?Shade range isn't an issue because I'm fair-skinned but not super pale, and I don't care if it's bad for your face because it's going on my arm
>>10298139How dark are your pieces? Dermablend makes some super high coverage stuff and I think even has makeup specifically designed for extremities.
>>10298144very pale! an old stick and poke from high school. Also I'm planning to get a very small linework piece done on the inside of my elbow, no more than two inchesthanks for the rec! I'll check em out :D
>>10284590did not wait long enough for your layer to dry before putting paint down. spraypaint especially "feels" dry before it's 100% set and it's sensitive to things like temp and humidity.>>10290036 sew them to an inexpensive pair of flesh colored tights/hose.
>>10298216If it’s super light, you might even be able to get away with primer + a full coverage foundation + powder.
Need a certain graphic tee design to finish off something secret for christmas.Can anyone here vouch for the shirt quality of rebubble or teepublic or should I go elsewhere?
I'm trying to cosplay Yujiro from Baki, the problem is that I'm trying to put more effort into it than a long red wig and loose black clothes, how could I try to make the costume more like Yujiro besides the already mentioned description?
>>10298245Some face makeup to emulate that crazy style and light definition on the muscles (probs with a bronzer and highlighter) would help
>>10298237I've ordered a shirt from them before and the material was good quality but be sure to follow the washing instructions or it will crack like crazy.
>>10298252You've ordered from both sites and both are good?That's saves me some hassle then. Thanks friend.
>>10298232sick! Do you have any foundation recs?
>>10298245If you really want to go all out you could make a muscle suit
>>10298255*From Redbubble, sorry I thought I wrote that. I haven't purchased from Teefury before, but I'm sure its the same.
Other than JoAnn’s, are there any reputable fabric stores online that any of you can recommend?
So I want to cosplay Cliff from Death Stranding for an con next month and up until now I've only ever cosplayed anime or anime styled characters so I'm not really sure how to do "realistic" wigs. What kind of wig would be best for this character and very generally how would you style it? I'm so fucking used to anime bangs .
>>10298308Hobby Lobby and Michaels although the latter is more expensive.
>>10298322Definitely a lace front. In some of the more popular realistic character cosplayers like with Cliff, the trick seems to be in matching the characters' facial structure and defining features. For example, Cliff has a narrow nose, high cheek bones, and a brooding brow, so your job would be to emulate that using makeup.
>>10298366>>10298322Oh I completely forgot to talk about styling. This part is easy. All you need is some Got2b Glued gel and patience. Tape a reference photo to your wall and really get those piecey bangs in the right position - do some light curling and setting if need be (a straightener should accomplish this just fine). Spray with Got2b Freeze to set and you should be good to go. The styling is really light here, as I mentioned, focus on the face.
>>10298308Joanns is the least value of all fabric shopping options. Use fabrics.com and syfabrics. Sy fabrics has really cheap swatches but no returns. Fabrics.com has free returns but more expensive ($3.00) and larger swatches. I've used both and like them a lot. I never shop for fabric at Joanns anymore
>>10298322For a realistic character you want to go for a thinner wig since humans don't have that crazy anime volume in their hair. So brands like arda and coscraft are completely off the table. Use eyeshadow or copic markers or whichever technique is your favourite to color in some high and lowlights to make the color more natural, I always put dark eyeshadow in the roots and it gives the wig more depth and makes it look less 2d.
How do you design a suit to be made for printing? I don’t see a lot of tutorials online on this and what I mean is like drawing it on Photoshop or something. I’m specifically trying to design a Spidey costume from my own imagination/preference
>>10298277My assumption is anon’s 180-210 lbs of muscle. There are /fit//cgl/ people on here
>>10298364Micheals always has shit tons of coupons you can use to get prices down. Also, Hobby Lobby has that christfag shit going down, so I don't like supporting them anyway.
>>10298366>>10298367>>10298439Do you have any recommendations on where I can buy wigs like that? Is there any store that specializes in that and isn't too expensive? I'll see if I have any luck finding anything on Amazon.
>>10298763Michaels fabric selection is super small so I wouldn't use them for that, and yeah just don't shop at hobby lobby
I'm planning a manly Rose Quartz costume and I wanna get an Inkbox temp.tattoo for my bicep with this design. Should I go with:>Mr. Steal Yo' Pearl>Pearl Jam>Pearl Diver?
How do I do the tears on the stockings like this without having them fall apart? I've been trying to look for stockings with this design too but all the keywords I've been using have been no dice.
>>10298839the keyword is distressed. try legggings or tights instead of stockings and crop them.
>>10298483a large amount of my inspiration for getting /fit/ was a more accurate Yujiro cosplay actually, although I'm still considering getting a muscle shirt for my back and carving the demon back into it.
What is the best way to make something look "wet" for a whole day? Like fake tentacles made out of polyester
>>10298439> go for a thinner wig since humans don't have that crazy anime volume in their hair. So brands like arda and coscraft are completely off the table.I agree that a thinner style would suit the character, but I wouldn't put those sites off the table completely. It's better to thin out a thick wig with scissors than it is to see weft track lines. Aside from those options, there's also l-email wigs, epiccosplay, some sellers on Amazon, etc.
>>10298826The 1st or 2nd.
>>10298915You could drip resin on it
Best way to travel with a lightsaber? I got a 36" lightsaber right now.I checked the TSA website. It says carry on and checked bags are okay. I guess just bring your lightsaber and put it in the overhead bin?Any recommendation for good lightsaber bags?
>>10298961Is it a type where you can detach the blade from the hilt? The blade of my lightsaber fits in our checked baggage diagonally, but I’m pretty short so my lightsaber is too.
>>10298969Yeah I can remove the blade from the hilt but even then it still cannot fit into my checked bag.I might be getting a bigger bag but I see that a lot of people have take lightsabers as carry-on.
>>10298932Not on a flexible piece, maybe silicone
>>10298961Bags designed for bow transport could work
>>10299018Did it need to be flexible? The OP didn't mention that. Silicone is a good idea too though.
>>10299063They said tentacles made of polyester, I assumed they meant polyester fabric
>>10299135Yup you would be correct, yeah I was looking to mimic some flexibility with them, I will try sillicone thank you!>>10298932And thank you too anon
I'm looking to cosplay Kaneda from Akira at some point next year, I've had a look around for official releases of the jacket he wears and had no luck, all the fanmade ones look the same as well so I'm unsure of where I can get a decent one, can someone point me to a good one to get?
>>10299657This one seems pretty good, it's also heavily discounted if you get it right now: https://www.moviesjacket.com/good-for-health-bad-for-education-akira-jacket
OT, but why can't one ask about sewing here? Isn't sewing a big (and essential) part of cosplay? I bet the bunch of newbie lolitas there can't answer a cosplay specific question
>>10299740There is a general sewing thread that is separate from the handmade lolita thread newfag.
>>10299749A sewing thread that has not a useful thing for cosplay. And this thread is all about buying stuff.What has this become
>>10299708thanks a lot anon, gonna cop this while i can
>>10299756If you ask questions about cosplay maybe people will answer. Sewing is the same no matter what garment.People buying instead of making cosplays is just a combo of old fashioned laziness or lack of skill/resources.
>>10299740You can ask about sewing if its cosplay related.>>10299749I realize your intention, but the general thread is a long-term "what machine should I buy" and "check out this project im making" thread, not a help thread. Plus, a vast majority of the sewing is for casual wear
What resin brands are best for casting tons of really thin pieces? Epoxy preferred since this costume has a lot of stained glass looking pieces so I want to be able to mix large quantities of colors without worrying about them hardening before I get to them.
>>10301467Depends on what finish you want, if you want crystal clear the dicemaking group I'm in loves Liquid Diamonds and Art Resin. Those aren't available where I live so I use Resin4Decor which is also pretty good. I couldn't really tell you how sturdy they are though.
Is all the bluster some places make about not using knockoff/nonprescription contacts legit? If so, where is good for color contacts? I need a blue pair for Junko and my friend needs a red pair for Kamakura, but only she has a prescription for contacts because [spoiler]my eyes aren't broken lmao[/spoiler].
>>10301649Nonprescription contacts don't do anything bad to you, but knockoff lenses can severely damage your eyes. Any of the big name shops (uniqso, honeycolor, etc.) will sell legit lenses, just be sure to look up people's reviews of the lenses.
>>10301649you need a prescription so theyll be fitted to your eyes, poorly fitted contacts are uncomfortable
>>10301685Okay, thanks. I'll just go with uniqso or honeycolor then.>>10301693Ah, that makes sense. I looked it up and it seems like I can get a prescription for cosmetic contacts, so that's good. Hope my insurance covers it...
>>10301560>Liquid DiamondsHoly hell this is spot on for what I was looking for. Thanks so much anon!
A wig I got is a lot brighter and more orange/copper than I had hopped, would doing a couple quick synthetic dye baths help bring it more dark ash?If so what color would you recommend since I was thinking maybe teal but I'm not sure.
>>10301821Try brown? I think teal would skew the color slightly green instead of balancing it out to make it ashy.
>>10301821a lot of hair stylists use lavender to dull out yellowish colors, teal would just turn it greenish
Looking to get a coat like this. Anyone know where I can find one? Or a way to customize said coat? If there’s someone that can make it, may you please point me to the right person? Money is of no concern for this.
>>10301955>>10301827Thank you for the input! I'll try a lavender wash.
>>10301995You should post in a cosplay commission Facebook group if you aren't looking to make it yourself
>>10302408Can you point me to a really good one please?
>>10303083Different anon, but that's something you're going to have to determine for yourself. Open up the group page and take a look at the commissioners' examples. Which ever meets your budget, deadline, and expectations will be best for you.
>>10303083No. We will not spoonfeed you information. Like other anon said go through and look at peoples work and pick one yourself
So 9s' collar. I patterned it to be a shawl collar because it looks like it folds over from the top of the center front panel. But I made a mockup using a shawl collar style and it closes way too high on the neckline. Any way I can fix this and still keep it a shawl collar? I want the dip of my collarbones to be showing. I was thinking of lowering the stand of the collar and backing the shoulder seam off the neckline. I'm not opposed to making his collar separate from the neckline, but wanted to explore this option first.
Friends and I all went to go see Promare today and we're planning a cosplay group for a con next year. I know everyone and their dogs are going to be cosplaying Lio, so I'd like to hopefully stand out just a little by trying to emulate the magenta and aqua lighting he has in the film. How would I go about this? Not new to sewing but I've never really messed with changing the material itself. Also, do you think it'd look better with a soft or hard edge (like a gradient or just a solid line)?
>>10303428obvi depends on the material you use. maybe check out how borderlands cosplayers do their funky shading style
>>10303293The problem here is that you're making the collar as one piece with a fold, which means the fold will be a straight line. To create that gentle curve and show a bit of collarbone, you need to put a seam just under the edge of the fold, and make the edge of both the inner piece and the outer piece curved so once assembled and folded over, it will have that curve. Rather than a shawl collar, look at patterns for double breasted coat collars like pic related, just without the notch.
>>10303428I've seen a couple different ways people have approached this, @kitteacats on IG painted the edges of the belts and @a_smile_and_a_song used white piping painted pink and blue. You could do like the other anon suggested and do cel shading, or source a fabric with an iridescent/holographic coating to get the reflections, I know swatch-on has a bunch of those. If you do cel shading, I would do hard edges.
>>10297821>>>10285679 check on Yosuke USA, I think they have several geta designs>>>10295793 check lacemarket, usually can find someone selling RHS that you could modify
Hi! I’m planning to cosplay Burnin from BNHA next year but I’d like to have some suggestion regarding her hair. I have already found the right color but I don’t where to start or what to do to make the wig look like actual flames or something similar...
>>10303609Start with a foamcore or cardboard base and add the wefts on
>>10303609I recommend Cowbutt Crunchies' wig tutorials, they're releasing a tutorial book very soon too
>>10303609Would recommend looking up tutorials for Ragyo from Kill La Kill if you're interested in having lights in your wigs to emphasize the flame aspect, but I can't imagine it being easy for beginners. Regardless, I second using a foam base (not cardboard) and looking up CowbuttCrunchies tutorials.
Looking for good bi-colored wig sources preferably options with a white base
>>10303668Bi colored in what sense?
>>10303668Can you post a picture or draw an image of what you're looking for?
So, I've felt really insecure/ugly in cosplay these past couple years, but I feel a lot better when I cosplay girls. Most of my fav characters are males though, so I crossplay 90 percent of the time. I just feel like I look gross when doing it honestly. Does anybody have any recommendations on how to appear, like, prettier, or at least more attractive with makeup while crossplaying? I already do a full face with contouring and eyeliner , brows, etc, but I hesitate to cross over that line where it becomes too feminine? But I'm thinking maybe I should if it makes me feel better abt myself? IDK. If anybody has some recs for good ways to do male makeup that don't go TOO over the top I'd be super interested.
>>10303792The crossplay thread is sure to have plenty of resources for you for either side. I hope you feel more confident though.
Let's say I have I dark skin (probably #986F4B on a color wheel), how can I makeup myself to make the skin looks lighter (maybe to #FFDDCC)?
>>10303647Preorders for their book already closed. Anon's gonna have to wait for the general release if they want a copy.>>10303932Use a primer and then a layer of lighter brown foundation. Test out different foundations and shades because you'll look ashy if you use something too light.
>>10303646>>10303647>>10303664Thank you so much! I’m a beginner regarding wigs but I want to try and learn something new
>>10303932You can really just go with your regular foundation shade, significantly darkening or lightening your skin never looks good.
>>10303946>>10304589I see. Will try that on my next paycheck.Thanks.
It's not exactly a cosplay i think, more like an outfitI'll go to a party with a "wolf" themed outfit. I have matching tail and ears, they look cute, but i'm unsure on what to do for facial makeup. Like pic related, it's easy to make a "cat" makeup, but what can i do for a wolf/canine-looking makeup that looks as cute as possible?
>>10303946The book pdf is currently available for free to patrons pledging $5 and up on their Patreon
>>10304987Something like this?
i’ve bought a cosplay lucky pack from taobao seller (yeah that was dumb but i am gacha addict and real life gacha seemed cool) but there are two costumes i can’t recognize at alli went thorough sellers shop but it seems they don’t sell them anymorei plan to resell them but i don’t know how to sell cosplay costumes without knowing the characters if someone knows who the fuck is this supposed to be i’ll be really grateful1/2
I’m planning on making a Princess Yue cosplay of her in her coat. Now I’m wondering what fabric to pick so it won’t get too warm but will still give some volume for the coat
>>10305264The first one looks like it belongs to an idol boy character. Look into EnStars or A3! character galleries.
>>10305275Which costume of hers are you doing? Look at other cosplayers' pictures and reference photos, it looks like her outfit is meant to look like the coat is one of several outerlayers. You could make a poofy slip for underneath
What sort of wig should I look for for a Lupin cosplay?I'm having a little trouble groking what his hair would look like IRL. It's sort of a widow's peak, but more often it's drawn as rounded rather than pointed. It looks swept back, but its too short to be a pompadour (or afro, but I'm not planning on doing the Pink Jacket incarnation).
>>10305349I feel like it would be similar to John Travolta as Danny Zuko in Grease, which is slicked back but maybe not as poofy/full volume throughout as a pompadour, more of a quiff.
I'm trying to fill up a soda can so it won't be crushed during the con. I tried expanding foams, but it failed. Any other things or materials i could try? I'm thinking about put bunch a aluminum foil and press it down as mush as possible but I'm afraid the metal detectors might catch it and won't be able to bring into the convention center.
This is likely a dumb question, but how do I pick who to cosplay? I have narrowed it down to a list of half dozen options of similar difficulty but all are reasonable choices. I don't have any cosplay friends nor am I in any groups to push me toward a costume.
>>10305459Choosing a character honestly comes down to a couple of factors. Ask yourself these questions to narrow down the field.1. What's your budget? To answer this, I like to create a breakdown of the character's costume from head to toe including undergarments and make up. Then I take a look at what tools/materials I have and what I need. Estimate the cost. You really have to be honest with yourself here. Reference prices online if need be.2. What's your time frame? If the con is in 3 days, you cannot start working on Alphonse from Full Metal Alchemist tonight.3. What's the weather like at the con? Don't die from heat stroke or hypothermia. This doesn't make summer outfits a no-go for winter cons, but you need to plan accordingly. 4. Will this costume limit your mobility? Do you have access to a handler or a game plan if it does?5. Do you love this character enough to carry you through the breakdowns, burnouts, and frustrations? You are putting your time, money, and energy into this. Make sure it's a character you really care for or a convention you really care for.I hope this helps. Also, you can visit the "Suggestions" thread if you'd like some personal comments on which cosplay would suit your looks, tastes, or constraints the best.
>>10305455Airdry clay like Model Magic
>>10305349It's up to your interpretation, my friend. Take a look at what other cosplayers have done, cross reference with the source material, and go to town.
>>10305305I’m planning on doing her “outside” coat. So the one with the train. What do you mean with a poofy slip btw? From what I’ve seen other people do... it varies; some give it the volume and others don’t but that doesn’t look as good imo
Any of you guys ever see this before?? I've spent all damn morning looking with no luck, fuck me running
>>10305571There's literally a source in the original post. https://twitter.com/tsukasa_uduki
>>10305471Thanks! The costumes on my shortlist are all of similar difficulty and budget so that's partly why it's been tough to make a choice.
>>10305810It do be like that sometimes. I'd say to really think about question 6 and if that still isn't helping, maybe think of popularity. If you're looking to get a lot of interactions with other fans or pictures taken of you, consider the current popularity of the show.
Im new to cosplaying and I’m thinking of doing it for the first as cosplaying Claude from FE3H. What’s the general rule of thumb for cosplaying and where (if possible) to get the outfit?
>>10306211>What’s the general rule of thumbabout what specifically? There's tons.>where (if possible) to get the outfit?Do a quick google search and you'll find plenty of options. If you need further help, come up with your own list of choices first and we can help you narrow down from there.
>>10306216>about what specifically? There's tons.Ah sorry I’ll say the important ones such as the do’s and don’t
>>10306232This also depends. Are you looking to buy the whole thing and not make anything yourself? If so what is your budget? Are you willing to make adjustments/some parts yourself? What is your skill level/experience? What tools do you have access to? How much time/money are you looking to invest? Do you want to make the entire costume from scratch? By knowing your scope we can give you better advice
>>10306236>This also depends. Are you looking to buy the whole thing and not make anything yourself? If so what is your budget? The budget will more than likely be around 300$. I don’t have a sewing kit and I have never sewn before but I wouldn’t mind trying it out.>Are you willing to make adjustments/some parts yourself? What is your skill level/experience? What tools do you have access to? How much time/money are you looking to invest? I usually have weekends to do sewing if I have the kit if that’s what you meant. I’m very very new to this so apologies if I make you frustrated. I don’t have the tools option at the moment so I was planning on buying the costume for now.>Do you want to make the entire costume from scratch? I definitely wouldn’t mind making it from scratch in the near future though. But for now I can plan on saving up for a sewing kit.
>>10306232No, I understand that. I mean what do you want to know the do's and don'ts about? Photography? Posing? Wig Styling? etc.?
>>10306246Making an entire costume by hand would be a nightmare. I think the reason the other poster asked if you had some sewing skill is because sometimes premade costumes can come a little piecemeal. Some parts of premade costumes are great and others aren't. Being able to alter them is handy to suit your needs and budget. As I said initially though, you need to do some research to get a better picture of what you need. Use youtube and google. "Where to buy cosplay costumes". There's literally thousands of intensive and well-thought out guides that we just don't have the time or need to do when there's plenty of resources out there. We can help you pick what's best for you out of the thousands of options out there, but you need to do the legwork first.
>>10306262>by handAnd I mean that literally by handsewing, not just making it in general. Handsewing takes a lot of time. A LOT of time. Especially for a costume like FE:3H, you would want a machine. The costumes aren't beginner friendly.
>>10306246If you have $300 start by getting a sewing machine
>>10297814QuestionIs it acceptable a girl with previous partners to wear white or is this appropriation of virginity?I don't want to go out and dressed in virginface.
Hey everyone I’m looking to cosplay piers from Pokémon Sword and shield and was looking for some advice on styling the wig for him Thanks in advance gulls
>>10306261Most likely photography
>>10306262Thanks I’ll start doing that
>>10306384What culture are you from?No one gives a shit what colour you wear in most of the modern world. So unless you're from somewhere very specific where that's important, yes, it is acceptable to wear white. And if it's not on yout culture, you should know better than us.
>>10306395So, this is in no way a wig for a beginner, but if you have experience or are dead set on doing it, I'd definitely recommend using a foam core. There are a good amount of tutorials out there, but here's a set to start. https://cowbuttcrunchies.tumblr.com/post/168589010052/wig-styling-working-with-foam-part-1-of-3I would personally proceed by starting with a short white wig that you can tie back into a small ponytail and dying the fibers black with a marker (there are also a lot of tutorials like this online) to get the black and white striping. If you have an airbrush, this would also be a good time to use it. For the bangs, I would recommend either using a foam core and gluing that onto the base wig or buying a white ponytail clip and teasing it to make the shape, and then dying the fibers again to get the black onto it. ( Actually came across someone doing something similar today, here's the post: https://twitter.com/rowdybats/status/1206739337666351104?s=19 ) As for the actual ponytail, you're going to need to use a foam base and glue the wig fibers onto it to make the shape, reference the tutorials posted and honestly consider only doing one of his hair tentacle things just for convience. Hopefully this is helpful and good luck, let me know if I should clarify anything. Also look online like Twitter for people cosplaying him as more time passes, usually they'll have WIP threads that you can learn techniques from and reference.
>>10306426It’s a troll, idiot.
>>10297814On zentaizone if you go to order a suit from a print made by someone else (gunhead designs, arachnid studios, etc) there’s an option to order the digital file of the suit. Do you have to order it to be able to print the suit? Or can I just lie and get it printed for free even if I don’t have the file?
Bought this guy from Taobao and while I’m satisfied with the costume overall, I feel like I could spruce it up by redoing the jacket in a better fabric. The only issue is I don’t know what material to make it from: faux leather, pleather, or denim. I’d prefer something matte, personally, and whatever gives off the better cowboy vibe since that tends to be his theme.
>>10306530If you don't have the file what are they going to print?
>>10306554What are the pants made from?
How would I pattern her top? Specifically the red part with the buttons. For some reason I just can’t understand how it would be attached to the base top, haha.
what is uniform cloth?
>>10306633Cheap taobao cloth. I can’t identify exactly what it is. But if I remade the pants as well, I’d go with denim. Is it better to keep the two the same type of fabric?
>>10306670it's a red dress and the blue part is a jacket.
>>10306677it's probably just that shitty slightly soft polyester they always use.
>>10306246Dw we're not frustrated! This helps a ton. Since you have a decent budget I would look into buying a higher quality costume. I would either buy the metal accessories from the dangerous ladies, or you could make them from foam and clay yourself. Since you are willing to invest more time, you could hand sew-on/replace any trim that doesn't look good on a pre-bought costume. And if you want to learn how to sew I would still buy a basic sewing machine and sew his capelet for a start. >>10306262Like this anon said, now come back to us with a few pre-made costumes for him you are considering and we will help you more
>>10306722That’s not how the stage play costumes are built though, so I don’t really want to go that route.
>>10306743Thanks a bunch I’ll start looking for some costumes tonight
>>10306745This looks like a jacket, skirt, and a Capelet
>>10306554I'm assuming taobao made every last bit in cheap polyester.You have several options for remaking it. If you want a stage outfit look, you can go with a patterned jacquard or matte satin for the sparkly, over the top look. If you want to be more accurate to the flatter art, then solid twill (either polyester or poly-cotton mix) or garbadine may work. 100% cotton is easy to work with, but wrinkles too easily and also might come across as too matte/quilting grade if you get the cheaper stuff.
>>10306670>>10306722It's a blue jacket with a red front panel and a red skirt. It's in no way a dress originally. My recommendation is that you make a base blue jacket with a loose Mandarin collar (+ embellishments) and zipper in center front and envision the red panel in the front as a nonfunctional piece entirely save for the button closures. if it saves time, you can even make the panel purely sewn-on or held by snaps and the buttons decorative.I've worked on the Revue Starlight uniforms before so feel free to ask anything.
>>10297814Ran out of typical ideas for most of the characters I like and I'm looking for suggestions for a female character to tackle. Problem is I can't really put into words what I'm looking for. Anyone got someone who wears red with an outfit that's elegant but streamlined and modest? I'd prefer something with dresses.
>>10306670I'm making a similar top for Annette from FE3H, and the question is really how you want the panel to function. A common way I see people doing it is making the top all blue with the buttons going down, and then the red panel separately to be buttoned on. I don't like this personally because it can make the ends of the panel stick out from the fabric. But it does mean that you have a functional jacket that can open/close properly. Another way of doing it is literally sewing the panel onto the jacket in two parts, with an invisible zipper going down the middle. I'm just sewing my panel right onto the jacket and having it be a pull on top rather than a jacket.
>>10306670Pic attached might help>>10306852Several Game of Thrones characters wear red dressesBelles red cape and dress (Beauty and the beast)Ada WongZero Two Carmen SandiegoSailor Mars in a red dress? Really that’s all I can think of.You could also make some Christmas/winter themed costumes in red quickly before the seasons over.
>>10306743These two I found through google. The one on the left is from Ezcosplayer and it’s about 100+$ and the one on the right is by Yejue and is selling from 69-89$ on Amazon. I’ll keep looking for more, any suggestions on good sites to find pre-made outfits in general?
>>10306870Just get it on ali express for $15
>>10306852First thought was Mitsuru from Persona 3 or one of her alt outfits, but looking at her now she's not really wearing much red
I'm going as Serpico to PAX soon, and I have everything I need except the boots and the socks. I don't even know where to begin with looking for the socks, does anyone have any ideas?
What's a good cosplay for someone who hates women?
>>10306935look in da mirror
>>10306884He wants a good premade outfit though
>>10306870Personally, I like the fabric choices and fit for the Amazon one. The capelet looks a little shiny though. You should photograph it with flash to make sure it isn't too shiny. If it is, it'd be easy to fix. Same with the wrist cuffs. They're a little more yellow than gold. You'd want a matte bronzed gold or antique gold. These suggestions aren't mandatory, just if you want to go that extra mile.
>>10306907Grayish sock part:>buy wool socks in similar color and texture>put on inside out>flip over the top of the sock>sew down to create a tube, leaving a hole at the bottom>thread elastic through, sew together>close hole>attach dangly bit to the outside like a simple beadBrown pleather knee high thingy:>wrap saran wrap around your knee>add a layer of ductape>draw on your pattern, labeling each piece, then cut it out>find a pleather or whatever fabric with a lil stretch>sew simply tube, hem the top edge>(*optional) sew down with a felling stitch to the black pants to make sure that they don't move too much. Or don't. Check mobility of both options>wear inverted socks with tube already inserted>invert tube so that wrong sides are showing on the outside>slip over foot to desired position on leg>sew the pleather or whatever down as close if not on top of the tube stitch as you can>invert so that right sides are facingHopefully that works out for you.
>>10306852How modest are you thinking? Dorothea Fire Emblem has an elegant red dress but it has cleavage, same thing for Melissa Pierce from Parasite Eve. Buttercup wears a red dress in The Princess Bride, there's also the final dress in the Broadway version of Anastasia, Carmilla from Castlevania, Adora's ball outfit from the Netflix She-ra, Satine from Moulin Rouge or Melisandre from Game of Thrones.
>>10306992Thanks I was thinking about getting the amazon one too and it’s a lot more better and affordable than the one on the left.
>>10306956Oh dang i wear that every day.
>>10307002Dorothea’s timeskip dress isn’t modest. It also has a low back that’s so low that you can see where her butt crack would be if it weren’t for Nintendo’s censorship.
Is there a way for a guy to crossplay without it being super cringe :)
How would I go about styling a wig for the character above? I'm a bit of a beginner, and i'm not sure how to go about the braids.
>>10307004Best of luck!
>>10307180Check out the crossplay thread. They have some guides
>>10307217If you want to cheat you can do a headband of the braid on the top and just do the braiding at the bottom.Otherwise the braid is a fishtail that looks like turns into a normal 3 stranded braid. It would be 2 pigtails that you would just pin around her head. If you wanted to be fancy you could try to combine the 2 ends to be one as she only has one on her head somehow despite the hairstyle is symmetrical.Fish tail is actually really easy, but practice a bit if you are new to braids.
How would I make this wig without it weighing 20 lbs and sliding off my head nonstop? I've never made any wig with so much going on with the pigtails
>>10307268look up some teasing tutorials, ones with inner crimping will help a lot. the key to wigs is not to just make them look 1:1, but to make them look accurate and not look bad on your head.
>>10306870I like the one on the right better, but the cut looks a bit more feminine. If you're ok with that then I'd go with the one on the right. You'll definitely want to consider replacing some elements to make it really good. Here is a link to replacement brooches; https://dangerousladies.storenvy.com/collections/1806254-fire-emblem-three-houses/products/28005900-garreg-mach-students-accessoriesI would replace the tassel strings on the left breast, the braided trim around the cuffs & collar, and make a more yellow capelet. After the costume arrives you can go into a joanns or something to try and match the fabric to a cute braided trim
>>10307305Thank you I was thinking about what should I fix and adjust. I will admit it is a little long but they do have a good size for me. Also thank you for the link.
>>10307320Also just to be safe these areas I should replace and change fabric correct?
Where 2 cop?
>>10307875Fucking anywhere they're just striped slacks
>>10307321Honestly I think the cuffs are fine. However if you do want to learn some basic sewing, adding puffs to the sleeves and replacing the cuffs would be a good beginner project. By tassle I meant the fringe under the brooch on the left. I circled stuff in green
>>10297814 But if they're trimmed you will have a blunt / "square" cut and while it's less pointy they can still scrape against and cause runs in delicate things which some anons mentioned as their reasoning for trimming.
>>10306799Thanks for the suggestions. I’ll do some looking at fabric stores and online to see what I like. If I redid the pants as well, do you suggest the same fabric or would denim be a good choice?
>>10308025I think you replied to the wrong post
>>10308070Yeah I replied in the wrong thread too lol sorry anon
>>10308037You can do denim if you want. I would personally interpret it to match the top but it might turn out super flashy in real life (though that might be the look you're going for). If the fabric you choose is thin, you can still use it for pants as long as you line/reinforce it on the inside. The butt/thighs spread and stretch a lot more than you'd think when you sit down or run…
I'm going to be cosplaying a character that has a biker helmet as part of his main design- Is it best to purchase a proper motorcyclist helmet due to the ability to directly source parts like the visors for it? Also, in terms of spray painting helmets, what should I generally keep in mind? Cheers
What type of Foam should I use to make odst helmets and what material do people use for the visor
I have no idea how this works. The seam down the front, it's not piping because that's not how piping works, you'd stab yourself. And on my dress form, since I'm working with muslin, I end up needing to make 2 darts. Anyone know of a halter design like this I could find a pattern from? The stitching along the front seems decorative, not like strips of leather. But I really can't make sense of it on my own.
Are there any good guides for making large props that can easily be disassembledand reassembled? I want to cosplay Gordeau from UNIST, but I live in the middle of nowhere con wise so I have to fly in for most cons I go to so the big ass scythe would be a big risk for breaking when in transit
>>10308764Depending on the fabric you use, a flat felled seam could give you that look, with the edges of the garment topstitched, and I also think those other seams are decorative. Where does your other dart go?
>>10308807I was going to go with wax denim for stretch and comfort, and I ended up with an arm hole dart and waist dart. I was trying to figure out how the bottom portion of the bust would work, since there's the separate neck strap and the piece at the side. And I really wasn't sure if I should make a half and half or try to replicate the entire bust piece, and then bisect it.
>>10308827Wax denim seems like a good choice, but this is a very special shape so you'll probably need a couple mock-ups to get it down
>>10308592A real biker helmet will be heavy as fuck, but not a bad idea for what you're looking for. I'd encourage you to try and make on out of craft foam because it will be lighter, cheaper, and easier to paint than the real deal.
>>10308594EVA foam. Check out Punished Props' video on the mandalorian helmet. I can't remember the type of material he uses for the visor, but it would be a perfect guide for what you're trying to do.
>>10308971he never showed the visor either, I'll just google it
>>10309000It's right here, ya mad lad: https://youtu.be/BSuEIMpj_S4?t=3223. You have to actually watch or scrub through the video to get the answer. Not to mention his detailed guide on foam work which is the product I recommended to you. He even has a link to Amazon for the material he used. You can't get anymore spoonfed.
>>10309018I'll be honest I am retarded but I just was skipping for the visor I already watch the tutorial for the odst helmet
Does anyone have experience styling wigs with Got 2 be glued blasting spray? I'm trying to style a wig to have the bangs of the character in the picture and an wondering how much spray I should use. Also, this is my first time styling a wig with spray so tips will be appreciated!
>>10309217Be conservative with the spray and have a blow dryer handy to dry it almost as soon as you spray it. Spray in very short bursts, you need very little and can always go back and add more if you need more hold.You can use a fine toothed comb or soft brush to go through the section after spraying to make sure there's no frizzy bits or flyaways then use the blow dryer while holding or pinching the end part of the bang. You'll know you've sprayed too much if there's like little white bubbles or bits that dry on it; smoothing it over with a little bit of water on your finger can help get rid of that if that happens.
Bought a gorgeous Kirishima cosplay from somebody on a sales group and the mask seems to attach via magnets... only I have absolutely no idea HOW? I don't know what the magnets in the mask are supposed to attach to (there's nothing in the wig or anything), though the seller was kind enough to give me a whole pack of spares... How can I attach the mask without constructing a whole new... mechanism?
>>10309455Maybe ask the seller about it? If they don't respond, it would help to see where on the mask the magnets are. The simplest way would probably be one of those stretch fabric headbands, you can wear it under the wig if the magnets are strong enough
>>10309217I've done bags with got2b a lot. First brush out the bangs evenly and do a light layer of got2b over all of it. The spray is quite strong so a little goes a long way. It should dry pretty quickly, brush with a fine tooth comb again to get the fibers straightened out and also they will bunch up a little, which will look more natural. Now using your fingers, pull/twist together the pieces of the bangs to what you want them to look like. Snip/trim off any bits that are too long. Spray over the bangs again now to set them. Since it's a very simple hairstyle, you can just leave the wig and wait like 10 minutes for the spray to dry and you're done.
>>10309217Always better to do light layers and build because you'll have to wash it to get it off and that's a bitch and a half to do
>>10308827I would pattern this like a long-line strapless bra initially and then add the straps in, especially since the halter part looks like it's attached under the 'bra' part. You might find this easier than drafting from a bodice block. The bust part looks like a two-piece cup; I would probably just draft the whole thing as a front-closing strapless bra with a two-piece, foam lined cup and underwire as I have a lot of push-up bras that are a similar shape. The band should have vertical plastic boning along the sides where those grey chevron areas are to keep it smooth. Then I would look at putting the denim over the top and possibly manipulating pattern pieces to hide some of the seams you would need on a bra - e.g. extending the seam from the two-part cup down to the band, and hand-tacking the denim down to where the underwire channel will be. Hope this helps!
>>10309943That helps a lot actually, thank you. Though I feel like I'm going to have to find someone who's made a front closing bra to help me out, since the only boning I've worked with has been on a corset ;_:
So...somewhat cosplay related I guess? But how do I make this tiny santa hat stay on my cat long enough to get a photo?
>>10310361sew or hotglue the hat onto a thin, short circle of of elastic so you can stretch it under your cats chin. And then wait until he/she is sleeping and gently place it on him and take the photo quick before he/she wakes up cause they do not usually like to have things on for long. You can get elastic at any sewing or crafting store, and sometimes at larger department stores if they have a little sewing section (but you won't have as many options for thickness).
>>10310361>>10310376 If your cat has long fur you can also try gluing it to a snap clip or two like this (open the clip first to make sure you only glue it to the top).
Does anybody have an idea what Material i should use for the hip-skirt thing? I dont want it looking thin , but i also dont want to die of a heatstroke inside
>>10310478It's some kind of canvas, cotton or linen will be more breathable and thus not as warm
Cosplaying a character who has a shiny pattern on their suit, like Miraculous ladybug. I can’t sew zentai suits so I’m planning on buying a presewn suit, getting a stencil and painting on the pattern. Would this plan work well? Any tips?
>>10310526There's plenty of in-depth tutorials for this, just make sure to look at tutorials for painting on stretch-fabric
>>10310538I can’t find any for stenciling a pattern all over a suit. I plan on painting it while it’s on a mannequin so it’s stretched out, but I have no idea how to do the stencils on a 3D form
>>10310488>>10310478That seems in character too. Maybe muslin
>>10310613DA, but I know for a fact that there are plenty of Miraculous Ladybug specific tutorials on youtube. Search again and come back.
>>10310617Muslin is way too thin/light, it will look really cheap for this particular use. It's made to be a practical and protective garment. You need something heavier and stiffer.
>>10308784I think pepakura would be your best bet. The pieces could be pre-painted and folded for travelling then assembled together at the hotel. You'd have to arrive a day early for the adhesive to cure or plan on wearing this cosplay on the last day.
>>10310789Thanks for the input senpai
>>10310789There is thicker muslin out there. To me, it looks like some sort of hempen cloth.
>>10310007Start with the Foundations Revealed bra drafting/construction tutorials (which are free). I assume your actual sewing experience isn't particularly broad since you're looking for someone who's constructed the exact same type of garment to help you when the principles are the same as for other types of garment sewing.
I feel like there should be a thread just for cosplay hair but I was wondering if anyone knows any hair that looks like this.
>>10311387You mean wigs? I'd go with an Arda Caine or Lulu in Deep Brown
>>10310867>>10310789>>10310488>>10310617thanks, I´ll start looking for this fabric tomorow. i may post progress pics
https://treebabby.tumblr.com/post/179586418509/fucking-superb-you-funky-little-cryptidAny ideas on how to make a mask like in the link?
I've seen a picture floating around saying to soak synthetic wigs in fabric softener to make them look less shitty, is that right? Does that work for all synthetic wigs? I have a wig that I picked up for cheap that has the style I want, I just wish it looked a little less like plastic streamers.
>>10311641It doesn't work that amazingly. It was just a ghetto hack discovered like over 10 years ago now. It does coat your wig in chemicals that may give you a desired result but wigs have improved and gotten a lot cheaper since those days. You're usually better off investing in a good non-shiny wig to start or just rebuying them when they get trashed.
>>10311597Try and ask the OP of that if you can. Make a foam base that’s shaped like your head or a “bucket”. This is what fursuiters do. Add extra shaped chunks of foam for your desired shape then add on fur. Not too sure about what they used for the glowing eyes, maybe try finding some of those cheap round shaped lights that turn on when you press them? >>10311641I’ve tried it once to help detangle a wig and it didn’t do shit. I don’t know if it was because the fabric softener was cheap or if it was my wigs fibers. I’ve found that a little bit of baby powder helps get rid of shininess in wigs and dulls vibrant colors.
>>10309468Oh, that's a great idea! I'd have to check but I think they're over/around the ear. Thanks!!
Is there any good resellers sites which sells loafers using EURO?
I’m going to an adult anime (18+) convention in mid January. I want to cosplay as the ugly bastard from NTR tag. I have no problem shaving hair from the top but not sure how to complete the look to make it identifiable as the character does not have a defined image. Any suggestions?
How do I attach these arms to my back? I have them on wire, but have no idea how attach them.
>>10312682Normie shoe stores will have them
>>10312698Make a harness like the ones people use for wings or Ahri’s tails and cut a slit in the back of your costume so that the wires can connect to the harness.
tl;dr I'm fat and I need a sailor uniform, where do I go? The one I have now is alright but it fits awfully, like it giving me super broad shoulders. I just a regular ass navy blue one
>>10313272If you want it to fit you right just sew one, they're pretty simple to make
i live in the UK. i have an arda wig and the shipping and custom charges weren't the greatest (i thankfully had a gift card to use on the wig itself so i didn't spend as much as i could have.)i found a wig style i need on both arda and epiccosplay, but i'm leaning more towards EC because of the price (it's cheaper in both wig and shipping.) just wanted to ask for any UK gulls who have bought from EC (or both) what the custom charges are like for epiccosplay?
>>10313297Not from UK, but shipping to Spain was around 15-20€. I remember UK being cheaper than that.
>>10312687Try getting a Halloween ugly fat man mask
want to make a sword from eva foam and i see foam cutters advertised on amazon. i check reviews and they're mostly positive but none of them talk about using eva foam or using it for cosplay. does anyone have experience with an electric foam cutter?
>>10312861Do you have any pictures or tutorials?
>>10313593Eh, a box cutter and a sharpener work great. Ikea has a great sharpener, if you sharpen your blade every few strokes it cuts like butter.>>10313644https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ienLqXyPmYshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z3svneGw6c
What materials should I use to make a gizmoduck cosplay? (Hes on the left) [spoiler] also this is my first time creating a mech suit, any other advice is appreciated [/spoiler]
>>10313845Look for the following tutorials on youtube:>mascot suits (ie. very large suits)>EVA foam>how to start a cosplayThe wheel bit is going to be tricky. Once you've taken a look at the methods you can use, make a costume breakdown for materials and pieces, and then come back to us with any questions.
>>10313935Thanks anon, I'm probably going to get some white vinyl and eva foam later this week and start on the shoulders. I think for the wheel bit I'm going to split it into two pieces like pic related.
>>10309163You can use the same method used in the video for an ODST visor, but if you want to get the specific shaping you’re gonna have to either buy a visor already made or go the vacuuform route.
>>10313992That's a great idea. Sounds like you're in the right direction. Best of luck, anon
Would this be a good nerf gun to start this prop?
Anyone know a way I could be able to attach a sheathe to the back of a jacket, and be able to take the sheathe off fairly easily? I'm not exactly sure how I could get it to attach and be removable without untying or whatnot. This is the cosplay for reference
>>10314694What do you mean? Its clearly using a belt
>>10314697That's how it's drawn, but in the show she's able to remove it from her back by just grabbing it, so not like, unstrapping the belt. I wish I could just attach it to a belt, but then I'd have to undo it.I'm thinking either using velcro or magnetic strips in the sheathe/inside of the coat. But any other way to do that?
>>10314704Magnets would have to be those really strong ones, both in sheath and inside clothes, velcro is an easyer solution but when its removed would be glaring obvious.What are you making the sheath of?
>>10314705The whole weapon is about 99% foam board. Not too heavy, but I'm skeptical if normal black magnets would be able to hold it up even if I used every bit of surface area. The strong neodymium ones would be fine, but expensive probably. And velcro seems like easy solution, I could get white and black pieces, but it would stand out on the coat either way.
>>10314707Nah, best bet is a metal plaque on your back and neodymium magnets or just magnets on both, the magnets are like 10$ a set of like 6-8 big ones, i've used them for school projects before, i would strongly recommend them
Need help with finding a good base wig. This looks like a big block of hair and it's low so I have no idea where to start
>>10313845Here.Is it a stupid idea to wrap foam in duct tape (after gluing it together) and then gluing vinyl ontop of the tape? I want to hold the foam together a bit better.
How would I make fake thong straps for a shimakaze cosplay?
>>10315239Why not just wear a real thong? It's like $1 or $2 to buy it from a Chinese seller on eBay, and no one said you can't wear actual underwear or coverups under the thong so that it doesn't ride up your butt.
>>10315227I don't really see the point, contact cement will hold much better than duct tape.
I want to had slight root shading on a wig but not make it permanent ( to make it look like real bleached/dyed hair ) the problem is that the wig is light grey, almost white and I'm scared of staining it with alcool paint or chalk. I anybody have an idea it would be appreciated.
>>10315227A decent foam put together with contact cement will NEVER break. Do not worry about that. There's a lot of parts in a cosplay that can break. The foam structure is not one of them.
I feel so stupid for not knowing but what is this type of jacket called? I know it's asymmetrical but does it have a name? I'm trying to find a pattern
>>10315339It's kind of a perfecto? Or just use "double breasted" as a search term
Any advice on what I should do for MGS3 young Ocelot badges and the colored strip? As far as I can see the badges are not real badges, but if in fact they are I'd love to know.I was thinking I could probably make them but I wasn't sure what the best method to do so would be.Pic of some of badges.
Whats the general opinion of people cosplaying characters with vastly different body types? How about characters that are unreasonably muscular? I come from /fit/ and will never achieve this size and dont want to look like a dweeb dressed up like this.
>>10315239just buy some black elastic strips and sew them to the skirt
>>10297814Bought my first clip on ponytail wig from amazon and I’m running into multiple problems with it. I can’t figure out how the ponytail part clips on, or how I clip it on to actually look good? It looks awkward when I clip it on, I can provide a picture if needed. And then the back where it was pulled into the ponytail stub is messy. Should I just take it out of that and restyle it? pic related. And lastly, it tangles badly. Especially the long ponytail clip. I just tried the silicone spray method but it didn’t work well, it mostly just made it stringy and greasy, and I tried to spray it from far away and up close. Spray I used was Blaster industrial strength, if that matters.>>10315551Wear a muscle suit
lads im having difficulty with the shoes for a yomu cosplay, where does one get girl shoes for male feet? (10.5us mens)? pic related, the shoe style im after
>>10315609Search platforms of ends and odds like eBay or major shoe sellers or get a pair custom made in from China
>>10315577What does the clip part look like? Usually it clips directly into the wig netting or into the ponytail stab.
>>10315609Check out the crossplay thread on the catalogue, they answer those type of questions quite regularly.
>>10315626Here it is, apologies for bad picture. When I clip it onto either the netting or ponytail it shows the clip. Am I supposed to use the tan elastic thing?
>>10315655The elastic tightens the wig clip. The netting part is separate from the clip actually. You can tuck the elastic inside and clip onto the ponytail stab if that's the look you're going for. Works best for ponytails that start at the side of a head, may become awkward if you want to clip near the top of the head because of the length of the clip.
>>10315551Imo, things you can change like fitness level are a part of the cosplay you wear, but of course having lacking elements is normal. It's fine to cosplay outside of body type but like using the wrong style of wig, it won't look as good.
I'm surprised I haven't seen a thread on Hazbin.
>>10315307I would double check, but if you use 70% alcohol and ink, I believe you can strip the color with 90% rubbing alcohol. Another idea is to use a tonne of eyeshadow which should come off after washing the wig with shampoo & makeup remover if necessary>>10315551How fit are you? Honestly this won't look too great if you're super skinny or overweight, but if you're at least 5'9" and somewhat athletic you should be able to pull it off
>>10315480By "colored strip" do you mean the epaulettes or the bit on the collar? Both seem to be the same type of fabric as the jacket but in red
>>10297814I want to buy my wife sexy stuff to wear in bedWhere should I get it Also I'm open to recommendations as to what to buy
>>10311578I finished it yesterday, cc please
>>10315808This bit right here. I'm not too familiar with military cosplay unfortunately
>>10316368Yikes I forgot to crop
>>10316368The military refers to those as ribbons or ribbon bars. You could possibly find some real ones with matching colors for cheap.
Newbie cosplay here, how would I go about attaching bells onto a wig/hat like this? Would it be easier to attach them to a headband, and if so how would that be done? Thank you!
>>10316440You can just sew them to the hat or the wig
>>10316364I think it looks pretty good, your lines are clean. The bottom needs hemming, however, and please give it a good iron before you do anything else, that'll make the world of difference.
I finally got off my ass and bought the EVA foam for the arm of a cosplay I have wanted to do. I haven't done anything armor wise before so it's my first time working with EVA foam. Since I'm going to be travelling by plane for a lot of cons, should I build it in a special way (like make it multiple different parts) or will I be fine just building it in one piece? Also, should I plan on needing to make a 2nd since I haven't worked with the material before and might fuck it up?
Tried to go back to find who asked/replied, but what would you use for the brush fiber portion of this prop? I'd like to have the ink effect too
>>10316547A wig, really and for the ink, do you neednit wet or just painted?
>>10316554Just painted, can I dye with sharpie or should I get black synthetic rit
>>10316547I'd use yarn and brush it out. Sharpie should work fine for the color but it may take a lot of work, especially to get really dense coverage so dye would be more efficient.
>>10316440Make them out of plastic or foam, do not use metal. I would recommend sewing to the hat with a headband underneath and bolting to that as well so the weight is distributed across your head instead of just on the sides of the hat or the wig.
Mostly just a note but I got a Five Wits wig (the Pearl one) a while back for a con and the material and wig itself is great but it was a bit small for my big head. Do they normally run small like that?
I posted this in the crafting thread but I'll post it here as well. If I have some peices of foramen that are rubber cemented together, would the heat from sanding be enough to effect the hold?
>>10316750*foamWhat the hell, I'm too tired
>>10297814I'm painting a mando helmet, which design looks best /cgl/?
Posted in crossplay board, didn't get any real answers.Crossplaying as akame. I have wide shoulders and my muscles are quite defined despite not lifting. How do I not look like a freak? (By otaku standards)Wearing the jacket isn't an option. A white man with a black trench coat is too red flagish. Also the con is in the hot summer.
>>10297814I'm looking to do a Joe cosplay. How should I go about styling the wig? This will be my first time working with a wig and I don't have any experience.Since it's winter, I'll also be wearing a black compression-(muscle?) shirt and black compression-leggings to stay warm while showing off muscles. I'm a boxer irl and we do this all the time so it's realistic, but will it look stupid? I'm going to be going for him in a training sort of a setting like pic related.
>>10316791I would suggest you go for a more reasonable bang length and not so exaggerated. Tease the bangs and hit it with tons of hairspray. Try looking upHow people do joseph joestar wigs. A compression shirt and leggings are a good idea, but overall don’t expect anyone to recognize your cosplay. His design is super generic.
>>10316792I'll look into that, thanks.I'll be wearing handwraps and his signature hat as well as blue boxing shorts with a 'J' sewn in, so if people know him they should recognize me. If not that's fine.
>>10316791Should I go for a no-sleeve or short-sleeve for the compression shirt? After looking at pictures I'm feeling modest is hottest.
>>103167651 or 3. I think the split design on 2 would wind up looking like weird eyebrows from a distance.
>>10316750Nope, you're good. That's a popular connection method.
I'm trying to create a whip sword but have just decided to make a sword which is always in the extended form like pic related. However, I need a strong thin wire to attach the blade bits to. Even reccomending wire types which may work would help!
>>10316829Maybe a braided metal wire, I think that would look good and it will be very strong
>>10316776There's not really any way to make your bare shoulders look smaller, but the wig might cover them a bit
>>10316829Maybe a small chain?
Does anyone know where I can get some cheap materials for my first post apo larp costume?
>>10316827Fantastic, thank you.I know barge is like, the end all be all, but it's too cold to work outdoors and I didnt want to make my house a biohazard
>>10316869Thrift stores! For post apo you can easily modify and distress regular clothes, and they may also have curtains or bedsheets you can use for fabric. I recommend looking up Nuclear Snail Studios on youtube, they have a lot of videos on creating post apocalyptic larp outfits.
>>10316776You didn't get any "real" answer because there's no real answer. If your shoulders are broad you either cover them up or look like man.
Does anybody know a good reseller site which uses EURO money?I want to find women school loafers with the size of 27.5cm. Please?
Noob cosplayer here,i was thinking of making obito's mask,and most tutorials i've found online use paper mache,and i've heard that it's not a very good crafting material because due to the sweat and moisture from breathing mold will grow very easily on,is this true?and if so what's the best way to deal with it?
>>10317272I mean, mache is good but there are tonsnof options, the problem is the inexperience, so mache will be a good place to start, if will get moldy if you dont barnish it properly and you over use it, but dont think it will grow in a day from just one use
>>10317281what should i use to varnish the mash?i saw one tutorial were they used clear spray paint,would that be good enough?
>>10317289*varnish the mask,sorry for my grammar.
Thoughts on cosplaying without a wig if your natural hair is close to the character’s? Can it be done well or will it always look like the cosplayer has cheaped out?
>>10317327If your hair is similar and you style it like the character, it looks good, probably better than a wig.I've seen a couple of cosplayers do it, especially with short hair and the results are great. But if you don't style it then yeah it will look cheap.
>>10317289>>10317292yeah, that should work, just let it sit for a while after or you will get high
>>10317557ok,thanks for your help anon.
That akame guy from earlierWhat can I improve to make me look like one of those 10/10 Asian cosplayers. Please be specific
>>10317659I'm not entirely knowledgeable on makeup and don't know if your wearing makeup but I will just assume your a complete newby to makeup from here on out.If you wan't to look more feminine then the eyebrows definitely need to be plucked or covered. As a side note females tend to have more curved eyebrows so you may wan't to aim for that when redrawing them or shaping them. False eyelashes and/or mascara will help you ALOT, do not underestimate eyelashes and their feminizing power. If you go for mascara and false eyelashes then get one which won't deteriorate the glue holding the false eyelashes in place. Finally, its best to buy a multi pack of cheaper false eyelashes then a pair of very nice ones. There will be many trials and errors with false eyelashes and cleansing eyelashes to reuse is not beginner friendly, especially if your traveling. Face wise, research a skin routine for your skin type as a starter. Without a nice base your makeup will look trash or not reach its full potential. Then find a primer for your skin type, it might sound like a extra cost but you wan't to have a good base so everything which comes afterwards will stay there and doesn't reveal your pores to the world. Foundation will be a pain because it involves knowledge of skin type, skin tone, and the undertones but don't overlook these or else your going to be cakey/greasy/look off. I hear from everybody that concealer should be one or two shades lighter then your skin tone and don't pile on layers of it to fix redness in the skin or beard discoloration, color correcting will should handle that. To be clear, color correcting is when a product of a opposite color is used to counteract another color. EX: Green counteracts redness. These should all be applied with moderation so they aren't apparent when blended out.
>>10317680These are some basic things you might wan't to know:-Buy some cheap well reviewed makeup brushes off amazon. They will give you better results then finger painted makeup.-Buy a beauty blender. It will help you apply creams and other products better then a brush can.You don't need a actual authentic $20 one but don't buy a ten plus bag of small sponges, they are likely for REMOVING makeup or they are just a terrible product.-Clean your makeup appliers. Those things will become germ havens if you don't clean them ounce in a while.-Don't skip over the expensive makeup. Some makeup is actually expensive for a reason, its not all about the logos. Some expensive makeup can contain ingredients drugstore makeup can't use because of the cost. Splurge where it is needed.-Minis are a steal. This is more for expensive makeup, but travel size makeup exists so if the con is only 3 days then these can be much more affordable then the regular size for everything.
I have a stupid but urgent question: what do you guys carry with you while you're cosplaying and how do you do it? Is it normal to carry a purse if my character doesn't have one? How do you guys bring around all your stuff if you don't have pockets?
>>10317859Just take your bag. Put it in the ground if someone asks for a pic. If you dont own a bag, buy one
Would adding heavier interfacing to a vest made from satin make it more "sturdy" so to speak?
I'm going to try my hand at making an actual armour cosplay this year. How viable is just "eyeballing it" when making foam pieces and using a mannequin, as opposed to using a 3d program?
>>10297814So, I think you guys can help me out. What type of leather or other material could I use to do these parts here? It's the same on the back, shoulders, forearms and the knees.
Would wearing shaping tights underneath a patterned pair of tights look good?
>>10317327Personally, I'd advise against it. Can it be done well? Sure, but natural hair will be subject to oil and sweat in ways that a wig won't. Wigs have the staying power to last through the whole day for picture after picture and beyond. Especially if you need an extreme anime style, then go for a wig. I agree and disagree with >>10317376. Good hair is better than a bad wig, but with the exception of short hair styles or afros, more times than not, a decent wig is always better than natural hair for the reasons I appointed above. The most important part is making sure your hair is clean and styled to last - maybe add some dry shampoo for good measure.
>>10317659Here's the short and skinny:>iron your costume>brush your wig with a wide toothed comb>(*optional) use a silicone spray in an outdoor area to keep long synthetic wigs from tangling from every light breeze>A little makeup goes a long way. Regardless of character, you should always have a basic "no makeup" makeup look involving: foundation (BB cream or a concealer + pressed powder combo are also options), concealer (if not used above), eyebrow product (pencil, powder, gel, etc.), natural colored lip stick or chapstick, and a setting spray. In your case, I would recommend shaping your brows a bit. Either get them done professionally for like $11-20 or simply watch a youtube tutorial about how to comb them out and trim with scissors. Additionally, practice with your eyeliner. Use the tape method if you have to and be sure to straighten out wavy lines with makeup remover.You got this, my dude.
>>10317859This in short: >>10317869, but I have seen some people make or buy bags that would fit in character. For example, in pic related, the outfit does not have a bag, but this costumer decided to take the mascot character of the show and turn it into a fashionable little crossbody which I for one wouldn't feel the need to take off. Like the other anon said though, don't feel pressured to do so. Don't bring your normal sized shit to the con in your bag though. Downsize and carry only the essentials in travel size if possible.
>>10317967Well yes. You could do it like: fashion fabric -> duck canvas or thick material -> lining fabric (or) fashion fabric -> lining fabric with interfacing applied to it. If you need more structure than applied interface can provide, go with the first method.
>>10317984You don't need to use a 3D program at all if you measure yourself correctly and feel confident drafting the pattern. Turn to the sewing community for help when you need it. Can't go wrong with making mockups though.
>>10318145If you can't see the shaping tights, I don't see why not. It might add a layer of bulk though.
>>10317859I usually just try and pick a hand bag that matches somewhat to the costume. If nothing matches I take a bag easy to take off for photos
>>10317659Look up tutorials for hiding eyebrows. Look up YouTube makeup tutorials for that character. Use less black bottom eyeliner (it makes your eyes look smaller). Buy some lashes. If you're looking for cheap ones I recommend ardell studio effects 232
>>10317680>>10317686>>10318197Why are we getting better crossplay tips on the general thread than on the dedicated one?
>>10317984Eyeballing is fine but, as >>10318202 said, you need to prototype first. For foam armors, I usually make all the pieces with paper and tape them together. Try the armor on and if the result doesn't convince you, make new patterns. Rinse and repeat. Once the desired result is achieved, you carefully remove/cut the tape and trace the pieces on your foam.Or if money is not a problem you can prototype with foam directly, but good quality foam is expensive and I cannot afford that,
where can i get a face mask with an big X on it?
trying to make sure i've got my 3d printed replica assembly/painting process right hereok, so the shaft is printed in segments and has a slot down the middle for a pex pipe to work as a spine. i'm gonna fasten the segments to the pipe with expanding white gorilla glue, and to each other with plain old super glue. then i'm gonna prime the shaft and spraypaint it glossy red https://i.imgur.com/0dt3NI2.pngthe fittings of the cane (orb, collar, and tip) are all printed separately, and i'm gonna prime them all and spraypaint the orb dark gold and the collar and tip light gold https://i.imgur.com/W9Ne9mt.jpgthen i take delicate frogtape and mask the filigree on the shaft, and take a craft knife with a fresh blade to carefully clean it up, then some flexible tamiya vinyl masking tape to fix any fuckups, then re-prime(?) and spraypaint the filigree light gold, then carefully remove it all and pray it worked without fucking up the red paintam i forgetting anything? am i retarded? i know not to topcoat b/c i'm using metallic paints
>>10297814hey i was wondering what kind of stuff to look for in patterns for thisi'm not really sure where to start to be honest
>>10317859Haven't yet, but what I'm planning to do is have hidden pockets inside of a skirt for maybe my phone and wallet. Depending on your character, you can hide pockets under folds or articles of clothing, tucked into boots or shoes, socks, sleeves. You can also have pockets inside of a shirt or pants. This is of course if you're not into carrying any bags or anything like that at all and if your costume allows it.
>>10318589Google it, commission it, or make it.
>>10318837Start by identifying the pieces of the costume. Fantasy patterns exist, so you might get lucky, or look for the closest possible match and alter it.
Does anyone have experience with making hoopskirts? I was wondering if I could avoid spending $80 on metal hoop boning, but I have no clue if polyester or plastic boning will keep shape. Buying the hoopskirt isn't an option either.Desperately need advice on this, thank you!
Can you use polyester thread intended for sewing machines in an embroidery machine without issue?
Does anyone know how and where I'd go about commissioning someone for a pair of shoes? Pic related is what I'm after, so it's by no means that complicated, to the point where I've been trying to find if there was just like a legit cobbler or somehit I could commission to do it. Does anyone have any ideas?
>>10319762Shoe covers could work for these. Here's a tutorial for a style close to your shoes; https://jindjinnsstudio.wordpress.com/2018/03/21/pidge-shoe-cover-write-up/ . Cosplay sites also sell premade shoes for characters, check ebay too
>>10319988Thanks anon, I'll look into making covers. Sadly, since it's a semi-obscure character, I've looked everywhere and I can't seem to find anyone selling any part of the costume, much less the shoes...For you or any other anon, how realistic is the hope that I could find someone to make like an actual pair of shoes?
>>10319429I've seen people use thin curved pvc, hula hoops, and other connective tubing. Really you can use anything lightweight and round so long as you can connect it. I can find the pinterest tutorial if you need it.
Can any gulls attest to the fake boobs on Taobao for big tiddy character cosplay? I'm browsing Aliexpress first to see possible listings, and there's such a wide variety of prices and types, I'm not sure where to start. Also, do they come in multiple shades or do you have to paint it your skin tone? Since I'm already Asian pale, I'm hoping it would be close enough, but what sort of paint would you use to cover it?
>>10319429Plastic boning will always warp over time. It's better to invest in steel hoop boning if you plan to keep your hoop skirt.>>10321545You can put foundations on top of silicone breastplates to further color match it, but desu I've never seen fake boobs actually look good on anyone. If you're a woman, they sit weirdly on top of your already existing boobs and are always out of proportion with real human torsos. Also read the reviews on Taobao before you buy them because cheap ones tend to have really thick, visible seams.
how in the fuck does one make arm socks that dont look like shit? im dying send help
What are some good cosplay sites with an integrated wallet?
>>10322986It'd be pointless to link to existing tutorials, so what are you struggling with specifically?
How would i make some shoes like this? i was planning on ordering some online but my friend has a pair and the quality of them is complete dogshit so i figured i should try and make them, any ideas?
>>10323213sewing the fingers, they come out with very prominent seams
>>10323726trim your seam allowance within a very thin margin of the stitching line (always making sure never to clip into it) and then clip vertically into the curves so that it gives the fabric a chance to flex. You can either use an inverted V-shape cut that removes fabric (if you have enough left behind to do so) or simple slits will do. If you need a visual guide, just let me know.
>>10322986>>10323726>sewing armsocks>fingers?maybe if you looked up glove making tutorials instead of searching for 'armsocks'?
How difficult will it be to bring in a costume that's 10 inches too big in the bust and waist? It's a kimono-esque top with an obi, so I'd probably only need to take in the side and back seams a few inches, right?
Does anyone know the color of these tights? Or where I can buy them?
>>10298839Use opaque, knit thigh highs. Not nylons. They'll hold together better. Cut with the knit. if a section between cuts breaks you can sew it back together with black string using some skill.
Might not be strictly related. But does anyone know how to flatten a cutting mat? I have a pretty thick one, and over time it got a couple of warps in it.Is it salvagable?
>>10323908da, but the anon doesn't need gloves, they need armsocks. Two different things. They're using stretchy netting like nylon, not cotton or pleather like the usual glove tutorials.
>>10323931Difficult? Not at all. Kimonos have a really simple shape and so it'll be easier than 95% of garments. The difficulty is retaining the pattern on the kimono. it'll shift considerably with that many inches off.
>>10323948medium nude or dark tan. The color looks almost brown-reddish. They're specialty tights so unless you find something very similar, you'll have to get some screenprinted, commissioned, or buy from a premade cosplay site. With the last option, you'll have to buy the whole costume though.
>>10324067I'd suggest putting outside on a hot afternoon to sit in the sun....but it's the wrong time of year unless you're an aussie
>>10324253Maybe a heat gun?